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Building a Library: Berg's Violin Concerto

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Berg: Violin Concerto; New opera releases including Wagner, Gluck and Mozart; Disc of the Week.

with Andrew McGregor

0930 Building a Library
Kate Molleson compares recordings of Berg's Violin Concerto which was written after the death from polio of 18-year-old Manon Gropius, the daughter of Alma Mahler. Berg dedicated the concerto "To the memory of an angel". It has come to be one of his most popular works.

1030
Andrew talks to Iain Burnside about a fascinating batch of new opera releases including Wagner's Das Rheingold, Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice and Mozart's Entfuhrung aus dem Serail.

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

3 hours, 12 minutes

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Music Played

  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Magnificat

    Choir: King's College Cambridge Choir. Ensemble: His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
    • Kings : KGS-0012.
    • Kings.
    • 13.
  • Francesco Cavalli

    L'Armonia

    Singer: Hana Blažíková. Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata. Conductor: Christina Pluhar.
    • Erato : 0825646166435.
    • Erato.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto No. 2 In E major BWV.1042

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova. Performer: Jonathan Cohen. Ensemble: Arcangelo.
    • Hyperion : CDA-68068.
    • Hyperion.
    • 5.
  • Bernhard Crusell

    Quartet No. 2 In C Minor Op.4 For Clarinet And Strings

    Performer: Alan Hacker. Ensemble: The Music Party.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre : 478-8694.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
    • 8.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Arianna A Naxos

    Singer: Arleen Augér. Orchestra: Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre : 478-8694.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
    • 3.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Eine Kleine Gigue K.574

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre : 478-8694.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
    • 6.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No. 20 In D minor K.466

    Performer: Robert Levin. Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre : 478-8694.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
    • 4.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Soave sia il vento - Cosi fan tutte

    Singer: Rachel Yakar. Singer: Alicia Nafé. Singer: Georgine Resick. Orchestra: Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra. Choir: Drottningholm Court Theatre Chorus. Conductor: Arnold Östman.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre : 478-8694.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
    • 11.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata No. 1 In F Minor Op.2

    Performer: Malcolm Binns.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre : 478-8694.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
    • 8.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata No. 32 In C Minor Op.111

    Performer: Malcolm Binns.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre : 478-8694.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
    • 1.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Reigen (Sagt Mir An) J.159, from 6 Lieder Op. 30

    Performer: Christopher Hogwood. Singer: Martyn Hill.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre : 478-8694.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
    • 11.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Orfeo ed Euridice: Act 2 Scene 2 - 'Che puro ciel'

    Singer: Franco Fagioli. Conductor: Laurence Equilbey. Orchestra: Insula Orchestra.
    • Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice.
    • DG ARCHIV.
    • 18.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Orfeo ed Euridice: Act 1 Scene 2 - 'Addio, o miei sospiri!'

    Music Arranger: Thibaut Perrine. Singer: Franco Fagioli. Orchestra: Insula Orchestra. Conductor: Laurence Equilbey.
    • Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice.
    • DG ARCHIV.
    • 7.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail: Act 2 Scene 6 - 'Welche Wonne, welche Lust'

    Singer: Mari Eriksmoen. Conductor: René Jacobs. Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
    • Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail: Act 1 Scene 3 - 'Ich kann doch nicht noch so einen Schurken'

    Singer: Dimitry Ivashchenko. Singer: Julian Prégardien. Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin. Conductor: René Jacobs.
    • Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 4.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Des Entfuhrung aus dem Serail: Act 3 Scene 9 - Vaudeville

    Singer: Robin Johannsen. Singer: Maximilian Schmitt. Singer: Mari Eriksmoen. Singer: Julian Prégardien. Singer: Dimitry Ivashchenko. Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin. Conductor: René Jacobs.
    • Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 20.
  • Robert Schumann

    Das Paradies und die Peri: No.11 - Ihr erstes Himmelshoffen schwand

    Singer: Mark Padmore. Singer: Sally Matthews. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri.
    • LSO Live.
    • 11.
  • Robert Schumann

    Das Paradies und die Peri: No.26 - Freud, ewge Freude, mein Werk ist getan

    Singer: Sally Matthews. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri.
    • LSO Live.
    • 9.
  • Richard Wagner

    Das Rheingold: Scene 1 - 'Der Welt Erbe gewann ich zu eigen durch dich?'

    Singer: Tomasz Konieczny. Singer: Mirella Hagen. Singer: Stefanie Iranyi. Singer: Eva Vogel. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Wagner: Das Rheingold.
    • BR Klassik.
    • 6.
  • Richard Wagner

    Das Rheingold: Scene 2 - 'Wotan, Gemahl, erwache!'

