1 Jan 2018

Settling The Score - New Year's Day Countdown: The Top 80

From Settling the Score, 6:45 pm on 1 January 2018
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1              VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Lark Ascending - Nigel Kennedy (vln), CBSO/Simon Rattle (EMI 5 62813)

2              STRAUSS: Im Abendrot, from Four Last Songs - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (sop), Berlin Radio SO/George Szell (EMI CDC 7 47276)

3              BEETHOVEN: Symphony No 9 in D minor Op 125, Choral (4) - Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo), Stuart Skelton (ten), Detlef Roth (bass), Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orch, Janice Watson (sop)/Charles Mackerras (HYPERION CDS 44301/5)

4              BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No 5 in Eb Op 73, Emperor (3) - Alfred Brendel (pno), Vienna Phil/Simon Rattle (Philips 462 781)

5              ELGAR: Nimrod, from Enigma Variations - Chicago SO/Georg Solti (Decca 425 852)

6              BEETHOVEN: Symphony No 7 in A Op 92 (2) - Vienna Phil/Carlos Kleiber (DG 447 400)

7              MOZART: Clarinet Concerto in A K622 (2) - Philip Green (cl), NZSO CO/Donald Armstrong (dir) (RNZ UB12)

8              RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor Op 18 (1) - Zoltán Kocsis (pno), San Francisco SO/Edo de Waart (Philips 446 199)

9              VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis - London SO/André Previn (EMI 3 82157)

10           ELGAR: Cello Concerto in E minor Op 85 (4) - Alisa Weilerstein (cello), Berlin State Orch/Daniel Barenboim (Decca 478 2735)

11           DVORAK: Symphony No 9 in E minor, From the New World (2) - Bavarian Radio SO/Andris Nelsons (BR Media 900 116)

12           BIZET: Au fond du temple saint, from The Pearl Fishers - Nicolai Gedda (tenor); Ernest Blan (Bar); Paris Opera-Comique Or/Pierre Dervaux (EMI 5 66077)

13           PART: Spiegel im Spiegel - Thomas Kemp (vln), Stephen de Pledge (pno) (BLACK BOX BBM 1071)

14           ALLEGRI: Miserere mei, Deus - Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips (Gimell CDGIM 041)

15           SCHUBERT: Piano Quintet in A D667, Trout (4) - John O'Conor (pno), James Vandemark (dbass), members of Cleveland Quartet (TELARC CD 80225)

16           HANDEL: I know that my Redeemer liveth, from Messiah - Kiri Te Kanawa (sop), Chicago SO/Georg Solti (Decca 425 016)

17           BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D Op 61 (3) - Hilary Hahn (vln), Baltimore SO/David Zinman (SONY SK 60584)

18           RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez (2) - John Williams (gtr), Christine Pendrill (cor anglais), Philharmo/Louis Frémaux (CBS M2K 44791)

19           MOZART: Confutatis, from Requiem in D minor K626 - Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner (Philips 420 197)

20           SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto in D minor Op 47 (2) - Joshua Bell (vln), Los Angeles Phil/Esa-Pekka Salonen (SONY SK 65949)

21           FAURE: In paradisum, from Requiem Op 48 - John Butt (org), Choir of King's College, Cambridge, English CO/Philip Ledger (EMI 3 75906)

22           BRUCH: Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor Op 26 (3) - Julia Fischer (vln), Zurich Tonhalle Orch/David Zinman (Decca 478 3544)

23           HOLST: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity, from The Planets Suite - London Phil/Adrian Boult (EMI 5 65041)

24           VIVALDI: Four Seasons, Summer - Daniel Hope (vln/dir), Zurich Chamber Orchestra (DG 479 6922)

25           SAINT-SAENS: Symphony No 3 in C minor Op 78, Organ (4) - Anthony Newman (org), Pittsburgh SO/Lorin Maazel (SONY SK 53979)

