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Summer CD Review: Elgar, Sally Beamish, Eisler, Strauss

With Andrew McGregor. Including Elgar: Symphony No 1 (excerpt); Proms Composer: Sally Beamish; Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic; Hanns Eisler box set; Strauss: Lieder.

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

    Islamey - oriental fantasy

    Conductor: Sascha Goetzel. Orchestra: The Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra. Orchestrator: Liapunov, Sergey Mikhaylovich.
    • ONYX : 4124.
    • ONYX.
    • 7.
  • Edward Elgar

    Symphony no. 1 in A flat major Op.55: 1st movement

    Orchestra: Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • BIS : SACD-1939.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Jan Ladislav Dussek

    Piano Concerto in E flat Op.70 : 2nd movement

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Howard Shelley. Performer: Howard Shelley.
    • HYPERION : CDA-68027.
    • HYPERION.
    • 7.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony no.39 in E flat major K.543

    Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Performer: Concentus Musicus Wien.
    • SONY CLASSICAL : 88843-026352.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 4.
  • Judith Weir

    The Vanishing bridegroom - opera in 3 acts: The Passion

    Singer: Jonathan Lemalu. Choir: BBC Singers. Singer: Ailish Tynan. Singer: Andrew Tortise. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
    • NMC D196.
    • NMC.
    • 7.
  • Sally Beamish

    Symphony No.1 (opening)

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • BIS : CD-1601.
    • BIS.
    • 7.
  • Sally Beamish

    Gala water for solo cello (1st part)

    Performer: Robert Irvine.
    • BIS : CD-1171.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Sally Beamish

    Concerto (River) for cello and orchestra: 2nd movement; The Kingfisher

    Performer: Robert Cohen. Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Ola Rudner.
    • BIS : CD-971.
    • BIS.
    • 3.
  • Sally Beamish

    The Seafarer for voice and piano trio

    Performer: Fidelio Trio. Narrator: Alexander McCall Smith.
    • DELPHIAN : DCD-34084.
    • DELPHIAN.
    • 1.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Quartet in C minor Op.18`4 for strings: 1st movement

    Performer: Emperor Quartet.
    • BIS: CD-1511.
    • BIS.
    • 5.
  • Sally Beamish

    Opus California for string quartet (based on Beethoven's String Quartet Op.18 No.4 in C minor): Boardwalk

    Performer: Emperor Quartet.
    • BIS: CD-1511.
    • BIS.
    • 9.
  • Sally Beamish

    Awuya

    Performer: Keziah Thomas.
    • DISCOVERY MUSIC AND VISION : DMV-110.
    • DISCOVERY MUSIC AND VISION.
    • 6.
  • Sally Beamish

    Haunted House

    Performer: Schubert Ensemble.
    • NMC : D-075.
    • NMC.
    • 16.
  • Sally Beamish

    Spinal Chords for speaker and orchestra

    Narrator: Juliet Stevenson. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
    • NMC RECORDINGS : download.
    • NMC RECORDINGS.
    • 1.
  • Sally Beamish

    The Lion and the deer - oratorio for choir, children's voices and orchestra: No.1; Hoopoe

    Choir: Portsmouth Grammar School Chamber Choir. Singer: Michael Chance. Conductor: Nicolae Moldoveanu. Orchestra: London Mozart Players.
    • AVIE : AV-2147.
    • AVIE.
    • 4.
  • Sally Beamish

    Concerto for violin and orchestra: 2nd movement

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Performer: Anthony Marwood. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • BIS : CD-1601.
    • BIS.
    • 2.
  • Andrzej Panufnik

    Quartet no. 2 (Messages) for strings

    Performer: Tippett Quartet.
    • NAXOS : 8.573164.
    • NAXOS.
    • 2.
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky

    Quartet no. 2 Op.15 for strings

    Performer: Escher String Quartet.
    • NAXOS : 8.573088.
    • NAXOS.
    • 5.
  • Alban Berg

    7 Early songs for voice and piano: no.3; Die Nachtigall

    Singer: Christiane Karg. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • WIGMORE HALL LIVE : WHLIVE-0062.
    • WIGMORE HALL LIVE.
    • 22.
  • Hanns Eisler

    Suite no. 2 Op.24 (Niemansland): Vorspiel

    Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Heinz Rögner.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS : 9430.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS.
    • 5.
  • Hanns Eisler

    Little symphony Op.29: 3rd movement

    Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Heinz Rögner.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS : 9430.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS.
    • 3.
  • Hanns Eisler

    German symphony Op.50 for 3 soloists, 2 speakers, chorus & orch: 2nd movement; An die Kampfer

    Conductor: Max Pommer. Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Choir: Rundfunkchor Berlin. Performer: Soloist/S..
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS : 9430.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS.
    • 2.
  • Hanns Eisler

    Tagebuch des Hanns Eisler (Nos. 3-5)

    Director: Max Pommer. Performer: Ensemble.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS : 9430.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS.
    • 8.
  • Hanns Eisler

