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Building a Library: Shostakovich: Symphony No 9

with Andrew McGregor

0930
David Nice recommends a version of Shostakovich's 9th Symphony. This powerful work was described in the composer's own words: "If the Seventh and the Eighth symphonies bore a tragic-heroic character, then in the Ninth a transparent, pellucid, and bright mood predominates."

1030
Marina Frolova-Walker discusses with Andrew new releases of symphonies and concertos by Prokofiev and Shostakovich.

1145
Disc of the Week: Andrew makes a personal choice from among the latest top releases.

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3 hours, 12 minutes

Last on

Sat 20 Feb 2016 09:00

9.00am

Paris Joyeux & Triste

SATIE: Socrate - Drame Symphonique; Cinema

STRAVINSKY: Concerto in E flat for chamber orchestra 'Dumbarton Oaks'; Concerto for 2 Pianos

Alexei Lubimov (piano), Slava Poprugin (piano)

ALPHA ALPHA230 (CD)

 

Water Music Suites Nos. 1-3

HANDEL: Water Music Suites Nos. 1-3, HWV348-350

Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, Georg Kallweit

HARMONIA MUNDI HMC902216 (CD)

 

Mozart: Kurfurstin-Sonaten KV301-306

MOZART: Violin Sonata No. 18 in G major, K301; Violin Sonata No. 19 in E flat major, K302; Violin Sonata No. 20 in C major, K303; Violin Sonata No. 21 in E minor, K304; Violin Sonata No. 22 in A major, K305; Violin Sonata No. 23 in D major, K306

David Grimal (piano), Mathieu Dupouy (piano)

HERISSONS LH13 (CD)

 

Carola Bauckholt: Ich muß mit Dir reden

BAUCKHOLT: Triebstoff; Laufwerk; Keil; Sog

Cikada, Christian Eggen (conductor), Carola Bauckholt (samples)

2L 2L-116-SABD (Hybrid SACD/Pure Audio Blu-ray)

 

Duet: Mendelssohn - Schumann - Cornelius

CORNELIUS: Duette Op. 16; Fruhling im Sommer; Zweistimmige Lieder (3) Op. 6; Zu den Bergen hebt sich ein Augenpaar

MENDELSSOHN: Lieder-Duette (6) Op. 63; Altdeutsches Fruhlingslied 'Der trube Winter ist vorbei' Op. 86 No. 6

SCHUMANN: Dein Angesicht Op. 127 No. 2; Familien-Gemalde Op. 34 No. 4; Das Gluck Op. 79/16; Ich bin dein Baum Op. 101 No. 3; Auftrage Op. 77 No. 5; Wiegenlied

Lucy Crowe (soprano), William Berger (baritone), Iain Burnside (piano)

DELPHIAN DCD34167 (CD)

9.30am - Building a Library

David Nice recommends a version of Shostakovich's 9th Symphony.

Recommendation:

Top recommendation:

 

Shostakovich - Complete Symphonies

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphonies Nos. 1-15 (complete)

WDR Sinfonieorchester, Rudolf Barshai (conductor)

BRILLIANT CLASSICS 6324 (11 CD)

 

Also available as part of Shostakovich Edition box set:

 

BRILLIANT CLASSICS 9420 (49 CD)

 

 

Other recordings:

 

Below is a shortlist of other recordings which David Nice also liked, although we can’t guarantee the availability of these discs.

 

Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 9

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5 in D minor Op. 47; Symphony No. 9 in E flat major Op. 70

The USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (conductor)

OLYMPIA OCD 133 (CD)

 

Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 9

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5 in D minor Op. 47; Symphony No. 9 in E flat major Op. 70

Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor)

DECCA 4674782 (CD)

 

Shostakovich - Symphonies Nos. 9 & 12

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 9 in E flat major Op. 70; Symphony No. 12 in D minor Op. 112 'The Year 1917'

Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Mark Wigglesworth (conductor)

BIS BISSACD1563 (Hybrid SACD)

 

Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 9

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 6 in B mino, Op. 54; Symphony No. 9 in E flat major Op. 70

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariss Jansons (conductor)

EMI CLASSICS CDC7543392

10.15am - Narrators

STRAUSS, R: Enoch Arden Op. 38

Lucy Parham (piano), Henry Goodman (narrator)

DEUX-ELLES DXL1158 (CD)

 

Vaughan Williams: Fair Child of Beauty

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Epithalamion; The Bridal Day - a Masque by Ursula Wood

John Hopkins (speaker), Philip Smith (baritone), Joyful Company of Singers, Britten Sinfonia, Alan Tongue

ALBION RECORDS ALBCD025/026 (2CD)

 

Music for Lighter Mood

TIPPETT: Symphony No. 2

BLISS: March: Welcome The Queen; March from 'Things to Come' ; Checkmate (excerpts); Theme and Cadenza for violin and orchestra; Overture: Edinburgh

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult (conductor), BBC Concert Orchestra, Sir Arthur Bliss (conductor), Alfredo Campoli (violin)

PRISTINE AUDIO: PASC 460

 

Bliss: Morning Heroes & Hymn to Apollo

BLISS: Morning Heroes; Hymn to Apollo

Samuel West (orator), BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

CHANDOS CHSA5159 (Hybrid SACD)

10.45am - New Releases

Marina Frolova-Walker discusses with Andrew new releases of symphonies and concertos by Prokofiev and Shostakovich.

 

Shostakovich: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat major Op. 107; Cello Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 126

Gautier Capucon (cello), Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

ERATO 2564606973 (CD)

 

1930s Violin Concertos Vol. 2:

PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 2, in G minor, Op. 63

BARTOK: Violin Concerto No. 2, BB117

Gil Shaham (violin), Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stephane Deneve (conductor)

CANARY CLASSICS CC16 (CD)

 

Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 5

PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 16; Piano Concerto No. 5 in G major Op. 55

Vadym Kholodenko (piano), Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Miguel Harth-Bedoya

HARMONIA MUNDI HMU807631 (Hybrid SACD)

 

Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 4, 6 & Movement from Symphony in G

PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 4 in C major Op. 112 (revised version); Symphony No. 6 in E flat minor Op. 111; Movement from Symphony in G

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits (conductor)

ONYX ONYX4153 (CD)

 

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), Sergei Babyan (piano), Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

MARIINSKY MAR0577 (2Hybrid SACD)

11.45am - Disc of the Week

LALO: Complete Piano Trios (Nos 1, 2 & 3)

Leonore Piano Trio

HYPERION CDA68113 (CD)

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