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Building a Library: Beethoven's Symphony No 5

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Beethoven: Symphony No 5; New releases including Saariaho, Martland, Feldman and Ferneyhough; Disc of the Week.

with Andrew McGregor

0930
Building a Library: Nicholas Baragwanath recommends a recording of Beethoven's 5th Symphony. It is an iconic work that has assumed a central place in the repertoire - admired not only for the intellectual rigour of its musical working out but also for the highly emotional atmosphere of its themes of fate, despair and heroic triumph over adversity.

1030
As part of New Year New Music, David Owen Norris and Sara Mohr-Pietsch join Andrew to discuss new releases of modern and contemporary music, including works by Saariaho, Martland, Feldman and Ferneyhough.

1140
Andrew plays an exciting new release as his Disc of the Week.

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Édouard Ferlet

    Je Me Souviens

    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach. Performer: Violaine Cochard. Performer: Édouard Ferlet.
    • Alpha : 229.
    • Alpha.
    • 001.
  • Christopher Tarnow

    Theremin Sonata No.2 - ii. Passacaglia

    • Genuin : GEN-15363.
    • Genuin.
    • 006.
  • Anders Hillborg

    Oh those eyes

    Singer: Hannah Holgersson. Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • BIS.
  • Wolfgang Rihm

    Abkehr

    Orchestra: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Christian Arming.
    • SWR music : SWR-19001-CD.
    • SWR music.
    • 003.
  • Olav Berg

    Berg Viola Concerto

    Performer: Ilze Kļava. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
  • Ryan Wigglesworth

    Concerto For Violin And Orchestra - ii. Arioso

    Performer: Barnabas Kelemen. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth.
    • NMC : NMC-D213.
    • NMC.
    • 008.
  • Brian Eno

    Discreet Music

    Music Arranger: Jerry Pergolesi. Ensemble: Contact.
    • Cantaloupe : CA-21114.
    • Cantaloupe.
    • 001.
  • Morton Feldman

    For Bunita Marcus For Piano

    Performer: Ivan Ilić.
    • Paraty : 135305.
    • Paraty.
    • 5-6.
  • Morton Feldman

    For Bunita Marcus For Piano

    Performer: Ivan Ilić.
    • Paraty : 135305.
    • Paraty.
    • 8-9.
  • Steve Martland

    Shoulder To Shoulder For Ensemble

    Ensemble: The Steve Martland Band. Conductor: Steve Martland.
    • NMC : D-210.
    • NMC.
    • 2.
  • Steve Martland

    Horses Of Instruction For Chamber Ensemble

    Ensemble: The Steve Martland Band.
    • NMC : D-210.
    • NMC.
    • 1.
  • Morton Feldman

    Rothko Chapel For Soprano, Alto, Chorus, Viola, Celesta & Percussion

    Performer: Kim Kashkashian. Performer: Steven Schick. Choir: Houston Chamber Choir. Conductor: Robert Simpson. Singer: Sonja Bruzauskas. Singer: Lauren Snouffer.
    • ECM : 481-1796.
    • ECM.
    • 1.
  • Morton Feldman

    Rothko Chapel For Soprano, Alto, Chorus, Viola, Celesta & Percussion

    Performer: Kim Kashkashian. Performer: Steven Schick. Choir: Houston Chamber Choir. Conductor: Robert Simpson. Singer: Sonja Bruzauskas. Singer: Lauren Snouffer.
    • ECM : 481-1796.
    • ECM.
    • 1.
  • Kaija Saariaho

    Mirrors I

    Performer: Camilla Hoitenga. Performer: Anssi Karttunen.
    • Ondine : ODE-1276-2.
    • Ondine.
    • 2.
  • Kaija Saariaho

    Dolce Tormento

    Performer: Camilla Hoitenga.
    • Ondine : ODE-1276-2.
    • Ondine.
    • 7.
  • Brian Ferneyhough

    Opus Contra Naturam (ii. Katabasis)

    Performer: Nicholas C. Hodges. Narrator: Nicholas C. Hodges.
    • NEOS : NEOS-11501.
    • NEOS.
    • 4.
  • Brian Ferneyhough

    Opus Contra Naturam (ii. Katabasis & iii. Kataplexy)

    Performer: Nicholas C. Hodges. Narrator: Nicholas C. Hodges.
    • NEOS : NEOS-11501.
    • NEOS.
    • 4-5.
  • Brett Dean

    Carlo For Strings And Sampler

    Choir: Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor. Orchestra: Tallinna Kammerorkester. Conductor: Tõnu Kaljuste.
    • ECM : 481-1800.
    • ECM.
    • 2.
  • Brett Dean

    Carlo For Strings And Sampler

    Choir: Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor. Orchestra: Tallinna Kammerorkester. Conductor: Tõnu Kaljuste.
    • ECM : 481-1800.
    • ECM.
    • 2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Mass In B Minor BWV232 - Symbolum Nicenum

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Singer: Hannah Morris. Singer: Meg Bragle. Singer: Alex Ashworth.
    • SOLI DEO GLORIA SDG 722.
    • SOLI DEO GLORIA.
    • 1-8.