    Vierzehn Arten, den Regen zu beschreiben Op.70 for fl, cl, violin/viola, cello

    Conductor: Friedrich-Carl Erben. Performer: German State Opera Chamber Ensemble.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS : 9430.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS.
    • 13.
  • Hanns Eisler

    Die Rundkopfe und die Spitzkopfe - incidental music Op.45: Lied der Kupplerin (Kuppellied)

    Singer: Gisela May. Orchestra: Unnamed orchestra. Conductor: Henry Krtschil.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS : 9430.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS.
    • 16.
  • Hanns Eisler

    Die Geschichte der Simone Machard (excerpt)

    Performer: Hanns Eisler. Singer: Hanns Eisler.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS : 9430.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS.
    • 36.
  • Hanns Eisler

    Bilder aus der 'Kriegsfibel': Nos. 15 & 15

    Conductor: Dietrich Knothe. Choir: Berliner Singakademie. Orchestra: Berlin S O.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS : 9430.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS.
    • 39.
  • Hanns Eisler

    4 Pieces for mixed choir, Op.13: No.1

    Conductor: Horst Neumann. Choir: Male Voices of the Lepizig Radio Chorus. Narrator: Hilmar Thate.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS : 9430.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS.
    • 4.
  • Hanns Eisler

    7 Ernste gesange for baritone and strings [1936-62]: no.7; Epilog

    Orchestra: Ensemble Resonanz. Singer: Matthias Goerne.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI: HMC-902134.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 8.
  • Richard Strauss

    4 Lieder Op.36 [1897-8]: no.1; Das Rosenband

    Singer: Christiane Karg. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • BERLIN CLASSICS : 03005666-BC.
    • BERLIN CLASSICS.
    • 1.
  • Richard Strauss

    6 Lieder Op.17 [1885-7]: no.2; Standchen

    Singer: Christiane Karg. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • BERLIN CLASSICS : 03005666-BC.
    • BERLIN CLASSICS.
    • 2.
  • Richard Strauss

    4 Lieder Op.36 [1897-8]: no.3; Hat gesagt - bleibt's nicht dabei

    Singer: Christiane Karg. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • BERLIN CLASSICS : 03005666-BC.
    • BERLIN CLASSICS.
    • 3.
  • Richard Strauss

    8 Lieder aus Letzte Blatter Op.10: Die Georgine [The dahlia]

    Singer: Christiane Karg. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • BERLIN CLASSICS : 03005666-BC.
    • BERLIN CLASSICS.
    • 4.
  • Richard Strauss

    Alphorn AV.29 for voice, horn and piano

    Performer: Felix Klieser. Singer: Christiane Karg. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • BERLIN CLASSICS : 03005666-BC.
    • BERLIN CLASSICS.
    • 5.
  • Richard Strauss

    3 Lieder Op.29: no.1; Traum durch die Dammerung

    Singer: Christiane Karg. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • BERLIN CLASSICS : 03005666-BC.
    • BERLIN CLASSICS.
    • 6.
  • Richard Strauss

    5 Lieder Op.48: no.1; Freundliche Vision

    Singer: Christiane Karg. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • BERLIN CLASSICS : 03005666-BC.
    • BERLIN CLASSICS.
    • 7.
  • Richard Strauss

    8 Lieder aus Letzte Blatter Op.10: Geduld

    Singer: Christiane Karg. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • BERLIN CLASSICS : 03005666-BC.
    • BERLIN CLASSICS.
    • 8.
  • Richard Strauss

    8 Lieder aus Letzte Blatter Op.10: Zueignung

    Singer: Christiane Karg. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • BERLIN CLASSICS : 03005666-BC.
    • BERLIN CLASSICS.
    • 9.

9.05am

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Sheherazade, Op.35*

BALAKIREV: Islamey – Oriental Fantasy, Op.18

IPPOLITOV-IVANOV: Caucasian Sketches – Suite no.1, sketches 2 & 4

ERKIN: Kockece, dance rhapsody for orchestra

Pelin Halkaci Alkin (violin)*, Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Sascha Goetzel (conductor)

ONYX 4124 (CD)

 

ELGAR: Symphony no.1 in A flat major Op.55, Cockaigne (In London Town) - overture Op.40

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor)

BIS SACD-1939 (Hybrid SACD)

 

The Classical Piano Concerto – 1

JAN LADISLAW DUSSEK: Piano concerto in G major, Piano concerto in C major, Piano concerto in E flat major

Howard Shelley (piano/conductor), Ulster Orchestra

HYPERION CDA 68027 (CD mid-price)

 

The Last Symphonies, Mozart’s Instrumental Oratorium

MOZART: Symphony no.39 in E flat major K.543, Symphony no.40 in G minor K.550, Symphony no.41 in C major K.551 “Jupiter”

Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)

SONY CLASSICAL 88843026352 (2CDs)

 

