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Summer CD Review: La Nuova Musica, Alwyn, Neville Marriner, Prokofiev

With Andrew McGregor. Including Proms Composer: William Alwyn; 50 years of the Melodiya label; Conductor Neville Marriner in conversation; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2.

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • William Alwyn

    Quartet No.1 in D minor for strings

    Ensemble: Maggini Quartet.
    • NAXOS : 8.570562.
    • NAXOS.
    • 1.
  • William Alwyn

    Symphony No.1 in D major

    Composer: William Alwyn. Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Lyrita: SRCD.227.
    • Lyrita.
    • 1.
  • William Alwyn

    Quartet No.3 for strings

    Performer: Quartet of London.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-8440.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 7.
  • William Alwyn

    Symphony No.3

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-9429.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 2.
  • William Alwyn

    Symphony No.4

    Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Naxos: 8.557649.
    • Naxos.
    • 2.
  • William Alwyn

    Concerto No.2 for piano and orchestra

    Conductor: James Judd. Performer: Peter Donohoe. Orchestra: Bournemouth S O.
    • Naxos: 8.557590.
    • Naxos.
    • 7.
  • William Alwyn

    April Shower (April Morn - 4 little pieces for piano)

    Performer: Ashley Wass.
    • Naxos: 8.570359.
    • Naxos.
    • 18.
  • William Alwyn

    Prelude No. 5 (5 Preludes for orchestra)

    Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Naxos: 8.570704.
    • Naxos.
    • 10.
  • William Alwyn

    Desert Victory - suite, arr. Philip Lane

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • Chandos: CHAN9959.
    • Chandos.
    • 15.
  • William Alwyn

    Fantasy Waltz No. 7

    Performer: John Ogdon.
    • CHANDOS : chan-8399.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 7.
  • William Alwyn

    Fantasy Waltz No. 8

    Performer: Mark Bebbington.
    • SOMM : SOMMCD-0133.
    • SOMM.
    • 8.
  • William Alwyn

    Miss Julie (Act 1)

    Singer: Benjamin Luxon. Singer: Jill Gomez. Conductor: Vilém Tauský. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • LYRITA : SRCD-2218.
    • LYRITA.
    • 11.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    A Sea Symphony for soloists, chorus and orchestra (Symphony No.1)

    Singer: Boris Vasiliev. Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky. Orchestra: State SO of the USSR Ministry of Culture. Choir: Choir of the Leningrad Music Society.
    • Melodiya: MEL CD 10 02170.
    • Melodiya.
    • 1.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Sinfonia Antartica for soprano, women's chorus and orchestra (Symphony No.7)

    Singer: Elena Dof-donskaya. Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky. Choir: State Chamber Choir of Moscow Conservatory.
    • Melodiya: MEL CD 10 02170.
    • Melodiya.
    • 7.
  • William Alwyn

    Seascape No 1. (4 poems of Michael Armstrong for soprano, recorder and piano)

    Performer: John Turner. Performer: Iain Burnside. Singer: Elin Manahan Thomas.
    • Naxos: 8.570201.
    • Naxos.
    • 14.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Concerto No.2 in G minor Op.16 for piano and orchestra (rev. 1923)

    Performer: Vladimir Krainev. Conductor: Dmitri Georgievich Kitayenko. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Melodiya: MEL CD 10 02227.
    • Melodiya.
    • 1.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Le Reniement de Saint-Pierre H.424 for 6 soloists, chorus a 5 and continuo

    Ensemble: La Nuova Musica. Director: David Bates.
    • Harmonia Mundi: HMU 807588.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 4.
  • Sébastien de Brossard

    Symphonie pour le graduel in D major

    Ensemble: La Nuova Musica. Director: David Bates.
    • Harmonia Mundi: HMU 807588.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 5.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Missa Solemnis in D major Op. 123 - Benedictus arr. Busoni

    Performer: Tanja Becker-Bender. Conductor: Garry Walker. Orchestra: BBC Scottish S O. Music Arranger: Ferruccio Busoni.
    • Hyperion: CDA68044.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in G minor 1st movt. RV.315, Op.8, 2 (Summer) for violin and orchestra