    Singer: Michael Volle. Singer: Elisabeth Kulman. Singer: Annette Dasch. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Wagner: Das Rheingold.
    • BR Klassik.
    • 8.
  • Richard Wagner

    Das Rheingold: Scene 4 - 'Zur Burg fuhrt die Brucke'

    Singer: Benjamin Bruns. Singer: Michael Volle. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Wagner: Das Rheingold.
    • BR Klassik.
    • 2.
  • John Taverner

    Missa Corona Spinea

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Conductor: Peter Phillips.
    • Gimell : CDGIM-046.
    • Gimell.
    • 5.

9.00am

Gabrieli in Venice

GABRIELI, G: In ecclesiis a 14; Canzon Seconda a 6; Suscipe, clementissime Deus a 12; Hodie completi sunt dies pentecostes; Jubilate Deo 10vv; Canzon Terza a 6; Quem vidistis pastores a 14 (reconstructed Hugh Keyte); Sonata XXI con tre violini; Exsutavit cor meum in Domino a 6; Surrexit Christus a 11; Canzone prima a 5; Litaniae Beatissimae Mariae Virginis; Magnificat a14

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts, Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

KINGS COLLEGE KGS0012 (SACD + Blu-ray Audio budget)

 

Cavalli: L’amore innamorato

CAVALLI, F: L’Ormindo (excerpts); Il Giasone (excerpts); La Calisto (excerpts); L’Artemisia (excerpts); La Rosinda (excerpt)

KAPSPERGER, G.G.: Toccata Prima; La Didone (excerpts)

FALCONIERI: La suave melodia

Nuria Rial (soprano), Hana Blazíková (soprano), L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar (conductor)

ERATO 2564616643 (CD + DVD)

 

JS Bach: Violin Concertos

BACH, J S: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV1041; Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV1042; Violin Concerto in A major, BWV1055; Violin Concerto in G minor, BWV1056; Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV1052

Alina Ibragimova (violin), Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen (conductor)

HYPERION CDA68068 (CD)

9.30am Building a Library

Kate Molleson compares recordings of Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto and makes a personal recommendation.

 

Top recommendation:

Beethoven & Berg: Violin Concertos

BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D major Op. 61

BERG: Violin Concerto 'To the Memory of an Angel' (1935)

Isabelle Faust (violin), Orchestra Mozart, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

HARMONIA MUNDI HMC902105 (CD)

10.15am Reissues: l'Oiseau-Lyre box

Andrew listens again to recently rereleased recordings of music from the Classical and Romantic periods, taken from a new 50CD L’Oiseau-Lyre box set.

 L'Oiseau-Lyre: Classical & Romantic

Works by Stamitz, Boccherini, F.J. Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, Hummel, Crusell, Krommer, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Glinka and Liszt.

DECCA 4788694 (50CD budget)

10.50am Iain Burnside on new opera releases

Andrew is joined by pianist Iain Burnside to discuss recently released opera recordings.

GLUCK: Orfeo ed Euridice

Franco Fagioli (Orfeo), Malin Hartelius (Euridice), Emmanuelle de Negri (Amor), Accentus, Insula Orchestra, Laurence Equilbey (conductor)

DG ARCHIV 4795315 (3CD mid-price)

 

MOZART: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, K384

Mari Eriksmoen (Blondchen), Robin Johannsen (Konstanze), Maximilian Schmitt (Belmonte), Julian Pregardien (Pedrillo), Dimitry Ivashchenko (Osmin), Cornelius Obonya (Bassa Selim), RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, Rene Jacobs (conductor)

HARMONIA MUNDI HMC902214/15 (2CD mid-price)

 

SCHUMANN: Das Paradies und die Peri Op. 50

Sally Matthews (Peri), Mark Padmore (narrator), Kate Royal (soprano), Bernarda Fink (alto), Andrew Staples (tenor), Florian Boesch (bass), Soloists from Guildhall School (Quartet), London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

LSO LIVE LSO0782 (2SACD + Blu-ray Audio budget)

 

WAGNER: Das Rheingold

Michael Volle (Wotan), Tomasz Konieczny (Alberich), Burkhard Ulrich (Loge), Elisabeth Kulman (Fricka), Herwig Pecoraro (Mime), Peter Rose (Fasolt), Eric Halfvarson (Fafner), Annette Dasch (Freia), Janina Baechle (Erda), Christian van Horn (Donner), Benjamin Bruns (Froh), Mirella Hagen (Woglinde), Stefanie Iranyi (Wellgunde), Eva Vogel (Flosshilde), Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

BR KLASSIK 900133 (2CD)

11.50am Disc of the Week

Taverner: Missa Corona spinea

TAVERNER: Missa Corona Spinea; Dum transisset Sabbatum I; Dum transisset Sabbatum II

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)

GIMELL CDGIM046 (CD)

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