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Summer Record Review: Live from the Edinburgh Festival

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library.

Live from the Edinburgh Festival, with Andrew McGregor

Andrew is joined live from the BBC's pop-up broadcast and audience hub at George Heriot's School by journalist Kate Molleson, classical music retailer Anne McAlister, pianist and broadcaster Iain Burnside, and Paul Baxter from Edinburgh-based label Delphian Records, for a programme celebrating recorded music at the Edinburgh Festival since it was founded in 1947, and reflecting the music making at this year's Festival and the BBC Proms.

9am
Andrew chats to journalist Kate Molleson and classical music retailer Anne McAlister and plays some of their favourite new releases

9.30am
Proms Composer: Thomas Adès

10.30am
Iain Burnside joins Andrew to rediscover some seminal recordings from the Edinburgh Festival

11.40am
Gershwin: An American in Paris
Harmonie Ensemble/New York
Steven Richman, conductor.

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Mozart: Piano Concertos, K.413-15

    Performer: Kristian Bezuidenhout.
  • Bryn Harrison

    Receiving the Approaching Memory-Excerpt

    Performer: Mark Knoop. Performer: Aisha Orazbayeva.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony

    Orchestra: Minnesota Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No _Excerpt

    Conductor: Osmo Vänskä. Orchestra: Minnesota Orchestra.
  • Thomas Adès

    Polaris: Voyage for orchestra

    Orchestra: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
  • Thomas Adès

    Asyla

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
  • Thomas Adès

    Violin Concerto ‘Concentric Paths’

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Thomas Adès

    Piano Quintet

    Ensemble: Calder Quartet.
  • Thomas Adès

    The Tempest

    Orchestra: The Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
  • Thomas Adès

    Lieux retrouves

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Thomas Adès.

9.00am

Der Wanderer: Schubert Lieder

SCHUBERT: Willkommen und Abschied, D767; Der Wanderer, D489; Rastlose Liebe, D138; Der Wanderer an den Mond D870 (Seidl); Wandrers Nachtlied II 'Uber allen Gipfeln ist Ruh', D768; Aus 'Heliopolis' - II D754 (Mayrhofer); Kriegers Ahnung D 957, No. 2; Fruhlingssehnsucht, D 957 No. 3; Standchen 'Leise flehen meine Lieder', D957 No. 4; Aufenthalt D957 No. 5; In Der Ferne, D957 No. 6; Abschied, D 957 No. 7; Liebesbotschaft, D957 No.1; Der Schiffer, D536 (Mayrhofer); Der Schiffer D694 (F von Schlegel); An eine Quelle D530 (Claudius); Am Strome, D539 (Mayrhofer); Auf der Donau, D553 (Mayrhofer); Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D774; Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren D360 (Mayrhofer); Der Musensohn, D764 (Goethe)

Roderick Williams (baritone), Iain Burnside (piano)

DELPHIAN DCD34170

Release date 19/08/16

 

Bartok: The Miraculous Mandarin

BARTOK: The Miraculous Mandarin Op. 19, Sz. 73 (suite); Dance Suite, BB 86, Sz. 77; Contrasts for violin, clarinet & piano, BB 116, Sz. 111

Philharmonia Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor), Zsolt-Tihamer Visontay (violin), Mark Van de Wiel (clarinet), Yefim Bronfman (piano)

SIGNUM SIGCD466

Release date 02/09/16

 

Mozart: Piano Concertos, K.413-15

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K413; Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K414; Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K415

Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano), Freiburger Barockorchester, Gottfried von der Goltz (director)

HARMONIA MUNDI HMC902218

Release date 26/08/16

 

Receiving the Approaching Memory

HARRISON, BRYN: Receiving the Approaching Memory

Aisha Orazbayeva (violin), Mark Knoop (piano)

ANOTHER TIMBRE AN96

 

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)

9.30am – Proms Composer: Thomas Adès (born 1971)

Thomas Ades & Paul Stanhope: Orchestral Music

ADES: Polaris: Voyage for orchestra

STANHOPE, P: Piccolo Concerto

Andrew Macleod (piccolo), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Markus Stenz (conductor)

ABC CLASSICS ABC4810862

 

Thomas Ades - Life Story

ADES: Catch Op. 4; Darknesse Visible; Still Sorrowing Op. 7; Under Hamelin Hill Op. 6; Five Eliot Landscapes Op. 1; Traced Overhead Op. 15; Life Story Op. 8b

