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Bach's Violin Concerto in E in Building a Library with Mark Lowther and Andrew McGregor

New classical releases, including Harriet Smith on chamber music, and in Building a Library, Mark Lowther recommends a recording of Bach's Violin Concerto in E, BWV1042

with Andrew McGregor

9.30
Building a Library
Another chance to hear Mark Lowther discussing the available recordings of Bach's Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042 and making a recommendation.

Johann Sebastian Bach's E major Concerto is one of the evergreen concertos of the violin repertoire, its three movements and based on the Venetian concerto model made famous by Vivaldi.

10.50
Harriet Smith has been listening to recent chamber music recordings.

11.20
Record of the Week
Andrew recommends an outstanding new release.

2 hours, 47 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 1052: I. Allegro

    Performer: Francesco Corti. Ensemble: Il Pomo d’Oro.
    • J.S. Bach: Harpsichord Concertos.
    • PENTATONE.
    • 101.
  • Claude Debussy

    Prelude from La Damoiselle élue

    Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Le rappel des oiseaux (Pieces de clavecin 1724)

    Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Bruno Mantovani

    String Quartet No. 6 "Beethoveniana"

    Ensemble: Kuss Quartet.
    • Beethoven: The String Quartets, Live from Suntory Hall, Tokyo, Vol. 3.
    • Rubicon.
    • 127.
  • Arvo Pärt

    The Woman with the Alabaster Box

    Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Conductor: Graham Ross.
    • Arvo Pärt: Stabat.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 102.
  • Eugène Damaré

    Fleurs et papillons: Polka.Trio-Polka. Coda

    Conductor: Hugo Reyne. Orchestra: La Simphonie du Marais.
    • Les Amours d'un Rossignol - Musique pour le flageolet français.
    • Musiques à la Chabotterie.
    • 226.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Barcarolle No. 10 in A minor Op. 104 No. 2

    Performer: Louis Lortie.
    • Chandos.
  • Antonio Draghi

    'A Adorar las Cenizas de Mi Amada' (El Prometeo, Act II)

    Singer: Anna Reinhold. Singer: Zachary Wilder. Singer: Fabio Trümpy. Singer: Borja Quiza. Orchestra: Cappella Mediterranea. Conductor: Leonardo García Alarcón.
    • Alpha.
  • Antonio Draghi

    'Ay de la Vida' (El Prometeo, Act II)

    Choir: Choeur de Chambre de Namur. Orchestra: Cappella Mediterranea. Conductor: Leonardo García Alarcón.
    • Alpha.
  • Morton Gould

    Symphonette No. 4 "Latin-American": IV. Conga

    Conductor: Arthur Fagen. Orchestra: Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra.
    • Gould: Symphonettes Nos. 2-4 & Spirituals for String Choir & Orchestra.
    • Naxos.
    • 104.
  • Adolf Busch

    Saxophone Quintet: II. Scherzo

    Performer: Asya Fateyeva. Performer: Florian Donderer. Performer: Emma Yoon. Performer: Yuko Hara. Performer: Tanja Tetzlaff.
    • Berlin Classics.
  • Niels Wilhelm Gade

    Novelletten Op. 29: I - Allegro scherzando

    Ensemble: Phoenix Piano Trio.
    • Stone Records.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major, Op. 13: I. Lento doloroso - Allegro vivace

    Performer: Elena Urioste. Performer: Tom Poster.
    • To the Spring.
    • Orchid Classics.
    • 301.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 45: III. Allegro animato

    Performer: Eldbjørg Hemsing. Performer: Simon Trpceski.
    • Grieg: Violin Sonatas - Hemsing: Homecoming.
    • BIS.
    • 303.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 1 No. 3: II. Andante cantabile con variazioni

    Ensemble: Sitkovetsky Trio.
    • Beethoven: Piano Trios, Vol. 1.
    • BIS.
    • 102.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Te Deum, Op.103, B.176

    Conductor: Jakub Hrůša. Singer: Katerina Kneziíkova. Singer: Svatopluk Sem. Choir: Pražský filharmonický sbor. Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic.
    • Decca.

