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Andrew McGregor and Edward Seckerson

Marina Frolova-Walker chooses five indispensable recordings of works by Proms composer Tchaikovsky and explains why they need to be heard. Plus the week's outstanding new releases.

with Andrew McGregor

9.30
Proms Composer: Tchaikovsky
This week Marina Frolova-Walker chooses five indispensable recordings of Proms Composer Tchaikovsky and explains why you need to hear them.

10.30
Edward Seckerson delves into recordings by Leonard Bernstein

11.45
Proms Recording: Ravel's Introduction and Allegro with the Melos Ensemble.

3 hours, 13 minutes

Music Played

  • Anon. (Peru)

    Tonada La Lata (Codex Trujillo)

    Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Choir: La Capella Reial de Catalunya. Ensemble: Tembembe Ensamble Continuo. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
    • AliaVox.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 10 in E minor Op. 93 ii) Allegro

    Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev.
    • Pentatone.
  • Alessandro Piccinini

    Corrente Vi Sopra L'alemana

    Performer: Bruno Helstroffer.
    • Alpha.
  • Bruno Helstroffer

    Thanks Toumani

    Performer: Bruno Helstroffer.
    • Alpha.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata No. 58 in C hob. Xvi:48 i. Andante con espressione

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Overture: A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Channel Classics.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Das Seliges Erwagen - Passion Oratorio (3rd meditation)

    Singer: Anna Lucia Richter. Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Gottfried von der Goltz.
    • Aparté.
  • Michel-Richard de Lalande

    Deitatis Majestatem: O Mentis Jubilatio

    Ensemble: Ensemble Vocal Aedes. Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique. Conductor: Vincent Dumestre.
    • Alpha.
  • Michel-Richard de Lalande

    Deitatis Majestatem: Quam Dulcis Est

    Ensemble: Ensemble Vocal Aedes. Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique. Conductor: Vincent Dumestre.
    • Alpha.
  • Michel-Richard de Lalande

    Deitatis Majestatem: O Bonitatis Prodigium

    Ensemble: Ensemble Vocal Aedes. Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique. Conductor: Vincent Dumestre.
    • Alpha.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Introduction and Allegro

    Performer: Osian Ellis. Ensemble: Melos Ensemble.
    • Decca.

Summer Record Review

9.00am  

Bailar Cantando: Fiesta Mestiza en el Peru
(Codex Trujillo ca.1780)

Tembembe Ensamble Continuo

Hesperion XXI

La Capella Reial de Catalunya

Jordi Savall

Alia Vox AVSA9927

https://www.alia-vox.com/en/catalogue/bailar-cantando/

 

 

Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 10

Russian National Orchestra

Mikhail Pletnev

Pentatone PTC5186647 (2 Hybrid SACDs)

https://pentatone.nativedsd.com/albums/PTC5186647-shostakovich-symphonies-4-10

 

 

Calling The Muse: Old & New Pieces for Theorbo

Bruno Helstroffer

Alpha 391

https://outhere-music.com/nl/albums/calling-the-muse-alpha-391

 

 

Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 7 – Nos 8, 46, 13, 57, 58

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)

Chandos CHAN10998

https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%2010998

 

 

9.30am – Proms Composer – Marina Frolova-Walker on Tchaikovsky

Claudio Abbado conducts Tchaikovsky – Symphonies 1 – 6, Romeo and Juliet Overture etc

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Claudio Abbado

Sony 88697836722 (6 CDs)

 

 

Tchaikovsky: String quartets 1,2 and 3, Quartettsatz and Sounvenir de Florence

Borodin Quartet

Melodiya  74321182902 (2 CDs)

 

 

Tchaikovsky - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 - 3

Peter Donohoe (piano)

Nigel Kennedy (violin)

Steven Isserlis (cello)

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Rudolf Barsha

EMI 5855402 (2 CDs)

 

 

Dmitri Hvorostovsky: Tchaikovsky & Verdi Arias

Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone)

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Valery Gergiev

Philips 4784800

 

 

Tchaikovsky - Symphonies Nos. 4-6

Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

Evgeny Mravinsky

DG 4775911 (2 CDs)

https://www.deutschegrammophon.com/gb/cat/4775911

 

10.20am – New Releases

 

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream - incidental music, Op. 61, etc.

Anna Lucia Richter (soprano)

Barbara Kozelj (alto)

Pro Musica (women's choir)

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Iván Fischer

Channel CCSSA37418 (Hybrid SACD)

https://www.channelclassics.com/catalogue/37418-Overture-Incidental-Music-to-A-Midsummer-Nights-Dream/

 

Telemann: Das seliges Erwägen

Anna Lucia Richter (soprano)

Hanna Zumsande (soprano)

Colin Balzer (tenor)

Michael Feyfar (tenor)

Julienne Mbodjé (alto)

Henk Neven (bass)

Peter Harvey (baritone)

Freiburger Barockorchester

Gottfried von der Goltz

Aparté AP175 (2 CDs)

http://www.apartemusic.com/discography/telemann-seliges-erwagen/

 

 

10.45 - Reissues: Edward Seckerson on Leonard Bernstein box

Leonard Bernstein: The Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon & Decca

DG 4798418 (121 CDs, 36 DVD-Videos, 1 Blu-ray Audio)

https://www.deutschegrammophon.com/gb/album/bernstein-100/product-detail.html?tx_dgproduct_dgproduct%5BdGProduct%5D=1721&cHash=226c5bc16a72511c5092edaf5fd31fa3

 

 

11.50: New Releases

Lalande: Majesté: Grands Motets for the Sun King

Ensemble Aedes

Le Poème Harmonique

Vincent Dumestre

Alpha ALPHA968

https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/majeste-alpha-968

 

 

11.45am – BAL Proms Choice – Ravel's Introduction and Allegro as chosen by David Huckvale on 10th March 2001

 

Franck: Violin Sonata, Debussy: Violin Sonata, Ravel: Introduction And Allegro

Gervase de Peyer (clarinet)

Osian Ellis (harp)

Richard Adeney (flute)

Cecil Aronowitz (viola)

Kyung Wha Chung (violin)

Terence Weil (cello)

Radu Lupu (piano)

Melos Ensemble

Decca 421 1542

https://www.deutschegrammophon.com/gb/cat/4211542

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