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Andrew McGregor with Jonathan Cross

Jonathan Cross chooses five indispensable recordings of works by Proms composer Igor Stravinsky and explains why you need to hear them. Plus Jeremy Summerly reviews new releases.

with Andrew McGregor

9.30
Proms Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Jonathan Cross chooses five indispensable recordings of the music of Proms Composer Igor Stravinsky, one of the greatest and most influential of all 20th-century musical figures, and explains why you need to hear them.

10.50
Jeremy Summerly is spoilt for choice as he picks the plums from a two-box, 34-CD set celebrating Harmonia Mundi's 60th anniversary.

11.45
Proms Recording: Schuman Piano Quintet E flat major, Op.44 with Leif Ove Andsnes and the Artemis Quartet.

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata No. 9 in F Major, Op. 14, No. 1: I. Allegro moderato (Arr. for String Quartet)

    Music Arranger: Ludwig van Beethoven. Ensemble: Casals Quartet.
    • Beethoven: Inventions 2.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 101.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata No. 9 in F Major, Op. 14, No. 1: II. Allegretto (Arr. for String Quartet)

    Music Arranger: Ludwig van Beethoven. Ensemble: Casals Quartet.
    • Beethoven: Inventions 2.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 102.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata No. 9 in F Major, Op. 14, No. 1: III. Allegro (Arr. for String Quartet)

    Music Arranger: Ludwig van Beethoven. Ensemble: Casals Quartet.
    • Beethoven: Inventions 2.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 103.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Chant funèbre

    Orchestra: Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Ebony Concerto i) Allegro moderato

    Performer: Benny Goodman. Ensemble: Columbia Jazz Ensemble. Conductor: Igor Stravinsky.
    • Sony.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Mass: Kyrie

    Choir: Collegium Vocale Gent. Orchestra: Antwerp Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • Pentatone.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Mass: Gloria

    Choir: Collegium Vocale Gent. Orchestra: Antwerp Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • Pentatone.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Pulcinella: Overture

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • Sony.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Pulcinella: Vivo

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • Sony.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Pulcinella: Finale

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • Sony.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Rite of Spring (Part 2)

    Ensemble: Les Siècles. Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth.
    • Actes Sud.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor BWV1041: i) Allegro Moderato

    Performer: Daniel Lozakovich. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of the Bavarian RSO.
    • Deutsche Grammophon 479 9372.
    • DG.
    • 4.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Prelude, Fugue And Riffs (original version)

    Performer: Alessandro Carbonare. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Claude Debussy

    Preludes, Book II, L. 123: No. 10. Canope

    Performer: Sheila Arnold.
    • ECOUTEZ! Debussy, Cage & Takemitsu.
    • CAvi-music.
    • 117.
  • Toru Takemitsu

    La Pause Ininterrompue: No. 3. A song of love

    • ECOUTEZ! Debussy, Cage & Takemitsu.
    • CAvi-music.
    • 118.
  • John Cage

    Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: Third Interlude

    Performer: Sheila Arnold.
    • ECOUTEZ! Debussy, Cage & Takemitsu.
    • CAvi-music.
    • 119.
  • Claude Debussy

    Preludes, Book II, L. 123: No. 12 Feux d'artifice

    Performer: Sheila Arnold.
    • ECOUTEZ! Debussy, Cage & Takemitsu.
    • CAvi-music.
    • 120.
  • Gabriel Jackson

    Stabat Mater (opening)

    Choir: The Marian Consort. Director: Rory McCleery.
    • Delphian.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    String Quartet No. 3 iii) Patiently and painfully slow

    Ensemble: Royal String Quartet.
    • Hyperion.
  • Ivor Gurney

    All Night Under The Moon

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly.
    • Chandos.
  • Rebecca Clarke

    The Cloths of Heaven

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly.
    • Chandos.
  • Michael Tippett

    Songs For Ariel

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly.
    • Chandos.
  • Georges Bizet

    Les Pecheurs De Perles: À cette voix quel trouble agitait tout mon être?

    Singer: Julie Fuchs. Singer: Cyrille Dubois. Choir: Les Cris de Paris.
    • Pentatone.
  • Georges Bizet

    Les Pecheurs De Perles - Je crois entendre encore

    Singer: Julie Fuchs. Singer: Cyrille Dubois. Choir: Les Cris de Paris.
    • Pentatone.
  • Georges Bizet

    Les Pecheurs De Perles - Le ciel est bleu!

    Singer: Julie Fuchs. Singer: Cyrille Dubois. Choir: Les Cris de Paris.
    • Pentatone.
  • Georges Bizet

    Les Pecheurs De Perles - Ô dieu Brahma!

    Singer: Julie Fuchs. Singer: Cyrille Dubois. Choir: Les Cris de Paris.
    • Pentatone.
  • Robert Schumann

    Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op.44

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes. Ensemble: Artemis Quartet.

Summer Record Review

9.00am

 

Come to Me in My Dreams: 120 years of songs from the RCM - Songs by Howells, Dunhill, Ireland, Bridge, Britten, Gurney etc.

