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Building a Library: Purcell's Music for Queen Mary's Funeral

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Purcell's Music for Queen Mary's Funeral; A debate on UK music retailing to mark Record Store Day. 11.45am Disc of the Week.

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Overture (Suite) In F Major Twv.55:F3

    Performer: Alexis Kossenko. Ensemble: Les Ambassadeurs.
    • ALPHA : 200.
    • ALPHA.
    • 005.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto In A Minor Twv.51:A1 For Oboe, Strings And Continuo: 1st Movement; Adagio

    Performer: Alexis Kossenko. Director: Alexis Kossenko. Ensemble: Les Ambassadeurs.
    • ALPHA : 200.
    • ALPHA.
    • 006.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No. 85 In B Flat Major H.1.85 (La Reine): 3rd movement; Menuetto

    Orchestra: Zürcher Kammerorchester. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
    • SONY CLASSICAL : 88875-021332.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 007.
  • Alasdair Nicholson

    String Quartet No. 2 "The Keeper Of Sheep": 1st Movement; The moonlight seen through the tall branches

    Ensemble: Astrid String Quartet.
    • DELPHIAN : DCD-34153.
    • DELPHIAN.
    • 008.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Requiem Mass Op.89: Pie Jesu

    Singer: Bernarda Fink. Orchestra: Antwerp Symphony Orchestra. Singer: Ilse Eerens. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe. Singer: Maximilian Schmitt. Choir: Collegium Vocale Gent.
    • PHI : LPH-016.
    • PHI.
    • 004.
  • Béla Bartók

    Contrasts Sz.111 For Violin, Clarinet And Piano: no.3; Sebes [Fast dance]

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: James Ehnes. Performer: Andrew Armstrong.
    • Chandos: CHAN 10820.
    • Chandos.
    • 3.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Quartet no. 1 in E minor (From my life) for strings: 1st movement; Allegro vivo appassionata

    Ensemble: Pavel Haas Quartet.
    • SUPRAPHON : SU-4172-2.
    • SUPRAPHON.
    • 1.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No.9 in E minor "From the New World": 4th movement; Allegro con fuoco

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Václav Talich.
    • SUPRAPHON : SU-3833-2.
    • SUPRAPHON.
    • 8.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Concerto for oboe and strings in A minor

    Performer: Nicholas Daniel. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: James MacMillan.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI : HMU-807573.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 1.
  • John Sheppard

    Media Vita.....Nunc Dimittis For 6 Voices [och Mus.979-83]

    Director: Owen Rees. Ensemble: Contrapunctus.
    • SIGNUM CLASSICS : SIGCD-408.
    • SIGNUM CLASSICS.
    • 010.

9.00am

Telemann: Ouverture-suite & Concerti pour Darmstadt

TELEMANN: Overture (Suite) TWV 55:F3 in F major for 2 horns, 2 oboes, horn, strings & b.c.; Concerto TWV 51:a1 in A minor for violin (or oboe), strings & b.c.; Concerto TWV 51:D1 in D major for flute, strings & b.c.; Concerto TWV 52:e3 in E minor for flute, violin, strings & b.c.; Concerto TWV 51:D2 in D major for transverse flute, strings & b.c.

Zefira Valova (violin), Alexis Kossenko (flute), Les Ambassadeurs

ALPHA ALPHA200 (CD)

 

HAYDN: Symphonies Nos. 82 - 87 (the Paris Symphonies)

Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Sir Roger Norrington (conductor)

SONY 88875021332 (3CD budget)

 

Luminate - Live Music Now Scotland celebrates 30 years

GEDDES: A Castle Mills Suite

MCGUIRE, E: Dance Suite for Two

NICOLSON, A: String Quartet No. 2 (The Keeper of Sheep)

SWEENEY, W: Luminate: From the Islands

Emma Versteeg (soprano), Maryam Sherhan (piano), Laura Margaret Smith (mezzo-soprano), Geoffrey Tanti (piano), Astrid String Quartet, Spencer-Strachan Duo

DELPHIAN DCD34153 (CD)

 

DVORAK: Requiem Op. 89

Ilse Eerens (soprano), Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano), Maximilian Schmitt (tenor), Nathan Berg (bass-baritone), Collegium Vocale Gent, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)

PHI LPH016 (2CD mid-price)

09.30am Building a Library

Kirsten Gibson explores the currently available recordings which include Henry Purcell's Music for Queen Mary's Funeral and Funeral Sentences and makes a personal recommendation.

