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Andrew McGregor with Andrew Mellor and Caroline Gill

Building a Library on Widor's Organ Symphony no 5 with Andrew Mellor; plus new releases of chamber music including Beethoven Cello Sonatas with Caroline Gill.

new releases of chamber music including Brahms Cello Sonatas with Caroline Gill
with Andrew McGregor

9.30
Building a Library: Widor's Organ Symphony no 5 with Andrew Mellor

Charles-Marie Widor composed the Symphony for Organ No. 5 in F minor in 1879. It's fifth movement, known as Widor's Toccata is one of the most famous pieces for organ, a favourite choice of recessional music at wedding ceremonies. Following Widor's example, this style of toccata became a very popular movement type in French Romantic organ music. The rest of this organ symphony is well worth hearing as well.

10.45
Andrew talks to Caroline Gill about new releases of chamber music including Beethoven Cello Sonatas

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

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Three Dance Episodes from 'On the Town', iii) Times Square 1944

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Christian Lindberg.
    • On the Waterfront.
    • BIS.
    • 22.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Suscipe quaeso Domine (Part 1)

    Ensemble: The Gesualdo Six. Conductor: Owain Park.
    • English Motets.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Amy Beach

    Violin Sonata in A minor Op. 34 ii. Scherzo

    Performer: Thomas Albertus Irnberger. Performer: Barbara Moser.
    • Ladies' Night.
    • Gramola.
    • 2.
  • Julius Röntgen

    Zwiegesprache no. V

    Composer: Amanda Rontgen. Performer: Bengt Forsberg.
    • Amanda & Julius.
    • dB Productions.
    • 6.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    On The Waterfront Symphonic Suite

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Christian Lindberg.
    • On the Waterfront.
    • BIS.
    • 14.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Preludes Op. 28, No. 7

    Performer: Julien Brocal.
    • Rubicon.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Preludes Op. 28, No. 8

    Performer: Julien Brocal.
    • Rubicon.
  • Elliott Carter

    Epigrams: I

    Performer: Isabelle Faust. Performer: Jean-Quihen Queyras. Performer: Pierre‐Laurent Aimard.
    • Ondine.
  • Elliott Carter

    Epigrams: 2

    Performer: Isabelle Faust. Performer: Jean-Quihen Queyras. Performer: Pierre‐Laurent Aimard.
    • Ondine.
  • Elliott Carter

    Epigrams: 3

    Performer: Isabelle Faust. Performer: Jean-Quihen Queyras. Performer: Pierre‐Laurent Aimard.
    • Ondine.
  • Sally Beamish

    Intrada e Fuga (i. Intrada)

    Performer: Fenella Humphreys.
    • Champs Hill Records.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No. 3 in D Minor: VI. Langsam. Ruhevoll. Empfunden

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor.
    • BR-Klassik.
    • 205.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Symphony No. 6 in E minor

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
    • Onyx.

Record Review

9.00am  

BERNSTEIN: ON THE WATERFRONT

LEONARD BERNSTEIN:

Candide – Overture

West Side Story: Symphonic Dances

Fancy Free: Three Dances

On the Waterfront: Symphonic Suite

Dance Episodes (3) from ‘On The Town'

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Lindberg

BIS BIS2278 (Hybrid SACD)

 

ENGLISH MOTETS

THOMAS TALLIS:

Suscipe Quaeso Domine

WILLIAM BYRD:

Vigilate

THOMAS TALLIS:

Loquebantur Variis Linguis

THOMAS TOMKINS:

When David Heard

THOMAS TALLIS:

If Ye Love Me

JOHN SHEPPARD:

Libera Nos, Salva Nos I

WILLIAM BYRD:

Miserere Mei, Deus

ROBERT WHITE:

Christe, Qui Lux Es & Dies I

JOHN DUNSTAPLE:

Veni Sancte Spiritus / Veni Creator Spiritus

THOMAS MORLEY:

Haec Dies

JOHN TAVERNER:

Quemadmodum

WILLIAM CORNYSH:

Ave Maria, Mater Dei

ORLANDO GIBBONS:

O Lord, In Thy Wrath Rebuke Me Not

ROBERT PARSONS:

