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Andrew McGregor with Alexandra Coghlan and Harriet Smith

Andrew McGregor rounds up the best new and recent releases, and in Building a Library Alexandra Coghlan surveys the best recordings of music by Orlando Gibbons.

with Andrew McGregor

09.30
Building a Library: Alexandra Coghlan surveys the recordings of music by Orlando Gibbons and makes a recommendation.

Orlando Gibbons was a leading English composer in the early 17th century. He wrote a large number of keyboard works, fantasias for viols, anthems and madrigals (of which the best-known is "The Silver Swan"). His best-known verse anthem is "This Is the Record of John".

10.30
Andrew talks to Harriet Smith about new recordings of chamber music by Beethoven and Mendelssohn.

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

3 hours, 13 minutes

Music Played

  • Maurice Ravel

    Daphnis et Chloé: Suite No.2

    Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Robin Ticciati.
    • Linn.
  • Claude Debussy

    Violin Sonata in G Minor, L. 140: I. Allegro vivo

    Performer: Isabelle Faust. Performer: Alexander Melnikov.
    • Debussy: Les Trois Sonates, The Late Works.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 1.
  • Matthew Locke

    Suite No.1 in C minor (The Flat Consort) Nos. 3-6

    Performer: Elizabeth Kenny. Ensemble: Phantasm.
    • Linn.
  • Antonio Salieri

    Les Horaces: Act I, Scene 3: Déjà les deux armées

    Composer: Nicolas-François Guillard. Performer: Jean-Sébastien Bou. Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. Conductor: Christophe Rousset. Ensemble: Les Chantres Du Centre De Musique Baroque De Versailles.
    • Antonio Salieri: Les Horaces.
    • Aparté.
    • 12.
  • Antonio Salieri

    Les Horaces, Act I, Scene 3: Ô du sort trop heureux retour

    Composer: Nicolas-François Guillard. Performer: Judith van Wanroij. Performer: Cyrille Dubois. Performer: Jean-Sébastien Bou. Performer: Julien Dran. Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. Conductor: Christophe Rousset. Ensemble: Les Chantres Du Centre De Musique Baroque De Versailles.
    • Antonio Salieri: Les Horaces.
    • Aparté.
    • 13.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 44: II. Adagio ma non troppo

    Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 3 - Symphonic Dances.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 2.
  • Arnold Schoenberg

    Vier Lieder, Op.2: No.2 'Schenk mir deinen goldenen Kamm'

    Performer: Reinbert de Leeuw. Singer: Barbara Hannigan.
    • Alpha.
  • Anton Webern

    Fünf Lieder von Dehmel: No.2 'Am ufer'

    Performer: Reinbert de Leeuw. Singer: Barbara Hannigan.
    • Alpha.
  • Alban Berg

    Sieben frühe Lieder: No.5 'Im zimmer'

    Performer: Reinbert de Leeuw. Singer: Barbara Hannigan.
    • Alpha.
  • Richard Wagner

    Isoldens Liebestod

    Performer: Igor Levit. Music Arranger: Franz Liszt.
    • Sony.
  • Vincenzo Bellini

    Casta Diva from Norma

    Performer: Montserrat Caballé. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Carlo Felice Cillario.
    • BMG Classics.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    String Quartet No.2: IV. Allegro

    Ensemble: Calidore String Quartet.
    • Signum.
  • Osvaldo Golijov

    Tenebrae

    Ensemble: Calidore String Quartet.
    • Signum.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Mendelssohn Quartet in F minor, Op. 80: III. Adagio

    Performer: Calidore String Quartet.
    • Signum.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    String Quartet in F minor, Op.80: IV. finale

    Ensemble: Minetti Quartet.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quartet in D minor, D810, 'Death and the Maiden': III. Scherzo

    Ensemble: Minetti Quartet.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata in G major, Op.96: IV. Poco Allegretto

    Performer: Lorenzo Gatto. Performer: Julien Libeer.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata in F major, 'Spring': I. Allegro

    Performer: Julien Libeer. Performer: Lorenzo Gatto.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata in F major, 'Spring': I. Allegro

    Performer: Susanna Ogata. Performer: Ian Watson.
    • Coro.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Trio No.1 in E flat major, Op.1: III. Scherzo (Allegro assai)

    Ensemble: Trio Goya.
    • Chandos.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Semiramide: Act 1, Duettino. 'Serbamie ognor si fido il cor'

    Singer: Albina Shagimuratova. Singer: Daniela Barcellona. Choir: Opera Rara Chorus. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Opera Rara.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Semiramide: Act 1. 'L'alto eroe ... Ah! sconvolta nell'ordine eterno'

    Singer: Albina Shagimuratova. Singer: Daniela Barcellona. Choir: Opera Rara Chorus. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Opera Rara.

