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Summer Record Review: Proms Composer Portrait - Wolfgang Rihm

Andrew McGregor presents Summer Record Review with the usual mix of recent recordings, top releases of the past season and a Proms Composer.
This week, Andrew introduces the music of one of Germany's leading post-war composers and also assembles a collection of recordings made by some of the key figures in Arabic music.

0900 Hot off the Press - recordings from the Aurora Orchestra and the Bergen Philharmonic

0930 Proms Composer: Wolfgang Rihm (b. 1952)
Summer Record Review's weekly look at a Proms Composer explores recordings of music by Wolfgang Rihm. a hugely prolific composer who has written award winning music ranging from solo sonatas, chamber music to opera.

1015 Recent Releases of music by Eric Satie

1040 Oud player and composer, Joseph Tawadros, joins Andrew to assemble a collection of music from the Middle East.

1145 Sibelius: Symphony No. 6 in D minor Op. 104
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä (conductor).

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3 hours, 12 minutes

Last on

Sat 30 Jul 2016 09:00

9.00am

Mozart: 3 Salzburg Symphonies Nos. 21, 27 & 34
MOZART: Symphony No. 21 in A major, K134; Symphony No. 27 in G major, K199; Symphony No. 34 in C major, K338; Minuet in C major, K409 (K383f)
Haydn Sinfonietta Wien (playing on period instruments), Manfred Huss
BIS BIS2218 (CD)

Objects At An Exhibition
BARRY, G: The One-Armed Pianist
GUY: Mr Babbage is coming to dinner
MAYO: Supermarine
MOLITOR: 2TwoLO
MUSGRAVE: Power Play
SAWER: Coachman Chronos
Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon (conductor)
NMC NMCD215 (CD)

Janacek: Orchestral Works Vol. 3
JANACEK: Glagolitic Mass; Adagio for Orchestra; Zdravas Maria; Otcenaš (Our Father)
Sara Jakubiak (soprano), Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano), Stuart Skelton (tenor), Gabor Bretz (bass), Thomas Trotter (organ), Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Choir, Choir of Collegium Musicum, David Stewart (violin), Karstein Askeland (organ), Edvard Grieg Kor, Bergen Cathedral Choir, Johannes Wik (harp), Edward Gardner (conductor)
CHANDOS CHSA5165 (Hybrid SACD)

9.30am Proms Composer: Wolfgang Rihm (born 1952)

Summer Record Review's weekly look at a Proms Composer explores recordings of music by Wolfgang Rihm, a hugely prolific composer who has written award winning music ranging from solo sonatas, chamber music to opera.

Rihm - Orchestral Works
RIHM: Symphony No. 1; Symphony No. 2; Nachtwach; Vers Une Symphonie Fleuve III; Raumauge
Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, Marcus Creed (conductor), Rupert Huber
HANSSLER HAEN93227 (CD)

Rihm: Morphonie & Klangbeschreibung
RIHM: Morphonie; Klangbeschreibung I; Klangbeschreibung II; Klangbeschreibung III
Ingrid Ade-Jesemann (soprano), Monika Bair-Jvenz (mezzo soprano), Christa Muckenheim (soprano), Christine Whittlesey (High soprano), SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, Ernest Bour (conductor)
HANSSLER HAEN93010 (2CD)

Wolfgang Rihm: Fetzen
RIHM: Streichquartett; Fetzen for Akkordeon & Streichquartett; Interscriptum Duo fur Streichquartett und Klavier
Teodoro Anzellotti (accordion), Nicolas Hodges (piano), Arditti String Quartet
WINTER AND WINTER 9101782 (CD)

RIHM: St. Luke Passion
Christoph Pregardien (tenor), Andreas Schmidt (bass), Gachinger Kantorei, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Helmuth Rilling (conductor)
HANSSLER HAEN98397 (2CD)

Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Rihm, Penderecki & Currier
CURRIER: Time Machines
PENDERECKI: Duo concertante per violino e contrabbasso
RIHM: Lichtes Spiel; Dyade fur Violine und Kontrabass
New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert (conductor), Roman Patkolo (double bass), Michael Francis, Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), New York Philharmonic Orchestra
DG 4779359 (CD)

RIHM: Die Hamletmaschine
Kurt Muller-Graf (Hamlet I), Rudolf Kowalski (Hamlet II), Johannes M. Kosters (Hamlet III) Gabriele Schnaut (Ophelia), Carmen Fuggiss (Ophelia-Double), Ulrike Sonntag (Ophelia-Double, Lenin), Martina Borst (Ophelia-Double; Mao), Chor, Orchester des Nationaltheaters Mannheim, Peter Schneider (conductor)
WERGO WER61952 (2CD)