 

Top Recommendation:

 

English Royal Funeral Music

PURCELL: Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z15; Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, 1695: March; Thou know'st, Lord, Z 58b; Canzona; O dive custos Auriacae domus, Z504; Man that is born of a woman, Z27; In the midst of life, Z 17a; Thou know'st, Lord, Z 58c; Remember not, O Lord, our offences, Z50

MORLEY: I am the resurrection and the life; I know that my Redeemer liveth; We brought nothing into this world; Man that is born of a woman; In the midst of life; I heard a voice from heaven

PAISIBLE: The Queen’s Farewell

TOMKINS: A sad Pavan for these distracted times; I am the resurrection and the life; I know that my Redeemer liveth; We brought nothing into this world; I heard a voice from heaven

WEELKES: Death hath deprived me

Les Trompettes des Plaisirs, Lingua Franca, Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier

RICERCAR RIC332 (CD)

10.20am Record Store Day

To mark Record Store Day Andrew is joined by life-long record collector and chief music critic of The Times Richard Morrison, and retailer Chris O'Reilly to discuss the current habits of the UK's record-buying public. With a virtual wallet containing £50 in their pockets they tell us what they would buy.

 

Bartok: Works for Violin and Piano Volume 3

BARTOK: Sonatina, BB 69, Sz. 55; Contrasts for violin, clarinet & piano, BB 116, Sz. 111; 44 Duos for Two Violins, BB 104, Sz. 98

Andrew Armstrong (piano), Michael Collins (clarinet), Amy Schwartz Moretti (violin), James Ehnes (violin)

CHANDOS CHAN10820 (CD)

 

Rachmaninov: Songs

RACHMANINOV: Songs (6) Op. 4; Songs (6) Op. 8; Songs (14) Op. 14; Were you hiccoughing, Natasha?; Songs (12) Op. 21; Songs (15) Op. 26; Letter to K.S. Stanislavsky; Songs (14) Op. 34; 6 Songs Op. 38

Evelina Dobraceva, Ekaterina Siurina (sopranos), Justina Gringyte (mezzo-soprano), Daniil Shtoda (tenor), Andrei Bondarenko, Rodion Pogossov (baritones), Alexander Vinogradov (bass), Iain Burnside (piano)

DELPHIAN DCD34127 (3CD mid-price)

 

Smetana: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2

SMETANA: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor 'From My Life'; String Quartet No. 2 in D minor

Pavel Haas Quartet

SUPRAPHON SU41722 (CD)

 

Vaclav Talich: Special Edition 13

DVORAK: Symphony no.8 in G major, Op.88; Symphony no.9 in E minor, Op.95 “From the New World”

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Vaclav Talich (conductor)

SUPRAPHON SU-3833-02  (CD)

 

The Decca Sound – Mono Years (The Birth of High Fidelity) - Vinyl Edition

ALBENIZ: Iberia, books 1-4 (complete)

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6 in F major Op. 68 'Pastoral'

BRITTEN: Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes Op. 33; The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Op. 34

LALO: Namouna - Ballet Suites 1 & 2

RACHMANINOV: Cello Sonata in G minor Op. 19

STRAVINSKY: Petrushka

TURINA: Danzas fantasticas Op. 22

Ataulfo Argenta (piano), Erich Kleiber (conductor), Eduard van Beinum (conductor), Jean Martinon (conductor), Zara Nelsova (cello), Ernst Ansermet

