13 Jan 2017

The Iron Ladies

From Summer Sonic, 12:00 pm on 13 January 2017

In this bonus extra programme, Indra Hughes begins and ends with a royal theme; we’ll meet a few Iron Ladies, including the original Iron Lady herself, Margaret Thatcher. There’ll be a piece that made Rachmaninov cry, and the beautiful song that Strauss wrote as a wedding present to his bride. We’ll look in on Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden; and as always, there’ll be a healthy dose of Bach and Handel.

Music Details

Ortiz: Passamezzo Moderno – More Hispano (Carpe Diem)

Howells: King's Herald (Pageantry, No 1) – LSO/Hickox (Chandos)

Strauss: Morgen Op 27 No 4 – Ailish Tynan (sop), Julian Bliss (cl), Christopher Glynn (pf) (Signum)

MacDowell: 2nd movt, Piano Concerto No 2 Op 23 – Andre Watts, Dallas SO/Litton (Telarc)

Biber: Kyrie from Missa Salisburgensis – Gabrieli Consort/McCreash (Archiv )

Mozart: 3rd mvt, Adagio, from Gran Partita K361 – Harmonie de l'Orchestre des Champs-Elysées /Herreweghe (Harmonia Mundi)

Susato: La Battaille – New London Consort/Pickett (L'Oiseau Lyre)

Condon/Revel arr Broadbent: Without a word of warning – Mel Tormé (Concord)

Handel: Overture to the Occasional Oratorio – King's Consort/Robert King (Hyperion)

Hargreaves/Hartley: I'm in love with Margaret Thatcher – Not Sensibles (Redball)

Bach: Biassy (after Prelude in G minor, Book I, Well-Tempered Clavier) – Florence Foster Jenkins (sop), Cosmé McMoon (pno) (Naxos)

Bach: 1st movt, Concerto for 2 Harpsichords BWV1061a – James Tibbles, Jenny Thomas (harpsichord) (Atoll)

Haydn: By Thee with Bliss (from The Creation) – Miah Persson (sop), Peter Harvey (bar), Gabrieli Consort/McCreash (Archiv)

Roseingrave: Organ Concerto in D – Paul Nicholson, Parley of Instuments (Helios)

Rachmaninov: Tarentelle, from Suite No 2 for Two Pianos Op 17 No 4 – Martha Argerich, Gabriela Montero (pianos) (EMI)

Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music – 16 soloists, English Chamber Orchestra/Matthew Best (Hyperion )

Arne arr Jacob: God Save the Queen – Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral, London/Barry Rose (Guild)

Ortiz: Passamezzo Moderno – More Hispano (Carpe Diem)