Sarah Connolly (mezzo)

Joseph Middleton (piano)

Chandos CHAN10944

https://www.chandos.net/products/reviews/CHAN_10944

 

 

365 Volume 1

Fiddle player Aidan O’Rourke's musical response to James Robertson's collection '365: Stories'

Aidan O’Rourke (violin)

Kit Downes (piano and harmonium)

Reveal Records REVEAL074CDX (2 CDs)

https://revealrecords.bigcartel.com/product/aidan-o-rourke-365-volume-one-double-cd-24-page-booklet

 

 

The Lily & the Rose: Music from late medieval England including the Missa Flos Regalis by Wlter Frye

The Binchois Consort

Andrew Kirkman

Hyperion CDA68228

https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68228

 

 

Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets Vol. 1

Inventions: String Quartets nos.1, 3 & 4 op.18 | Piano Sonata no.9 op. 14 no.1 | no. 7 op.59  | no. 1 no.12 op.127 | no. 16 op.135

Cuarteto Casals

Harmonia Mundi HMM902400.02 (3 CDs)

http://www.harmoniamundi.com/#!/albums/2411

 

 

 

 

9.30am – Proms Composer – Jonathan Cross on Stravinsky

Stravinsky: Chant Funèbre & Le Sacre du printemps

Sophie Koch (mezzo)

Lucerne Festival Orchestra

Riccardo Chailly

Decca 4832562

https://www.deccaclassics.com/gb/cat/4832562

 

 

Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky: Symphonies and Concertos

Benny Goodman (clarinet)

Isaac Stern (violin)

Philippe Entremont (piano)

Festival Singers of Toronto

Elmer Iseler (chorus master),

Columbia Jazz Ensemble

Columbia Symphony Orchestra

CBC Symphony Orchestra

Igor Stravinsky

Sony 88875126242 (3 CDs)

https://sonyclassical.com/home

 

 

Stravinsky: Monumentum pro Gesualdo di Venosa ad CD annum, Mass, Symphony of Psalms & Choral Variations 'Vom Himmel hoch da komm' ich her'

Collegium Vocale Gent

Royal Flemish Philharmonic

Philippe Herreweghe

Pentatone PTC5186349 (Hybrid SACD)

https://www.pentatonemusic.com/stravinsky-monumentum-mass-herreweghe

 

 

Stravinsky: Pulcinella, Ragtime, Renard & Octet

Yvonne Kenny (soprano)

John Aler (tenor)

Nigel Robson (tenor)

John Tomlinson (bass)

David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)

London Sinfonietta

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Sony G0100012227616

https://sonyclassical.com/home

 

 

Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps, Petrouchka

Les Siècles

François-Xavier Roth

Actes Sud ASM15

https://www.actes-sud.fr/catalogue/musique/le-sacre-du-printemps

 

 

10.20am – New Releases

 

JS Bach: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 and Partita No. 2 in D minor

Daniel Lozakovich (violin)

Kammerorchester des Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Radoslaw Szulc

DG 4799372

https://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/cat/4799372

 

 

Bernstein: The 3 Symphonies and Prelude, Fugue & Riffs

Marie-Nicole Lemieux (mezzo)

Nadine Sierra (soprano)

Dame Josephine Barstow (narrator)

Alessandro Carbonare (clarinet)

Beatrice Rana (piano)

Coro e Voci Bianche dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Sir Antonio Pappano

Warner Classics 9029566158 (2 CDs)

http://www.warnerclassics.com/release/550718,0190295661588/pappano-antonio-bernstein-complete-symphonies-1-3

 

 

Ecoutez! Debussy, Cage, Takemitsu

Sheila Arnold (piano)

Avi Music AVI8553257

https://www.sheilaarnold.de/ecoutez

 

 

In Sorrow's Footsteps: Music by Gabriel Jackson, Palestrina, Allegri and James MacMillan

The Marian Consort

Rory McCleery

Delphian DCD34215

http://delphianrecords.co.uk/product-group/in-sorrows-footsteps/  

 

 

James MacMillan: String Quartets 1-3

Royal String Quartet

Hyperion CDA68196

https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68196

 

Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de Perles

Julie Fuchs (soprano)

Cyrille Dubois (tenor)

Luc Bertin-Hugault (bass)

Florian Sempey (baritone)

Les Cris de Paris

Orchestre National de Lille

Alexandre Bloch

Pentatone PTC5186685 (2 Hybrid SACDs)

http://www.pentatonemusic.com/bizet-pecheurs-perles-cris-de-paris-opera-lille-bloch

 

 

 

11.45am – BAL Proms Choice – Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat Op. 44 as chosen by David Fanning on 12th April 2008

Brahms & Schumann: Piano Quintets

Artemis Quartet

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Erato 3951432

http://www.warnerclassics.com/release/3252550,0094639514328/artemis-quartet-schumann-and-brahms-piano-quintet



 

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