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Andrew McGregor with Ivan Hewett and Natasha Loges

Building a Library on Brahms' Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op 68, with Ivan Hewett, plus Natasha Loges with new releases of lieder and songs from Schubert to Faure and Reynaldo Hahn.

with Andrew McGregor, plus guest Natasha Loges with her selection of new releases of lieder and songs.

9.30
Building a Library: Brahms; Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.68, with Ivan Hewett.

Brahms' 1st Symphony begins in struggle, in C minor, and progresses from the turbulent searing string line kept in check by the powerful, persistent timpani beat in the opening bars to a triumphant finale in C major by the end. The whole symphony feels in a sense like a battle. Although Brahms began to compose the first movement of his 1st Symphony in 1862, he took the best part of fourteen years to complete the whole symphony. During the intervening years, he composed the Variations on a Theme by Haydn, his Sextet and many solo piano pieces. When the 1st Symphony was finally premiered in 1876, it was hailed as the most significant since Schumann. There are echoes too of Beethoven's 5th Symphony which likewise progresses from C minor to C major.

10.30
Natasha Loges with new releases of lieder and songs from Schubert to Faure and Reynaldo Hahn.

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

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor Op. 30 No. 2; i) Allegro con brio

    Performer: Chloë Hanslip. Performer: Danny Driver.
    • Rubicon.
  • Franz Liszt

    La Leggierezza (Étude de concert S.144 No. 2)

    Performer: Eileen Joyce.
    • Decca Eloquence.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Op. 18 i) Morderato - Allegro

    Performer: Eileen Joyce. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf.
    • Decca Eloquence.
  • Anton Stepanovich Arensky

    Piano Trio in D minor Op. 32 ii. Scherzo

    Performer: Eileen Joyce. Performer: Henri Temianka. Performer: Antoni Sala.
    • Decca Eloquence.
  • George Malcolm

    Variations On A Theme Of Mozart

    Performer: Eileen Joyce. Performer: George Malcolm. Performer: Thurston Dart. Performer: Denis Vaughan.
    • Decca Eloquence.
  • Max Bruch

    Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor Op. 26 (2nd mvt.)

    Performer: Alfredo Campoli. Orchestra: New Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Royalton Kisch.
    • Decca Eloquence.
  • Henryk Wieniawski

    Caprice In A minor

    Performer: Alfredo Campoli. Performer: Eric Gritton.
    • Decca Eloquence.
  • Edward Elgar

    Violin Concerto in B minor Op. 61 iii) Allegro molto

    Performer: Alfredo Campoli. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Boult.
    • Decca Eloquence.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Tristesse d'Olympio

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: John Chest.
    • The Complete Songs of Fauré, Vol. 3.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 5.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80, Act III Scene 1: Mélisande's Song (version for voice and piano)

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Lorna Anderson.
    • The Complete Songs of Fauré, Vol. 3.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 13.
  • Reynaldo Hahn

    Piano Quartet No.3 in G major

    Performer: Tim Lowe. Performer: James Baillieu. Performer: Adam Newman. Performer: Benjamin Baker.
  • Reynaldo Hahn

    A Chloris

    Performer: James Baillieu. Performer: Benjamin Baker.
  • Albin Fries

    17 Lieder on Texts by Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Op. 50: No. 1, Widmung

    Performer: Ammiel Bushakevitz. Singer: Nina Bernsteiner.
    • Sisi Poems.
    • Gramola Records.
    • 1.
  • Albin Fries

    17 Lieder on Texts by Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Op. 50: No. 11, Du bist nicht wie eine Blume

    Performer: Ammiel Bushakevitz. Singer: Nina Bernsteiner.
    • Sisi Poems.
    • Gramola Records.
    • 11.
  • Franz Schubert

    Winterreise, Op. 89, D. 911 (Sung in English): No. 5. The Linden Tree

    Performer: Christopher Glynn. Singer: Roderick Williams.
    • Schubert: Winter Journey.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 5.
  • Franz Schubert

    Winterreise, Op. 89, D. 911 (Sung in English): No. 15. The Crow

    Performer: Christopher Glynn. Singer: Roderick Williams.
    • Schubert: Winter Journey.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 15.
  • Hubert Parry

    Bright Star

    Performer: Andrew West. Singer: James Gilchrist.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Blinde Kuh, Op.58 No.1

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Benjamin Appl.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Serenade Op.58 No.8

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Benjamin Appl.
  • Hubert Parry

    Whether I live or whether I die

    Performer: Andrew West. Singer: Sarah Fox.
  • William Walton

    Viola Concerto (1961 version)

    Performer: James Ehnes. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Chandos.

