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Proms Composer: Franz Schmidt

With Andrew McGregor. Includes Bach: Sonata in G, BWV1027; Proms Composer: Franz Schmidt; Balakirev: Russia; Sibelius re-issues and classic recordings; Brahms: Sonata in A, Op 100.

with Andrew McGregor, including:

0910
Bach: Sonata in G, BWV1027
Steven Isserlis (cello)
Richard Egarr (harpsichord)

0930
Proms Composer: Franz Schmidt
Ahead of a rare outing for his Symphony No. 2, this week's Summer CD Review Proms Composer is Franz Schmidt. A pupil of Bruckner, Schmidt was widely admired by his contemporaries, including Mahler, Berg and Schoenberg, not only as an outstanding composer but also as one of the great cellists and pianists of his generation.

1000
Balakirev: Russia
London Symphony Orchestra
Valery Gergiev (conductor)

1030
Andrew Mellor assesses some recent reissues of classic and historic recordings of Sibelius, including the symphonies with Leonard Bernstein and a set of the complete songs.

1150
Brahms: Sonata in A, Op 100
Isabelle Faust (violin)
Alexander Melnikov (piano).

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Franz Schmidt

    Notre Dame - Opera In 2 Acts (Intermezzo)

    Orchestra: Malmo S O. Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky.
    • Schmidt: Symphony No. 1.
    • NAXOS.
    • 006.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Trio No. 1 In D Minor Op.49 For Piano And Strings (i.)

    Ensemble: Sitkovetsky Trio.
    • Mendelssohn The Piano Trios.
    • BIS.
    • 005.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata No. 1 In G Major Bwv.1027 For Viola Da Gamba And Keyboard

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Richard Egarr.
    • Gamba Sonatas.
    • Hyperion.
    • 001.
  • Franz Schmidt

    3 Little Fantasy-Pieces On Hungarian Melodies For Cello And Piano No. 1 in G

    Performer: Nancy Green. Performer: Frederick Moyer.
    • BIDDULPH : LAW-010.
    • BIDDULPH.
    • 022.
  • Franz Schmidt

    Symphony No. 1 In E Major (i. opening)

    Orchestra: Malmo S O. Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky.
    • Schmidt: Symphony No. 1.
    • NAXOS.
    • 001.
  • Franz Schmidt

    Notre Dame - Opera In 2 Acts Final scene: Ihr schlafet nicht…?

    Singer: Gwyneth Jones. Singer: Kurt Moll. Singer: Hartmut Welker. Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Christoph Prick.
    • Franz Schmidt: Notre Dame.
    • Capriccio.
    • 009.
  • Franz Schmidt

    Concertante Variations On A Theme Of Beethoven For Piano (Theme)

    Performer: Markus Becker. Orchestra: NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Eiji Oue.
    • CPO : 777-338-2.
    • CPO.
    • 002.
  • Franz Schmidt

    Symphony No. 4 In C Major (ii. Adagio)

    Performer: Marcy Chanteaux. Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Schmidt: Symphonies nos 1-4.
    • Chandos.
    • 1-2.
  • Franz Schmidt

    String Quartet No. 2 In G Major (ii. Adagio)

    Ensemble: Franz Schubert Quartet Of Vienna.
    • Franz Schmidt - The String Quartets.
    • Nimbus.
    • 6.
  • Franz Schmidt

    Symphony No. 4 In C Major (ii. Adagio)

    Performer: Marcy Chanteaux. Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Schmidt: Symphonies nos 1-4.
    • Chandos.
    • 1-2.
  • Franz Schmidt

    'Hallelujah!' from Das Buch Mit Sieben Siegeln

    Performer: Robert Kovacs. Orchestra: Tonkunstler Orchestra. Conductor: Kristjan Järvi. Singer: Johannes Chum. Singer: Robert Holl. Singer: Sandra Trattnigg. Singer: Michelle Breedt. Singer: Nikolai Schukoff. Singer: Manfred Hemm. Choir: Vienna Philharmonic Choral Society.
    • Schmidt: Das Buch mit Sieben Siegeln.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 9.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphony No. 3: 2nd mvt Adagio ma non troppo - allegro vivace - tempo 1

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • LSO Live : LSO-0779.
    • LSO Live.
    • 002.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    13 Preludes Op.32 For Piano - Nos. 6 and 7

    Performer: Artur Pizarro.
    • Rachmaninoff: Piano Works, Vol. 2.
    • Odradek.
    • 006.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Capriccio For Piano And Orchestra Vers. Rev.1949 (iii.)

    Performer: Denis Matsuev. Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Rachmaninov, Stravinsky, Shchedrin.
    • Mariinsky.
    • 006.
  • Brett Dean

    Epitaphs for String Quintet (iv. & v.)

