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Jonathan Swain

Jonathan Swain with music by composers who were late bloomers, including Scriabin, Bruckner, Rameau and Franck. Plus Busoni's Carmen Fantasy and music from violinist Esther Yoo.

In addition to playing this week's Building A Library choice performance of Haydn's Symphony No. 99, Jonathan Swain explores composers who were late bloomers, and whose major works date from their later years. He plays music by Scriabin, Bruckner, Rameau and Franck. He also plays a piece that was once popular but is less frequently performed today, Busoni's "Carmen Fantasy". The week's young artist is violinist Esther Yoo, and there's French impressionist music from Hüe and Roussel.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 4 Dec 2016 09:00

Music Played

  • Iván Fischer

    A Nay Kleyd

    • Fischer: Composer's Portrait.
    • Channel Classics.
  • Trad

    Propinan, Villancico, Villancico, Romance

    Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Ensemble: La Capella Reial de Catalunya. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
    • Granada 1013-1502.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 16.
  • Maurice Ravel


    Performer: Lawrence Power. Performer: Simon Crawford‐Phillips.
    • Fin de Siecle.
    • Hyperion.
    • 11.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No.99 in Eb

    Orchestra: Musiciens du Louvre Orchestra. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 93 - 104.
    • Naive.
    • 1.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Virga jesse floruit; Ecce sacerdos magnus

    Performer: Mark Templeton. Performer: Helen Vollam. Performer: Patrick Jackman. Performer: Alexander Mason. Ensemble: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • Bruckner Motets / Brahms.
    • Signum.
    • 2.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Piano Sonata no 5 in F sharp minor Op.53

    Performer: Sviatoslav Richter.
    • Works by Scriabin, Debussy and Prokofiev.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Quel bruit! Quels vents, ô ciel!...Quelle plainte en ces lieux m'appelle?

    Singer: Janet Baker. Singer: Robert Tear. Singer: Angela Hickey. Ensemble: St. Anthony Singers. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Anthony Lewis.
    • Rameau: Hippolyte and Aricie.
    • Decca.
    • 6.
  • César Franck

    Le chasseur maudit

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Munch.
    • Works by Saint-Saens, Poulenc etc..
    • RCA.
    • 6.
  • Leos Janáček

    Česká legie

    Choir: Moravian Teachers' Choir. Conductor: Antonin Tucapsky.
    • Leos Janacek.
    • Somm.
    • 5.
  • Ferruccio Busoni

    Sonatina super (sopra) Carmen

    Performer: Paul Jacobs.
    • Paul Jabobs: The Legendary Busoni Recordings.
    • Arbiter.
    • 4.
  • Padre Antonio Soler

    Fandango in D minor R.146

    Performer: Andreas Staier.
    • Variaciones Del Fandango Espanol.
    • Teldec.
    • 1.
  • Alfonso X el Sabio


    Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • Granada.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 5.
  • Albert Roussel

    Le Festin de l'Araignée, Op.17

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach.
    • Symphony No 3.
    • Ondine.
    • 5.
  • Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély

    Sortie in B Flat

    Performer: Christopher Herrick.
    • Organ Fireworks Vol. 8.
    • Hyperion.
    • 11.


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