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Andrew McGregor with Kirsten Gibson and Elin Manahan Thomas

with Andrew McGregor; Building a Library is on Dowland's Lachrimae with Kirsten Gibson, and Elin Manahan Thomas reports on a recording session of Mozart's Requiem in Berlin.

with Andrew McGregor

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Building a Library on Lachrimæ or Seven Tears with Kirsten Gibson. This collection of instrumental music was composed by John Dowland. It was published in 1604 when Dowland was employed as lutenist to Christian IV of Denmark. Dowland points out in his dedication that there are different types of tears. "The teares which Musicke weeps" can be pleasant: "neither are teares shed always in sorrow but sometime in joy and gladnesse".

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This summer, conductor René Jacobs recorded the Mozart Requiem for the first time. The project, with the period-instrument Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and RIAS Chamber Choir, was overseen by legendary producer Martin Sauer at Berlin's Teldex studios. From the many available versions of the Requiem, Jacobs chose to record 'Süssmayr Remade', a reworking of Süssmayr's completion by a young French composer, Pierre-Henri Dutron. Elin Manahan Thomas reports from the sessions and talks to Jacobs, Dutron, Sauer and performers about their approach to recording a new version of such a well known work.

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Andrew chooses an outstanding new release as his Disc of the Week.

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Requiem K.626 - Lacrimosa

    Music Arranger: Franz Xaver Süssmayr. Music Arranger: Pierre-Henri Dutron. Choir: RIAS Kammerchor. Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: René Jacobs.
    • Mozart - Requiem.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 8.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet no.14 in C sharp minor, op. 131

    Ensemble: Quatuor Mosaïques.
    • Beethoven - The Late Quartets.
    • Naive.
    • 5.
  • Anton Webern

    Drei Kleine Stucke, Op.11

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Connie Shih.
    • The Cello in Wartime.
    • BIS.
    • 9.
  • Ivor Novello

    Keep The Home Fires Burning

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Connie Shih.
    • The Cello in Wartime.
    • BIS.
    • 14.
  • Béla Bartók

    Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123 v. Finale

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra, etc..
    • Chandos.
    • 5.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No. 6 In B Minor Op.74 (Pathetique)

    Orchestra: MusicAeterna. Conductor: Teodor Currentzis.
    • Tchaikovsky - Symphony No 6 - Pathetique.
    • Sony classical.
    • 1.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Vesna Op.20

    Singer: Rodion Pogossov. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Choir: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
    • Debussy - Rachmaninov - Stravinsky.
    • Onyx Classics.
    • 3.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Rite Of Spring Part 1

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
    • Debussy - Rachmaninov - Stravinsky.
    • Onyx Classics.
    • 4.

Record Review

9.00am

 

BEETHOVEN – THE LATE QUARTETS  

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN:  Quartet No.12 in E flat major, Op.127 for strings; Quartet No.13 in B flat major, Op. 130 for strings; Quartet No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.131 for strings; Quartet No.15 in A minor, Op. 132 for strings; Quartet No.16 in F major, Op.135 for strings; Quartet No.17 in B flat major, Op.133 ‘Grosse Fuge’ for strings.

Quatuor Mosaiques

Naïve  V 5445  (3 CDs)

 

 

THE CELLO IN WARTIME

CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Sonata for Cello and Piano L.144

FRANK BRIDGE: Sonata for Cello and Piano, H.125

GABRIEL FAURÉ: Sonata No.1 in D minor for Cello and Piano, Op.109

ANTON WEBERN: Drei Kleine Stücke, Op.11

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: The Swan

HUBERT PARRY: Jerusalem

IVOR NOVELLO: Keep The Home Fires Burning

TRADITIONAL: God Save The King

Steven Isserlis (cello); Connie Shih (piano)

BIS BIS-2312 (SACD)

 

 

BARTÓK: CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA, ETC.

BÉLA BARTÓK: Concerto for Orchestra, BB123; First Rhapsody, BB 94B; Part II of the First Rhapsody, with alternative ending; Second Rhapsody, BB 96B; Dance Suite, BB 86A.

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, James Ehnes (violin), Edward Gardner (conductor).

Chandos CHSA 5189  (CD)

 

 

9.30am – Building a Library

 

Building a Library: a weekly look at a piece of music, a comparison of the available recordings, and a recommendation.

  

Composer: John Dowland

Piece: Lachrimae or Seven Tears

Reviewer:  Kirsten Gibson

 

Recommended Recording:

Lachrimae, or Seven Tears
Phantasm, Elizabeth Kenny (lute), Laurence Dreyfus (director)
LINN CKD527

 

 

Other Recommended Recordings:

The Parley of Instruments, dir. Peter Holman with Paul O’Dette (lute)

Helios CDH55339

 

Hesperian XX, Jordi Savall (director)

Auvidis-Astrée E8701

 

John Holloway (with Monika Baer, Renate Steinmann, Susanna Hefti, Martin Zaller)

ECM 4810430

 

Fretwork/Christopher Wilson (lute)

Virgin Classics VC5450052

 

 

 

 

 

10.15am – New Releases

 

TCHAIKOVSKY – SYMPHONY No 6 – PATHÉTIQUE

MusicAeterna (orchestra), Teodor Currentzis (conductor)

Sony Classical  88985404352  (CD)

 

 

DEBUSSY – RACHMANINOV – STRAVINSKY

CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Printemps

SERGE RACHMANINOV:  Vesna Op.20

IGOR STRAVINSKY: Le Sacre du printemps

Rodion Pogassov (baritone), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus, Vasily Petrenko (conductor).

Oynx Classics  ONYX 4182  (CD)

 

  

 

11.00am - Session Report: Mozart Requiem

 

Elin Manahan Thomas reports from recording sessions that took place this summer in Berlin where René Jacobs recorded the Mozart Requiem with the RIAS Chamber Choir, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and an international quartet of soloists. The Requiem was left unfinished at Mozart’s death and was completed by Franz Xaver Süssmayr. In this recording Jacobs uses a new version of Süssmayr’s completion by the young French composer Pierre-Henri Dutron. Includes interviews with Dutron, Martin Sauer (the recording’s producer), Freiburg basset horn player (Lorenzo Coppola) and conductor René Jacobs.

 

 

MOZART: REQUIEM

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Requiem in D minor, K626

Sophie Karthauser (soprano), Marie-Claude Chappuis (mezzo), Maximilian Schmitt (tenor, Johannes Weisser (baritone)

Freiburger Barockorchester, RIAS Kammerchor, René Jacobs (conductor)

HARMONIA MUNDI HMM902291 (CD)

(LP released on 17/11/17)

 

 

 

11.45am Disc of the Week

 

MARIANNE CREBASSA – SECRETS

CLAUDE DEBUSSY: 3 Chansons de Bilitis; 3 Mélodies

MAURICE RAVEL: Shéhérazade; Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera

GABRIEL FAURÉ: Mirages

HENRI DUPARC: 4 Mélodies

FAZIL SAY: Gezi Park 3

Marianne Crebassa (mezzo-soprano), Fazil Say (piano), Bernhard Krabatsch (flute)

Warner Classics/Erato  0190295768973   (CD)

 

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