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Summer Record Review: Andrew McGregor with Caroline Gill. Proms Composers: Peter Maxwell Davies

with Andrew McGregor;

0930 Proms Composer: Peter Maxwell Davies
Peter Maxwell Davies was the Master of the Queen's Music. When he was a student at both the University of Manchester and at the Royal Manchester College of Music, he was part of a group dedicated to contemporary music with fellow students Harrison Birtwistle, Alexander Goehr, Elgar Howarth and John Ogdon. He wrote several works for the stage. His monodrama Eight Songs for a Mad King, originally shocked the audience in 1969, but has since become a favourite. He wrote ten symphonies. Davies was a prolific composer and he composed in a number of styles. After his move to Orkney, he was often inspired by Orcadian or more generally Scottish themes.

1030 Andrew talks to Caroline Gill about recent reissues on the Glossa label of Medieval, Renaissance and early baroque music including: madrigals by Giaches de Wert; Medieval pieces for fiddle and percussion; liturgical music from Baroque Naples; 17th-century music from Latin America and secular music from the Spanish Renaissance.

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Franck
Sonata for Violin and Piano
Isabelle Faust (violin)
Alexander Melnikov (piano).

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Handel Goes Wild

HANDEL: Alcina: Act 3 Sinfonia; Venti turbini (Rinaldo); Semele: O, Sleep Why Dost Thou Leave Me?; Semele: Where'er you walk; Cara sposa (from Rinaldo); Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (from Solomon); Pena tiranna (from Amadigi); Piangero la sorte mia (from Giulio Cesare); Verdi prati (from Alcina); Tu del ciel ministro eletto (Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno); Mi lusinga il dolce affetto (from Alcina); Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

VIVALDI: Concerto in G minor RV157

Valer Sabadus (countertenor), Nuria Rial (soprano), L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar (director and arranger)

ERATO 9029581170 (CD)

 

 

Il Violoncello del Cardinale

AMADEI: Sonata in D Minor, WD 896/10

BONI, G G: Cello Sonata in F Op. 1 No. 8; Cello Sonata in G minor Op. 1 No. 9

COSTANZI: Sinfonia in D for cello and basso continuo

HAYM: Sonata in E minor for ‘cello and basso continuo

PERRONI: Sonata No. 2 in D major

Accademia Ottoboni, Marco Ceccato (cello and director)

ALPHA ALPHA368 (CD)

 

 

CHARPENTIER, M-A: La Descente d'Orphee aux enfers

Robert Getchell (Orphee), Caroline Weynants (Eurydice), Caroline Dangin-Bardot (Oenone), Violaine Le Chenadec (Daphne), Caroline Arud (Arethuse), Lucile Richardot (Proserpine), Stephen Collardelle (Ixion), Davy Cornillot (Tantale), Etienne Bazola (Apollon/Titye), Nicolas Brooymans (Pluton), Ensemble Correspondances, Sebastien Dauce (conductor)

HARMONIA MUNDI HMM902279 (CD)

 

 

0930 Proms Composer: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

 

 

Maxwell Davies & Panufnik: Symphonies No. 10

DAVIES, PETER MAXWELL: Symphony No. 10 'Alla ricerca di Borromini'

PANUFNIK, A: Symphony No. 10

Markus Butter (baritone), London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor)

LSO LIVE LSO0767 (Hybrid SACD)

 

 

Maxwell Davies: Symphony No. 1

DAVIES, PETER MAXWELL: Symphony No. 1; Points and Dances from Taverner

Philharmonia Orchestra, Simon Rattle (conductor), Fires of London, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (conductor)

DECCA 4788354 (CD)

 

 

Peter Maxwell Davies: Music for Brass

DAVIES, PETER MAXWELL: March - The Pole Star; Litany for a ruined chapel between sheep and shore; Sea Eagle for solo horn; Fanfare for Lowry; Brass Quintet

TALLIS: Veni Redemptor genitum; Ex more docti mistico; Ecce tempus idoneum; Veni Redemptor genitum II

John Wallace, John Miller (trumpets), Paul Gardham (horn), Simon Gunton (trombone), Robin Haggart (tuba), The Wallace Collection

NIMBUS NI5936 (CD)

