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Andrew McGregor with Iain Burnside and Nicholas Baragwanath

As part of 'Debussy's Paris' marking the 100th anniversary of the his death, Building a Library is on Book 1 of Debussy's Piano Preludes; Nicholas Baragwanath reviews opera DVDs.

9.30
As part of "Debussy's Paris" marking the 100th anniversary of the composer's death this weekend, Building a Library is a live discussion between Andrew and Iain Burnside on Book 1 of Debussy's Piano Preludes.

Book I was written in a matter of months between 1909 and 1910. The titles of the preludes are all very descriptive, and, unusually, they were placed at the end of each work, which encourages the performer to experience each unique sound world with open ears, without being prejudiced by Debussy's titles.

10.45
Andrew talks to Nicholas Baragwanath about new DVDs of operas by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Giordano and Monteverdi

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

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9.00am 

CLAIR DE LUNE: DEBUSSY, FAURÉ & RAVEL

CLAUDE DEBUSSY:

Arabesques (2); No. 1 Andante con moto

Rêverie

Suite Bergamasque: 3. Clair de lune

Children's Corner; 5. The Little Shepherd

La plus que lente

Préludes - Book 1:

1. Danseuses de Delphes

2. Voiles

8. La fille aux cheveux de lin

10. La cathédrale engloutie

12. Minstrels

GABRIEL FAURÉ:

Barcarolle No. 6 in E flat major Op. 70

MAURICE RAVEL:

Pavane pour une infante défunte

Miroirs, 5 pieces for piano; 2. Oiseaux triste

Menahem Pressler (piano)

DG 4798756 (CD)

 

FALLA: FANTASIA BAETICA & OTHER PIANO MUSIC

MANUEL DE FALLA::

4 Piezas Españolas - #1 Aragonesa

4 Piezas Españolas - #2 Cubana

4 Piezas Españolas - #3 Montañesa

4 Piezas Españolas - #4 Andaluza

El Sombrero De Tres Picos - #2 Danza De Los Vecinos

El Sombrero De Tres Picos - #3 Danza Del Molinero

El Sombrero De Tres Picos - #1 Danza De La Molinera

Canto De Los Remeros Del Volga

El Amor Brujo - #1 Pantomima

El Amor Brujo - #2 Canción Del Fuego Fatuo

El Amor Brujo - #3 Danza Del Terror

El Amor Brujo - #4 El Círculo Mágico: Romance Del Pescador

El Amor Brujo - #5 Danza Ritual Del Fuego

Homenaje, 'Pour Le Tombeau De Claude Debussy'

La Vida Breve - Segunda Danza Española

Fantasia Baetica

Garrick Ohlsson (piano)

Hyperion CDA68177 (CD)

 

F. COUPERIN & FORQUERAY - PIECES DE VIOLES

FRANÇOIS COUPERIN:

Première Suite en Mi Mineur

Concert No. 10 (les Goûts réunis) in A minor

ANTOINE FORQUERAY:

Pièce à trois violes en Ré Mineur

La Girouette in G Minor

FRANÇOIS COUPERIN:

Deuxième Suite en La Mineur

Atsushi Sakaï (viola da gamba), Christophe Rousset (harpsichord), Marion Martineau (continuo gamba), Isabelle Saint-Yves

Aparté AP166 (CD)


 

BARTÓK: VIOLIN CONCERTOS NOS. 1 & 2

BÉLA BARTÓK:

Violin Concerto No. 1, BB48a, Sz 36

Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz 112

Renaud Capuçon (violin) London Symphony Orchestra, François-Xavier Roth

Erato 9029570807 (CD)

 

THE GLUEPOT CONNECTION: CHORAL MUSIC BY IRELAND, RAWSTHORNE, WARLOCK, BAX, ALAN BUSH, LUTYENS, WALTON & EJ MOERAN

PETER WARLOCK:

The Full Heart

ALAN RAWSTHORNE:

4 Seasonal Songs

JOHN IRELAND:

The Hills

ARNOLD BAX:

I Sing of a Maiden That Is Makeless

Like Rivers Flowing

FREDERICK DELIUS:

On Craig Dhu (An impression of nature)

ELISABETH LUTYENS:

Verses of Love

ERNEST JOHN MOERAN:

Songs of Springtime

WILLIAM WALTON:

Where does the uttered music go?

