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Andrew McGregor with Richard Morrison and Elin Manahan Thomas

Building a Library on Dvorak's Second Piano Quintet with Richard Morrison; Elin Manahan Thomas reviews new Baroque releases of music by Louis and Francois Couperin and Bach.

9.30
Building a Library: Dvorak's Second Piano Quintet in A major, with Richard Morrison.
Written amid the wooded countryside at Dvorak's summer house to the south west of Prague, the A major Piano Quintet open-hearted masterpiece is both joyful and poignant.

10:45
Elin Manahan Thomas reviews new releases of music from the Baroque including recordings on clavichord, harpsichord and piano of music by Louis and Francois Couperin and CPE Bach.

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

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Violin Concerto Op. 35 i. Moderato nobile

    Performer: Liza Ferschtman. Orchestra: Prague Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jiri Malát.
    • Challenge Classics.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Mass vi. Gloria (opening)

    Performer: Kevin Vortmann. Singer: Sarah Uriarte Berry. Choir: Street Chorus Cast. Choir: Westminster Symphonic Choir. Choir: Temple University Concert Choir. Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Piano Concerto No. 2 in B minor

    Performer: Mark Bebbington. Orchestrator: Robert Matthew-Walker. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Jan Latham-Koenig.
    • Somm.
  • Sigfrid Karg-Elert

    Rondo Alla Campanella Op. 156

    Performer: Stefan Engels.
    • Priory.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Gloria in D Major RV 589: i) Gloria in excelsis

    Singer: Julia Lezhneva. Singer: Franco Fagioli. Choir: Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera. Orchestra: I Barrochisti. Conductor: Diego Fasolis.
    • Decca.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Gloria in D Major RV 589: ii) Et in terra pax

    Singer: Julia Lezhneva. Singer: Franco Fagioli. Choir: Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera. Orchestra: I Barrochisti. Conductor: Diego Fasolis.
    • Decca.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Gloria in D Major RV 589: iii) Laudamus te

    Singer: Julia Lezhneva. Singer: Franco Fagioli. Choir: Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera. Orchestra: I Barrochisti. Conductor: Diego Fasolis.
    • Decca.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Gloria in D Major RV 589: iv) Gratias agimus tibi

    Singer: Julia Lezhneva. Singer: Franco Fagioli. Choir: Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera. Orchestra: I Barrochisti. Conductor: Diego Fasolis.
    • Decca.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Gloria in D Major RV 589: vi) Propter magnum gloriam

    Singer: Julia Lezhneva. Singer: Franco Fagioli. Choir: Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera. Orchestra: I Barrochisti. Conductor: Diego Fasolis.
    • Decca.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Filiae Maestae Jerusalem (Miserere RV638): Sed tenebris diffusis

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Choir: Salzburger Bachchor. Orchestra: Bach Consort Vienna. Conductor: Rubén Dubrovsky.
    • Gramola.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Stabat Mater, RV621: i) Stabat Mater dolorosa

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Choir: Salzburger Bachchor. Orchestra: Bach Consort Vienna. Conductor: Rubén Dubrovsky.
    • Gramola.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Stabat Mater, RV621: ii) Cujus animam gementem

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Choir: Salzburger Bachchor. Orchestra: Bach Consort Vienna. Conductor: Rubén Dubrovsky.
    • Gramola.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Stabat Mater, RV621: iii) O quam tristis

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Choir: Salzburger Bachchor. Orchestra: Bach Consort Vienna. Conductor: Rubén Dubrovsky.
    • Gramola.
  • Donato Ricchezza

    Los Santos Niños: Sinfonia II

    Singer: Federica Pagliuca. Singer: Marta Fumagalli. Singer: Luca Cervoni. Singer: Giuseppe Naviglio. Ensemble: Cappella Neopolitana. Conductor: Antonio Florio.
    • Glossa GCD 922610.
  • Donato Ricchezza

    Los Santos Niños: Giusto mio - O Pastore

    Singer: Federica Pagliuca. Singer: Marta Fumagalli. Singer: Luca Cervoni. Singer: Giuseppe Naviglio. Ensemble: Cappella Neopolitana. Conductor: Antonio Florio.
    • Glossa GCD 922610.
  • Donato Ricchezza

