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Ten Pieces - Building a Library: Holst's The Planets

With Andrew McGregor. Including Ten Pieces - Building a Library: Holst's The Planets; recent baroque music releases; Disc of the Week: Haydn: Piano Concertos.

3 hours, 12 minutes

Last on

Sat 27 Sep 2014 09:00


Music Played

  • Nicola Porpora

    Gia si desta la tempesta from Didone abbandonata

    Ensemble: Academia Montis Regalis. Singer: Franco Fagioli. Conductor: Alessandro De Marchi.
    • NAIVE : V-5369.
    • NAIVE.
    • 3.
  • Herbert Howells

    O mortal man

    Choir: Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir. Conductor: Paul Spicer. Performer: Jonathan Stamp.
    • SOMM : SOMMCD-0140.
    • SOMM.
    • 18.
  • Aaron Copland

    Sonata for violin and piano

    Performer: James Ehnes. Performer: Orion Weiss.
    • ONYX CLASSICS : ONYX-4129.
    • 3.
  • William Byrd

    Agnus Dei (Mass for 5 voices)

    Performer: Martin Allen. Choir: Westminster Cathedral Choir.
    • Hyperion CDA 68038.
    • Hyperion.
    • 6.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo and Juliet - suite no. 2 Op.64b

    Conductor: Riccardo Muti. Orchestra: Chicago S O..
    • CSO-Resound : CSOR-901-1402.
    • CSO-Resound.
    • 1.
  • Arvo Pärt


    Conductor: Stephen Layton. Choir: Polyphony.
    • HYPERION : CDA-68056.
    • 5.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Stabat Mater a dieci voce

  • Joseph Haydn

    Concerto in F major H.18.3 for keyboard and orchestra

    Conductor: Gábor Takács‐Nagy. Orchestra: Manchester Camerata. Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-10808.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 2.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Concerto in D major H.18.11 for keyboard and orchestra

    Conductor: Gábor Takács‐Nagy. Orchestra: Manchester Camerata. Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-10808.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 7.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    A Cambridge Mass: Credo (opening)

    Choir: The Bach Choir. Orchestra: The New Queen’s Hall Orchestra. Conductor: Alan Tongue.
    • ALBION : ALBCD-020.
    • ALBION.
    • 1.


Romeo and Juliet - suite Op.64         

Performers:     Chicago S O., Riccardo Muti

Composers:    Sergey Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)        

Album Title:     CSO-Resound : CSOR-901-1402     



Gia si desta la tempesta from Didone abbandonata

Performers:     Franco Fagioli (counter tenor), Academia Montis Regalis, Alessandro de Marchi   

Composers:    Nicola Porpora           

Album Title:     NAIVE : V-5369         



Sonata for violin and piano    

Performers:     James Ehnes (violin), Orion Weiss (piano)   

Composers:    Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990)

Album Title:     ONYX CLASSICS : ONYX-4129      

Building a Library

David Owen-Norris compares recordings of Holst’s Planets and makes a recommendation:



Paavo Jarvi conducts Holst & Britten

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

HOLST: The Planets Op. 32

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Jarvi (conductor)


New Releases

Andrew is joined live in the studio by a panel of Early Music enthusiasts in the shape of Caroline Gill & Simon Heighes to discuss recent releases of baroque music including a 30th anniversary disc from Concerto Italiano and the final release under Jeanne Lamon as Music Director of Tafelmusik.



Trent’anni a Roma

BENCINI: Magnificat a 8 voci: Quia fecit mihi magna

GESUALDO: Asciugate i begli occhi

HANDEL: Sinfonia Act 1 (Alessandro)

LUZZASCHI: Ahi cruda sorte mia

MARENZIO: Cruda Amarilli

MONTE, P: Di mie dogliose note

MONTEVERDI: Toccata (L'Orfeo); Damigella tutta bella; Cruda Amarilli (Book 5)


Rinaldo Alessandrini (solo harpsichord), Sandrine Piau (soprano), Sara Mingardo (contralto), Concerto Italiano

NAIVE OP30563 (CD mid-price)



Baroque Virtuoso

BACH: Concerto for 2 violins in D minor, BMV 1043

GEMINIANI: Concerto grosso in C Major after Corelli, op.5, no.3

SCHMELZER: Sonata 3, from Sonatae unarum fidium

BIBER: Partia V, from Harmonia articioso-ariosa

GEMINIANI: Concerto grosso in D minor, op.2, no.3

VIVALDO: Concerto for Violin in G minor, op.8, no.2 “Summer” from the Four Season

BACH: Suite in A minor for violin and strings, after BWV 1067

Jeanne Lamon (violin)




Buxtehude - Vocal Works 9

BUXTEHUDE: Cantata BuxWV 104: Was frag ich nach der Welt; Salve, Jesu, Patris gnate unigenite BuxWV94; Welt, packe dich BuxWV 106; Was mich auf dieserWelt betrubt, BuxWV 105; Pange lingua gloriosi BuxWV91; Accedite gentes BuxWV1; Furchtet euch nicht, siehe ich verkundige euch grosse Freude BuxWV 30; Ich habe Lust abzuscheiden BuxWV 46; Schaffe in mir, Gott, BuxWV 95; O dulcis Jesu, BuxWV 83

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Amsterdam Baroque Choir, Ton Koopman (conductor)




BACH, J S: Trio Sonatas Nos. 1-6, BWV525-530

Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players, Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra



Mass for 5 voices      

Performers:     Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker  

Composers:    William Byrd (1543 - 1623)    

Album Title:     Hyperion CDA 68038



O mortal man

Performers:     Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir, Jonathan Stamp (organ), Paul Spicer           

Composers:    Herbert Howells         

Album Title:     SOMM : SOMMCD-0140     




A Cambridge Mass: Credo (opening)            

Performers:     Bach Choir., New Queen's Hall Orchestra, ALAN Tongue  

Composers:    RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS        

Album Title:     ALBION : ALBCD-020           



Autumn (Stanzas by Pushkin)           

Performers:     Aleksander Antonenko (tenor), Latvian Radio Chorus, Sigvards Klava       

Composers:    Yuri Falik        

Album Title:     ONDINE : ODE 1226-2         




Performers:     Polyphony, Stephen Layton  

Composers:    Arvo Part        

Album Title:     HYPERION : CDA-68056     

Disc of the Week

Haydn: Piano Concertos

HAYDN: Keyboard Concerto No. 3 in F major with French horns and strings, Hob.XVIII:3; Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in G major, Hob.XVIII:4; Keyboard Concerto No. 11 in D major, HobXVIII:11

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano), Manchester Camerata, Gabor Takacs-Nagy (conductor)



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