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BBC Proms Composer – Monteverdi with Jeremy Summerly and Andrew McGregor

Jeremy Summerly chooses five indispensable recordings of Proms composer Claudio Monteverdi and explains why you need to hear them, plus the best of recent classical releases.

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

9.30
Proms Composer: Monteverdi
Jeremy Summerly chooses five indispensable recordings of Proms composer Claudio Monteverdi and explains why you need to hear them.

11.20
Proms Recording:
To round off each edition of Summer Record Review, Andrew introduces the Building a Library recommendation of a major work featured in this year's BBC Proms.
Mahler: Symphony No 6 (excerpt)
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Ivan Fischer, conductor

2 hours, 47 minutes

Music Played

  • Manuel de Falla

    Dance of the Miller (The Three-Cornered Hat, Part II)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Americas. Conductor: Carlos Miguel Prieto.
    • Linn.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: London Bridge Trio.
    • SOMM.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Adelaide, Op.46

    Singer: Ian Bostridge. Performer: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    The Pulse of an Irishman (12 Irish Songs, WoO 154)

    Performer: Vilde Frang. Performer: Nicolas Altstaedt. Performer: Sir Antonio Pappano. Singer: Ian Bostridge.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Edward Elgar

    Falstaff - Symphonic Study in C minor, Op. 68 (mvt 4)

    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Berlin. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Decca.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Sonata sopra Sancta Maria a 1

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Ensemble: His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts. Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • DG Archiv.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    'Ahi caso acerbo' and 'Ma io' (L'Orfeo)

    Singer: Marina de Liso. Ensemble: La Venexiana. Director: Claudio Cavina.
    • Glossa.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    'Pur ti miro' ('I gaze upon you') (L'Incoronazione di Poppea)

    Singer: Núria Rial. Singer: Philippe Jaroussky. Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata. Director: Christina Pluhar.
    • Erato.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Piagne e sospira, e quando i caldi raggi

    Ensemble: I Fagiolini. Director: Robert Hollingworth.
    • Chandos.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Psalmus 109: Dixit Dominus (Secondo) 1 8 (Selva morale e spirituale, Venetia 1640)

    Choir: Taverner Choir. Ensemble: Taverner Players. Ensemble: Taverner Consort. Director: Andrew Parrott.
    • Erato.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quartet No. 12 in C Minor, D. 703 "Quartettsatz"

    Ensemble: Alinde Quartett.
    • Schubert 2020-2028: The String Quartets Project, Vol. 1.
    • haenssler CLASSIC.
    • 6.
  • William Harris

    Bring Us, O Lord God

    Choir: VOCES8. Director: Barnaby Smith.
    • VOCES8 Records.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, BWV 150 (Opening)

    Choir: VOCES8. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Director: Barnaby Smith.
    • VOCES8 Records.
  • Ruth Gipps

    Clarinet Concerto in G minor, Op. 9 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Robert Plane. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • Champs Hill Records.
  • Misha Mullov-Abbado

    The Linden Tree

    Ensemble: The Hermes Experiment.
    • Delphian.
  • Max Bruch

    Symphony No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 36 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Robert Trevino.
    • Bruch: Symphonies Nos. 1-3 & Overtures.
    • CPO.
    • 6.
  • John Sheppard

    Media Vita in Morte Sumus

    Ensemble: Alamire. Director: David Skinner.
    • Inventa Records.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No. 6 in A minor 'Tragic' (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Channel.

Record Review

9.00am

 

Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat & Nights in the Gardens of Spain

Alejandra Gómez Ordaz (mezzo-soprano)

Jorge Federico Osorio (piano)

Orchestra of the Americas

Carlos Miguel Prieto (conductor)

Linn CKD625

https://www.linnrecords.com/recording-de-falla-three-cornered-hat-nights-gardens-spain

 

The Leipzig Circle, Vol. II: piano trios by Mendelssohn & Clara & Robert Schumann

London Bridge Trio

Somm SOMMCD 0619

https://somm-recordings.com/recording/leipzig-circle-vol-two/?_ga=2.5273779.125754148.1595581766-64864438.1595581766

 

Beethoven: Lieder & Folksongs

Ian Bostridge (tenor)

Vilde Frang (violin)

Nicolas Altstaedt (cello)

Antonio Pappano (piano)

Warner Classics 9029527643

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

 

