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Summer CD Review: Strauss, Jon Leifs, RCA Recordings, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Janacek

With Andrew McGregor. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel; Proms Composer: Jon Leifs; RCA Living Stereo recordings; Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Janacek: On an Overgrown Path (Book 1).

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Symphony no. 3 in C minor Op.78 (Organ symphony)

    Performer: Joseph Adam. Conductor: Ludovic Morlot. Orchestra: Seattle S O.
    • Seattle Symphony Media: SSM1002.
    • Seattle Symphony Media.
    • 8.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony no. 5 in E minor Op.64

    Orchestra: Boston S O. Conductor: Pierre Monteux.
    • RCA: 88843003502.
    • RCA.
    • 1.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Romeo et Juliet - Grand Festival of the Capulets

    Orchestra: Boston S O. Conductor: Charles Munch.
    • RCA: 88843003502.
    • RCA.
    • 8.
  • Claude Debussy

    Printemps(Tres modere)

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Munch.
    • RCA: 88843003502.
    • RCA.
    • 2.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Concerto Op.67 for guitar and small orchestra (Allegro)

    Performer: Julian Bream. Conductor: Malcolm Arnold. Ensemble: Melos Ensemble.
    • RCA: 88843003502.
    • RCA.
    • 4.
  • Henri Dutilleux

    Symphony no. 1 (Scherzo)

    Conductor: Ludovic Morlot. Orchestra: Seattle S O.
    • Seattle Symphony Media: SSM1001.
    • Seattle Symphony Media.
    • 2.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Fileuse (Pelleas et Melisande - suite Op.80)

    Conductor: Ludovic Morlot. Orchestra: Seattle S O.
    • Seattle Symphony Media: SSM1004.
    • SSM1004.
    • 7.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Pleasure submits to pain (The Triumph of time and truth - oratorio)

    Conductor: Richard Neville-Towle. Orchestra: Ludus Baroque.
    • Delphian: DCD34135.
    • Delphian.
    • 21.
  • Franz Schubert

    Sonata in D major D.850 for piano

    Performer: Emil Grigoryevich Gilels.
    • RCA: 88843003502.
    • RCA.
    • 4.
  • Jón Leifs

    Edda - part 1: The Creation of the world for soloists, choir and orchestra

    Singer: Gunnar Gudbjornsson. Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Hermann Bäumer. Singer: Bjarni Thor Kristinsson. Choir: Schola Cantorum.
    • BIS: SACD-1350.
    • BIS.
    • 10.
  • Jón Leifs

    Requiem Op.33b for chorus

    Conductor: Hörður Áskelsson. Choir: Motet Choir of Hallgrim's Church.
    • BIS : CD-1030.
    • BIS.
    • 2.
  • Jón Leifs

    Iceland overture Op.9

    Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: En Shao.
    • BIS : CD-1030.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Jón Leifs

    Iceland cantata Op.13 for choir and orchestra (7th mvt.)

    Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Choir: Chorus of Icelandic Opera.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-9433.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 8.
  • Jón Leifs

    Hekla Op.52 for orchestra

    Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: En Shao.
    • BIS : CD-1030.
    • BIS.
    • 10.
  • Leos Janáček

    On an overgrown path [Po zarostlem chodnicku] - book 1 for piano

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Hyperion: CDA68030.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    Duo Op.7 for violin and cello

    Performer: Gregor Piatigorsky. Performer: Jascha Heifetz.
    • RCA: 88843003502.
    • RCA.
    • 11.
  • Jón Leifs

    Baldr - music-drama without words for orchestra

    Conductor: Kari Kropsu. Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra.
    • BIS: CD-1230/1231.
    • BIS.
    • 3.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Concerto no. 4 in G major Op.58 for piano and orchestra (Rondo)

    Performer: Arthur Rubinstein. Orchestra: Symphony of the Air. Conductor: Josef Krips.
    • RCA: 88843003502.
    • RCA.
    • 3.
  • Charles Ives

