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Andrew McGregor with Helen Wallace and Nicholas Kenyon

Latest recordings with Andrew McGregor, Building a Library on Beethoven's Piano Trios, Op 1, with Helen Wallace, and new releases of Haydn with Nicholas Kenyon.

with Andrew McGregor.

09.30
Building a Library: Helen Wallace listens to and compares recordings of Beethoven's Piano Trios Op. 1

Beethoven's Opus 1 is a set of three piano trios (written for piano, violin, and cello), first performed and published in 1795. The wit, creativity and sheer energy of these works is astonishing. Clearly Beethoven waited until he had three substantial works he was happy with to publish as his first Opus number. They must have made quite a splash at the time, and remain infectiously vital pieces today.

10.50
Andrew McGregor talks to Nicholas Kenyon about the first releases of Haydn 2032, an ambitious project to record all the Haydn symphonies before the 300th anniversary of his birth in 2032.

11.25
Andrew chooses an outstanding new release as his Disc of the Week.

2 hours, 44 minutes

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Dance Suite: III. Sarabanda (From Almira, HWV 1)

    Conductor: Maurice Steger. Ensemble: La Cetra.
    • Mr Handel's Dinner.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 007.
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria

    Unus ex discipulis meis

    Ensemble: I Fagiolini. Director: Robert Hollingworth.
    • Coro.
  • Edmund Rubbra

    Amicus Meus

    Performer: Robert Hollingworth. Ensemble: I Fagiolini.
    • Coro.
  • Leos Janáček

    String Quartet No.2 'Intimate Letters': III. Moderato

    Performer: Belcea Quartet.
    • Alpha.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Violin Concerto in D major: I. Allegro non troppo (Cadenza by Hadelich)

    Composer: Augustin Hadelich. Performer: Augustin Hadelich. Orchestra: Kringkastingsorkestret. Conductor: Miguel Harth-Bedoya.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    La créole: Ouverture

    Orchestra: Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt. Conductor: Howard Griffiths.
    • Offenbach: Opera Ouvertures.
    • CPO.
    • 9.
  • William Harris

    Faire Is the Heaven

    Choir: Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha.
    • Locus Iste.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 1.
  • Robert Schumann

    Dichterliebe Op.48: Nos.3-6

    Performer: Éric Le Sage. Singer: Julian Prégardien. Singer: Sandrine Piau.
    • Alpha.
  • Matthew Dubourg

    Hibernia's sons, your voices raise

    Performer: Huw Daniel. Performer: Sophie Gent. Performer: Claire Duff. Orchestra: Irish Baroque Orchestra. Choir: Irish Baroque Chorus. Director: Peter Whelan.
    • Linn.
  • Matthew Dubourg

    Dubourg's Maggot

    Performer: Huw Daniel. Performer: Sophie Gent. Performer: Claire Duff. Orchestra: Irish Baroque Orchestra. Choir: Irish Baroque Chorus. Director: Peter Whelan.
    • Linn.
  • Gaetano Donizetti

    L'Ange de Nisida

    Singer: Vito Priante. Singer: Laurent Naouri. Singer: David Junghoon Kim. Singer: Joyce El-Khoury. Singer: Evgeny Stavinsky. Choir: Royal Opera House Chorus. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Opera Rara.

Record Review

9.00am

‘Mr Handel’s Dinner’ – Concertos etc. by Handel, Geminiani, Finger & Babell
Maurice Steger (recorder & direction)
La Cetra (ensemble)
Harmonia Mundi HMM902607
http://www.harmoniamundi.com/#!/albums/2513

‘Leonardo: Shaping the Invisible’ – Choral music by Tallis, Howells, Monteverdi, Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur, Victoria, Rubbra, Monteverdi, Vecchi, JS Bach, Janequin, Desprez, de Rore, Janequin + Adrian Williams
I Fagiolini (choir)
Robert Hollingworth (director)
Coro COR16171
https://thesixteenshop.com/collections/new-releases/products/leonardo-shaping-the-invisible

Janacek: String Quartets Nos.1 & 2; Ligeti: String Quartet No.1
Belcea Quartet
Alpha 454
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/janacek-ligeti-quartets-alpha454

Brahms: Violin Concerto (cadenza: Hadelich); Ligeti: Violin Concerto (cadenza: Adès)
Augustin Hadelich (violin)
Norwegian radio Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya (conductor)
Warner Classics 0190295510459
http://www.warnerclassics.com/shop/5389211,0190295510459/augustin-hadelich-brahms-ligeti-violin-concertos

9.30am – Building a Library – Helen Wallace on Beethoven Op.1 Piano Trios 1-3

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

Reviewer: Helen Wallace

Recommended Recording:

Daniel Barenboim (piano)
Pinchas Zukerman (violin)
Jacqueline Du Pré (cello)
EMI 3507982 (2 CDs – also available as a download on Warner Classics)

Other Recommended Recordings:

Florestan Trio
Hyperion CDS44471/4

10.20am – New Releases


‘Offenbach – Folies Symphoniques’ – Offenbach overtures
Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt
Howard Griffiths (conductor)
CPO 555 275-2
https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/cpo/detail/-/art/jacques-offenbach-ouvertueren/hnum/8921600