Thomas Ades (piano), Lynsey Marsh (clarinet), Anthony Marwood (violin), Louise Hopkins(cello), David Goode, Stephen Farr (chamber organ), Thomas Ades (piano), Valdine Anderson (soprano), Mary Carewe (soprano)

WARNER CLASSICS 5696992

 

ADES: Asyla; Concerto Conciso; These Premises Are Alarmed; Chamber Symphony

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Simon Rattle (conductor), Thomas Ades (conductor)

WARNER CLASSICS 5568182

 

Ades - Tevot, Violin Concerto & Couperin Dances

ADES: Tevot; Violin Concerto ‘Concentric Paths’; Three Studies after Couperin; Powder Her Face suite

Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle (conductor), Anthony Marwood (violin), Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Thomas Ades (conductor), National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Paul Daniel (conductor)

WARNER CLASSICS 4578132

 

The Twenty-Fifth Hour: Chamber Music of Thomas Ades

ADES: Piano Quintet; The Four Quarters; Arcadiana

Thomas Ades (piano), Calder Quartet

SIGNUM SIGCD413

 

ADES: The Tempest

Simon Keenlyside (Prospero), Kate Royal (Miranda), Toby Spence (Ferdinand), Ian Bostridge (Caliban), Cyndia Sieden (Ariel), Philip Langridge (Alonso), Donald Kaasch (Antonio), Jonathan Summers (Sebastian), David Condier (Trinculo), Stephen Richardson (Stefano), Graeme Danby (Gonzalo), The Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Thomas Ades (conductor)

WARNER CLASSICS 9996952355 (download)

 

Lieux retrouves

ADES: Lieux retrouves

FAURE: Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor Op. 117

JANACEK: Pohadka (Fairy Tale) for Cello and Piano

KURTAG: For Steven - Im Memoriam Pauline Mara; Pilinszky Janos: Gerard de Nerval; Gyorgy Kroo in memoriam; Schatten

LISZT: Romance oubliee, for viola/cello/violin & piano, S. 132; Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth, S382; La Lugubre Gondola for cello & piano, S134

Thomas Ades (piano), Steven Isserlis (cello)

HYPERION CDA67948 

10.15am – Paul Baxter, Anne McAlister and Kate Molleson on classical music in Scotland

Vladimir Jurowski conducts Stravinsky

STRAVINSKY: Petrushka (1911 version); Symphonies of Wind Instruments; Orpheus

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

LPO LPO0091

Release date 02/09/16

 

Handel: Apollo e Dafne

HANDEL: Il pastor fido, HWV 8A; Aria in F major, HWV 410; Aria in F Major, HWV 411; Apollo e Dafne, HWV 122

Ensemble Marsyas

LINN RECORDS CKD 543

Release date 23/09/16

 

Songs and Lullabies: new works for solo cello

MCGUIRE, E: Elegiac Lullaby

ROBERTS, R: Elegy for the Children of War

BEAMISH, S: Miranda Dreaming

STRACHAN, D: Zarabanda

STANLEY, J: Winter Song

SWEENEY, W: Caolas

WILDE, D: Invocation and Waltz

IRVINE, T: Safety

DE SIMONE, J: Misremembrance

TURNAGE: Amelie’s Tango

ALBERGA, E: Ride Through

JACKSON, G: Untitled (for Robert Irvine)

SHAVE, J: Tili tili Bom

BOYLE, R: Baloue

MACMILLAN, J: Knock Knock

IRVINE, R: Imagined Child

HELLAWELL, P: A Frieze and a Litany

BUTLER, T: Lament

IRVINE, B: Elegy (for Peter)

Robert Irvine (cello)

DELPHIAN DCD34173

Release date 23/09/16

10.45am – Paul Baxter on Delphian Records

Spellweaving

Barnaby Brown (pipes, vocals), Clare Salaman (fiddles, hurdy-gurdy), Bill Taylor (lyres, harp)

DELPHIAN DCD34171

 

JS Bach: The French Suites

BACH, J S: French Suites Nos. 1-6, BWV812-817

MOZART: Suite in C major, K399; Gigue in G Major, K574

Peter Hill (piano)

DELPHIAN DCD34166

 

