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Jonathan Swain

Jonathan Swain introduces Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, as well as music by Monteverdi, Handel and Frank Bridge. Plus Frank Bridge's Oration and music from Le Nuove Musiche.

Jonathan Swain focuses on this week's Building a Library recommendation of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, plus music from composers as varied as Monteverdi, Handel and Frank Bridge. It's Bridge's Oration for cello and orchestra that is the week's neglected classic, and the week's young artists are the Dutch early music specialists Le Nuove Musiche.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 18 Jun 2017 09:00

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Fidelio Overture Op.72c

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
    • Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 & Fidelio Overture.
    • LPO.
    • 5.
  • Giorgio Gentili

    Sonata a 3 in C Major Op.1 No.6

    Ensemble: Soavi Affetti Baroque Music Ensemble.
    • Gentili: Trio Sonatas Op.1.
    • Brilliant Classics.
    • 21.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Madrigals Book 3: Rimanti in pace

    Performer: Biosphere. Music Arranger: Biosphere.
    • L'incoronazione di Poppea.
    • Biophon Records.
    • 12.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Madrigals Book 3: Rimanti in pace

    Ensemble: Le Nuove Musiche. Conductor: Krijn Koetsveld.
    • Monteverdi: Madrigali Libri III & IV.
    • Brilliant Classics.
    • 19.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Diabelli Variations Op.120

    Performer: Andreas Staier.
    • Beethoven: Diabelli Variations.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 13.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge Op.10

    Ensemble: TrondheimSolistene.
    • Reflections.
    • 2L.
    • 001.
  • George Butterworth

    Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad: No.6 'Is my team ploughing?'

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Singer: Roderick Williams.
    • The English Song Series Volume 20 - George Butterworth.
    • Naxos.
    • 6.
  • Béla Bartók

    Three Hungarian Folksongs from the Csìk District, BB 45b, Sz.35a

    Performer: Zoltán Kocsis.
    • Bartok: Piano Music.
    • Philips.
    • 3.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Organ Concerto in A major HWV 296

    Performer: Lorenzo Ghielmi. Ensemble: La Davina Armonia.
    • Handel: A Second Set of Concertos for the Organ.
    • Passacaille.
    • 6.
  • Frank Bridge

    Oration (Concerto elegiaco for cello and orchestra)

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Hugh Wolff.
    • In The Shadow of War.
    • BIS.
    • 2.
  • Pablo Ziegler

    Places

    Performer: Pablo Ziegler. Performer: Christopher O’Riley.
    • Tango Nuevo.
    • Steinway & Sons.
    • 8.

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