JOHN IRELAND:

Twilight Night

ALAN BUSH:

Lidice

ARNOLD BAX:

Mater Ora Filium

Londinium Chamber Choir, Andrew Griffiths

Somm SOMM0108 (CD)

 

9.30am – Building a Library – Iain Burnside on Debussy’s Preludes Book 1

 

 

Composer:      Debussy

 

Piece:              Preludes – Book 1

 

Reviewer:        Iain Burnside

 

 

Recommended Recording:

 

Debussy: Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol.1

Jean-Yves Thibaudet (conductor)

Decca 4520222 (digital download)

 

 

 

Other Recommended Recordings:

 

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

 

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Chandos CHAN 10421          

 

Alfred Cortot

Biddulph LHW006

 

Steven Osborne

Hyperion CDA67530

 

 

 

10.20am New Releases:

 

HANDEL ARIAS

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL:

Oreste: "Agitato da fiere tempeste"

Serse: "Frondi tenere", "Ombra mai fu", "Crude furie degli orridi abissi"

Rinaldo: "Cara sposa, amante cara", "Venti, turbini, prestate"

Imeneo: "Se potessero i sospir’ miei"

Il pastor fido, HWV8a:"Sento brillar nel sen"

Rodelinda: "Pompe vane di morte", "Dove sei amato bene"

Giulio Cesare in Egitto: "Se in fiorito ameno prato"

Ariodante: "Scherza infida, in grembo al drudo", "Dopo notte, altra e funesta"

Partenope, HWV 27: "Ch’io parta?"

Franco Fagioli (countertenor), Il Pomo d'Oro, Zefira Valova  (violin and director)

DG 4797541 (CD)

 

BEETHOVEN: STRING QUARTETS, OP. 18 NOS 1-3

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN:

String Quartet No. 1 in F major, Op. 18 No. 1

String Quartet No. 2 in G major, Op. 18 No. 2

String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 18 No. 3

Eybler Quartet

Coro COR16164 (CD)

 

1045 New Releases: Nicholas Baragwanath on opera DVDs

 

MOZART: DES KÖNIGS ZAUBERFLÖTE ('THE KING'S MAGIC FLUTE')

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART:

Gerd Anthoff (“Real” Papageno), Jorg Durmuller (Tamino / Emperor Franz Joseph I), Susanne Bernhard (Pamina / Empress Elisabeth), Antje Botterlich (Queen of the Night / Archduchess Sophie of Austria), Tareq Nazmi (Sarastro / King Ludwig II), Jochen Kupfer (Papageno / Duke Max Emanuel in Bavaria), Martin Petzold (Monostatos / Prince Bismarck)

Orchestra Klangverwaltung & Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern, Enoch Zu Guttenberg

Farao D108094 (2 DVDs or Blu-ray)

 

MONTEVERDI: IL RITORNO D'ULISSE IN PATRIA

CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI:

Rolando Villazón (Ulisse), Magdalena Kožená (Pénélope), Katherine Watson (Junon), Kresimir Spicer (Eumée), Anne-Catherine Gillet (L’Amour/Minerve), Isabelle Druet (La Fortune/Mélantho), Maarten Engeltjes (La Fragilité humaine/ Pisandre), Callum Thorpe (Le Temps/Antinoüs), Lothar Odinius (Jupiter/ Amphinome), Jean Teitgen (Neptune), Mathias Vidal (Télémaque), Emiliano Gonzalez Toro (Eurymaque), Jörg Schneider (Irus), Elodie Méchain (Euryclée)

Le Concert d'Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm

Erato 9029573812 (2 DVDs)

 

TCHAIKOVSKY: PIQUE DAME

PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY:

Misha Didyk (Hermann), Alexey Markov (Count Tomsky/Zlator), Vladimir Stoyanov (Prince Yeletsky), Andrei Popov (Chekalinsky), Andrii Goniukov (Surin), Mikahil Makarov (Chaplitsky), Anatoli Sivko (Narumov), Svetlana Aksenova (Liza), Larissa Diadkova (The Countess), Anna Goryachova (Polina/Milovzor)

Chorus of Dutch National Opera, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Mariss Jansons

C Major 743908 (2 DVDs or Blu-ray)

 

GIORDANO: FEDORA

UMBERTO GIORDANO:

Fedora

Daniela Dessì (Fedora), Fabio Armiliato (Loris), Alfonso Antoniozzi (De Siriex), Daria Kovalenko (Olga)

Orchestra and Chorus of Carlo Felice Theatre, Valerio Galli

Dynamic 57772 (DVD or Blu-ray)

 

11.45am – Disc of the Week

BRAHMS: SYMPHONIES NOS. 1-4 (COMPLETE)

JOHANNES BRAHMS:

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Robin Ticciati

Linn CKD601 (2 CDs)

 

 

 

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