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Andrew McGregor with Richard Wigmore and Tom McKinney

Building a Library on Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A, K581, and Tom McKinney reviews Berlioz reissues from Warner Classics and Deutsche Grammophon.

with Andrew McGregor.

09.30
Building a Library: Richard Wigmore discusses with Andrew recordings of Mozart's Clarinet Quintet.

Mozart's Clarinet Quintet, was written in 1789 for the clarinettist Anton Stadler. Like the Clarinet Concerto, also written for Stadler, it was actually written for the basset clarinet, which has an extended lower range, and so there are various decisions to be made about exactly what instrument you play it on. This is one of the great pieces of Mozart's last years, full of a mellow yearning which suits the sound to the clarinet to perfection.

10.30
Andrew talks to Tom McKinney about two big boxes of Berlioz reissues that have been brought out by Warner Classics and DG to mark the 150 years since the composer's death.

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

3 hours, 13 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel

    Bassoon Concerto in F Major, WoO 23, S63: III. Rondo. Vivace

    Performer: Jaakko Luoma. Orchestra: Tapiola Sinfonietta.
    • Mozart, Winter, Hummel & Rossini: Bassoon Concertos.
    • Ondine.
    • 3.
  • Johan Helmich Roman

    Golovinmusiken, BeRI 1: No. 7, Allegro

    Ensemble: Höör Barock. Conductor: Dan Laurin.
    • Johan Helmich Roman: Golovinmusiken, BeRI 1.
    • BIS.
    • 7.
  • Johan Helmich Roman

    Golovinmusiken, BeRI 1: No. 8, Presto

    Ensemble: Höör Barock. Conductor: Dan Laurin.
    • Johan Helmich Roman: Golovinmusiken, BeRI 1.
    • BIS.
    • 8.
  • Johan Helmich Roman

    Golovinmusiken, BeRI 1: No. 9, Aria

    Ensemble: Höör Barock. Conductor: Dan Laurin.
    • Johan Helmich Roman: Golovinmusiken, BeRI 1.
    • BIS.
    • 9.
  • Bohuslav Martinu

    Songs on one page

    Performer: Ivo Kahánek. Singer: Martina Jankova. Singer: Tomáš Král.
    • Supraphon.
  • Walter Braunfels

    Phantastische Erscheinungen eines Themas von Hector Berlioz, Op. 25: Einleitung.

    Conductor: Gregor Bühl. Orchestra: Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz.
    • Braunfels: Phantastische Ersheinungen eines Themas von Berlioz, Op. 25 & Sinfoni.
    • CapriccioNR.
    • 1.
  • Walter Braunfels

    Phantastische Erscheinungen eines Themas von Hector Berlioz, Op. 25: No. 1, Them

    Conductor: Gregor Bühl. Orchestra: Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz.
    • Braunfels: Phantastische Ersheinungen eines Themas von Berlioz, Op. 25 & Sinfoni.
    • CapriccioNR.
    • 2.
  • Walter Braunfels

    Phantastische Erscheinungen eines Themas von Hector Berlioz, Op. 25: No. 2, Mode

    Conductor: Gregor Bühl. Orchestra: Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz.
    • Braunfels: Phantastische Ersheinungen eines Themas von Berlioz, Op. 25 & Sinfoni.
    • CapriccioNR.
    • 3.
  • Walter Braunfels

    Phantastische Erscheinungen eines Themas von Hector Berlioz, Op. 25: No. 3, Geme

    Conductor: Gregor Bühl. Orchestra: Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz.
    • Braunfels: Phantastische Ersheinungen eines Themas von Berlioz, Op. 25 & Sinfoni.
    • CapriccioNR.
    • 4.
  • Richard Strauss

    Andante in C Major, TrV 155

    • The Romantic Horn.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 5.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Quartet No.3 in C minor, Op.60: I. Allegro non troppo

    Performer: Primrose Piano Quartet.
    • Meridian.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Symphonie Fantastique: V. Songe d'une nuit du sabbat

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • DG.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Le Damnation de Faust: Part II, Scene 5

    Singer: Jules Bastin. Choir: Choeur de l'Orchestre de Paris. Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • DG.
  • Hector Berlioz

    La Mort de Cléopâtre (Scène lyrique)

    Singer: Jessye Norman. Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • DG.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Te Deum: Prélude