    Los Santos Niños: Udite impertinenza! - Sia trionfo

    Singer: Federica Pagliuca. Singer: Marta Fumagalli. Singer: Luca Cervoni. Singer: Giuseppe Naviglio. Ensemble: Cappella Neopolitana. Conductor: Antonio Florio.
    • Glossa GCD 922610.
  • Donato Ricchezza

    Los Santos Niños: O fiamme volanti

    Singer: Federica Pagliuca. Singer: Marta Fumagalli. Singer: Luca Cervoni. Singer: Giuseppe Naviglio. Ensemble: Cappella Neopolitana. Conductor: Antonio Florio.
    • Glossa GCD 922610.
  • Gottfried von Einem

    Der Beush Der Alten Dame (Act 1 Zwischenspiel 1)

    Performer: Christa Ludwig. Performer: Eberhard Waechter. Performer: Fritz Sperlbauer. Performer: Karl Terkal. Ensemble: Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera. Conductor: Horst Stein.
    • Orfeo.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Jesu meine Freude

    Performer: Dirk Börner.
    • Speculation on JS Bach.
    • Pan Classics.
    • 10.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wenn wir in hochsten Nothen sein BWV 641

    Performer: Michael Form. Performer: Marie Rouquie. Performer: Etienne Floutier. Performer: Dirk Börner.
    • Speculation on J.S. Bach.
    • Pan Classics.
    • 11.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Trio sonata in B major BWV 584

    Performer: Michael Form. Performer: Marie Rouquie. Performer: Etienne Floutier. Performer: Dirk Börner.
    • Speculation on J.S. Bach.
    • Pan Classics.
    • 14.
  • Frank Martin

    Mass for two four-part choirs

    Ensemble: DR VokalEnsemblet. Conductor: Marcus Creed.
    • OUR Recordings.

Record Review

9.00am  

KORNGOLD: VIOLIN CONCERTO AND BERNSTEIN: SERENADE

ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

LEONARD BERNSTEIN:

Serenade (after Plato's 'Symposium')

Liza Ferschtman (violin), Het Gelders Orkest conducted by Christian Vasquez, Prague Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jiri Malat.

Challenge Classics CC72755 (Hybrid SACD)

 

BERNSTEIN: MASS

LEONARD BERNSTEIN:

Mass

Kevin Vortmann (Celebrant) Philadelphia Orchestra, Westminster Symphonic Choir, Temple University Concert Choir, The American Boychoir, Temple University Diamond Marching Band, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

DG 4835009 (2 CDs)

 

GRIEG & DELIUS: PIANO CONCERTOS

EDVARD GRIEG:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16

FREDERICK DELIUS:

Piano Concerto in C Minor (1907 version)

EDVARD GRIEG:

Piano Concerto in B Minor (fragment) (arr. R. Matthew-Walker for piano and orchestra)

Piano Concerto in B Minor, EG 120 (Fragment) [Arr. R. Matthew-Walker for Piano]

FREDERICK DELIUS:

3 Preludes, RT IX / 8

2 Pieces for Small Orchestra, RT VI / 19

Mark Bebbington (piano), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Jan Latham-Koenig

Somm SOMM269 (CD)

 

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: COMPLETE ORGAN WORKS VOL. 15

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT:

Variations in E on Handel's 'The Harmonious Blacksmith', B49

Symphonie Pastorale B17 from Bach's Christmas Oratorio

Echo B16 from Bach's Keyboard Partita BWV831

Abendlied B85 from Schumann's 12 Pieces for Piano, Op. 85

Dialog B68 / 3 from Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words, Op. 38

Cantilene B68 / 1 from Mendelssohn's Song's Without Words, Op. 19

Wiegenlied B60 from Kjerulf's Three Pieces for Piano, Op. 4

Sunrise, Op. 7 No. 1

Elegy, Op. 18 No. 2

Morgensegen, Op. 10 No. 1

Canzone, Op. 46b

Angelus, Op. 27

Rondo alla Campanella, Op. 156

Kaleidoscope, Op. 144

Stefan Engels (Steinmeyer organ of Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway)

