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Building a Library: Handel: Orlando

With Andrew McGregor. Building a Library: Handel: Orlando; New release - Mahler: Symphony No 9; Reissue - Shostakovich: Symphony No 1; Disc of the Week: Bach: Keyboard Partitas.

3 hours, 12 minutes


Music Played

  • Herbert Howells

    Sine nomine for soloists, chorus, organ and orchestra

    Choir: Bach Choir.. Singer: Alison Hill. Conductor: David Hill. Singer: Benjamin Hulett. Orchestra: Bournemouth S O.
    • NAXOS : 8.573176.
    • NAXOS.
    • 9.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita no. 5 in G major BWV.829 for keyboard

    Performer: Igor Levit.
    • SONY CLASSICAL : 88843-036822.
    • 8.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Gluck, Das Mir Verlieb (Die Tote Stadt)

    Orchestra: Berlin R S O.. Conductor: Jochen Rieder. Singer: Julia Kleiter. Singer: Jonas Kaufmann.
    • SONY CLASSICAL : 88843-087712.
    • 16.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto no. 9 in E flat major K.271 for piano and orchestra

    Performer: Alfred Brendel. Conductor: Neville Marriner. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • DECCA : 478-2695.
    • DECCA.
    • 2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata in G major BWV.1039 for 2 flutes and continuo

    Performer: James Galway. Performer: Moray Welsh. Performer: Phillip Moll. Performer: Kyung-Wha Chung.
    • SONY CLASSICAL : 88843-026332.
    • 4.
  • Rued Langgaard

    Quartet no. 3 for strings

    Ensemble: Nightingale String Quartet.
    • DACAPO : 6.220575.
    • DACAPO.
    • 7.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata in A major Op.69 for cello and piano

    Performer: Jean‐Guihen Queyras. Performer: Alexander Melnikov.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI : HMC-902183.84.
    • 2.


Gluck, das Mir verlieb (Die Tote Stadt - opera in 3 acts Op.12)       

Performers:     Julia Kleiter (soprano), Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Berlin R S O, Jochen Rieder      

Composers:    Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897 - 1957)        

Album Title:     SONY CLASSICAL : 88843-087712



Sine nomine for soloists, chorus, organ and orchestra         

Performers:     Alison Hill (soprano), Benjamin Hulett (tenor), Bach Choir, Bournemouth S O, David Hill  

Composers:    Herbert Howells (1892 - 1983)          

Album Title:     NAXOS : 8.573176    



Sonata in A major Op.69 for cello and piano            

Performers:     Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), Alexander Melnikov (piano)  

Composers:    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)           

Album Title:     HARMONIA MUNDI : HMC-902183.84       

9.30am Building a Library

Anna Picard compares recordings of Handel’s opera Orlando makes a recommendation:


HANDEL: Orlando

Bejun Mehta (Orlando), Sophie Karthauser (Angelica), Kristina Hammarstrom (Medoro), Sunhae Im (Dorinda), Konstantin Wolff (Zoroastro), B'Rock Orchestra, Rene Jacobs (conductor)

DG ARCHIV 4792199 (2CD mid-price)


Concerto in D major Op.77 for violin and orchestra

Performers:     Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly        

Composers:    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)       

Album Title:     DECCA : 478-5342    



Quartet no. 3 for strings         

Performers:     Nightingale String Quartet     

Composers:    Rued Langgaard (1893 - 1952)         

Album Title:     DACAPO : 6.220575 



Sonata in G major BWV.1039 for 2 flutes and continuo       

Performers:     James Galwaym(flute), Kyung-Wha Chung (violin), Moray Welsh (cello), Phillip Moll (harpsichord)           

Composers:    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)          

Album Title:     SONY CLASSICAL : 88843-026332



Concerto no. 9 in E flat major K.271 for piano and orchestra           

Performers:     Alfred Brendel, Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin-In-The-Fields        

Composers:    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)    

Album Title:     DECCA : 478-2695    



Cantemus in omni die (Hymn)          

Performers:     Gonville and Caius Coll. Cambridge Choir, Barnaby Brown (triplepipes), Geoffrey Webber (director)           

Composers:    ANONYMOUS          

Album Title:     DELPHIAN : DCD-34137      



Symphony no. 3 in F major Op.90    

Performers:     Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly   

Composers:    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)       

Album Title:     DECCA : 478-5344    

10.50am New Releases

Edward Seckerson talks to Andrew about recent releases of Mahler's 9th Symphony, a reissue of Stokowski's performance of Shostakovich's 1st Symphony and the final instalment of Petrenko's complete Shostakovich symphony cycle.



SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5 in D minor Op. 47

Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Andrey Boreyko (conductor)




Leopold Stokowski - Amirov, Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams, Kurka 1960 & 1962


VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

AMIROV: Symphonic Suite on Azerbeijan Folk Tunes

KURKA: Symphonic Epilogue on Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’




Mahler: Symphony No. 9 & Symphony No. 10 Adagio

MAHLER: Symphony No. 9 in D major; Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major - Adagio

Gurzenich Orchestra of Cologne, Markus Stenz (conductor)

OEHMS OC654 (2Hybrid SACD)



MAHLER: Symphony No. 9 in D major

Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt (conductor)

CHALLENGE CLASSICS CC72636 (2CD mid-price)



SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor Op. 113 'Babi Yar'

Alexander Vinogradov (bass), Huddersfield Choral Society, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Vasily Petrenko (conductor)

NAXOS 8573218 (CD budget)

11.50am Disc of the Week

BACH, J S: Partitas Nos. 1-6, BWV825-830

Igor Levit (piano)

SONY 88843036822 (2CD)


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