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Performer: Kati Debretzeni.
    • Signum Classics: SIGCD377.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 4.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Symphony No.5 in D major

    Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky. Performer: State SO of the USSR Ministry of Culture.
    • Melodiya: MEL CD 10 02170.
    • Melodiya.
    • 3.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Symphony No.9 in E minor

    Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky. Orchestra: State SO of the USSR Ministry of Culture.
    • Melodiya: MEL CD 10 02170.
    • Melodiya.
    • 9.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    A London Symphony (Symphony No.2)

    Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky. Orchestra: State SO of the USSR Ministry of Culture.
    • Melodiya: MEL CD 10 02170.
    • Melodiya.
    • 3.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Symphony No.4 in F minor

    Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky. Orchestra: State SO of the USSR Ministry of Culture.
    • Melodiya: MEL CD 10 02170.
    • Melodiya.
    • 5.
  • Heiner Goebbels

    Courante (Suite for Sampler and Orchestra; Surrogate Cities)

    Conductor: Thomas Søndergård. Orchestra: Norwegian Radio Orchestra.
    • Lawo: LWC1063.
    • Lawo.
    • 3.

9.00am

Concerto in G minor RV.315, Op.8`2 (Summer, 1st mvt.) for violin and orchestra  

Performers:     Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment, Kati Debretzeni (violin)     

Composers:    Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)

Album Title:     Signum Classics: SIGCD377            

 

 

Le Reniement de Saint-Pierre H.424 for 6 soloists, chorus a 5 and continuo          

Performers:     La Nuova Musica, David Bates         

Composers:    Marc-Antoine Charpentier (c1645 - 1704)    

Album Title:     Harmonia Mundi: HMU 807588        

 

 

Symphonie pour le graduel in D major          

Performers:     La Nuova Musica, David Bates         

Composers:    Sebastien de Brossard (1655 - 1730)

Album Title:     Harmonia Mundi: HMU 807588        

 

 

Missa Solemnis in D major Op. 123 - Benedictus (arranged for violin and orchestra by Ferruccio Busoni)           

Performers:     Tanja Becker-Bender (violin), BBC Scottish S O, Garry Walker     

Composers:    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827), arr. Ferruccio Busoni           

Album Title:     Hyperion: CDA68044            

 

 

Courante (Suite for Sampler and Orchestra; Surrogate Cities)        

Performers:     Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Thomas Sondergard   

Composers:    Heiner Goebbels (1952)        

Album Title:     Lawo: LWC1063        

9.30am Proms Composer: William Alwyn

Prelude No. 5 (5 Preludes for orchestra [1927])       

Performers:     Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones          

Composers:    William Alwyn (1905 - 1985)  

Album Title:     Naxos: 8.570704        

 

 

March (Desert victory - suite, arr. Philip Lane from the music for the film documentary)   

Performers:     BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Rumon Gamba         

Composers:    William Alwyn (1905 - 1985)  

Album Title:     Chandos: CHAN9959            

 

 

Symphony no. 1 in D major   

Performers:     London Philharmonic, William Alwyn (1905 - 1985) 

Composers:    William Alwyn (1905 - 1985)  

Album Title:     Lyrita: SRCD.227      

 

 

Symphony no. 3        

Performers:     London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox        

Composers:    William Alwyn (1905 - 1985)  

Album Title:     CHANDOS : CHAN-9429     

 

 

Symphony no. 4        

Performers:     Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones          

Composers:    William Alwyn (1905 - 1985)  

Album Title:     Naxos: 8.557649        

 

 

Concerto no. 2 for piano and orchestra         

Performers:     Peter Donohoe (piano), Bournemouth S O, James Judd     

Composers:    William Alwyn (1905 - 1985)  

Album Title:     Naxos: 8.557590        

 

 

April Shower (April morn - 4 little pieces for piano)   

Performers:     Ashley Wass  

Composers:    William Alwyn (1905 - 1985)  

