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BBC Radio 3 - CD Review - Building A Library

Listed below are recommended recordings made on Radio 3's Saturday morning programme, CD Review - Building A Library

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Bach
Bach - Brandenburg Concertos
Il Giardino Armonico / Giovanni Antonini
Warner Elatus 2564 617732 (2CD)





BachBach - Partitas for Violin (coupled with solo sonatas)
Rachel Podger
Channel Classics CCSSEL2498 (2CD)




Bach Bach - Art of Fugue
Phantasm
Simax PSC1135




BachBach- Mass in F, BWV 233
Cantus Cölln / Junghänel
Harmonia Mundi HMC901939-40 (2CD)




BarberBarber - Knoxville
Upshaw; Orchestra of St Luke's
Nonesuch 7559 791872




Bartok Bartok - Violin Concerto
Chung; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Rattle
EMI 509 4072 (3CD)




BartokBartok - The Miraculous Mandarin
Budapest Festival Orchestra / Fischer
Philips 475 7684 (3CD)




BartokBartók - Bluebeard’s Castle
Székely; Szönyi; LSO / Dorati
Brilliant Classics 9092





Beethoven Beethoven - Symphony no. 5
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Kleiber
DG 447 4002




BeethovenBeethoven - String Quartet no. 11, Op. 95
Takács Quartet
Decca 470 8492 (3CD)




BachBeethoven - Piano Sonata no. 17, "Tempest"
Claudio Arrau
[part of the complete piano sonatas & concertos]
Philips 462 3582 (14CD)



Beethoven
Beethoven - Cello Sonata no. 4
Perenyi; Schiff
ECM 472 4012 (2CD)




BergBerg - Lyric Suite
Alban Berg Quartet
Teldec 2564 696067 (8CD)





Bizet Bizet - Symphony in C
Les Siècles / Roth
Mirare MIR036




Borodin Borodin - Symphony no.2
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Ashkenazy
Decca 436 6512




MendelssohnBrahms - Symphony no. 3
Berlin Symphony Orchestra / Abbado
DG 429 7652




BrahmsBrahms - String Quartet Op. 51/11
Quatuor Ebene
Virgin 216 6222




BrahmsBrahms Six Pieces for Piano, Op. 118
Stefan Vladar
Harmonia Mundi HMC901844




BrittenBritten Nocturne [coupled with Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings & Les Illuminations]
Ainsley; Britten Sinfonia / Cleobury
EMI 575 5632




Britten Britten - Peter Grimes
Vickers; Orchestra & Chorus of the ROH / Davis
Philips 462 8472 (2CD)




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DonizettiDonizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor
Callas; di Stefano; Gobbi; Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Chorus & Orchestra / Serafin
EMI 586 1972 (2CD)




DvorakDvořák Symphony no. 9 ‘New World’
Czech PO / Ancerl
Supraphon SU36622




BrahmsDvorak - Slavonic Dances
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orch. / Kubelik
DG 457 7122




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Dvorak
de Falla El amor brujo (1915 version)
Contreras; Correas; Perraud; Huchet; Orchestre Poitou-Charentes / Heisser
Mirare MIR034




FaureFauré String Quartet [coupled with Ravel & Debussy string quartets]
Ebene Quartet
Virgin 519 0452





FranckFranck - Three Organ Chorales
Jennifer Bate
Regis RRC2054 (2CD)





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Gluck
Gluck - Iphigenie en Tauride
Les Musiciens du Louvre / Minkowski
Archiv 471 1332 (2CD)




Grieg Grieg - Lyric Pieces
Leif Ove Andsnes
EMI 557 2962





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HaydnHaydn Symphony No. 94, 'Surprise'
Philharmonia Hungarica / Dorati
EMI 567 5872





HaydnHaydn Piano Trio in C, Hob XV:27 [part of set of the complete trios]
Beaux Arts Trio
Philips 454 0982 (9CD)





HandelHandel Water Music
L’Arte dell’Arco / Guglielmo
CPO 777 3122 £15.99 / £14.39





HandelHandel Acis & Galatea
Hamilton; Mulroy; Hobbs; Smith; Brook; Dunedin Consort & Players / Butt
Linn CKD319




