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Andrew McGregor with William Mival and Alexandra Coghlan

Building a library on Schumann's Symphony No 4 with William Mival, plus releases of music by women composers with Alexandra Coghlan.

with Andrew McGregor

9.30
Building a Library: Schumann's Symphony No 4 with William Mival

Schumann's Symphony No. 4 in D minor was first completed in 1841 and then heavily revised in 1851. The composer's widow, Clara, later claimed that the first version had just been a sketch which was only fully orchestrated in the second version. However, it turns out that this was not true, and Brahms, no less greatly preferred the earlier, more lightly scored version.

10.45
Andrew talks to Alexandra Coghlan about new releases of music by women composers including music by Louise Farrenc, Grazyna Bacewicz and Galina Ustwolskaja.

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

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Quartet In G Minor Op.10: I. Animé

    Ensemble: Jerusalem Quartet.
    • Harmonia Mundi HMM902304.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Deuxieme Leçon de ténèbres H138

    Director: Jonathan Cohen. Singer: Samuel Boden. Ensemble: Arcangelo.
    • Hyperion.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Messiah: Pifa

    Performer: David Power. Ensemble: Camerata Kilkenny.
    • RTE Lyric FM CD156.
    • RTE Lyric FM.
    • 18.
  • Trad.

    The Fox Chase

    Performer: David Power. Ensemble: Camerata Kilkenny.
    • RTE Lyric FM CD156.
    • RTE Lyric FM.
    • 19.
  • Alberto Ginastera

    Concierto Argentino: iii. Allegro rustico

    Performer: Xiayin Wang. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
    • Chandos CHAN 10949.
    • Chandos.
    • 19.
  • Richard Strauss

    Don Juan

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • BPHR 180221.
    • BPHR.
    • 1.
  • Béla Bartók

    Piano Concerto No.2: III. Allegro molto

    Performer: Yuja Wang. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Berliner Philharmoniker BPHR 180221.
    • Berliner Philharmoniker.
    • 4.
  • Unsuk Chin

    Choros Chordon

    Performer: Yuja Wang. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Berliner Philharmoniker.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto In G Major: III. Presto

    Performer: Seong-Jin Cho. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Berliner Philharmoniker BPHR 180221.
    • Berliner Philharmoniker.
    • 3.
  • Richard Wagner

    Das Rheingold: Scene 1

    Singer: Sarah Tynan. Singer: Madeleine Shaw. Singer: Leah-Marian Jones. Singer: Samuel Youn. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Hallé CDHLD 7549.
    • Hallé.
    • 1.

Record Review

9.00am 

 

Debussy & Ravel - String Quartets
Jerusalem Quartet
Harmonia Mundi HMM902304 http://www.harmoniamundi.com/@apppush#!/all_about_hm/Debussy  

 

M-A Charpentier: Leçons de ténèbres
Arcangelo
Jonathan Cohen (director)
Hyperion CDA68171
https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68171

 

The Piper and the Fairy Queen
David Power (Uillean pipes)
Camerata Kilkenny
RTE Lyric FM CD156
https://www.rte.ie/lyricfm/articles/releases/2018/0504/960341-camerata-kilkenny-the-piper-and-the-fairy-queen/

 

Ginastera: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3
Xiayin Wang (piano)
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena (conductor)
Chandos CHAN 10949
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%2010949

  

9.30am – Building a Library – William Mival on Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 

Composer:      Schumann

Piece: Symphony No. 4

Reviewer:        William Mival


Recommended Recording:

Staatskapelle Berlin; Daniel Barenboim (conductor)
Warner Classics 2564611796 (digital download)


Other Recommended Recordings:

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

Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)

Warner Classics 2564699285 (3 CDs)

 

Dresden Staatskapelle; Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor)

Warner Classics 2564607594 (2 CDs)

 

Philharmonia Orchestra, Guido Cantelli (conductor)

Warner Classics 2435748015 (digital download)

 

Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, David Zinman (conductor)

RCA 88843027282 (50 CDs)

 

10.30 – New Releases: Berlin Philharmonic & Simon Rattle Asia Tour Set

 

Berliner Philharmoniker - The Asia Tour
Yuja Wang (piano)
Seong-Jin Cho (piano)
Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)
Berliner Philharmoniker BPHR 180221 (5 CDs + Blu-ray)
https://www.berliner-philharmoniker-recordings.com/asia-tour.html

  

10.50am New Releases: Alexander Coghlan on women composers

Jacquet de la Guerre - L'Inconstante
Marie van Rhijn (harpsichord)
Evidence EVCD047

http://evidenceclassics.com/discography/elisabeth-jacquet-de-la-guerre-linconstante/

 

Louise Farrenc: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3
Soloists Européens Luxembourg
Christoph König (conductor)
Naxos 8573706
https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.573706


20th Century Polish String Quartets
Diverso String Quartet
RECART RecArt0024
https://www.mdt.co.uk/panufnik-bacewicz-szymanowski-20th-century-quartets-string-quartet-diverso-recart.html

Grażyna Bacewicz: Two Piano Quintets, Quartet for four Violins & Quartet for four Cellos
Szymon Krzeszowiec (violin)
Krzysztof Lasoń (violin)
Małgorzata Wasiucionek (violin)
Arkadiusz Kubica (violin)
Wojciech Świtała (piano)

Silesian Quartet
Polish Cello Quartet
Chandos CHAN10976
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%2010976

 

Ustvolskaya: Violin & Piano
Andreas Seidel (violin)
Steffen Schleiermacher (piano)
MDG MDG6132055
https://www.mdg.de/titel/2055.htm

  

11.45am – Disc of the Week

 

Wagner: Das Rheingold

Samuel Youn (Alberich)

Iain Paterson (Wotan)

Susan Bickley (Fricka)

Emma Bell (Freia)

Reinhard Hagen (Fasolt)

Clive Bayley (Fafner)

David Stout (Donner)

David Butt Philip (Froh)

Will Hartmann (Loge)

Nicky Spence (Mime)

Susanne Resmark (Erda)

The Halle

Sir Mark Elder (conductor)

Hallé CDHLD 7549 https://www.halle.co.uk/shop/cd/rheingold/

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