Record Review

9.00am 

RAVEL: MOTHER GOOSE

MAURICE RAVEL:

Ma Mère l'Oye (ballet)

Shéhérazade - Ouverture de féerie

Le Tombeau de Couperin

Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth

Harmonia Mundi HMM905281 (CD)

 

 

BEETHOVEN: VIOLIN SONATAS VOL. 2

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN:

Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23

Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 'Spring'

Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 No. 2

Chloë Hanslip (violin) & Danny Driver (piano)

Rubicon RCD1011 (CD)

 

PERPETUAL NIGHT: 17TH CENTURY AYRES AND SONGS

ROBERT JOHNSON:

Care-charming sleep

WILLIAM LAWES:

Justitia Sacrum (Whiles I this standing lake)

JOHN COPRARIO:

The Masque of Squires: Go, happy man

ROBERT RAMSEY:

What tears, dear Prince, can serve

WILLIAM LAWES:

Music, the master of thy art is dead

NICHOLAS LANIER:

Selected Ayres and Dialogues: No more shall meads

ROBERT RAMSEY:

Go, perjured man

JOHN JENKINS:

Pavan in F-Major

JOHN BANISTER:

Choice Ayres & Songs: Give me my lute

ROBERT RAMSEY:

Howl not, you ghosts and furies

WILLIAM LAWES:

Britannia Triumphans: Chorus "Britanocles the great and good appears" (King's Masque Final)

WILLIAM WEBB

Powerful Morpheus, let thy charms

JOHN HILTON:

The Judgment of Paris: Rise, princely shepherd

JAMES HART:

Choice Ayres & Songs: Adieu to the pleasures

JOHN BANISTER:

Choice Ayres & Songs: Amintas, that true hearted swain

JOHN BLOW:

Amphion Anglicus: Poor Celadon, he sighs in vain (Loving above himself)

MATTHEW LOCKE:

Little Consort of 3 Parts, Suite III: IV. Saraband

HENRY PURCELL:

Celestial Music: When Orpheus sang

JOHN JACKSON:

Choice Ayres & Songs: Phillis, oh! turn that face

JOHN BLOW:

Amphion Anglicus: Epilogue "Sing, sing, Ye Muses"

Lucile Richardot (Mezzo), Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé (Director)

Harmonia Mundi HMM902269 (CD)

 

 

 

9.30am – Building a Library – Ivan Hewett on Brahms – Symphony No. 1

 

 

Composer:      Brahms

Piece:              Symphony No. 1

Reviewer:        Ivan Hewett

 

Recommended Recording:

Berliner Philharmoniker; Wilhelm Furtwängler (conductor)

DG 4770062 (CD or digital download)


Other Recommended Recordings
:

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

Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR; Roger Norrington (conductor)
Hänssler HAEN93267 (3 SACDs)

Gewandhausorchester; Riccardo Chailly (conductor)
Decca 4787471 (3 CDs)

 

 

1020 – Reissues: Decca Eloquence

EILEEN JOYCE: THE COMPLETE STUDIO RECORDINGS

Eileen Joyce (piano)

Decca Eloquence 4826291 (10 CDs)

https://eloquenceclassics.com/releases/eileen-joyce-the-complete-studio-recordings/

 

ALFREDO CAMPOLI: THE BEL CANTO VIOLIN - VOLUME 2

FELIX MENDELSSOHN:

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

(Alfredo Campoli (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Eduard van Beinum)

MAX BRUCH:

Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26

(Alfredo Campoli (violin), New Symphony Orchestra, Royalton Kisch)

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

(Alfredo Campoli (violin), London Symphony Orchestra, Josef Krips)

FELIX MENDELSSOHN:

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

(Alfredo Campoli (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult)

Decca Eloquence ELQ4825171 (2 CDs)

 

ALFREDO CAMPOLI: THE BEL CANTO VIOLIN - VOLUME 3

ERNÖ DOHNÁNYI:

5 Pieces from "Ruralia Hungarica", Op.32a - Arr. Kreisler

NICCOLÒ PAGANINI:

24 Caprices for Violin, Op.1 - Arr.  Kreisler: No. 13, No. 2

La Campanella, Op.7

ZDENEK ANTONIN VACLAV FIBICH:

Poem, Op41:14

MANUEL MARIA PONCE:

Estrellita - Arr. Heifetz

FRANTISEK ALOIS DRDLA:

Souvenir, for violin and piano (1904)

JOSEPH-HECTOR FIOCCO:

Pièces de clavecin Op.1 - Arr. Bent, O'Neill: Allegro

FRANZ SCHUBERT:

