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Andrew McGregor with Gerard McBurney and Laura Tunbridge

Building a Library focuses on Shostakovich's Symphony 11 with Gerard McBurney. Laura Tunbridge speaks on Lieder releases from Christian Gerhaher, Bo Skovhus and Florian Boesch.

with Andrew McGregor

0930
Building a Library: Gerard McBurney explores recordings of Shostakovich's 11th Symphony in G minor, subtitled "The Year 1905", and makes a personal recommendation. The Symphony is vividly programmatic and depicts the events of "Bloody Sunday" in St Petersburg, January 1905, when unarmed demonstrators were fired upon by soldiers of the Imperial Guard as they marched towards the Winter Palace to present a petition to Tsar Nicholas II. The composer's father survived the massacre and family discussion and stories of the event had a profound affect on the young Dmitri Dmitriyevich. The piece was written to a commission from the Soviet authorities and proved an instant success but that in itself was a complicated victory. The four movements are played without a break and each has a subtitle: The Palace Square; The 9th of January; In Memoriam and Tocsin.

1045
Laura Tunbridge talks to Andrew about new releases of Lieder repertoire from Christian Gerhaher, Bo Skovhus and Florian Boesch

1145
Andrew chooses an outstanding new release as his Disc of the Week.

3 hours, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 11 In G Minor Op.103 (The Year 1905)

    Performer: Orchestre national de France. Conductor: André Cluytens.
    • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 in G minor, Op. 103 'The year 1905'.
    • Testament.
    • 4.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Suite No. 1 For Jazz Band

    Performer: Matt Haimovitz. Performer: Christopher O’Riley.
    • Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Rachmaninov.
    • Pentatone.
    • 1.
  • André Messager

    Le jour sous le soleil béni (Madame Chrysantheme)

    Singer: Sabine Devieilhe. Orchestra: Les Siècles. Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth.
    • Mirages.
    • Erato.
    • 1.
  • Henri Duparc

    L' Invitation Au Voyage

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Mary Bevan.
    • Voyages.
    • Signum.
    • 1.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Dixit Dominus Secondo

    Choir: Balthasar Neumann Chorus. Ensemble: Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble. Conductor: Pablo Heras‐Casado.
    • Selva morale e spirituale.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 11 In G Minor Op.103 (The Year 1905)

    Orchestra: Leningrad Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Yevgeny Mravinsky.
    • Shostakovich: Symphony No.11.
    • Russian Disc.
    • 1.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 11 In G Minor Op.103 (The Year 1905)

    Performer: Mikhail Pletnev. Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra.
    • Shostakovich: Symphony No.11.
    • Pentatone.
    • 1.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 11 In G Minor Op.103 (The Year 1905)

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Shostakovich: Symphony No.11.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 11 In G Minor Op.103 (The Year 1905)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
    • Shostakovich: Symphony No.11.
    • Philips.
    • 1.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 11 In G Minor Op.103 (The Year 1905)

    Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest. Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth.
    • Shostakovich: Symphony No.11.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 11 In G Minor Op.103 (The Year 1905)

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 11.
    • Mariinsky.
    • 5.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 11 In G Minor Op.103 (The Year 1905)

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich.
    • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 in G minor, Op. 103 'The year 1905'.
    • LSO Live.
    • 2.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 11 In G Minor Op.103 (The Year 1905)

    Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest. Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth.
    • Shostakovich: Symphony No.11.
    • BIS.
    • 2.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 11 in G minor, Op. 103 'The Year 1905'

    Orchestra: WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne. Performer: Semyon Bychkov.
    • Shostakovich: Symphony No.11 'The Year 1905'.
    • AVIE.
    • 2.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 11 In G Minor Op.103 (The Year 1905)

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • SHOSTAKOVICH: SYMPHONY NO. 11 ETC.
    • EMI.
    • 2.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 11 In G Minor Op.103 (The Year 1905)

    Orchestra: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Yakov Kreizberg.
    • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 in G minor, Op. 103 'The year 1905'.
    • SWR Digital.
    • 2.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 11 In G Minor Op.103 (The Year 1905)

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Shostakovich: Symphony No.11.
    • Decca.
    • 3.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 11 In G Minor Op.103 (The Year 1905)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
    • Shostakovich: Symphony No.11.
    • Philips.
    • 3.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 11 In G Minor Op.103 (The Year 1905)

    Orchestra: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Yakov Kreizberg.
    • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 in G minor, Op. 103 'The year 1905'.
    • SWR Digital.
    • 3.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 11 In G Minor Op.103 (The Year 1905)

    Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest. Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth.
    • Shostakovich: Symphony No.11.
    • BIS.
    • 3.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 11 In G Minor Op.103 (The Year 1905)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
    • Shostakovich: Symphony No.11.
    • Philips.
    • 4.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 11 In G Minor Op.103 (The Year 1905)

    Orchestra: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Yakov Kreizberg.
    • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 in G minor, Op. 103 'The year 1905'.
    • SWR Digital.
    • 4.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 11 In G Minor Op.103 (The Year 1905)

    Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest. Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth.
    • Shostakovich: Symphony No.11.
    • BIS.
    • 4.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 11 In G Minor Op.103 (The Year 1905)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
    • Shostakovich: Symphony No.11.
    • Philips.
    • 4.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 11 In G Minor Op.103 (The Year 1905)

    Orchestra: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Yakov Kreizberg.
    • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 in G minor, Op. 103 'The year 1905'.
    • SWR Digital.
    • 4.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 11 In G Minor Op.103 (The Year 1905)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
    • Shostakovich: Symphony No.11.
    • Philips.
    • 4.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Trio No. 3 In C Minor Op.101 For Piano And Strings

    Performer: Emanuel Ax. Performer: Leonidas Kavakos. Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma.
    • Brahms: Piano Trios Nos. 1-3 (Complete).
    • Sony.
    • 1.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Quartet No. 4 In E Minor Op.44 For Strings

    Ensemble: Quatuor Arod.
    • Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 2 & 4.
    • Erato.
    • 2.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Quatuor Pour La Fin Du Temps For Clarinet, Piano, Violin And Cello

    Performer: Martin Fröst. Performer: Lucas Debargue. Performer: Janine Jansen. Performer: Torleif Thedéen.
    • Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps.
    • Sony.
    • 6.
  • Hasan Ucarsu

    Quartet No. 2 (The Untold) For Strings

    Ensemble: Borusan Quartet.
    • Company: Glass, Vasks, Pärt, Ucarsu.
    • Onyx.
    • 5.
  • Charles Ives

    Sonata No. 4 K.W.22 (Children's Day At The Camp Meeting) For Violin And Piano

    Performer: Joonas Ahonen. Performer: Pekka Kuusisto.
    • Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2 & Violin Sonata No. 4.
    • BIS.
    • 2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No. 115 BWV.115 (Mache Dich, Mein Geist Bereit)

    Choir: Collegium Vocale Gent. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • JS Bach: Du treuer Gott.
    • PHI.
    • 8.

Record Review

9.00am

 

SHOSTAKOVICH : SYMPHONY No.11 ‘The Year 1905’

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.11 in G minor, Op.103 ‘The Year 1905’

Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française; André Cluytens (conductor)

Testament SBT 1099 (CD)

 

 

PROKOFIEV, SHOSTAKOVICH, RACHMANINOFF

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op.40

SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Sonata for Cello and Piano in C major, Op.119

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op.19; Vocalise

ARR. CHRISTOPHER O’RILEY & MATT HAIMOVITZ:

SHOSTAKOVICH: Waltz No.2

PROKOFIEV: Troika (from the film score for Lieutenant Kijé)

VIKTOR TSOI: Kukushka

PUSSY RIOT: Punk Prayer – Virgin Mary, Put Putin Away

JOHN LENNON & PAUL McCARTNEY: Back in the U.S.S.R.

Matt Haimovitz (cello); Christopher O’Riley (piano)

Pentatone PTC 5186 608 (2 hybrid SACDs)

 

 

MIRAGES

ANDRÉ MESSAGER: Madame Chrysanthème – Le jour sous le soleil béni

CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Pelléas et Mélisande – Mes longs cheveux descendent; La Romance d’Ariel

LÉO DELIBES: Lakmé – Où va la jeune hindoue; Tu m’as donné le plus doux rêve

MAURICE DELAGE: 4 Poèmes hindous

IGOR STRAVINSKY: Le Rossignol – Chanson du Rossignol

AMBROISE THOMAS: Hamlet – A vos jeux, mes amis

HECTOR BERLIOZ: La Mort d’Ophélie

JULES MASSENET: Thaïs – Celle qui vient est plus belle

CHARLES KOECHLIN: Le Voyage

Sabine Devieilhe (soprano); Alexandre Tharaud (piano); Jodie Devos (soprano); Marianne Crebassa (mezzo-soprano); Les Siècles; François-Xavier Roth

Erato 0190295767723 (CD)

 

 

