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Building a Library: Offenbach: The Tales of Hoffmann

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Offenbach: The Tales of Hoffmann; Shostakovich chamber music; Debate: What makes a good record critic?; Disc of the Week.

3 hours, 12 minutes

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Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    Im Fruhling D.882

    Performer: Julius Drake. Singer: Ian Bostridge.
    • Songs by Schubert - 2.
    • Wigmore Hall Live.
    • 1.
  • Florent Ghys

    An Open Cage

    Ensemble: Bang on a Can All-Stars.
    • Field Recordings.
    • Cantaloupe.
    • 2.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Les Contes d'Hoffmann: Venice Act + Epilogue

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Singer: Kurt Rydl. Singer: Jocelyne Taillon. Singer: Ann Murray. Singer: Rémy Corazza. Singer: Plácido Domingo. Singer: Catherine Malfitano. Singer: Gérard Friedmann. Conductor: James Levine. Singer: José van Dam. Singer: Peter Weber.
    • Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann.
    • Orfeo.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata No. 4 In C Minor Bwv.1017 For Violin And Keyboard

    Performer: Lucy Russell. Performer: John Butt.
    • J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord Nos. 1-6, BWV1014-1019.
    • Linn Records.
    • 1-4.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata No. 4 In C Minor Bwv.1017 For Violin And Keyboard

    Performer: Lucy Russell. Performer: John Butt.
    • J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord Nos. 1-6, BWV1014-1019.
    • Linn Records.
    • 1-4.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata No. 4 In C Minor Bwv.1017 For Violin And Keyboard

    Performer: Lucy Russell. Performer: John Butt.
    • J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord Nos. 1-6, BWV1014-1019.
    • Linn Records.
    • 1-4.

9.00am

Songs by Schubert 2

SCHUBERT: Im Fruhling, D882; Uber Wildemann D884 (Ernst Schulze); Der liebliche Stern, D861 (Schulze); Im Janner 1817 (Tiefes Leid) D876; Auf der Bruck, D853; Aus 'Heliopolis' - I D753 (Mayrhofer); Aus 'Heliopolis' - II D754 (Mayrhofer); Abendbilder, D650; Ins stille Land, D403; Totengrabers Heimwehe D842 (Craigher); Auf der Riesenkoppe, D611; Sei mir gegrusst! D741 (Ruckert); Dass sie hier gewesen! D775 (Ruckert); Die Forelle, D550; Des Fischers Liebesgluck, D933 (Leitner); Fischerweise, D881 (Schlechta); Atys D585; Nachtviolen D752 (Mayrhofer); Geheimnis, D491 (Mayrhofer); Im Walde D834

Ian Bostridge (tenor), Julius Drake (piano)

WIGMORE HALL LIVE WHLIVE0077 (CD mid-price)

 

Field Recordings

JULIA WOLFE: Reeling; Florent GHYS: An Open Cage; MICHAEL GORDON: Gene Takes a Drink; CHRISTIAN MARCLAY: Fade to Slide; DAVID LANG: Unused Swan; TYONDAI BRAXTON: Casino Trem; JOHANN JOHANNSSON: Hz; TODD REYNOLDS: Seven Sundays; STEVE REICH: The Cave; BRYCE DESSNER: Maximus to Gloucester, Letter 27 (Withheld); MIRA CALIX: Meet You Seemed Easy; ANNA CLYNE: A Wonderful Day; NICK ZAMMUTO: Real Beauty Turns

Bang on a Can All-Stars

CANTALOUPE CA21108

 

