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Andrew McGregor with Hannah French and Mark Lowther

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library.

with Andrew McGregor

9.30
Building a Library: Corelli's Violin Sonatas Op 5 with Hannah French.

These exhilarating and inventive sonatas by Arcangelo Corelli were published in Rome in 1700 . They are subdivided into church sonatas and chamber sonatas and the last sonata is the famous "Follia", which contains 23 variations for solo violin.

10.45
Andrew talks to Mark Lowther about new releases of music by Mozart and Haydn etc.

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

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    The Assumption (Mystery Sonata No. 14 in D major)

    Performer: Christina Day Martinson. Ensemble: Boston Baroque. Director: Martin Pearlman.
    • Linn.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Moravian Duets Op. 20: i) The Metamorphoses

    Performer: Vojtech Spurny. Singer: Simona Saturnova. Singer: Markéta Cukrová. Singer: Petr Nekoranec.
    • Supraphon.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Moravian Duets Op. 20: ii) The Parting

    Performer: Vojtech Spurny. Singer: Simona Saturnova. Singer: Markéta Cukrová. Singer: Petr Nekoranec.
    • Supraphon.
  • Josef Myslivecek

    Sinfonia in E flat major, 1st mvt: Allegro

    Orchestra: Collegium 1704. Director: Václav Luks.
    • Accent.
  • Albert Roussel

    Pour Une Fête De Printemps Op. 22

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
    • Chandos.
  • Federico Mompou

    Paisajes iii) Carros De Galicia

    Performer: Julien Brocal.
    • Rubicon Classics.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Miroirs i) Noctuelles

    Performer: Julien Brocal.
    • Rubicon Classics.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Harold In Italy iv. Orgie de brigands

    Performer: Lawrence Power. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
    • Hyperion.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Piano Quintet in G minor Op. 57

    Performer: Piotr Anderszewski. Ensemble: Belcea Quartet.
    • Alpha.

Record Review

9.00 am  

PROKOFIEV FOR TWO

SERGEI PROKOFIEV:

12 Movements from : Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64

Hamlet, incidental music, Op. 77: The Ghost Of Hamlet's Father

Eugene Onegin, incidental music, Op. 71: Mazurka; Polka

The Queen of Spades, Op. 70: Polonaise

Pushkin Waltzes (2), Op. 120: Pushkin Waltz In C Sharp Minor

War and Peace, Op. 91: Natasha's And Andrei's Valse

The Queen of Spades, Op. 70: Idée fixe

(All works transcribed for two pianos by Sergei Babayan)        

Martha Argerich (piano) & Sergei Babayan (piano)

DG 4799854 (CD)

 

BIBER: THE MYSTERY SONATAS

HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ VON BIBER:

Sonata I in D minor ‘The Annunciation’: Praeludium – Aria and 2 variations – Finale

Sonata II in A major ‘The Visitation’: [Sonata] / Presto – Allamanda – Presto

Sonata III in B minor ‘The Nativity’: [Sonata] / Presto – Courente and double – Adagio

Sonata IV in D minor ‘The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple’: Ciacona with 12 variations

Sonata V in A major ‘The Finding of Jesus in the Temple’: Praeludium – Allamanda – Gigue – Sarabande and double

Sonata VI in C minor ‘The Agony in the Garden’: Lamento

Sonata VII in F major ‘The Scourging of Jesus’: Allamanda and variation – Sarabanda and 3 variations

Sonata VIII in B flat major ‘The Crowning with Thorns’: Sonata: Adagio / Presto – Gigue and 2 doubles

Sonata IX in A minor ‘The Carrying of the Cross’: Sonata – Courente and 2 doubles – Final

Sonata X in G minor ‘The Crucifixion’: Praeludium – Aria and 5 variations

Sonata XI in G major ‘The Resurrection’: Sonata – Hymn ‘Surrexit Christus hodie’ and variations

Sonata XIV in D major ‘The Assumption of the Virgin’: [Sonata] – Arias 1 and 2 – Gigue