Priory PRCD1185 (CD)

 

9.30am – Building a Library –
Richard Morrison on Dvorak’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op 81

 

 

 

Composer:      Dvorak

 

Piece:              Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op 81

 

Reviewer:        Richard Morrison

 


Recommended Recording:

Boris Giltburg (piano), Pavel Nikl (viola)
Pavel Haas Quartet
Supraphon  SU41952 (CD)

 


Other Recommended Recordings:

 

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

 

András Schiff (piano),
Panocha Quartet
Elatus 2564603362 (digital download)

 

Jacob Lateiner (piano), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello),  Israel Baker (violin), Jascha Heifetz (violin), Joseph de Pasquale (viola)
RCA  G010003290609L (CD)

 

 

 

10.20am New Releases – Vocal and Opera

 

VIVALDI: GLORIA

ANTONIO VIVALDI:

Gloria in D major, RV589

Nisi Dominus (Psalm 126), RV608

Nulla in mundo pax sincera, motet for soprano, strings & continuo, RV 630

Julia Lezhneva (soprano), Franco Fagioli (countertenor), I Barocchisti, Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Diego Fasolis

Decca 4833874 (CD)

 

VIVALDI: STABAT MATER & GLORIA

ANTONIO VIVALDI:

Concerto RV 156 in G minor

Sonata for 2 Violins & Viola in E-Flat Major, RV 130 "Santo Sepolcro"

Filiae maestae Jerusalem, RV 638

Stabat Mater, RV621

Lauda, Jerusalem, RV609

Gloria in D major, RV589

Joowon Chung (soprano), Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Salzburger Bachchor, Bach Consort Wien, Rubén Dubrovsky

Gramola GRAM99165 (CD)

 

RICCHEZZA: LOS SANTOS NIÑOS

DONATO RICCHEZZA:

Los Santos Niños

GAETANO VENEZIANO:

San Antonio da Padova: Sinfonia

Il Tobia sposo: Sinfonia

La gara degli elementi: La pietà di goccia ardente

Marta Fumagalli (San Giusto), Federica Pagliuca (San Pastore), Luca Cervoni (Soldato) & Giuseppe Naviglio (Daciano), Cappella Neapolitana, Antonio Florio

Glossa GCD922610 (CD)

 

EINEM: DER BESUCH DER ALTEN DAME (THE VISIT)

GOTTFRIED VON EINEM:

Der Besuch der alten Dame, Op. 35

Christa Ludwig (Claire Zachanassian), Wolfgang Peschel (Gatte VII), Elmer Breneis (Gatte IX), Heinz Zednik (Der Butler), Erich Trachtenberg (Toby), Klaus Peters (Roby), Fritz Sperlbauer (Loby), Karl Terkal (Koby), Eberhard Wächter (Ill), Emmy Loose (Siene Frau), Ana Higueras-Aragón (Seine Tochter), Ewald Aichberger (Sein Sohn), Hans Beirer (Der Burgermeister), Manfred Jungwirth (Der Pfarrer), Hans Hotter (Der Lehrer), Siegfried Rudolf Frese (Der Arzt), Alois Pernerstorfer (Der Polizist), Laurence Dutoit (Erste Frau), Margarete Sjöstedt (Zweite Frau), Kurt Equiluz (Hofbauer), Harald Pröglhöf (Helmesberger) Hans Christian (Bahnhofsvorstand), Hans Braun (Zugfuhrer), Franz Machala (Kondukteur), Wilhelm Lenninger (Pressemann), Hans Braun (Kameramann), Julius Suchey (Eine Stimme)), Chor und Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Horst Stein

Orfeo C930182I (2 CDs)

 

1050 New Releases: Elin Manahan Thomas on Couperin and Bach

 

SPECULATION ON JS BACH: RECONSTRUCTED CHAMBER MUSIC & CHORALS

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH:

Flute Sonata in A Major, BWV 1032 (Reconstructed by M. Form)

Das Orgelbuchlein: O Mensch, bewein' dein Sünde groß, BWV 622 (Arr. for Chamber Ensemble)