26           BEETHOVEN: Symphony No 5 in C minor Op 67 (1) - Simón Bolívar Youth Orch/Gustavo Dudamel (DG 477 6228)

27           MAHLER: Symphony No 5 in C# minor (4) - members of the New York Phil/Leonard Bernstein (SONY SM2K 63159)

28           TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D Op 35 (3) - James Ehnes (vln), Sydney SO/Vladimir Ashkenazy (ONYX 4076)

29           SCHUBERT: String Quintet in C D956 (2) - Emerson String Quartet, Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) (DG 459 151)

30           SIBELIUS: Symphony No 2 in D Op 43 (1) - New Zealand SO/Pietari Inkinen (Naxos 8.572704)

31           BARBER: Adagio for Strings - ASMF/Neville Marriner (Philips 426 051)

32           SIBELIUS: Alla marcia, from Karelia Suite - London SO/Colin Davis (RCA 09026 68770)

33           SCHUBERT: Symphony No 9 in C D944, Great (3) - Cleveland Orch/Christoph von Dohnányi (TELARC CD 80608)

34           MAXWELL-DAVIES: Farewell to Stromness - Peter Maxwell-Davies (pno) (DKP CD 9070 DKP CD 9070)

35           BACH: Concerto in D minor for two violins BWV1043 (2) - Akiko Suwanai (vln/dir), Volkhard Steude (vln), CO of Europe (Philips 475 6934)

36           K JENKINS: Benedictus, from The Armed Man - Guy Johnston (cello), National Youth Choir of Great Britain, London Phil/Karl Jenkins (Virgin 8 11015)

37           SMETANA: Vltava, from Má Vlast - Minnesota Orch/Eiji Oue (REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-80 CD)

38           RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade (4) - Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit (Decca 410 253)

39           SIBELIUS: Finlandia - London SO/Colin Davis (RCA 09026 68770)

40           TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No 1 in Bb minor Op 23 (3) - Pavel Kolesnikov (pno), Calgary Phil/Roberto Minczuk (Honens 2012 03)

41           MASCAGNI: Cavalleria rusticana, Intermezzo - André Rieu (vln/dir), & his Orch (UNIVERSAL 589 306)

42           TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture - Concertgebouw Orch, Amsterdam/Bernard Haitink (Philips 422 469)

43           BACH: Goldberg Variations BWV988 (32) - Glenn Gould (pno), (BWV988) (URANIA SP 4240)

44           LILBURN: Aotearoa Overture - Auckland Philharmonia/Miguel Harth-Bedoya (Universal 99172)

45           BACH: Erbarme Dich, from St Matthew Passion - Magdalena Kozená (mezzo), Musica Florea/Marek Stryncl (cello/dir) (archiv 457 367)

46           STRAVINSKY: Infernal Dance, Berceuse and Finale, from The Firebird Suite - Russian National Orch/Mikhail Pletnev (DG 453 434)

47           BEETHOVEN: Symphony No 3 in Eb Op 55, Eroica (1) - Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch/Riccardo Chailly (Decca 478 349)

48           PACHELBEL: Canon in D - NZSO CO/Donald Armstrong (dir) (RNZ UB12)

49           WALTON: Crown Imperial - Royal Phil/André Previn (TELARC CD 80125)

50           BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No 14 in C# minor, Moonlight (1) - Nikolai Lugansky (pno) (Warner 2564 62300)

51           KORNGOLD: Marietta's Song, from Die tote Stadt - Kate Royal (sop), English National Opera Orch/Edward Gardner (EMI 2 68192)

52           COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man - Cincinnati Pops Orch/Erich Kunzel (TELARC CD 80339)

53           TALLIS: Spem in alium - Huelgas Ensemble/Paul van Nevel (Sony SK 66261)

54           GERSHWIN orch Grofé: Rhapsody in Blue - Freddy Kempf (pno), Bergen Phil/Andrew Litton (BIS SACD 1940)

55           MOZART: The Marriage of Figaro, Overture - Tafelmusik/Bruno Weil (SONY MLK 64053)

56           PURCELL: When I am laid in earth, from Dido and Aeneas - Shannon Mercer (sop), Ensemble Masques/Olivier Fortin (hpschd/dir) (Analekta AN 2 9905)

