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Folk Connections - Building a Library: Jerome Kern: Show Boat

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Jerome Kern: Show Boat; Verity Sharp and Andrew discuss recent recordings of mainly British folk music; Disc of the Week.

with Andrew McGregor

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Building a Library: Edward Seckerson joins Andrew live in the studio to recommend a recording of Jerome Kern's Show Boat. With its epic sweep, social relevance and emotional depth, Kern's and Oscar Hammerstein II's groundbreaking 1927 collaboration put the genre of musical theatre on an artistic and dramatic par with grand opera.

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As part of Radio 3's Folk Connections weekend, exploring the influences of folk music on classical music, Verity Sharp joins Andrew to discuss some recent recordings of mainly British folk music.

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

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • (Trad)

    Turceasca Si Hora De La Goicea

    Performer: The Re:Orchestra. Conductor: Roberto Beltan-Zavala.
    • BIS-2227 SACD.
    • BIS.
    • 6.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Chamber Symphony (Op.83a) arr. Barshai

    Performer: The Re:Orchestra. Performer: Roberto Beltran-Zavala.
    • BIS-2227 SACD.
    • BIS.
    • 8.
  • Martin Fröst

    Klezmer Dance No 2

    • Sony 88875065292.
    • Sony.
    • 3.
  • Béla Bartók

    44 Duos for Two Violins, Nos. 35 & 36 (BB 104)

    Performer: Sarah Nemtanu. Performer: Deborah Nemtanu.
    • Decca 478 8959.
    • Decca.
    • 35.
  • V. Jakubena

    2 Folk Songs

    Performer: Vilnius City Municipal Choir.
    • Toccata Classics TOCC 0028.
    • Toccata Classics.
    • 12.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in B flat major, Op 76 No 4, 'Sunrise' (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Doric String Quartet.
    • Chandos CHAN10886.
    • Chandos.
    • 3.
  • Marie Jaëll

    12 Waltzes & Finale, Nos. 4 & 5

    Performer: Lidija Bizjak. Performer: Sanja Bizjak.
    • Ediciones Singulares ES1022.
    • Ediciones Singulares.
    • 4.
  • Marie Jaëll

    Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor

    Performer: Romain Descharmes. Orchestra: Orchestre National de Lille. Conductor: Joseph Swensen.
    • Ediciones Singulares ES1022.
    • Ediciones Singulares.
    • 5.
  • Marie Jaëll

    La Légende des ours - No. 1, Folie d'ours

    Singer: Chantal Santon. Orchestra: Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra. Director: Hervé Niquet.
    • Ediciones Singulares ES1022.
    • Ediciones Singulares.
    • 1.
  • Marie Jaëll

    Cello Concerto in F major (ii. Andantino)

    Performer: Xavier Phillips. Orchestra: Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra. Director: Hervé Niquet.
    • Ediciones Singulares ES1022.
    • Ediciones Singulares.
    • 8.
  • Marie Jaëll

    Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor (iv. Vivace)

    Performer: David Violi. Orchestra: Orchestre National de Lille. Conductor: Joseph Swensen.
    • Ediciones Singulares ES1022.
    • Ediciones Singulares.
    • 4.
  • Marie Jaëll

    Ce qu'on entend dans l'Enfer: Appel

    Performer: David Bismuth.
    • Ediciones Singulares ES1022.
    • Ediciones Singulares.
    • 14.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33 (i. Allegro & ii. Allegretto)

    Performer: Truls Mørk. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • CHANDOS : CHSA 5162.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 1.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    The Carnival of the Animals

    Performer: Louis Lortie. Performer: Hélène Mercier. Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • CHANDOS : CHSA 5162.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 6.

9:00am

Shostakovich +

SHOSTAKOVICH: Chamber Symphony in F major Op. 73a; Chamber Symphony Op. 83a (orch.Barshai); Turceasca si Hora de la Goicea; Suite of Romanian melodies; Russian Klezmer Dance

The re:Orchestra, Roberto Beltran-Zavala

BIS BIS2227 (Hybrid SACD)

 

Martin Frost: Roots

TELEMANN: Concerto for Recorder, Transverse Flute, Strings and Continuo in E minor: Presto; G FROST: Klezmer Dance No. 2; TRAD.: Pslam fran Alvdals-Asen; CRUSELL: Introduction and Variations on a Swedish Song; BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No. 14; SCHUMANN: 5 Stucke im Volkston: I, II & V; BARTOK: Romanian Folk Dances: II-VI; FALLA: Nana; TRAD.: Rolig Pers Polska; HILLBORG: Hymn of Echoes; PIAZZOLLA: La muerte del angel; PELECIS: All in the Past; Ancient Suite (arr. Forssell)

