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Building a Library: Mozart: horn concertos

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Mozart: horn concertos; New releases reviewed and assessed; Disc of the Week.

3 hours, 12 minutes


Music Played

  • Francis Poulenc

    Sonata For Piano Duet (1918, Rev. 1939 - III. Finale)

    Performer: Dagmar Clottu. Performer: Martha Argerich.
    • Martha Argerich & Friends - Live from Lugano 2014.
    • Warner.
    • 3.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 1 In C Major Op.21 (IV. Finale)

    Orchestra: Chorus Viennensis. Conductor: Martin Haselböck.
    • Re Sound Beethoven.
    • Alpha.
    • 4.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No. 9 in D major (I. First Movement - Opening)

    Conductor: Iván Fischer. Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra.
    • Mahler Symphony No. 9.
    • Channel Classics.
    • 1.
  • George Frideric Handel

    L' Allegro, Il Penseroso, Ed Il Moderato (Part 2, "Me, when the sun begins to fling; Hide me from day's garish eye)

    Ensemble: Gabrieli Players. Director: Paul McCreesh. Singer: Gillian Webster.
    • Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato.
    • Winged Lion/Signum.
    • 3-4.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    The Song of the Forests, Op. 81 (6. A walk into the future)

    Singer: Alexei Tanovitski. Orchestra: Estonian National S O. Choir: Narva Boys Choir. Singer: Konstantin Andreyev. Choir: Estonian Concert Choir. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
    • Shostakovich Cantatas.
    • Erato.
    • 8.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    7 Variations in E flat major on 'Bei Mannern, Welche Liebe Fuhlen' from Mozart's Die Zauberflote, Woo.46

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Mischa Maisky.
    • Martha Argerich & Friends - Live from Lugano 2014.
    • Warner.
    • 4.
  • Alexander Borodin

    Quintet In C Minor For Piano And Strings (II. Scherzo)

    Performer: Andrey Baranov. Performer: Geza Hosszu-Legocky. Performer: Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg. Performer: Jing Zhao. Performer: Alexander Mogilevsky.
    • Martha Argerich & Friends - Live from Lugano 2014.
    • Warner.
    • 6.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Concerto No. 1 In A Minor Op.77 For Violin And Orchestra

    Performer: Leonidas Kavakos. Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra.
    • Shostakovich Symphony No. 9 / Violin Concerto No. 1.
    • 6.


Re-Sound Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1 in C major Op. 21; Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 36

Orchester Wiener Akademie, Martin Haselbock (conductor)



MAHLER: Symphony No. 9

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer (conductor)



HANDEL: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato

Gillian Webster (soprano), Laurence Kilsby (treble), Jeremy Ovenden (tenor), Peter Harvey (baritone), Ashley Riches (bass), William Whitehead (organ), Gabrieli Consort and Players, Paul McCreesh (conductor)

SIGNUM SIGCD392 (2CD mid-price)


Shostakovich: Cantatas

SHOSTAKOVICH: The Execution of Stepan Razin Op. 119; The Sun Shines on Our Motherland Op. 90; The Song of the Forests Op. 81

Aleksei Tanovitski (bass), Kostiantin Andrejev (tenor), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Narva Boys Choir, Estonian Concert Choir, Paavo Jarvi (conductor)

ERATO 2564616666 (CD)

9.30am Building a Library

Jonathan Freeman-Attwood compares recordings of Mozart’s Horn Concertos and makes a personal recommendation.


Top recommendation:


Mozart - Horn Concertos & Horn Quintet

MOZART: Horn Concertos Nos. 1-4 (complete); Horn Quintet in E flat, K407

David Pyatt (horn), Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner (conductor), Kenneth Sillito (violin), Robert Smissen, Stephen Tees (violas), Stephen Orton (cello)

APEX 2564681619 (CD budget)


10.20am Martha Argerich & Friends: Lugano 2014

Martha Argerich & Friends: Live from Lugano 2014

BEETHOVEN: Variations (7) on "Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen", for Cello and Piano, WoO 46

BORODIN: Piano Quintet in C minor

BRIDGE: Cello Sonata in D minor, H125

MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 1 in C minor Op. 11

MILHAUD: La Creation du Monde for piano quintet Op. 81b

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466

POULENC: Sonata for Piano Four Hands (a mademoiselle Simone Tilliard); Cello Sonata Op. 143

SCRIABIN: Fantasy in A minor Op. post.

WEINBERG: Sonata for Violin & Piano No. 5 Op. 53

Martha Argerich (piano), Mischa Maisky (cello), Alexander Mogilevsky (piano), Andrey Baranov (violin I), Geza Hosszu-Legocky (violin II), Nora Romanoff (viola), Jing Zhao (cello), Gautier Capucon (cello), Gabriela Montero (piano), Akane Sakai (piano), Lilya Zilberstein (piano), Anton Gerzenberg (piano), Daniel Gerzenberg (piano), Eduardo Hubert (piano), Dora Schwarzberg (violin I), Michael Guttmann (violin II), Mark Drobinsky (cello), Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, Jacek Kaspszyk (conductor), Dagmar Clottu (piano), Francesco Piemontesi (piano), Daniel Rivera (piano), Gidon Kremer (violin)

WARNER CLASSICS 2564613460 (3CD budget)

10.45am New Releases

Andrew is joined by John Bridcut to discuss some recent discs of music from composers who fought during the Great War.


Mélodies: Prescience – Conscience

HALPHEN: Pour Cythère

FÉVRIER: La dernière chanson

JÜRGENS: Das Treue Paar; Der Geworbene; Deh Nicht; Fromm

RAVEL: Trois Chansons

BUTTERWORTH: On the idle hill of summer; Loveliest of trees; The lads in their hundreds

KELLY: Shall I Compare Thee?

FAURÉ: C’est la paix op. 114

FARRAR: 3 pièces pour piano, op. 23

DEVAERE: La flûte amère de l'automne op. 1; Grave et poignant, pour piano

STEPHAN: Pappel im Strahl; Heimat; Abendfrieden

DEBUSSY: Noël des enfants qui n'ont plus de maison

HAHN: Le plus beau présent

SCHULHOFF: 5 Gesänge op. 39

Marc Mauillon (baritone), Anne Le Bozec (piano)



La naissance d'un nouveau monde

SCHULLHOFF: Sonata for cello and piano op. 17

BRIDGE: Sonata for cello and piano in D minor

GRANADOS: Madrigal


Thomas Duran (cello), Nicolas Mallarte (piano)



Les altistes engages


HINDEMITH: Viola Sonata Op. 11 – 4

SCHMITT: Légende

KOECHLIN: Viola Sonata Op. 53



Concertos pour la main gauche

BRITTEN: Diversions, for piano left hand and orchestra

KORNGOLD: Concerto for piano left hand in C sharp, Op. 17

Nicolas Stavy (piano), Orchestre National de Lille, Paul Polivnick (conductor)



11.35am Disc of the Week

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 & Violin Concerto No. 1

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 9 in E flat major Op. 70; Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor Op. 99

Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)




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