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Andrew McGregor with Marina Frolova-Walker and Alexandra Coghlan

The best new classical releases plus, in Building a Library, Marina Frolova-Walker compares recordings of Prokofiev's Symphony No 1, 'Classical'.

09.30
Building a Library: Marina Frolova-Walker compares recordings of Prokofiev's Symphony No 1 'Classical'.

Composed following the model of the symphony established by Haydn (the 'Father of the Symphony'), Prokofiev's first foray into the genre is widely known as the 'Classical Symphony', a name given to it by the composer. One of the earliest examples of 'neoclassicism', the symphony premiered in 1918 in Petrograd, conducted by Prokofiev himself, and together with Peter and the Wolf, is has become one of his most popular works.

10.50
Alexandra Coghlan reviews a wide-ranging selection of new choral recordings, including Daniel Harding's recent account of Brahms' German Requiem and Italian Baroque music from Le Poème Harmonique.

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

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Music Played

  • Hector Berlioz

    Grande Messe des Morts, Op. 5 (Requiem): ii) Dies Irae et Tuba mirum

    Choir: London Philharmonic Choir. Choir: Philharmonia Chorus. Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: John Nelson.
    • ERATO.
  • Béla Bartók

    Rhapsody No. 1 for Violin & Orchestra, Sz. 87: I. Lassú. Moderato

    Performer: Baiba Skride. Orchestra: WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne. Conductor: Eivind Aadland.
    • Bartók: Works for Violin & Orchestra.
    • Orfeo.
    • 201.
  • Victorin de Joncières

    La Mer ii) Contemplation

    Singer: Marie‐Nicole Lemieux. Choir: Chœurs de l’Opéra de Bordeaux. Orchestra: Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine. Conductor: Paul Daniel.
    • Erato.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV1046 i) Allegro

    • Audite.
  • Mieczysław Weinberg

    String Trio, Op. 48 iii) Moderato assai

    Ensemble: Trio Lirico.
    • Audite.
  • Béla Bartók

    'Oh! Virágok!' (Bluebeard's Castle)

    Singer: Michelle DeYoung. Singer: John Relyea. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Chandos.
  • Béla Bartók

    'Ah!' (Bluebeard's Castle)

    Singer: Michelle DeYoung. Singer: John Relyea. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Chandos.
  • Béla Bartók

    'Nézd, tündököl az én váram' (Bluebeard's Castle)

    Singer: Michelle DeYoung. Singer: John Relyea. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Chandos.
  • Gabriela Montero

    Piano Concerto No.1 'Latin Concerto' (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Gabriela Montero. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Americas. Conductor: Carlos Miguel Prieto.
    • Orchid Classics.
  • Louis Couperin

    Tombeau de Mr. Blancrocher par Mr. Couperin

    Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini.
    • Naive.
  • Francisco de Peñalosa

    Missa l'homme armé: ii) Gloria in excelsis Deo

    Ensemble: New York Polyphony.
    • BIS.
  • Maurice Duruflé

    Requiem, Op. 9: Domine Jesu Christe

    Choir: Rundfunkchor Berlin. Orchestra: Deutsches Symphonie‐Orchester Berlin. Conductor: Robin Ticciati.
    • Linn.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45: ii) Denn alles Fleisch, es ist wie Gras

    Choir: Radiokören. Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Luigi Rossi

    Un allato messagier

    Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique. Conductor: Vincent Dumestre.
    • Alpha.
  • Gregorio Allegri

    Miserere mei, Deus: iv) Redde mihi laetitiam

    Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique. Conductor: Vincent Dumestre.
    • Alpha.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Grande Messe des Morts, Op. 5 (Requiem): ii) Dies Irae et Tuba mirum

    Choir: London Philharmonic Choir. Choir: Philharmonia Chorus. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: John Nelson.
    • Erato.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Grande Messe des Morts, Op. 5 (Requiem): ix) Sanctus

    Singer: Michael Spyres. Choir: London Philharmonic Choir. Choir: Philharmonia Chorus. Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: John Nelson.
    • ERATO.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47: I. Allegro moderato

    Performer: Christian Tetzlaff. Orchestra: Deutsches Symphonie‐Orchester Berlin. Conductor: Robin Ticciati.
    • Beethoven & Sibelius: Violin Concertos.
    • Ondine.
    • 201.

