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Summer Record Review: Proms Composer - Magnus Lindberg

With Andrew McGregor. Including Proms Composer: Magnus Lindberg; Recent opera releases; A visit to a recording of No 100 in Priory Records' Great European Organs series.

with Andrew McGregor

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York Bowen: Fantasy Overture, Op. 115
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Rumon Gamba (conductor)

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Proms Composer: Magnus Lindberg
The second instalment of Summer Record Review's Proms Composers explores the recordings of Magnus Lindberg whose musical career has gone from '80s enfant terrible to in-demand composer-in-residence with the world's leading orchestras.

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Recent opera releases including Donizetti's Poliuto from Glyndebourne and Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail from Paris

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Andrew visits a recording session at Liverpool's Anglican cathedral for the thrilling final instalment of Priory Records' epic Great European Organs series. Volume 100 features and an all-British programme including Elgar, Bridge, Walton, Percy Whitlock and Herbert Howells. Andrew asks David Poulter about the challenges of playing one of the world's largest organs and about the repertoire he's chosen for the momentous disc, and talks to producer-engineer Neil Collier about the massive achievement that is the Great European Organs project.

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Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Simon Rattle (conductor).

3 hours, 12 minutes

9.00am

Overtures from the British Isles, Vol. 2
ANSELL: Plymouth Hoe (a nautical overture)
BOWEN: Fantasy Overture
COATES, E: The Merrymakers - A Miniature Overture
FOULDS: Le Cabaret
LEIGH, W: Overture: Agincourt
MACKENZIE: Britannia – A Nautical Overture Op. 52
PARRY: Overture to an Unwritten Tragedy
QUILTER: A Children's Overture Op. 17
SMYTH: The Boatswain's Mate: Overture
WALTON: Portsmouth Point Overture
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Rumon Gamba (conductor)
CHANDOS CHAN10898 (CD)

Glass: The Symphonies
GLASS, P: Symphony No. 10; Symphony No. 9 for large symphony orchestra with expanded brass and percussion; Symphony No. 8; Symphony No. 7 'Toltec'; Symphony No. 6 'Plutonian Ode'; Symphony No. 5; Symphony No. 4 ‘Heroes’; Symphony No. 3; Symphony No. 2; Low Symphony
Bruckner Orchestra Linz, Landestheater Chorus, Lauren Flanigan (soprano), Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Basel Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies (conductor)
ORANGE MOUNTAIN OMM0104 (11CD supra-budget)

Hora Cero: Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker
PIAZZOLLA: Escualo; Duo de amor; Calambre; Lunfardo; Pedro y Pedro; Decarissimo; Soledad; Revirado; Libertango; Buenos Aires hora cero; Caliente; Tres Minutos con la Realidad
SALGAN: Don Agustin Bardi
STAFANO: Milonguita
Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker
SONY 88875143462 (CD)

9.30am Proms Composer: Magnus Lindberg (born 1958)

The second instalment of Summer Record Review's Proms Composers explores the recordings of Magnus Lindberg whose musical career has gone from '80s enfant terrible to in-demand composer-in-residence with the world's leading orchestras.

SIBELIUS: Symphonies Nos. 1-7 (complete)
Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Okko Kamu (conductor)
BIS BIS2076 (3Hybrid SACD budget)

Horizon 7
BENJAMIN, G: Dream of the Song
LINDBERG, M: Era
RIJNVOS: fuoco e fumo
TAN DUN: Double Bass Concerto 'The Wolf'
Bejun Mehta (countertenor), Nederlands Kamerkoor, George Benjamin, David Robertson (conductor), Daniel Harding (conductor), Dominic Seldis (double bass), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
RCO LIVE RCO16003 (Hybrid SACD)

Lindberg - Complete Piano Music
LINDBERG, M: Musik for Tva Pianon; Klavierstuck; Tre Pianostycke; Play I; Twine; Jubilees; Etude No. 1; Etude No. 2
Maarten van Veen (piano II), Ralph van Raat (piano)
NAXOS 8570542 (CD mid-price)

Magnus Lindberg: Orchestral Music
LINDBERG, M: Tendenza (1982); Kraft; Kinetics; Marea; Joy; Corrente (1992); Corrente II; Coyote Blues (1993); Arena 2 (1996); Arena; Feria (1995-97); Gran Duo; Chorale; Concerto for Orchestra; Sculpture
Avanti! Chamber Orchestra. Toimii Ensemble (incl. Magnus Lindberg). Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor), Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor), Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)
ONDINE ODE11102Q (4CD budget)

Lindberg: Aura & Engine
LINDBERG, M: Aura - In memoriam Witold Lutoslawski; Engine
BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen (conductor)
DG 4631842 (CD)

Magnus Lindberg: Chamber Works
LINDBERG, M: Trio for clarinet, cello and piano; Santa Fe Project (Konzertstuck) for cello and piano; Partia for cello solo; Dos Coyotes for cello and piano
Kari Kriikku (clarinet), Anssi Karttunen (cello), Magnus Lindberg (piano)
ONDINE ODE11992 (CD mid-price)

LINDBERG, M: Clarinet Concerto; Gran Duo; Chorale
Kari Kriikku (clarinet), Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor)
ONDINE ODE10382 (CD mid-price)

Sibelius & Magnus Lindberg: Violin Concertos
LINDBERG, M: Violin Concerto
SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto in D minor Op. 47
Lisa Batiashvili (violin), Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor)
SONY 88697129362 (CD mid-price)

