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Building a Library: Schubert: Mass No 6 in E flat

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Schubert: Mass No 6 in E flat, D950; New releases of historical recordings by Nielsen and Sibelius; Disc of the Week.

with Andrew McGregor

0930
Building a Library: Jeremy Summerly compares recordings of Mass No. 6 in E flat, D950, by Schubert - a powerful masterpiece, written during the final year of the composer's life.

1030
As part of Radio 3's Northern Lights season, Andrew Mellor reviews recent releases of historical recordings by Nielsen and Sibelius.

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

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Arvo Pärt

    Estonian Lullaby

    Ensemble: Goeyvaerts String Trio. Singer: Zsuzsi Tóth. Singer: Barnabás Hegyi. Singer: Olivier Berten.
    • CHALLENGE CLASSICS: CC72696.
    • CHALLENGE CLASSICS.
    • 1.
  • Jean‐Féry Rebel

    Le chaos (Les élémens)

    Performer: Jordi Savall. Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations.
    • AliaVox AVSA 9914.
    • AliaVox.
    • 1.
  • Peteris Vasks

    Presence (Cello Concerto No. 2)

    Performer: Sol Gabetta. Orchestra: Amsterdam Sinfonietta.
    • Sony : 88725423122.
    • Sony.
    • 1.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Christmas Lullaby

    Ensemble: Goeyvarts String Trio. Singer: Zsuzsi Tóth. Singer: Barnabás Hegyi. Singer: Olivier Berten.
    • CHALLENGE CLASSICS: CC72696.
    • CHALLENGE CLASSICS.
    • 2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Sonata in A major, D 959

    Performer: Radu Lupu.
    • Decca 478 8772.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No. 12 In A major K.414

    Performer: Radu Lupu. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: אורי סגל.
    • Decca 478 8772.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata No. 8 In C minor Op.13 (Pathetique)

    Performer: Radu Lupu.
    • Decca 478 8772.
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Romance from Six Pieces for Piano Op. 118

    Performer: Radu Lupu.
    • Decca 478 8772.
    • Decca.
    • 10.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Symphony No. 4 - Allegro

  • Carl Nielsen

    Symphony No. 1 - Allegro orgoglioso

  • Carl Nielsen

    Maskarade - Act I Finale

  • Carl Nielsen

    Violin Sonata No. 1 - Allegro glorioso

  • Carl Nielsen

    Wind Quintet - Tema con variazioni

  • Carl Nielsen

    Humoresque-Bagatelles, No 6, 'Spillevaerket'

  • Jean Sibelius Orchestra

    First Symphony - Finale (quasi una fantasia)

  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No. 6 - Allegretto

  • Jean Sibelius

    The Tempest, Suite No. 1 - The Oak Tree

  • Jean Sibelius

    Come away, death (Op.61)

  • Aaron Copland

    Billy the Kid

    Orchestra: Colorado Symphony. Conductor: Andrew Litton.

9.00am

PART: Kusskuss, kallike; Weihnachtliches Wiegenlied

Goeyvaerts String Trio: Kristien Roels (violin), Kris Matthynssens (viola), Pieter Stas (cello), Zsuzsi Toth (soprano), Barnabas Hegyi (countertenor), Olivier Berten (tenor)

CHALLENGE CLASSICS CC72696 (CD)

 

Les Elements: Tempetes, orages et fetes marines

LOCKE: Music from The Tempest

MARAIS, M: Suite No. 4 "Airs pour les Matelots & les Tritons"

RAMEAU: Air pour les Zephirs (from Les Indes Galantes); Orage et air pour Boree (from Les Indes galantes); Tonnerre (from Hippolyte Et Aricie); Zoroastre: Contredanse; Zoroastre: Contredanse tres vive

REBEL, J-F: Les Elemens

TELEMANN: Overture (Suite) TWV 55:C3 in C major for wind, strings & b.c. 'Hamburger Ebb und Fluth' ('Wassermusik')

VIVALDI: Flute Concerto Op. 10 No. 1 in F major, RV 433 'La tempesta di mare'

Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall (conductor)

ALIA VOX AVSA9914 (2 Hybrid SACD budget)

 

Vasks: Presence

VASKS: Musique du Soir; Gramata cellam; Cello Concerto No. 2 'Klatbutne / Presence'

Sol Gabetta (cello), Irene Timacheff-Gabetta (organ), Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Candida Thompson (conductor)

SONY 88725423122 (CD)

9.30am Building a Library

Jeremy Summerly joins Andrew live to compare recordings of Schubert’s Mass no.6 in E flat and makes a personal recommendation.

