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Building a Library: Walton: Cello Concerto

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Walton: Cello Concerto; Flora Willson joins Andrew to discuss new opera aria discs featuring leading soloists; Disc of the Week.

3 hours, 12 minutes

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  • H De Curitiba

    Metaphors

    Choir: Gonville and Caius Coll. Cambridge Choir. Conductor: Geoffrey Webber.
    • DELPHIAN : DCD-34147.
    • DELPHIAN.
    • 001.
  • William Hamilton Bird

    The Oriental Miscellany: Ii. Rekhtah: Sakia! Fusul Beharust

    Performer: Jane Chapman.
    • SIGNUM CLASSICS : SIGCD-415.
    • SIGNUM CLASSICS.
    • 003.
  • Steve Reich

    Piano Phase For 2 Pianos [or 2 Marimbas]

    Performer: Mahan Esfahani. Music Arranger: Mahan Esfahani.
    • ARCHIV : 479 4481.
    • ARCHIV.
    • 006.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto No. 15 In B Flat Major K.450 For Piano And Orchestra: 3rd movement; Allegro

    Performer: Ronald Brautigam. Orchestra: Cologne Academy. Conductor: Michael Alexander Willens.
    • BIS : SACD-2064.
    • BIS.
    • 006.
  • Jacquet of Mantua

    Missa Surge Petre: Agnus Dei

    Ensemble: Brabant Ensemble. Director: Stephen Rice.
    • HYPERION : CDA-68088.
    • HYPERION.
    • 006.
  • William Lawes

    Royall Consort Suite No. 4 In D Major [vdgs.22-28]: Paven

    Ensemble: Phantasm.
    • LINN : CKD-470.
    • LINN.
    • 006.
  • Reinhard Keiser

    Markuspassion : Wein, Ach Wein And Sinfonia

    Performer: Amandine Beyer. Singer: Stephan van Dyck. Ensemble: Gli Incogniti. Ensemble: Ensemble Jacques Moderne. Director: Joël Suhubiette.
    • MIRARE : MIR-254.
    • MIRARE.
    • 009.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Symphony In G Major Wq.182`1: 3rd movement; Presto

    Director: Riccardo Minasi. Orchestra: Ensemble Resonanz.
    • ES DUR : ES-2053.
    • ES DUR.
    • 003.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Daphnis Et Chloe - Ballet [with Chorus]: Part 2 and Part 3

    Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • BIS : SACD -1850.
    • BIS.
    • 008.

9.00am

Romaria: Choral Music from Brazil

AGUIAR: Antiquae Preces Christianae

ALMEIDA PRADO: Oraculo

ARANEDA: Ismalia

CURITIBA: Metaphors

ESCOBAR, A: Missa breve sobre ritmos populares brasileiros

MAHLE: Carimbo (Folksong Suite – excerpts)

PINTO FONSECA: Jubiaba

SANTORO: Ave Maria; Moreninha se eu te pedisse

VILLA-LOBOS: Cor dulce, cor amabile; Magnificat-Alleluia

Choir of Gonville, Caius College, Cambridge, Geoffrey Webber (conductor)

DELPHIAN DCD34147 (CD)

 

The Oriental Miscellany - Airs of Hindustan by William Hamilton Bird

Jane Chapman (harpsichord), Yu-Wei (flute)

SIGNUM SIGCD415 (CD mid-price)

 

Mahan Esfahani: Time Present and Time Past

BACH, C P E: Twelve Variationen uber die Folie d'Espagne, Wq118/9/H263

BACH, J S: Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV1052

GEMINIANI: Concerto grosso in D minor Op. 6

GORECKI: Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings Op. 40

HANDEL: Keyboard Suite, HWV 435 (Chaconne) in G major; Keyboard Suite, HWV 430 in E major 'The Harmonious Blacksmith'

REICH: Piano Phase

SCARLATTI, A: Variations On 'La Folia'

Concerto Koln, Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)

DG ARCHIV 4794481 (CD)

 

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 15 & 16

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 16 in D major, K451; Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat major, K450; Rondo for Piano & Orchestra in D major, K382

Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano), Die Kolner Akademie, Michael Alexander Willens (conductor)

BIS BIS2064 (Hybrid SACD)

 

Jacquet of Mantua: Missa Surge Petre & motets

MANTUA: Surge Petre; Missa Surge Petre; Ave Maria a 3; O vos omnes; In illo tempore; O pulcherrima inter mulieres; Domine, non secundum peccata nostra

The Brabant Ensemble, Stephen Rice

HYPERION CDA68088 (CD)

09.30am Building a Library

Helen Wallace compares recordings of Walton's Concerto for Cello and Orchestra and makes a personal recommendation.