HandelHandel Messiah
Sampson; Wyn-Rogers; Padmore; Purves; The Sixteen / Christophers
Coro COR16062 (2CD)





HandelHandel - Dixit Dominus
Balthasar-Neumann Choir & Ensemble / Hengelbrock
DHM 82876 587922 (2CD)




HaydnHaydn - Symphony no. 104 ‘London’
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Davis
Philips 442 6112 (2CD)



Haydn
Haydn - Theresienmesse
Collegium Musicum 90 Choir; Collegium Musicum 90 / Hickox
Chandos CHAN0592

 

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Josquin - Missa Pange Lingua
Ensemble Clement Janequin; Ensemble Organum / Peres
Due for reissue in September 2008

 

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LisztLiszt Transcendental Studies
Lazar Berman
Melodyia MELCD1000748



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Mahler
Mahler - Symphony no. 3
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Chailly
Decca 470 6522




Mahler Mahler - Symphony No. 9
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Abbado
DG 471 6242




MartinuMartinů - Symphony no. 6 (Fantaisies symphoniques)
Czech PO. / Neumann
Supraphon SU36942



MendelssohnMendelssohn Symphony no. 2
Banse; Rubens; Cole; Berlin Radio Choir; Berlin Deutsches Symphony Orch. / Ashkenazy
Decca 470 9462 (3CD)




MendelssohnMendelssohn - Symphony no. 3
Berlin Symphony Orchestra / Ashkenazy
[coupled with Mendelssohn Syms. nos. 1, 2, 4 & 5]
Decca 470 9462 (3CD)


MendelssohnMendelssohn Octet
Chamber Music Ensemble of Lincoln Center
Delos DE3266



Messiaen Messiaen - La Nativite du Seigneur
Gillian Weir
Priory PRCD921



MonteverdiMonteverdi Madrigals, Book 8
La Venexiana / Cavina
Glossa GCD920928 (3CD)



Monteverdi Monteverdi - L'Orfeo
L'Ensemble La Venexiana / Cavina
Glossa GES920913 (2CD)



Mozart Mozart - Quintet in E flat for Piano & Wind, K452
Stephen Hough (piano); members of the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
BIS BISCD1552



MozartMozart Serenade no. 10 'Gran Partita'
Linos Ensemble
Capriccio 10472



Mozart Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante, K364
Dumay (violin); Causse (viola); Sinfonia Varsovia / Krivine
EMI 572 3682 (3CD)



Mozart Mozart - String Quartet No. 19 K. 465, "Dissonance"
Emerson String Quartet
DG 477 5751



Mozart Mozart - String Quartet no. 23, K590
Quatuor Mosaiques
Naive E8888




MussorgsyMussorgsy - Boris Godunov
Soloists; Choral Arts Society of Washington; National Symphony Orchestra of Washington /Venzago
Erato 2292 454 182 (3CD)



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Pergolesi

Pergolesi - Stabat Mater
Schiavo; d’Oustrac; La Cappella de’ Turchini / Florio
Eloquentia EL0505




PucciniPuccini - La Bohème
de los Angeles, Björling, Merrill, Reardon, Tozzi, Corena, Lucie Amara, RCA Victor Chorus & Orchestra, Columbus Boychoir / Beecham
EMI 5677502(2CD)

 

PurcellPurcell Dido & Aeneas
Bott; Kirkby; Ainsley; Chorus & Orch. of the Academy of Ancient Music / Hogwood
Decca 475 7195



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RachmaninovRachmaninov - Symphony no. 1
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Ashkenazy
Decca 455 7982 (3CD)




Rachmaninov

Rachmaninov- Ėtudes-Tableaux Op. 39
Hayroudinoff
Chandos CHAN10391

RachmaninovRachmaninov - The Isle of the Dead
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Ashkenazy
Decca 455 7982 (3CD)



Ravel
Ravel - Sheherazade
Crespin; L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Ansermet
Decca 460 9732


Scriabin Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin
Lortie
Chandos CHAN10142X (2CD)



