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Andrew McGregor with Natasha Loges

Natasha Loges chooses five indispensable recordings of Proms composer Clara Schumann 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: Clara Schumann
Natasha Loges chooses five indispensable recordings of Proms Composer Clara Schumann 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.
Handel: Jephtha (excerpt)
James Gilchrist (Jephtha), Susan Bickley (Storge), Sophie Bevan (Iphis), Robin Blaze (Hamor)
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers (conductor)

2 hours, 44 minutes

Music Played

  • Gabriel Pierné

    Canzonetta in E-Flat Major, Op. 19 (Arr. J. Tassyns for Clarinet & Orchestra)

    Performer: Annelien Van Wauwe. Orchestra: Orchestre National de Lille. Conductor: Alexandre Bloch.
    • Belle époque.
    • PENTATONE.
    • 301.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Cello Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 58, MWV Q 32: I. Allegro assai vivace

    Performer: Johannes Moser. Performer: Alasdair Beatson.
    • Mendelssohn & Mendelssohn-Hensel: Works for Cello & Piano.
    • PENTATONE.
    • 101.
  • Andrea Falconieri

    Folias echa para mi Señora Doña Tarolilla de Carallenos

    Ensemble: Ensemble Isabella d'Este. Conductor: Ariane Maurette.
    • Glossa.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude And Fugue in C major BWV531

    Performer: Masaaki Suzuki.
    • BIS.
  • Clara Schumann

    Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17 iii) Andante

    Performer: Antje Weithaas. Performer: Tanja Tetzlaff. Performer: Gunilla Süssmann.
    • Avi.
  • Clara Schumann

    Piano Sonata in G minor i) Allegro

    Performer: Jozef de Beenhouwer.
    • Partiridge.
  • Clara Schumann

    Three Romances, Op. 22; No. 1. Andante molto

    Performer: Jennifer Pike. Performer: Tom Poster.
    • Chandos.
  • Clara Schumann

    Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 7 i) Allegro maestoso

    Performer: Howard Shelley. Orchestra: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
    • Hyperion.
  • Clara Schumann

    Geheimes Flüstern hier und dort

    Performer: Eugene Asti. Singer: Susan Gritton.
    • Hyperion.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No. 1 in D Major "Titan": I. Langsam, schleppend. Immer sehr gemächlich

    Orchestra: Minnesota Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
    • Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major "Titan".
    • BIS.
    • 101.
  • Giuseppe Tartini

    Sonata op. 1 no 10 "Didone abbandonata"

    Performer: Fabio Biondi. Performer: Antonio Fantinuoli. Performer: Giangiacomo Pinardi. Performer: Paola Poncet.
    • Glossa.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Magnificat Op. 36

    Performer: Alexander Hamilton. Choir: Choir of Trinity College Cambridge. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • Hyperion.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    6 Polish Songs, S.480: i) Mädchens Wunsch

    Performer: Mariam Batsashvili. Music Arranger: Franz Liszt.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    6 Polish Songs, S.480: ii) Frühling

    Performer: Mariam Batsashvili. Music Arranger: Franz Liszt.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    6 Polish Songs, S.480: iv) Bacchanal

    Performer: Mariam Batsashvili. Music Arranger: Franz Liszt.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Air: "Hide Thou Thy Hated Beams, O Sun, in Clouds" (Jephtha)

    Singer: James Gilchrist. Ensemble: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Coro.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Accompagnato: "A Father Off'ring Up", Air: "Waft Her, Angels" (Jephtha)

    Singer: James Gilchrist. Ensemble: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Coro.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Accompagnato: "Ye Sacred Priests"; Air: "Fairwell, ye Limpid Springs and Floods (Jephtha)

    Singer: Sophie Bevan. Ensemble: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Coro.
  • George Frideric Handel

    "Doubtful Fear and Rev'rent Awe" (Jephtha)

    Ensemble: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Coro.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Sinfonia (Jephtha)

    Ensemble: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Coro.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Recitative: "Rise, Jephtha", Air: "Happy, Iphis, Shalt Thou Live" (Jephtha)

    Singer: Grace Davidson. Ensemble: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Coro.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Air: "For Ever Blessed by Thy Holy Name" (Jephtha)

    Singer: James Gilchrist. Ensemble: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Coro.
  • George Frideric Handel

    "Theme Sublime of Endless Praise" (Jephtha)

    Ensemble: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Coro.

