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Building a Library: Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta; vocal music by Handel; Disc of the Week: Brahms: Three Violin Sonatas.

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony no. 1 in D major Op.25 (Classical): 3rd mvt; Gavotta (Non troppo allegro)

    Conductor: Jean Martinon. Orchestra: Lamoureux Concert Orchestra.
    • DECCA ELOQUENCE : 480-5588.
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    • 11.
  • Agostino Steffani

    Niobe, Regina di Tebe: Act 1 sc.13; Sfere amiche

    Director: Paul O’Dette. Director: Stephen Stubbs. Orchestra: Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra. Singer: Philippe Jaroussky.
    • ERATO : 0825646343546.
    • ERATO.
    • 30.
  • Paul Hindemith

    Sonata for trombone and piano: 2nd and 3rd movements

    Performer: Gerard Costes. Performer: Alexander Melnikov.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI : HMC-905271.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 9.
  • Franz Schubert

    Sonata in B flat major D.960 for piano: 1st movement; Molto moderato

    Performer: Michael Korstick.
    • CPO : 777-766-2.
    • CPO.
    • 5.
  • Claude Debussy

    Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

    Conductor: Jean Martinon. Orchestra: Lamoureux Concert Orchestra.
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    • 1.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony no. 31 in D major K.297 (Paris) (K.300a): 3rd movement; Allegro

    Conductor: Jean Martinon. Orchestra: Lamoureux Concert Orchestra.
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    • 3.
  • Albert Roussel

    Bacchus et Ariane - suite no. 1: Danse du labyrinth

    Conductor: Jean Martinon. Orchestra: Lamoureux Concert Orchestra.
    • DECCA ELOQUENCE : 480-5588.
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    • 14.
  • Manuel de Falla

    El Amor brujo - ballet for voice and orchestra: no.11; Pantomime

    Conductor: Jean Martinon. Orchestra: Lamoureux Concert Orchestra.
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    • 10.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Sonata no. 3 in D minor Op.108 for violin and piano

    Performer: Louis Lortie. Performer: Augustin Dumay.
    • ONYX : 4133.
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    • 7.

9.00am

STEFFANI: Niobe Regina di Tebe

Karina Gauvin (Niobe), Philippe Jaroussky (Anfione), Amanda Forsythe (Manto), Aaron Sheehan (Clearte), Terry Wey (Creonte), Jesse Blumberg (Poliferno), Colin Balzer (Tiberino), Jose Lemos (Nerea), Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs (musical directors)

ERATO 2564634354 (3CD budget)

 

Hindemith: Sonatas for piano and….

HINDEMITH: Violin Sonata in G minor Op. 11 No. 6; Sonata for Trumpet and Piano; Sonata for Alto Horn & Piano in E flat major; Sonata for Trombone and Piano; Sonata for Cello & Piano in E major (1948)

Isabelle Faust (violin), Jeroen Berwaerts (trumpet), Teunis van der Zwart (althorn), Gerard Costes (trombone), Alexander Rudin (cello), Alexander Melnikov (piano)

HARMONIA MUNDI HMC905271 (CD)

 

Schubert: Piano Works

SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata No. 20 in A major, D959; Moments Musicaux (6), D780 Op. 94

Michael Korstick (piano)

CPO 7777662 (2CD)

9.30am Building a Library

Rob Cowan joins Andrew for a live edition of Building a Library comparing recordings of the Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta by Bela Bartok.

