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Andrew McGregor with Sarah Devonald and Stephen Johnson

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Mozart's Clarinet Concerto; Anniversary box sets of recordings by cellist Mstislav Rostropovich; Disc of the Week.

with Andrew McGregor.

0930
Building a Library on Mozart's final purely instrumental work, his Clarinet Concerto - written for his friend Anton Stadler. Sarah Devonald compares recordings of what is for many the greatest of clarinet concertos.

1030
Anniversary box sets of recordings by Mstislav Rostropovich - Stephen Johnson joins Andrew to delve in to a wealth of recordings featuring Slava as both cellist and conductor.

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

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Overture in C, BWV119R

    Ensemble: Zefiro. Conductor: Alfredo Bernardini.
    • ARCANA.
  • Henri Vieuxtemps

    Viola Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 36: II. Barcarolla. Andante con moto

    • Bel Canto: The Voice of the Viola.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 102.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Trio Elegiaque No. 1 In G Minor (opening)

    Performer: Gidon Kremer. Performer: Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė. Performer: Daniil Trifonov.
    • Deutsche Grammophon : 00289 479 6979.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Keyboard Concerto in D Hob. XVIII:II (3rd movement)

    Performer: Viviane Chassot. Ensemble: Kammerorchester Basel.
    • Sony.
  • John Joubert

    O Lorde, The Maker Of Al Thing - Anthem Op.7b For Satb And Organ

    Performer: Nicholas Wearne. Choir: Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir. Conductor: Paul Spicer.
    • Somm Recordings : SOMMCD0166.
    • Somm Recordings.
    • 2.
  • John Joubert

    To Mistress Isabel Pennell (3 Portraits For Chorus)

    Choir: Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir. Conductor: Paul Spicer.
    • Somm Recordings : SOMMCD0166.
    • Somm Recordings.
    • 9.
  • John Joubert

    South Of The Line Op.109, A Christmas Ghost Story

    Performer: Nicholas Wearne. Choir: Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir. Conductor: Paul Spicer.
    • Somm Recordings : SOMMCD0166.
    • Somm Recordings.
    • 19.
  • John Joubert

    Reflections on a Martyrdom, Op. 141: IV. Epilogue

    • John Joubert: Organ Music.
    • Toccata Classics.
    • 4.
  • John Joubert

    Jane Eyre, Act 2 Scene 2

    Singer: April Fredrick. Singer: Mark Milhofer. Orchestra: English Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kenneth Woods.
    • Somm.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Concerto No. 1 In C Major H.7b.1 For Cello And Orchestra, 3rd movement

    Performer: Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
    • DG : 4796789.
    • DG.
    • 7.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    7 Romances On Poems Of Alexandr Blok Op.127 For Soprano And Piano Trio

    Performer: Ulf Hoelscher. Performer: Vasso Devetzi. Performer: Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich. Singer: Galina Pavlovna Vishnevskaya.
    • Warner : 9029589230.
    • Warner.
    • 15.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata In A Major Op.69 For Cello And Piano, 1st movement

    Performer: Sviatoslav Richter. Performer: Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich.
    • DG : 4796789.
    • DG.
    • 3.
  • Richard Strauss

    Don Quixote Op.35, Variation V

    Performer: Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich. Orchestra: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin.
    • Warner : 9029589230.
    • Warner.
    • 12.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 5 In D Minor Op.47, 4th movement

    Performer: National Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich.
    • DG : 4796789.
    • DG.
    • 4.
  • Nikolai Yakovlevich Myaskovsky

    Cello Concerto In C Minor Op.66 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Malcolm Sargent.
    • Warner : 9029589230.
    • Warner.
    • 4.
  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    Persee - Tragedie In A Prologue And 5 Acts - Overture

    Singer: Mathias Vidal. Singer: Hélène Guilmette. Singer: Katherine Watson. Singer: Tassis Christoyannis. Singer: Jean Teitgen. Singer: Chantal Santon. Singer: Marie Lenormand. Singer: Cyrille Dubois. Singer: Marie Kalinine. Singer: Thomas Dolié. Singer: Zachary Wilder. Ensemble: Le Concert Spirituel. Director: Hervé Niquet.
    • Alpha : 967.
    • Alpha.
    • 1.
  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    Persee - Tragedie In A Prologue And 5 Acts - Act 3

    Singer: Mathias Vidal. Singer: Hélène Guilmette. Singer: Katherine Watson. Singer: Tassis Christoyannis. Singer: Jean Teitgen. Singer: Chantal Santon. Singer: Marie Lenormand. Singer: Cyrille Dubois. Singer: Marie Kalinine. Singer: Thomas Dolié. Singer: Zachary Wilder. Ensemble: Le Concert Spirituel. Director: Hervé Niquet.
    • Alpha : 967.
    • Alpha.
    • 2.

