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Andrew McGregor with Nicholas Baragwanath, Caroline Rae and William Mival

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library.

with Andrew McGregor

9.30
Building a Library: Nicholas Baragwanath makes a personal choice from the available recordings of Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust.

Faust is a work for solo voices, chorus and orchestra, inspired by a translation of Goethe's dramatic poem Faust and like the Goethe it is a piece that defies easy categorization. It's part-oratorio and part-opera. Berlioz ultimately called it a dramatic legend. And it is full of Berlioz's characteristically eccentric style and colourful orchestration. It is a thrilling work.

10.30
Caroline Rae and William Mival join Andrew to review two sets of classic Debussy recordings.

11.45
Andrew chooses an outstanding new release as his Disc of the Week.

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major 'Romantic', 1st mvt: Bewegt, nicht zu schnell

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 & Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude to Act 1.
    • DG.
    • 2.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no. 101 'The Clock' iv. Finale

    Orchestra: Heidelberger Sinfoniker. Conductor: Thomas Fey.
    • London Symphonies.
    • Hänssler Classic.
    • 4.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Paganini: 24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 9 in E Major

    Performer: Augustin Hadelich.
    • Paganini: 24 Caprices, Op. 1.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 109.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Canonic Duo Sonata No. 1 in G TWV 40:118 iii) Allegro

    Ensemble: Elysium Ensemble.
    • Melodious Canons & Fantasias.
    • Resonus Classics.
    • 2.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Canonic Duo Sonata No. 1 in G TWV 40:118 iii) Allegro

    Ensemble: Elysium Ensemble.
    • Melodious Canons & Fantasias.
    • Resonus Classics.
    • 3.
  • Elena Ruehr

    String Quartet No. 3, 3rd mvt: How She Danced

    Ensemble: Cypress String Quartet.
    • Six String Quartets.
    • Avie.
    • 13.
  • Philippe Boesmans

    Pinocchio: Scene 13

    Singer: Chloé Briot. Singer: Marie-Eve Munger. Orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique de la Monnaie. Conductor: Patrick Davin.
    • Pinocchio.
    • Cypres.
    • 15.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Zoroastre, RCT 62, Act IV, Scene 6: Ah ! Nos fureurs ne sont point vaines (La Ve

    Performer: Stéphane Degout. Orchestra: Ensemble Pygmalion. Conductor: Raphaël Pichon.
    • Enfers.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 101.
  • Jean‐Féry Rebel

    Les Élémens: Chaos

    Orchestra: Ensemble Pygmalion. Conductor: Raphaël Pichon.
    • Enfers.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 102.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Dardanus, RCT 35, Act IV, Scene 4: Voici les tristes lieux. Montre affreux (Anté

    Performer: Stéphane Degout. Orchestra: Ensemble Pygmalion. Conductor: Raphaël Pichon.
    • Enfers.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 103.
  • Anonymous

    Messe de Requiem sur des thèmes de Castor et Pollux: Requiem æternam

    Composer: Jean‐Philippe Rameau. Orchestra: Ensemble Pygmalion. Conductor: Raphaël Pichon.
    • Enfers.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 104.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Iphigénie en Tauride, Wq. 46, Act II, Scenes 3 & 4: Dieux ! Protecteurs de ces a

    Performer: Stéphane Degout. Orchestra: Ensemble Pygmalion. Conductor: Raphaël Pichon.
    • Enfers.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 105.
  • Anonymous

    Messe de Requiem sur des thèmes de Castor et Pollux: Kyrie eleison

    Composer: Jean‐Philippe Rameau. Performer: Stéphane Degout. Orchestra: Ensemble Pygmalion. Conductor: Raphaël Pichon.
    • Enfers.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 106.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Hippolyte et Aricie, RCT 43, Act II, Scene 4: Dieux ! Que d'infortunés gémissent

    Performer: Nicolas Courjal. Performer: Mathias Vidal. Performer: Thomas Dolié. Performer: Stéphane Degout. Orchestra: Ensemble Pygmalion. Conductor: Raphaël Pichon.
    • Enfers.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 107.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Les Surprises de l'amour, RCT 58, Act II, Scene 8: Loure

    Orchestra: Ensemble Pygmalion. Conductor: Raphaël Pichon.
    • Enfers.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 108.