Deliver Me From Mine Enemies

WILLIAM BYRD:

Ne Irascaris, Domine - 1. Ne Irascaris, Domine

Ne Irascaris, Domine - 2. Civitas Sancti Tui

JOHN SHEPPARD:

Libera Nos, Salva Nos II

The Gesualdo Six, Owain Park

Hyperion CDA68256 (CD)

 

LADIES’ NIGHT

AMY BEACH:

Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 34

LUISE ADOLPHA LE BEAU:

Romanze, Op. 35

PAULINE VIARDOT-GARCIA:

Violin Sonatine in A Minor

AMANDA RÖNTGEN-MAIER:

6 Pieces for Violin & Piano

MARIA THERESIA VON PARADIS:

Sicilienne

DORA PEJAČEVIĆ:

Elégie in E-Flat Major, Op. 34

Romanze in F Major, Op. 22

Thomas Albertus Irnberger (violin) & Barbara Moser (piano)

Gramola GRAM99153 (Hybrid SACD)

 

AMANDA & JULIUS - WORKS FOR PIANO

AMANDA MAIER

Prelude No. 15 in C major

Prelude No. 1 in F major

Prelude No. 25 in F minor

Prelude No. 24 in B major

Prelude No. 2 in G minor

Prelude No. 23 in D flat major

Prelude No. 10 in C sharp minor

Prelude No. 21 in E flat major

Prelude No. 3 in D major

JULIUS RÖNTGEN:

Julklapp, Op. 12

Zwiegespräche (Röntgen and Maier)

JULIUS RÖNTGEN:

Adagio in D for violin and organ

trad.: Neckens Polska, Op. 11

Bengt Forsberg (piano and organ)

dB Productions DBCD185 (CD)

 

 

9.30am – Building a Library –
Andrew Mellor on Widor’s
Organ Symphony No.5 in F minor, Op. 42 No.1

 

 

 

Composer:      Widor

 

Piece:              Organ Symphony No.5 in F minor, Op. 42 No.1

 

Reviewer:        Andrew Mellor

 

 

Recommended Recording:

Kåre Nordstoga. (Cavaillé-Coll organ of l'Abbatiale Saint Etienne de Caen)

Simax PSC 1073

 

 

Other Recommended Recordings:

 

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

Daniel Chorzempa (organ)

Philips 410 054-2

 

Ian Tracey (organ)

Chandos CHAN 9271

 

Jan Szypowski (organ)

DUX 0307

 

10.20am Highlights from BBC Music Magazine Awards

 

CHOPIN: LES ÉTATS D'AME

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN:

Preludes (24), Op. 28

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marche funèbre'

Julien Brocal (piano)

Rubicon RCD 1001 (CD)

 

ELLIOTT CARTER: LATE WORKS

ELLIOTT CARTER:

Interventions

Dialogues

Dialogues II

Soundings

2 Controversies and a Conversation

Instances

Epigrams

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), Colin Currie (percussion), Isabelle Faust (violin), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Oliver Knussen

Ondine ODE12962 (CD)

 

ALL WHO WANDER

GUSTAV MAHLER:

Rückert-Lieder (5 songs)

Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit, Book 2: No. 2. Ich ging mit Lust

Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit, Book 1: No. 2. Erinnerung

Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit, Book 3: No. 3. Scheiden und Meiden

ANTONIN DVORAK:

Cigánské melodie, Op. 55, B. 104 (Zigeunermelodien) [Sung in Czech]

JEAN SIBELIUS:

Six Songs, Op. 36, No. 1. Svarta rosor (Black Roses)

Six Songs, Op. 36, No. 4. Säv, säv, susa (Reed, Reed, Rustle)

5 Songs, Op. 37: No. 5. Flickan kom ifran sin alsklings mote (The girl returned from meeting her lover)

7 Songs, Op. 13: No. 2. Kyssens hopp (Kiss's Hope) (version for voice and piano)

6 Songs, Op. 36: No. 5. Marssnon (The March Snow)

5 Songs, Op. 37: No. 4. Var det en dröm? (Was it a dream?) (version for voice and piano)

Jamie Barton (mezzo), Brian Zeger (piano)