Grieg: Lyric Pieces

GRIEG: Lyric Pieces Op. 12: No. 1 - Arietta; Lyric Pieces Op. 38: No. 1 - Berceuse; Lyric Pieces Op. 38: No. 6 - Elegy; Lyric Pieces III (6) Op. 43; Valse-Impromptu Op. 47 No. 1; Lyric Pieces Op. 47: No. 3 - Melody; Lyric Pieces Op. 47: No. 7 - Elegy; Lyric Pieces Op. 54: No. 3 - March of the Trolls; Lyric Pieces Op. 54: No. 4 - Nocturne; Lyric Pieces Op. 54: No. 6 - Bell-Ringing; Lyric Pieces Op. 57: No. 6 - Homesickness; Lyric Pieces Op. 62: No. 1 - Sylph; From early years Op. 65 No. 1; Lyric Pieces Op. 65: No. 4 - Salon; Lyric Pieces Op. 65: No. 6 - Wedding Day at Troldhaugen; Lyric Pieces Op. 68: No. 2 - Sailors' Song; Lyric Pieces Op. 68: No. 3 - At your feet; Lyric Pieces Op. 68: No. 5 - At the cradle; Lyric Pieces Op. 71: No. 2 - Summer's Eve; Lyric Pieces Op. 71: No. 3 - Puck; Lyric Pieces Op. 71: No. 7 - Remembrances; Lyric Pieces Op. 62: No. 6 - Homeward

Stephen Hough (piano)

HYPERION CDA68070 (CD mid-price)

09.15am Building a Library

Top recommendation:

OFFENBACH: Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Placido Domingo (Hoffman), Catherine Malfitano (Olympia, Antonia and Giulietta), Ann Murray (Niklausse, Hoffmann's Muse), Jose van Dam(Lindorf, Coppelius, Miracle, Dapertutto), Remy Corazza (Andres, Cochenille, Frantz, Pitichinaccio), Kurt Rydl (Luther, Crespel), Jocelyne Taillon (Antonia's mother), Gerard Friedmann (Nathanael, Spalanzani), Peter Weber (Hermann, Schlemi), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, James Levine (conductor)

ORFEO C793093D (3CD mid-price)

10.15am Stephen Johnson on Shostakovich chamber music

Shostakovich: Chamber Symphonies

SHOSTAKOVICH: Chamber Symphony in C minor Op. 110a; Chamber Symphony No. 5 for Strings in A flat major Op. 118a (orch.Barshai); Chamber Symphony in C Major Op. 49a

The Dmitri Ensemble, Graham Ross

HARMONIA MUNDI HMU907634 (CD mid-price)

 

Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 4, 8 & 11

SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartet No. 4 in D major Op. 83; String Quartet No. 8 in C minor Op. 110; String Quartet No. 11 in F minor Op. 122

Carducci Quartet

SIGNUM SIGCD418 (CD)

 

 Shostakovich: Piano Quintet & String Quartet No. 2

SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartet No. 2 in A major Op. 68; Piano Quintet in G minor Op. 57

Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano), Takacs Quartet

HYPERION CDA67987 (CD mid-price)

 

Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 1, 8 & 14

SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartet No. 1 in C Major Op. 49; String Quartet No. 8 in C minor Op. 110; String Quartet No. 14 in F sharp major Op. 142; Two Pieces for String Quartet (Elegy & Polka)

Borodin String Quartet

DECCA 4788205 (CD)

11.15am Building a Library Recommendation – Longer Extract

OFFENBACH: Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Placido Domingo (Hoffman), Catherine Malfitano (Olympia, Antonia and Giulietta), Ann Murray (Niklausse, Hoffmann's Muse), Jose van Dam(Lindorf, Coppelius, Miracle, Dapertutto), Remy Corazza (Andres, Cochenille, Frantz, Pitichinaccio), Kurt Rydl (Luther, Crespel), Jocelyne Taillon (Antonia's mother), Gerard Friedmann (Nathanael, Spalanzani), Peter Weber (Hermann, Schlemi), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, James Levine (conductor)

ORFEO C793093D (3CD mid-price)

11.55am Disc of the Week

BACH, J S: Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord Nos. 1-6, BWV1014-1019

John Butt (harpsichord), Lucy Russell (violin)

LINN CKD433 (2CD mid-price)

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