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Jonathan Swain

Jonathan Swain introduces a Record Review Building a Library recommendation of Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem. Plus music by Villa-Lobos, Ginastera, Samuel Barber and Shostakovich.

Jonathan Swain presents yesterday's featured "Building a Library" recording of Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem, and puts it in context of other works from 1940, including pieces by Villa Lobos, Ginastera, Samuel Barber and Shostakovich. The week's neglected classic is Tchaikovsky's Orchestral Suite No.3 in G major, and Jonathan's young artist is pianist Haochen Zhang, playing Janáček.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 4 Jun 2017 09:00

Music Played

  • Trad


    Performer: James Baillieu. Singer: Benjamin Appl.
    • Heimat.
    • Sony.
    • 18.
  • Edward Elgar

    Introduction and Allegro for strings Op.47

    Ensemble: Doric String Quartet. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Elgar: Symphony No 1.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 001.
  • Leos Janáček

    Piano Sonata 1.X.1905, JW VIII/19

    Performer: Haochen Zhang.
    • Haochen Zhang plays Schumann, Liszt, Brahms & Janacek.
    • Bis.
    • 15.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Sinfonia da Requiem Op.20

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
    • Decca London.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Prelude No.4 in E minor

    Performer: Krzysztof Meisinger.
    • Villa-Lobos: Melodia Sentimental.
    • Fuga Libera.
    • 4.
  • Alberto Ginastera

    Malambo Op.7

    Performer: Mariangela Vacatello.
    • Ginastera: Complete Piano Music.
    • Brilliant Classics.
    • 7.
  • Samuel Barber

    Reincarnations Op.16

    Orchestra: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • American Polyphony.
    • 3.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Piano Quintet in G minor Op.57

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Lyda Chen. Performer: Alissa Margulis. Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Performer: Mischa Maisky.
    • Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor for piano, trumpet & strings, Op..
    • 6.
  • Leos Janáček


    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • Chandos.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Water Music Suite No.2 HWV 349

    Ensemble: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin. Conductor: Georg Kallweit.
    • Handel: Water Music Suites Nos. 1-3, HWV348-350.
    • 11.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Suite No.3 in G major Op.55

    Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
    • Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 3 in G major, Op.55, etc..
    • Pentatone.
    • 1.
  • Anonymous

    Gray's Inn Maske

    Performer: Elizabeth Kenny.


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