Record Review

9.00am

 

J.S. Bach - Harpsichord Concertos BWV 1052, 1053, 1055 & 1058

Francesco Corti (harpsichord)

Il pomo d’oro

Pentatone PTC 5186837 (CD or download)

https://www.pentatonemusic.com/francesco-corti-pomo-doro-bach-harpsichord

 

Debussy & Rameau

Vikingur Ólafsson (piano)

DG 4837701

https://www.deutschegrammophon.com/gb/cat/4837701

 

Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets

Music by Beethoven and Bruno Mantovani

Kuss Quartet

Rubicon RCD1045 (8CDs)

http://rubiconclassics.com/release/beethoven-the-complete-string-quartets/

 

Arvo Pärt: Stabat Mater

Music by Arvo Pärt, Peteris Vasks, James MacMillan

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

The Dmitri Ensemble

Graham Ross (conductor)

Harmonia Mundi HMM905323

 

 

9.30am – Building a Library – Mark Lowther on J S Bach’s Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042 (NOTE: this is a repeat; it was first broadcast on 02 November 2019)

 

Composer: J S Bach

Reviewer: Mark Lowther

 

Recommended Recording:
Brecon Baroque

Rachel Podger (violin/director)

Channel Classics CCSSA30910 (SACD Hybrid)

 

Other Recommended Recording(s):

Café Zimmermannn

Pablo Valetti (violin)

Alpha Records ALPHA 013

 

 

 

10.15am – New Releases

 

Les Amours d'un Rossignol - Musique pour le flageolet français

Music by Banister, Berlioz, Damaré, Handel, Hotteterre le Romain

Hugo Reyne (recorders, director)

La Simphonie du Marais

Musiques à la Chabotterie SI605020 (CD or download)

 

Les Plaisirs du Louvre - Airs pour la Chambre de Louis XIII

Music by Boesset, Moulinié, Louis XIII, Chambonnières, L Couperin, Chancy

Ensemble Correspondances

Sébastien Daucé (director)

Harmonia Mundi HMM905320

 

In Paradisum - A Fauré Recital, Vol.2

Louis Lortie (piano)

Chandos Records CHAN 20149 (CD or download)

https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%2020149

 

El Prometeo: Antonio Draghi

Cappella Mediterranea

Choeur de Chambre de Namur

Leonardo García Alarcón (director)

Alpha Classics ALPHA582 (CD or download)

https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/el-prometeo-alpha582

 

Morton Gould: Symphonettes Nos. 2-4 / Spirituals for Orchestra

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

Arthur Fagen (conductor)

Naxos 8.559869

https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.559869

 

10.45am – New Releases – Harriet Smith on chamber music

 

Beethoven - Piano Trios, Vol.1, Op.1/3 & 70/2

Sitkovetsky Trio

BIS BIS-2239 (SACD Hybrid)

https://bis.se/orchestras-ensembles/sitkovetsky-trio/beethoven-piano-trios-vol1

 

Grieg: To The Spring – The Violin Sonatas

Elena Urioste (violin)

Tom Poster (piano)

Orchid Classics ORC100126

http://www.orchidclassics.com/releases/orc100126/

 

Grieg: The Violin Sonatas

Eldbjørg Hemsing (violin)

Simon Trpčeski (piano)

BIS BIS-2456 (SACD Hybrid)

https://bis.se/performers/hemsing-eldbjorg/grieg-the-three-violin-sonatas

 

The Leipzig Circle

Music by Schumann, Gade & Mendelssohn

Phoenix Piano Trio

Stone Records 5060192780949 (CD or download)

http://stonerecords.co.uk/album/the-leipzig-circle/

 

Jonny

Music by Busch, Webern, Krenek, Erwin, Schulhoff, Weill, Hindemith

Asya Fateyeva (saxophone)

Emma Yoon, Florian Donderer (violin), Yuko Hara (viola), Tanja Tetzlaff (cello), Stepan Simonian (piano), Shirley Brill (clarinet)

Berlin Classics 0301312BC

https://berlin-classics-music.com/en/releases/jonny-2/

 

 

11.15am – Record of the Week

 

Dvořák: Requiem, Biblical Songs & Te Deum

Ailyn Pérez, Christianne Stotijn, Michael Spyres, Jan Martínik, Kateřina Kněžíková, Svatopluk Sem

Czech Philharmonic

Prague Philharmonic Choir

Jiří Bělohlávek, Jakub Hrůša (conductors)

Decca 4850509 (2 CDs)

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  • Sat 28 Mar 2020 09:00

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