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Building a Library: Mozart: Piano Concerto No 21

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Mozart: Piano Concerto No 21; Conductor Robin Ticciati on his recordings of Berlioz and Schumann; Disc of the Week.

with Andrew McGregor

Building a Library: David Owen Norris sifts through some of the available recordings of Mozart's Piano Concerto No 21 in C major, K467

Mozart wrote his evergreen piano concerto in 1785. After its second movement was featured in the 1967 Swedish film Elvira Madigan, the piece has become widely known as the Elvira Madigan concerto.

Andrew talks to conductor Robin Ticciati about his recordings of Berlioz and Schumann etc.

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

3 hours, 12 minutes

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BACH, J S: Chorale Prelude BWV729 'In dulci jubilo'; Chorale Preludes II, BWV645-650 'Schubler Chorales'; Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude
CORELLI: Concerto grosso Op. 6 No. 8 in G minor 'fatto per la notte di Natale'
FASCH, J F: Concerto in D for trumpet, 2 oboes, strings and continuo, FaWV L: D1
TORELLI: Sonata in D for Trumpet, strings & continuo
Alison Balsom (trumpet), Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury (conductor), Academy of Ancient Music, Pavlo Beznosiuk (conductor)

Brass Christmas
BACH, J S: Christmas Oratorio, BWV248: Jesus richte mein Beginnen; Christmas Oratorio, BWV248: Ehre sei Gott in der Hohe; Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen; Magnificat in D major, BWV243: Esurientes implevit bonis
HANDEL: Messiah: excerpts
HUMPERDINCK: Abendsegen 'Abends will ich schlafen gehn' (Hansel und Gretel)
REGER: Schlaf, mein Kindelein
TCHAIKOVSKY: The Nutcracker: Danse Arabe; The Nutcracker: Trepak; Spanish Dance from Swan Lake; Bereden vag for Herran (Folk Chorale from Boda)
VIVALDI: The Four Seasons: Winter, RV297; Concerto Op. 3 No. 3 'Con Violino Solo obligato', RV 310: excerpts
German Brass

Charpentier: Pastorale de Noel
CHARPENTIER, M-A: Pastorale de Noel (Pastorale on the Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ) H.483; Pastorale de Noel (Pastorale on the Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ) H.483a; Pastorale de Noel (Pastorale on the Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ) H.483b; Antiennes "O" de l'Avent (Salutation for the eve of the 'O' antiphons, seven 'O' antiphons according to the Roman Calendar) H.36-43; In nativitatem Domini canticum, H. 416; Noel: Or, nous dites, Marie, H. 534; Noel: A la venue de Noel, H. 531
Ensemble Correspondances, Sebastien Dauce (conductor)

Mater ora filium: Music for Epiphany
BAX: Mater Ora Filium
BERKELEY, L: I sing of a maiden
BINGHAM, J: Epiphany
BYRD: Ecce Advenit
CLEMENS: Magi veniunt ab oriente
CORNELIUS: The Three Kings
HOWELLS: Long, Long Ago; Here is the Little Door
LASSO: Omnes de Saba
MOUTON, J: Nesciens Mater
NILES: I wonder as I wander
PALESTRINA: Tribus miraculis ornatum
POULENC: Videntes stellam (No. 3 from Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noel Op.152)
SHEPPARD, J: Reges Tharsis et insulae; O worship the lord; Hail to the Lord’s Anointed!; As with gladness men of old
WARLOCK: Bethlehem Down; Benedicamus Domino
WEIR: Illuminare, Jerusalem
Alexander Porteous (tenor), Laurence Harris (baritone), Michael Papadopoulos (organ), Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Graham Ross

Song of the Nativity
BULLARD, A: And all the stars looked down
CHILCOTT: Shepherd's Carol
DAVIES, WALFORD: O Little Town of Bethlehem
GARDNER, JOHN: When Christ was born of Mary free
IRELAND: The Holy Boy
JACKSON, GABRIEL: The Christ-child
LAURIDSEN: O magnum mysterium
MACMILLAN: The Strathclyde Motets: O Radiant Dawn
MCDOWALL: Now may we singen, a carol for Christmas
ORD: Adam lay ybounden
ROTH, A: Song of the Shepherds
RUTTER: There is a flower
SKEMPTON: Adam lay y-bounden
TODD: My Lord Has Come; The Saviour's Work; A Gallery Carol; Children's Song of the Nativity; Somerset Wassail; This endris night; Christmas Eve; Dutch Carol
WARLOCK: Bethlehem Down
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)
CORO COR16146 (CD)

9.30am - Building a Library

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piece: Piano Concerto in C no. 21, K467
Reviewer: David Owen Norris