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: John Nelson.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Les Troyens: Act I. 'Andromaque et son fils!.. Due peuple et des soldats"

    Singer: Michael Spyres. Orchestra: Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg. Conductor: John Nelson.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Le Trébuchet

    Performer: Gerald Moore. Singer: Victoria de los Ángeles. Singer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Harold en Italie: III. Sérénade d'un montagnard des Abruzzes à sa maîtresse

    Performer: Donald McInnes. Orchestra: Orchestre national de France. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Fugue à 3 sujets

    Performer: Matthieu Baboulène-Fossey.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Grande Messe des Morts: II. Dies Irae. Tuba Mirum

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Choir: CBSO Chorus. Conductor: Louis Frémaux.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Les Nuits d'été: V. Au cimetière

    Singer: Janet Baker. Orchestra: New Philharmonia. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • Warner Classics.
  • César Franck

    Violin Sonata in A major

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova. Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
    • Hyperion.
  • William Bolcom

    Waitin' (Cabaret Songs)

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Kate Royal.
    • A Lesson in Love: Kate Royal/Malcolm Martineau.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.

Record Review

9.00am

Bassoon Concertos by Hummel, Mozart, Winter & Rossini
Jaakko Luoma (bassoon)
Tapiola Sinfonietta
Janne Nisonen (concertmaster)
Ondine ODE 1324-2
https://www.ondine.net/?lid=en&cid=2.2&oid=6220

J.H. Roman: The Golovin Music
Dan Laurin (recorders)
Höör Barock (ensemble)
BIS2355 SACD (Hybrid SACD)
http://bis.se/performers/laurin-dan/jh-roman-the-golovin-music

Martinů: Songs on One Page, Songs on Two pages, The Slovak Songs & New Chap-Book
Martina Janková (soprano)
Tomáš Král (baritone)
Ivo Kahánek (piano)
Supraphon SU 4235-2
https://www.supraphon.com/album/448092-martinu-songs

 

9.30am – Building a Library – Richard Wigmore on Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Reviewer: Richard Wigmore

Recommended Recording:

Romain Guyot (basset clarinet)
Players from the Chamber Orchestra of Europe (string quartet)
Mirare MIR183

Other Recommended Recordings:

Thea King (basset clarinet)
Gabrieli String Quartet
Hyperion CDA 66199

Julian Bliss (basset clarinet)
Carducci string quartet
Signum SIGCD552

10.20am – New Releases

Braunfels: Fantastical apparitions of a theme by Hector Berlioz & Sinfonia Brevis
Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
Gregor Bühl (conductor)
Capriccio C5354
http://capriccio.at/walter-braunfels-fantastisch

‘The Romantic Horn’ – Beethoven: Horn Sonata & other works for horn and piano by F. Strauss, R. Strauss, Schumann, Glazunov, Scriabin, Dukas, Poulenc & Vintner
Richard Watkins (horn)
Julius Drake (piano)
Signum Classics SIGCD556
https://signumrecords.com/product/the-romantic-horn/SIGCD556/

‘Desires’ – Choral music setting the words of the Song of Songs by Brumel, Clemens, Gabriel, Ceballos, White, Grier, Gombert, Victoria, Dove, Vivanco, Palestrina, Esquivel & J. Barber
ORA Singers
Suzy Digby (conductor)
Harmonia Mundi HMM 905316
http://www.harmoniamundi.com/#!/albums/2505

Brahms: The Piano Quartets
Primrose Piano Quartet
Meridian CDE84650 (2 CDs)
http://www.meridian-records.co.uk/acatalog/CDE84650_Brahms_The_Piano_Quartets.html

10.50am – Tom Mckinney on Berlioz anniversary sets

Daniel Barenboim: Complete Berlioz Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon
Orchestre de Paris
Daniel Barenboim (conductor)
Various others
DG4836412 (10 CDs)
https://www.deutschegrammophon.com/gb/cat/4836412

Hector Berlioz: The Complete Works
Various musicians
Warner Classics 9029561444 (27 CDs)
http://www.warnerclassics.com/release/552506,0190295614447/berlioz-hector-hector-berlioz-the-complete-works

11.45am – Disc of the Week

Vierne & Franck: Violin Sonatas
Alina Ibragimova (violin)
Cédric Tiberghien (piano)
Hyperion CDA68204
https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68204

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  • Sat 9 Mar 2019 09:00

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