Building a Library

9.00am

Duparc: Mélodies & Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe & Valses nobles et sentimentales - ‘Aimer et Mourir’
Magdalena Kožená (mezzo soprano)
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Robin Ticciati (conductor)
Linn CKD610
http://www.linnrecords.com/recording-aimer-et-mourir.aspx

 

Debussy: Late sonatas – ‘Les Trois Sonates – The Late Works’
Isabelle Faust (violin)
Alexander Melnikov (piano)
Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello)
Javier Perianes (piano)
Antoine Tamestit (viola)
Xavier de Maistre (harp)
Magali Mosnier (flute)
Tanguy de Williencourt (piano)
Harmonia Mundi HMM902303
http://www.harmoniamundi.com/:#!/all_about_hm/Debussy

 

Locke: Consorts for viol and mixed ensemble – ‘For Lovers of Consort Music’
Phantasm (consort of viols)
Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
Linn CKD 594
http://www.linnrecords.com/recording-locke-for-lovers-of-consort-music.aspx

 

Salieri: Les Horaces
Judith Van Wanroij (Camille)
Cyrille Dubois (Curiace)
Julien Dran (The young Horace)
Jean-Sébastien Bou (The old Horace)
Les Chantres du Centre de musique baroque de Versailles (chorus)
Les Talens Lyriques (orchestra)
Christophe Rousset (conductor)
Aparté AP185 (2 CDs)
http://www.apartemusic.com/discography/salieri-les-horaces/

 

 

9.30am – Building a Library – Alexandra Coghlan on Orlando Gibbons

Composer: Orlando Gibbons
Reviewer: Alexandra Coghlan

 

Recommended Recording:


Gibbons: Choral and organ music
Laurence Cummings (organ)
Oxford Camerata (choir)
Jeremy Summerly (conductor)
Naxos 8553130

Other Recommended Recordings:

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

Gibbons: Anthems
Winchester Cathedral Choir
David Hill (conductor)
Helios CDH55228

Gibbons: Fantasias for viol
L’Achéron (consort of viols)
François Joubert-Caillet
Ricercar RIC384

Gibbons: Viol consorts
Phantasm (consort of viols)
Linn BKD486


Gibbons: Complete keyboard works
Daniel ben Pienaar (piano)
Deux-Elles DXL1126 (2 CDs)


Gibbons: Keyboard music
John Toll (keyboards)
Linn BKD125

 

10.20am – New Releases

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances & Symphony No.3
Philharmonia (orchestra)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor)
Signum Classics SIGCD540
https://signumrecords.com/product/rachmaninov-symphony-no-3-symphonic-dances/SIGCD540/

 

Songs by Schoenberg, Webern, Berg and others  – ‘Vienna – Fin de Siecle’
Barbara Hannigan (soprano)
Reinbert de Leeuw (piano)
Alpha 393
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/vienna-fin-de-siecle-alpha-393

 

Schubert’s Winterreise recomposed for orchestra by Hans Zender
Julian Prégardien (tenor)
Deutsche Radio Philharmonie (orchestra)
Robert Reimer (conductor)
Alpha 425
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/schuberts-winterreise-alpha-425

 

Pieces & transcriptions for piano by Busoni, Bach, Brahms, Schumann, Liszt, Bill Evans & Frederic Rzewski – ‘Igor Levit – Life’
Igor Levit (piano)
Sony 88985424452
https://sonyclassical.com/releases/88985424452

 

 

10.50am New Releases: Harriet Smith on chamber music

String Quartets by Janáček, Prokofiev, Golijov, & Mendelssohn

Calidore String Quartet
Signum SIGCD551
https://signumrecords.com/product/resilience/SIGCD551/

 

Mendelssohn: String Quartet in F minor, Op.80 & Schubert: String quartet in D minor, D.810 ‘Death and the Maiden’
Minetti String Quartet
Hänssler HC18021

https://haensslerprofil.de/en/shop/klassik/kammermusik-instrumental/mendelssohn-string-quartet-6-schubert-stri/

 

Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos.1, 10 & 5 ‘Spring’
Lorenzo Gatto (violin)
Julien Libeer (piano)
Alpha 407
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/beethoven-violin-sonatas-no-1-10-5-spring-alpha-407

 

Beethoven: Three Violin Sonatas, Op.12
Ian Watson (violin)
Susanna Ogata (piano)
Coro COR16161
https://www.challengerecords.com/products/15227491509629

 

Beethoven: Trios, Op.1 for piano, violin and cello
Trio Goya
Chandos CHAN0822
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%200822

 

11.45am – Disc of the Week


Rossini: Semiramide
Albina Shagimuratova (Semiramide)
Daniela Barcellona (Arsace)
Mirco Palazzi (Assur)
Barry Banks (Idreno)
Opera Rara Chorus
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Mark Elder (conductor)
Opera Rara ORC57 (4 CDs)
http://www.opera-rara.com/semiramide.html

 

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