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With Andrew McGregor and William Mival

William Mival chooses five indispensable recordings of the music of Proms composer Richard Strauss and explains why you need to hear them, plus the best in new classical releases.

Andrew McGregor with a selection of the best new classical releases.

9.30
Proms Composer: Richard Strauss
William Mival chooses five indispensable recordings of Proms Composer Richard Strauss and explains why you need to hear them.

11.20
Proms Recording:
To end each edition of Summer Record Review, Andrew introduces the Building a Library recommendation of a major work featured in the Proms.
Bach: Orchestral Suite No 1 in C BWV 1066
Freiburger Barockorchester

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2 hours, 44 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Egmont (Overture)

    Narrator: Robert Hunger-Bühler. Orchestra: Helsingin Barokkiorkesteri. Conductor: Aapo Häkkinen.
    • Ondine.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Les Plaisirs de Versailles: Déesse des discours

    Singer: Teresa Wakim. Singer: Virginia Warnken. Singer: Jesse Blumberg. Singer: Aaron Sheehan. Singer: Jason McStoots. Choir: Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble. Orchestra: Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble. Director: Paul O’Dette. Director: Stephen Stubbs.
    • CPO.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Les Plaisirs de Versailles: Ah, que ce chocolat foisonne

    Singer: Teresa Wakim. Singer: Virginia Warnken. Singer: Jesse Blumberg. Singer: Aaron Sheehan. Singer: Jason McStoots. Choir: Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble. Orchestra: Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble. Director: Paul O’Dette. Director: Stephen Stubbs.
    • CPO.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Les Plaisirs de Versailles: Déesse un peu trop chatouilleuse

    Singer: Teresa Wakim. Singer: Virginia Warnken. Singer: Jesse Blumberg. Singer: Aaron Sheehan. Singer: Jason McStoots. Choir: Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble. Orchestra: Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble. Director: Paul O’Dette. Director: Stephen Stubbs.
    • CPO.
  • Caroline Shaw

    Orange: Plan & Elevation i) The Ellipse

    Ensemble: Attacca Quartet.
    • Nonesuch.
  • Richard Strauss

    Elektra: "Ich habe keine guten Nächte."

    Singer: Regina Resnik. Singer: Birgit Nilsson. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • Decca.
  • Richard Strauss

    Elektra: "Wenn das rechte Blutopfer unterm Beile fällt"

    Singer: Regina Resnik. Singer: Birgit Nilsson. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • Decca.
  • Richard Strauss

    Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op. 28

    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Rudolf Kempe.
    • Warner classics.
  • Richard Strauss

    An Alpine Symphony: Auf dem Gipfel

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • DG.
  • Richard Strauss

    An Alpine Symphony: Vision

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • DG.
  • Richard Strauss

    Metamorphosen

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler.
    • DG.
  • Richard Strauss

    Der Rosenkavalier, Act II: Hat einen starken Geruch wie Rosen

    Singer: Christa Ludwig. Singer: Teresa Stich-Randall. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • EMI.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata in G major, BWV916

    Performer: Mahan Esfahani.
    • Hyperion.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Die Zauberflöte, K620: "Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön"

    Singer: Ernst Haefliger. Orchestra: RIAS Symphonie Orchester Berlin. Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Edward Elgar

    Caractacus Scene 6: Processional Music

    Choir: Huddersfield Choral Society. Orchestra: Orchestra of Opera North. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • Hyperion.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Keyboard Sonata in C Major, Hob.XVI:21

    Performer: Jérôme Hantaï.
    • Mirare.
  • William Wordsworth

    Violin Concerto in A Major, Op. 60: II. Adagio cantabile

    Performer: Kamila Bydlowska. Orchestra: Liepājas Simfoniskais orķestris. Conductor: John Gibbons.
    • Wordsworth: Orchestral Music, Vol. 2.
    • Toccata Classics.
    • 302.
  • Robert de Visée

    Prelude in G

    Performer: Elizabeth Kenny.
    • LINN.
  • Robert de Visée

    Les Sylvains de Mr. Couperin

    Performer: Elizabeth Kenny.
    • LINN.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Sigismondo, Act I: O tranquillo soggiorno! - Oggetto amabile (Live)

    Singer: Hera Hyesang Park. Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester. Conductor: Keri-Lynn Wilson.
    • Rossini: Sigismondo (Live).
    • BR-Klassik.
    • 106.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Sigismondo, Act I: Signora... Ah taci (Live)

    Singer: Hera Hyesang Park. Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester. Conductor: Keri-Lynn Wilson.
    • Rossini: Sigismondo (Live).
    • BR-Klassik.
    • 107.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Sigismondo, Act I: Di caccia il suono - Al bosco! Alla caccia! (Live)

    Singer: Hera Hyesang Park. Singer: Guido Loconsolo. Choir: Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks. Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester. Conductor: Keri-Lynn Wilson.
    • Rossini: Sigismondo (Live).
    • BR-Klassik.
    • 108.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C BWV1066

    Orchestra: Freiberg Baroque Orchestra.
    • Harmonia Mundi.

