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CD Review - Building a Library: Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov


CD Review with Andrew McGregor bringing all that new from the world of classical music recording also including: 09.05am MOZART: Die Zauberflote, K620 Daniel Behle (Tamino) / Marlis Petersen (Pamina) / Daniel Schmutzhard (Papageno) / Sunhae Im (Papagena) / Anna-Kristiina Kaappola (Konigin der Nacht) / Marcos Fink (Sarastro) / Kurt Azesberger (Monostatos) / Inga Kalna (1st Lady) / Anna Grevelius (2nd Lady) / Isabelle Druet (3rd Lady) / Konstantin Wolff (Speaker) / Joachim Buhrmann, Konstantin Wolff (2 Priests) / Magnus Staveland, Konstantin Wolff (2 Armed Men) / Alois Muhlbacher, Christoph Schlogl, Philipp Potzlberger (3 Boys) / Rene Moller, Clemens-Maria Nuszbaumer, Christian Koch (3 Slaves) / RIAS Kammerchor & Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin / Rene Jacobs (conductor) Harmonia Mundi HMC902068/70 (3 CDs) BRAHMS: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34; Intermezzi, Op. 117; Intermezzo in A major, Op. 118 No. 2 The Schubert Ensemble / William Howard (piano) Champs Hill Records CHRCD011 (CD) BRAHMS: Horn Trio in E flat; DUVERNOY; Horn Trio no.1 (Adagio - Allegretto); MOZART: Horn Trio in E flat Sarah Willis / Kotowa Machida / Cordelia Hofer Musik Alexander (CD) BRAHMS: Fantasies (7 piano pieces), Op. 116; Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24; SCHOENBERG: Suite for Piano, Op. 25; 6 kleine Klavierstucke Op. 19 Shai Wosner (piano) Onyx ONYX4055 (CD) 09.35am Building a Library Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov Stephen Walsh recommends a recording of this Pushkin-inspired operatic masterpiece. Recommended recording: Stephen Walsh recommends the performance conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich for the eloquent Boris of Ruggero Raimondi and for the conductor's instinctive pacing of this massive score. MUSSORGSKY: Boris Godunov Ruggero Raimondi / Paul Plishka / Kenneth Riegel / Nicolai Gedda / Galina Vishnevskaya / Choral Arts Society of Washington / National Symphony Orchestra of Washington / Mstislav Rostropovich Erato 2564 68017-3 (3CDs) 10.30am DVORAK: Waldesruhe (Silent woods) for cello and orchestra; Rondo in G minor for cello and piano; ELGAR: Cello Concerto in E minor; Sospiri; Salut d'amour; La Capricieuse; RESPIGHI: Adagio con variazioni for cello and orchestra; VASKS: Gramata cellam Sol Gabetta (cello) / Danish National Symphony Orchestra / Mario Venzago (conductor) RCA 88697630812 (1 CD with bonus disc) Byrd Edition Volume 13 - Infelix ego BYRD: Venite, exsultemus Domino; Domine, non sum dignus; Visita, quaesumus Domine; Domine, salva nos; Haec dies; Cunctis diebus; Gaudeamus omnes;Timete Dominum – Venite ad me; Lustorum Animae; Beati mundo corde; Deo gratias; Afflicti pro peccatis nostris; Cantate Domino; Laudate Dominum, omnes gentes; Infelix ego The Cardinall's Musick / Andrew Carwood Hyperion CDA67779 (CD) 10.55am New Releases Simon Heighes looks at some recent recordings of music by some of Handel's near contemporaries including a premiere recording of the oratorio The Passions from the Oxford-based William Hayes from Antony Rooley, harpsichordist, Mitzi Meyerson's two disc set of keyboard suites by Richard Jones and London Baroque's latest disc: The Eighteenth Century Trio Sonata. RICHARD JONES: Sets of Lessons for the Harpsichord Mitzi Meyerson (harpsichord) Glossa GCD 921805 (2 CDs) The Trio Sonata in 18th-Century England RAVENSCROFT: Sonata in G major; HANDEL: Sonata in G minor; Sonata in D major; AVISON: Sonata in D minor; BOYCE: Sonata in D major; ARNE: Sonata in G major; ABEL: Sonata in G major; ERSKINE: Sonata VI in G London Baroque BIS Records BIS-CD-1765 (CD) William Hayes: Professor of Music HAYES: Concerto Grosso in D major; Ode to Echo; Harpsichord Concerto in G major; Trio Sonata in E minor; A Winter Scene at Ross in Herefordshire; Concerto Grosso in G minor Corelli Orchestra / Warwick Cole (director) COR 210 (CD) HAYES: The Passions. An Ode for Music Chor der Schola Cantorum Basiliensis / La Cetra Barockorchester Basel / Anthony Rooley / Evelyn Tubb, soprano / Ulrike Hofbauer, soprano / Sumihito Uesugi, countertenor / David Munderloh, tenor / Lisandro Abadie, bass Glossa GCD 922501 (CD) 11.40am Disc of the Week MOZART: Die Zauberflote, K620 Harmonia Mundi HMC902068/70 (see above for details)