 

Top recommendation available as a download

Schubert: Masses

SCHUBERT: Mass no.5 in A flat major, D678; Mass no.4 in C major, D452; Mass no.6 in E flat major, D950; Tantum ergo in E flat major, D962; Offertorium in B flat, D963

Helen Donath, Lucia Popp (sopranos), Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo), Francisco Araiza (tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Chor, Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor)

EMI/Warner 5733652 (download only – not available as CD)

 

Recommendation available in a collected edition:

 

Schubert: Das geistliche & weltliche Chorwerk

SCHUBERT: Kyrie in B flat major, D45; Kyrie in D minor, D49; Mass No. 1 in F Major, D105; Mass No. 3 in B flat Major, D324; Deutsches Salve Regina in F, D379; Stabat mater, D383; Mass No. 5 in A flat major, D678; Mass No. 4 in C Major, D452; Mass No. 6 in E flat major, D950; Tantum ergo in E flat major D962; Offertorium 'Intende voci', D963  ; Kyrie in D minor, D31; Kyrie in F major, D66; Salve Regina in B flat major, D106; Offertorium 'Totus in corde langueo' in C major, D136; Stabat Mater in G minor, D 175; Offertorium 'Tres sunt' in A minor, D181; Gradual in C major, D184; Offertorium 'Salve Regina' in F major, D223; Tantum ergo in C major, D461; Tantum ergo in C major, D460; Magnificat in C major, D486; Auguste jam coelestium in G major, D488; Salve Regina in A major, D676; Six Antiphons for the Blessings of Branches on Palm Sunday, D696; Psalm 23 'Gott ist mein Hirt', D706; Tantum ergo in C major, D739; Tantum ergo in D major, D750; Salve Regina in C major, D811; Deutsche Messe, D872; Psalm 92 D953; Hymne, D964

Helen Donath, Lucia Popp (sopranos), Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo), Francisco Araiza (tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Chor, Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor)

EMI/Warner 0284742 (11CD budget)

10.25am Reissues: Radu Lupu box

In celebration of the Romanian pianist’s 70th birthday last Monday, Andrew explores Radu Lupu’s recording career, courtesy of a new box of reissues from Decca.

 

Radu Lupu: Complete Recordings

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major Op. 15; Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major Op. 58; Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major Op. 73 'Emperor'; Quintet in E flat major for piano and winds Op.16; Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 37; Piano Sonata No. 19 in G minor Op. 49 No. 1; Piano Sonata No. 20 in G major Op. 49 No. 2; Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight'; Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor Op. 13 'Pathetique'; Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major Op. 53 'Waldstein'

BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Op. 15; Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor Op. 5; Theme and Variations in D minor (arr. from String Sextet Op. 18); Rhapsodies (2) Op. 79; Intermezzi (3) Op. 117; Klavierstucke (6) Op. 118; Klavierstucke (4) Op. 119

DEBUSSY: Violin Sonata

FRANCK, C: Violin Sonata in A major

GRIEG: Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 'Elvira Madigan'; Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K414; Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat, K452; Violin Sonatas (complete); Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra No. 10 in E flat, K365; Fantasia in F minor for a mechanical organ, K608; Andante and Variations in G for Piano Duet, K501; Sonata for 2 pianos in D major, K448

SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata No. 16 in A minor, D845; Piano Sonata No. 18 in G major, D894; Piano Sonata No. 5 in A flat major, D557; Piano Sonata No. 19 in C minor, D958; Moments Musicaux (6), D780 Op. 94; Piano Sonata No. 20 in A major, D959; Piano Sonata No. 14 in A minor, D784; Piano Sonata No. 1 in E major, D157; Piano Sonata No. 13 in A major, D664; Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D960; 4 Impromptus, D899; 4 Impromptus, D935; Fantasie in F minor for piano duet, D940; Grand Duo for Violin and Piano in A Major, D574; Sonata (Sonatina) for violin & piano in D major, D384 (Op. posth. 137 No. 1); Sonata (Sonatina) for violin & piano in A minor, D385 (Op. posth. 137 No. 2); Sonatina (Sonatina) in G minor, D408 (Op. posth. 137 No. 3); Fantasie in C major for violin and piano, D934; Marches Militaires (3), D733; Grand Duo Sonata in C major, D812; Variations in A flat major on a original theme, D813; Lieder

SCHUMANN: Humoreske Op. 20; Kinderszenen Op. 15; Kreisleriana Op. 16; Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 54

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta (conductor), Hans de Vries (oboe), George Pieterson (clarinet), Vicente Zarzo (horn), Brian Pollard (bassoon), London Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Foster (conductor), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Edo de Waart (conductor), Kyung-Wha Chung (violin), Andre Previn (conductor), English Chamber Orchestra, Uri Segal, Szymon Goldberg (violin), Murray Perahia (piano), Radu Lupu (piano)

DECCA 4788772 (28CD budget)

10.50am Northern Lights: Andrew Mellor on historic recordings of Nielsen and Sibelius

As part of BBC Radio 3’s Northern Lights series, Andrew is joined by Andrew Mellor to discuss two recently-released boxes of historical recordings of works by Nielsen and Sibelius.

 

Carl Nielsen On Record

Historic recordings of Nielsen’s symphonies, concertos, operas, songs and other orchestral and instrumental music.

Performers include Jensen, Tuxen, Grøndahl, Menuhin, Telmányi, Busch and the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Full details at: http://www.danacord.dk/frmsets/records/801-830-r.html

DANACORD DACOCD801-830 (30CD budget)

 

Sibelius: Historical Recordings & Rarities 1928-1948

Historic recordings of Sibelius’s symphonies, tone poems, incidental music, chamber music and songs.

Performers include Beecham, Boult, Koussevitzky, Stokowski, Heifitz, Anderson and even the composer himself.

WARNER CLASSICS 2564605317 (7CD budget)

11.50am Disc of the Week

Copland: Billy the Kid & Rodeo

COPLAND: An Outdoor Overture; Billy the Kid; El Salon Mexico; Rodeo

Colorado Symphony, Andrew Litton (conductor, honky-tonk piano)

BIS BIS2164 (Hybrid SACD)

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