Summer Record Review

9.00am

Beethoven: Egmont, Complete Incidental Music

Robert Hunger-Bühle (narration)

Elisabeth Breuer (soprano)

Helsinki Baroque Orchestra

Aapo Häkkinen (conductor)

Ondine ODE1331-2

https://www.ondine.net/?lid=en&cid=2.2&oid=6299


MA Charpentier: Les Plaisirs de Versailles & Les Arts Florissants

Teresa Wakim (soprano)

Molly Netter (soprano)

Virginia Warnken (mezzo-soprano)

Aaron Sheehan (tenor)

Jesse Blumberg (baritone)

Margot Rood (soprano)

John Taylor Ward (baritone)

Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble,

Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble

Paul O'Dette (director)

Stephen Stubbs (director)

CPO 555 283-2

 

 

 

Caroline Shaw: Orange

 

Attacca Quartet

Nonesuch 7559-79260-9

https://www.nonesuch.com/albums/orange

 



9.30am – Proms Composer: William Mival on Richard Strauss

 

Composer: Richard Strauss

Reviewer: William Mival

 

Recommended Recordings:

Elektra                                              

Birgit Nilsson (Elektra)

Regina Resnik (Klytämnestra)

Marie Collier (Chrystothemis)

Gerhard Stolze (Aegisth)

Tom Krause (Orest)

Wiener Philharmoniker

Georg Solti (conductor)

Decca 4173452

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op. 28                                                   

Staatskapelle Dresden

Rudolf Kempe (conductor)

Warner Classics 9029554251


An Alpine Symphony

Berlin Philharmonic

Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

DG 439 017-2

Metamorphosen                                                                                           

Berlin Philharmonic

Wilhelm Furtwängler (conductor)

DG 4770062

Der Rosenkavalier

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Marschallin)

Christa Ludwig (Octavian)

Teresa Stich-Randall (Sophie)

Otto Edelmann (Ochs)

Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra

Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

 

Warner 9668242

 

 

10.20am – New Releases

 

JS Bach: The Toccatas

Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)

Hyperion CDA68244

https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68244

 

The Ernst Haefliger Edition – A centenary set of Ernst Haefliger's Deutsche Grammophon

 recordings

Ernst Haefliger (tenor)

DG 4837122 (12 CDs)

https://www.deutschegrammophon.com/gb/cat/4837122

 

Elgar: Caractacus

Elizabeth Llewellyn (Eigen)

Elgan Llŷr Thomas (Orbin)

Roland Wood (Caractacus)

Christopher Purves (Arch-Druid, A Bard)

Alastair Miles (Claudius)

Huddersfield Choral Society

Orchestra of Opera North

Martyn Brabbins

Hyperion CDA68254 (2 CDs)

https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68254

 

 

Haydn, Mozart: Sonates - Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, K332, Piano Sonata No. 36 in C major, Hob.XVI:21, Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major K282, Piano Sonata No. 44 in F major, Hob.XVI:29 and Piano Sonata No. 51 in E flat major, Hob.XVI:38

Jérôme Hantaï (fortepiano)

Mirare MIR456

 

 

William Wordsworth: Orchestral Music, Volume Two - Piano Concerto in D minor, Op. 28, Pastoral Sketches Op. 10 and Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 60

Kamila Bydlowska (violin)

Arta Arnicāne (piano)

Liepāja Symphony Orchestra

John Gibbons (conductor)

Toccata Classics TOCC0526

https://toccataclassics.com/product/william-wordsworth-orchestral-music-volume-two/

 

 

Ars longa: Old and new music for theorbo by Piccinini, Kasperger, Muhly etc

Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo)

Linn CKD603

https://www.linnrecords.com/recording-ars-longa-old-and-new-music-theorbo-digital-deluxe-version

 

 

Rossini: Sigismondo

Hyesang Park (Aldimira)

Marianna Pizzolato (Sigismondo)

Rachel Kelly (Anagilda)

Kenneth Tarver (Ladislao)

Olga Watts (Hammerflügel)

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Munich Radio Orchestra

Keri-Lynn Wilson (conductor)

BR Klassik 900327 (2 CDs)

https://www.br-klassik.de/orchester-und-chor/br-klassik-cds/rundfunkorchester/br-klassik-cd-rossini-sigismondo-mro-wilson-100.html

 

 


11.25am – Proms BAL Recommendation

Bach: Orchestral Suites: Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C BWV1066
Reviewer: Mark Lowther, December 2014

Recommended recording:
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Harmonia Mundi HMC902113/14 (2 CDs)

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