 

 

Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding & other works

DAVIES, PETER MAXWELL: Concert Overture - Ebb Of Winter; Hill Runes; Last Door Of Light; Farewell to Stromness; An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise

Sean Shibe (guitar), Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Ben Gernon (conductor)

LINN CKD534 (CD)

 

 

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Works for Violin

DAVIES, PETER MAXWELL: Sonata for Violin Alone; Dances from 'The Two Fiddlers'; Violin Sonata; A Voyage to Fair Isle

Duccio Ceccanti (violin), Bruno Canino (piano), Vittorio Ceccanti (cello), Matteo Fossi (piano)

NAXOS 8573599 (CD)

 

 

The Last Island

DAVIES, PETER MAXWELL: The Last Island for string sextet; A Postcard from Sanday for solo piano; String Trio; Two Nocturnes for piano quartet; Lullaby for violin and cello; Oboe Quartet; A Birthday Card for Jennifer for solo piano; Sonata for Violin and Piano; String Quartet Movement

Hebrides Ensemble

DELPHIAN DCD34178 (CD)

 

 

CPE Bach: Tangere

BACH, C P E: Free Fantasia, for keyboard in F sharp minor, H300/Wq67; Keyboard Sonata in D minor, Wq. 57/4 (H208); Rondo II in C minor, Wq. 59/4 (H283); Fantasia for keyboard in D minor, Wq. 117/12 (H224); Fantasia in G major, Wq. 117/11 (H223); Fantasia in D major, Wq. 117/8; Fantasia in B flat major, Wq. 112/8 (H146); Clavierstuck fur die rechte oder linke Hand allein, Wq. 117/1 (H241); Solfeggio in C major, Wq. 112/10 (H147); Solfeggio in A major, Wq. 117/4 (H222); Solfeggio in C minor, Wq. 117/2 (H220); Rondo in D minor, Wq. 61/4 (H290); Keyboard Sonata in G major, Wq. 55/6 (H187); Fantasia for keyboard in C major, Wq. 59/6 (H284)

Alexei Lubimov (tangent piano)

ECM 4763652 (CD)

 

 

Haydn & CPE Bach: Cello Concertos

BACH, C P E: Cello Concerto No. 3 in A major, Wq. 172 (H439)

BOCCHERINI: Cello Concerto No. 7 in G major, G 480: Adagio

HAYDN: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIb:1; Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, Hob. VIIb:2 (Op. 101)

MOZART: Geme la tortorella (from La finta giardiniera)

Steven Isserlis (cello/director), The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

HYPERION CDA68162 (CD)

 

 

Mozart: Piano Concertos, Vol. 2

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 14 in E flat major, K449; Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K459; Divertimento in D major, K136; Divertimento in F major, K138

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano), Manchester Camerata, Gabor Takacs-Nagy (conductor)

CHANDOS CHAN10958 (CD)

 

 

MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 2 in B flat major Op. 52 'Lobgesang'

Lucy Crowe (soprano), Jurgita Adamonyte (mezzo), Michael Spyres (tenor), London Symphony Orchestra, Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

LSO LIVE LSO0803 (2 Hybrid SACD + Blu-ray Audio)

 

 

 

 

1050 – Caroline Gill on Baroque re-issues

 

 

Giaches de Wert: Madrigals

WERT: Sovente all'hor; Giunto alla tomba; Usciva homai del molle e fresco grembo; Vezzosi augelli; Forsennata gridava; Qual musico gentil; Misera non credea ch'agli occhi miei; Giunto alla tomba; O primavera gioventu; Ah dolente partita; Udite lagrimosi spirti; Cruda Amarilli

La Venexiana, Claudio Cavina (conductor)

GLOSSA GCDC80911 (CD)

 

 

Responde Mihi: Liturgical Music in Baroque Naples

FAGO: Laudate pueri;            Beatus vir;       Quid hic statis pastores

GRECO, G: Pastorale

PROVENZALE:          Su i palchi delle stelle

VENEZIANO: Lectio III del Primo Notturno; Lectio IX del Primo Notturno - 'Quare de vulva'; Lectio IV del Primo Notturno - 'Responde mihi'