 

Top recommendation – NOT currently available but due be reissued In 2015:

 

BARTOK: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer

 

Also highly recommended:

 

Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion & Celeste

BARTOK: Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta, BB 114, Sz. 106; Divertimento for Strings, Sz. 113; Hungarian Sketches, BB 103, Sz. 97

Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Zoltan Kocsis (conductor)

HUNGAROTON HSACD32510 (Hybrid SACD)

10.20am Reissues: The Martinon Legacy

Jean Martinon: The Philips Legacy

DEBUSSY: Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

DUKAS: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

FALLA: Noches en los jardines de Espana; El Amor Brujo

FAURE: Pavane Op. 50

HONEGGER: Pastorale d'ete

MOZART: Symphony No. 31 in D, K297 'Paris'; Symphony No. 32 in G major, K318; Symphony No. 33 in B flat major, K319

PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 1 in D major Op. 25 'Classical'; The Love for Three Oranges: Suite Op. 33a

ROUSSEL: Le Festin de l'Araignee Op. 17 - fragments symphonique; Bacchus et Ariane Op. 43 - Suite No. 1; Bacchus et Ariane Op. 43 - Suite No. 2

Eduardo del Pueyo (piano), Corinne Vozza (contralto), Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux, Jean Martinon (conductor)

AUSTRALIAN ELOQUENCE ELQ4805588 (3CD budget)

10.50am New Releases with Hannah French

HANDEL: Messiah

Lucy Crowe (soprano), Tim Mead (counter-tenor), Andrew Staples (tenor), Christopher Purves (baritone), Le Concert d’Astree Orchestre et Chœur, Emmanuelle Haim (conductor)

ERATO 2564624055 (2CD mid-price)

 

Heroes from the Shadows - Handel Arias

HANDEL: Poro, re dell'Indie, HWV28: Sinfonia; Dover, giustizia, amor (from Ariodante); Pena tiranna (from Amadigi); Son contenta di morire (Radamisto); Son nata a lagrimar (from Giulio Cesare); Son qual stanco pellegrino (from Arianna in Creta); Se fiera belva ha cinto (from Rodelinda); Voi, che udite il mio lamento (from Agrippina); Par che mi nasca in seno (from Tamerlano); Son contenta di morire (Radamisto); Senti, bell'idol mio (from Silla); L'aure che spira (from Giulio Cesare); Amadigi di Gaula: Ballo di poston e pastorelle; Io seguo sol fiero (from Partenope); Non so se sia la speme (from Serse); Serse: Sinfonia; Scipione: Sinfonia; Partenope: Sinfonia; Orlando: Sinfonia

Philippe Jaroussky (counter-tenor), Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto, conductor), Orfeo 55

ERATO 2564623177 (CD)

 

HANDEL: Israel in Egypt, HWV54

Julia Doyle (soprano), Maria Valdmaa (soprano), David Allsopp (counter tenor), James Gilchrist (tenor), Roderick Williams (bass), Peter Harvey (bass), Netherlands Chamber Choir, Le Concert Lorrain, Roy Goodman (conductor)

ETCETERA KTC1517 (2CD mid-price)

 

Handel: Music for Queen Caroline

HANDEL: Coronation Anthem No. 3, HWV260 'The King Shall Rejoice'; Te Deum in D major 'Queen Caroline', HWV280; The Ways of Zion do mourn, HWV 264

Tim Mead (countertenor), Sean Clayton (tenor), Lisandro Abadie (baritone), Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (conductor)

LES ARTS FLORISSANTS EDITIONS AF004 (CD)

 

Handel: Operatic Arias

HANDEL: Destero dall'empia dite (from Amadigi di Gaula); M'ai resa infelice (from Deidamia); Piangero la sorte mia (from Giulio Cesare); Scherza in mar (from Lotario); Ombre piante, urne funeste (from Rodelinda); Se'il mio duol (Rodelinda); Tutta raccolta ancor (from Scipione); Orrida agli occhi miei (from Ariodante); Ah crudel! (from Rinaldo); Sommi Dei! (Radamisto); Barbaro! Barbaro partiro (from Radamisto)

Emma Bell (soprano), Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Richard Egarr (conductor)

LINN BKD252 (CD mid-price)

11.45am Disc of the Week

Brahms: The Three Violin Sonatas

BRAHMS: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (complete); Sonatensatz (Scherzo from the F.A.E. sonata), WoO 2

Augustin Dumay (violin), Louis Lortie (piano)

ONYX ONYX4133 (CD)

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