Building a Library: Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 21

Recommended recording: Malcolm Bilson (fortepiano), English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
Available on its own as a digital download, or as part of a 9-CD set:
Mozart - The Piano Concertos
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 5 in D major, K175; Rondo for Piano & Orchestra in D major, K382; Rondo for Piano & Orchestra in A major, K386; Piano Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, K238; Piano Concerto No. 7 in F major, K242; Piano Concerto No. 8 in C major, K246 "Lutzow"; Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K271 "Jeunehomme"; Piano Concerto No. 10 in E flat major K365 (originally for two pianos); Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K413; Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K414; Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K415; Piano Concerto No. 14 in E flat major, K449; Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat major, K450; Piano Concerto No. 16 in D major, K451; Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K453; Piano Concerto No. 18 in B flat major, K456; Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K459; Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466; Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 'Elvira Madigan'; Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K482; Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488; Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491; Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503; Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major, K537 'Coronation'; Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K595
Malcolm Bilson (fortepiano), The English Baroque Soloists (on authentic instruments), John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
DG ARCHIV E4631112 (9CD)

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

Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano), Die Kolner Akadamie, Michael Alexander Willens (conductor)
BIS BIS2054 (Hybrid SACD)

Murray Perahia (piano), Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Sony Classical SK46485

Radu Lupu (piano), English Chamber Orchestra, Uri Segal (conductor)
Decca 443 7622 2


Mary star of the sea
DUNSTAPLE: Beata Mater; Ave maris stella
GODRIC OF FINCHALE: Crist and Sainte Marie
GREGORIAN CHANT: Gaude, Maria virgo
METCALF, JOANNE: Il nome del bel fior; Music for the Star of the Sea
POWER, L: Beata progenies
SMERT: Ave, decus saeculi
SMITH, ANDREW: Stond wel, Moder, under rode
Gothic Voices

PLUHAR: Orfeo Chaman
Nahuel Pennisi (Orfeo), Luciana Mancini (Euridice), Vincenzo Capezzuto (Butes, Nahual), Emiliano Gonzalez (Toro Aristeo), Christina Pluhar (theorbo, direction), L’Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar (conductor)
ERATO 9029596969 (2CD)

Il Etait Une Fois... (Once Upon a Time)
CHAUSSON: Piano Quartet in A major Op. 30: Ii. Lent
ISOUARD: Ah quel plaisir! Ah quel beau jour! (from Cendrillon)
MASSENET: Toi qui m'es apparue (from Cendrillon)
OFFENBACH: On prend un ange d’innocence (from Barbe-bleue); Je suis nerveuse, je suis fievreuse (from Le voyage dans la lune); Examinez bien ma figure (from La Fille du Regiment); Mon dieu! Qu’ai-je ressenti la? (from Le voyage dans la lune)
RILLE: L’amour ? Qu’est-ce donc que l’amour? (from Le petit poucet)
ROSSINI: Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno! (from L'Italiana in Algeri)
SCHMITT, F: Hasards (quartet with piano): Exorde
SERPETTE: Je l’adorais, cet etre-la (from La demoiselle du telephone)
SEVERAC: Pippermint-Get: Valse brillante de concert
SILVER, C: Quelle force inconnue en ce jardin m’amene? (from La belle au bois dormant)
TOULMOUCHE: Le flirt, o passe-temps charmant (from La saint-valentin)
VIARDOT-GARCIA: Je viens te rendre a l’esperance (from Cendrillon)
Jodie Devos (soprano), Caroline Meng (mezzo-soprano), Quatuor Giardini

Mark Bowden: Sudden Light
BOWDEN: Lyra; Fives Memos; Heartland; Sudden Light
Oliver Coates (cello), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Grant Llewellyn (conductor)
NMC D214

11.05am – Robin Ticciati

BERLIOZ: L'Enfance du Christ Op. 25
Veronique Gens (Marie), Alastair Miles (Herod/Ishmaelite Father), Yann Beuron (Narrator), Stephan Loges (Joseph), Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Chorus, Robin Ticciati (conductor)
LINN CKD440 (2Hybrid SACD)

BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique Op. 14
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Robin Ticciati (conductor)
LINN CKD400 (Hybrid SACD)

Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 31, 70 & 101
HAYDN: Symphony No. 31 in D major ‘Horn Signal'; Symphony No. 70 in D major; Symphony No. 101 in D major 'The Clock'
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Robin Ticciati (conductor)
LINN CKD500 (Hybrid SACD)

SCHUMANN: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (complete)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Robin Ticciati (conductor)
LINN CKD450 (2Hybrid SACD)

BERLIOZ: Romeo et Juliette Op. 17
Katija Dragojevic (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Staples (tenor), Alastair Miles (bass), Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Choir, Robin Ticciati (conductor)

11.45am – Disc of the Week

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
STRAVINSKY: Le Baiser de la Fee
TCHAIKOVSKY: The Nutcracker Op. 71
Gurzenich-Orchester Koln, Dmitrij Kitajenko (conductor)

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker & Symphony No. 4
TCHAIKOVSKY: The Nutcracker Op. 71; Symphony No. 4 in F minor Op. 36
Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)


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