    Ensemble: Doric String Quartet.
    • Brett Dean: String Quartets etc..
    • Chandos.
    • 4-5.
  • Brett Dean

    Epitaphs for String Quintet (iv. & v.)

    Ensemble: Doric String Quartet.
    • Brett Dean: String Quartets etc..
    • Chandos.
    • 4-5.
  • Johannes Brahms

    6 Songs Op.85 (1. Sommerabend; 2. Mondenschein)

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Ian Bostridge.
    • The Songs of Johannes Brahms - 6.
    • Hyperion.
    • 018.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Sonata No. 2 In A Major Op.100 For Violin And Piano

    Performer: Isabelle Faust. Performer: Alexander Melnikov.
    • Brahms Violin Sonatas Op. 100 & 108.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 008.

9.00am

Mendelssohn: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2

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

Sitkovetsky Trio

BIS BIS2109 (Hybrid SACD)

 

JS Bach, Handel & Scarlatti: Gamba Sonatas

BACH, J S: Viola da Gamba Sonatas Nos. 1-3, BWV1027-1029; Chorale Prelude BWV639 'Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ'

HANDEL: Sonata in G minor HWV364b

SCARLATTI, D: Keyboard Sonata K90 in D minor

Robin Michael (cello), Steven Isserlis (cello), Richard Egarr (harpsichord)

HYPERION CDA68045 (CD)

09.30am Proms Composer - Franz Schmidt

Ahead of a rare outing for his Symphony No. 2, this week's Summer CD Review Proms Composer is Franz Schmidt. A pupil of Bruckner, Schmidt was widely admired by his contemporaries, including Mahler, Berg and Schoenberg, not only as an outstanding composer but also as one of the great cellists and pianists of his generation.

 

 

BRAHMS arr. Piatti: 21 Hungarian Dances; FRANZ SCHMIDT: 3 Fantasy Pieces (after Hungarian National Melodies)

Nancy Green (cello), Frederick Moyer (piano)

BIDDULPH LAW-010

 

Franz Schmidt - Symphony No. 1

SCHMIDT, F: Symphony No. 1 in E major; Orchestral Music from ‘Notre Dame'

Malmo Symphony Orchestra, Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

NAXOS 8570828 (CD budget)

 

SCHMIDT, F: Notre Dame

Hartmut Welker (baritone), Kurt Moll (bass), James King (tenor), Gwyneth Jones (soprano), Hans Helm (baritone), Horst R. Laubenthal (tenor), Andreas Juffinger (organ), Kaja Borris (mezzo-soprano), RIAS Chamber Chorus, St. Hedwig's Cathedral Choir, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Christof Perick

CAPRICCIO C5181 (2CD budget)

 

F. Schmidt: Beethoven Variations & Piano Concerto

SCHMIDT, F: Concertante Variations on a Theme of Beethoven for Piano and Orchestra; Piano Concerto in E flat major for left hand

Markus Becker (piano), NDR Radiophilharmonie, Eiji Oue

CPO 7773382 (CD)

 

Franz Schmidt - The String Quartets

SCHMIDT, F: String Quartet in A major (1925); String Quartet in G major (1929)

Franz Schubert Quartett

NIMBUS NI5467 (CD)

 

Franz Schmidt - Complete Symphonies

SCHMIDT, F: Symphony No. 1 in E major; Symphony No. 2 in E flat major; Symphony No. 3 in A major; Symphony No. 4 in C major

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi (conductor)

CHANDOS CHAN9568 (4CD mid-price)

 

SCHMIDT, F: Das Buch mit Sieben Siegeln (The Book of the Seven Seals)

Johannes Chum (tenor), Robert Holl (bassbaritone), Sandra Trattnigg (soprano), Michelle Breedt (mezzo-soprano), Nikolai Schukoff (tenor), Manfred Hemm (bass), Robert Kovacs (organ), Tonkunstler orchester Niederosterreich, Wiener Singverein, Kristjan Jarvi (conductor)

CHANDOS CHSA5061(2) (2Hybrid SACD mid-price)

10.05am

Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 3 & Balakirev: Russia

BALAKIREV: Symphonic Poem 'Russia'

RACHMANINOV: Symphony No. 3 in A minor Op. 44

London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

LSO LIVE LSO0779 (Hybrid SACD mid-price)

 

 

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Complete Piano Works Vol. 2

RACHMANINOV: Preludes Op. 32 Nos. 1-13 (complete); Morceaux de Fantaisie Op. 3; Preludes Op. 23 Nos. 1-10 (complete)

Artur Pizarro (piano)

ODRADEK RECORDS ODRCD316 (2CD mid-price)

 