Passacaglia in G minor for solo violin

Christina Day Martinson(violin), Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman

Linn CKD501 (2 CDs)

 

DVOŘÁK: MORAVIAN DUETS

ANTONIN DVORAK:

Moravian Duets, Op. 38

The Soldier's Life

On Our Roof

Moravian Duets, Op. 20

Moravian Duets, Op. 32

Simona Šaturová (soprano), Markéta Cukrová (mezzo-soprano), Petr Nekoranec (tenor), Vojtěch Spurný (Dvořák 's Bosendorfer piano)

Supraphon SU42382 (CD)

 

MYSLIVECEK: VIOLIN CONCERTOS

JOSEF MYSLIVECEK:

Violin Concerto in D major

Symphony in E-Flat Major

Violin Concerto in E major

Overture No. 2 in A Major

Violin Concerto in A major

Leila Schayegh (violin), Collegium 1704, Václav Luks

Accent ACC24336 (CD)

 

9.30am – Building a Library – Hannah French on Corelli’s Violin Sonatas Op. 5

 

 

Composer:     Corelli

 

Piece:             Violin Sonatas Op. 5

 

Reviewer:      Hannah French

 

 

Recommended Recording:

 

Lina Tur Bonet (violin); Musica Alchemica.
Pan Classics PC10375

 

 

Other Recommended Recordings:

 

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

 

Andrew Manze (violin); Richard Egarr (harpsichord)

Harmonia Mundi HMU907298/99

 

Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin); The Avison Ensemble

Linn CKD412

 

Recorder Arrangement:
Michala Petri (recorder); Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)

OUR Recordings 6220610

 

Orchestral Arrangement:
The Academy of Ancient Music; Andrew Manze (conductor)
Harmonia Mundi 907261/62

 

 

 

 

 

1020 – French Newcomers

 

ROUSSEL: ÉVOCATIONS, POUR UNE FÊTE DE PRINTEMPS & SUITE IN F

ALBERT ROUSSEL:

Suite for Orchestra in F Major, Op. 33

Pour une fête de printemps, Op. 22

Évocations, Op. 15

Kathryn Rudge (mezzo-soprano), Alessandro Fisher (tenor), François le Roux (baritone)

BBC Philharmonic, CBSO Chorus, Yan Pascal Tortelier

Chandos CHAN10957 (CD)

 

REFLECTIONS: MOMPOU & RAVEL

FEDERICO MOMPOU:

Paisajes

MAURICE RAVEL:

Miroirs, 5 pieces for piano

FEDERICO MOMPOU:

Charmes

MAURICE RAVEL:

Sonatine

JULIEN BROCAL:

Nature morte

Julien Brocal (piano)

Rubicon RCD1008 (CD)

 

BERLIOZ: HAROLD IN ITALY

HECTOR BERLIOZ:

Harold En Italie, Op. 16

La Captive, Op. 12

Plaisir D'Amour

CARL MARIA VON WEBER:

Andante & Rondo Ungarese

Aufforderung Zum Tanz, Op. 65 (orchestrated by Berlioz)

Lawrence Power (viola), Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Manze

Hyperion CDA68193 (CD)

 

10.50am New Releases – Mark Lowther on Mozart, Haydn etc.


MOZART IN LONDON

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART:

Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, K16

THOMAS ARNE:

Judith:

Act II: “Sleep, gentle Cherub! Sleep descend”

Act I: “O torment great, too great to bear”

Artaxerxes:

Act I, Scene 2: "Amid a thousand racking Woes"

Act I, Scene 13: “O too lovely, too unkind”

JOHANN CHRISTIAN BACH:

Harpsichord Concerto in D Major, Op. 1 No. 6

Ezio: "Non so d’onde viene"

Berenice: "Confusa, smarrita"

THOMAS ARNE:

The Guardian Outwitted: "O Dolly, I part"

SAMUEL ARNOLD:

The Maid of the Mill:

Act III, Scene 1: "To speak my mind of womankind"

Act II, Scene 8: "Hist, hist! I hear my mother call"

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART:

Symphony No. 4 in D major, K19

GIOVANNI BATTISTA PESCETTI:

Ezio: "Caro mio bene, addio"

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART:

Symphony in F Major, K. 19a

JOHANN CHRISTIAN BACH:

Adriano in Siria:

"Ah, come mi balza il cor!"