    Symphony no. 2 K.V.11

    Conductor: Ludovic Morlot. Orchestra: Seattle S O.
    • Seattle Symphony Media: SSM1003.
    • Seattle Symphony Media.
    • 5.
  • Elliott Carter

    Instances for chamber orchestra

    Conductor: Ludovic Morlot. Orchestra: Seattle S O.
    • Seattle Symphony Media: SSM1003.
    • Seattle Symphony Media.
    • 6.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Malaguena (Rapsodie espagnole vers. for orchestra)

    Conductor: Ludovic Morlot. Orchestra: Seattle S O.
    • Seattle Symphony Media: SSM1002.
    • Seattle Symphony Media.
    • 4.
  • Richard Strauss

    Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Op.28

    Conductor: Andris Nelsons. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
    • Orfeo: C878141.
    • Orfeo.
    • 11.
  • Jón Leifs

    In the courts of Gymir (2 Love songs from the Edda Op.18b for voice and piano)

    Performer: Orn Magnussen. Singer: Finnur Bjarnason.
    • Smekkleysa: SMK20.
    • Smekkleysa.
    • 9.
  • Jón Leifs

    Icelandic folk-songs for piano

    Performer: Orn Magnussen.
    • BIS: CD-692.
    • BIS.
    • 8.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker - ballet Op.71 (coda)

    Conductor: Fritz Reiner. Orchestra: Chicago S O..
    • RCA: 88843003502.
    • RCA.
    • 14.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Divertimento - pas de deux

    Conductor: Fritz Reiner. Orchestra: Chicago S O..
    • RCA: 88843003502.
    • RCA.
    • 8.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Mass in B minor BWV.232 - Laudamus te

    Orchestra: Robert Shaw Orchestra. Conductor: Robert Shaw. Singer: Adele Addison. Choir: Robert Shaw Chorale. Performer: Oscar Shumsky.
    • RCA: 88843003502.
    • RCA.
    • 6.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Sonata in A major RV.29 for violin and continuo

    Ensemble: La Serenissima. Performer: Adrian Chandler.
    • Avie: AV2308.
    • Avie.
    • 4.
  • Jón Leifs

    Concerto Op.7 for organ and orchestra

    Performer: Björn Steinar Sólbergsson. Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: En Shao.
    • BIS: BIS-CD-930.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Otello - Ora e per sempre addio

    Singer: Jon Vickers. Orchestra: Rome Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Tullio Serafin.
    • RCA: 88843003502.
    • RCA.
    • 4.
  • Jón Leifs

    Quartet no. 2 Op.38 (Vita et mors) for strings (2nd mvt.)

    Ensemble: Yggdrasil String Quartet.
    • BIS: CD-691.
    • BIS.
    • 3.

9.00am

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Op.28        

Performers:     Andris Nelsons, City of Birmingham S O.     

Composers:    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)          

Album Title:     Orfeo: C878141         

 

 

Pleasure submits to pain (The Triumph of time and truth – oratorio)            

Performers:     Ludus Baroque, Richard Neville-Towle         

Composers:    George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)          

Album Title:     Delphian: DCD34135 

 

 

Sonata in A major RV.29 for for Pisendel     

Performers:     La Serenissima, Adrian Chandler (violin)      

Composers:    Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)

Album Title:     Avie: AV2308

9.30am Proms Composer: Jon Leifs

Icelandic overture Op.9       

Performers:     Iceland Symphony Orchestra, En Shao       

Composers:    Jon Leifs (1899 - 1968)          

Album Title:     BIS : CD-1030           

 

 

Icelandic folk-songs for piano (Nos. 2 & 3)   

Performers:     Orn Magnussen         

Composers:    Jon Leifs (1899 - 1968)          

Album Title:     BIS: CD-692  

 

 

Iceland cantata Op.13 for choir and orchestra (7th mvt.)      

