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Building a Library: Schubert's Piano Trio in E flat, D929.

With Andrew McGregor. Building a Library: Schubert's Piano Trio in E flat, D929; violinist Daniel Hope discusses his 'musical grandfather', Yehudi Menuhin; Disc of the Week.

with Andrew McGregor

0930
Building a Library
Iain Burnside compares recordings of Schubert's E flat Piano Trio D.929 and makes a personal recommendation. It was one of the last compositions Schubert completed and was one of the few late works he heard performed before his premature death. The main theme of the Andante has been used in many film soundtracks and is thought to be based on a Swedish folk song.

1030
Andrew talks to the violinist Daniel hope about his "musical grandfather" Yehudi Menuhin who was born 100 years ago this month. Together they unpack the 80 CD, 11 DVD box set 'The Menuhin Century Collection', and listen to Menuhin's famous first recording of the Elgar violin concerto from 1932, recently remastered.

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

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Franz Ries

    La Capricciosa

    Performer: Yehudi Menuhin. Performer: Louis Persinger.
    • RCA: 88875198542.
    • RCA.
    • 1.
  • Daniel Cuiller

    Te Deum (i. Te Deum laudamus)

    • ALPHA: 963.
    • Alpha.
    • 1.
  • Matthias Weckmann

    Sonata in C, No. 3

    Performer: Nicolette Moonen. Ensemble: The Bach Players.
    • Hyphen Press Music: 009.
    • Hyphen Press Music.
    • 6.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Violin Sonata in E minor (K.304)

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova. Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
    • HYPERION: CDA68091.
    • Hyperion.
    • 9.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Souda, Souda Sinisorsa

    Ensemble: Sväng.
    • Jumi-tuotanto Oy: JUMI 009.
    • Jumi-tuotanto Oy.
    • 3.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture (arr. for organ by Edwin H. Lemare)

    Performer: Timothy Byram-Wigfield.
    • Delphian DCD34143.
    • Delphian.
    • 7.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Rigaudon (Le tombeau de Couperin)

    Orchestra: Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Conductor: Lionel Bringuier.
    • Deutsche Grammophon 479 5524.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 6.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Valses Nobles et Sentimentales, No. 1

    Orchestra: Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Conductor: Lionel Bringuier.
    • Deutsche Grammophon 479 5524.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Ma Mere L'Oye: Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bete

    Orchestra: Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra. Conductor: Lionel Bringuier.
    • Deutsche Grammophon 479 5524.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 15.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Rapsodie Espagnole (i. Prélude à la nuit)

    Orchestra: Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra. Conductor: Lionel Bringuier.
    • Deutsche Grammophon 479 5524.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 8.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Daphnis Et Chloé: Danse générale

    Choir: Zurcher Sing-Akademie. Orchestra: Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra. Conductor: Lionel Bringuier.
    • Deutsche Grammophon 479 5524.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 12.
  • Antonio Lotti

    Missa Sancti Christophori

    Ensemble: The Syred Consort. Orchestra: Orchestra Of St Pauls. Director: Ben Palmer.
    • Delphian DCD34182.
    • Delphian.
    • 8.

9.00am

Yehudi Menuhin - The Complete American Victor Recordings
Wanda Landowska, Antal Dorati (conductor), Theodore Saidenberg, Pierre Monteux (conductor), Charles Munch (conductor), Robert Merrill, Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Charles Munch (conductor), Antal Dorati (conductor)
RCA 88875198542 (6CD budget)

Madin: Te Deum pour les Victoires de Louis XV
MADIN: Te Deum; Diligam Te, Domine;
Stradivaria, Les Cris de Paris, Daniel Cuiller
ALPHA ALPHA963 (CD)

Venice to Hamburg
BODDECKER: Sonata sopra 'la Monica'
FROBERGER: Toccata in D minor
MARINI, B: Canzone a 4 in D minor, 'La Rizza'
SCHMELZER: Sonata No. 3 in G major; Sonata a 4 'La Carolietta'
VALENTINI, GIOVANNI: Sonata a 4 in G minor; Canzon in D minor for cornetto, sackbut, and basso continuo
WECKMANN: Sonata No. 3 a 4 in C major; Toccata in E minor; Sonata No. 9 a 4
The Bach Players
HYPHEN PRESS MUSIC HPM009 (CD)

Mozart: Violin Sonatas
MOZART: Violin Sonata No. 5 in B flat major, K10; Violin Sonata No. 9 in C major, K14; Violin Sonata No. 15 in F major, K30; Violin Sonata No. 18 in G major, K301; Violin Sonata No. 21 in E minor, K304; Violin Sonata No. 27 in G major, K379; Violin Sonata No. 33 in E flat major K481
Alina Ibragimova (violin), Cedric Tiberghien (piano)
HYPERION CDA68091 (2CD mid-price)

Sväng Plays Sibelius
SIBELIUS: Karelia-suite, Andante festivo, Venematka, Souda souda sinisorsa, Impromptu, Valse triste, Lemminkäisen kotiinpaluu, Jääkärien marssi
Sväng (harmonica quartet)
JUMI-TUOTANTO OY JUMI009

The Organ of Rochdale Town Hall: Organ Transcriptions Volume 2
BACH, J S: Aria from Cantata BWV80 'Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott'
HANDEL: Ptolemy: Overture
NICOLAI, C O: Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor overture
SPOHR: Jessonda Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture
VERDI: La traviata: Prelude to Act 1
WEBER: Oberon Overture
Timothy Byram-Wigfield (organ)
DELPHIAN DCD34143 (CD)

9.30am - Building a Library

Iain Burnside compares recordings of Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 2 in Eb D.929 and recommends a version.

