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Tom McKinney with Sarah Walker

Tom McKinney rounds up the best new and recent releases. In Building a Library, Sarah Walker compares recordings of Mozart's life-affirming Concerto in E flat for two pianos.

with Tom McKinney.

09.30
Building a Library: Sarah Walker listens to some of the available recordings of Mozart's Concerto for two pianos E-flat major, K. 365 and makes a recommendation.

Mozart's ebullient and warm-hearted double piano concerto was written for him and his sister to play, a delightful demonstration of the overflowing affection he had for Nannerl. Feelings all the more heartfelt, perhaps, as he grimly returned home to Salzburg. Because the concerto was composed in the wake of a gruelling and bitterly disappointing 18-month tour around Europe during which his mother died, he was jilted by the love of his life, and he failed to secure the much hoped-for appointment which would have saved him from what he called his 'Salzburg slavery'.

11.00
Laura Tunbridge sifts through recent releases of 19th- and 20th-century song.

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

3 hours, 13 minutes

Music Played

  • Francis Poulenc

    Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon, FP 43: II. Andante

    Performer: Kiveli Dörken. Performer: Steven Hudson. Performer: Theo Plath.
    • Cantilène.
    • CAvi-music.
    • 15.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Das Lied von der Erde: IV. Von der Schönheit (Live)

    Singer: Magdalena Kožená. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Live).
    • BR-Klassik.
    • 4.
  • Toru Takemitsu

    Toward the Sea: II. Moby Dick

    Performer: Shigenori Kudo. Performer: Shin-Ichi Fukuda.
    • Japanese Guitar Music, Vol. 4.
    • Naxos.
    • 2.
  • François Devienne

    Symphonie concertante No. 4 in F Major: II. Gracioso con variazioni

    Performer: Tami Krausz. Performer: Emma Black. Performer: Javier Zafra. Performer: Nicolas Chedmail. Conductor: Julien Chauvin. Orchestra: Le Concert de la Loge.
    • Haydn: Symphony No. 82 "L'Ours".
    • Aparté.
    • 9.
  • Pascal Dusapin

    Quartet for strings with orchestra No.6 'Hinterland': I.

    Orchestra: Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France. Ensemble: Arditti Quartet. Conductor: Pascal Rophé.
    • AEON.
  • Béla Bartók

    Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz. 112: III. Allegro molto

    Performer: Christian Tetzlaff. Orchestra: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Hannu Lintu.
    • Bartók: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2.
    • Ondine.
    • 3.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Cello Sonata in B-Flat Major, RV 46

    Performer: Jean‐Guihen Queyras. Performer: Christoph Dangel. Performer: Lee Santana.
    • Vivaldi: Sonatas for Cello & Basso Continuo.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 21.
  • Steve Reich

    Double Sextet

    Ensemble: Ekkozone. Conductor: Mathias Reumert.
    • Mode.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphonie Parisienne No. 82 en Ut Majeur, Hob. I:82 "L'Ours"

    Conductor: Julien Chauvin. Orchestra: Le Concert de la Loge.
    • Haydn: Symphony No. 82 "L'Ours".
    • Aparté.

Record Review

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9.00am


20th century chamber music from the Spannungen Festival 2017

Asya Fateyeva (saxophone)
Lars Vogt (piano)
Sibylle Mahni (horn)
Peter Dorpinghaus (trumpet)
Emily White (trombone)
Florian Donderer (violin)
Kiveli Dorken (piano)
Anna Reszniak (violin)
Steven Hudson (oboe)
Theo Plath (bassoon)
Avi Music AVI8553405

https://avi-music.de/html/2018/3405.html

 

Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Magdalena Kozena (mezzo soprano)
Stuart Skelton (tenor)
Symphony Orchestra of Bavarian Radio
Simon Rattle (conductor)

BR-Klassik 900172
https://www.br-shop.de/br-klassik-gustav-mahler-das-lied-von-der-erde

 

Music for guitar and flute by Toku Takemitsu, Ichiro Nodaira and Tamezo Narita
Shin-ichi Fukuda (guitar)
Kudo Shigenori (flutes)
Naxos 8.573911

https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.573911

Symphonies by Haydn, Davaux & Devienne
Le Concert de la Loge
Julien Chauvin (conductor)
Aparte AP186
http://www.apartemusic.com/discography/haydn-lours/



9.30am – Building a Library – Sarah Walker on Mozart’s Double Piano Concerto K365

 

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piece: Concerto for two pianos in E flat K365

Reviewer: Sarah Walker

 

Recommended Recording:


Jos van Immerseel (fortepiano and direction)
Yoko Kaneko (fortepiano)
Anima Eterna (orchestra)
Alpha ALPHA339 (CD)

 

Other Recommended Recordings:

 

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


Alfred Brendel & Imogen Cooper (pianos)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)
Philips 415 354-2


Lucas Jussen & Arthur Jussen (pianos)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)

DG 481213



 

10.20am – New Releases

Dusapin: String quartets nos. 6 & 7

Arditti quartet
Orchestra Philharmonique de Radio France
Pascal Rophé (conductor)

Aeon AECD1753
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/quatuor-vl-hinterland-quatuor-vll-opentime-aecd1753

 

Bartok: Violin concertos nos. 1 & 2
Christian Tetzlaff (violin)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu (conductor)
Ondine
ODE 1317-2
https://www.ondine.net/?lid=en&cid=2.2&oid=6041

 

Vivaldi: Sonatas for cello & basso continuo
Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello)
Michael Behringer (keyboards)
Lee santana (theorbo)
Christoph Dangel (cello)
Harmonia Mundi HMM902278
http://www.harmoniamundi.com/#!/albums/2442

 

Reich: sextet & double sextet

Ekkozone
Mathias Reumert (conductor)
Mode MOD-CD-300

 

10.50am New Releases: Laura Tunbridge on Song

Vocal music from 1830-1840
John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
Lorna Anderson (soprano)

Alexey Gusev (bass-baritone)

Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo)

Soraya Mafi (soprano)

Malcolm Martineau (piano)

Vivat VIVAT116
http://www.vivatmusic.com/catalogue/decades-a-century-of-song-volume-3

 

Vocal music by and inspired by Ivor Gurney
Sarah Connolly (mezzo soprano)
Simon Callow (narrator)
Tenebrae (choir)
Aurora Orchestra
Nigel Short (conductor)
Signum SIGCD557
https://signumrecords.com/product/a-walk-with-ivor-gurney/SIGCD557/

 

Paul Hindemith: Das Marienleben
Juliane banse (soprano)
Martin Helmchen (piano)

Alpha 398

https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/das-marienleben-alpha-398

 

‘September Songs’ – vocal music from Broadway and Hollywood

Thomas Allen (baritone)
Lucy Crowe (soprano)
Stephen Higgins (piano)

Champs Hill CHRCD144
http://www.champshillrecords.co.uk/cddetail.php?cat_number=CHRCD144


Hanns Eisler: Songs in American Exile (1938-1948)
Holger Falk (baritone)
Steffen Schleirmacher (piano)

MDG 613 2084-2

https://www.mdg.de/titel/2084.htm



11.45am – Disc of the Week:

Symphonies by Haydn, Davaux & Devienne
Le Concert de la Loge
Julien Chauvin (conductor)
Aparte AP186
http://www.apartemusic.com/discography/haydn-lours/

 

 

 

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