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Building a Library: Berg: Wozzeck

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Berg: Wozzeck; symphonies by Bruckner, Mahler and Shostakovich; Disc of the Week: Monteverdi: Madrigals (Vol 2 - Mantua).

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3 hours, 12 minutes

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Sat 17 Jan 2015 09:00

9.00am

Grigory Sokolov: The Salzburg Recital 2008

BACH, J S: Chorale Prelude BWV639 'Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ'

CHOPIN: Preludes (24) Op. 28; Mazurka No. 47 in A minor Op. 68 No. 2; Mazurka No. 41 in C sharp minor Op. 63 No. 3

MOZART: Piano Sonata No. 2 in F, K280; Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, K332

RAMEAU: Les Sauvages

SCRIABIN: Poemes Op. 69 Nos. 1 & 2

Grigory Sokolov (piano)

DG 4794342 (2CD mid-price)

 

Mozart: Keyboard Music Volume 7

MOZART: Piano Sonata No. 6 in D, K284 "Durnitz"; Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310; Sechs Variationen in G-Dur, K180 ("Mio caro Adone"); Variations (9) in C major on a theme by Nicolas Dezede ‘Lison dormait' K264

Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano) Paul McNulty, Divisov, Czech Republic, 2009, after Anton Walter, Sohn, Vienna, 1805. From the collection of Alexander Skeaping Unequal temperament, A = 430

HARMONIA MUNDI HMU907531 (CD)

 

Saariaho: Quatre Instants, Terra Memoria & Emilie Suite

SAARIAHO: Quatre Instants; Terra Memoria for String Orchestra; Emilie Suite

Karen Vourc’h (soprano), Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Marko Letonja (conductor)

ONDINE ODE12552 (CD)

 

SEAVAIGERS

BEAMISH: Seavaiger; Moder Dry

Catriona McKay (Scottish harp), Chris Stout (Shetland fiddle), Scottish Ensemble

McKay Stout Music MSM002CD (CD)

09.30am Building a Library

Gillian Moore compares recordings of Berg's opera Wozzeck and makes a personal recommendation:

 

 Top recommendation on CD:

 

Franz Grundheber (Wozzeck), Hildegard Behrens (Marie), Walter Raffeiner (Tambourmajor), Philip Langridge (Andres), Heinz Zednik (Hauptmann), Aage Haugland (Doktor), Anna Gonda (Margret), Peter Jelosits (Narr), Alfred Sramek (1.Handwerkbursch), Alexander Maly (2.Handwerkbursch), Vienna Boys Choir, Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

 

Available as part of a collected edition:

 

The Alban Berg Collection

 

BERG: Drei Orchesterstucke Op. 6; Lyric Suite - three movements for string orchestra (1928); Violin Concerto 'To the Memory of an Angel' (1935); Chamber Concerto for Piano and Violin with 13 Wind Instruments; Piano Sonata Op. 1; Four Pieces for Clarinet and Piano Op. 5; Lyric Suite - for string quartet (1926); String Quartet Op. 3; Sieben fruhe Lieder; Schliesse mir die Augen beide (1907 version); An Leukon; Schliesse mir die Augen beide (1925 version); Vier Lieder Op. 2; Sieben fruhe Lieder; 5 Orchesterlieder nach Ansichtskartentexten von Peter Altenberg Op. 4; Der Wein; Lulu-Suite (Five Symphonic Pieces) for soprano and orchestra; Lulu; Wozzeck

STRAUSS, J, II: Wein, Weib und Gesang Op. 333

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Daniel Barenboim (piano), Pinchas Zukerman (violin), Sabine Meyer (clarinet), Oleg Maisenberg (piano), Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano), Bengt Forsberg (piano), Margaret Marshall (soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (piano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Aribert Reimann (piano), Wiener Philharmoniker, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, LaSalle Quartet, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Claudio Abbado (conductor), Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Pierre Boulez (conductor)

DG 4746572 (8CD budget)

 

 

Also available to download:

 

BERG: Wozzeck

DG E4235872 (DOWNLOAD ONLY)

 

 

Top recommendation on DVD:

 

Toni Blankenheim (Wozzeck), Sena Jurinac (Marie), Richard Cassilly (Tambourmajor), Peter Haage (Andres), Gerhard Unger (Hauptmann), Hans Sotin (Doktor), Elisabeth Steiner (Margret), Martina Schumacher (Narr), Kurt Moll (1.Handwerkbursch), Franz Grunheber (2.Handwerkbursch), Chorus of the Hamburg State Opera, Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra, Bruno Maderna (conductor), Joachim Hess (director), Rolf Liebermann (Artistic Director)