Gesualdo: Sacrae Cantiones

GESUALDO: Ave, Regina caelorum; Venit lumen tuum Jerusalem; Ave, Dulcissima Maria; Reminiscere miserationum tuarum; Dignare me laudare te; Sancti Spiritus Domine; Domine ne despicias; Hei mihi Domine; Laboravi in gemitu meo; Peccantem me quotidie; O Vos Omnes; Exaudi Deus deprecationem meam; Precibus et meritis; O Crux benedicta; Tribularer si nescirem; Deus refugium et virtus; Tribulationem et dolorem; Illumina faciem tuam; Maria, Mater gratiae

The Marian Consort, Rory McCleery

DELPHIAN DCD34176

Release date 19/08/16

11.00am – Iain Burnside’s Edinburgh Festival recording highlights

BEETHOVEN: Quintet in E flat major, for piano and winds, Op. 16

BRAHMS: Horn Trio in E flat major, Op. 40

DUKAS: Villanelle

MARAIS: La Basque
MOZART: Horn Quintet in E flat, K407

Dennis Brain (horn), Max Salpeter (violin), Cyril Preedy (piano), English String Quartet, Dennis Brain Wind Ensemble

BBC LEGENDS BBCL40482

 

SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110

BORODIN: String Quartet No. 2 in D

RAVEL: String Quartet in F

Borodin String Quartet

BBC LEGENDS BBCL40632

 

PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 100

BRITTEN: The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet: Death of Tybalt

Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky

BBC LEGENDS BBCL41842

 

Lucia Popp – Recital

BRAHMS: Es steht ein Lind Wo033 No. 41; Sehnsucht Op. 49 No. 3; Wie kumm ich dann de Pooz erenn? Wo033 No. 34; Die Trauernde, Op. 7 No. 5; In stiller Nacht WO033 No. 42

DVORAK: In Folk Tone, Op. 73

MAHLER: Starke Einbildungskraft (Des Knaben Wunderhorn); Ich ging mit Lust; Ablösung im Sommer; Um schlimme Kinder artig zu machen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

SCHOENBERG:Erwartung, Op. 17; Schenk mir deinen goldenen Kamm Op. 2 No. 2; Erhebung Op. 2 No. 3; Waldsonne Op. 2 No. 4

SCHUBERT: An Mein Herz D860; Der Jüngling an der Quelle, D300 (Salis-Seewis); Jägers Abendlied, Second Setting, D368; Der Einsame, D800

STRAUSS, R: Drei Lieder der Ophelia Op. 67; Mein Auge Op. 37 No. 4; Meinem Kinde, Op. 37 No. 3; Die Zeitlose, Op. 10 No. 7; Hat gesagt - bleibt's nicht dabei, Op. 36 No. 3; Allerseelen, Op. 10 No. 8

Lucia Popp (soprano), Irwin Gage (piano)

BBC LEGENDS BBCL41482

 

BRAHMS: Piano Sonata No. 3

BARTOK: 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs

LISZT: 2 Etudes

DOHNANYI: Rhapsody No. 3

Annie Fischer (piano)

BBC LEGENDS BBCL4054

 

BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonata No. 1 in F, Op. 5 No. 1; Cello Sonata No. 2 in G Minor Op. 5 No. 2; Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Op. 69; Cello Sonata No. 4 in C, Op. 102 No. 1; Cello Sonata No. 5 in D, Op. 102 No. 2; Twelve Variations on "See The Conqu'ring Hero Comes" from Judas Maccabaeus; Seven Variations on "Bei Männern Welche Liebe Fühlen" from Die Zauberflöte; Twelve Variations on "Ein Mädchen Oder Weibchen" from Die Zauberflöte

Jacqueline du Pré (cello), Daniel Barenboim (piano)

EMI 5862422

 

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21; Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36; Symphony No. 3 in E flat major ‘Eroica’, Op. 55; Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60; Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67; Symphony No. 6 in F major ‘Pastoral’, Op. 68; Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92; Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93; Symphony No. 9 in C major ‘Choral’, Op. 125

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

HYPERION CDS44301/5

11.50am

Gershwin: An American in Paris & Piano Concerto in F

GERSHWIN: An American in Paris, tone poem; Piano Concerto in F major; Of Thee I Sing Overture; Preludes (3)

Lincoln Mayorga (piano), Harmonie Ensemble / New York, Steven Richman

HARMONIA MUNDI HMU907658

Release date 26/08/16

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