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Building a Library: Poulenc: Flute Sonata

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Poulenc: Flute Sonata; Hilary Finch on new recordings of Haydn's The Creation and Brahms's A German Requiem; Disc of the Week.

with Andrew McGregor

0930 Building a Library
David Owen Norris compares recordings of Poulenc's ever-green Flute Sonata of 1957 which has become a staple of the flautist's repertoire.

1030
Andrew talks to Hilary Finch about exciting new recordings of Haydn's Creation and Brahms' Requiem

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

3 hours, 12 minutes

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Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Mass In B minor BWV.232

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • SOLI DEO GLORIA SDG 722.
    • SOLI DEO GLORIA.
    • 1.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Trio No. 1 In D minor Op.49

    Performer: Hamlet Piano Trio.
    • CHANNEL CLASSICS CCS SA 36415.
    • CHANNEL CLASSICS.
    • 2.
  • Edward Elgar

    Sea Pictures Op.37 No. 1 'Sea slumber song'

    Singer: Alice Coote. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • HALLE CD HLL 7536.
    • HALLE.
    • 1.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Symphony No. 3 In C major - i. Lento - allegro (Luttes)

    Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • LSO LIVE: LSO 0771.
    • LSO LIVE.
    • 1.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Symphony No. 3 In C major - ii. Lento (Voluptes)

    Orchestra: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
    • LAWO CLASSICS: LWC1088.
    • LAWO CLASSICS.
    • 1.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Symphony No. 3 In C major - ii. Lento (Voluptes)

    Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • LSO LIVE: LSO 0771.
    • LSO LIVE.
    • 2.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    The Poem of Ecstacy Op. 54

    Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev.
    • PENTATONE: PTC5186514.
    • PENTATONE.
    • 7.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    12 Studies Op.8, No. 12 in D sharp minor

    Performer: Valentina Lisitsa.
    • DECCA: 478 8435.
    • DECCA.
    • 14.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Three Studies Op.65, No. 3 in G major

    Performer: Dmitri Alexeev.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS: 94439.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS.
    • 35.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Sonata No. 6 In G major, Op.62

    Performer: Varduhi Yeritsyan.
    • PARATY: 915136.
    • PARATY.
    • 14.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The Creation: Part 1 Scene 1 - 'In the beginning'

    Singer: Matthew Brook. Orchestra: Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra. Choir: Handel and Haydn Society Chorus. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Haydn: The Creation.
    • CORO.
    • 2.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The Creation: Part 2 Scene 1 - 'On mighty pens uplifted'

    Singer: Sarah Tynan. Orchestra: Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra. Choir: Handel and Haydn Society Chorus. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Haydn: The Creation.
    • CORO.
    • 16.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The Creation: Part 2 - 'And God created great whales'

    Singer: Rudolf Rosen. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe. Choir: Collegium Vocale Gent. Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs‐Élysées.
    • Joseph Haydn: Die Schopfung.
    • PHI.
    • 17.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The Creation: Part 3 - 'In rosy mantle appears'

    Singer: Maximilian Schmitt. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe. Choir: Collegium Vocale Gent. Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs‐Élysées.
    • Joseph Haydn: Die Schopfung.
    • PHI.
    • 8.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Ein Deutsches Requiem Op.45 - 1. Selig sind, die da Leid tragen

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Choir: Netherlands Radio Choir. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem.
    • RCO.
    • 1.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Ein Deutsches Requiem Op.45 - 1. Selig sind, die da Leid tragen

    Performer: Flemish Radio Choir. Orchestra: Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra. Director: Hervé Niquet.
    • Ein Deutsches Requiem - Johnnes Brahms.
    • EVIL PENGUIN.
    • 1.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Ein Deutsches Requiem Op.45 - 3. Herr lehre doch mich

    Performer: Flemish Radio Choir. Singer: Tassis Christoyannis. Orchestra: Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra. Director: Hervé Niquet.
    • Ein Deutsches Requiem - Johannes Brahms.
    • EVIL PENGUIN.
    • 3.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Ein Deutsches Requiem Op.45 - 3. Herr lehre doch mich

    Singer: Gerald Finley. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Choir: Netherlands Radio Choir. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem.
    • RCO.
    • 3.
  • Johannes Brahms

    09 Ein Deutsches Requiem Op.45 - 5. Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit

    Singer: Lore Binon. Choir: Flemish Radio Choir. Orchestra: Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra. Director: Hervé Niquet.
    • Ein Deutsches Requiem - Johannes Brahms.
    • EVIL PENGUIN.
    • 5.
  • Henry Purcell

    Fantazia No. 7 In C minor, Z.738

    Performer: Sit Fast.
    • ELOQUENTIA: EL1549.
    • ELOQUENTIA.
    • 8.
  • Henry Purcell

    Sonata No. 1 In G minor, Z.790

    Ensemble: The King's Consort.
    • VIVAT 110.
    • VIVAT.
    • 1.
  • Henry Purcell

    Sonata No 2 in B flat major for two violins and continuo

    Ensemble: King's Consort.
    • VIVAT 110.
    • VIVAT.
    • 3.
  • Henry Purcell

    Sonata No. 3 In D Minor, Z.792

    Ensemble: The King's Consort.
    • VIVAT 110.
    • VIVAT.
    • 5.

9.00am

BACH, J S: Mass in B minor, BWV232

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

SDG SDG722 (2CD mid-price)

 

Mendelssohn: Piano Trios Opus 49 & 66

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

Hamlet Piano Trio: Paolo Giacometti (piano), Candida Thompson (violin), Xenia Jankovic (cello)

CHANNEL CCSSA36415 (Hybrid SACD)

 

Elgar: Sea Pictures & Pomp and Circumstance Marches

ELGAR: Sea Pictures Op. 37; Polonia; Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1-5 Op. 39

Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano), Halle Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder (conductor)

HALLE CDHLL7536 (CD mid-price)

9.30am - Building a Library

David Owen Norris compares recordings of Poulenc’s Flute Sonata and makes a personal recommendation.

