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Building a Library: Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No 1

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No 1; New orchestral releases: Janacek, Prokofiev, Berlioz, d'Indy and Grieg; Disc of the Week.

with Andrew McGregor

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Harriet Smith compares available versions of Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No 1 in D minor

Completed in 1839, this trio is one of Mendelssohn's most popular chamber works along with his famous Octet. When Schumann reviewed the piece he declared Mendelssohn to be "the Mozart of the nineteenth century, the most illuminating of musicians."

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Andrew and Kate Molleson plunge into an exciting clutch of new orchestral releases: music by Janacek, Prokofiev, Berlioz, Vincent D'Indy and Grieg's ever-green Piano Concerto

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Andrew chooses an outstanding recording for his Disc of the Week.

3 hours, 12 minutes

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Music Played

  • William Lawes

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

    Ensemble: Phantasm.
    • LINN : CKD-470.
    • LINN.
    • 12.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Mass in C Minor by Durante (BWV Anh 26) with Christe in G minor by Bach (BWV242)

    Composer: Francesco Durante. Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki. Singer: Hana Blažíková. Singer: Robin Blaze. Ensemble: Japan Bach Collegium.
    • BIS-2081 SACD.
    • BIS.
    • 15.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Estonian Lullaby

    Choir: Girls' Choir Of Vilnius Choir-Singing School 'Liepaites'. Orchestra: Kremerata Baltica. Director: Gidon Kremer.
    • DG.
  • Giya Kancheli

    Ex Contrario For 2 Violins, Strings And Electronics

    Performer: Gidon Kremer. Orchestra: Kremerata Baltica. Choir: Girls' Choir Of Vilnius Choir-Singing School 'Liepaites'.
    • DG: 002894794817.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 9.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Puck and Rememberances (Lyric Pieces - Book 10 Op.71 For Piano)

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Hyperion CDA68070.
    • Hyperion.
    • 027.
  • Claude Debussy

    Le matin d'un jour de fete [Iberia - 2nd Movement Of "Images"]

    Orchestra: Les Siècles. Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth.
    • Musicales Actes Sud: ASM17.
    • Musicales Actes Sud.
    • 12.
  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu D.935 No. 2 in A flat Op.142 For Piano

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • ECM: 4811572.
    • ECM.
    • 3.
  • Franz Schubert

    Sonata In B Flat Major D.960 For Piano

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • ECM: 4811572.
    • ECM.
    • 7.
  • Claude Debussy

    Jeux - Poeme Danse

    Performer: François-Frédéric Guy. Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Chandos: CHAN 10863.
    • Chandos.
    • 3.
  • Samuel Barber

    Concerto Op.38 For Piano And Orchestra

    Performer: Keith Jarrett. Orchestra: Saarbruken Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Dennis Russell Davies.
    • ECM: 481 1580.
    • ECM.
    • 3.
  • Charles Ives

    Sonata No. 2 K.X.19 (Concord) For Piano

    Performer: Alexei Lubimov.
    • Zig-Zag Territoires: ZZT362.
    • Zig-Zag Territoires.
    • 3.
  • William Lawes

    Sett a 4 in D minor

    Ensemble: Phantasm.
  • William Lawes

    Royal Consort Sett No 9 in F major

    Ensemble: Phantasm.
    • LINN : CKD-470.
    • LINN.
    • 31.

9.00am

JS Bach: Lutheran Masses I

BACH, J S: Mass in G minor, BWV235; Mass in G major, BWV236; Sanctus in C major, BWV237; Sanctus in D major, BWV238; Sanctus in G major, BWV240; Sanctus in D major, BWV241; Christe eleison G Minor, BWV242

F.DURANTE: Missa BWV Anh. 26 in C minor: Kyrie

With Hana Blažikova, Joanne Lunn (sopranos), Robin Blaze (counter-tenor), Gerd Turk (tenor), Peter Kooij (bass), Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki (conductor)

BIS BIS2081 (Hybrid SACD mid-price)

 

Gidon Kremer: New Seasons

GLASS, P: Violin Concerto No. 2 'The American Four Seasons'

KANCHELI: Ex contrario

PART: Estonian Lullaby for female choir and string orchestra

UMEBAYASHI: Yumeji’s Theme

Gidon Kremer (violin), Kremerata Baltica

DG 4794817 (CD)

 

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)

 

France - Espagne

CHABRIER: Espana

DEBUSSY: Images for orchestra: II. Iberia

MASSENET: Le Cid: Suite

RAVEL: Alborada del gracioso (orchestral version)

Les Siecles (on period instruments), Francois-Xavier Roth (conductor)

ACTES SUD ASM17 (CD)

9.30am Building a Library

Harriet Smith compares recordings of Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor and makes a personal recommendation.