9.00am New Year, New Music, New Releases...1

Bach Plucked / Unplucked

Violaine Cochard (harpsichord), Edouard Ferlet (piano)

ALPHA ALPHA229 (CD)

 

Theremin Sonatas

TARNOW: Sonata No. 1 for theremin and piano; Intermezzo No. 1 for theremin and piano; Sonata No. 2 for theremin and piano; Intermezzo No. 2 for theremin and piano

Carolina Eyck (theremin), Christopher Tarnow (piano)

GENUIN GEN15363 (CD)

 

Anders Hillborg: Sirens

HILLBORG: Beast Sampler for orchestra; O dessa ogon for soprano and strings; Cold Heat for orchestra; Sirens for two sopranos, mixed choir and orchestra

Hannah Holgersson, Ida Falk Winland (sopranos), Swedish Radio Choir, Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor), Sakari Oramo (conductor), David Zinman (conductor)

BIS BIS2114 (Hybrid SACD)

 

Wolfgang Rihm Edition Vol. 7

RIHM: Abkehr; Schattenstuck; Two Other Movements

Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Christian Arming (conductor), Sir Roger Norrington (conductor)

SWR MUSIC SWR19001CD (CD)

9.30am Building a Library

Nicholas Baragwanath compares recordings of Beethoven’s Symphony No.5 and makes a personal recommendation.

Top recommendation:

Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67; Symphony No. 7 in A major Op. 92

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber (conductor)

DG 4474002 (CD)

10.20am New Year, New Music, New Releases...2

OPUS250

BERG, O: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

ULVO: Shadows and Shields

SONDERLIND: Horns in Landscapes

PAUS: Concerto for Timpani

Ilze Klava (viola), Christian Stene (clarinet), Hakon Kartveit (timpani), Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton (conductor), James Macmillan (conductor), Edward Gardner (conductor)

LAWO LWC1089 (CD)

 

Wigglesworth: Echo and Narcissus

WIGGLESWORTH, RYAN: Augenlieder; A First Book of Inventions; Echo and Narcissus; Violin Concerto; Locke's Theatre

Claire Booth (soprano), Pamela Helen Stephen (mezzo-soprano), Mark Padmore (tenor), Barnabas Kelemen (violin), Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor/piano), RSVP VOICES, Halle

NMC NMCD213 (CD)

 

ENO, B, arr. J Pergolesi: Discreet Music

Emma Zoe Elkinson (flute), Dean Kurtis-Pomeroy (gongs), Contact

CANTALOUPE CA21114 (CD)

10.40am New Music Panel with Sara Mohr-Pietsch and David Owen Norris

As part of Radio 3’s New Year New Music week, Andrew is joined by fellow broadcaster Sara Mohr-Pietsch and pianist David Owen Norris to discuss recent recordings of contemporary music.

 

Ivan Ilic plays Morton Feldman

FELDMAN, M: For Bunita Marcus

Ivan Ilic (piano)

PARATY PTY135305 (CD)

 

Steve Martland Anthology

MARTLAND: American Invention; Beat the Retreat; Crossing the Border; Eternal Delight; Horses of Instruction; Mr Anderson's Pavane; Patrol; Shoulder to Shoulder

The Steve Martland Band

NMC NMCD210 (2CD mid-price)

 

Rothko Chapel: Morton Feldman, Erik Satie, John Cage

CAGE: Four2; In a Landscape; Five; ear for Ear

FELDMAN, M: Rothko Chapel

SATIE: Gnossienne No. 4; Ogives No. 1; Ogives No. 2; Gnossienne No. 1; Gnossienne No. 3

Kim Kashkashian (viola), Sarah Rothenberg (piano/celeste), Steven Schick (percussion), Sonja Bruzauskas (mezzo-soprano), Lauren Snouffer (soprano), Houston Chamber Choir, Robert Simpson

ECM 4811796 (CD)

 

Kaija Saariaho: Let The Wind Speak

SAARIAHO: Tocar for violin and piano; Mirrors I; Couleurs du vent; Sombres miroirs I-III; Oi Kuu (To the Moon); Laconisme de l'aile for solo flute; Mirrors II; Mirrors III

Camilla Hoitenga (flutes), Heloise Dautry (harp), Anssi Karttunen (cello), Daniel Belcher (baritone), Da Camera of Houston

ONDINE ODE1276-2 (CD)

 

Brian Ferneyhough: Complete Piano Works

FERNEYHOUGH: Lemma-Icon-Epigram; Quirl; Opus Contra Naturam I-III; Invention; Epigram I-VI; Three Pieces for Piano; Sonata for Two Pianos

Nicholas Hodges (piano), Rolf Hind (piano)

NEOS NEOS11501 (2CD)

 

Gesualdo

DEAN, B: Carlo for strings, sampler and tape

GESUALDO: Moro, lasso, al mio duolo; O Crux benedicta

TUUR: L’ombra della croce; Psalmody

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Tonu Kaljuste (conductor)

ECM 4811800 (CD)

11.40am Disc of the Week

BACH, J S: Mass in B minor, BWV232

Hannah Morrison (soprano), Esther Brazil (mezzo), Meg Bragle (alto), Kate Symonds-Joy (alto), Peter Davoren (tenor), Nick Pritchard (tenor), Alex Ashworth (bass), David Shipley (bass), Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

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