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Building a Library: Mozart's Symphony No 36 (Linz)

With Andrew McGregor. Includes Building a Library: Mozart's Symphony No 36 in C (Linz), plus a review of recent jazz releases with Guy Barker.

with Andrew McGregor

0930 Building a Library
Richard Wigmore compares recordings of Mozart's Symphony No. 36 in C major, K425, known as the Linz Symphony, which was written in just four days during the Mozarts' stopover in the Austrian town of Linz whilst travelling in late 1783. When the local count heard of their arrival he announced a concert, and the composer had very little time to provide a symphony for it!

1030
Andrew talks to Guy Barker about recent jazz releases

1145
Andrew chooses an outstanding recording for his Disc of the Week.

3 hours, 12 minutes

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Music Played

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    The Four Seasons (i. Spring, Melodious Incantation)

    Performer: Nigel Kennedy. Orchestra: Orchestra of Life.
    • Sony Classical 88875076722.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Rite of Spring (Opening)

    Orchestra: Musica Aeterna Orchestra. Conductor: Teodor Currentzis.
    • Sony Classical 88875061412.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No. 9 In E minor Op.95 (From The New World)

    Performer: Jos van Immerseel. Orchestra: Anima Eterna.
    • Alpha 206.
    • Alpha.
    • 6.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude And Fugue In E Minor BWV.548 (Wedge) For Organ

    Performer: Masaaki Suzuki.
    • BIS-2111.
    • BIS.
    • 25.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto In E Major, Op.8 RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring)

    Performer: James Ehnes. Performer: Sydney Symphony.
    • Onyx Classics-ONYX 4134.
    • Onyx.
    • 8.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto In E Major, Op.8 RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring)

    Performer: Adrian Chandler. Ensemble: La Serenissima.
    • Avie AV2344.
    • Avie.
    • 1.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto In F Major, Op.8 RV 293, "L'autunno" (Autumn)

    Performer: Adrian Chandler. Ensemble: La Serenissima.
    • Avie AV2344.
    • Avie.
    • 7.
  • Oliver Davis

    Anno (ii. Spring)

    Singer: Grace Davidson. Ensemble: Trafalgar Sinfonia. Conductor: Ivor Setterfield.
    • Signum Classics - SIGCD437.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 2.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto In G Minor Op.8 RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer)

    Performer: Kerenza Peacock. Ensemble: Trafalgar Sinfonia. Conductor: Ivor Setterfield.
    • Signum Classics - SIGCD437.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 2.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto In G Minor, Op.8 RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer)

    Performer: Nigel Kennedy. Orchestra: Orchestra of Life.
    • Sony Classical 88875076722.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 8.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto In F Major, Op.8 RV 293, "L'autunno" (Autumn)

    Performer: Nigel Kennedy. Orchestra: Orchestra of Life.
    • Sony Classical 88875076722.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 11.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto In F Minor Op. 8 RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter)

    Performer: Roby Lakatos. Performer: Brussels Chamber Orchestra. Ensemble: Roby Lakatos ensemble.
    • Avanti Classic 5414 706 10422.
    • Avanti Classic.
    • 15.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto In F Minor Op. 8 RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter)

    Performer: Hansjörg Albrecht.
    • Oehms Classics OC 1822.
    • Oehms Classics.
    • 18.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No. 63 BWV.63 (Christen, Atzet Diesen Tag)

    Singer: Julia Doyle. Singer: Joanne Lunn. Singer: Clare Wilkinson. Singer: Nicholas Mulroy. Singer: Matthew Brooke. Ensemble: Dunedin Consort. Conductor: John Butt.
    • Linn Records CKD 469.
    • Linn Records.
    • 3.

9.00am

STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring

MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis (conductor)

SONY 88875061412 (CD)

 

Jos van Immerseel conducts Dvorak & Janacek

DVORAK: Symphony No. 9 in E minor Op. 95 'From the New World'

JANACEK: Sinfonietta

Anima Eterna Brugge, Jos van Immerseel (conductor)

ALPHA ALPHA206 (CD)

 

JS Bach: Organ Works

BACH, J S: Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565; Pastorale in F major, BWV590; Chorale Partita BWV767 'O Gott, du frommer Gott'; Fantasia in G major, BWV572; Prelude & Fugue in G minor, BWV535; Canonic Variations on the Christmas Hymn 'Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her', BWV769; Prelude & Fugue in E minor, BWV548 'Wedge'

Masaaki Suzuki (Schnitger/Hinz organ in the Martinikerk, Groningen)

BIS BIS2111 (Hybrid SACD)

9.30am Building a Library

Richard Wigmore compares recordings of Mozart’s Symphony no.36 ‘Linz’ and makes a personal recommendation.

