Summer Record Review [Record Review]

Episodes

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Andrew Mcgregor And David Owen Norris20180825"David Owen Norris on recordings by Martha Argerich

A thorough look at the week's classical music releases, plus news and recommendations

A session report from Rome on a new set of the Bernstein Symphonies; David Owen Norris on recordings by Martha Argerich
with Andrew McGregor

9.30
A session report from Rome on a new set of the Bernstein Symphonies: James Jolly talks to the conductor, Antonio Pappano, the soloists and the people behind the scenes as these performances were captured.

10.30
David Owen Norris delves into recordings by Martha Argerich

11.45
Proms Recording: Haydn's Symphony No 104 with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under the conductor Sir Colin Davis

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Andrew Mcgregor With Harriet Smith And Nicholas Baragwanath20180721"Harriet Smith chooses five indispensable recordings of featured Proms composer, Beethoven.

A thorough look at the week's classical music releases, plus news and recommendations

Proms Composer: Beethoven
Each Saturday over the next nine weeks a different Record Review stalwart chooses five indispensable recordings of a great composer featured in the Proms. Today, Harriet Smith plays her top five Beethoven discs and tells us why you need to hear them.

11.00
Nicholas Baragwanath delves into the 64-CD box of the complete Deutsche Grammophon recordings made by Rafael Kubelik.

11.45
Proms Recording:
Continuing with a new feature for Summer Record Review, each week we select a major work from the Proms and play you the current Building a Library recommendation. Today, it's Scriabin's Poem of Ecstasy performed by The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti.

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Andrew McGregor with Jeremy Sams and Katy Hamilton20180714"Jeremy Sams chooses five indispensable recordings of works by Claude Debussy.

A thorough look at the week's classical music releases, plus news and recommendations

with Andrew McGregor

9.30
Proms Composer: Debussy
Each Saturday over the next nine weeks a different Record Review stalwart chooses five indispensable recordings of a great composer featured in the Proms. Today, Jeremy Sams kicks off the series by playing his top five Debussy discs and tells us why you need to hear them.

11.00
Katy Hamilton picks the plums from a 14-CD box bringing together the complete concerto and sonata recordings of renowned American cellist Leonard Rose in his centenary year.

11.45
Proms Recording: Also new for Summer Record Review, each week we select a major work from the Proms and play the current Building a Library recommendation, beginning with Mozart's Clarinet Concerto with Julian Bliss and the Royal Northern Sinfonia, conducted by Mario Venzago.

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Andrew Mcgregor With Kate Kennedy20180908"Kate Kennedy chooses five indispensable recordings of featured Proms composer Elgar.

A thorough look at the week's classical music releases, plus news and recommendations

with Andrew McGregor

9.30
Proms Composer: Edward Elgar
As the Proms draw to a close to the inevitable strains of Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, Kate Kennedy explores beyond the crowd-pleasing facade of Edward Elgar to reveal a private, complex and conflicted composer through five indispensable recordings of his music

11.00
Flora Willson picks highlights from a new box set of live recordings released to celebrate the centenary of legendary dramatic soprano Birgit Nilsson.

11.45
Proms Recording: Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 with Malcolm Proud (harpsichord) and the English Baroque Soloists conducted by John Eliot Gardiner.

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Andrew Mcgregor With Sarah Devonald20180728"Sarah Devonald chooses five indispensable recordings of featured Proms composer Mozart.

A thorough look at the week's classical music releases, plus news and recommendations

with Andrew McGregor

9.30
Proms Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
This week Sarah Devonald chooses five indispensable recordings of the music of one of the best known and most prolific of all composers, whether child prodigy or mature master.

11.45
Proms Recording: Richard Strauss 4 Last Songs with soprano Felicity Lott and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Neeme Järvi.

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Andrew Mcgregor With Simon Heighes And Ariane Todes20180901"Simon Heighes chooses five indispensable recordings of featured Proms composer Handel.

A thorough look at the week's classical music releases, plus news and recommendations

Proms Composer: Handel
Each Saturday during Summer Record Review, one of the programme's stalwarts chooses five indispensable recordings of a great composer featured in the Proms. Today, Simon Heighes plays his top five Handel discs and tells us why you need to hear them.

11.00
Ariane Todes compares 3 CD boxes of recordings made by some of the most legendary of violinists: a 44-CD set of Henryk Szeryng's complete recordings for Philips, Mercury and Deutsche Grammophon, plus a 15-CD set of Joseph Szigeti and a 10-CD set of Max Rostal, both for Milestones of a Violin Legend.

11.45
Proms Recording:
Each week during Summer Record Review, we select a major work from the Proms and play you the current Building a Library recommendation. Today, it's an extract from Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream performed by Kathleen Battle and Frederica von Stade as first and second fairies and Dame Judi Dench as the narrator with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Seiji Ozawa.

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