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Andrew McGregor with Laura Tunbridge and Sarah Walker

Building a library on Schubert's Die schone Mullerin plus Sarah Walker reviews new releases of contemporary music.

with Andrew McGregor

9.30
Building a Library: Schubert's Die Schone Mullerin by Laura Tunbridge

Schubert's famous song cycle is based on poems by Wilhelm Müller. Along with his other great song cycle, Winterreise, it is one of the summits of the Lieder repertoire. The recordings are a roll-call of nearly all the great Lieder singers who have made recordings over the years.

10.45
Andrew talks to Sarah Walker about new releases of music by contemporary composers.

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

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Serenade To Music For 4 Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra

    Performer: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Singer: Carla Huhtanen. Singer: Emily D'Angelo. Singer: Lawrence Wiliford. Singer: Tyler Duncan. Choir: Elmer Iseler Singers. Conductor: Peter Oundjian.
    • Chandos CHSA 5201.
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage

    'Shadow Walker' Concerto for 2 violins: iii

    Performer: Vadim Repin. Performer: Daniel Hope. Orchestra: Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sascha Goetzel.
    • Onyx.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Sonata In G Major for Violin and Continuo, HWV 358

    Performer: Rachel Harris. Performer: Tatty Theo. Performer: Carolyn Gibley.
    • AVIE AV2387.
    • AVIE.
    • 1.
  • Erno Dohnanyi

    Sextet In C Major, Op.37

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Hyperion CDA68215.
    • Hyperion.
    • 12.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 4 In C Minor, Op.43: ii. Presto

    Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • Deutsche Grammophon 483 5345.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 2.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No.10: V. Finale (Completed by Cooke)

    Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • Deutsche Grammophon 483 5345.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage

    Piano Concerto: ii. Last Lullaby for Hans

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin. Performer: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No. 8 In C Minor: iv. Finale

    Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • Deutsche Grammophon 483 5345.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No. 44 In E Minor 'Trauer': iv. Finale

    Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • Deutsche Grammophon 483 5345.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 8.
  • John Adams

    Violin Concerto

    Performer: Leila Josefowicz. Choir: Saint Louis Symphony Chorus. Conductor: David Robertson.
    • Nonesuch 7559-79351.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 1.

Record Review

Saturday 9th June 2018

9.00am


Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music, Concerto for Oboe and Strings, Flos Campi & Piano Concerto
Louis Lortie (piano)
Sarah Jeffrey (oboe)
Teng Li (viola)
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Elmer Iseler Singers
Peter Oundjian (conductor)
Chandos CHSA 5201
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%205201 

Turnage: Concerto for Two Violins ‘Shadow Walker’ & Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Vadim Repin (violin)
Daniel Hope (violin
Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
Sascha Goetzel (conductor)
Onyx 4188
http://www.onyxclassics.com/cddetail.php?CatalogueNumber=ONYX4188 

Handel: Sonatas for Violin and Basso Continuo
The Brook Street Band
Avie AV2387
http://www.avie-records.com/releases/handel-sonatas-for-violin-and-basso-continuo/ 

Dohnányi: String Quartet, Serenade & Sextet
The Nash Ensemble
Hyperion CDA68215
https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68215&

9.30am – Building a Library – Laura Tunbridge on Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin 

Composer:      Franz Schubert
Piece:              Die schöne Müllerin
Reviewer:        Laura Tunbridge


Recommended Recording:

Mauro Peter (tenor), Helmut Deutsch (piano)
Wigmore Hall Live WHLIVE0075 (CD)

Other Recommended Recordings: 

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

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor); Helmut Deutsch (piano)
Decca 4781528 (CD)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone); Gerald Moore (piano)
Alto ALC1207 (CD)

Christian Gerhaher (baritone); Gerold Huber (piano)
Sony 88697194892 (CD)

Fritz Wunderlich (tenor); Hubert Giesen (piano)
DG 4796501 (digital download)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor); Michael Gees (piano)
Challenge Classics CC72292 (CD)

10.20am – New Releases: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra & Yannick Nézet-Séguin 

The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra Collection
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)
Deutsche Gramophone 4835345 (6 CDs)
https://www.deutschegrammophon.com/gb/cat/4835345?
 

10.50am New Releases: Sarah Walker on Contemporary

John Adams: Violin Concerto
St. Louis Symphony
Leila Josefowicz (violin)
David Robertson (conductor)
Nonesuch 755979351
http://www.nonesuch.com/albums/violin-concerto  

Brian Fernyhough: La Terre Est un Homme (orchestral works)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
NMC D231
https://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/la-terre-est-un-homme 

Heinz Holliger: Choral Utopia (choral works)
SWR Vokalensemble
Marcus Creed (director)
WERGO WER73332
https://en.schott-music.com/shop/chorwerke-no344547.html 

Lyell Cresswell: Music for String Quartet
Red Note Ensemble
DELPHIAN DCD34199
http://delphianrecords.co.uk/product-group/lyell-cresswell-music-for-string-quartet/


Ed Bennett: Togetherness (Collection of electro-acoustic works)
Ed Bennett (electronics)
Decibel (ensemble)
Daniele Rosina (conductor)
DIACD024
http://shop.diatribe.ie/album/togetherness

                                  

11.45am – Disc of the Week: John Adams Violin Concerto

John Adams: Violin Concerto
St. Louis Symphony
Leila Josefowicz (violin)
David Robertson (conductor)
Nonesuch 755979351
http://www.nonesuch.com/albums/violin-concerto

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