Antonella Ippolito, Jane Houghton (sopranos), Daniela del Monaco (alto), Cappella Neapolitana, Antonio Florio (conductor)

GLOSSA GCDC80023 (CD)

 

Istanpita: Danses Florentines du Trecento

Istanpitta Tristano e Manfredina

Istanpitta 'Ghaetta'

Istanpitta In Pro

Istanpitta Chanconetta tedesca

Istanpitta Saltarello

Istanpitta Saltarello e trotto

Istanpitta 'Isabella'

Istanpitta Tre fontana

Henri Agnel (cistre, cetera, ud), Michael Nick (quinton), Henri Tournier (bansura), Djamchid Chemirani (zarb), Idriss Agnel (udu)

ALPHA ALPHA336 (CD)

 

 

Yedid Nefesh: Amant de mon ame

Alta alta es la luna

Durme querido hijico

Moshe

Nani, nani

Shaar, petakh dodi

Shalom leven-dodi

Shekhora ani

Teromen Bat Rama

Veeda ma

Ya shadill el khan - Tsour Maguinenou

Ya viene el cativo

Yedidi Hashakhakhta

Yedid nefesh

Meirav Ben David-Harel (voice, percussion, hurdy-gurdy), Yair Harel (voice, tar, percussion), Nima Ben David (viola da gamba), Michele Claude (percussion)

ALPHA ALPHA341 (CD)

 

 

Istampite

Trotto

Tre fontana

Principio di virtu

La manfredina & la rotta

Chominciamento di gioa

Palmento

Salterello 2

Belicha

Salterello 1

Jim Denley, Pedro Estevan (percussion), Sinfonye, Stevie Wishart

GLOSSA GCDC80701 (CD)

 

BOESSET, A: Je meurs sans mourir

Le Poeme Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre (conductor)

ALPHA ALPHA331 (CD)

 

 

L. Couperin: Suites & Pavane

COUPERIN, L: Pavane in F sharp minor; Suite in A minor; Suite in C major; Suite in D major; Suite in F major

Skip Sempe (harpsichord)

ALPHA ALPHA333 (CD)

 

 

Le Berger Poete

PHILIDOR: Suite No. 5 En E Minor For Flute And Continuo

CHÉDEVILLE: Sonata No. 6 In G Minor For Musette And Continuo

HOTTETERRE: Suite No. 2 En C Minor For Flute And Continuo

REBEL: Musette For Flute En Ré

BOISMORTIER: Sonate À Quatre In A Minor For 3 Flutes And Continuo

COUPERIN: Le Rossignol En Amour For Flute And Continuo

MONTÉCLAIR: Suite Of Duos For Musette And Hurdy-Gurdy

COUPERIN Arr. Chedeville:  Suite Of Duos For Musette And Hurdy-Gurdy

DUGUÉ: Trio Sonata In C Major For Musette, Hurdy-Gurdy And Continuo

Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien, Francois Lazarevitch (conductor)

ALPHA ALPHA332 (CD)

 

 

Haydn: Flute Sonatas

HAYDN: Flute Sonata in C major Op. 87; Flute Sonata in E flat major Op. 90; Flute Sonata in G major Op. 90

Juliette Hurel (flute), Helene Couvert (piano)

ALPHA ALPHA335 (CD)

 

 

JS Bach: Works for flute

BACH, J S: Partita in A minor for solo flute, BWV1013; Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV1007; Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV1008; Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV1009; Trio Sonata No. 3 in D minor, BWV527; Trio in D minor, BWV583; Trio Sonata No. 1 in E flat major, BWV525; Trio Sonata No. 4 in E minor, BWV528; Couperin Aria in F major, BWV587; Trio Sonata No. 2 in C minor, BWV526

Jacques Ogg (harpsichord), Wilbert Hazelzet (Baroque transverse flute)

GLOSSA GCDC80804 (2CD)

 

 

 

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Franck: Violin Sonata & Chausson: Concert

CHAUSSON: Concert in D major for piano, violin and string quartet Op. 21

FRANCK, C: Violin Sonata in A major

Isabelle Faust (violin), Alexander Melnikov (piano), Salagon Quartet

HARMONIA MUNDI HMM902254 (CD)

 

 

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