Delos DE3494 (CD)

 

BACH2 THE FUTURE VOL. 2

ADRIAN SUTTON:

Arpeggiare Variations

EUGENE YSAŸE:

Sonata in D Minor, Op. 27 No. 3 ‘Ballade’

SALLY BEAMISH:

Intrada e Fuga

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH:

Sonata in C Major, BWV 1005 No. 3

PETER MAXWELL DAVIES:

Sonatina for Violin Alone, Op. 334

IGOR STRAVINSKY:

Élégie

JEAN SIBELIUS:

En glad musikant, JS40

Fenella Humphreys (violin)

Champs Hill Records CHRCD118 (CD)

 

MAHLER: SYMPHONY NO. 3

GUSTAV MAHLER:

Symphony No. 3

Gerhild Romberger (mezzo-soprano), Augsburger Domsingknaben, Frauenchor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Bernard Haitink

BR Klassik 900149 (2 CDs)

 

 

1050 New Releases: Caroline Gill on French etc…

 

DEBUSSY ET SES AMIS

CLAUDE DEBUSSY:

Arabesques (2)

Suite bergamasque, L. 75 (Arr. J. Beirão for Flute & Piano)

ALBERT ROUSSEL:

Joueurs de Flûte, Op. 27

CLAUDE DEBUSSY:

Syrinx for solo flute

PAUL DUKAS:

La plainte, au loin, du faune … (arr. L. Lafleurance for flute and piano)

FRANCIS POULENC:

Flute Sonata, Op. 164

MAURICE RAVEL:

Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera, M. 51 (Arr. L. Fleury for Flute & Piano)

Christian Mattick (flute), Matthias Huth (piano)

Genuin GEN18600 (CD)

 

TRAINS OF THOUGHT

FRANCIS POULENC:

Trio for piano, oboe and bassoon

VIET CUONG:

Trains of Thought

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH:

The Gadfly - Concert Suite, Op. 97a - VIII. Romance (Arr. A. Trofimov for Oboe, Bassoon & Piano)

A Spin Through Moscow (Arr. A. Trofimov for Oboe, Bassoon & Piano)

JEAN FRANÇAIX:

Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano

GIOACHINO ROSSINI:

Semiramide: Fantaisie concertante (Arr. E Jancourt & C. Triébert for Oboe, Bassoon & Piano)

Poulenc Trio: Irina Kaplan Lande (piano), Liang Wang (oboe), Bryan Young (bassoon)

Delos DE3543 (CD)

 

METAMORPHOSES - TRIOS FOR CLARINET, VIOLA & PIANO

ROBERT SCHUMANN:

Märchenerzählungen (4) for Clarinet, Viola & Piano, Op. 132

LEO SMIT:

Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART:

Clarinet Trio in E flat major, K498 "Kegelstatt-Trio"

JEAN FRANÇAIX:

Trio for Clarinet, Viola & Piano

Jean Johnson (clarinet), Roeland Jagers (viola), Ilona Timchenko (piano)

Music & Media MMC122 (CD)

 

MOZART DIVERTIMENTO & PRELUDES TO BACH

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART:

Preludes & Fugues (6) for string trio, K404a

Divertimento in E flat major, K563

Jonathan Crow (violin), Douglas McNabney (viola) & Matt Haimovitz (cello)

Pentatone (Oxingale Series) PTC 5186 714 (Hybrid SACD)

BEETHOVEN: THE MUSIC FOR PIANO AND CELLO

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN:

Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Op. 5

Twelve Variations on 'Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen', Op. 66

Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 5

Twelve Variations on 'See the conqu'ring hero comes' WoO 45

Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69

Seven Variations on 'Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen' WoO 46

Sonata No. 1 in C Major, Op. 102

Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 102

David Breitman (cello), Jaap ter Linden (piano)

Nimbus (Alliance Series) NI6362 (2 CDs)

 

11.45am – Disc of the Week

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: SYMPHONIES NOS. 5 & 6

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS:

Symphony No. 5 in D major

Symphony No. 6 in E minor

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Manze

Onyx ONYX4184 (CD)

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