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Andrew McGregor with Alexandra Coghlan and David Owen Norris

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library.

with Andrew McGregor

9.30
Building a Library: Tallis's Lamentations of Jeremiah with Alexandra Coghlan

Thomas Tallis set the first and second lessons of Tenebrae for Maundy Thursday in the 1560s at a time when it was popular to make musical settings of the Holy Week readings from the Book of Jeremiah. These haunting settings are among Tallis's most performed pieces. Composed during the turbulent years of the mid 16th Century, Tallis's Lamentations have most often been read as a personal and private lament on the state of English religious life.

10.45
David Owen Norris reviews reissues of the great Chilean pianist Claudio Arrau known for his interpretations of a wide repertoire including especially Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann etc.

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

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite No. 2 In B Minor, BWV 1067. Matthaus-Passion, BWV244

    Performer: Juliette Hurel. Singer: Mailys De Villoutreys. Ensemble: Les Surprises. Conductor: Louis-Noël Bestion De Camboulas.
    • JS Bach: Inspiration.
    • Alpha.
    • 7.
  • Heinrich Schütz

    Historia der Auferstehung SWV 50

    Ensemble: La Chapelle Rhénane. Conductor: Benoît Haller.
    • Schütz: Auferstehungshistorie & Muskalische Exequien.
    • Christophorus.
    • 7.
  • Gottfried von Einem

    Stundenlied Op. 26

    Performer: Iveta Apkalna. Performer: Gábor Boldoczki. Singer: Ildikó Raimondi. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Franz Welser‐Möst.
    • Philadelphia Symphonie and other works.
    • Orfeo.
    • 15.
  • Michel Lambert

    Lecons de Tenebres

    Performer: Myriam Rignol. Performer: Thibaut Roussel. Singer: Marc Mauillon (French baritone).
    • Leçons de ténèbres.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 14.
  • Hieronymus Praetoriu

    Tulerunt Dominum meum

    Ensemble: Siglo De Oro. Conductor: Patrick Allies.
    • Hieronymus Praetorius: Missa Tulerunt Dominum meum.
    • Delphian.
    • 5.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Ich bin der Erste und der Letzte, TWV 1:816

    Singer: Werner Van Mechelen. Orchestra: Mannheimer Hofkapelle. Ensemble: Ex Tempore Soloists Ensemble. Conductor: Florian Heyerick.
    • Telemann: Aller Augen warten auf dich.
    • CPO.
    • 12.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Missa Solemnis, Op.123 - Kyria and Gloria

    Choir: Bach Collegium Japan. Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki.
    • Beethoven: Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123.
    • BIS.
    • 1.

Record Review

9.00am  

Bach Inspiration

BACH, J S: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor BWV1067; Partita in A minor for solo flute BWV1013; Easter Oratorio BWV249 (excerpt); Trio Sonata in G major BWV1038; Cantata BWV211 'Schweigt stille plaudert nicht' (Coffee Cantata) (excerpt); Ich habe genug BWV 82a

Juliette Hurel (flute), Mailys de Villoutreys (soprano), Ensemble Les Surprises, Louis-Noel Bestion de Camboulas (director)

ALPHA ALPHA358 (CD)

 

SCHUTZ: Auferstehungshistorie SWV50, Musikalische Exequien SWV 279-281 Op. 7

La Chapelle Rhenane, Benoit Haller

CHRISTOPHORUS CHR77417 (CD)

 

EINEM: Philadelphia Symphonie Op. 28; Geistliche Sonate Op. 38; Das Stundenlied Op. 26

Ildiko Raimondi (soprano), Iveta Apkalna (organ), Gabor Boldoczki (trumpet), Wiener Philharmoniker, Franz Welser-Most (conductor)

ORFEO C929181A (CD)

 

 

9.30am – Building a Library – Alexandra Coghlan on Thomas Tallis’ Lamentations of Jeremiah

 

 

Recommended Recording:

 

Tenebrae Consort, Nigel Short (conductor)

Signum SIGCD901

 

 

Other Recommended Recordings:

 

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

 

Hilliard Ensemble, Paul Hillier (conductor)

ECM 8333082

 

The Cardinall’s Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)

Hyperion  CDA68121

 

Clerks of the Choir of New College, Oxford, Edward Higginbottom (conductor)

CRD CRD3499

 

 

10.20am New Releases:

 

LAMBERT: Lecons de tenebres

Marc Mauillon (baritone), Myriam Rignol (viola da gamba), Thibaut Roussel (lute), Marouan Mankar-Bennis (keyboard)

HARMONIA MUNDI HMM90236364 (2CD)

 

Seven Words from the Cross

trad.: Were you there?; Amazing Grace; Wondrous Love; Deep River

BILLINGS: The New England Psalm Singer: When Jesus Wept; Jordan; David's Lamentation; In Deep Distress I Oft Have Cried

DISTLER: Geistliche Chormusik, Op. 12; Geistliche Chormusik, Op. 12: No. 5, Ich wollt, dass ich daheime wär

HILDEGARD: Caritas abundat

BUCKLEY: Break it Gently to my Mother

 POULENC: Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence (excerpt)

PORVALDSDOTTIR: Þann heilaga kross

MÄNTYJÄRVI: Death may dissolve

SHEPPARD: In manus tuas I

BRADBURY: Just As I Am

Carrie Cheron (alto), Sarah Moyer (soprano), Margot Rood (soprano), Clare McNamara (mezzo-soprano), Cory Klose (tenor), Douglas Dodson (counter-tenor), Alexander Nishibun (tenor), Fiona Gillespie Jackson (soprano), Dana Whiteside (baritone), Skylark Vocal Ensemble

SONO LUMINUS DSL92219 (Blu-ray audio + CD)

 

Hieronymus Praetorius: Missa Tulerunt Dominum Meum

LASSO: Responsorium

HANDL: Filiae Jerusalem nolite; Tulerunt Dominum meum

H. PRAETORIUS: O vos omnes; Missa Tulerunt Dominum meum

HASSLER: Deus, Deus meus

GABRIELI: Maria stabat ad monumentum

Siglo de Oro, Patrick Allies (director)

DELPHIAN DCD34208

 

Telemann Cantatas

TELEMANN: Aller Augen warten auf dich TVWV 1:66; In Christo gilt weder Beschneidung noch Vorhaut TVWV 1:929; Ich bin der Erste und der Letzte TVWV 1:816; Siehe, eine Jungfrau ist schwanger TVWV 1:1326

Sabine Goetz (soprano), Marnix De Cat (alto), Philippe Gagne (tenor), Werner Van Mechelen (bass) Ex Tempore, Mannheimer Hofkapelle, Florian Heyerick (conductor)

CPO CPO5550832 (CD)

 

1045 New Releases: David Owen Norris and Claudio Arrau

 

CLAUDIO ARRAU - COMPLETE PHILIPS RECORDINGS

Claudio Arrau (piano), Henryk Szeryng (violin), Janos Starker (cello)

Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.

Bernard Haitink, Eliahu Inbal, Colin Davis, Christoph von Dohnanyi,

Leonard Bernstein (conductors).

Decca 483 2984 (80 CDs)

 

11.45am – Disc of the Week

 

BEETHOVEN: Missa Solemnis in D Op. 123

Ann-Helen Moen (soprano), Roxana Constantinescu (mezzo-soprano), James Gilchrist (tenor), Benjamin Bevan (baritone), Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki (conductor)

BIS BIS2321 (Hybrid SACD)

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