 

Top recommendation:

 

Walton: Symphony No. 2 & Cello Concerto

WALTON: Symphony No. 2; Cello Concerto; Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten

Paul Watkins (cello), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner (conductor)

CHANDOS CHSA5153 (Hybrid SACD)

10.25am

LAWES, W: The Royall Consorts

Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo), Daniel Hyde (organ), Phantasm

LINN CKD470 (2Hybrid SACD mid-price)

 

KEISER: St. Mark Passion

Thomas E. Bauer (bass), Jan Kobow (tenor), Ensemble Jacques Moderne, Gli Incogniti, Joel Suhubiette (conductor), Amandine Beyer (conductor)

MIRARE MIR254 (CD)

 

Telemann: Overtures and Oboe Concerti

TELEMANN: Overture (Suite) TWV 55:G4 in G major 'Les nations anciens et modernes'; Concerto TWV 51:c2 in C minor for oboe, strings & b.c.; Overture in D major TWV 55:D13; Concerto TWV 51:c1 in C minor for oboe, strings & b.c.; Overture (Suite) TWV 55:B5 in B flat major for strings & b.c. 'Volker-Ouverture'

Vinciane Baudhuin (oboe), Bach Concentus, Ewald Demeyere (conductor)

CHALLENGE CLASSICS CC72669 (Hybrid SACD)

 

BACH, C P E: Hamburg Symphonies (6) for Strings, Wq. 182 (H567-662)

Ensemble Resonanz, Riccardo Minasi (conductor)

ES-DUR ES2053 (CD)

10.45am New Releases

Andrew is joined by Flora Willson to discuss some recent opera aria discs with superstar soloists.

 

Marcelo Alvarez: 20 Years on the Opera Stage

CILEA: L'anima ho stanca (from Adriana Lecouvreur)

GIORDANO, U: Un di, all' azzurro spazio (from Andrea Chenier); Amor ti vieta (from Fedora)

GOMES: Quando nascesti tu

HALEVY: Rachel, quand du Seigneur (from La Juive)

LEONCAVALLO: Testa adorata (from La boheme); O mio piccolo tavolo (from Zaza); Vesti la giubba (from I Pagliacci)

MASCAGNI: Mamma, quel vino (from Cavalleria Rusticana)

MASSENET: Ah! Tout est bien fini... O souverain (from Le Cid)

PUCCINI: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano (from La Fanciulla del West); Non piangere, Liu! (from Turandot); Nessun dorma (from Turandot)

ZANDONAI: Giulietta, son io (from Giulietta e Romeo)

Marcelo Alvarez (tenor), St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, Constantine Orbelian (conductor)

DELOS DE3472 (CD)

 

My Life Is An Opera: Roberto Alagna

ALAGNA, D: Il est dix heures… Encore six heures (from Le dernier jour d'un condamne)

DONIZETTI: Un lampo, un lampo orribile (from Roberto Devereux); Un tenero cuore (from Roberto Devereux)

GLUCK: Che faro' senza Euridice? (from Orfeo ed Euridice)

GOLDMARK: Magische Tone, berauschender Duft (from Die Konigin von Saba)

GOUNOD: Faiblesse de la race humaine (from La Reine de Saba)

LEONCAVALLO: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba (from I Pagliacci)

MASSENET: Ne pouvant reprimer les elans de la foi (from Herodiade)

PUCCINI: Ah, Manon mi tradisce (from Manon Lescaut); Donna non vidi mai (from Manon Lescaut); Addio, fiorito asil (from Madama Butterfly)

REYER: Esprits gardiens (from Sigurd)

ROSSINI: Soirees musicales: La Danza

TCHAIKOVSKY: Kuda, Kuda 'Lensky's Aria' (from Eugene Onegin)

