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Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin with Andrew McGregor and Nicholas Baragwanath

Nicholas Baragwanath's recommendation for recordings of Tchaikovsky's best-loved opera, Eugene Onegin, plus new releases of Beethoven concertos reviewed by Anna Picard.

Nicholas Baragwanath's recommendation for recordings of Tchaikovsky's best-loved opera, plus new releases of Beethoven concertos reviewed by Anna Picard.

9.30am
Building a Library
Nicholas Baragwanath joins Andrew to discuss different recordings of Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovsky's tale of emotional repression and hidden love, working towards the must-have performance.

10.40am
Times critic Anna Picard brings new Beethoven concerto releases to the table, including discs from Daniel Lozakovich, Dmitry Sinkovsky and Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.

11.15am
Record of the Week
Andrew's choice of the week's most exciting new release.

2 hours, 47 minutes

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    The Marriage of Figaro (Overture)

    Orchestra: Insula Orchestra. Conductor: Laurence Equilbey.
    • Erato.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Musik zu einer Pantomime, K 446 / 416d: Pantomime No. 4

    Orchestra: Insula Orchestra. Conductor: Laurence Equilbey.
    • Erato.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Soave sia il vento (Cosi fan tutte K.588)

    Singer: Sandrine Piau. Singer: Lea Desandre. Singer: Florian Sempey. Orchestra: Insula Orchestra. Conductor: Laurence Equilbey.
    • Erato.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Leonidas Kavakos. Performer: Lisa Batiashvili. Performer: Antoine Tamestit. Performer: Blythe Teh Engstroem. Performer: Gautier Capuçon. Performer: Stephan Koncz.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Goldberg Variations, BWV988 (Aria, variations 1 & 2)

    Performer: Lang Lang.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Concert Piece No. 2 in D minor, Op. 114 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Paul Meyer. Performer: Michel Portal. Orchestra: Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie.
    • Alpha.
  • Robert Schumann

    Papillons, Op. 2 (excerpt)

    Performer: Elisabeth Leonskaja.
    • Schumann.
    • eaSonus.
    • 7-19.
  • Niccolò Jommelli

    Introitus & Kyrie (Requiem)

    Singer: Sandrine Piau. Singer: Carlo Vistoli. Singer: Raffaele Giordani. Singer: Salvo Vitale. Ensemble: Ghislieri Choir & Consort. Director: Giulio Prandi.
    • Arcana.
  • Franz Schmidt

    Symphony No. 3 in A major (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Quintet in E flat major for piano and winds, Op.16 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Karin Egardt. Performer: Kevin Spagnolo. Performer: Mikael Lindström. Performer: Terése Larsson. Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 37 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra.
    • Chandos.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 6 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Daniel Lozakovich. Orchestra: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C, Op. 56 'triple' (1st mvt)

    Performer: Duncan Riddell. Performer: Richard Harwood. Performer: Elizabeth Sombart. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Vallet.
    • Beethoven: Piano Concertos Vol. 3.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 4.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C Major, Op. 56 "Triple" (excerpt)

    Performer: Dmitry Sinkovsky. Performer: Alexei Lubimov. Performer: Alexander Rudin. Orchestra: Musica Viva.
    • Glossa.
  • Giovanni Battista Bononcini

    Polifemo (mvts 10-16)

    Singer: Maria Ladurner. Singer: Bruno De Sa. Singer: Helena Rasker. Singer: Joao Fernandes. Ensemble: Ensemble 1700. Director: Dorothee Oberlinger.
    • Deutsche HM.

Record Review

9.00am

 

Magic Mozart

Sandrine Piau (soprano)

Jodie Devos (soprano)

Lea Desandre (mezzo-soprano)

Loïc Félix (tenor)

Stanislas de Barbeyrac (tenor)

Florian Sempey (baritone)

Insula Orchestra

Laurence Equilbey (conductor)

Erato 9029526197

 

Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence

Leonidas Kavakos (violin)

Lisa Batiashvili (violin)

Antoine Tamestit (viola)

Blythe Teh Engstroem (viola)

Gautier Capuçon (cello)

Stephan Koncz (cello)

Deutsche Grammophon 4839310 (download only)

https://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/catalogue/products/tchaikovsky-souvenir-de-florence-verbier-festival-12040