Rachmaninov & Shchedrin: Piano Concertos

RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor Op. 1

SHCHEDRIN: Piano Concerto No. 2

STRAVINSKY: Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra

Denis Matsuev (piano), Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

MARIINSKY MAR0587 (Hybrid SACD mid-price)

10.30am Andrew Mellor on Sibelius Recordings

Sibelius: Great Performances

SIBELIUS: Symphonies Nos. 1-7 (complete); Karelia Overture Op. 10; Pohjola's Daughter Op. 49; Night Ride and Sunrise Op. 55; Pelleas and Melisande Suite Op. 46 (excerpts); Lemminkainen Suite Op. 22; Karelia Suite Op. 11; String Quartet in D minor Op. 56 'Voces Intimae'; Symphony No. 5 in E flat major Op. 82; Finlandia Op. 26; En Saga Op. 9; Tapiola Op. 112; Finlandia Op. 26; Valse Triste Op. 44 No. 1; Violin Concerto in D minor Op. 47; Finlandia Op. 26; Lemminkainen Suite Op. 22: The Swan of Tuonela (No. 2); Scenes Historiques I Op. 25: No. 3 Festivo; Karelia Suite Op. 11; Tapiola Op. 112; Violin Concerto in D minor Op. 47; Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 43; Symphony No. 5 in E flat major Op. 82; Karelia Suite Op. 11; King Kristian II, incidental music Op. 27: Musette; King Kristian II, incidental music Op. 27: Elegie; Intermezzo; Valse Triste Op. 44 No. 1; Finlandia Op. 26

London Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Collins (conductor), Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Jensen, Griller Quartet, Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Erik Tuxen, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Eduard van Beinum (conductor), Jan Damen (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, Hans Rosbaud (conductor), Oivin Fjeldstad, Pierre Monteux (conductor), Sir Alexander Gibson (conductor), London Proms Symphony Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)

DECCA 4788589 (11CD budget)

 

Sibelius The Symphonies (Remastered Edition)

BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor Op. 26

GRIEG: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Op. 46; Peer Gynt Suite No. 2 Op. 55

SIBELIUS: Symphonies Nos. 1-7 (complete); Violin Concerto in D minor Op. 47; Valse Triste Op. 44 No. 1; Lemminkainen Suite Op. 22: The Swan of Tuonela (No. 2); Finlandia Op. 26; Luonnotar Op. 70 (Text: Kalevala)

Zino Francescatti (violin), Phyllis Curtin (soprano), New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

SONY 88875026142 (7CD budget)

 

Sibelius: Songs (150th Anniversary Edition)

SIBELIUS: 2 Songs Op. 35; Six Songs Op. 36; Five Songs Op. 37; 5 Laulut Op. 38; Six Songs Op. 50; Eight Songs Op. 57 (Text: Ernst Josephson); 2 Songs from Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' Op. 60; 8 Laulut Op. 61; Six Songs Op. 72 (Songs Nos. I & II are lost); Six Songs Op. 86; Six Songs Op. 88 'Flower Songs'; Six Songs Op. 90

Tom Krause (baritone), Irwin Gage (piano), Elisabeth Soderstrom (soprano), Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano), Carlos Bonell (guitar)

DECCA 4788609 (4CD budget)

11.30

Brett Dean: Chamber Works

DEAN, B: Epitaphs for String Quintet; Eclipse (String Quartet No. 1); String Quartet No. 2 ‘And once I played Ophelia’

Allison Bell (soprano), Doric String Quartet, Brett Dean (viola)

CHANDOS CHAN10873 (CD mid-price)

11. 45am

Brahms: The Complete Songs Volume 6 (Ian Bostridge)

BRAHMS: Lieder und Gesange Op. 32; Die Kranze Op. 46 No. 1; Botschaft Op. 47 No. 1; Liebesglut Op. 47, No. 2; Es liebt sich so lieblich Op. 71 No. 1; Geheimnis Op. 71 No. 3; Willst du, dass ich geh'? Op. 71 No. 4; Unuberwindlich Op. 72 No. 5; Sommerabend Op. 85 No. 1; Mondenschein Op. 85 No. 2; Lieder (4) Op. 96; Auf dem Kirchhofe Op. 105 No. 4; Standchen Op. 106 No. 1; Meine Lieder Op. 106 No. 4; An die Stolze Op. 107 No. 1; Salamander Op. 107 No. 2

Ian Bostridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)

HYPERION CDJ33126 (CD)

 

Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3

BRAHMS: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major Op. 100; Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor Op. 108

SCHUMANN: Romances (3) Op. 94; F.A.E.-Sonate

Isabelle Faust (violin) and Alexander Melnikov (piano)

HARMONIA MUNDI HMC902219 (CD)

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