BBC Radio 3 Record Review and some Gramophone 2019 winners

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BBC Radio 3 Record Review and some Gramophone 2019 winners

Post by Rach3 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:43 am

BBC Radio 3 Record Review , Saturday,Oct.19,2019 :

Broadcast finished, but archived at above link , so can listen anytime.

9 am : Monteverdi: Vespro

La Tempête

Simon-Pierre Bestion (conductor)

Alpha ALPHA552 (2 CDs)

Schubert: Last Piano Sonatas D958-960

Francesco Piemontesi (piano)

Pentatone PTC5186742 (2 CDs) ... no-sonatas

Schumann: Myrthen, Op. 25

Christian Gerhaher (baritone)

Camilla Tilling (soprano)

Gerold Huber (piano)

Sony 19075945362

Vivaldi: Concerti per Violoncello III

Christophe Coin (cello)

L'Onda Armonica

Naïve OP30574

9.30am – Building a Library – Mahan Esfahani on Verdi's La Traviata

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

Reviewer: Mahan Esfahani

Recommended Recording:

Ileana Cotrubas (Violetta)

Plácido Domingo (Alfredo)

Sherrill Milnes (Giorgio Germont)

Stefania Malagù (Flora)

Helena Jungwirth (Annina)

Walter Gullino (Gastone)

Giovanni Foiani (Dottore Grenvil)

Bayerischer Staatsoper

Carlos Kleiber (conductor)

DG 4777115 (2 CDs)

Other Recommended Recordings:

Maria Callas (Violetta)

Giuseppe di Stefano (Alfredo)

Ettore Bastianini (Giorgio)

Silvana Zanolli (Flora)

Luisa Mandelli (Annina)

Giuseppe Zampieri (Gastone)

Arturo La Porta (Baron Douphol)

Antonio Zerbini (Marchese d'Obigny)

Silvio Maionica (Dottore Grenvil)

Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala

Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor)

Warner Classics 9668582 (2 CDs – Live recording in mono)

10.20am – Gramophone Awards Highlights

Yuja Wang - The Berlin Recital: Works by Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Ligeti and Prokofiev

Yuja Wang (piano)

DG 4836280

Buxtehude: Abendmusiken – Cantatas and instrumental pieces by Dietrich Buxtehude including Gott, hilf mir BuxWV 34; Jesu, meines Lebens Leben, for chorus, 5 strings & Bc, BuxWV62 and Buxtehude: Sonata in B flat, BuxWV255

Vox Luminis

Ensemble Masques

Lionel Meunier (director)

Alpha ALPHA287 ... -alpha-287

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 5 & pieces for solo piano

Bertrand Chamayou (piano)

Orchestre National de France

Emmanuel Krivine (conductor)

Erato 9029563426

Wagner: Götterdämmerung

Gun-Brit Barkmin (Brünnhilde)

Daniel Brenna (Siegfried)

Eric Halfvarson (Hagen)

Shenyang (Gunther)

Amanda Majeski (Gutrune)

Peter Kálmán (Alberich)

Michelle DeYoung (Waltraute)

Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus & Orchestra

Jaap van Zweden (conductor)

Naxos 8660428-31 (4 CDs) ... .660428-31

10.45am – New Releases – Natasha Loges on Igor Levit's complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas

Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas

Igor Levit (piano)

Sony 19075843182 (9 CDs)

11.30am – Disc of the Week

Richard Strauss: Don Quixote, Don Juan & Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche

Louisa Tuck (cello)

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Vasily Petrenko (conductor)

Lawo LWC1184 ... p-28-16862

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Re: BBC Radio 3 Record Review and some Gramophone 2019 winners

Post by maestrob » Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:37 pm

Thanks for all those ideas, Rach3!

I own and recommend the Yuja Wang Berlin recital: it's one of the best discs I've heard this year. I also have several discs of Igor Levit, and based on those I find him a well-rounded and thoughtful pianist. I plan on purchasing his Beethoven in the near future. I know, who needs another set of Beethoven Sonatas, but these are reasonably priced. I also plan on getting the set recorded by Annie Fisher, even though they are pricey.

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