WIER: The Vanishing Bridegroom

Ailish Tynan (soprano), Anna Stephany (soprano), Andrew Tortise (tenor), Owen Gilhooly (baritone), Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone), BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

NMC NMCD196 (2CDs)

9.30am Proms Composer: Sally Beamish

BEAMISH: Violin Concerto, Callisto for flute and orchestra, Symphony no.1

Anthony Marwood (violin), Sharon Bezaly (flute), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

BIS CD 1601 (CD)

 

Bridging the Day, works for cello and piano

BEAMISH: Gala Water for solo cello, Bridging the Day for cello and piano, Sonata for cello and piano

Robert Irvine (cello), Sally Beamish (piano)

BIS CD 1171 (CD)

 

Sally Beamish – River

Viola Concerto, Cello concerto “River”, Tam Lin for oboe and orchestra

Philip Dukes (viola), Robert Cohen (cello), Gordon Hunt (oboe), Svenska Kammarorkestern, Ola Rudner (conductor)

BIS CD 971 (CD)

 

The Piano Tuner: Piano Trios from Scotland

BEAMISH: The Seafarer Trio

WEIR: Piano Trio Two

OSBORNE: The Piano Tuner

Alexander McCall Smith (narrator), Fidelio Trio

DELPHIAN DCD 34084 (CD)

 

Beamish; Beethoven – String Quartets

BEAMISH: String quartet no.1, String quartet no.2 “Opus California”

BEETHOVEN: String quartet in C minor, Op.18 no.4

Emperor String Quartet

BIS CD 1511 (CD)

 

Crossing Waves – British works for solo harp

ARNOLD: Fantasy for harp, Op.117

BEAMISH: Awuya

BRITTEN: Suite for harp in C major, Op.83

SCOTT: Crossing Waves

WATKINS: Suite for harp

YOUNG: Varying Rule Britannia

Keziah Thomas (harp)

DISCOVERY MUSIC AND VISION DMV 110 (CD)

 

a white room

Commissions for young and amateur musicians from The Schubert Ensemble’s Chamber Music 2000 project.

Composers include Weir, Skempton, Matthews, Beamish, Roxanna Panufik

NMC D075 (CD mid-price)

 

BEAMISH: Spinal  Chords

Juliet Stevenson (narrator), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

NMC DL2012-04 (download)

 

A Song More Silent, new works for remembrance

McDOWALL: Ave Maris Stella

PLOWMAN: Cries Like Silence

O’REGAN: And There Was A Great Calm

BEAMISH: The Lion and the Deer

Alexandra Stevenson, Sophie Bevan (sopranos), Carolyn Dobbin (mezzo-soprano),

Michael Chance (counter tenor), Ben Johnson (tenor), Dawid Kimberg (baritone), Sebastian Comberti (cello), Paul Archibald (trumpet), Portsmouth Grammar School Chamber Choir, London Mozart Players, Nicolae Moldoveanu (conductor)

AVIE AV2147 (CD)

10.05am Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra

A session report from Istanbul. Andrew talks to the conductor and players from The Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra as they record Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. Their Austrian conductor, Sascha Goetzel, explains their vision of being a bridge between the people of Turkey and the European tradition in classical music. 

HINDEMITH: Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

RESPIGHI: Belkis, Queen of Sheba: orchestral suite

SCHMITT: La Tragedie de Salome, Op.50

Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Sascha Goetzel (conductor)

ONYX 4048 (CD)

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Sheherazade, Op.35*

BALAKIREV: Islamey – Oriental Fantasy, Op.18

IPPOLITOV-IVANOV: Caucasian Sketches – Suite no.1, sketches 2 & 4

ERKIN: Kockece, dance rhapsody for orchestra

Pelin Halkaci Alkin (violin)*, Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Sascha Goetzel (conductor)

ONYX 4124 (CD)

10.45am

Panufnik, Lutoslawski – string quartets

PANUFNIK: String quartets nos 1, 2 & 3

LUTOSLAWSKI: String quartet

Tippett Quartet

NAXOS 8.573164 (CD budget)

 

Zemlinsky, String Quartets – 2

String quartets no 1 in A major, Op.4 and no.2, Op.15

Escher String Quartet

NAXOS 8.573088 (CD budget)

 

Lieder and songs by Strauss, Faure, Debussy, Poulenc, Wolf and Berg

Christiane Karg (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)

WIGMORE HALL LIVE WHLive 0062 (CD mid-price)

11.00am Hanns Eisler Edition

Andrew picks highlights from a box set celebrating the legacy of East German composer Hanns Eisler.

 

BRILLIANT CLASSICS 9430 (10 CDs)

http://www.brilliantclassics.com/articles/h/hanns-eisler-edition/

11.45am

Heimliche Aufforderung – Secret Invitation

Lieder by Richard Strauss

Christiane Karg (soprano), Felix Klieser (horn), Malcolm Martineau (piano)

BERLIN CLASSICS 0300566BC (CD)

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