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Andrew McGregor with Hannah French

Hannah French chooses five indispensable recordings of works by Proms composer JS Bach, one of the great composers of the Baroque period, and explains why you need to hear them.

with Andrew McGregor

9.30
Proms Composer: Bach
Hannah French chooses five indispensable recordings of works by Proms Composer Bach, one of the greatest composers of the Baroque period, and explains why you need to hear them.

11.15
Proms Recording:
Schubert
Symphony No 8 'Unfinished'
London Classical Players
Roger Norrington (conductor)

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Music Played

  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto in E flat, TWV 54:Es 1 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: La Stagione Frankfurt. Conductor: Michael Schneider.
    • CPO.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Treue Liebe

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Harriet Burns.
    • Hyperion.
  • Patrick Hadley

    Kinder Scout

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
  • Jaromír Weinberger

    Bohemian Songs and Dances (No 4)

    Orchestra: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland‐Pfalz. Conductor: Karl‐Heinz Steffens.
    • CPO.
  • Jaromír Weinberger

    Schwanda the Bagpiper (Polka)

    Orchestra: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland‐Pfalz. Conductor: Karl‐Heinz Steffens.
    • CPO.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    St Matthew Passion: Kommt, ihr Tochter, helft mir klagen; Choral: O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig

    Ensemble: Dunedin Consort & Players. Conductor: John Butt.
    • LINN.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV 54

    Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson.
    • DG.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 6 (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Zefiro. Conductor: Alfredo Bernardini.
    • ARCANA.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cello Suite No 1 in G (Menuet I & II; Gigue)

    Performer: Pau Casals.
    • EMI.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Missa Brevis in A (BWV 234): Gloria

    Ensemble: Ensemble Pygmalion. Conductor: Raphaël Pichon.
    • Alpha.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Missa Brevis in B Minor (BWV 232): Cum Sancto Spirito

    Ensemble: Ensemble Pygmalion. Conductor: Raphaël Pichon.
    • Alpha.
  • Richard Wagner

    The Flying Dutchman: Overture

    Orchestra: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrés Orozco‐Estrada.
    • RCA.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata No 1 in F minor Op 2 No 1

    Performer: Igor Levit.
    • SONY.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Symphony in F sharp (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Sinfonia of London. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Carlo Gesualdo

    Volan quasi farfalle (6th Book of Madrigals)

    Ensemble: Exaudi. Conductor: James Weeks.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Faust, Act II (conclusion)

    Singer: Véronique Gens. Singer: Benjamin bernheim. Singer: Andrew Foster-Williams. Orchestra: Les Talens Lyriques. Choir: Vlaams Radiokoor. Conductor: Christophe Rousset.
    • BRU ZANE.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)

    Orchestra: London Classical Players. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
    • Virgin Veritas.

Summer Record Review

9.00am

Telemann: Grand Concertos, Vol. 6

La Stagione Frankfurt

Michael Schneider (conductor)

CPO 555 239-2

https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CX%205239

 

Brahms: The Complete Songs, Vol. 8

Harriet Burns (soprano)

Graham Johnson (piano)

HYPERION CDJ33128

https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDJ33128

 

British Tone Poems, Vol. 2: Bliss - Cowen - Fogg - Foulds - Goossens - Hadley - Howell - Vaughan Williams

BBC Philharmonic

Rumon Gamba (conductor)

CHANDOS CHAN 10981

https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%2010981

 

Jaromir Weinberger: Orchestral Works from Schwanda, Bohemian Songs & Dances I-VI, Overture: The Beloved Voice

Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz

Karl-Heinz Steffens (conductor)

CPO 777 513-2

 

9.30am – Proms Composer: Hannah French on Johann Sebastian Bach

 

Composer: J.S Bach

Reviewer: Hannah French

 

Recommended Recordings:

St Matthew Passion: Kommt, ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen; Choral: O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig

Dunedin Consort & Players

John Butt (conductor)

LINN CKD 313 (3 Hybrd SACDs)

 

Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV 54

Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)

DG 4835022     

 

Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 (2nd movement)

Zefiro

Alfredo Bernardini (conductor)

ARCANA A452 (2 CDs)

 

Cello Suite No 1 in G (Movements 5 & 6)

Pablo Casals (cello)

NAXOS 8.110915-16 (2 CDs) or as a download from Warner Classics 9659212

 

Missa Brevis in A (BWV 234): Gloria; Missa Brevis in B Minor (BWV 232): Cum Sancto Spirito

Pygmalion

Raphael Pichon (conductor)

ALPHA ALPHA816 (3 CDs) 

 

10.20am – New Releases

 

Wagner: Overtures and Preludes (Live)

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

Andrés Orozco-Estrada (conductor)

RCA 19075964572

 

Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas

Igor Levit (piano)

SONY 19075843182 (9CDs)

https://www.sonyclassical.com/releases/19075843182

 

Korngold: Symphony in F sharp/Straussiana/Theme & Variations

Sinfonia of London

John Wilson (conductor)

CHANDOS CHSA 5220 (Hybrid SACD)

https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHSA%205220

 

Gesualdo: Madrigali

Exaudi Vocal Ensemble

WINTER & WINTER 910 259-2

https://www.winterandwinter.com/

 

Gounod: Faust

Benjamin Bernheim (Faust)

Véronique Gens (Marguerite)

Andrew Foster-Williams (Méphistopheles)

Les Talens Lyriques

Flemish Radio Choir

Christophe Rousset (conductor)

BRU ZANE BZ1037 (3 CDs)

 

11.25am – Proms BAL Recommendation

Schubert: Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)
Reviewer: Chris de Souza in December 2014

Recommended recording:
London Classical Players

Roger Norrington (conductor)

ERATO 5622272 (2 CDs)


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