‘Locus Iste’ – sacred choral music by Harris, Rorem, Finzi, Britten, Stanford, Tavener, Dove, Poulenc, Robinson, Woolf, Bruckner, Swayne, Rachmaninoff & Parry
The Choir of St John’s College Cambridge
Glen Dempsey (organ)
Laura van der Heijden (cello)
Andrew Nethsingha (conductor)
Signum Classics SIGCD567
https://signumrecords.com/product/locus-iste/SIGCD567/

Schumann: Dichterliebe + 3 Romanzen & others
Julian Prégardien (tenor)
Sandrine Piau (soprano)
Éric le Sage (Blüthner piano, Leipzig 1856)
Alpha 457
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/schumann-dichterliebe-alpha457

‘Welcome home, Mr. Dubourg’ – Matthew Dubourg: Concertos in A Major & D Major, Violin Sonata in A Major, Ode for Dublin Castle + others
Anna Devin (soprano)
Rachel Kelly (mezzo-soprano)
Edward Grint (bass)
Sophie Gent, Claire Duff & Huw Daniel (violins)
Irish Baroque Orchestra
Irish Baroque Chorus
Peter Whelan (conductor)
Linn CKD 532
https://www.linnrecords.com/recording-welcome-home-mr-dubourg


10.20am – New Releases – Nick Kenyon on Antonini’s ‘Haydn 2032’ etc.

‘Haydn 2032 – Vol.1 (La Passione)’ – Haydn: Symphonies Nos.1, 39 & 49; Gluck: Don Juan ou le Festin de Pierre
Il Giardino Armonico (orchestra)
Giovanni Antonini (conductor)
Alpha 670
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/la-passione-alpha-670

‘Haydn 2032 – Vol.3 (Solo e Pensoso)’ – Haydn: Symphonies Nos.3, 42 & 64, L’Isola Disabitata (overture) & Solo e Pensoso (Aria)
Francesca Aspromonte (soprano)
Il Giardino Armonico (orchestra)
Giovanni Antonini (conductor)
Alpha 672
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/haydn-2032-vol-3-solo-e-pensoso-alpha-672

‘Haydn 2032 – Vol.4 (Il Distratto)’ – Haydn: Symphonies Nos.60, 70 & 12; Cimarosa: Il Maestro di Cappella
Riccardo Novaro (baritone)
Il Giardino Armonico (orchestra)
Giovanni Antonini (conductor)
Alpha 674
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/haydn2032-no-4-il-distratto-alpha-674

‘Haydn 2032 – Vol.5 (L’Homme de Génie)‘ – Haydn: Symphonies Nos.80, 81 & 19; Kraus: Symphony in C minor
Kammerorchester Basel (ensemble)
Giovanni Antonini (conductor)
Alpha 676
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/haydn-2032-vol-5-l-homme-de-genie-alpha-676

‘Haydn 2032 – Vol.7 (Gli Impresari)’ – Haydn: Symphonies Nos,67, 65 & 9; Mozart: Thamos, King of Egypt
Kammerorchester Basel (ensemble)
Giovanni Antonini (conductor)
Alpha 680
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/haydn-2032-vol-7-gli-impresari-alpha680

Haydn: String Quartets Op.64/4, 20/2 & 54/2
Jubilee Quartet
Rubicon RCD1039
http://rubiconclassics.com/release/haydn-string-quartets/

Boccherini: Cello Concerto Nos2, 6 & 9, Symphony No.6, String Quintet in C major & Stabat Mater
Ophélie Gaillard (cello)
Sandrine Piau (soprano)
Pulcinella Orchestra
Aparte AP194 (2 CDs)
http://www.apartemusic.com/discography/boccherini/

11.20am – Record of the Week

Donizetti: L’Ange de Nisida
Sylvia              Joyce El-Khoury (soprano)
The King         Vito Priante (baritone)
Don Gaspar     Laurent Naouri (bass baritone)
Casaldi            David Junghoon Kim (tenor)
The Monk        Evgeny Stavinsky (bass)
Royal Opera House Chorus
Royal Opera House Orchestra
Mark Elder (conductor)
Opera Rara ORC58 (2 CDs)
https://opera-rara.com/shopcatalogue/lange-de-nisida-2

Record Review

9.00am

‘Mr Handel’s Dinner’ – Concertos etc. by Handel, Geminiani, Finger & Babell
Maurice Steger (recorder & direction)
La Cetra (ensemble)
Harmonia Mundi HMM902607
http://www.harmoniamundi.com/#!/albums/2513

‘Leonardo: Shaping the Invisible’ – Choral music by Tallis, Howells, Monteverdi, Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur, Victoria, Rubbra, Monteverdi, Vecchi, JS Bach, Janequin, Desprez, de Rore, Janequin + Adrian Williams
I Fagiolini (choir)
Robert Hollingworth (director)
Coro COR16171
https://thesixteenshop.com/collections/new-releases/products/leonardo-shaping-the-invisible

