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

Andrew McGregor includes a review from Simon Heighes of recent reissues of Medieval, Renaissance and early Baroque music. Also featuring Proms composer 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.

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

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Fantasie in D, Wq117/8

    Performer: Alexei Lubimov.
    • ECM.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Solomon)

    Music Arranger: Christina Pluhar. Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata. Conductor: Christina Pluhar.
    • WARNER.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Pena tiranna from Amadigi Di Gaula

    Music Arranger: Christina Pluhar. Singer: Valer Barna-Sabadus. Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata. Conductor: Christina Pluhar.
    • WARNER: 0190295811709.
    • WARNER.
    • 8.
  • Nicola Francesco Haym

    Sonata In A Minor/E Minor For Cello And Continuo

    Performer: Marco Ceccato. Ensemble: Accademia Ottoboni.
    • ALPHA.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    La Descente D'Orphee Aux Enfers H.488: Act 2, scenes 1 & 2

    Ensemble: Correspondances Ensemble. Conductor: Sébastien Daucé.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI : 902279.
    • 10.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Symphony No.10: Alla ricerca di Borromini (opening)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • LSO LIVE : LSO0767.
    • LSO LIVE.
    • 1.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Symphony No. 1: 2nd movement; Lento - andante con moto

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • DECCA : 478 8354.
    • DECCA.
    • 2.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Pole Star March For Brass Quintet

    Ensemble: Wallace Collection.
    • NIMBUS : NI5936.
    • NIMBUS.
    • 1.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Ebb Of Winter - Concert Overture

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Gernon.
    • LINN : CKD 534.
    • LINN.
    • 1.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Sonata for violin and piano [2008] (opening)

    Performer: Duccio Ceccanti. Performer: Bruno Canino.
    • NAXOS.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Quartet movement for strings [1952]

    Ensemble: Hebrides Ensemble.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Fantasia In F Sharp Minor Wq.67 For Keyboard

    Performer: Alexei Lubimov.
    • ECM : 4763652.
    • ECM.
    • 1.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Concerto No. 3 In A Major Wq.172 For Cello And Strings: 2nd mvt; Largo

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
    • HYPERION : CDA68162.
    • 6.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No 19 In F Major, K459

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Orchestra: Manchester Camerata. Conductor: Gábor Takács‐Nagy.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN10958.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 11.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Lobgesang (Symphony No.2) Op.52 For Soloists, Chorus And Orchestra: nos. 8-10

    Singer: Lucy Crowe. Singer: Jurgita Adamonyte. Singer: Michel Spyres. Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • LSO LIVE : LSO0803.
    • LSO LIVE.
    • 12.
  • César Franck

    Sonata for piano and violin in A major, M.8

    Performer: Isabelle Faust. Performer: Alexander Melnikov.

Record Review

9.00 a.m.

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)




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)




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




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)




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




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




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)




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)




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)



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)




Yedid Nefesh: Amant de mon ame

Alta alta es la luna

Durme querido hijico


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)






Tre fontana

Principio di virtu

La manfredina & la rotta

Chominciamento di gioa


Salterello 2


Salterello 1

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



BOESSET, A: Je meurs sans mourir

Le Poeme Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre (conductor)




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)




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)




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)




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)





1150 - DOTW


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





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