DECCA 4788027 (6Vinyl)

 

Vaughan Williams & James Macmillan: Oboe Concertos

BRITTEN: Suite on English Folk Tunes 'A Time there was' Op. 90

MACMILLAN: One for chamber orchestra; Oboe Concerto

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Oboe Concerto in A minor

Nicholas Daniel (cor anglais), James MacMillan (conductor), Nicholas Daniel (oboe), conductor), Britten Sinfonia

HARMONIA MUNDI HMU807573 (Hybrid SACD)

 

J.S. Bach: The Unaccompanied Violin Sonatas — Volume 1

BACH: Sonata No. 1 in G minor BWV1001; Partita No. 1 in B minor BWV1002

 

HAYDN: Symphonies Nos. 82 - 87 (the Paris Symphonies)

Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Sir Roger Norrington (conductor)

SONY 88875021332 (3CD budget)

 

Entre elle et lui: Natalie Dessay Sings Michel Legrand

LEGRAND: Chanson de Delphine (from the movie Les Demoiselles de Rochefort); Le Cinema; Chanson de Delphine a Lancien (from the movie Les Demoiselles de Rochefort); Papa can you hear me? (from Yentl); Recette pour un Cake d'Amour (from the movie Peau d'Ane); La valse des lilas; Les moulins de mon coeur; L'ame soeur a l'hamecon; What are you doing the rest of your life?; Chanson des jumelles (from the movie Les Demoiselles de Rochefort); Le rouge et le noir; Conseil de la Fee Lilas (from the movie Peau d'Ane); Duo de Guy et Genevieve (from the movie Les Parapluies de Cherbourg); La chanson de Louba; La chanson; Paris Violon; The Summer Knows; Mon dernier concert

Laurent Naouri (bass-baritone), Natalie Dessay (soprano), Catherine Michel (harp), Patricia Petibon (soprano)

ERATO 9341452 (CD)

 

Mozart: Opera & Concert Arias

MOZART: Aer tranquillo (from Il re pastore); Giunse alfin il momento... Deh, vieni, non tardar… (from Le nozze di Figaro); Ch'io mi scordi di te?... Non temer, amato bene, K505; Lucio Silla, K135: Overture; Misera, dove son? - Ah! non son' io che parlo! K369; Ach, ich fuhl's (from Die Zauberflote, K620); La clemenza di Tito, K621: Overture; Non piu di fiori (from La clemenza di Tito); Temerari!...Come scoglio! (from Cosi fan tutte); In uomini, in soldati (from Cosi fan tutte)

Karina Gauvin (soprano), Benedetto Lupo (piano), Andre Moisan (basset-horn), Les Violons du Roy, Bernard Labadie (conductor)

ATMA ACD22636 (CD)

 

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 25 - Vinyl Edition

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503; Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466

Martha Argerich (piano), Orchestra Mozart, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

DG 4793601 (Vinyl)

11.50am Disc of the Week

In the Midst of Life

BYRD: Circumdederunt me; Audivi Vocem De Caelo a5

GERARDE: Sive vigilem

MUNDY, W: Sive vigilem

PARSONS, R: Libera me, Domine from Responds for the Dead; Peccantem me, quotidie from Responds for the Dead; Credo quod Redemptor

SHEPPARD, J: Media vita

TALLIS: Nunc Dimittis for 5 voices

TAVERNER: Quemadmodum a 6

Contrapunctus, Owen Rees

SIGNUM SIGCD408 (CD)

 

Mercury Living Presence 3 - Vinyl Edition

BLOCH, E: Concerto Grosso No. 1, for string orchestra & piano; Concerto Grosso No. 2, for string orchestra & string quartet

FRANCK, C: Symphony in D minor

RESPIGHI: Roman Festivals; Vetrate di chiesa

Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson (conductor), Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (conductor)

MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 4788058 (6Vinyl)

 

 

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