Janacek: String Quartets Nos.1 & 2; Ligeti: String Quartet No.1
Belcea Quartet
Alpha 454
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/janacek-ligeti-quartets-alpha454

Brahms: Violin Concerto (cadenza: Hadelich); Ligeti: Violin Concerto (cadenza: Adès)
Augustin Hadelich (violin)
Norwegian radio Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya (conductor)
Warner Classics 0190295510459
http://www.warnerclassics.com/shop/5389211,0190295510459/augustin-hadelich-brahms-ligeti-violin-concertos

9.30am – Building a Library – Helen Wallace on Beethoven Op.1 Piano Trios 1-3

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

Reviewer: Helen Wallace

10.20am – New Releases


‘Offenbach – Folies Symphoniques’ – Offenbach overtures
Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt
Howard Griffiths (conductor)
CPO 555 275-2
https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/cpo/detail/-/art/jacques-offenbach-ouvertueren/hnum/8921600

‘Locus Iste’ – sacred choral music by Harris, Rorem, Finzi, Britten, Stanford, Tavener, Dove, Poulenc, Robinson, Woolf, Bruckner, Swayne, Rachmaninoff & Parry
The Choir of St John’s College Cambridge
Glen Dempsey (organ)
Laura van der Heijden (cello)
Andrew Nethsingha (conductor)
Signum Classics SIGCD567
https://signumrecords.com/product/locus-iste/SIGCD567/

Schumann: Dichterliebe + 3 Romanzen & others
Julian Prégardien (tenor)
Sandrine Piau (soprano)
Éric le Sage (Blüthner piano, Leipzig 1856)
Alpha 457
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/schumann-dichterliebe-alpha457

‘Welcome home, Mr. Dubourg’ – Matthew Dubourg: Concertos in A Major & D Major, Violin Sonata in A Major, Ode for Dublin Castle + others
Anna Devin (soprano)
Rachel Kelly (mezzo-soprano)
Edward Grint (bass)
Sophie Gent, Claire Duff & Huw Daniel (violins)
Irish Baroque Orchestra
Irish Baroque Chorus
Peter Whelan (conductor)
Linn CKD 532
https://www.linnrecords.com/recording-welcome-home-mr-dubourg


10.20am – New Releases – Nick Kenyon on Antonini’s ‘Haydn 2032’ etc.

‘Haydn 2032 – Vol.1 (La Passione)’ – Haydn: Symphonies Nos.1, 39 & 49; Gluck: Don Juan ou le Festin de Pierre
Il Giardino Armonico (orchestra)
Giovanni Antonini (conductor)
Alpha 670
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/la-passione-alpha-670

‘Haydn 2032 – Vol.3 (Solo e Pensoso)’ – Haydn: Symphonies Nos.3, 42 & 64, L’Isola Disabitata (overture) & Solo e Pensoso (Aria)
Francesca Aspromonte (soprano)
Il Giardino Armonico (orchestra)
Giovanni Antonini (conductor)
Alpha 672
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/haydn-2032-vol-3-solo-e-pensoso-alpha-672

‘Haydn 2032 – Vol.4 (Il Distratto)’ – Haydn: Symphonies Nos.60, 70 & 12; Cimarosa: Il Maestro di Cappella
Riccardo Novaro (baritone)
Il Giardino Armonico (orchestra)
Giovanni Antonini (conductor)
Alpha 674
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/haydn2032-no-4-il-distratto-alpha-674

‘Haydn 2032 – Vol.5 (L’Homme de Génie)‘ – Haydn: Symphonies Nos.80, 81 & 19; Kraus: Symphony in C minor
Kammerorchester Basel (ensemble)
Giovanni Antonini (conductor)
Alpha 676
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/haydn-2032-vol-5-l-homme-de-genie-alpha-676

‘Haydn 2032 – Vol.7 (Gli Impresari)’ – Haydn: Symphonies Nos,67, 65 & 9; Mozart: Thamos, King of Egypt
Kammerorchester Basel (ensemble)
Giovanni Antonini (conductor)
Alpha 680
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/haydn-2032-vol-7-gli-impresari-alpha680

Haydn: String Quartets Op.64/4, 20/2 & 54/2
Jubilee Quartet
Rubicon RCD1039
http://rubiconclassics.com/release/haydn-string-quartets/

Boccherini: Cello Concerto Nos2, 6 & 9, Symphony No.6, String Quintet in C major & Stabat Mater
Ophélie Gaillard (cello)
Sandrine Piau (soprano)
Pulcinella Orchestra
Aparte AP194 (2 CDs)
http://www.apartemusic.com/discography/boccherini/

11.20am – Record of the Week

Donizetti: L’Ange de Nisida
Sylvia              Joyce El-Khoury (soprano)
The King         Vito Priante (baritone)
Don Gaspar     Laurent Naouri (bass baritone)
Casaldi            David Junghoon Kim (tenor)
The Monk        Evgeny Stavinsky (bass)
Royal Opera House Chorus
Royal Opera House Orchestra
Mark Elder (conductor)
Opera Rara ORC58 (2 CDs)
https://opera-rara.com/shopcatalogue/lange-de-nisida-2

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