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Summer Record Review

Andrew McGregor talks to Harriet Smith about Walter Gieseking's Bach interpretations from his legendary 1950 recordings, including The Well-Tempered Clavier.

with Andrew McGregor;

1030 Andrew talks to Harriet Smith about a recent release of Walter Gieseking's Bach interpretations from his legendary 1950 recordings, including The Well-Tempered Clavier, Partitas and Inventions.

1130
Mozart
Violin Sonata in F major, K377
Alina Ibragimova (violin)
Cédric Tiberghien (piano).

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Vespro Della Beata Vergine [1610]

    Ensemble: Dunedin Consort. Conductor: John Butt.
    • Monteverdi Vespers 1610.
    • Linn Records.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No. 82 Bwv.82 "Ich Habe Genug" (Schlummert ein)

    Singer: Matthias Goerne. Performer: Gottfried von der Goltz. Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
    • Cantatas for bass.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 12.
  • Joseph Haydn

    L' Isola Disabitata - Azione Teatrale In 2 Acts H.28.9

    Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
    • Solo e Pensoso.
    • Alpha Classics.
    • 5.
  • George Benjamin

    Palimpsest 1

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: George Benjamin.
    • Ligeti/Murail/Benjamin.
    • Neos.
    • 3.
  • Grażyna Bacewicz

    Quartet No. 7 For Strings iii Finale

    Ensemble: Silesian String Quartet.
    • Bacewicz: Complete String Quartets.
    • Chandos.
    • 11.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No. 82 Bwv.82 (Ich Habe Genug)

    Singer: Iestyn Davies. Ensemble: Arcangelo. Director: Jonathan Cohen.
    • Bach Cantatas 54, 82, 170.
    • Hyperion.
    • 11.
  • Giuseppe Torelli

    Sinfonia In C Major for 4 trumpets, strings and continuo (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Adrian Chandler. Ensemble: La Serenissima.
    • The Italian Job.
    • Avie.
    • 23.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Da tempeste il legno infranto [aria, Cleopatra]

    Performer: Maxim Emlyanychev. Singer: Joyce DiDonato. Orchestra: Il Pomo d’Oro.
    • In War & Peace.
    • Erato.
    • 15.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude in C minor, BWV999

    Performer: Walter Gieseking.
    • Walter Gieseking - Complete Bach Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon.
    • DG.
    • 9.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No. 1, BWV825 - Praeludium & Allemande

    Performer: Walter Gieseking.
    • Walter Gieseking - Complete Bach Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon.
    • DG.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No. 3 BWV827, Sarabande

    Performer: Walter Gieseking.
    • Walter Gieseking - Complete Bach Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon.
    • DG.
    • 16.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No. 6, BWV830 - Gigue

    Performer: Walter Gieseking.
    • Walter Gieseking - Complete Bach Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon.
    • DG.
    • 14.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Overture in the French Style, BWV831 - Echo

    Performer: Walter Gieseking.
    • Walter Gieseking - Complete Bach Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon.
    • DG.
    • 22.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Invention No. 5 in E flat major, BWV776

    Performer: Walter Gieseking.
    • Walter Gieseking - Complete Bach Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon.
    • DG.
    • 6.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Book 1, Prelude and beginning of Fugue in E flat minor, BWV853

    Performer: Walter Gieseking.
    • Walter Gieseking - Complete Bach Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon.
    • DG.
    • 8.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Book 2, Prelude in D major, BWV874

    Performer: Walter Gieseking.
    • Walter Gieseking - Complete Bach Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon.
    • DG.
    • 9.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Opening or the slow Adagissimo Capriccio on the departure of the most beloved brother, BWV992

    Performer: Walter Gieseking.
    • Walter Gieseking - Complete Bach Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon.
    • DG.
    • 7.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, BWV903

    Performer: Walter Gieseking.
    • Walter Gieseking - Complete Bach Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon.
    • DG.
    • 4.
  • Karol Szymanowski

    Concerto No. 1 Op.35 For Violin And Orchestra i & ii

    Performer: Tasmin Little. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Szymanowski/Karlowicz : Violin Concertos.
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • Richard Strauss

