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Building a Library: Haydn's Symphony No 99 in E flat

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Haydn's Symphony No 99 in E flat; Bach releases from Murray Perahia, Kyung Wha Chung and Masaaki Suzuki; Disc of the Week.

with Andrew McGregor

0930
Building a Library: Richard Wigmore sifts through some of the available recordings of Haydn Symphony No. 99 in E flat and comes up with a recommendation.

By the time Haydn wrote his ninety-ninth symphony he was Europe's most celebrated and best-paid composer. Released from a lifetime of musical servitude at a provincial court, he was now catering for a sophisticated metropolitan public that couldn't get enough of his music and the result was Haydn's mature style, at once earthy and refined, playful and profound. Symphony No. 99 is a prime example of late, great Haydn, represented in the catalogue by recordings from grand-old-man conductor and orchestra pairings, to the latest period performance ensembles.

1030
Simon Heighes reviews recent Bach releases from Murray Perahia, Kyung Wha Chung and Masaaki Suzuki, among others.

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

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata And Fugue Bwv.565, Arr. P. Williams For Violin Solo [orig. For Organ; S

    Performer: Nemanja Radulović.
    • Nemanja Radulovic.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 004.
  • Carlo Gesualdo

    Moro, Lasso, Al Mio Duolo For 5 Voices [1611b]

    Performer: Patricia Kopatchinskaja. Orchestra: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
    • Death and The Maiden.
    • ALPHA.
    • 006.
  • Franz Schubert

    Quartet In D Minor D.810 (Death And The Maiden) For Strings

    Performer: Patricia Kopatchinskaja. Orchestra: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
    • Death and The Maiden.
    • ALPHA.
    • 007.
  • Katharina Deserno & Gesa Lucker

    Lalai - Schlaflied Zum Wachwerden?

    • Herbstmusik.
    • Wergo.
    • 016.
  • Sir David Willcocks

    5 Shakespeare Songs For Chorus And Accompaniment

    Performer: Les Sirens Female Chamber Choir.
    • Sing Willow Shakespeare Songs.
    • Albion.
    • 009.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Quartet No. 8 In C Minor Op.110 For Strings

    Ensemble: Brodsky String Quartet.
    • The Complete String Quartets.
    • Teldec.
    • 001.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Quartet No. 8 In C Minor Op.110 For Strings

    Performer: Brodsky Quartet.
    • Complete String Quartets.
    • Chandos.
    • 001.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Quartet No. 15 In E Flat Minor Op.144 For Strings

    Performer: Brodsky Quartet.
    • Complete Sting Quartets.
    • Chandos.
    • 009.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Quartet No. 1 In D Major Op.11 For Strings

    Ensemble: The Heath Quartet.
    • String Quartets No. 1 & No. 3.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 001.

Record Review Christmas Stocking

Record Review Christmas Stocking
As a part of our annual Critics’ Choice edition of Record Review, we’re asking which new 2016 recordings you’d want in your Christmas stocking. Give yourself a budget of £50, and tell us how you’d spend it. Email recordreview@bbc.co.uk to let us know what you're hoping to find under your Christmas tree.

9am

Nemanja Radulovic: Bach
BACH, J C: Concerto for Viola in C minor (reconstructed by H Casadesus)
BACH, J S: Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV1043; Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565*; Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E, BWV1006: Gavotte; Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV1041; Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068*: Air ('Air on a G String'); Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004: Chaconne*
Tijana Miloševic (violin), Nemanja Radulovic (violin, viola), Double Sens, Les Trilles du Diable
(*arranged by Aleksandar Sedlar)
DG 94795933 (CD)

Schubert: Death and the Maiden
SCHUBERT: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D810 'Death and the Maiden’
NÖRMIGER: Toden Tanz from ‘Tabulaturbuch auf dem instrumente’
ANONYMOUS: Byzantine Chant on Psalm 140
DOWLAND: Seven Teares for String Quartet
GESUALDO: Madrigal
KURTAG: The Answered Unanswered Question; Kafka Fragments
Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin), The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
ALPHA ALPHA265 (CD)