Performers:     Chorus of Icelandic Opera, Iceland Symphony Orchestra   

Composers:    Jon Leifs (1899 - 1968)          

Album Title:     CHANDOS : CHAN-9433     

 

 

Concerto Op.7 for organ and orchestra (Introduction & Passacaglia)          

Performers:     Björn Steinar Sólbergsson (Klais organ of Hallgrim’s Church, Reykjavik), Iceland Symphony Orchestra, En Shao   

Composers:    Jon Leifs (1899 - 1968)          

Album Title:     BIS: BIS-CD-930       

 

 

In the courts of Gymir (2 Love songs from the Edda Op.18b for voice and piano)

Performers:     Finnur Bjarnason (tenor), Orn Magnussen (piano)    

Composers:    Jon Leifs (1899 - 1968)          

Album Title:     Smekkleysa: SMK20

 

 

Requiem Op.33b for chorus  

Performers:     Motet Choir of Hallgrim's Church, Reykjavik/ Hordur Askelsson     

Composers:    Jon Leifs (1899 - 1968)          

Album Title:     BIS : CD-1030           

 

 

Quartet no. 2 Op.38 (Vita et mors) for strings (2nd mvt.)      

Performers:     Yggdrasil String Quartet        

Composers:    Jon Leifs (1899 - 1968)          

Album Title:     BIS: CD-691  

 

 

Baldr - music-drama without words for orchestra (Act 1 scene 3: Nanna)  

Performers:     Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Kari Kropsu  

Composers:    Jon Leifs (1899 - 1968)          

Album Title:     BIS: CD-1230/1231   

 

 

Edda - part 1: The Creation of the world for soloists, choir and orchestra (10. Scherzo: All men aren’t equally wise)                      

Performers:     Gunnar Gudbjornsson (tenor), Bjarni Thor Kristinnson (bass-baritone), Schola Cantorum, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Hermann Baumer (conductor)         

Composers:    Jon Leifs (1899 - 1968)          

Album Title:     BIS: SACD-1350       

 

 

Hekla Op.52 for orchestra     

Performers:     Iceland Symphony Orchestra, En Shao       

Composers:    Jon Leifs (1899 - 1968)          

Album Title:     BIS : CD-1030           

10.15am Rob Cowan on RCA Living Stereo

Rob Cowan joins Andrew live in the studio to discuss a major set of reissues from one of the great classical labels on vinyl: RCA Living Stereo:

 

Living Stereo Collection Vol. 2

ARNOLD;BACH, J S; BEETHOVEN; BERLIOZ; BIZET; BRAHMS;: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Op. 15; Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major Op. 83

BRITTEN: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Op. 34

CHOPIN: Les Sylphides

COPLAND: Appalachian Spring; The Tender Land (Suite)

DEBUSSY: Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune; Trois Nocturnes: Nuages et Fetes; Le Printemps ('L'aimable printemps ramene dans la plaine'), L. 56

DONIZETTI: Lucia di Lammermoor

DVORAK: Symphony No. 4 in D minor Op. 13

GRIEG: Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16

HOVHANESS: Symphony No. 2 'Mysterious Mountain' Op. 132

KABALEVSKY: The Comedians suite Op. 26

KHACHATURIAN: Masquerade Suite

KODALY: Duo for Violin and Cello Op. 7

LISZT: Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto, S.434 after Verdi's opera

MAHLER: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (4 songs, complete); Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition

PROKOFIEV: The Love for Three Oranges: Suite Op. 33a

PUCCINI: Tosca

RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor Op. 1

ROSSINI: Il barbiere di Siviglia

SAINT-SAENS: Le carnaval des animaux

SCHUBERT: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D810 'Death and the Maiden'; Piano Sonata No. 17 in D major, D850

STRAUSS, R: Burleske for Piano and orchestra in D minor, AV85

STRAVINSKY: Le Baiser de la Fee

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B minor Op. 74 'Pathetique'; Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op. 64; The Nutcracker Ballet Op. 71 (Excerpts); Symphony No. 4 in F minor Op. 36

VERDI: Otello; Requiem

 