Record Review

9.00am

Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2 & Rhapsodies for ViolinBaiba Skride (violin)

WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln

Eivind Aadland (conductor)

Orfeo C950191

https://www.orfeo-international.de/pages/cd_c950191_e.html         

 

 

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger: Intavolatura di chitarone

Jonas Nordberg (theorbo)

BIS BIS2417 (Hybrid SACD)

https://bis.se/performers/nordberg-jonas/kapsperger-intavolatura-di-chitarone

 

 

Mer(s) – Chausson’s Poème de l’amour et de la mer, Elgar’s Sea Pictures and Victorin Joncières' La mer

Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto)

Choeur de l'Opéra National de Bordeaux

Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine

Paul Daniel (conductor)

Erato 9029542433

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

 

 

Bach / Reger: Transcriptions for Piano Duet

PianoDuo Takahashi|Lehmann

Audite AUDITE23445 (2 CDs)

https://www.audite.de/en/product/2CD/23445-bach_reger_transcriptions_for_piano_duet_brandenburg_concertos_nos_1_6_organ_works.html

 

 

9.30am – Building a Library – Marina Frolova-Walker on Prokofiev's Symphony No 1, 'Classical'

 

Composer: Sergei Prokofiev

Reviewer: Marina Frolova-Walker

 

Recommended Recording:

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Yuri Temirkanov (conductor)

RCA 82876623192

 

Other Recommended Recordings:

 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Sir Georg Solti (conductor)

Decca 4833114


 

10.20am – New Releases

 

Weinberg, Penderecki & Schnittke: String Trios

Trio Lirico

Audite AUDITE97753
https://www.audite.de/en/product/CD/97753-string_trios_by_weinberg_penderecki_schnittke.html



Bartók: Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Michelle DeYoung (mezzosoprano)

John Relyea (bass)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Edward Gardner (conductor)

Chandos CHSA5237 (Hybrid SACD)

https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHSA%205237

 

 

Louis Couperin: Suites

Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord)

Naïve OP30577

 

 

Gabriela Montero: Piano Concerto No. 1, 'Latin' Concerto & Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major

Gabriela Montero (piano)

The Orchestra of the Americas

Carlos Miguel Prieto (conductor)

Orchid Classics ORC100104

http://www.orchidclassics.com/releases/orc100104-gabriela-montero/


10.45am – New Releases – Alexandra Coghlan on Choral Releases


Peñalosa – Lamentationes - Renaissance music from Spain by Francisco Guerrero, Pedro de Escobar and Francisco de Penalosa.

New York Polyphony

BIS BIS2407 (Hybrid SACD)

https://bis.se/performers/new-york-polyphony/penalosa-lamentationes

 

 

Debussy: Nocturnes and Duruflé: Requiem

Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano)

Rundfunkchor Berlin

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Robin Ticciati (conductor)

Linn CKD623

https://www.linnrecords.com/recording-debussy-nocturnes-durufle-requiem

 

 

Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem

Christiane Karg (soprano)

Matthias Goerne (baritone)

Swedish Radio Choir

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Daniel Harding (conductor)

Harmonia Mundi HMM902635

http://www.harmoniamundi.com/#!/albums/2535

 

 

Anamorfosi – including Allegri's Miserere mei, Deus, Monteverdi's Maria, quid ploras and Rossi's Un allato messagier

Le Poème Harmonique

Vincent Dumestre (conductor)

Alpha ALPHA438

https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/allegri-monteverdi-anamorfosi-alpha438

 

 

Berlioz: Grande Messe des Morts (Requiem)

Michael Spyres (tenor)

London Philharmonic Choir

Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus

John Nelson (conductor)
Erato 9029543064 (CD + DVD)

https://www.warnerclassics.com/release/berlioz-requiem

 


11.30am – Disc of the Week

Beethoven & Sibelius: Violin Concertos

Christian Tetzlaff (violin)

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Robin Ticciati (conductor)

Ondine ODE13342
https://www.ondine.net/?lid=en&cid=2.2&oid=6303



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