    An Sie Op.43 No.1 & Die Ulme Zu Hirsau Op.43 No.3

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Nicky Spence.
    • The Complete Songs - 8.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Seul pour lutter (Benvenuto Cellini)

    Singer: Michael Spyres. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Carlo Rizzi.
    • Espoir.
    • Opera Rara.
    • 8.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sonata In F Major K.377 For Violin And Keyboard

    Performer: Cédric Tiberghien. Performer: Alina Ibragimova.
    • Mozart Violin Sonatas.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Violin Sonata In B Flat Major K.8

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova. Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
    • Mozart Violin Sonatas.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.

Record Review

9.00 a.m.

Monteverdi: Vespro della beata Vergine (1610)

Dunedin Consort, His Majestys Sagbutts, Cornetts, John Butt (conductor)

LINN CKD569 (2CD)

 

 

JS Bach: Cantatas for Bass

BACH, J S: Cantata BWV21 'Ich hatte viel Bekummernis': Sinfonia; Cantata BWV56 'Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen'; Oboe d'amore Concerto in A major, BWV1055; Cantata BWV82 'Ich habe genug'

Matthias Goerne (baritone),    Katharina Arfken (baroque oboe), Gottfried von der Goltz (violin, director), Freiburger Barockorchester

HARMONIA MUNDI HMM902323 (CD)

 

 

0931 Gramophone Awards 2017…highlights

 

 

Haydn 2032 Volume 3: Solo e pensoso

HAYDN: Solo e pensoso, Hob. XXIVb:20; L'isola disabitata: Overture in G minor, Hob.Ia:13; Symphony No. 4 in D major; Symphony No. 42 in D Major; Symphony No. 64 in A major 'Tempora Mutantur'

Francesca Aspromonte (soprano), Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini (conductor)

ALPHA ALPHA672 (CD)

 

 

Musica Viva 22

BENJAMIN, G: Palimpsests

LIGETI: Lontano

MURAIL: Le Desenchantement Du Monde. Concerto Symphonique Pour Piano Et Orchestre

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks, George Benjamin

NEOS NEOS11422 (Hybrid SACD)

 

 

Bacewicz: String Quartets

BACEWICZ: String Quartet No. 1; String Quartet No. 2; String Quartet No. 3; String Quartet No. 4; String Quartet No. 5; String Quartet No. 6; String Quartet No. 7

Silesian Quartet

CHANDOS CHAN10904(2) (2CD)

 

 

JS Bach: Cantatas Nos 54, 82 & 170

BACH, J S: Cantata BWV170 'Vergnugte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust'; Cantata BWV54 'Widerstehe doch der Sunde'; Cantata BWV82 'Ich habe genug'; Sinfonia: Cantata BWV174; Cantata BWV52 'Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht': Sinfonia

Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen (conductor)

HYPERION CDA68111 (CD)

 

 

The Italian Job

ALBINONI: Concerto Op. 9 No. 3 for two oboes & strings in F major

CALDARA: Sinfonia for 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets, timpani, violin, strings & continuo in C

CORELLI: Sinfonia, WoO 1, to the oratorio Santa Beatrice d'Este

TARTINI: Concerto in E major, D51

TORELLI: Sinfonia for 4 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 violins, 2 cellos, strings & continuo in C, G 33

VIVALDI: Concerto RV151 in G major for strings & basso continuo 'Alla rustica'; Bassoon Concerto, RV 467 in C major

Gail Hennessy, Rachel Chaplin (oboes), Peter Whelan (bassoon), La Serenissima, Adrian Chandler (violin, director)

AVIE AV2371 (CD)

 

  

In War & Peace

HANDEL: Scenes of horror (from Jephtha); Svegliatevi nel core (from Giulio Cesare); Pensieri, voi mi tormentate! (from Agrippina); Lascia ch'io pianga (from Rinaldo); Augeletti che cantate (from Rinaldo); Crystal streams in murmurs flowing: Susanna; Da tempeste il legno infranto (from Giulio Cesare)