Aleksandra Kurzak, Roberto Alagna (tenor), London Orchestra, Yvan Cassar

DG 4811524 (CD)

 

Valer Sabadus: Mozart Castrato Arias

MOZART: Se l’augellin sen fugge (from La finta giardiniera); Dolce d'amor compagna (from La finta giardiniera); Lucio Silla, K135: Overture; Pupille amate (from Lucio Silla); Il Tenero Momento (from Lucio Silla); Non ho colpa (from Idomeneo); Deh, per questo istante solo (from La Clemenza di Tito); Voi che sapete (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Valer Sabadus (countertenor), recreation – Grosses Orchester Graz, Michael Hofstetter

OEHMS OC1814 (CD)

 

Piotr Beczala: The French Collection

BERLIOZ: La Damnation de Faust Op. 24: Merci, doux crepuscule!; Ah! Je vais l'aimer, mon cœur me l'annonce (from Beatrice et Benedict)

BIZET: La fleur que tu m'avais jetee (from Carmen)

BOIELDIEU: Viens, gentille dame (from La Dame blanche)

DONIZETTI: La maitresse du roi?...Ange si pur (from La Favorite); Seul sur la terre (from Dom Sebastien, Roi de Portugal)

GOUNOD: L'amour, l'amour... Ah, leve-toi soleil (from Romeo et Juliette); Salut! Demeure chaste et pure (from Faust)

MASSENET: Toute mon ame - Pourquoi me reveiller (from Werther); Ah! Tout est bien fini... O souverain (from Le Cid); Toi ! Vous ! Oui ! Je fus cruelle… N’est-ce plus ma main (from Manon)

VERDI: Fontainebleau! Foret immense et solitaire … (from Don Carlos)

Diana Damrau (soprano), Piotr Beczala (tenor), Orchestre de l’Opera National de Lyon, Alain Altinoglu (conductor)

DG 4794101 (CD)

 

Heroique: French Opera Arias

BERLIOZ: La Damnation de Faust Op. 24: Nature immense, impenetrable et fiere; Inutiles regrets…En un dernier naufrage (from Les Troyens)

BRUNEAU: Le jour tombe, la nuit va bercer (from L'Attaque du Moulin)

GOUNOD: Faiblesse de la race humaine (from La Reine de Saba)

MASSENET: Ne pouvant reprimer les elans de la foi (from Herodiade)

MEYERBEER: Pays merveilleux... O paradis (from L'Africaine)

RABAUD: Chante vieux jardin ta chanson de cigale (from Rolande et le mauvais)

REYER: Esprits gardiens (from Sigurd)

ROSSINI: Asile hereditaire (from Guillaume Tell)

VERDI: L'Emir aupres de lui m'appelle...Je veux encore entendre (from Jerusalem); E di Monforte il cenno!...Giorno di pianto (from I vespri Siciliani)

Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno, Bryan Hymel (tenor), PKF – Prague Philharmonia, Emmanuel Villaume (conductor)

WARNER CLASSICS 2564617950 (CD)

 

Paris, mon amour

GOUNOD: O ma lyre immortelle (from Sapho)

LECOCQ: Je soupire et maudis le destin...O Paris, gai sejour de plaisir (from Les Cent Vierges)

MASSENET: Il est doux, il est bon (from Herodiade); De cet affreux combat…Pleurez, mes yeux ! (from Le Cid); C'est toi, mon pere (from Thais)

MESSAGER: Le jour sous le soleil beni (from Madame Chrysantheme)

OFFENBACH: Elle a fui, la tourterelle (from Les Contes d' Hoffmann)

PUCCINI: Se come voi piccina io fossi (from Le Villi); Donde lieta usci (from La Boheme)

VERDI: E strano! e strano!...Ah! fors e lui...Sempre libera (from La Traviata)

Etienne Dupuis (baritone), Celso Albelo (tenor), Sonya Yoncheva (soprano), Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Frederic Chaslin

SONY 88875017202 (CD)

11.45am Disc of the Week

Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe

RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloe; Pavane pour une infante defunte

Netherlands Radio Choir, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nezet-Seguin (conductor)

BIS BIS1850 (Hybrid SACD)

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