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Building a Library: Dutilleux 100

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Music by Henri Dutilleux; Recent releases of piano repertoire; Disc of the Week.

with Andrew McGregor

Building a Library: Dutilleux 100. Ivan Hewett surveys recordings of music by Henri Dutilleux, a composer with a unique voice who took inspiration from the tradition of Ravel, Debussy and Roussel, but created a sound world of sensuous harmony and colour that was all his own.

Sarah Walker joins Andrew Live to discuss recent releases of piano repertoire

Andrew chooses an outstanding new release as his Disc of the Week.

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Alberto Ginastera

    Estancia, Op. 8 (Wheat Dance & The Farm Workers)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
    • Ginastera Orchestral Works 1.
    • Chandos.
    • 009.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Piano Concerto No. 5 in G Op. 55 (ii. Moderato)

    Performer: Sergei Babayan. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Prokofiev: Symphonies 4, 6 & 7; Piano Concertos 4 &5.
    • Mariinsky.
    • 006.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Ballade in G minor Op. 118 No. 3

    Performer: Ilona Eibenschütz.
    • Brahms: recaptured by pupils and colleagues.
    • Arbiter.
    • 024.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Ballade in G minor - no.3 of 6 Pieces for piano, Op.118

    Performer: Jonathan Plowright.
    • Brahms Piano Pieces Op. 76 & Op. 118; Waltzes, Op. 39.
    • BIS.
    • 042.
  • Kaija Saariaho

    Maan varjot (i. Misterioso ma intense)

    Performer: Olivier Latry. Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Conductor: Kent Nagano.
    • Saints-Seans-Moussa-Saariaho.
    • Analekta.
    • 006.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Les Noces

    Singer: Nadine Koutcher. Singer: Natalya Buklaga. Singer: Stanislav Leontieff. Singer: Vasiliy Korostelev. Orchestra: MusicAeterna. Conductor: Teodor Currentzis.
    • Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - Stravinsky Les Noces.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 004.


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GINASTERA: Estancia - dance suite Op. 8a; Ollantay Op. 17; Pampeana No. 3 for orchestra Op. 24

Lucas Somoza Osterc (baritone), BBC Philharmonic, Juanjo Mena (conductor)



Prokofiev: Symphonies 4, 6 & 7 & Piano Concertos 4 & 5

PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 4 in C major Op. 112 (revised version); Symphony No. 6 in E flat minor Op. 111; Symphony No. 7 in C sharp minor Op. 131; Piano Concerto No. 4 in B flat major Op. 53; Piano Concerto No. 5 in G major Op. 55

Alexei Volodin – Piano Concerto 4 (piano), Sergei Babyan – Piano Concerto 5 (piano), Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

MARIINSKY MAR0577 (2Hybrid SACD mid-price)


Brahms: recaptured by pupils and colleagues

Works by Brahms, Chopin, Schubert, Strauss, Schumann, Beethoven, Bartok, and Bach

Carl Friedberg (piano), Edith Heymann (piano), Marie Baumayer (piano), Ilona Eibenschutz (piano), Etelka Freund (piano), Johannes Brahms (piano); Trio of New York: Carl Friedberg (piano), Danil Karpilovsky (violin), Felix Salmond (cello)

ARBITER 163 (2 CDs)


Brahms: Works for Solo Piano Volume 3

BRAHMS: Klavierstucke (8) Op. 76; Waltzes (16) Op. 39; Klavierstucke (6) Op. 118; Variations on a Hungarian Song in D major Op. 21 No. 2

Jonathan Plowright (piano)

BIS BIS2127 (Hybrid SACD)


Saint-Saens, Moussa & Saariaho: Orchestral Works

MOUSSA: A Globe Itself Infolding for organ and orchestra

SAARIAHO: Maan varjot for organ and orchestra

SAINT-SAENS: Symphony No. 3 in C minor Op. 78 'Organ Symphony'

Oliver Latry (organ), Jean-Willy Kunz (organ), Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Kent Nagano (conductor)


9.30am – Building a Library

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Dutilleux: Centenary Edition