 

 

Available as part of a collected edition on CD:

 

Cult Opera of the 1970s

BEETHOVEN: Fidelio Op. 72

BERG: Wozzeck (Bruno Maderna)

LORTZING: Zar und Zimmerman

MENOTTI: Help, Help, The Globolinks

MOZART: Le nozze di Figaro, K492; Die Zauberflote, K620

OFFENBACH: Orphee aux Enfers

PENDERECKI: Die Teufel von Loudun (The Devils of Loudun)

WAGNER: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

WEBER: Der Freischutz

Richard Cassilly, Cristina Deutekom, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Gottlob Frick, Nicolai Gedda, Franz Grundheber, Sena Jurinac, Theo Lingen, Edith Mathis, Inge Meysel, Bernhard Minetti, Kurt Moll, Lucia Popp, Liselotte Pulver, Anja Silja, Hans Sotin, Tatiana Troyanos, Hamburg State Opera, Marek Janowski (conductor), Leopold Ludwig (conductor), Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor), Bruno Maderna, Horst Stein (conductor)

ARTHAUS MUSIK 101261 (10DVD Video mid-price)

 

 

10.20am Chamber Music

Georg Schumann: Piano Quartet & Cello Sonata

SCHUMANN, G: Piano Quartet Op. 29; Sonata for Violoncello & Piano Op. 19

Michael Arlt, Dietrich Cramer, Gerhard Zank, Donald Sulzen, Munchner Klaviertrio

CPO 7778642 (CD)

 

Stanford: Piano Trio No. 2 & Piano Quartet No. 1

STANFORD: Piano Trio No. 2 in G minor Op. 73; Piano Quartet No. 1 in F

David Adams (viola), Gould Piano Trio

NAXOS 8573388 (CD budget)

 

Josef Holbrooke: Clarinet Chamber Music

HOLBROOKE: Clarinet Quintet in G Op. 27; Cyrene Op. 88b; Phryne Op. 98b; Variations from Quintet Op. 27; Fairyland; Nocturne Op. 57; Eilean Shona Op. 74 (Clarinet Quintet alternative finale)

Robert Plane, Lucy Gould, Mia Cooper, Scott Dickinson, David Adams, Alice Neary, Sophia Rahman

CPO 7777312 (CD mid-price)

 

Trio Appassionata: Gone Into Night Are All the Eyes

IVES, C: Piano Trio

KIRCHNER, L: Piano Trio

KOTCHEFF: Gone Into Night Are All The Eyes

MOE, E: We Happy Few

Trio Appassionata: Ronaldo Rolim (piano), Lydia Chernicoff (violin), Andrea Casarrubios (cello)

ODRADEK RECORDS ODRCD313 (CD)

10.50am New Releases with Edward Seckerson

Edward Seckerson joins Andrew live in the studio to discuss recent recordings of symphonies by Bruckner, Mahler and Shostakovich.

 

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major

Tapiola Sinfonietta, Mario Venzago

CPO 7776162 (CD)

 

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 3 in D minor ‘Wagner Symphony'

Orchestre Metropolitain, Yannick Nezet-Seguin (conductor)

ATMA ACD22700 (CD)

 

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 14 in G minor Op. 135

Gal James (soprano), Thomas Oliemans (bass), Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Gordan Nikolic

CHALLENGE CLASSICS CC72654 (Hybrid SACD)

 

Mahler: Symphony No. 4

MAHLER: Symphony No. 4 in G major; Das irdische Leben (Des Knaben Wunderhorn); Verlorne Muh' (Des Knaben Wunderhorn); Lob des hohen Verstandes (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Lisa Larsson (soprano), Het Gelders Orkest, Antonello Manacorda

CHALLENGE CLASSICS CC72659 (Hybrid SACD)

 

MAHLER: Symphony No. 7 in E minor

Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Gustavo Dudamel (conductor)

DG 4791700 (CD)

11.45am Disc of the Week

Monteverdi Madrigali Volume 2: Mantova

MONTEVERDI: Quatro Libro (1603); Quinto Libro (1605); Sesto Libro (1614)

Les Arts Florissants, Paul Agnew (conductor)

LES ARTS FLORISSANTS EDITIONS AF003 (CD)

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