9am

JS Bach: Ouvertures
BACH, J S: Cantata BWV119 'Preise, Jerusalem, den Herrn'; Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV1066; Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068; Cantata BWV194 'Hochsterwunschtes Freudenfest'; Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV1069
Ensemble Zefiro, Alfredo Bernardini (director)
ARCANA A400 (CD)

Bel Canto: Tamestit & Tiberghien
BELLINI: Casta Diva (from Norma)
DONIZETTI: Il faut partir (from La fille du regiment); L'ai-je bien entendu?… O mon Fernand (from La Favorite)
MAZAS: Le Songe - Elegie on La Favorita by Donizetti Op. 92
NEY: XVe Prelude for solo viola
VIEUXTEMPS: Viola Sonata in B flat Op. 36; Elegie for viola and piano Op. 30; Capriccio in C Minor, 'Hommage a Paganini,' Op. 55
Antoine Tamestit (viola, Stradivarius 'Mahler' 1672), Cedric Tiberghien (Steinway piano)
HARMONIA MUNDI HMM902277 (CD)

Preghiera - Rachmaninov: Piano Trios
KREISLER: Preghiera (Prayer) on theme from Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto for violin & piano
RACHMANINOV: Trio elegiaque No. 1 in G minor Op. post.; Trio elegiaque No. 2 in D minor Op. 9
Gidon Kremer (violin), Giedre Dirvanauskaite (cello), Daniil Trifonov (piano)
DG 4796979 (CD)

Haydn: Keyboard Concertos (Performed on Accordion)
HAYDN: Keyboard Concerto No. 11 in D major, HobXVIII:11; Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in G major, Hob.XVIII:4; Keyboard Concerto No. 3 in F major with French horns and strings, Hob.XVIII:3; Keyboard Concerto No. 7 in F major, Hob. XVIII:7
Viviane Chassot (accordion), Kammerorchester Basel
SONY G010003653881O

9.30am - Building a Library

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piece: Clarinet Concerto in A major K622
Reviewer: Sarah Devonald

Building a Library: Mozart's Clarinet Concerto

Recommended recording:
Julian Bliss (clarinet), Royal Northern Sinfonia, Mario Venzago
SIGNUM SIGCD390 (CD)
Coupled with
MOZART: Der Liebe himmlisches Gefuhl K119 (382h); No, che non sei capace, K419
NIELSEN: Clarinet Concerto Op. 57 (FS129)

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

Clarinet:
Jack Brymer (clarinet), London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis (conductor)
PHILIPS 443 390 2

Period Basset Clarinet:
Wolfgang Meyer (basset clarinet), Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)
TELDEC 3984214762

Alessandro Carbonare (clarinet), Orchestra Mozart, Claudio Abbado (conductor)
DG 4779331 (CD)

10.20am – John Joubert

Joubert: South of the Line
JOUBERT: O Praise God in His Holiness Op. 52; O Lorde, the maker of al thing; There Is No Rose; Incantation; Pilgrimage Song Op. 169; Three Portraits Op. 97; Be not Afeard Op. 179; Sonnet Op. 123; This is the Gate of the Lord Op. 164; Autumn Rain Op. 105; South of the Line Op. 109
Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir, Paul Spicer (conductor)
SOMM SOMM0166 (CD)

Joubert: Organ Music
JOUBERT: Reflections on a Martyrdom Op. 141; Prelude on the Old Hundredth Op. 15; Six Short Preludes on English Hymn Tunes Op. 125; Prelude on ‘Picardy’ Op. 55; Prelude on ‘York’ Op. 152; Recessional Op. 135; Passacaglia and Fugue Op. 35
Tom Winpenny (organ of St Albans Cathedral)
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC0398 (CD)

JOUBERT: Jane Eyre
April Fredrick (Jane Eyre), David Stout (Rochester), Mark Milhofer (St John Rivers/Mr Mason), Gwion Thomas (Mr Brocklehurst), Clare McCaldin (Mrs. Fairfax/Hannah), Lesley-Jane Rogers (Diana Rivers), Lorraine Payne (Mary Rivers/Leah), Charles Humphreys (Rector’s Clerk), Alan Fairs (The Rev. Wood), Samuel Oram (John), Felix Kemp (Verger of Thornfield), Andrew Mayor (Briggs, Mason’s Solicitor), English Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Woods
SOMM SOMM2632 (2CD)

10.50am – Stephen Johnson reviews Rostropovich anniversary boxes

Mstislav Rostropovich: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon
DG 94796789 (37 CDs)
More details at deutschegrammophon.com

Rostropovich: Cellist of the Century
WARNER CLASSICS 9029589230 (40 CDs + 3 DVD)
More details at warnerclassics.com

11.45am – Disc of the Week

Lully: Persee 1770
LULLY: Persee
Mathias Vidal, Helene Guilmette, Katherine Watson, Tassis Christoyannis, Jean Teitgen, Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Marie Lenormand, Cyrille Dubois, Marie Kalinine, Thomas Dolie, Zachary Wilder, Le Concert Spirituel, Herve Niquet (conductor)
ALPHA ALPHA967 (2CD)

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