BBC Record Review 20 February 2016

This is the playlist for the 20 February 2016 edition of BBC Radio 3’s Record Review. As usual, the items listed here as not available on Apple Music may well appear after broadcast and I’ll come back occasionally to update it.

You can access the whole playlist using this link (all 10.5 hours of it). Alternatively, individual albums are listed below. You’ll need an Apple Music subscription – the first three months are free.

Is Apple Music worth it?
I have to say, it’s the best £10 a month I’ve ever spent; it’s saved me hundreds of pounds already and helped me listen to music I otherwise would never have found. So yes, I’d say it’s worth it!

Song Info

Paris Joyeux & Triste Alexei Lubimov (piano), Slava Poprugin (piano)Water Music Suites Nos. 1-3

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Handel: Water Music Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, Georg Kallweit

Mozart: Violin Sonatas (not yet available on Apple Music – though the rest of Grimal’s catalogue appears to be so maybe soon) David Grimal (piano), Mathieu Dupouy (piano)

Bauckholt: Triebstoff; Laufwerk; Keil; Sog (not available on Apple Music) Cikada, Christian Eggen (conductor), Carola Bauckholt (samples)


Duet: Mendelssohn – Schumann – Cornelius Lucy Crowe (soprano), William Berger (baritone), Iain Burnside (piano)

Building a Library: Shostakovich’s 9th Symphony
Rudolf Barshai conducting the West German Symphony Orchestra (not available on Apple Music)


Strauss, R: Enoch Arden Op. 38 Lucy Parham (piano), Henry Goodman (narrator)

Vaughan Williams: Fair Child of Beauty (not available on Apple Music) John Hopkins (speaker), Philip Smith (baritone), Joyful Company of Singers, Britten Sinfonia, Alan Tongue

Music for Lighter Mood (not available on Apple Music) BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult (conductor), BBC Concert Orchestra, Sir Arthur Bliss (conductor), Alfredo Campoli (violin)

Bliss: Morning Heroes & Hymn to Apollo (not available in Apple Music) Samuel West (orator), BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)


Shostakovich: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 Gautier Capucon (cello), Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

1930s Violin Concertos Vol. 2 (not yet available – Volume 1 is, however). Gil Shaham (violin), Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stephane Deneve (conductor)


Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 5 Vadym Kholodenko (piano), Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Miguel Harth-Bedoya


Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 4, 6 & Movement from Symphony in G Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits (conductor)


Prokofiev: Symphonies 4, 6 & 7 & Piano Concertos 4 & 5 Alexei Volodin (piano), Sergei Babyan (piano), Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

Disc of the Week—Lalo: Complete Piano Trios (Nos 1, 2 & 3) (not available on Apple Music) Leonore Piano Trio

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