Martin Frost (clarinet), Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, The Adolf Fredrik’s Girls Choir

SONY 88875065292 (CD)

 

BARTOK: 44 Duos for Two Violins, BB 104, Sz. 98

Deborah Nemtanu (violin), Sarah Nemtanu (violin)

DECCA 4788959 (CD)

 

Jakubenas: The Song of the Exiles and the Deportees

JAKUBENAS: O I Would Go; The Song of the Exiles and the Deportees; Our Mother’s Tongue; At Evening Prayer; Many Lovers Have I Had; Hush, Little Sister; Jesus, Thou art my Life; O, If I Only Could See Him; Here I Am, O King of Glory; In Silence Thou art Celebrated; Over the Seas, Beyond the Nemunas River; Oh, Father is Giving His Dear Daughter Away; I Used to Walk in my Garden; Oh, A Girl is Growing, Growing; Mother Raised Her Daughter; High Hills, Level Meadows; A Little Bird is Sitting, Perched; Across the Seas

Dainius Jozenas (piano), Jurgita Mintautiene (soprano), Gintautas Skliutas (tenor), Vilnius Jauna Muzika Municipal Choir, Vaclovas Augustinas

TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC0028 (CD)

 

Haydn: String Quartets, Vol. 2

HAYDN: String Quartets Op. 76 Nos. 1-6 (complete)

Doric String Quartet

CHANDOS CHAN10886(2) (2CD)

09:30am – Building a Library

Edward Seckerson joins Andrew live in the studio to recommend a recording of Jerome Kern's Show Boat.

Top recommendation:

1993 Toronto Cast Recording

Rebecca Luker (Magnolia Hawks), Mark Jacoby (Gaylord Ravenal), Lonette McKee (Julie Laverne), Michael Bell (Joe), Gretha Boston (Queenie), Joel Blum (Frank Schultz), Dorothy Stanley (Ellie May Chipley), Robert Morse (Captain Andy Hawks); Elaine Stritch (Parthy Ann Hawks), Harold Prince (director), Jeffrey Huard (conductor)
1988 Studio Cast Recording

This recording is not currently commercially available.

 

Also recommended:

Frederica von Stade (Magnolia Hawks), Jerry Hadley (Gaylord Ravenal), Teresa Stratas (Julie Laverne), Bruce Hubbard (Joe), Karla Burns (Queenie), David Garrison (Frank Schultz), Paige O’Hara (Ellie May Chipley), Robert Nichols (Captain Andy Hawks); Nancy Kulp (Parthy Ann Hawks), Ambrosian Chorus, London Sinfonietta, John McGlinn (conductor)

This recording is available as a download only.

10.30am – The Music of Marie Jaëll

Marie Jaell: Musique symphonique & Musique pour piano

JAELL, M: La Legende des ours; Concerto pour violoncelle; Semele; Les Beaux Jours; Concerto pour piano No. 2; Concerto pour piano No. 1; Douze Valses et Finale; Ce qu’on entend dans l’Enfer; Ce qu’on entend dans le Purgatoire; Ce qu’on entend dans le Paradis; Les Jours pluvieux

Xavier Phillips (cello), David Bismuth (piano), Lidija, Sanja Bizjak (piano), Dana Ciocarlie (piano), Romain Descharmes (piano), Nicolas Stavy (piano), Chantal Santon-Jeffery (soprano), David Violi (piano), Orchestre national de Lille, Brussels Philharmonic, Joseph Swensen (conductor), Herve Niquet (conductor)

EDICIONES SINGULARES ES1022 (3 CD + Book)

11.30am – New Folk Releases

Verity Sharp reviews recent folk releases.

 

Elle Osborne: It’s Not Your Gold Shall Me Entice

9TH HOUSE RECORDINGS 9TH CD2 (CD)

 

Stick in the Wheel: Stick in the Wheel

FROM HERE RECORDS SITW001P (CD)

 

Various: ‘It Was Mighty!’ (The Irish in London Voice of the People Series)

TOPIC RECORDS TSCD679T (3CD)

 

Yorkston/Thorne/Khan: Everything Sacred

DOMINO WIGCD367P (CD)

 

The Gloaming: The Gloaming 2

REAL WORLD RECORDS CDRW212 (CD)

11.45am – Disc of the Week

Saint-Saens: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

SAINT-SAENS: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor Op. 33; Cello Concerto No. 2 in D minor Op. 119; Le carnaval des animaux; Africa - Fantasie for piano & orchestra Op. 89; Wedding Cake - Valse-Caprice for piano & strings Op. 76

Truls Mork (cello), Louis Lortie (piano), Helene Mercier (piano), Alasdair Malloy (glass harmonica), Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi (conductor)

CHANDOS CHSA5162 (Hybrid SACD)

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