Record Review Podcast

Record Review Podcast

United Kingdom

An edited version of the regular Building a Library slot where guest experts review available recordings of a work from the classical music repertoire and give a recommendation.


Building a Library: Haydn's Symphony no. 99  

Symphony No.99 is an example of late, great Haydn. Richard Wigmore recommends a recording

Building a Library: Survey of Barbara Strozzi  

Dr Hannah French surveys recordings of music of 17th-century Venetian Barbara Strozzi.

Building a Library: Bach's Lutheran Masses  

Jonathan Freeman-Attwood surveys recordings of Lutheran Masses by JS Bach.

Building a Library: Vaughan Williams's London Symphony  

Mark Lowther makes a recommendation from the available recordings.

Building a Library: Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress  

Anna Picard compares recordings on CD and DVD of Stravinsky's operatic morality tale.

Building a Library: Brahms' String Sextet No 1 in B flat  

Katy Hamilton recommends a recording of Brahms's String Sextet No.1, composed in 1860.

Building a Library: Mateo Flecha's ensaladas  

Tess Knighton compares recordings of 'Ensaladas' of the early 16th century Mateo Flecha


Richard Sisson compares recordings of Kander and Ebb's 1966 musical 'Cabaret'

Elgar: Falstaff – Symphonic Study in C minor, Op. 68  

David Nice surveys recordings of Elgar's Falstaff – Symphonic Study in C minor, Op. 68

Tallis Spem in alium  

Simon Heighes recommends a recorded version of Tallis's Spem in alium

Building a Library: Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor  

Sara Mohr-Pietsch on Chopin's Piano Concerto No.1, live from Southbank Centre

Building a Library:Vivaldi's The Four Seasons  

Mahan Esfahani comes up with a personal recommendation for Vivaldi's The Four Seasons

Proms Composer: Jonathan Dove  

The final Proms Composer of this season is British composer Jonathan Dove

Proms Composer: Max Reger  

Our weekly Proms Composer is German composer, organist, pianist, and teacher Max Reger.

Proms Composer: Alexander Zemlinsky  

This week's Proms Composer is Austrian late Romantic Alexander Zemlinsky.

Proms Composer: Emily Howard  

British composer Emily Howard (born in Liverpool in 1979) is this week's Proms Composer.

Proms Composer: Thomas Adès  

Summer Record Review's weekly look at a Proms Composer explores recordings of Thomas Adès

Proms Composer: Kurt Schwertsik  

Summer Record Review's Proms Composer explores the recordings of Kurt Schwertsik

Proms Composer: Wolfgang Rihm  

Summer Record Review's weekly Proms Composer explores recordings by Wolfgang Rihm

Proms Composer: Galina Ustvolskaya  

Summer Record Review explores recordings of music by Galina Ustvolskaya

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