The Bee, Op.13, No.9 - Arr. Kross

ISAAC ALBÉNIZ:

Tango - Arr. Dushkin

RICHARD FRANZ JOSEPH HEUBERGER:

Der Opernball. Overture - Arr. Fritz Kreisler: Midnight Bells

FELIX MENDELSSOHN:

Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, Op.34, No.2 - Arr. Achron

RICCARDO DRIGO:

Valse Bluette - Arr. Leopold Auer

EDWARD ELGAR:

La Capricieuse, Op. 17

SAMUEL GARDNER:

From the Canebrake

ANON.:

Deep River - Arr. Heifetz

CLAUDE DEBUSSY:

Préludes / Book 1, L.117 - Arr. for violin & piano: Minstrels

STEPHEN FOSTER: Old Folks at home - Arr. Kreisler

FRITZ KREISLER:

Praeludium and Allegro (in the style of Pugnani)

Liebesleid

Liebesfreud

Polichinelle, serenade

Schön Rosmarin

Caprice Viennois, Op. 2

Tambourin Chinois, Op. 3

IGNACY JAN PADEREWSKI:

Menuet Célèbre Op.14, No.1 in G

HENRYK WIENIAWSKI:

Caprice in E Flat Major

Étude-caprice, Op. 18 No. 4 in A minor

FRITZ KREISLER:

Rondino on a Theme by Beethoven

La Chasse (The Hunt) in the style of Jean-Baptiste Cartier

La Gitana

ENRIQUE GRANADOS:

Danza española, Op. 37 No. 5 'Andaluza'

GIUSEPPE TARTINI:

Variations on a Theme of Corelli

Alfredo Campoli (violin), George Malcolm (piano), Eric Gritton (piano)

Decca Eloquence  ELQ4825159 (2 CDs)

 

ALFREDO CAMPOLI: THE BEL CANTO VIOLIN - VOLUME 5

EDWARD ELGAR:

Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61

MAX BRUCH:

Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46

(Alfredo Campoli (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult)

ARTHUR BLISS:

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

Theme and Cadenza for violin

(Alfredo Campoli (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Arthur Bliss)

Decca Eloquence  ELQ4825143 (2 CDs)

 

10.55am New Releases – Natasha Loges on song recitals

THE COMPLETE SONGS OF FAURÉ, VOL. 3      

GABRIEL FAURÉ

3 Songs, Op. 8: Ici-bas!, Op. 8, No. 3

3 Songs, Op. 8: Au bord de l'eau, Op. 8, No. 1         

3 Songs, Op. 5: Chant d'automne, Op. 5, No. 1       

 

Vocalises: Vocalises: No. 13.

Tristesse d'Olympio   

Automne, Op. 18, No. 3         

2 Songs, Op. 46: Clair de lune, Op. 46, No. 2

Spleen, Op. 51, No. 3

4 Songs, Op. 39: Les roses d'Ispahan, Op. 39, No. 4

La rose, Op. 51, No. 4

2 Songs, Op. 76: Le parfum impérissable, Op. 76, No. 1

2 Songs, Op. 83: Soir, Op. 83, No. 2

Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80, Act III Scene 1: Mélisande's Song (version for voice and piano)     

Sérénade du Bourgeois gentilhomme

Ave Maria, Op. 67, No. 2       
Vocalise-étude: Vocalise-Etude

Le don silencieux, Op. 92      

Chanson, Op. 94

Vocalises: Vocalises: No. 24.

Mirages, Op. 113: No. 1. Cygne sur l'eau

Mirages, Op. 113: No. 2. Reflets dans l'eau

Mirages, Op. 113: No. 3. Jardin nocturne

Mirages, Op. 113: No. 4. Danseuse  

Lorna Anderson, Louise Kemény, Isobel Buchanan, Janis Kelly (sopranos); Sarah Connolly, Ann Murray (mezzos); Iestyn Davies (countertenor); John Chest; William Dazeley (baritones); Malcolm Martineau (piano)

Signum Classics SIGCD483 (CD)

 

CHAMBER MUSIC & SONG, VOLUME 1
REYNALDO HAHN

Piano Quartet No. 3 in G major

A Chloris

Vocalise-Ètude

Si mes vers avaient des ailes

Nocturne in E-Flat-Major

Piano Quintet in F sharp minor

James Baillieu (piano); Benjamin Baker (violin); Bartosz Woroch (violin);
Adam Newman (viola); Tim Lowe (cello)

Champs Hill Records CHRCD 139 (CD)

 

