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Building a Library: Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice; Recent releases with a link to World War I; Disc of the Week: Bernstein: West Side Story.

3 hours, 12 minutes

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  • Leonard Bernstein

    West Side story - musical in 2 acts

    Singer: Alexander Silber. Singer: Jessica Vosk. Singer: Juliana Hansen. Singer: Louise Marie Cornillez. Singer: Zachary Ford. Singer: David Michael Laffrey. Singer: Kelly Markgraf. Singer: Cheyenne Jackson. Singer: Kevin Vortmann. Singer: Cassie Simone. Singer: Justin Keyes. Singer: Chris Meissner. Singer: Louis Pardo. Singer: Michael Taylor. Singer: Julia Bullock. Choir: San Francisco Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • San Francisco Symphony: SFS 0059.
    • San Francisco Symphony.
    • 13.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Studiensinfonie

    Orchestra: Philharmoniker Hamburg. Conductor: Simone Young.
    • Oehms Classics: OC 686.
    • Oehms Classics.
    • 3.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony no. 2 in C minor [all versions]

    Performer: Wiener Symphoniker. Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini.
    • Wiener Symphoniker: WS 004.
    • Wiener Symphoniker.
    • 1.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony no. 7 in E major (Adagio)

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Channel Classics: CCS SA 33714.
    • Channel Classics.
    • 2.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony no. 9 in D minor

    Orchestra: Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG: 479 3441.
    • DG.
    • 1.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony no. 7 in E major (Scherzo)

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Channel Classics: CCS SA 33714.
    • Channel Classics.
    • 3.
  • Franz Schubert

    Abschied [nach einer Wallfahrtsarie] D.475

    Singer: Christian Gerhaher. Performer: Gerold Huber.
    • Sony Classical: 88883712172.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 4.
  • Bohuslav Martinu

    Sonata no.1 for cello and piano H277

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Olli Mustonen.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Giovanna d'Arco - opera in 4 acts (Prologue Finale)

    Singer: Anna Netrebko. Singer: Francesco Meli. Conductor: Plácido Domingo. Choir: Philharmonia Chorus Vienna. Orchestra: Munich Radio Orchestra. Conductor: Paolo Carignani.
    • DG: 479 2712.
    • DG.
    • 11.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    6 Morceaux Op.19 for piano

    Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov.
    • Hyperion: CDA68028.
    • Hyperion.
    • 13.

9.00am

 

6 Morceaux Op.19 for piano

Performers:     Pavel Kolesnikov       

Composers:    Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)        

Album Title:     Hyperion: CDA68028

 

 

Abschied [nach einer Wallfahrtsarie] D.475  

Performers:     Christian Gerhaher (baritone), Gerold Huber (piano)

Composers:    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)           

Album Title:     Sony Classical: 88883712172           

 

 

Sonata no. 1 for cello and piano

Performers:     Steven Isserlis, Olli Mustonen

Composers:    Bohuslav Martinu (1890 - 1959)

Album Title:     BIS: 2042

 

 

Giovanna d'Arco - opera in 4 acts (Prologue Finale)            

Performers:     Anna Netrebko (Giovanna), Francesco Meli (Carlo), Placido Domingo (Giacomo), Philharmonia Chorus Vienna, Munich Radio Orchestra, Paolo Carignani (conductor)      

Composers:    Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)           

Album Title:     DG: 479 2712            

9.30am Building a Library

Simon Heighes compares recordings of Orfeo ed Eurydice by Gluck and makes a recommendation: 

 

Overall recommendation on DVD and Blu-Ray:

 

GLUCK: Orfeo ed Euridice

Bejun Mehta (Orfeo), Eva Liebau (Euridice), Regula Muhlemann (Amore), Collegium 1704, Collegium Vocale 1704, Vaclav Luks

ARTHAUS MUSIK 102184 (DVD Video) 108103 (Blu-Ray)

 

 

Top recommendation on CD:

 

GLUCK: Orfeo ed Euridice

Bernarda Fink (Orfeo) Veronica Cangemi (Euridice), Maria Cristina Kiehr (Amor), Freiburger Barockorchester, Rias Kammerchor, Rene Jacobs (conductor)

HARMONIA MUNDI HMC901742/43 (DOWNLOAD ONLY) CD to be reissued 15/9/14 on HMY2921742/43.