MonteverdiRebel Les Elemens
L'Orfeo Barockorchester / Gaigg
Phoenix Edition 110Phoenix



Respighi Respighi - Pines of Rome
Boston Symphony Orchestra / Ozawa
DG 415 8462




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Saint-Saens
Saint-Saens - Organ Symphony
Latry; Philadelphia Orchestra / Eschenbach
Ondine ODE10945




SchoenbergSchoenberg Pelleas et Melisande
Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra / Mitropoulos
Music & Arts CD1156 (2CD)





Schubert Schubert - String Quintet, D956
Hagen Quartet; Schiff
DG 439 7742 (import only)



SchubertSchubert - Sonata for Piano Duet ‘Grand Duo’
Kissin; Levine
RCA 82876 692832 (2CD)



SchubertSchubert - Winterreise
Schäfer; Schneider
Onyx ONYX4010




SibeliusSchumann - Das Paradies und die Peri
Soloists; Monteverdi Choir; Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique / Gardiner
Archiv 457 6602 (2CD)



SchumannSchumann - Piano Quintet in E flat, Op.44
Andsnes; Artemis Quartet
Virgin 395 1432



Bach Schütz - Musikalisches Exequien
La Chapelle Royale / Herreweghe
HM Gold HMG501261



Scriabin Scriabin - Le Poeme de l'extase (coupled with Symphonies nos. 1-3)
Philadelphia Orchestra / Muti
EMI 567 7202 (3CD)




ShostakovichShostakovich - Symphony no. 13
Eizen; Moscow PO / Kondrashin (available only as part of complete set of symphonies)
Melodia (11CD)




SibeliusSibelius Violin Concerto
Mullova; Boston Symphony Orchestra / Ozawa
Philips 464 7412




SibeliusSibelius - Symphony no. 7
Lahti Symphony Orchestra / Vanska
Bis BISCD864



Strauss Strauss - Metamorphosen
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Rattle
EMI 556 5802




StraussStrauss, R - Also Sprach Zarathustra
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Karajan
DG 447 4412



StravinskyStravinsky - The Fairy's Kiss
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Volkov
Hyperion CDA67697



SukSuk - Symphony no. 2 ‘Asrael’
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra / Belohlávek
Chandos CHAN9640 (2CD)




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Tchaikovsky
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra / Mravinsky
4775911 (2CDs)





TchaikovskyTchaikovsky - Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
RPO / Gatti (single disc reccommendation)
Harmonia Mundi HMU907381





Tchaikovsky Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker
Kirov Orchestra / Gergiev
Philips 462 1142




Wagner Tippett - Concerto for Double String Orchestra
LSO; Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Philip Jones Brass Ens / Davis; Marriner
Decca 476 7960




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Grieg
Vaughan Williams - A Sea Symphony
Christine Goerke (soprano); Brett Polegaro (baritone)
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus / Robert Spano
Telarc CD80588




Wagner Vaughan Williams - Symphony no. 6
Williams; LSO / Hickox
Chandos CHAN10103



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Wagner
Wagner - Das Rheingold
soloists; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra / Keilberth
Testament SBT21390 (2CD)




Wagner Wagner - Die Walkure
Vickers; Stewart; Janowitz; Crespin; Veasey; Berlin Philharmonic / Karajan
DG 457 7852 (4CD)




Wagner Wagner - Siegfried
Neidlinger; Hotter; Greindl; Kuen; Ilosvay; Varnay; Windgassen; Hollweg; Bayreuth Festival Chorus & Orchestra / Keilberth
Testament SBT41392 (4CD)




Wagner Wagner - Gotterdammerung
Soloists; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Solti
Decca 455 5692 (4CD)




WagnerWagner - Die Meistersinger (subject to availabilty)
Soloists; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Solti
Decca 475 6680 (4CD)







Wagner Wagner - Complete Ring Cycle (DVD)
Soloists; Bayreuth Festival / Boulez
DG 073 4057 (8DVD)




Walton Walton - Viola Concerto
Power; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Volkov
Hyperion CDA67587




Vivaldi Vivaldi - Stabat Mater
Mena; Ricercar Consort / Pierlot
Mirare MIR9968