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Building a Library: Cabaret

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Kander and Ebb's Cabaret; Natasha Loges joins Andrew to review recent releases of music by Brahms and Schumann; Disc of the Week.

with Andrew McGregor

0930
Building a Library: Richard Sisson compares recordings of Kander and Ebb's 1966 musical 'Cabaret', based on Christopher Isherwood's 1939 novel 'Goodbye to Berlin'. It was made in to a film in 1972 but there have also been many stage productions, many of which have been captured on record. Which one recreates the atmosphere of the Kit Kat Klub most effectively?

1030
Natasha Loges joins Andrew live to discuss recent releases of music by Brahms & Schumann

1145
Andrew chooses an outstanding new release as his Disc of the Week.

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Tarquinio Merula

    Nigra sum - motet for voice and continuo [Il primo libro de motetti e sonate, 1624]

    Performer: Bruce Dickey. Performer: Mieneke van der Velden. Performer: Kris Verhelst. Performer: Jakob Lindberg. Singer: Hana Blažíková.
    • PASSACAILLE : 1020.
    • PASSACAILLE.
    • 8.
  • Eimear Mcgeown

    Fear A'Bhata (The Boatman)

    • CHANDOS : CHAN10934.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 4.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Double Concerto In A Minor Op.102 For Violin, Cello And Orchestra - 2nd mvt

    Performer: Joshua Bell. Performer: Steven Isserlis. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • Sony : 88985321792.
    • Sony.
    • 2.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Quintet In F Minor Op.34 For Piano And Strings

    Performer: Till Fellner. Ensemble: Belcea Quartet.
    • ALPHA : 248.
    • ALPHA.
    • 7.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Romeo Et Juliette - Symphonie Dramatique Op.17 For Soloists, Chorus And Orchest

    Performer: Guildhall School Singers. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • LSO Live : LS00762.
    • LSO Live.
    • 1.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Romeo Et Juliette - Symphonie Dramatique Op.17 For Soloists, Chorus And Orchestra

    Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC S O.. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Chandos CHSA 5169.
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Romeo Et Juliette - Symphonie Dramatique Op.17 For Soloists, Chorus And Orchestra

    Performer: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Choir: Radiokören. Conductor: Robin Ticciati.
    • LINN : CKD521.
    • LINN.
    • 1.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Romeo Et Juliette - Symphonie Dramatique Op.17 For Soloists, Chorus And Orchestra

    Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC S O.. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Chandos CHSA 5169.
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Romeo Et Juliette - Symphonie Dramatique Op.17 For Soloists, Chorus And Orchestra

    Performer: Guildhall School Singers. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • LSO Live : LS00762.
    • LSO Live.
    • 2.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Romeo Et Juliette - Symphonie Dramatique Op.17 For Soloists, Chorus And Orchestra

    Performer: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Choir: Radiokören. Conductor: Robin Ticciati. Singer: Alastair Miles.
    • LINN : CKD521.
    • LINN.
    • 7.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo And Juliet - Ballet Op.64

    Orchestra: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
    • LAWO CLASSICS : LWC1105.
    • LAWO CLASSICS.
    • 16.

9am

Breathtaking: A Cornetto and A Voice Entwined

Hana Blazikova (soprano), Bruce Dickey (cornetto), Mieneke van der Velden (gamba), Kris Verhelst (organ), Jakob Lindberg (theorbo)

PASSACAILLE 1020

 

Celtic Airs: Barry Douglas

Barry Douglas (piano), Eimear McGeown (Irish flute, whistles), Catriona McKay (Scottish harp), Chris Stout (Shetland fiddle)

CHANDOS CHAN10934

 

For the Love of Brahms

BRAHMS: Double Concerto for Violin & Cello in A minor Op. 102; Piano Trio No. 1 in B major Op. 8

SCHUMANN: Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23: II. Langsam

Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Joshua Bell (violin), Steven Isserlis (cello), Jeremy Denk (piano)

SONY 88985321792

 

Brahms: Complete String Quartets & Piano Quintet

BRAHMS: String Quartet No. 1 in C minor Op. 51 No. 1; String Quartet No. 2 in A minor Op. 51 No. 2; String Quartet No. 3 in B flat major Op. 67; Piano Quintet in F minor Op. 34

Till Fellner (piano), Belcea Quartet

ALPHA ALPHA248 

9.30am – Building a Library

Richard Sisson compares recordings of Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret and recommends a version. 