Record Review

9.00am

 

DEBUSSY IMPRESSIONISTE

CLAUDE DEBUSSY:

La Mer

Sonate No. 1 pour violoncelle et piano, L. 135

Images, Première Série, L. 110: I. Reflets dans l'eau

Sonata for Flute, Viola & Harp

Le petit nègre

Préludes, Livre I, L. 117: I. Danseuses de Delphes

Préludes, Livre II, L. 123: VII. La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune

En blanc et noir, L. 134: I. Avec emportement – II. Lent. Sombre – III. Scherzando

Arabesques (2)

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10

Rêverie

Estampes (3) (Complete)

Images inédites, L. 87

L'isle joyeuse

D'un cahier d'esquisses, L. 99: I. Très lent, sans rigueur

Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), Philippe Bernold (flute), Gérard Caussé (alto), Isabelle Moretti (harp), Alain Planès (piano),  Alexandre Tharaud (piano) Cédric Tiberghien (piano), Claude Helffer (piano), Haakon Austbö (piano), Arcanto Quartett, Orchestre National de Lille, Jean-Claude Casadesus (director)

Harmonia Mundi HMX290879697 (2CDs)

 

 

BRUCKNER: SYMPHONY NO. 4 & WAGNER: LOHENGRIN PRELUDE TO ACT 1

RICHARD WAGNER:

Lohengrin: Prelude To Act I

ANTON BRUCKNER:

Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major 'Romantic'

Gewandhausorchester, Andris Nelsons

DG 4797577 (CD)

 

HAYDN: SYMPHONIES NOS. 93 - 104 (THE LONDON SYMPHONIES)

JOSEPH HAYDN:

Symphony No. 93 in D major

Symphony No. 94 in G Major 'Surprise'

Symphony No. 95 in C minor

Symphony No. 96 in D major 'Miracle'

Symphony No. 97 in C major

Symphony No. 98 in B flat major

Symphony No. 99 in E flat major

Symphony No. 100 in G major 'Military'

Symphony No. 101 in D major 'The Clock'

Symphony No. 102 in B flat major

Symphony No. 103 in E flat major 'Drum Roll'

Symphony No. 104 in D major 'London'

Heidelberger Sinfoniker, Thomas Fey

Hänssler HC16001 (4CDs)

 

PAGANINI: CAPRICES FOR SOLO VIOLIN, OP. 1 NOS. 1-24 (COMPLETE)

NICCOLO PAGANINI:

Caprices for solo violin, Op. 1 Nos. 1-24 (complete)

Augustin Hadelich (violin)

Warner Classics 9029572822 (CD)

 

Augustin Hadelich (violin)

TELEMANN: MELODIOUS CANONS & FANTASIAS

GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN

Sonata en Canon TWV 40:118 in G major

Sonata en Canon TWV 40:119 in G minor

Fantasia No. 12 in G Minor, TWV 40:13

Fantasia No. 7 in E-Flat Major, TWV 40:20

Sonata en Canon TWV 40:120 in D major

Sonata en Canon TWV 40:121 in D minor

Fantasia No. 6 in D Minor, TWV 40:7

Sonata en Canon TWV 40:122 in A major

Sonata en Canon TWV 40:123 in A minor

Lucinda Moon (violin), Greg Dikmans (flute), Elysium Ensemble

Resonus Classics RES10207 (CD)


 

 

 

9.30am – Building a Library

 

 

 

Composer:      Berlioz

Piece:              The Damnation of Faust

Reviewer:        Nicholas Baragwanath

 

 

Recommended Recording:

 

Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone); Keith Lewis (tenor);
David Nicklass (treble), Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano);
Victor von Halem (bass), Bryn Terfel (bass)

Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra; Eton College Boys Choir;

David Hill, Simon Halsey, Ralph Allwood (directors)

Myung-Whun Chung (conductor)

DG 4535002  (Digital download)

 

 

Other Recommended Recordings:

 

Below are other recordings that Nicholas also liked, although we can’t guarantee availability.

 

London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; Ambrosian Singers;

Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir;
Sir Colin Davis (conductor);

Nicolai Gedda (tenor); Jules Bastin (bass); Josephine Veasey (mezzo-soprano);
Richard van Allan (bass); Gillian Knight (mezzo-soprano)

Philips 4163952 (Digital download)

 

Arthur Oldham; Plácido Domingo (tenor); Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone);
Jules Bastin (bass)

Orchestre de Paris; Choeur de l'Orchestre de Paris;

Daniel Barenboim (conductor);

DG 4744402 (Digital download)

 

Richard Verreau (tenor); Consuelo Rubio (soprano); Michel Roux (bass);
Pierre Mollet (baritone)

Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux; Choeur Enfants RTF; Choeurs Elisabeth Brasseur;

Igor Markevitch (conductor);

DG 4636732 (Digital download)

 

 

 

10.20am New Releases:

 

ELENA RUEHR: SIX STRING QUARTETS

ELENA RUEHR

String Quartet No. 5 "Bel Canto"

String Quartet No. 3

String Quartet No. 1

String Quartet No. 2: Song of the Silkie

String Quartet No. 6

String Quartet No. 4

Stephen Salters (baritone), Cypress String Quartet, Borromeo String Quartet

Avie AV2379 (2 CDs)

 

  WIDMANN: VIOLA CONCERTO

JORG WIDMANN:

Viola Concerto

24 Duets

String Quartet No. 3 "Jagdquartett"

Antoine Tamestit (viola), Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Jagdquartett, Daniel Harding

Harmonia Mund HMM902268 (CD)

 