Album Title:     Naxos: 8.570359        

 

 

Fantasy Waltz No.7   

Performers:     John Ogdon (piano)   

Composers:    William Alwyn (1905 - 1985)  

Album Title:     CHANDOS : chan-8399        

 

 

Fantasy Waltz No.8   

Performers:     Mark Bebbington (piano)       

Composers:    William Alwyn (1905 - 1985)  

Album Title:     SOMM : SOMMCD-0133     

 

 

Miss Julie (Act 1)                   

Performers:     Jill Gomez (soprano), Benjamin Luxon (baritone), Philharmonia Orchestra, Vilem Tausky (conductor)           

Composers:    William Alwyn (1905 - 1985)  

Album Title:     LYRITA : SRCD-2218           

 

 

Dawn At Sea (Seascapes No. 1, Seascapes - 4 poems of Michael Armstrong for soprano, recorder and piano)

Performers:     Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano), John Turner (recorder), Iain Burnside (piano)    

Composers:    William Alwyn (1905 - 1985)  

Album Title:     Naxos: 8.570201        

 

 

Quartet no. 1 in D minor for strings   

Performers:     Maggini String Quartet           

Composers:    William Alwyn (1905 - 1985)  

Album Title:     NAXOS : 8.570562    

 

 

Quartet no. 3 for strings         

Performers:     Quartet of London      

Composers:    William Alwyn (1905 - 1985)  

Album Title:     CHANDOS : CHAN-8440     

10.15am Interview with Sir Neville Marriner

Sir Neville Marriner reflects on half-a-century of recording history with the ensemble he founded in the late 50s, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Andrew and Sir Neville Marriner chose recordings from ‘The Argo Years’, the 28 disc box released for Sir Neville’s 90th birthday:  

 

Sir Neville Marriner: The Argo Years

Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)

DECCA 4786883 (28CD budget)

11.00am Melodiya 50th birthday releases

Andrew picks highlights from two sets of recordings released for the Russian Melodiya label’s 50th anniversary this year. 

 

A Sea symphony for soloists, chorus and orchestra (Symphony no.1)       

Performers:     Boris Vasiliev (baritone), Choir of the Leningrad Music Society, State SO of the USSR Ministry of Culture, Gennady Rozhdestvensky (conductor)       

Composers:    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)         

Album Title:     Melodiya: MEL CD 10 02170            

 

 

A London symphony (Symphony no.2)        

Performers:     State SO of the USSR Ministry of Culture, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (conductor)

Composers:    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)         

Album Title:     Melodiya: MEL CD 10 02170            

 

 

Symphony no. 4 in F minor   

Performers:     State SO of the USSR Ministry of Culture, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (conductor)

Composers:    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)         

Album Title:     Melodiya: MEL CD 10 02170            

 

 

Symphony no. 5 in D major   

Performers:     State SO of the USSR Ministry of Culture, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (conductor)

Composers:    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)         

Album Title:     Melodiya: MEL CD 10 02170            

 

 

Sinfonia antartica for soprano, women's chorus and orchestra (Symphony no.7)  

Performers:     Elena Dof-Donskaya (soprano), USSR Ministry of Culture Chamber Choir, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (conductor)

Composers:    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)         

Album Title:     Melodiya: MEL CD 10 02170            

 

 

Symphony no. 8 in D minor   

Performers:     State SO of the USSR Ministry of Culture, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (conductor)

Composers:    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)         

Album Title:     Melodiya: MEL CD 10 02170            

 

 

Symphony no. 9 in E minor   

Performers:     Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (conductor), State SO of the USSR Ministry of Culture

Composers:    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)         

Album Title:     Melodiya: MEL CD 10 02170            

 

 

Concerto no. 2 in G minor Op.16 for piano and orchestra [rev. 1923]         

Performers:     Vladimir Krainev (piano), Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Dimitri Kitayenko (conductor)           

Composers:    Sergey Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)        

Album Title:     Melodiya: MEL CD 10 02227            

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