VOYAGES

HENRI DUPARC: L’invitation au voyage; Romance de Mignon; La vie antérieure

GABRIEL FAURÉ: Chant d’Automne, Op.5 No.1; Hymne Op.7 No.2

EMMANUEL CHABRIER: L’invitation au voyage

FRANZ SCHUBERT: Vier Mignon Lieder

DÉODAT DE SÉVERAC: Les hiboux

PIERRE DE BRÉVILLE: Harmonie du soir

CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Cinq poèmes de Baudelaire

MAURICE ROLLINAT: Harmonie du soir; Le jet d’eau

Mary Bevan (soprano); Joseph Middleton (piano); Amy Harman (bassoon)

Signum SIGCD509 (CD)

 

  

SELVA MORALE E SPIRITUALE

CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI: Selva morale e spirituale (selection)

Balthasar Neumann Choir & Soloists; Balthasar Neumann Ensemble; Pablo Heras-Casado (director)

Harmonia Mundi HMM 902355 (download)

 

 

9.30am – Building a Library

 

 Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich

Piece: Symphony No.11 in G minor, Op.103 ‘The Year 1905’

Reviewer: Gerard McBurney

 

Recommended Recording:

Shostakovich: Symphony No.11
Berliner Philharmoniker; Semyon Bychkov (conductor)

Philips 420 935-2 (download)

 

 

Other Recommended Recordings:

Shostakovich: Symphony No.11 in G minor, Op.103 ‘The year 1905’

Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR; Yakov Kreizberg (conductor)

SWR Digital SWR10224 (download)

 

Shostakovich: Symphony No.11

Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra; Mark Wigglesworth (conductor)

BIS BIS-SACD-1583 (SACD)

 

 

 

10.30am – New Releases

 

BRAHMS: THE PIANO TRIOS

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Piano Trio No.1 in B Major, Op.8; Piano Trio No.2 in C Major, Op.87; Piano Trio No.3 in C Minor, Op.101

Emanuel Ax (piano); Leonidas Kavakos (violin); Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

Sony 88985407292 (2 CDs)

 

 

QUATUOR AROD – MENDELSSOHN

FÉLIX MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY: String Quartet Op.44 No.2; String Quartet Op.13; Four Pieces Op.81; ‘Frage’ Op.9 No.1

Quatuor Arod; Marianne Crebassa (mezzo-soprano)

Erato 0190295761127 (CD)

 

 

MESSIAEN: QUATUOR POUR LA FIN DU TEMPS

OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Quatuor pour la fin du temps

Martin Fröst (clarinet); Lucas Debarque (piano); Janine Jansen (violin); Torleif Thedéen (cello)

Sony 88985363102 (CD)

 

  

COMPANY

ARVO PÄRT: Summa

HASAN UÇARSU: String Quartet No.2 ‘The Untold’

PHILIP GLASS: String Quartet No.2 ‘Company’

PĒTERIS VASKS: String Quartet No.4

Borusan Quartet

Onyx Classics ONYX 4171 (CD)

 

 

IVES: CONCORD SONATA; VIOLIN SONATA NO.4

CHARLES IVES: Sonata No.4, ‘Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting’; Sonata No.2, ‘Concord, Mass., 1840-60’

Joonas Ahonen (piano); Pekka Kuusisto (violin)

BIS-2249 (hybrid SACD)

 

 

 

11.00am – Laura Tunbridge on Lieder recitals

 

FRANZ SCHUBERT: DIE SCHÖNE MÜLLERIN

FRANZ SCHUBERT: Die Schöne Müllerin

Christian Gerhaher (baritone); Gerold Huber (piano)

Sony 88985427402 (CD)

 

 

FRANZ SCHUBERT: WINTERREISE

FRANZ SCHUBERT: Winterreise D.911

Bo Skovhus (baritone); Stefan Vladar (piano)

Capriccio C5291 (CD)

 

 

SCHUBERT: WINTERREISE

FRANZ SCHUBERT: Winterreise

Florian Boesch (baritone); Roger Vignoles (piano)

Hyperion CDA68197 (CD)

 

 

MENDELSSOHN: COMPLETE SONGS: FANNY HENSEL, ‘THE OTHER MENDELSSOHN’

FANNY MENDELSSOHN HENSEL: Complete Songs

Malcolm Martineau (piano); Susana Gaspar (soprano); Gary Griffiths (baritone); Manuel Walser (baritone); Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano)

Champs Hill CHRCD124 (CD)

 

 

11.50am – Disc of the Week

 

J.S. BACH: DU TREUER GOTT

J.S. BACH: Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott, BWV 101; Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit, BWV 115; Ihr werdet weinen und heulen, BWV 103

Dorothee Mields (soprano); Damien Guillon (alto); Thomas Hobbs (tenor); Peter Kooij (bass); Collegium Vocale Gent; Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)

PHI LPH027 (CD)

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