RIHM: Et Lux
Huelgas Ensemble, Minguet Quartett, Paul van Nevel (conductor)
ECM 4811585 (CD)

10.10am Recent Releases of Music by Erik Satie

Satie: Socrate
SATIE: Trois Melodies; 3 autres Melodies Chanson,; Hymne; Socrate - Drame Symphonique
Barbara Hannigan (soprano), Reinbert de Leeuw (piano)
WINTER AND WINTER 9102342 (CD)

Olga Scheps plays Satie
GONZALES, CHILLY: Gentle Threat
SATIE: Six Gnossiennes; Cinq grimaces pour ‘Le songe d'une nuit d'ete'; Trois Gymnopedies; Je te veux; Trois Sarabandes; Tendrement
Olga Scheps (piano)
SONY 88985305402 (CD)

Satie: Piano Music, Vol. 1
SATIE: Gnossienne No. 1; Gnossienne No. 2; Gnossienne No. 3; Gnossienne No. 4; Gnossienne No. 5; Gnossienne No. 6; Gnossienne No. 7; Chapitres tournes en tous sens; Avant Dernieres Pensees (Idylle, Aubade, Meditation); Croquis et Agaceries d'un Gros Bonhomme en bois; Sonatine Bureaucratique; Poudre d'or; Embryons desseches; Descriptions automatiques; Heures seculaires et instantanees; Prelude en tapisserie; Les trois valses distinguees du precieux degoute; Je te veux; Trois Gymnopedies
Noriko Ogawa (piano)
BIS BIS2215 (Hybrid SACD)

Tamar Halperin Satie Album
SATIE: Les trois valses distinguees du precieux degoute; Trois Morceaux En Forme De Poire; Trois Gymnopedies; Pieces froides: Danses de travers (3); Six Gnossiennes; Songe-creux; Choral No. 1; Dedespoir agreable
Tamar Halperin (piano)
EDEL 0300759NM (CD)

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)

10.50am Arabic Music, with Joseph Tawadros

Oud player and composer Joseph Tawadros joins Andrew to assemble a collection of music from the Middle East.

RIYAD AL SUNBATI: Al Atlal
Oum Koultoum (vocals)
SONO CAIRO SONO101

Enta Omri
MOHAMAD ABDEL WAHAB: Enta Omri
Oum Koultoum
SONO CAIRO SONO102

Icheqt Rohek
MOHAMAD ABDEL WAHAB: Kitir Ya Qalbi; Icheqt Rohek; Ya Lawati; Tal Intizari; Billah Ya Leil; Ya Chiraan; Biboulboul Hairan
Mohamad Abdel Wahab (voice)
BAIDAPHON BGCD605

Farid El Atrache: Awal Hamsa
AL ATRACHE: Awal Hamsa; Ya Khofi Boedou
Farid El Atrache (oud)
CAIROPHON CXGCD603

Negoum El Leil
FARID EL ATRACHE: Noura Ya Noura; Negoum El Leil; Bessat el Rih; Khodi Albi
Farid el Atrache (oud / voice)
CAIROPHON CXGCD607

Asmahan: Double Best
DISC 1: Ya habibi taala elhaani; Sahirtou toul el leil; Elouyoun; Ahwa; Ya layali elbichar; Layta lel barrak; Konti elamani; Aleik salat allah; Emta tioud; Ahla binour el aïn (feat. Farid Elatrache); Echamss ghabet (feat. Farid Elatrache); Layali el bachar
DISC 2: Farraq ma beina; Naoueit adari; Riji'tilek; Ya touyour; Dakhalti marrah; Enta hataraf; Askiniha; Elward; Ayouha al naem; Yalli hawak; Ana elli astahel; Layali el unse fi vienna
Asmahan (voice)
MLP Music MLP01225

11.40am New Releases

HARRISON, S: The Rosegarden of Light
ANIM Junior Ensemble of Traditional Instruments, Ensemble Zohra, Cuatro Puntos
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC0342 (CD)

11.45am Disc of the Week

Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 3, 6 & 7
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 3 in C major Op. 52; Symphony No. 6 in D minor Op. 104; Symphony No. 7 in C major Op. 105
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska (conductor)
BIS BIS2006 (Hybrid SACD)

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