 

Top recommendation:

Mozart - Symphonies Nos. 29, 31, 32, 35 & 36

MOZART: Symphony No. 29 in A major, K201; Symphony No. 31 in D, K297 'Paris'; Symphony No. 32 in G major, K318; Symphony No. 35 in D major, K385 'Haffner'; Symphony No. 36 in C major, K425 'Linz'

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)

LINN CKD350 (2 Hybrid SACD budget)

10.25am New Four Seasons

Andrew discusses new releases of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons – some of them with a bit of a difference.

 

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

LECLAIR, J-M: Tambourin

TARTINI: Violin Sonata in G minor 'Devil's Trill'

VIVALDI: The Four Seasons

James Ehnes (violin), Andrew Armstrong (piano), Sydney Symphony Orchestra

ONYX ONYX4134 (CD)

 

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

VIVALDI: The Four Seasons; Bassoon Concerto, RV 501 in B flat major 'La notte'; Bassoon Concerto, RV 496 in G minor; Concerto For Violin In Tromba Marina, Strings & Continuo In G, RV 311; Concerto For Violin In Tromba Marina, Strings & Continuo In D, RV 221

Adrian Chandler (director/violin), Peter Wheelan (bassoon), La Serenissima

AVIE AV2344 (CD)

 

Davis/Vivaldi: Seasons

DAVIS, O: Anno; Anno Epilogue

VIVALDI: The Four Seasons

Grace Davidson (soprano), Kerenza Peacock (violin), Emma Heathcote (viola), Susie Winkworth (cello), Trafalgar Sinfonia, Ivor Setterfield

SIGNUM SIGCD437 (CD)

 

Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons

VIVALDI arr. Kennedy: The Four Seasons

Nigel Kennedy (violin), Orchestra of Life

SONY 88875076722 (CD)

 

Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

CSÉKI: Alpha; Omega

VIVALDI: The Four Seasons

Patriach Ilia II of Georgia: Ave Maria

Roby Lakatos (violin), Dominique Corbiau (voice), Kálmán Cséki (keyboards), Kálmán Cséki Jr. (piano), László Lisztes (electric bass), Gabriel Laufer (percussion), Brussels Chamber Orchestra

AVANTI CLASSICS 5414 706 10422 (Hybrid SACD)

 

Vivaldi in Dresden

VIVALDI: Concerto Op. 3 No. 11 'Con due Violini e Violoncello obligato', RV 565; Concerto for Violin "Il Grosso Mogul" in D major RV 208; The Four Seasons

Hansjorg Albrecht (Silbermann Organ of the Hofkirche in Dresden)

OEHMS OC1822 (CD)

11.00am Guy Barker on newly released jazz interpretations of classical music

Guy Barker joins Andrew to discuss recent recordings of cornerstones from the classical repertoire, reinterpreted as jazz.

 

ReWrite of Spring

David Liebman (saxophone), Marilyn Mazur (percussion), Aarhus Jazz Orchestra, Lars Moller (conductor)

DACAPO 8226117-18 (2CD)

 

Bach to Parker

Thomas Gould (violin)

CHAMPS HILL RECORDS CHRCD078 (CD)

 

Peter and the Wolf and Jazz!

David Tennant (narrator), The Amazing Keystone Big Band

LE CHANT DU MONDE 2742378 (CD)

 

Duke Ellington: The Columbia Studio Albums Collection 1956-1961

Including: TCHAIKOVSKY arr. Ellington and Strayhorn: The Nutcracker Suite

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra

SONY/LEGACY 88697938892 (10CD)

11.45am Disc of the Week

JS Bach: Magnificat & Christmas Cantata 63

BACH, J S: Magnificat in E flat major, BWV243a; Chorale Prelude BWV600 'Gott, durch deine Guete'; Cantata BWV63 'Christen, aetzet diesen Tag'

GABRIELI, G: Hodie Christus natus est a 10

Julia Doyle (soprano), Joanne Lunn (soprano), Clare Wilkinson (alto), Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass), Dunedin Consort, John Butt (conductor)

LINN CKD469 (Hybrid SACD)

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