The Listening Room: Episode 104 (8.1.21)

Friday, January 8, 2021

Beethoven from Krystian Zimerman and Simon Rattle, Bach from Piotr Anderszewski, Behzod Abduraimov plays Debussy, and we've opera arias from Linda Richardson, Nathalie Stutzmann and Hera Hyesang Park. Plus pre-release tracks from Benjamin Grosvenor and Daniel Hope

Another year starts and with it a veritable avalanche of new releases. As well as the annual New Year Concert from Vienna – Riccardo Muti conducting – we've the first instalment in DG's new Beethoven piano concerto cycle – Krystian Zimerman joining Rattle and the LSO – and opera aria recitals by Linda Richardson and DG's new signing Hera Hyesang Park. Marc Coppey plays Shostakovich's Second Cello Concerto and Daniel Hope leads his Zurich Chamber Orchestra in Elgar's Serenade for strings (as well as gives us a taster of a forthcoming Schnittke album). Piotr Anderszewski's new Bach collection (a selection of 12 preludes and fugues from the Second Book of the 48) is anticipated with a pair in D sharp minor.

Other tasters include Benjamin Grosvenor playing Liszt and Nathalie Stutzmann singing and conducting Handel. And there are other treats along the way … James Jolly

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J Strauss II Schallwellen – Walzer, Op 148

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Riccardo Muti (Sony Classical)

Schubert/Liszt Ave Maria

Benjamin Grosvenor (Decca) PRE-RELEASE TRACK

Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 2

Marc Coppey; Polish National RSO / Lawrence Foster (Audite)

Bellini Norma - 'Casta diva'

Linda Richardson; Sinfonia of London / John Wilson (Chandos)

Debussy Children's Corner

Behzod Abduraimov (Alpha Classics)

Puccini La bohème – 'Donde lieta usci'

Linda Richardson; Sinfonia of London / John Wilson (Chandos)

A Freeman A Wilderness of Sea – 1. A Wilderness of Sea

Helsinki Chamber Choir / Nils Schweckendiek (BIS)

Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1

Krystian Zimerman; London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (DG)

Mozart Die Zauberflöte – 'Ach, ich fühl's'

Hera Hyesang Park; Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Bertrand de Billy (DG)

J Strauss II Frühlingstimmen – Walzer, Op 410

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Riccardo Muti (Sony Classical)

Fried Verklärte Nacht

Christine Rice; Stuart Skelton; BBC Symphony Orchestra / Edward Gardner (Chandos)

Schnittke Tango (arr Rakhmanin)

Daniel Hope; Alexey Botvinov (DG) PRE-RELEASE TRACK

Puccini Gianni Schicchi – 'O mio babbino caro'

Hera Hyesang Park; Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Bertrand de Billy (DG)

JS Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 – Prelude and Fugue No 8 in D sharp minor

Piotr Anderszewski (Erato) PRE-RELEASE TRACK

Elgar Serenade for Strings

Zurich Chamber Orchestra / Daniel Hope (DG)

Handel Rinaldo – 'Mio cor, che mi sai dir?'

Nathalie Stutzmann; Orfeo 55 (Erato) PRE-RELEASE TRACK

 

 

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