Top recommendation:

Mendelssohn - Piano Trios

MENDELSSOHN: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor Op. 49; Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor Op. 66

Julia Fischer (violin), Daniel Muller-Schott (cello), Jonathan Gilad (piano)

PENTATONE PTC5186085 (Hybrid SACD)

10.20am New Piano Recordings

Schubert: Sonatas, Impromptus & Moments Musicaux<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

SCHUBERT: Hungarian Melody in B minor D817; Piano Sonata No. 18 in G major, D894; Moments Musicaux (6), D780 Op. 94; Allegretto in C minor, D915; 4 Impromptus, D935; Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D960

Andras Schiff (fortepiano)

ECM 4811572 (2CD mid-price)

 

Transcriptions for Two Pianists

BARTOK: Two Pictures, (Op.10) Sz. 46

DEBUSSY: Jeux - Poeme danse

STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano), Francois-Frederic Guy (piano)

CHANDOS CHAN10863 (CD)

 

Barber & Bartok: Keith Jarrett

BARBER, S: Piano Concerto Op. 38

BARTOK: Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127, Sz. 119

JARRETT, K: Tokyo Encore

Keith Jarrett (piano), Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrucken, New Japan Philharmonic, Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Dennis Russell Davies (conductor)

ECM 4811580 (CD)

 

Ives-Berg-Webern: Concord

BERG: Piano Sonata Op. 1

IVES, C: Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 19 'Concord, Mass., 1840-1860'

WEBERN: Variations Op. 27

Alexei Lubimov (piano)

ZIGZAG ZZT362 (CD)

11.00am New Releases with Kate Molleson

Andrew and Kate Molleson plunge into an exciting clutch of new orchestral releases: music by Janacek, Prokofiev, Berlioz, Vincent D'Indy and Grieg's ever-green Piano Concerto. 

Grieg: Piano Concerto & Lyric Pieces

GRIEG: Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16; Lyric Pieces Op. 38: No. 8 - Waltz; Lyric Pieces Op. 12: No. 1 - Arietta; Lyric Pieces Op. 43: No. 1 - Butterfly; Lyric Pieces Op. 47: No. 3 - Melody; Lyric Pieces Op. 43: No. 2 - Lonely Wanderer; Lyric Pieces Op. 54: No. 3 - March of the Trolls; Lyric Pieces Op. 54: No. 4 - Nocturne; Lyric Pieces Op. 57: No. 6 - Homesickness; Lyric Pieces Op. 68: No. 3 - At your feet; Lyric Pieces Op. 68: No. 5 - At the cradle; Lyric Pieces Op. 71: No. 1 - Once upon a Time; Lyric Pieces Op. 71: No. 7 - Remembrances

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor), Javier Perianes (piano)

HARMONIA MUNDI HMC902205 (CD)

 

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5

PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major Op. 100; Scythian Suite Op. 20

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton (conductor)

BIS BIS2124 (Hybrid SACD)

 

Janacek: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2

JANACEK: Jealousy (original prelude to Jenufa); The Fiddler's Child; Taras Bulba; The Ballad of Blanik; The Danube, symphonic poem; Violin Concerto 'Pilgrimage of the Soul'

Melina Mandozzi (violin), Susanna Andersson (soprano), James Ehnes (violin), Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner (conductor)

CHANDOS CHSA5156 (Hybrid SACD)

 

Berlioz: Harold en Italie

BERLIOZ: Harold en Italie Op. 16; Reverie et Caprice Op. 8; Rob Roy Overture

James Ehnes (viola), James Ehnes (violin), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

CHANDOS CHSA5155 (Hybrid SACD)

 

Vincent d’Indy - Orchestral Works Volume 6

INDY: Wallenstein Op. 12; Lied Op. 19; Serenade et Valse Op. 28; Suite dans le style ancien, in D major Op. 24 for trumpet, two flutes and stringquartet; Fervaal Op. 40: Prelude to Act 3

Bryndis Halla Gylfadottir (cello), Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Rumon Gamba (conductor)

CHANDOS CHSA5157 (Hybrid SACD)

11.45am Disc of the Week

LAWES, W: The Royall Consorts

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

LINN CKD470 (2Hybrid SACD mid-price)

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