 

Building a Library Recommendations

Top recommendation:

 Cabaret: Original Paris Cast

JOHN KANDER / FRED EBB: Cabaret (recorded live at the Folies Bergère, Paris, 2006)

Claire Pérot (Sally Bowles), Fabian Richard (Emcee), Catherine Arditi (Fraulein Schneider), Pierre Reggiani (Herr Schultz), Geoffroy Guerrier (Cliff Bradshaw), Patrick Mazet (Ernst Ludwig), Delphine Grandsart (Fritzie Kost), Orchestra, Daniel Glet (Musical Director)

EMI France 3870692

Other recordings:

 

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

 

Cabaret (Original Broadway Cast Recording, 1966)

JOHN KANDER / FRED EBB: Cabaret

Jill Haworth (Sally Bowles), Joel Grey (Emcee), Lotte Lenya (Fraulein Schneider), Jack Gilford (Herr Schultz), Bert Convy (Cliff Bradshaw)

Orchestra, Harold Hastings (Musical Director)

Columbia Records CDCBS 70273 (download)

 

Cabaret (Original London Cast Recording 1968)

JOHN KANDER / FRED EBB: Cabaret

Kevin Colson (Cliff Bradshaw), Lila Kedrova (Fraulein Schneider), Judi Dench (Sally Bowles), Peter Sallis (Herr Schultz), Barry Dennen (Emcee)

Orchestra, Gareth Davies (Musical Director)

Sony West End SMK 53494 (download)

10.20am

Andrew introduces three new recordings of Berlioz’s Romeo and Juliet

 

BERLIOZ: Romeo et Juliette Op. 17

Olga Borodina (mezzo-soprano), Kenneth Tarver (tenor), Evgeny Nikitin (bass), Guildhall School Singers, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

LSO LIVE LSO0762 (2Hybrid SACD mid-price)

 

Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette

BERLIOZ: Romeo et Juliette Op. 17; Marche troyenne (from Les Troyens); Chasse royale et Orage (from Les Troyens)

Michele Losier (mezzo-soprano), Samuel Boden (tenor), David Soar (bass), BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

CHANDOS CHSA5169(2) (2Hybrid SACD mid-price)

 

BERLIOZ: Romeo et Juliette Op. 17

Katija Dragojevic (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Staples (tenor), Alastair Miles (bass), Swedish Radio Choir, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Robin Ticciati (conductor)

LINN CKD521 (2CD mid-price)

10.45am – Natasha Loges on Brahms, Schubert and Schumann New Releases

Natasha Loges joins Andrew to discuss new releases of music by Brahms, Schubert and Schumann, including the following discs:

 

Brahms: Works for Solo Piano Volume 6

BRAHMS: Capriccio in C sharp minor Op. 76 No. 5; Intermezzo in A minor Op. 76 No. 7; Capriccio in C major Op. 76 No. 8; Intermezzo in E flat minor Op. 118 No. 6; Hungarian Dance No. 2 in D minor; Hungarian Dance No. 4; Hungarian Dance No. 6 in D flat major; Hungarian Dance No. 7; Hungarian Dance No. 8 in A minor; Hungarian Dance No. 9 in E minor; Hungarian Dance No. 10 in F major; Gigues; Study after Fr. Chopin (Studie for Pianoforte, No. 1); Study No. 2 after Weber (Rondo Op. 24); Presto after J. S. Bach; Gavotte after Chr. W. Gluck (arranged for piano); Canon in F minor, Anh. III/2; Rakoczy March; Studies (5), Anh.1a/1: Chaconne von JS Bach

Barry Douglas (piano)

CHANDOS CHAN10903 (CD)

 

SCHUBERT: Die schone Mullerin, D795

Robert Murray (tenor), Andrew West (piano)

STONE RECORDS ST8062 (CD)

 

Schumann, Bartok & Larcher: For children

BARTOK: For Children, Sz42 (selections)

LARCHER: Poems

SCHUMANN: Album for the Young Op. 68 - excerpts

Lars Vogt (piano)

AVI MUSIC AVI8553310 (CD)

 

Schumann & Ullmann: Lieder

SCHUMANN: Gedichte (6) und Requiem Op. 90; Roselein, Roselein! Op. 89 No. 6 ('Wielfried von der Neun'); Auftrage Op. 77 No. 5; Liebeslied Op. 51 No. 5; Mignon (Kennst du das Land?) Op. 98a No. 1 (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe); Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt Op. 98a No. 3 (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe); Heiss' mich nicht reden Op. 98a No. 5 (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe); So lasst mich scheinen Op. 98a No. 9 (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe); Lied der Suleika Op. 25 No. 9; Aus den ostlichen Rosen Op. 25 No. 25

ULLMANN, V: Six Sonnets de Louize Labe Op. 34; Drei Sonette aus dem Portugiesischen Op. 29

Christina Landshamer (soprano), Gerold Huber (piano)

OEHMS OC1848 (CD mid-price)

 

Brahms: Early Piano Works

BRAHMS: Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor Op. 5; Variations on a theme by Schumann in F sharp minor Op. 9; Scherzo in E flat minor Op. 4

Gabriele Carcano (piano)

OEHMS OC1850 (CD mid-price)

11.45am Disc of the Week

PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet Op. 64

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko (conductor)

LAWO LWC1105 2 (CD)

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