Magnus Lindberg: Al Largo, Cello Concerto No. 2 & Era
LINDBERG, M: Al largo; Era; Cello Concerto No. 2
Anssi Karttunen (cello), Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu (conductor)
ONDINE ODE12815 (Hybrid SACD mid-price)

10.15am Recent Opera Releases

Recent opera releases including Donizetti's Poliuto from Glyndebourne and Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail from Paris

MOZART: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, K384
Jane Archibald (Konstanze), Norman Reinhardt (Belmonte), David Portillo (Pedrillo), Rachele Gilmore (Blonde), Mischa Schelomianski (Osmin), Christoph Quest (Pacha Selim), Le Cercle de l’harmonie, Jeremie Rhorer
ALPHA ALPHA242 (2CD mid-price)

Mozart Arias
Peter Schreier (tenor), Staatskapelle Dresden, Otmar Suitner (conductor)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0300754BC (CD)

DONIZETTI: Poliuto
Michael Fabiano (Poliuto), Ana Maria Martinez (Paolina), Igor Golovatenko (Severo), Matthew Rose (Callistene), Timothy Robinson (Felice), Emanuele D’Aguanno (Nearco), The Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Enrique Mazzola (conductor), Mariame Clement (stage director)
OPUS ARTE OA1211D (DVD Video)

'Where'er You Walk'
ARNE: Hark how the hounds and horn (from The Fairies); Thou like the glorious sun (from Artaxerxes)
HANDEL: Esther: Tune your harps to cheerful strains; Sol nel mezzo risona del core (from  Il pastor fido); Ariodante: Sinfonia to Act 2; Tu vivi (from Ariodante); M'inganna, me n'avveggo (from Alcina); Un momento di contento (from Alcina);  Alexander's Feast: Happy Pair; Vedi l'ape che ingegnosa (from Berenice); As steals the morn (from L'Allegro, il Penseroso, ed il Moderato); Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (from Solomon); Solomon: My fair's a garden of delight; Solomon: Softly rise, o southern breeze!;  Solomon: Ye southern breezes gently blow; Samson: Let but that spirit; Thus when the sun from’s watry bed (Samson); Judas Maccabaeus: 'Tis well, my friends...Call forth thy pow'rs; Jephtha: Hide thou thy hated beams; Jephtha: Waft her, angels, through the skies; Semele: Where'er you walk
Allan Clayton (tenor), Mary Bevan (soprano), Classical Opera, The Choir of Classical Opera, Ian Page
SIGNUM SIGCD457 (CD)

10.55am Session Report: Priory Records at Liverpool Cathedral

Andrew visits a recording session at Liverpool's Anglican cathedral for the thrilling final instalment of Priory Records' epic Great European Organs series. Volume 100 features and an all-British programme including Elgar, Bridge, Walton, Percy Whitlock and Herbert Howells. Andrew asks David Poulter about the challenges of playing one of the world's largest organs and about the repertoire he's chosen for the momentous disc, and talks to producer-engineer Neil Collier about the massive achievement that is the Great European Organs project.

Great European Organs No. 100: Liverpool Cathedral
BRIDGE: Adagio in E major (No 2 of Three Pieces, H63)
ELGAR: Organ Sonata No. 1 in G major Op. 28
HOWELLS: Pieces (6): Master Tallis's Testament
RAWSTHORNE, N: Prelude on the Londonderry Air
WALTON: Henry V - Suite; Orb and Sceptre
WHITLOCK, P: Dignity and Impudence
David Poulter (The Organ of Liverpool Cathedral)
PRIORY PRCD1158 (CD)

Great European Organs No. 2: L’Église du Chant d’Oiseau, Brussels
VIVALDI arr. Guillou: Concerto in D major RV 230; SCHUMANN: Four Sketches Op. 58; LISZT: Consolation in D flat major; KEITH JOHN: Rhythmic Energy; DUPRÉ: Suite Op. 39; PROKOFIEV arr. Guillou: March from Love of Three Oranges; STRAVINSKY arr. Keith John: Circus Polka
Keith John (organ)
PRIORY PRCD174

Great European Organs No.76: Santa maria in Mao, Minorca
LUCAS RUIZ DE RIBAYAZ: Hachas; SOLER: Sonata en Sol; Sonata de Clarines; CASANOVES: Paso de 1 tono; Sonata en Fa; TRAVERS: Cornet VOluntary; CHARPENTIER: Fugue; MARCHAND: Te Deum 2 livre d'Orgue:Plein jeu,Recit de Cromhorne,Duo, Recit,Grand-jeu, Plain jeu; PASQUINI: Partita sopra la Folia d'Espagna; FRESCOBALDI: Toccata avanti il Ricercare, Ricercare Cromatico; HERNANDEZ: Elevacion; Sonata de 1 tono; LIDON: Intento en Fa
Michal Novenko (organ)
PRIORY PRCD878 (CD)

Great European Organs No.19: Orléans Cathedral
TOURNEMIRE: Triple Choral Op 41; Improvisations Vol 2: Fantaisie-Improvisation sur L' Ave Maris Stella; Improvisations Vol 2: Choral - Improvisation sur le Victimae Pashcali; Symphonie-Choral sur le Victimae Paschali
Jane Watts (organ)
PRIORY PRCD294

11.50am Disc of the Week

BEETHOVEN: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)
Annette Dasch (soprano), Eva Vogel (mezzo), Christian Elsner (tenor), Dimitry Ivashchenko (bass), Berliner Philharmoniker, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)
BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER BPHR160091 (5 CDs + 2 Blu-ray Video + 1 Pure Audio Blu-ray)

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