 

TOP RECOMMENDATION: 

Bezaly & Brautigam: Masterworks for Flute and Piano

MARTIN, F: Ballade for Flute & Piano

MARTINU: Sonata for Flute & Piano, H. 306

MESSIAEN: Le Merle noir for flute and piano

POULENC: Flute Sonata Op. 164

REINECKE: Sonata for flute & piano in E major 'Undine' Op. 167

Sharon Bezaly (flute), Ronald Brautigam (piano)

BIS BISSACD1729 (Hybrid SACD)

 

 

10.20am - New releases: Scriabin

Andrew compares recently released recordings of orchestral and piano works by Alexander Scriabin.

 

Scriabin: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4

SCRIABIN: Symphony No. 3 in C minor Op. 43 'The Divine Poem'; Symphony No. 4 Op. 54 'Le Poeme de l'extase'

London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

LSO LIVE LSO0771 (Hybrid SACD mid-price)

 

Scriabin: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4

SCRIABIN: Symphony No. 3 in C minor Op. 43 'The Divine Poem'; Symphony No. 4 Op. 54 'Le Poeme de l'extase'

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko (conductor)

LAWO LWC1088 (CD)

 

Scriabin: Symphony No. 1 & The Poem of Ecstasy

SCRIABIN: Symphony No. 1 in E major; Symphony No. 4 Op. 54 'Le Poeme de l'extase'

Russian National Orchestra, Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory, Mikhail Pletnev (conductor)

PENTATONE PTC5186514 (Hybrid SACD)

 

Valentina Lisitsa: Nuances

SCRIABIN: Waltz in F minor Op. 1; Prelude Op. 2 No. 2 in B major; Nocturne in A flat major; Scherzo in E flat major; Valse in G sharp minor; Klavierstucke in B flat minor, Anh. 16; Fugue in F minor, WoO 13; Impromptu a la Mazur Op. 2; Mazurka in F major; Mazurka in B minor; Fugue in E minor; Nocturne for the left hand; WoO 22 No. 12 (Alternative Version from 12 Etudes Op. 8); Allegro de Concert for Piano Op.18; Polonaise Op. 21; Poeme for Piano Op.41; Scherzo for Piano in C major Op. 46; Poeme for piano Op. 59 No. 1; Etude Op. 65 No. 2; Etude Op. 65 No. 3 in G major; 2 Impromptus Op. 14

Valentina Lisitsa (piano)

DECCA 4788435 (CD)

 

Scriabin: Complete Etudes

SCRIABIN: 3 Pieces for piano Op. 2; 12 Etudes for piano Op. 8; Preludes Op. 22 (4); 8 Etudes Op. 42; Quasi Valse Op. 47; Etude Op. 49 No. 1 in E flat major; Etude Op. 56 No. 4; Poemes Op. 69 Nos. 1 & 2; Three Etudes Op. 65 (1911/1912)

Dmitri Alexeev (piano)

BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94439BR (CD budget)

 

SCRIABIN: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-10

Varduhi Yeritsyan (piano)

PARATY PTY915136 (2CD mid-price)

10.50am - Hilary Finch on Haydn and Brahms

Andrew is joined by Hilary Finch, with whom he discusses recent recordings of Haydn’s Creation and Brahms’s German Requiem.

 

HAYDN: The Creation

Sarah Tynan (soprano), Jeremy Ovenden (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass-baritone), Handel and Haydn Society, Harry Christophers (conductor)

CORO COR16135 (2CD mid-price)

 

HAYDN: Die Schopfung (The Creation)

Christina Landshamer (soprano), Maximilian Schmitt (tenor), Rudolf Rosen (baritone), Collegium Vocale Gent, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees, Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)

PHI LPH018 (2CD mid-price)

 

BRAHMS: Ein Deutsches Requiem Op. 45

Genia Kuhmeier (soprano), Gerald Finley (bass), Netherlands Radio Choir, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Mariss Jansons (conductor)

RCO LIVE RCO15003 (Hybrid SACD)

 

BRAHMS: Ein Deutsches Requiem Op. 45

Lore Binon (soprano), Tassis Christoyannis (baritone), Flemish Radio Choir, Brussels Philharmonic, Hervé Niquet (conductor)

Evil Penguin EPRC019 (CD)

11.50am - Purcell / Disc of the Week

Purcell: Fantazias & In Nomines

PURCELL: Fantazia 1 in D minor, Z. 732; Fantazia 2 in F major, Z, 733; Fantazia 3 in G minor, Z. 734; Fantazia 4 in G minor, Z. 735; Fantazia 5 in B flat major, Z. 736; Fantazia 6 in F major, Z. 737; Fantazia 7 in C minor, Z. 738; Fantazia 8 in D minor, Z. 739; Fantazia 9 in A minor, Z. 740; Fantazia 10 in E minor, Z. 741; Fantazia 11 in G major, Z. 742; Fantazia 12 in D minor, Z. 743; Fantasia Upon One Note in F major, Z745; Six-Part In Nomine in G minor, Z746; Seven-Part In Nomine, Z. 747, "Dorian"; Unfinished Fantazia a 4

Ensemble Sit Fast (viol consort)

ELOQUENTIA EL1549 (CD)

 

Disc of the Week:

PURCELL: Twelve Sonatas of three parts (1683)

The King’s Consort

VIVAT VIVAT110 (CD)

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