Elgar: Sea Pictures & Falstaff

Elīna Garanča (mezzo-soprano)

Staatskapelle Berlin

Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

Decca 4850968

https://www.deccaclassics.com/en/catalogue/products/elgar-sea-pictures-falstaff-barenboim-12011

  

9.30am – Proms Composer: Jeremy Summerly on Monteverdi

 

Composer: Claudio Monteverdi

Reviewer: Jeremy Summerly

 

Recommended Recordings:

Vespers, 1610

Michael Chance (counter-tenor)

Mark Tucker (tenor)

Nigel Robson (tenor)

Bryn Terfel (bass)

The London Oratory Junior Choir

Monteverdi Choir

His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts

English Baroque Soloists

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

DG Archiv 4295652 (2 CDs)

 

L'Orfeo

Emanuela Galli (La Musica/Eurydice, soprano)

Mirko Guadagnini (Orfeo, tenor)

Marina de Liso (Messaggiera, contralto)

Cristina Calzolari (Proserpina, alto)

Matteo Bellotto (Plutone, bass)

Jose Maria Lo Monaco (Speranza, alto)

Salvo Vitale (Caronte, bass)

Vincenzo di Donato (Apollo, tenor)

Francesca Cassinari (Ninfa, soprano)

Giovanni Caccamo (Pastore I, tenor)

Makoto Sakurada (Pastore II – Spirito I, tenor)

Tony Corradini (Pastore IV – Spirito II, bass)

La Venexiana

Claudio Cavina (director)

Glossa GCD920913 (download only)

http://www.glossamusic.com/glossa/reference.aspx?id=107

 

Pur ti miro (I gaze upon you) from L'Incoronazione di Poppea (Album title: Teatro d'Amore)

Nuria Rial (soprano)

Philippe Jaroussky (counter-tenor)

L'Arpeggiata

Christina Pluhar

Erato 2361402

https://www.warnerclassics.com/release/monteverdi-teatro-damore-0

 

Piagne e sospira, e quando i caldi raggi  (Il quarto libro de madrigali, 1603) (Album title: Monteverdi: Flaming Heart)

I Fagiolini

Robert Hollingworth (director)

Chandos CHAN0730

https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%200730

 

Selva morale e spirituale, 1640

Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Nigel Rogers (tenor)

Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor) ROJ-uhrz KUV-i KRUMP

David Thomas (bass)

Taverner Choir

Taverner Consort

Taverner Players

Andrew Parrott (director)

ERATO 5616622 (2 CDs)

  

10.15am – New Releases

 

Schubert: The String Quartets & Kotcheff: Unbegun, Project 1

Alinde Quartett

Hänssler HC19071

 

After Silence: music by Gibbons, Pärt, Bach, Dove, Ešenvalds, Mahler etc.

Voces8

Academy of Ancient Music

Barnaby Smith (director)

VOCES8 Records VCM129A (2 CDs)

https://voces8aftersilence.com/releases

 

Reawakened: Clarinet concertos by Hamilton, Gipps, Walthew and Ireland

Robert Plane (clarinet)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

Champs Hill Records CHRCD160

 

Here We Are: music by Emily Hall, Misha Mullov-Abbado, Errollyn Wallen etc.

Héloïse Werner (soprano)

The Hermes Experiment

Delphian DCD34244

https://www.delphianrecords.com/products/here-we-are

 

Bruch: Symphonies Nos. 1-3 & Overtures

Bamberger Symphoniker

Robert Trevino (conductor)

CPO 555252-2 (2 CDs)

https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/cpo/detail/-/art/max-bruch-symphonien-nr-1-3/hnum/8977576

 

John Sheppard: Media Vita in Morte Sumus

Alamire

David Skinner (director)

Inventa Records INV1003 (download only)

https://www.resonusclassics.com/john-sheppard-media-vita-in-morte-sumus-alamire-david-skinner-inv1003?filter_name=alamire

  

11.20am – Proms Building a Library Recommendation

Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A minor 'Tragic'
Reviewer: Julian Johnson, February 2013

Recommended recording:
Budapest Festival Orchestra

Iván Fischer (conductor)

Channel Classics CCSSA22905 (Hybrid SACD)

https://www.channelclassics.com/catalogue/22905-Mahler-Symphony-No-6-in-A-Minor/

Broadcast

  • Sat 25 Jul 2020 09:00

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