SISI POEMS: Top of Form

Bottom of Form

LIEDER DER KAISERIN ELISABETH
ALBIN FRIES
17 Lieder on Texts by Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Op. 50
Auf Sisis Spuren im Salzkammergut
Nina Bernsteiner (soprano); Ammiel Bushakevitz (piano);
Gerhard Schlüsslmayr (piano)
Gramola GRAM99164 (CD)

 

WINTER JOURNEY: FRANZ SCHUBERT’S WINTERREISE D.911
IN AN ENGLISH VERSION

FRANZ SCHUBERT
Goodnight 

The Weather Vane

Frozen Tears 

Frozen Solid

The Linden Tree 

Life Cycle 

On the River 

Turning Back 

Will-o'-the-wisp

Rest 

Dreaming of Spring 

Loneliness 

The post 

The Grey Head

The Crow 

Last Hope

In The Village 

Stormy Morning 

A Mirage

The Fingerpost

No Room At The Inn

Three Suns

The Hurdy-gurdy Man 

Top of Form

Bottom of Form

Roderick Williams (baritone); Christopher Glynn (piano)

Signum Classics SIGCD531 (CD)

 

TWELVE SETS OF ENGLISH LYRICS VOLUME II

SIR HUBERT PARRY

When Comes My Gwen

And yet I Love Her Till I Die

Love Is a Bable

O World, O Life, O Time

When We Two Parted

Gone Were but the Winter Cold

There Be None of Beauty's Daughters

Bright Star

Proud Maisie

Marian

Dirge in Woods

If Thou Wouldst Ease Thine Heart

What Part of Dread Eternity?

Love and Laughter

A Welsh Lullaby

Dream Pedlary

A Fairy Town

The Witches' Wood

Whether I Live

Armida's Garden

The Maiden

There
Sarah Fox (soprano); James Gilchrist (tenor); Roderick Williams (baritone);
Andrew West (piano)

Somm Recordings SOMMCD 270 (CD)

 

BRAHMS: THE COMPLETE SONGS VOLUME 7 (BENJAMIN APPL)

JOHANNES BRAHMS:

6 Gesänge, Op. 3 - #2 Liebe & Frühling I

6 Gesänge, Op. 3 - #3 Liebe & Frühling II

6 Gesänge, Op. 6 - #3 Nachwirkung

Lieder & Romanzen, Op. 14 - #1 Vor Dem Fenster

Lieder & Romanzen, Op. 14 - #5 Trennung

4 Gesänge, Op. 43 - #3 Ich Schell Mein Horn Ins Jammertal

4 Gesänge, Op. 43 - #4 Das Lied Vom Herrn Von Falkenstein

5 Lieder, Op. 47 - #4 O Liebliche Wangen

Lieder & Gesänge, Op. 57 - #5 In Meiner Nächte Sehnen

Lieder & Gesänge, Op. 58 - #1 Blinde Kuh

Lieder & Gesänge, Op. 58 - #2 Während Des Regens

Lieder & Gesänge, Op. 58 - #8 Serenade

Lieder & Gesänge, Op. 59 - #6 Eine Gute, Gute Nacht

Lieder & Gesänge, Op. 63 - #1 Frühlingstrost

Lieder & Gesänge, Op. 63 - #2 Erinnerung

Lieder & Gesänge, Op. 63 - #3 An Ein Bild

Lieder & Gesänge, Op. 63 - #4 An Die Tauben

4 Gesänge, Op. 70 - #3 Serenade

6 Lieder, Op. 97 - #1 Nachtigall

5 Lieder, Op. 105 - #5 Verrat

49 Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO 33 - #14 Maria Ging Aus Wandern

49 Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO 33 - #17 Ach Gott, Wie Weh Tut Scheiden

49 Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO 33 - #18 So Wünsch Ich Ihr Ein' Gute Nacht

49 Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO 33 - #24 Mir Ist Ein Schön's Braun's Maidelein

49 Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO 33 - #27 Ich Stand Auf Hohem Berge

49 Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO 33 - #28 Es Reit Ein Herr & Auch Sein Knecht

49 Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO 33 - #32 So Will Ich Frisch & Fröhlich Sein

49 Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO 33 - #39 Schöner Augen Schöne Strahlen

Benjamin Appl (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)

Hyperion  CDJ33127 (CD)

 

11.50am – Disc of the Week

WALTON: VIOLA CONCERTO, PARTITA FOR ORCHESTRA & SONATA FOR STRING ORCHESTRA

WILLIAM WALTON:

Viola Concerto (1961 Version)

Sonata for String Orchestra

Partita for Orchestra

James Ehnes (viola), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner

Chandos CHSA5210 (Hybrid SACD)

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