BOESMANS: PINOCCHIO

PHILIPPE BOESMANS:

Pinocchio

Marie-Eve Munger (soprano), Chloé Briot (mezzo soprano), Julie Boulianne (mezzo soprano), Yann Beuron (tenor), Stéphane Degout (Baritone), Vincent Le Texier (Baritone), Orchestre Symphonique De La Monnaie, Patrick Davin

Cypres CYP4647 (CD + DVD)

 

1050 New Releases: Caroline Rae and William Mival on Complete Debussy

 

DEBUSSY COMPLETE WORKS - THE CENTENARY EDITION

http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/gb/cat/4798642

Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Bernard Haitink, Charles Dutoit, Daniel Barenboim, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Maurizio Pollini, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Zoltán Kocsis, Gérard Souzay

DG 4798642 (22 Cds + 2 DVDs)

 

CLAUDE DEBUSSY: THE COMPLETE WORKS

http://www.warnerclassics.com/release/5536426,0190295736750/claude-debussy-100-claude-debussy-the-complete-works

Artists include Martha Argerich, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Samson François, Renaud Capuçon, Natalie Dessay, André Cluytens, François-Xavier Roth, Jean Martinon, Michel Plasson, Kent Nagano and Carlo Maria Giulini

Warner Classics 9029573675 (33 CDs)

 

11.45am – Disc of the Week

ENFERS - PYGMALION, PICHON

JEAN PHILIPPE RAMEAU:

Zoroastre RCT 62, Act IV, Scene 6: Ah ! Nos fureurs ne sont point vaines (La Vengeance)

FÉRY REBEL JEAN:

Les Élémens: Chaos

JEAN PHILIPPE RAMEAU:

Dardanus, RCT 35, Act IV, Scene 4: Voici les tristes lieux. Montre affreux (Anténor)

ANONYMOUS, JEAN PHILIPPE RAMEAU:

Messe de Requiem sur des thèmes de Castor et Pollux: Requiem æternam

CHRISTOPH GLUCK:

Iphigénie en Tauride, Wq. 46, Act II, Scenes 3 & 4: Dieux ! Protecteurs de ces affreux rivages (Oreste)

ANONYMOUS, JEAN PHILIPPE RAMEAU:

Messe de Requiem sur des thèmes de Castor et Pollux: Kyrie eleison

JEAN PHILIPPE RAMEAU:

Hippolyte et Aricie, RCT 43, Act II, Scene 4: Dieux ! Que d'infortunés gémissent en ces lieux! (Thésée)

Les Surprises de l'amour, RCT 58, Act II, Scene 8: Loure

CHRISTOPH GLUCK:

Armide, Wq. 45, Act IV, Scene 1: Nous ne trouvons partout que des gouffres ouverts (Ubalde et le Chevalier danois)

ANONYMOUS, JEAN PHILIPPE RAMEAU:

Messe de Requiem sur des thèmes de Castor et Pollux: Domine Jesu Christe

CHRISTOPH GLUCK:

Orphée et Eurydice, Wq. 30, Act II, Scene 1: Sinfonie infernale. Air de furie

JEAN PHILIPPE RAMEAU:

Zoroastre, RCT 62, Act IV, Scenes 5 & 6: Épuisons le flanc des tristes victimes (Abramane) - Ministres, redoutés du plus puissant empire (Abramane, Érinice)

Zoroastre, RCT 62, Act IV, Scene 5: Air grave pour les Esprits infernaux

Zoroastre, RCT 62, Act IV, Scene 6: Quel bonheur ! L'Enfer nous seconde (Abramane, Les Furies, choir)

CHRISTOPH GLUCK:

Orphée et Eurydice, Wq. 30, Act II: Danse des Furies

JEAN PHILIPPE RAMEAU:

Hippolyte et Aricie, RCT 43, Act II, Scene 5: Vous, qui de l'avenir percez la nuit profonde (Pluton) - Quelle soudaine horreur (Trois Parques)

Hippolyte et Aricie, RCT 43, Act III, Scene 6: Qu'ai-je appris? Puissant maître des flots (Thésée)

Messe de Requiem sur des thèmes de Castor et Pollux: Hostias et preces tibi

Hippolyte et Aricie, RCT 43, Act IV, Scene 4: Quelle plainte en ces lieux m'appelle? (Phèdre)

Hippolyte et Aricie, RCT 43, Act V, Scene 2: Je ne te verrai plus ! (Thésée)

CHRISTOPH GLUCK:

Orphée et Eurydice, Wq. 30, Act II, Scene 2: Ballet des Ombres heureuses

ANONYMOUS, JEAN PHILIPPE RAMEAU:

Messe de Requiem sur des thèmes de Castor et Pollux: Requiem æternam

JEAN PHILIPPE RAMEAU:

Les Boréades, RCT 31, Act IV, Scene 4: Entrée de Polymnie

Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion, Stéphane Degout,

Harmonia Mundi HMM902288 (CD)

 

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