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Berlioz: Top 5

Jeremy Sams chooses his favourite Berlioz recordings

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Record Review

9.00am

Weber: Piano Sonata Op.39 No.2; Schubert: Piano Sonata D.575
Paul Lewis (piano)
Harmonia Mundi HMM902324
http://www.harmoniamundi.com/#!/albums/2495

‘Au Suivant’ – Ravel: Ma Mère l’Oye; Faure: Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor; French chansons arranged for piano quartet by Raptis, Pesson, Williamson, Koolhoven and Schollhorn
Flex Ensemble (piano quartet)
Avi Music AVI8553938

‘Amarae morti’ – lamentations and motets by Cardoso, Gombert, Lassus, Morales, Palestrina, Phinot & Victoria
El León de Oro (choir)
Peter Phillips (conductor)
Hyperion CDA68279
https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68279

Offenbach: Grand Concerto for cello in G major ‘Concerto Militaire’; Gulda: Concerto for cello, wind orchestra and wind band
Edgar Moreau (cello)
Orchestra Les Forces Majeures
Raphael Merlin (conductor)
Erato 0190295526122
http://www.warnerclassics.com/shop/382229,0190295526122/edgar-moreau-offenbach-gulda-cello-concertos

 9.30am – Building a Library – Jeremy Sams on his favourite Berlioz recordings

 Composer: Hector Berlioz

Reviewer: Jeremy Sams

 

‘Symphonie Fantastique'
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Harding (conductor)
Harmonia Mundi HMC902244 

‘Les Nuits d'été’
Véronique Gens (soprano)
Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Lyon
Louis Langrée (conductor)
Erato 5454222

‘Roméo et Juliette’
Margaret Roggero (mezzo soprano)
Leslie Chabay (tenlr)
Yi Kwei Sze (bass)
Harvard Glee Club (choir)
Radcliffe Choral Society (choir)
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Munch (conductor)
RCA GD60681 (2 CDs)

‘Benvenuto Cellini’
Benvenuto Cellini - Nicolai Gedda (tenor)
Giacomo Balducci - Jules Bastin (bass)
Fieramosca - Robert Massard (baritone)
La Pape Clément VII - Roger Soyer (bass)
Francesco - Derek Blackwell (tenor)
Bernardino - Robert Lloyd (bass)
Chorus of the Royal Opera House
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Colin Davis (conductor)
Philips 416955 (3 CDs)

‘Les Troyens’
Dido - Joyce DiDonato (mezzo soprano)
Aeneas – Michael Spyres (tenor)
Chorebus – Stéphane Degout (baritone)
Narbal - Nicola Courjal (bass)
Ascanius – Marianne Crebassa (soprano)
Cassandra – Marie-Nicole Lemieux (mezzo soprano)
Anna - Hannah Hipp (mezzo soprano)
Choir of the Opéra national du Rhin
Badischer Staatsopernchor
Choeur Philharmonique de Strasbourg
Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
John Nelson (conductor)
Warner/Erato 9029576220 (4 CDs + DVD

10.20am – New Releases

Schumann: Sonata in F minor Op.14, Faschingsschwank Aus Wien Op.26, Drei Fantasiestucke Op.111 & Gesänge Der Frühe Op.133
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)
Chandos CHAN 20081
https://www.chandos.net/products/reviews/CHAN_20081

‘Of arms and a woman’ – Medieval music for winds by Dufay, Binchois, Ciconia, Landini & Machaut
Blondel (wind ensemble)
Daniel Serafini (Slide trumpets, sackbut)
Louise Anna Duggan (frame drum, tabor, tamburello)
First hand Records FHR69
https://firsthandrecords.com/products-page/album/blondel-of-arms-and-a-woman/

Parry: Piano Trio Nos. 1 & 3 + Partita in D minor
Leonore Piano Trio
Hyperion CDA68243
https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68243

Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor, Op.26 orch. Schoenberg; Parry: Elegy for Brahms
Gävle Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Martin (conductor)
Ondine ODE 1314-2
https://www.ondine.net/

Record Review

9.00am

Weber: Piano Sonata Op.39 No.2; Schubert: Piano Sonata D.575
Paul Lewis (piano)
Harmonia Mundi HMM902324
http://www.harmoniamundi.com/#!/albums/2495

‘Au Suivant’ – Ravel: Ma Mère l’Oye; Faure: Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor; French chansons arranged for piano quartet by Raptis, Pesson, Williamson, Koolhoven and Schollhorn
Flex Ensemble (piano quartet)
Avi Music AVI8553938

‘Amarae morti’ – lamentations and motets by Cardoso, Gombert, Lassus, Morales, Palestrina, Phinot & Victoria
El León de Oro (choir)
Peter Phillips (conductor)
Hyperion CDA68279
https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68279

Offenbach: Grand Concerto for cello in G major ‘Concerto Militaire’; Gulda: Concerto for cello, wind orchestra and wind band
Edgar Moreau (cello)
Orchestra Les Forces Majeures
Raphael Merlin (conductor)
Erato 0190295526122
http://www.warnerclassics.com/shop/382229,0190295526122/edgar-moreau-offenbach-gulda-cello-concertos

 9.30am – Building a Library – Jeremy Sams on his favourite Berlioz recordings

 Composer: Hector Berlioz

Reviewer: Jeremy Sams

10.20am – New Releases

Schumann: Sonata in F minor Op.14, Faschingsschwank Aus Wien Op.26, Drei Fantasiestucke Op.111 & Gesänge Der Frühe Op.133
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)
Chandos CHAN 20081
https://www.chandos.net/products/reviews/CHAN_20081

‘Of arms and a woman’ – Medieval music for winds by Dufay, Binchois, Ciconia, Landini & Machaut
Blondel (wind ensemble)
Daniel Serafini (Slide trumpets, sackbut)
Louise Anna Duggan (frame drum, tabor, tamburello)
First hand Records FHR69
https://firsthandrecords.com/products-page/album/blondel-of-arms-and-a-woman/

Parry: Piano Trio Nos. 1 & 3 + Partita in D minor
Leonore Piano Trio
Hyperion CDA68243
https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68243

Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor, Op.26 orch. Schoenberg; Parry: Elegy for Brahms
Gävle Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Martin (conductor)
Ondine ODE 1314-2
https://www.ondine.net/

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