Julian Bream (guitar), Melos Ensemble, Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra, Robert Shaw (conductor), Arthur Rubinstein (piano), Symphony of the Air, Josef Krips (conductor), Vladimir Horowitz (piano), Henryk Szeryng (violin), Jascha Heifetz (violin), William Primrose (viola), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello), Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch (conductor), Leontyne Price, Maureen Forrester, David Poleri, Giorgio Tozzi, Rosalind Elias, Cesare Valletti, New England Conservatory Chorus, Morton Gould and His Orchestra, Gary Graffman (piano), Sviatoslav Richter (piano), Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf (conductor), Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler (conductor), Aaron Copland, Chares Munch, Roberta Peters (Lucia), Jan Peerce (Edgardo), Filippo Maero (Enrico), Giorgio Tozzi (Raimondo), Piero De Palma (Arturo), Miti Truccato Pace (Alisa), Mario Carlin (Normanno), Alfred Wallenstein, Fritz Reiner (conductor), RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Kondrashin (conductor), Byron Janis (piano), Maureen Forrester (contralto), Zinka Milanov (Tosca), Jussi Bjorling (Cavaradossi), Leonard Warren (Scarpia), Fernando Corena (Sagristano), Leonardo Monreale (Angelotti), Mario Carlin (Spoletta), Nestore Catalani (Sciarrone), Giovanni Bianchini (Un pastore), Vincenzo Preziosa (Un carceriere), Rome Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Roberta Peters (Rosina), Cesare Valletti (Almaviva), Robert Merrill (Figaro), Giorgio Tozzi (Don Basilio), Fernando Corena (Bartolo), Margaret Roggero (Berta), Calvin Marsh (Fiorillo), Juilliard String Quartet, Emil Gilels (piano), Pierre Monteux (conductor), Jon Vickers (Otello), Leonie Rysanek (Desdemona), Tito Gobbi (Iago), Florinda Andreolli (Cassio), Mario Carlin (Roderigo), Ferruccio Mazzoli (Roderigo), Franco Calabrese (Montano), Robert Kerns (Herald), Myriam Pirazzini (Emilia), Tullio Serafin (conductor), Birgit Nilsson (soprano), Lili Chookasian (mezzo), Carlo Bergonzi (tenor), Ezio Flagelli (bass), Boston Chorus Pro Musica, Alfred Nash Petterson

RCA 88843003502 (60CD supra-budget)

11.15am Seattle Symphony own label

Andrew explores the first four releases from the Seattle Symphony’s new label

 

 

Malaguena (Rapsodie espagnole vers. for orchestra)          

Performers:     Seattle S O, Ludovic Morlot  

Composers:    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937) 

Album Title:     Seattle Symphony Media: SSM1002            

 

 

Symphony no. 3 in C minor Op.78 (Organ symphony)        

Performers:     Joseph Adam (organ), Seattle S O, Ludovic Morlot 

Composers:    Camille Saint-Saens (1835 - 1921)   

Album Title:     Seattle Symphony Media: SSM1002            

 

 

Fileuse (Pelleas et Melisande - suite Op.80)

Performers:     Seattle S O, Ludovic Morlot  

Composers:    Gabriel Faure (1845 - 1924)  

Album Title:     Seattle Symphony Media: SSM1004

 

 

Symphony no. 2 K.V.11        

Performers:     Seattle S O, Ludovic Morlot  

Composers:    Charles Ives (1874 - 1954)    

Album Title:     Seattle Symphony Media: SSM1003

 

 

Instances for chamber orchestra      

Performers:     Seattle S O, Ludovic Morlot  

Composers:    Elliott Carter (1908 - 2012)    

Album Title:     Seattle Symphony Media: SSM1003

 

 

Symphony no. 1        

Performers:     Seattle S O, Ludovic Morlot  

Composers:    Henri Dutilleux (1916)

Album Title:     Seattle Symphony Media: SSM1001            

11.50am

On an overgrown path [Po zarostlem chodnicku] - book 1 for piano

Performers:     Marc-Andre Hamelin

Composers:    Leos Janacek (1854 - 1928)

Album Title:     Hyperion: CDA68030

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