Summer Record Review

9.00am

Belle époque - including works by Debussy, Trojahn, Pierné, Brahms and Widor

Annelien Van Wauwe (clarinet)

Orchestre National de Lille

Alexandre Bloch (conductor)

Pentatone PTC5186808 (Hybrid SACD)

http://www.pentatonemusic.com/belle-epoque-annelien-van-wauwe-orchestre-national-de-lille-alexandre-bloch-debussy-brahms-berio-trojahn-pierne-widor-tassyns

 

 

Felix & Fanny Mendelssohn: Works for Cello and Piano

Johannes Moser (cello)

Alasdair Beatson (1837 Erard piano)

Pentatone PTC5186781 (Hybrid SACD)

http://www.pentatonemusic.com/felix-fanny-mendelssohn-johannes-moser-alasdair-beatson-works-cello-piano

 

 

Folia: versions of the “Folia” by composers (including Vivaldi, Corbetta, Pandolfo and Falconieri) recorded over the years by artists belonging to the Note 1 group of labels

Glossa GCD923520 (2 CDs)

http://www.glossamusic.com/glossa/reference.aspx?id=494

 

 

Masaaki Suzuki plays Bach Organ Works, Vol. 3

Masaaki Suzuki (Great Silbermann Organ of Freiberg Cathedral)

BIS BIS2421 (Hybrid SACD)

https://bis.se/label/bis/masaaki-suzuki-plays-bach-organ-works-vol-3

 

9.30am – Proms Composer: Natasha Loges on Clara Schumann

 

Composer: Clara Schumann

Reviewer: Natasha Loges

 

Recommended Recordings:

Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17

Antje Weithaas (violin)

Tanja Tetzlaff (cello)

Gunilla Sussmann (piano)

Avi AVI8553294

 

Piano Sonata in G minor

Jozef de Beenhouwer (piano)

CPO 9997582


Three Romances, Op. 22

Jennifer Pike (violin)

Tom Poster (piano)

Chandos CHAN10762

 

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 7

Howard Shelley (piano & conductor)

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Hyperion CDA68240

Geheimes Flüstern hier und dort

Susan Gritton (soprano)

Eugene Asti (piano)

Helios CDH55275

 

 

10.20am – New Releases

 

Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D 'Titan'

Minnesota Orchestra

Osmo Vänskä (conductor)

BIS BIS2346 (Hybrid SACD)

https://bis.se/orchestras-ensembles/minnesota-orchestra/mahler-symphony-no1

 

The 1690 Tuscan Stradivari: Violin Sonatas in 18th-Century Italy

Fabio Biondi (violin)

Antonio Fantinuoli (cello)

Giangiacomo Pinardi (theorbo)

Paola Poncet (harpsichord)

Glossa GCD923412

http://www.glossamusic.com/glossa/reference.aspx?lang=esp&id=491

Finzi: Choral works

Trinity College Choir Cambridge

Stephen Layton

Hyperion CDA68222

https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68222

 

Chopin - Liszt

Mariam Batsashvili (piano)

Warner Classics 9029542786

https://www.warnerclassics.com/release/chopinliszt

 


11.25am – Proms BAL Recommendation

Handel: Jephtha
Reviewer: Suzanne Aspden, January 2018

Recommended recording:
James Gilchrist (Jephtha)

Susan Bickley (Storge)

Sophie Bevan (Iphis)

Robin Blaze (Hamor)

Matthew Brook (Zebul)

Grace Davidson (Angel)

The Sixteen

Harry Christophers

Coro COR16121 (3 CDs)


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