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New Year New Music: Andrew McGregor with Gillian Moore and Hannah French

Building a Library: Ligeti survey by Gillian Moore; plus Hannah French reviews new releases of baroque music.

with Andrew McGregor

0930
Building a Library: As part of New Year New Music Gillian Moore surveys recordings of music by György Ligeti (1923 - 2006). He was born in Hungary, one the most important avant-garde composers in the latter half of the twentieth century. He emigrated to Austria in 1956, and became an Austrian citizen in 1968. His works include Atmosphères for orchestra and the "anti-opera" Le Grand Macabre

1030
Andrew talks to Hannah French about new recordings of Baroque music including Handel's opera, Lotario and recitals from Philippe Jaroussky, Chantal Santon Jeffery and Delphine Galou.

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

3 hours, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Goldberg Variations Bwv.988

    Music Arranger: G Trujillo. Choir: Padam. Orchestra: Collegium Delft. Conductor: Maria van Nieukerken.
    • PA'Dam sings Bach: Goldberg Variations.
    • Cobra.
    • 1.
  • Chaya Czernowin

    Adiantum Capillus-Veneris III

    Singer: Inbal Hever.
    • Hidden.
    • Wergo.
    • 3.
  • Franz Schubert

    Quartet In G Major D.887 For Strings

    Ensemble: Artea Quartet.
    • Artea Quartet.
    • Champs Hill.
    • 3.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No. 2 In B Flat Major D.125

    Orchestra: Antwerp Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • Schubert: Symphonies Nos 2 & 5.
    • PHI.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No. 5 In B Flat Major D.485

    Performer: Antwerp Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • Schubert: Symphonies Nos 2 & 5.
    • PHI.
    • 7.
  • Franz Schubert

    Quintet In A Major D.667 (Trout)

    Performer: Anne‐Sophie Mutter. Performer: Daniil Trifonov. Performer: Hwayoon Lee. Performer: Maximilian Hornung. Performer: Roman Patkoló.
    • Schubert: Trout Quintet.
    • DG.
    • 4.
  • Robert Schumann

    Symphony No. 1 In B Flat Major Op.38 (Spring)

    Performer: San Francisco Symphony. Performer: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (complete).
    • SFS Media.
    • 1.
  • Robert Schumann

    Symphony No. 4 In D Minor Op.120

    Performer: San Francisco Symphony. Performer: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (complete).
    • SFS Media.
    • 9.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Tabor and Blanik from Ma Vlast

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek. Orchestra: Česká Komorní Filharmonie.
    • Smetana: Má Vlast.
    • Decca.
    • 5.

Record Review

9.00am

 

ATMOSPHÈRES

GYÖRGY LIGETI: Atmosphères; Volumina; Lux Aeterna; Organ Study No. 1; Lontano; Ramifications; Melodien

Wiener Philharmoniker/Claudio Abbado (conductor); Gerd Zacher (organ);
Chor des Norddeutschen Rundfunks/Helmut Franz (conductor); Ensemble Intercontemporain/Pierre Boulez (conductor); London Sinfonietta/David Atherton (conductor).

Deutsche Grammophon 002089 479 0567 (CD)

 

PA’DAM SINGS BACH: GOLDBERG VARIATIONS

J.S. BACH arr G Trujillo: GOLDBERG VARIATIONS

Padam (choir); Collegium Delft (ensemble); Maria van Nieukerken (conductor)

Cobra Records 0050 (CD)

 

HIDDEN

CHAYA CZERNOWIN: Adiantum Capillus-Veneris; Hidden

Inbal Hever (mezzo-soprano); Jack Quartet

Wergo WER 73552 (CD)

 

SCHUBERT QUARTET 15

FRANZ SCHUBERT: String Quartet in G Major, D.887

Artea Quartet

Champs Hill CHRCD127 (CD)

 

9.30am – Building a Library

 

 

Composer: Ligeti

Piece: Survey of his works

Reviewer: Gillian Moore


 

Recommended Recording:

THE LIGETI PROJECT: VOLUMES 1-5

Various artists
Warner 2564696735 (5 CDs)

 

 

Other Recommended Recordings:

Below is a shortlist of other recordings which Gillian also liked, although we can’t guarantee the availability of these discs.

 

LIGETI: WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET

Arditti String Quartet

Sony G0100012229128 (CD – Volume 1)

 

LIGETI: A CAPELLA CHORAL WORKS

London Sinfonietta Voices; Terry Edwards

Sony G010001222911A (CD – Volume 2)

 

LIGETI: WORKS FOR PIANO

Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Sony SK62308 (CD – Volume 3)

 

LIGETI: NONSENSE MADRIGALS & OTHER VOCAL WORKS

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano); Irina Kataeva (piano); The King’s Singers; The Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen

Sony G010001222917X (CD – Volume 4)

 

LIGETI: WORKS FOR BARREL-ORGAN & PLAYER PIANO

Pierre Charial (barrel organ); Jürgen Hocker (piano); Françoise Terrioux (metronomes)

Sony G010001222916Z (CD – Volume 5)

 