"Deh lascia, o ciel pietoso"

Act II; "Cara la dolce amma"

GEORGE RUSH:

The Capricious Lovers:

Overture

Act I, Scene 8: "Thus laugh’d at, jilted and betray’d"

WILLIAM BATES:

Pharnaces: "In this I fear my latest breath"

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART:

Va, dal furor portata, K21

DAVIDE PEREZ:

Solimano: "Se non ti moro a lato"

CARL FRIEDRICH ABEL:

Symphony in E-Flat Major, Op. 7 No. 6

Rebecca Bottone (soprano), Anna Devin (soprano), Eleanor Dennis (soprano), Martene Grimson (soprano), Ana Maria Labin (soprano), Helen Sherman (mezzo), Ben Johnson (tenor), Robert Murray (tenor),

The Mozartists, Ian Page

Signum SIGCD534 (2 CDs)

 

MOZART: MASONIC WORKS

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART:

Eine Kleine Freimaurerkantate 'Laut verkünde unsre Freude', K 623

Die ihr des unermeßlichen Weltfalls - Kantate, K619

Die Maurerfreude, K 471

Lied zur Gesellenreise, K. 468 (Arr. for Organ & Voice)

Lobegesang auf die feierliche Johannisloge, K. 148 "O heiliges Band" (Arr. for Voice, Chorus & Piano)

Thamos, König in Ägypten, KV 345

Dir, Seele des Weltalls, K. 429 (completed by F. Beyer)

Ihr unsre neuen Leiter, K 484

Zerfliesset heut', geliebte Brüder, K 483

Maurerische Trauermusik (Masonic Funeral Music), K. 477 (reconstructed by P.A. Autexier as Meistermusik)

John Heuzenroeder (tenor), Mario Borgioni (bass), Alexander Puliaev (piano), Willi Kronenberg (organ), Die Kölner Akademie Choir and Orchestra, Michael Alexander Willens

BIS SIS2294 (Hybrid SACD)

 

KOZELUCH: CANTATA FOR THE CORONATION OF LEOPOLD II ‘HAIL TO THE MONARCH’

LEOPOLD KOZELUCH:

Cantata for the Coronation of Leopold II, P. XIX:6 "Heil dem Monarchen"

Kristýna Vylíčilová (soprano), Tomáš Kořínek, Josef Moravec (tenors), Filip Dvořá k (harpsichord), Martinů Voices & Prague Symphony Orchestra, Marek Štilec

Naxos 8573787 (CD)

 

HAYDN: PIANO TRIOS

JOSEPH HAYDN:

Piano Trio in A-Flat Major, Hob. XV: 14

Piano Trio in A Major, Hob. XV: 18

Piano Trio in C Major, Hob. XV: 21

Piano Trio in F-Sharp Minor, Hob. XV: 26

Piano Trio in E-Flat Minor, Hob. XV: 31

Trio Wanderer

Harmonia Mundi HMM902321 (CD)

 

CRUSELL: THE THREE CLARINET CONCERTOS

BERNHARD HENRIK CRUSELL:

Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 1

] Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 5

Concerto No. 3 in B flat major, Op. 11

Introduction and Variations on a Swedish Air Op. 12

Michael Collins (clarinet/conductor), Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Chandos CHSA5187 (Hybrid SACD)

 

 

11.40am – Disc of the Week

SHOSTAKOVICH: QUARTET NO. 3 & PIANO QUINTET

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH:

String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73

Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57

Piotr Anderszewski (piano), Belcea Quartet

Alpha ALPHA360 (CD)

 

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