6 Schubler Chorales: Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter, BWV 650 (Arr. for Chamber Ensemble)

Viola da gamba Sonata in D Major, BWV 1028 (Reconstructed by M. Form)

DIRK BORNER:

Choralbearbeitung über Jesu meine Freude (after J.S. Bach's BWV 794)

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH:

Das Orgelbuchlein: Wenn wir in höchsten Nöthen sein, BWV 641 (Arr. for Chamber Ensemble)

Largo & Allegro, BWV Anh. 111: Largo (Arr. for Chamber Ensemble)

18 Chorales "Leipziger": Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, BWV 655 (Arr. for Chamber Ensemble)

Trio in G Minor, BWV 584 (Arr. for Chamber Ensemble)

Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 676 (arr. for chamber ensemble)

Das Orgelbüchlein: Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 (Arr. for Chamber Ensemble)

18 Chorales "Leipziger": An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653 (Arr. for Chamber Ensemble)

DIRK BORNER:

Choralbearbeitung über Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten (after J.S. Bach's BWV 797)

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH:

Prelude & Fugue in E Minor, BWV 548 "Wedge": Prelude (Arr. for Chamber Ensemble)

The Well-tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude in G Minor, BWV 885 (Arr. for Chamber Ensemble)

Prelude & Fugue in E Minor, BWV 548 "Wedge": Fugue (Arr. for Chamber Ensemble)

Michael Form (recorder), Marie Rouquié (violin), Étienne Floutier (viol), Dirk Borner (harpsichord)

Pan Classics PC10384 (CD)

 

C P E BACH - SOLO KEYBOARD MUSIC VOLUME 35

CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH:

Sonata in E minor, Wq. 59 / 1 (H281)

Fantasie (Rondo) in G, Wq. 59 / 2 (H268)

Keyboard Sonata in B flat major, Wq. 59 / 3 (H282)

Rondo in C minor, Wq. 59 / 4 (H283)

Fantasia for keyboard in F major, Wq. 59 / 5 (H279)

Fantasia for keyboard in C major, Wq. 59 / 6 (H284)

Variations on Ich schlief, da träumte mir, Wq. 118 / 1, H. 69

Arioso sostenuto in A Major, Wq. 79, H. 535 (Solo Keyboard Version)

Miklos Spanyi (tangent piano)

BIS BIS2260 (CD)

 

COUPERIN: PIÈCES DE CLAVECIN, TROISIÈME LIVRE

FRANÇOIS COUPERIN:

Pièces de clavecin, Livre III, Treizième ordre en Si Mineur

Pièces de clavecin, Livre III, Treizième ordre en Si Mineur Pièces de clavecin, Livre III, Treizième ordre en Si Mineur, les Folies françaises ou les Dominos

Pièces de clavecin, Livre III, Treizième ordre en Si Mineur Pièces de clavecin, Livre III, Treizième ordre en Si Mineur

Pièces de clavecin, Livre III, Dix-huitième ordre en Fa Majeur

Pièces de clavecin, Livre I, Troisième ordre en Ut Mineur

Blandine Verlet (Harpsichord)

Aparté AP170 (CD)

 

LOUIS COUPERIN: DANCES FROM THE BAUYN MANUSCRIPT

LOUIS COUPERIN:

Dances From The Bauyn Manuscript

Pavel Kolesnikov (piano)

Hyperion CDA68224 (CD)

 

11.45am – Disc of the Week

THE SECRET MASS: CHORAL WORKS BY FRANK MARTIN AND BOHUSLAV MARTINU

FRANK MARTIN:

Mass for Double Choir

BOHUSLAV MARTINU:

4 Songs of the Virgin Mary, H. 235

FRANK MARTIN:

Songs of Ariel

BOHUSLAV MARTINU:

Romance of the Dandelions, H. 364

Klaudia Kidon (soprano), Hanna-Maria Strand (alto), Emil Lykke (tenor), Daniel Åberg (drum), Danish National Vocal Ensemble, Marcus Creed

OUR Recordings 6220671 (Hybrid SACD)

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