10.20am

Andrew explores recent releases of Bruckner Symphonies.

 

 

Symphony in D minor (no.0)

Performers:     Philharmoniker Hamburg, Simone Young    

Composers:    Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896)           

Album Title:     Oehms Classics: OC 686 (Hybrid SACD)    

 

 

Symphony no. 2 in C minor [all versions]      

Performers:     Wiener Symphoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini     

Composers:    Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896)           

Album Title:     Wiener Symphoniker: WS 004          

 

 

Symphony no. 7 in E major   

Performers:     Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer   

Composers:    Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896)           

Album Title:     Channel Classics: CCS SA 33714 (Hybrid SACD)  

 

 

Symphony no. 7 in E major   

Performers:     Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer   

Composers:    Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896)           

Album Title:     Channel Classics: CCS SA 33714    

 

 

Symphony no. 9 in D minor   

Performers:     Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado           

Composers:    Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896)           

Album Title:     DG: 479 3441            

10.45am New Releases

As part of Radio 3’s Music in the Great War season, Gillian Moore joins Andrew to discuss recent recordings of music written around or reflecting on WWI. 

 

 

Anna Prohaska: Behind the Lines

BEETHOVEN; CAVENDISH; EISLER; IVES, C; LISZT; MAHLER; POULENC; QUILTER; RACHMANINOV; RIHM; SCHUBERT; SCHUMANN; TRAILL; WEILL, K; WOLF, H.

Anna Prohaska (soprano), Eric Schneider (piano)

DG 4792472 (CD)

 

 

1919 Viola Sonatas

BLOCH, E: Suite for viola & piano

CLARKE, REBECCA: Viola Sonata

HINDEMITH: Sonata for Viola & Piano in F major Op. 11 No. 4

Barbara Buntrock (viola), Daniel Heide (piano)

AVI MUSIC AVI8553304 (CD)

 

 

1917: Works for Violin and Piano

DEBUSSY: Violin Sonata

ELGAR: Violin Sonata in E minor Op. 82

RESPIGHI: Violin Sonata in B minor

SIBELIUS: Five Pieces Op. 81

Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin), Huw Watkins (piano)

SIGNUM SIGCD376 (2CD budget)

 

 

Songs of Love and War

ARBEAU; BAHLER; BRASSENS; BRIDGE; ELGAR; HAYDN; JOBIM; NEWMAN, R; PEARSALL; POULENC; QUILTER; TURNER, G; VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

Malcolm Martineau (piano), Cantabile ‘The London Quartet’

CHAMPS HILL RECORDS CHRCD074 (CD mid-price)

 

 

Cecil Coles: Music from Behind the lines

COLES, C: Overture: The Comedy of Errors; Fra Giacomo; Scherzo in A minor; Four Verlaine Songs; From the Scottish Highlands; Behind the Lines

Paul Whelan (baritone), Sarah Fox (soprano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

HELIOS CDH55464 (CD budget)

11.50am Disc of the Week

BERNSTEIN: West Side Story

Alexandra Silber (Maria), Cheyenne Jackson (Tony), Jessica Vosk, (Anita), Kevin Vortmann (Riff), Kelly Markgraf (Bernardo), David Michael Laffey (Big Deal/Snowboy), Juliana Hansen (Rosalia), Louise Marie Cornillez (Consuelo), Zacharay Ford (Diesel), Cassie Simone (Francisca), Justin Keyes (Action), Chris Meissner (Baby John), Louis Pardo (A-rab), Michael Taylor (Officer Krupke), Julia Bullock (A Girl), San Francisco Symphony, Members of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

AVIE SFS0059 (2Hybrid SACD)

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