JOMMELLI: Sprezza il furor del vento (from Attila Regolo); Par che di Giubilo (from Attilio Regolo)

LEO: Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro! (from Andromaca)

MONTEVERDI: Illustratevi, o cieli (from Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria)

PURCELL: They tell us that your mighty powers, Z630; When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas); O lead me to some peaceful gloom (from Bonduca or The British Heroine, Z574); Why should men quarrel? (from The Indian Queen, Z630)

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo), Il Pomo d'Oro, Maxim Emelyanychev (harpsichord, director)

ERATO 9029592846 (CD)

                           

 

1023 Reissues: Harriet Smith on Gieseking’s Bach

 

Walter Gieseking – Complete Bach Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon

BACH, J S:

Partitas BWV 825-830

Overture BWV 831

Toccata BWV 911

The Well-Tempered Clavier I & II

Italian Concerto BWV 971

Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue BWV 903

Fantasia & Fugue BWV 906

Capriccio BWV 992

10 Little Preludes

Fantasia & Fugue BWV 944

Two-Part Inventions

Three-Part Sinfonias

Bonus: SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto

DEUTCHE GRAMMOPHON  479 7362  (7 CDs)

 

 

 

1108 New Releases

 

 

Szymanowski & Karlowicz: Violin Concertos

KARLOWICZ: Violin Concerto in A major Op. 8

SZYMANOWSKI: Violin Concerto No. 1 Op. 35; Violin Concerto No. 2 Op. 61

Tasmin Little (violin), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner (conductor)

CHANDOS CHSA5185 (Hybrid SACD)

 

 

Richard Strauss: The Complete Songs 8

STRAUSS, R: Cacilie Op. 27 No. 2; Wenn ... Op. 31 No. 2; Bruder Liederlich Op. 41 No. 4; An Sie Op. 43 No. 1; Die Ulme zu Hirsau Op. 43 No. 3; Funf Gedichte Op. 46; Junggesellenschwur Op. 49 No. 6; Wer wird von der Welt verlangen Op. 67 No. 4; Hab'ich euch denn je geraten Op. 67 No. 5; Wanderers Gemutsruhe Op. 67 No. 6; Der Pokal Op. 69, No. 2; Vier letzte Lieder; Sie wissen's nicht Op. 49 No. 5

Nicky Spence (tenor), Rebecca Evans (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)

HYPERION CDA68185 (CD)

 

 

Espoir

AUBER: Ils s’e´loignent, je reste (from Le Lac des fe´es)

BERLIOZ: Seul pour lutter, seul avec mon courage (from Benvenuto Cellini)

DONIZETTI: Dopo i lauri di vittoria (from Rosmonda d’Inghilterra); Seul sur la terre (from Dom Sebastien, Roi de Portugal); La maitresse du roi?...Ange si pur (from La Favorite); Tombe degl'avi miei … Fra poco a me ricovero...Tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali (from Lucia di Lammermoor)

HALEVY: Dans ces lieux (from Guido et Gine´vra); Tu seras donc pour moi (from Guido et Gine´vra); De mes ai¨eux ombres sacre´es (from La Reine de Chypre)

ROSSINI: Venise, o^ ma patrie (from Otello)

VERDI: L'infamie…O mes amis, mes freres (from Jerusalem)

Michael Spyres (tenor), Joyce El-Khoury (soprano), The Halle, Carlo Rizzi (conductor)

OPERA RARA ORR251 (CD)

 

1142 DOTW

 

Mozart: Violin Sonatas Volume 4

MOZART: Violin Sonata No. 26 in B flat major, K378; Violin Sonata No. 11 in Eb major, KV26; Violin Sonata No. 13 in C, K28; Violin Sonata No. 8 in F major, K13; Violin Sonata No. 20 in C major, K303; Six Variations in G minor on 'Helas, j'ai perdu mon amant', K360; Violin Sonata No. 3 in B flat major, K8; Violin Sonata No. 25 in F major, K377; Violin Sonata No. 30 in C major, K403

Alina Ibragimova (violin), Cedric Tiberghien (piano)

HYPERION CDA68164 (2CD)

 

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