Building a Library Recommendations

Top recommendation:

Schubert - Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2
SCHUBERT: Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat major, D898; Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major, D929
Trio Wanderer
HARMONIA MUNDI HMC902002/03 (2CD mid-price)


Other recordings:

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

Andras Schiff - Concertos & Chamber Music
BARTOK: Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (complete)
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 (complete); Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor Op. 57 'Appassionata'
DVORAK: Piano Quintet in A major Op. 81; Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat Op. 87
MOZART: Piano Trio No. 3 in B flat major, K502; Clarinet Trio in E flat major, K498 "Kegelstatt-Trio"; Piano Trio No. 4 in E major K542
SCHUBERT: Sonata in A minor 'Arpeggione', D821; Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat major, D898; Notturno in E flat major for piano trio, D897 (Op. post.148); Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major, D929
VERESS: Hommage a Paul Klee; Concerto for piano, strings and percussion; 6 Csardas
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer (conductor), Staatskapelle Dresden, Bernard Haitink (conductor), Panocha Quartet, Yuuko Shiokawa (violin), Miklos Perenyi (cello), Heinz Holliger (conductor), Andras Schiff (piano)
WARNER CLASSICS 2564699675 (9CD supra-budget)

Schubert: The Complete Works for Fortepiano Trio
SCHUBERT: Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat major, D898; Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major, D929; Piano Trio movement in B flat major, D28; Notturno in E flat major for piano trio, D897 (Op. post.148)
Jan Vermeulen (fortepiano), Christine Busch (violin), France Springuel (cello)
ETCETERA KTC1495 (2CD budget)

Schubert: Chamber Works
SCHUBERT: String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D887; String Quartet No. 8 in B flat major, D112; String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D810 'Death and the Maiden'; Fantasie in C major for violin and piano, D934; Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major, D929
The Busch Quartet, Adolf Busch (violin), Rudolf Serkin (piano), Hermann Busch (cello)
REGIS RRC3012 (3CD budget)

10.20am - Menuhin Centenary Interview

Andrew talks to the violinist Daniel hope about his "musical grandfather" Yehudi Menuhin who was born 100 years ago this month. Together they unpack the 80 CD, 11 DVD box set 'The Menuhin Century Collection', and listen to Menuhin's first recordings, recently re-mastered, including a famous rendition of the Elgar Concerto from 1932.

The Menuhin Century - Luxury Edition
Yehudi Menuhin (violin)
WARNER CLASSICS 2564678274 (80 CDs + 11 DVD Videos budget)

Yehudi Menuhin: The First Concerto Recordings, 1931/32
ELGAR: Violin Concerto in B Minor; BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
Yehudi Menuhin (violin), London Symphony Orchestra, Edward Elgar (conductor), Landon Ronald (conductor)
PRISTINE CLASSICAL PASC459 (download only)
https://www.pristineclassical.com/pasc459.html

My Tribute to Yehudi Menuhin
BARTOK: 44 Duos for Two Violins, BB 104, Sz. 98 (extracts)
EL-KHOURY: Unfinished Journey
ELGAR: Salut d'amour Op. 12
ENESCU: Hora Unirei
HENZE, H: Adagio Adagio
KNUMANN: Rumanisch
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in D minor Op. post.
RAVEL: Deux melodies hebraiques: Kaddisch
REICH: Duet
TAVENER: Song of the Angel
VIVALDI: Concerto Op. 3 No. 8 'Con due Violini obligati', RV 522
Daniel Hope (violin), Daniel Lozakovitj (violin), Simos Papanas (violin), Chen Reiss (soprano), Kammerorchester Basel
DG 4795305 (CD)

11.20am - Bringuier’s Ravel

Ravel: Complete Orchestral Works
RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloe; Piano Concerto in D major (for the left hand); Tzigane; Sheherazade - Ouverture de feerie; Bolero; Le tombeau de Couperin - Orchestral version; Valses nobles et sentimentales; Ma Mere l'Oye; Fanfare from 'L'Eventail de Jeanne'; Pavane pour une infante defunte; Menuet antique; Piano Concerto in G major; Rapsodie Espagnole; Alborada del gracioso (Miroirs No. 4); La Valse
Zurcher Sing-Akademie, Yuja Wang (piano), Ray Chen (violin), Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Lionel Bringuier (conductor)
DG 4795524 (4CD budget)

11.45 - Disc of the Week

Lotti: Crucifixus
LOTTI: Dixit Dominus (Psalm 109); Miserere; Missa Sancti Christophori; Credo
The Syred Consort, Orchestra of St Paul’s, Ben Palmer
DELPHIAN DCD34182 (CD)

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