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Andrew McGregor and Laura Tunbridge

Mark Lowther chooses five indispensable recordings of the music of Proms composer Vaughan Williams and explains why they need to be heard. Plus the week's outstanding new releases.

with Andrew McGregor

9.30
Proms Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
This week Mark Lowther chooses five indispensable recordings of Proms Composer Vaughan Williams and explains why you need to hear them.

10.30
Laura Tunbridge unpacks some recordings of operas by Tchaikovsky

11.45
Proms Recording: Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 3 with pianist Vladimir Krainev, and The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra under the conductor, Dmitri Kitayenko.

3 hours, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor K478 iii) Rondo (Allegro moderato)

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim. Performer: Michael Barenboim. Performer: Yulia Deyneka. Performer: Kian Soltani.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Richard Strauss

    Duet-Concertino, TrV 293 i) Allegro Moderato

    Performer: Sarah Watts. Performer: Laurence Perkins. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Sian Edwards.
    • Hyperion.
  • Richard Strauss

    Duet-Concertino, TrV 293 ii) Andante

    Performer: Sarah Watts. Performer: Laurence Perkins. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Sian Edwards.
    • Hyperion.
  • Giovanni Battista Bononcini

    La Converzione di Maddalena: "Al sibilar tremendo"

    Orchestra: Les Accents. Singer: Blandine Staskiewicz. Conductor: Thibault Noally.
    • Oratorio.
    • Aparté.
    • 108.
  • Giovanni Battista Bononcini

    La Converzione di Maddalena: "In tepidi fiumi"

    Orchestra: Les Accents. Singer: Blandine Staskiewicz. Conductor: Thibault Noally.
    • Oratorio.
    • Aparté.
    • 109.
  • Germaine Tailleferre

    Trio pour violon, violoncelle et piano: IV. Très animé

    Ensemble: Trio Karénine.
    • Fauré, Ravel & Tailleferre.
    • Mirare.
    • 111.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Infinite Shining Heavens

    Performer: Bryn Terfel. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • DG.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Sea Symphony - 4th mvt

    Singer: Felicity Lott. Singer: Jonathan Summers. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • EMI.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Symphony No.5 - Scherzo

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • EMI.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Concerto for Bass Tuba & Orchestra (First Movt.)

    Performer: John Fletcher. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • RCA.
  • Max Bruch

    Scottish Fantasy Op. 46: iv) Finale

    Performer: Joshua Bell. Ensemble: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • Sony.
  • Liza Lehmann

    When I Am Dead, My Dearest

    Performer: Sebastian Wybrew. Singer: Sophie Bevan.
    • Wigmore Hall Live.
  • Frank Bridge

    Come To Me In My Dreams

    Performer: Sebastian Wybrew. Singer: Sophie Bevan.
    • Wigmore Hall Live.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Partita: i) Intrada. Allegro giocoso

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Chandos.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Fantasia In C Minor K475

    Performer: Alicia de Larrocha.
    • Decca.
  • Federico Mompou

    Preludio No. 7: A Alicia de Larrocha (1949)

    Performer: Alicia de Larrocha.
    • Decca.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Piano Concerto No.3 in C major, Op.26

    Performer: Vladimir Krainev. Orchestra: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Dmitri Georgievich Kitayenko.
    • Melodiya.

Summer Record Review

9.00am 

 

Mozart: Piano Quartets

Daniel Barenboim (piano)

Michael Barenboim (violin)

Yiulia Deyneka (viola)

Kian Soltani (cello)

DG 4835255

https://www.deutschegrammophon.com/gb/cat/4835255

 

 

The Princess & the Bear

Music by Richard Strauss, Beethoven and Glinka

Laurence Perkins (bassoon)

Sarah Watts (clarinet)

Martin Roscoe (piano)

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Sian Edwards

Hyperion CDA68263

https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68263

 

 

Oratorio: Sacred Works by Scarlatti, Porpora, Bononcini & Gasparini

Blandine Staskiewicz (mezzo-soprano)

Les Accents

Thibault Noally (violin and conductor)

Aparté AP178

http://www.apartemusic.com/discography/oratorio/

 

 

Trio Karénine: Fauré, Ravel & Tailleferre

Trio Karénine

Mirare MIR376

http://www.mirare.fr/

 

 

9.30am – Proms Composer – Mark Lowther on Vaughan Williams

The Vagabond and other songs by Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, Finzi and Ireland

Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone)

Malcolm Martineau (piano)

DG 4459462

https://www.deutschegrammophon.com/gb/cat/4459462

 

Vaughan Williams: The Complete Symphonies

Felicity Lott (soprano)

Jonathan Summers (bass-baritone)

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Choir

Bernard Haitink

Warner Classics 9847592 (7 CDs)

http://www.warnerclassics.com/

 

 

Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 5 & Serenade to Music

Elsie Morison (soprano)

Marjorie Thomas (mezzo- soprano )

Duncan Robertson (tenor)

Trevor Anthony (bass)

London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent

Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli

Warner Classics 2161512

http://www.warnerclassics.com/

 

 

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 & other orchestral works

John Fletcher (tuba)

London Symphony Orchestra

André Previn

RCA G010001641756R

 

 

Vaughan Williams - Symphonies Nos. 4-6

John Williams (oboe)

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Constantin Silvestri, Paavo Berglund

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Alexander Gibson

Warner Classics 2161462

http://www.warnerclassics.com/

 

10.20am – New Releases

 

Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46 / Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26

Joshua Bell (violin/director)

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Sony 19075842002

https://www.sonyclassical.com/releases/19075842002

 

 

Songs of Vain Glory

Includes Britten: O the sight entrancing, Ives: Tom Sails Away, Gurney: Most Holy Night etc

Sophie Bevan (soprano)

Sebastian Wybrew (piano)

Wigmore Hall Live  WHLIVE0090

https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/wigmore-hall-live/sophie-bevan-sebastian-wybrew-cd0090

 

 

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2

Concerto for Stan Getz, Symphony No. 2, Serenade, Partita

Howard McGill (tenor saxophone)

Gordon Rigby (timpani)

Scott Dickinson (viola)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

John Wilson

Chandos CHSA5212

https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%205212

 

 

10.45 - Reissues: Laura Tunbridge on Tchaikovsky Operas

 

Tchaikovsky: Complete Operas, Fragments and Incidental Music

Soloists of Bolshoi Theatre

Profil Medien PH17053 (22 CDs)

https://haensslerprofil.de/en/shop/klassik/oper/tchaikovsky-opera-collection/

 

 

11.30: Reissues - Alicia De Larrocha box set

Alicia De Larrocha: Complete Decca Recordings

Alicia De Larrocha (piano)

Decca 4834120 (41 CDs + 1 DVD)

https://www.deccaclassics.com/gb/cat/4834120

 

 

11.45am – BAL Proms Choice – Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Op. 26 as chosen by Marina Frolova-Walker on 6th May 2017

 

Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 - 5

Vladimir Krainev (piano)

The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Dmitri Kitayenko

Melodiya MELCD1002227 (2 CDs)

https://melody.su/en/catalog/classic/20725/

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