DUTILLEUX: Symphony No. 1; Symphony No. 2 'Le Double'; Le Loup; Metaboles; Timbres, espace, mouvement - La nuit etoilee; Mystere de l'instant; The Shadows of Time; Le Loup – fragments symphoniques; Tout un monde lointain (Concerto for cello and orchestra); Trois strophes sur le nom de Sacher; L'Arbre des songes (Concerto for violin and orchestra); Sur le meme accord (nocturne); Sonnets (2) by Jean Cassou; San Francisco Night; Correspondances for Soprano and Orchestra; Le Temps l’horloge; Piano Sonata; Preludes (3); Figures de resonances; Tous les chemins ... menent a Rome; Bergerie; Blackbird; Resonances; Au gre des ondes; String Quartet ‘Ainsi la nuit'; Sonatine for flute & piano; Oboe Sonata; Sarabande et Cortege; Choral, Cadence et Fugato for trombone & piano; Les Citations

Orchestre de Paris, Paavo Jarvi (conductor), Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux, Charles Munch (conductor), Orchestre du Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Paul Bonneau, Orchestre National de France, Mstislav Rostropovich (conductor), Collegium Musicum Zurich, Paul Sacher, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa (conductor), Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire, Georges Pretre (conductor), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Serge Baudo (conductor), Truls Mork (cello), Renaud Capucon (violin), Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Myung-Whun Chung (conductor), Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Gilles Cachemaille (baritone), Henri Dutilleux (piano), Dawn Upshaw (soprano), Jerome Ducros (piano), Barbara Hannigan (soprano), Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor), Renee Fleming (soprano), Genevieve Joy (piano), Anne Queffelec (piano), Quatuor sine nomine, Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Eric Le Sage (piano), Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Julius Drake (piano), Marc Trenel (bassoon), Pascal Godart (piano), Daniel Breszynski (trombone), Maurice Bourgue, Hughette Dreyfus, Bernard Cazauran, Bernard Balet

ERATO 2564604798 (7CD Budget)

10.30am – Pierre Boulez (In memoriam)

A giant of modern music, French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez died earlier this week. Someone who knew him well and worked with him was Roger Wright, Chief Executive of Aldeburgh Music and former Radio 3 controller and Director of the Proms, who discusses his memories of Boulez and the composer’s recorded legacy.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


Works featured:


Ravel: Scheherazade, with Heather Harper (soprano) and the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pierre Boulez


Debussy: La Mer, with the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Pierre Boulez


Ligeti: Piano Concerto, with Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano) and Ensemble Intercontemporain conducted by Pierre Boulez


Boulez: Sur Incises, with Ensemble Intercontemporain conducted by Pierre Boulez


Pierre Boulez: The Complete Columbia Album Collection

Pierre Boulez (conductor)

SONY 88843013332 (67CD Budget)


Pierre Boulez: Complete 20th-Century Recordings

Pierre Boulez (conductor)

DG 4794261 (44CD Budget)



10.50am – New Piano Releases

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Leonid Sabaneyev: Piano Music

SABANEEV: Preludes (4) Op. 1; Preludes (4) Op. 2; Preludes (2) Op. 3; Morceaux (2) Op. 5; Morceaux (2) Op. 6; Morceaux (3) Op. 7; Morceaux (4) Op. 9; Morceaux (4) Op. 9; Preludes (8) Op. 10; Sonata Op. 15, ‘In Memory of Skryiabin’

Jonathan Powell (piano)



Bruno Fontaine plays Erik Satie

SATIE: Trois Gymnopedies; Pieces froides (6); Douze petits chorals; Avant Dernieres Pensees (Idylle, Aubade, Meditation); Nocturnes (5); Gnossienne No. 1; Gnossienne No. 2; Gnossienne No. 3; Gnossienne No. 4; Gnossienne No. 5; Gnossienne No. 6; Gnossienne No. 7; Sonatine Bureaucratique

Bruno Fontaine (piano)



DEBUSSY: Preludes - Books 1 & 2 (24, complete)

Francesco Piemontesi (piano)

NAIVE V5415 (CD)


Michel Dalberto plays Claude Debussy

DEBUSSY: Children's Corner; Images pour piano - Book 2; Preludes - Book 2 (12, complete)

Michel Dalberto (piano)



Debussy: Preludes Book 2 & Suite Bergamasque

DEBUSSY: Preludes - Book 2 (12, complete); Suite Bergamasque

Marita Viitasalo (piano)


11.45am – Disc of the Week

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto & Stravinsky: Les Noces<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D major Op. 35

Nadine Koutcher (soprano), Natalya Buklaga, Vasiliy Korostelev, Stanislav Leontieff, MusicAeterna and Chorus, Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin), Teodor Currentzis (conductor)

SONY 88875165122 (CD)


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