 

J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV988

Lang Lang (piano)

Deutsche Grammophon 4819701 (4 CDs)

https://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/catalogue/products/bach-goldberg-variations-lang-lang-deluxe-12025

 

Double: music by Stamitz, Telemann, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn & C.P.E. Bach

Paul Meyer (clarinet)

Michel Portal (clarinet)

Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie

Alpha 403033

https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/double-alpha415

 

9.30am – Building a Library – Nicholas Baragwanath on Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Op.24, TH.5

 

 

Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Reviewer: Nicholas Baragwanath

Recommended Recording:

Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone, Eugene Onegin)      

Nuccia Focile (soprano, Tatyana)

Neil Shicoff (tenor, Lensky)

Olga Borodina (mezzo-soprano, Olga)

Alexander Anisimov (Prince Gremin)

St.Petersburg Chamber Choir

Orchestre de Paris

Semyon Bychkov (conductor)

Philips 4382352 (download) or 4757017 (2 CDs) 

                       

Other Recommended Recording(s):

 

Historical:

Eugene Belov (baritone, Eugene Onegin)

Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano, Tatyana)

Sergei Lemeshev (tenor, Lensky)

Larissa Avdeyeva (mezzo-soprano, Olga)

Ivan Petrov (bass, Prince Gremin)

Choir and Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre

Boris Khaikin (conductor)

Opera dOro OPD1197 (mono, download only)

 

DVD:

Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone, Onegin)

Renee Fleming (soprano, Tatyana)

Ramon Vargas (tenor, Lensky)

Elena Zaremba (mezzo-soprano, Olga)

Sergej Aleksashkin (bass, Prince Gremin)

Metropolitan Opera

Valery Gergiev (conductor)

Decca 0743248 (2 DVDs)

 

10.15am – New Releases

 

Schumann

Elisabeth Leonskaja (pianist)

eaSonus EAS29407 (2 CDs)

http://www.easonus.com/catalog/schumann

 

Jommelli: Requiem

Sandrine Piau (soprano)

Carlo Vistoli (countertenor)

Raffaele Giordani (tenor)

Salvo Vitale (bass)

Ghislieri Choir and Orchestra

Giulio Prandi (director)

Arcana A477              

https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/requiem-a477

 

Franz Schmidt: Complete Symphonies

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

Paavo Järvi (conductor)

Deutsche Grammophon 4838336 (3 CDs)

https://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/catalogue/products/franz-schmidt-complete-symphonies-paavo-jaervi-12080

 

 

10.45am – New Releases – Anna Picard on Beethoven Concertos

 

Beethoven: Piano Concertos & Quintet in E flat major for piano and winds, Op.16

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)

Karin Egardt (oboe)

Kevin Spagnolo (clarinet)

Mikael Lindström (bassoon)

Terése Larsson (horn)

Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Chandos CHSA5273-75 (3 Hybrid SACDs)

https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%205273

 

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61

Daniel Lozakovich (violin)

Munich Philharmonic

Valery Gergiev (conductor)

Deutsche Grammophon 4838946

https://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/artists/daniel-lozakovich

 

Beethoven: Piano Concertos Vol. 3: Piano Concerto No. 5 and Triple Concerto

Elizabeth Sombart (piano)

Duncan Riddell (violin)

Richard Harwood (cello)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Pierre Vallet (conductor)

Signum SIGCD637

https://signumrecords.com/product/beethoven-piano-concerto-no-5-triple-concerto/SIGCD637/

 

Beethoven: Violin Concerto & Triple Concerto

Dmitry Sinkovsky (violin)

Alexander Rudin (fortepiano)

Alexei Lubimov (cello and director)

Musica Viva                           

Glossa GCD924401

 

11.15am – Record of the Week

 

Giovanni Battista Bononcini: Polifemo

João Fernandes (bass, Polifemo)

Bruno De Sá (counter-tenor, Aci)

Roberta Invernizzi (soprano, Galatea)

Helena Rasker (alto, Glauco)

Roberta Mameli (soprano, Silla)

Liliya Gaysina (soprano, Circe)

Maria Ladurner (soprano, Venere)

Ensemble 1700

Dorothee Oberlinger (director)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 19439743802 (2 CDs)

Broadcast

  • Sat 19 Sep 2020 09:00

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