Barbara Heller: Autumn Music
HELLER, B: Patchwork – String Quartet No. 3; La Caleta – String Quartet No. 2; Streichquartett (1958); Eins fur Zwei; Herbstmusik; Arriba!; Zwiegesprache; Minutentrios; Lalai – Schlaflied zum Wachwerden?
Verdi Quartett, Susanne Stoodt (violin), Katharina Deserno (cello), Gesa Lücker (piano)
WERGO WER51232 (CD)

Sing Willow: Shakespeare Songs
CHILCOTT: Music to Hear
DELP: Come away, come away, Death
JARMAN, P: Hark, Hark, the Lark
JOHNSON, R: Full fathom five
LEIGHTON: Canon (No. 1 from 6 Elizabethan Lyrics)
MACMILLAN: Sonnet
RUTTER: It was a lover and his lass; When daisies pied
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Over hill, over dale; The cloud-capp'd towers; The Willow Song (No. 2 from Elizabethen Songs); Dirge for Fidele
WILLCOCKS, D: Shakespeare Songs (5)
Les Sirenes, Andrew Nunn
ALBION RECORDS ALBCD030 (CD)

9.30am - Building a Library

Richard Wigmore sifts through some of the available recordings of Haydn Symphony No. 99 in E flat and comes up with a recommendation.

Building a Library: Haydn's Symphony no. 99

Composer: Joseph Haydn
Piece: Symphony no. 99
Reviewer: Richard Wigmore
Recommended recording: Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble / Marc Minkowski

Available on:
HAYDN: Symphonies Nos. 93 - 104 (the London Symphonies)
Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble, Marc Minkowski (conductor)
NAIVE V5176


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

Haydn - London Symphonies
HAYDN: Symphony No. 68 in B flat major; Symphonies Nos. 93 - 104 (the London Symphonies)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)
WARNER CLASSICS 2564630612

10.15am – Andrew plays new recordings of Shostakovich String Quartets

SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartets Nos. 1-15 (complete)
Brodsky Quartet
TELDEC 2564608672 (6CD)

SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartets Nos. 1-15 (complete)
Brodsky Quartet
CHANDOS CHAN10917(6) (6CD)

10.30am – Simon Heighes on new recordings of JS Bach

BACH, J S: French Suites Nos. 1-6, BWV812-817
Murray Perahia (piano)
DG 4796565 (2CD)

BACH, J S: Goldberg Variations, BWV988
Angela Hewitt (piano)
HYPERION CDA68146 (CD)

BACH, J S: Goldberg Variations, BWV988
Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)
DG 4795929 (CD)

BACH, J S: Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin, BWV1001-1006
Kyung Wha Chung (violin)
WARNER CLASSICS 9029594416 (2CD)

Rachel Barton Pine: Testament
BACH, J S: Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin, BWV1001-1006
Rachel Barton Pine (violin)
AVIE AV2360 (2CD)

Bach - Secular Cantatas VII
BACH, J S: Cantata BWV212 'Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet' (Peasant Cantata); Cantata BWV209 'Non sa che sia dolore' (Italian Cantata); Cantata BWV203 'Amore traditore'
Mojca Erdmann (soprano), Dominik Worner (bass), Kiyomi Suga (flute), Nobuaki Fukukawa (horn), Masaaki Suzuki (harpsichord), Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki (conductor)
BIS BIS2191 (Hybrid SACD)

BACH, J S: Christmas Oratorio, BWV248
Jutta Bohnert (soprano), Rebecca Martin (alto), Markus Schafer (tenor), Thomas Laske (bass), Winds-Bacher Knabenchor. Deutsche Kammer-Virtuosen Berlin, Karl Friedrich Beringer (cantatas 1-3), (cantatas 4-6)
SONY 88985331452 (2CD)

BACH, J S: Christmas Oratorio, BWV248
Mary Bevan (soprano), Clare Wilkinson (alto), Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass) - Cantatas 1, 3, 6); Joanne Lunn (soprano), Ciara Hendrick (mezzo), Thomas Hobbs (tenor), Konstantin Wolff (bass) - Cantatas 2, 4, 5., Dunedin Consort, John Butt (conductor)
LINN CKD499 (2 Hybrid SACDs)

11.45am – Disc of the Week

Tchaikovsky: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3
TCHAIKOVSKY: String Quartet No. 1 in D major Op. 11; String Quartet No. 3 in E flat minor Op. 30
Heath Quartet
HARMONIA MUNDI HMU907665 (CD)

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