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CD Review - Recent releases of Bach, Bruckner and Delius


Welcome to Summer CD Review with Andrew McGregor, Radio 3’s regular look at all that’s new in the world of recorded music. In this week’s programme (timings are approximate): 09.05 am MARTUCCI: Symphony No.2; Theme and Variations*; Gavotta; Tarantella Lya De Barberiis (piano)*, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, Francesco La Vecchia (conductor) Naxos 8.570930 (CD, Budget Price) BACH: The complete transcriptions for piano by REGER Markus Becker (piano) Hyperion CDA 67683 (2 CDs – “2 for the price of 1”) BACH: Cantatas: Es ist das Heil uns kommen her BWV9; Vergnugte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust BWV170; Argre dich, o Seele, nicht BWV186; Was willst du dich betruben BWV107; Es wartet alles auf dich BWV187 BACH/KUHNAU (attrib.): Der Gerechte kommt um Joane Lunn, Katharine Fuge (soprano), Michael Chance, Richard Wyn Roberts (alto), James Gilchrist, Kobie van Rensburg (tenor), Stephen Varcoe, Stephan Loges (bass), Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardner (conductor) SDG 156 (2 CDs, Mid Price) BACH: Violin Sonata in G minor trans. Godowsky; Sheep may safely graze trans. Petri; Air from Orch. Suite No.3 trans. Siloti; Gavotte from Violin Partita in B minor trans. Saint-Saens; Andante from Violin Sonata in A minor trans. Siloti; Siciliano from Flute Sonata in E flat trans. Siloti; Zion hort die Wachter singen trans. Kempff; Largo from Keyboard Concerto in F trans Bax; Bouree from Cello Suite in C trans. Godowsky; Chaconne from Violin Partita in D minor trans. Busoni Alessio Bax (piano) Signum Classics SIGCD 156 (CD) BACH: Mass in B minor Lucy Crowe, Julia Lezhneva, Joanne Lunn, Blandine Staskiewicz (soprano), Nathalie Stutzmann, Terry Wey (alto), Colin Balzer, Markus Brutscher (tenor), Christian Immler, Luca Tittoto (bass), Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble, Marc Minkowski (conductor) Naïve V 5145 (2CDs) 10.00 am BRUCKNER: Symphony No.3 in D minor Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Ivor Bolton (conductor) Oehms Classics OC 722 (CD) BRUCKNER: Symphony No.4 in E flat Bavarian State Orchestra, Kent Nagano (conductor) Sony Classical 88697368812 (Hybrid SACD) BRUCKNER: Symphony No.5 in B flat Orchestre des Champs-Elysees, Philippe Herreweghe (conductor) Harmonia Mundi HMC 902011 (CD) BRUCKNER: Symphony No.9 in D minor Dresden Staatskapelle, Fabio Luisi (conductor) Sony Classical 88697299642 (Hybrid SACD) 10.45 am WAGNER: Faust Overture; SCHUMANN: Symphony No.2; MARTUCCI: La canzone dei ricordi*; TOMMASINI: Carnival of Venice Bruna Castagna (mezzo)*, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini (conductor) Naxos 8.110836-37 (2 CDs, Budget Price) MARTUCCI: Complete Orchestra Works George Ives (cello), James Clark (violin), Francesco Caramiello (piano), Rachel Yakar (soprano), Philharmonia Orchestra, Francesco D’Avalos (conductor) Brilliant Classics 93439 (4 CDs, Budget Price) MARTUCCI: Symphony No.1; Giga; Canzonetta; Andante*; Nocturne Andrea Noferini (cello)*, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, Francesco La Vecchia (conductor) Naxos 8.570929 (CD, Budget Price) MARTUCCI: Symphony No.2; Theme and Variations*; Gavotta; Tarantella Lya De Barberiis (piano)*, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, Francesco La Vecchia (conductor) Naxos 8.570930 (CD, Budget Price) MARTUCCI: Piano Quintet; Piano Trio Mario Borciani (piano) Giovane Quartetto Italiano Claves CD 509210 (CD) MARTUCCI: Piano Concerto No.1*; La canzone dei ricordi** Gesualdo Coggi (piano)*, Silvia Pasini (mezzo)**, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, Francesco La Vecchia (conductor) Naxos 8.570931 (CD, Budget Price) MARTUCCI: La canzone dei ricordi*; Notturno; RESPIGHI: Il tramonto* Brigitte Balleys (mezzo)*, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Jesus Lopez-Cobos (conductor) Claves CD 509807 (CD) 11.35 am DELIUS: Violin Sonatas Nos.1-3; Violin Sonata in B Susanne Stanzeleit (violin), Gustav Fenyo (piano) Naxos 8.572261 (CD, Budget Price) DELIUS: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3; Violin Sonata in B Tasmin Little (violin), Piers Lane (piano) Sony Classical 88697532142 (CD, Budget Price) BRITTEN: Double concerto (ed. Matthews)*; Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge; Les Illuminations** Pieter Schoeman (violin)*, Alexander Zemtsov (viola)*, Sally Matthews (soprano)**, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor) LPO 0037 (CD, Mid Price) DELIUS: Hiawatha; Suite for violin and orch.; Legende; Double concerto; Caprice and Elegy Philippe Graffin (violin), Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola), BBC Concert Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones (conductor) Dutton CDLX 7226 (CD)