57           GORECKI: Symphony No 3, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs (2) - Dawn Upshaw (sop), London Sinfonietta/David Zinman (Nonesuch 7559 79282)

58           VERDI: Lacrimosa, from Requiem - Joan Sutherland (sop), Marilyn Horne (mezzo), Luciano Pavarotti (ten), Martti Talvela (bass), Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Phil/Georg Solti (Decca 448 687)

59           FAURE: Cantique de Jean Racine - Netherlands Chamber Choir, Limburg SO/Ed Spanjaard (PENTATONE PTC 5186 020)

60           SCHUBERT: Notturno in Eb D897 - Augustin Dumay (vln), Frédéric Lodéon (cello), Jean-Philippe Collard (pno) (EMI 3 65295)

61           ELGAR: Sea Slumber-Song, from Sea Pictures Op 37 - Janet Baker (mezzo), London Phil/Vernon Handley (lpo 46)

62           BACH: Cello Suite No 1 in G BWV1007 (1) - Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello) (HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 90 1970.71)

63           BIZET: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle, from Carmen - Angela Gheorghiu (sop), Royal Phil, (Habanera)/Marco Armiliato (EMI 0 84377)

64           KHACHATURIAN: Adagio of Spartacus & Phrygia, from Spartacus - Auckland Philharmonia/Miguel Harth-Bedoya (Universal 99172)

65           DVORAK: Cello Concerto in B minor Op 104 (3) - Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Berlin Phil/Lorin Maazel (CBS MK 42206)

66           BRUCH: Scottish Fantasy (4) - Jascha Heifetz (vln), New SO of London/Malcolm Sargent (RCA RD 86214)

67           DVORAK: Song to the moon, from Rusalka - Renée Fleming (sop), London SO/Georg Solti (Decca 455 760)

68           MOZART: O Isis & Osiris, from The Magic Flute - Inia Te Wiata (bass), London Theatre Orch/Vilem Tausky (ATOLL ACD 507)

69           GRIEG: Morning, from Peer Gynt Suite No 1 - New Zealand SO/James Sedares (UNIVERSAL 99072)

70           SCHUBERT: An die Musik D547 - Bryn Terfel (bar), Malcolm Martineau (pno) (DG 449 190)

71           BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G BWV1048 (3) - English Concert/Trevor Pinnock (Archiv 423 492)

72           BORODIN: In the Steppes of Central Asia - Saint Louis SO/Leonard Slatkin (TELARC SACD 60655)

73           BEETHOVEN: Triple Concerto in C Op 56 (3) - Gordon Nikolitch (vln), Tim Hugh (cello), Lars Vogt (pno), Londo/Bernard Haitink (LSO LIVE LSO 0578)

74           CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor Op 11 (2) - Boris Berezovsky (pno), Paris Orchestral Ensemble/John Nelson (MIRARE MIR 047)

75           MASSENET: Meditation, from Thaïs - Anne-Sophie Mutter (vln), Vienna Phil/James Levine (DG 447 070)

76           LILBURN: Four Canzonas (1) - Ithaca College Festival Orch/Grant Cooper (KIWI CD SLD 99)

77           MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No 3 in A minor Op 56, Scottish (2) - Chamber Orch of Europe/Yannick Nézet-Séguin (DG 4797337)

78           MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition (15) - Mikhaïl Rudy (pno) (CALLIOPE CAL 4687)

79           SCHUBERT: Piano Trio No 2 in Eb D929 (2) - Philip Setzer (vln), David Finckel (cello), Wu Han (pno) (ARTISTLED 10802)

80           MENDELSSOHN: Hebrides Overture - Scottish CO/Joseph Swensen (LINN CKD 216)