BBC Record Review 16 January 2016

I created a playlist in Apple Music of all the recordings reviewed on BBC Radio 3’s Record Review on 16 January (or at least, those that are available).

The whole playlist is here, and I’ve linked to individual recordings below. If a title isn’t linked, it wasn’t available at the time I created this post.

Not sure I’ll do this every week, but let’s see how it goes.


The Young Vivaldi

Ensemble Modo Antiquo, Federico Maria Sardelli (conductor)

Tchaikovsky: The Seasons

Freddy Kempf (piano)


Liberté – Egalité – Sororité: 100 Years of Chamber Music by French Women

Diana Ambache (piano), Anthony Robb (flute), Jeremy Polmear (oboe), Neyire Ashworth (clarinet), Philip Gordon (bassoon), Richard Dilley (horn), David Juritz (violin), Richard Milone (violin), Ilona Bondar (viola), Rebecca Knight (cello), Tim Amherst (double bass), Tristan Fry (timpani), Sue Rothstein (harp)

Steibelt: Piano Concertos Nos. 3, 5 & 7

Howard Shelley (piano, conductor), Ulster Orchestra


Building a library: Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana

Agnes Baltsa (Santuzza), Placido Domingo (Turiddu), Juan Pons (Alfio), Susan Mentzer (Lola), Vera Baniewicz (Lucia), Philharmonia Orchestra, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Giuseppe Sinopoli (conductor)

D. Scarlatti: Sonatas

Angela Hewitt (piano)


Avison: Concerti Grossi after Scarlatti

Concerto Koln


Las Ciudades de Oro

L’Harmonie des Saisons, Eric Milnes (conductor)


Chaconne: Voices of Eternity

Ensemble Caprice, Matthias Maute


Yo Soy La Locura 2

Raquel Andueza, La Galania

Brazilian Adventures

Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor)

Mozart: String Quartets K.387 (‘Spring’) and K.458 (‘The Hunt’)

Hagen Quartet


Mozart & Brahms: String Quintets

Quatuor Voce, Lise Berthaud (viola)


Beethoven: Complete String Quartets Volume 5

Quartetto di Cremona, Lawrence Dutton (viola)

Tippett: String Quartets Nos. 1 – 5 (Complete)

Heath Quartet


Disc of the week: Prokofiev & Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos

Beatrice Rana (piano), Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano (conductor)