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Andrew McGregor with Kate Molleson and Harriet Smith

Building a library on Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex, plus Harriet Smith reviews new releases of piano music by Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn.

with Andrew McGregor

9.30
Building a Library: Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex with Kate Molleson.

Stravinsky's "Opera-oratorio after Sophocles" is scored for orchestra, speaker, soloists, and male chorus. Jean Cocteau's French libretto was translated by Abbé Jean Daniélou into Latin but the narration is performed in the language of the audience. This dramatic and exciting work is from the beginning of Stravinsky's neoclassical period, and is one of the his finest works.

10.45
Andrew talks to Harriet Smith about new releases of piano music by Haydn and Mozart, including a new cycle of the Beethoven piano sonatas.

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

Producer Clive Portbury

Presenter ANDREW MCGREGOR.

3 hours, 12 minutes

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Music Played

  • Leos Janáček

    Sinfonietta

    Orchestra: Brno Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • Recollection.
    • Supraphon.
    • 005.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Concerto no. 3 in D minor Op.30 for piano and orchestra (2nd movement; Intermezzo (Adagio)

    Performer: Boris Giltburg. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Carlos Miguel Prieto.
    • Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3.
    • Naxos.
    • 002.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Concerto no. 1 in A minor Wq.170 for cello and strings (iii. Allegro assai)

    Performer: Jean‐Guihen Queyras. Orchestra: Ensemble Resonanz. Conductor: Riccardo Minasi.
    • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Cello Concertos.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 003.
  • Francesco Canova da Milano

    Ricercar (88)

    Performer: Nigel North.
    • A Decoration of Silence: The lute music of Il Divino, Francesco Canova da Milano.
    • BGS Records.
    • 008.
  • Josef Suk

    'The Faithful love of Raduz and Mahulena' (from A Fairy-tale suite [Pohadka]' Op. 16

    Orchestra: Prague Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • Recollection.
    • Supraphon.
    • 002.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Pavane pour une infante defunte

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • Recollection.
    • Supraphon.
    • 014.
  • Béla Bartók

    Concerto Sz.116 for orchestra (4th movement - Intermezzo interrotto (Allegretto)

    Orchestra: Prague Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • Recollection.
    • Supraphon.
    • 010.
  • Leos Janáček

    Taras Bulba - rhapsody for orchestra (III. The Prophesy and death of Taras Bulba) - ending

    Orchestra: Brno Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • Recollection.
    • Supraphon.
    • 012.
  • Traditional Romanian

    Seven Czardases

    Music Arranger: Martin Hybler. Choir: Chavorenge. Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Marko Ivanovic.
    • Hej Romale.
    • Supraphon.
    • 011.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Mer (revised 1909 version)

    Orchestra: Orchestre national de France. Conductor: Emmanuel Krivine.
    • Debussy: La Mer / Images.
    • Erato.
    • 001.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Mer (original 1905 version)

    Orchestra: Orchestre national de France. Conductor: Emmanuel Krivine.
    • Debussy: La Mer / Images.
    • Erato.
    • 009.

9.00am

9.00am

 

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 & Variations on a Theme of Corelli

Boris Giltburg (piano)

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Carlos Miguel Prieto (conductor)

Naxos 8.573630

https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.573630  

 

C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concertos

Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello)

Ensemble Resonanz

Riccardo Minasi (conductor)

Harmonia Mundi HMM902331

http://www.harmoniamundi.com/#!/albums/2338

 

A Decoration Of Silence: The lute music of il Divino, Francesco Canova da Milano (1497 – 1543), Vol. 2

Nigel North (lute and viola da mano)

BGS Records BGS128

https://www.bgsrecords.com/product/nigel-north-a-decoration-of-silence/

9.30am Building a Library

Kate Molleson reviews recordings of Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex.

Recommended Recording:

 

Monteverdi Choir; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).
LSO Live LSO0751 (SACD)

 

Other Recommended Recordings:

 

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

 

Recommended recordings -

 

Shinyukai Male Choir; Saito Kinen Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa (conductor)

Philips 438 865-2 (digital download)

 

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Colin Davis

Orfeo C071831A (CD)

 

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Eric Ericson Chamber Choir & Swedish Radio Chorus; Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

Sony Classical 88985369592 (7 CDs)

10.20am New Releases: Belohlavek Recollection

Recollection: Jiří Bělohlávek (Music by Smetana, Dvorak, Suk, Fibich, Janacek & Martinu)

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, New Czech Chamber Orchestra, Prague Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra

Jiří Bělohlávek (conductor)

Supraphon SU 4250-2 (8 CDs)

https://www.supraphon.com/articles/139-supraphon-to-honour-jiri-belohlavek-s-legacy

 

Hej, Romale

Čhavorenge Roma Children’s Choir

Czech Philharmonic

Marko Ivanović & Ida Kelarová

Supraphon SU 4246-2

https://www.supraphon.com/articles/138-ida-kelarova-chavorenge-and-czech-philharmonic

10.50am New Releases: Harriet Smith - Piano

HAYDN: 3 PIANO SONATAS
Arthur Ancelle (piano)

Melodiya MELCD10 02527 (CD)

https://melody.su/en/catalog/classic/37961/

HAYDN: PIANO SONATAS NOS. 47, 54, 59 AND 60
Paul Lewis (piano)
Harmonia Mundi HMM902371 (CD)

http://www.harmoniamundi.com/#!/albums/2328

MOZART: PIANO DUETS, VOL. 2
Julian Perkins and Emma Abbate (fortepiano duet)
Resonus RES10210 (CD)

http://www.resonusclassics.com/mozart-piano-duets-volume-2-abbate-perkins-res10210?filter_name=RES10210

BEETHOVEN UNBOUND

Llyr Williams (piano)

Signum Classics SIGCD527 (12 CD box set)

https://signumrecords.com/?s=SIGCD527

11.45am Disc of the Week

Debussy: La Mer & Images

Orchestre national de France

Emmanuel Krivine (conductor)

Erato 0190295687045

http://www.warnerclassics.com/release/5587526,0190295687045/krivine-emmanuel-debussy-la-mer-images

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