LIGETI: KEYBOARD WORKS

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano); Irina Kataeva (piano); Elisabeth Chojnacka (harpsichord); Zsigmond Szathmáry (organ)

Sony G0100012229136 (CD – Volume 6)

 

LIGETI: CHAMBER MUSIC

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano); Saschko Gawriloff (violin); Marie-Luise Neunecker (french horn); Philippa Davies (flute); Michael Collins (clarinet); Gareth Hulse (oboe); Robin O'Neill (bassoon); Richard Watkins (french horn); Tabea Zimmermann (viola)

Sony G010001402139L (CD – Volume 7)

 

LIGETI: LE GRAND MACABRE

Sibylle Ehlert; Laura Claycomb; Charlotte Hellekant; Jard van Nes; Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen

Sony S2K62312 (2 CDs)

 

GYORGY LIGETI: CLEAR OR CLOUDY

Various artists

DG 4776443 (4 CDs)

 

GYORGY LIGETI: COMPLETE PIANO MUSIC

Frederick Ullen

BIS BISCD1683/84 (2 CDs)

 

 

 

 

10.30am – New Releases

 

SYMPHONIES NOS. 2 & 5

FRANZ SCHUBERT:

Symphony no. 2 in B flat major, D125

Symphony no. 5 in B flat major, D485

Andtwerp Symphony Orchestra; Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)

PHI LPH028 (CD)

 

FORELLENQUINTETT – TROUT QUINTET

FRANZ SCHUBERT:

Piano Quintet in A major “The Trout” D 667

Piano Trio in E flat major “Notturno” D 897

Ständchen D 957/4 (arr. for violin and piano)

Ave Maria D 839 (arr. for violin and piano)

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin); Daniil Trifonov (piano); Hwayoon Lee (viola); Maximilian Hornung (cello); Roman Patkolò (double bass)

Deutsche Grammophon 4797570 (CD)

 

SYMPHONIES Nos. 1-4
ROBERT SCHUMANN:

Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, Opus 38 Spring (1841)

Symphony No. 2 in C major, Opus 61 (1846)

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Opus 97, Rhenish (1850
Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Opus 120 (1841/1851)

San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas (music director and conductor)

SFS Media SES0071 (2 hybrid SACDs)


AGITATA

ANTONIO VIVALDI: ‘Agitata Infido Flatu’ from Juditha Triumphans

NICCOLÒ JOMMELLI: ‘Prigionier Che Fa Ritorno’ from Betulia Liberata

GIOVANNI LORENZO GREGORI: Concerto Grosso Op.II, No.2

NICOLA PORPORA: In Procella Sine Stella

ANTONIO CALDARA: Sinfonia Dalla Passione Di Gesù Cristo

ALESSANDRO STRADELLA: Et Egressus Est

GIUSEPPE TORELLI: Cantata Lumi Dolenti Lumi

GIOVANNI BATTISTA BREVI: O Spiritus Anglici

Delphine Galou (Contralto); Accademia Bizantina; Ottavio Dantone (Harpsichord and Direction)

Alpha 371 (CD)


 

HÄNDEL: LOTARIO

Opera in three Acts, HWV 26

Sophie Rennert (Lotario); Marie Lys (Adelaide); Ursula Hesse von den Steinen (Matilde); Jorge Navarro Colorado (Berengario); Jud Perry (Idelberto); Todd Boyce (Clodomiro)

FestspielOrchester Göttingen; Laurence Cummings (direction)

Accent ACC26408 (3 CD)


 

STRADELLA

ALLESANDRO STRADELLA: Lagrime E Sospiri

Moro Per Amore

SanGiovanni Battista

Le Gare Dell’Amore Eroico

La Forza Dell’Amor Paterno

Santa Pelagia

La Susanna

Chantal Santon Jeffery (soprano); Galilei Consort; Benjamin Chéinier (violin and direction)

Alpha 297 (CD)


 

A DUE ALTI

Chamber duets by Bononcini, Steffani, Marcello et al.

BENEDETTO MARCELLO: Felice chi vi mira

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL: Caro autor di mia doglia

CRISTOFARO CARESANA: Lamento degli occhi

BENEDETTO MARCELLO: Lontan dall’idol mio

AGOSTINO STEVANI: lo mi parto

GIOVANNI BONONCINI: Per la morte di Ninfa; Lasciami um sol momento;
Sempre piango/Sempre rido

Antonio Papetti (violoncello); Chiara Granata (baroque harp); Gabriele Palombra (theorbo);

Gluca Oberti (harpsicord); Claudio Cavina (direction).

Glossa GCD 920942 (CD)


 

THE HÄNDEL ALBUM

A selection of arias from Imeneo; Riccardo primo; Siroe; Serse; Radamisto; Flavio;
Amadigi di Gaula; Tolomeo; Giustino; Ezio;

Philipppe Jaroussky (countertenor and direction); Artaserse

Erato 0190295774455 (CD)



11.45am – Disc of the Week

 

SMETANA: MÁ VLAST

Czech Philharmonic; Jiří Bělohlávek

Decca 483 3187 (CD)

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