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Josquin with Elin Manahan Thomas and Andrew McGregor

Singer Elin Manahan Thomas with her recommendation for music by French Renaissance composer Josquin des Prez, plus a review of a Mahler symphony cycle from the Berlin Philharmonic.

Singer Elin Manahan Thomas with her recommendation for music by French renaissance composer Josquin des Prez, plus a review of a Mahler symphony cycle from the Berlin Philharmonic.

Presented by Andrew McGregor

9.30am
Building a Library
Elin Manahan Thomas joins Andrew in a survey of sacred, vocal and instrumental music by Josquin to buy, download or stream.

10.40am
Andrew talks to composer William Mival about a lavish box-set production of the Mahler symphonies. Published on the orchestra's own label it features the Berlin Philharmonic, one of Europe's most distinguished orchestras, conducted by maestri as diverse as Gustavo Dudamel and Claudio Abbado.

11.20am
Record of the Week
Andrew's pick of the best new release of recent days.

2 hours, 47 minutes

Music Played

  • Astor Piazzolla

    Chau Paris

    Performer: Ksenija Sidorova. Performer: Claudio Constantini. Performer: Roberto Koch. Music Arranger: Claudio Constantini.
    • ALPHA.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 4, ii. In gemächlicher Bewegung...

    Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jakub Hrůša.
    • Accentus.
  • John Ireland

    The Three Ravens

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Ashley Riches.
    • Chandos.
  • Vernon Duke

    Ogden Nash's Musical Zoo, Nos 11-14

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Ashley Riches.
    • Chandos.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Trio for piano, violin and cello after the Symphony No 2 in D Major, Op. 36: IV

    Performer: Isabelle Faust. Performer: Jean‐Guihen Queyras. Performer: Alexander Melnikov.
    • Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Op. 56 & Trio, Op. 36.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 107.
  • Léo Delibes

    Le Roi S'Amuse - Scène du bal & Vieille Chanson

    Orchestra: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Chandos.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Mazurka in F sharp minor Op 3 No 2

    Performer: Dmitri Alexeev.
    • Brilliant.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Flammes Sombres [Danses Op. 73 No. 2]

    Performer: Dmitri Alexeev.
    • Brilliant.
  • Trad.

    The Wedding March of Myllarguten

    Performer: Ragnhild Hemsing. Performer: Mario Häring.
    • BERLIN CLASSICS.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Notturno (Lyric Suite Op. 54)

    Music Arranger: Tormod Tvete Vik. Performer: Ragnhild Hemsing. Performer: Mario Häring.
    • BERLIN CLASSICS.
  • Henry Purcell

    Now does the glorious day appear, Z 332

    Singer: Carolyn Sampson. Singer: Iestyn Davies. Singer: Charles Daniels. Singer: Matthew Brook. Singer: Edward Grint. Ensemble: The King’s Consort. Conductor: Robert King.
    • Vivat.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony no.10: Adagio

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Berliner Philharmoniker.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony no.2: Urlicht

    Singer: Gerhild Romberger. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • Berliner Philharmoniker.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony no.1: 1st movement

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • Berliner Philharmoniker.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony no.5: 3rd movement

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.
    • Berliner Philharmoniker.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony no.6: Finale

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Petrenko.
    • Berliner Philharmoniker.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Requiem in F minor [Introitus, Kyrie, Dies Irae]

    Ensemble: Vox Luminis. Ensemble: Freiburger BarockConsort. Conductor: Lionel Meunier.
    • ALPHA.

Record Review

9.00am

 

Piazolla Reflections

Ksenija Sidorova (accordion)

Alpha 664

https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/Piazzolla-Reflections-ALPHA664/tracks

 

Mahler: Symphony No 4

Anna Lucia Richter (soprano)

Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

Jakub Hrusa (conductor)

Accentus Music ACC30532

https://accentus.com/discs/532/

 

A Musical Zoo

Ashley Riches (bass baritone)

Joseph Middleton (piano)

Chandos CHAN20184

https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%2020184

 

Beethoven: Triple Concerto ; Piano Trio Op 36; Symphony No 2

Isabelle Faust (violin)

Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello)

Alexander Melnikov (piano)

Freiburger Barockorchester

Pablo Heras-Casado (conductor)

Harmonia Mundi HMM902419

https://store.harmoniamundi.com/format/659413-beethoven-triple-concerto-op-56-trio-op-36

 

 

 

9.30am – Building a Library – Elin Manahan Thomas’s Josquin Survey

                                                                                                          

Recommended Recording:


Josquin: Missa Pange lingua & Missa La sol fa re mi

The Tallis Scholars

Peter Phillips (conductor)

Gimell CDGIM009

https://www.gimell.com/cdgim009-josquin-missa-pange-lingua

Also recommended:

 

Josquin: Missa D'ung aultre amer

Clare Wilkinson (mezzo-soprano)

Andrew Lawrence-King (harp)

Alamire

David Skinner (conductor)

Obsidian Records CCLCD701

https://www.obsidianrecords.co.uk/cd701

 

 

Josquin: Inviolata

Jacob Heringman (lute)

Inventa Records INV1004

 

 

 

 

10.15am – New Releases

 

French Music for the Stage (Auber, Boieldieu, Delibes, Massenet, Thomas)

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

Neema Jarvi (conductor)

Chandos CHAN20151

https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%2020151

 

Scriabin: Mazurkas, Poemes and Impromptus

Dmitri Alexeev (piano)

Brilliant Classics 95931 (3 CDs)

https://www.brilliantclassics.com/articles/s/scriabin-mazurkas-po%C3%A8mes-impromtus/

 

Røta

Ragnhild Hemsing (hardanger fiddle, violin)

Benedict Kloeckner (cello)

Mario Haring (piano)

Berlin Classics 885470016931

https://play.primephonic.com/album/885470016931

 

Purcell: Royal Odes

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Iestyn Davies (counter-tenor)

Charles Daniels (tenor)

Matthew Brook (bass)

The King’s Consort

Robert King (conductor)

Vivat VIVAT121

https://vivatmusic.com/product/purcell-royal-odes/

 

10.40am – Bill Mival on the new Berlin Philharmonic Mahler set

 

Mahler: Symphony Nos 1 - 10

Berlin Philharmonic

Berlin Philharmoniker BPHR200361 (10CDs and 4 Blurays)

https://www.berliner-philharmoniker-recordings.com/mahler-symphonies.html

 

 

 

11.20am – Record of the Week

 

Biber: Requiem

Freiburger Barockconsort
Vox Luminis
Lionel Meunier (conductor)
Alpha 665
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/Biber-Requiem-ALPHA665/tracks

Broadcast

  • Sat 27 Feb 2021 09:00

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