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Archive for January, 2011

Portsmouth Point and other Walton extras

As promised, here’s Thomas Rowlandson’s painting that inspired Walton’s Portsmouth Point:

Check back here for Walton updates throughout the week!

Playlists for January 31 – February 4: William Walton

Inspired by a composer that was in the vanguard of British music in the 20th century, Benjamin Britten once wrote that hearing William Walton’s music was a “great turning point in his musical life.” We’ll trace the arc of Walton’s life and his associations with some of the greatest artists of his time.

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Monday

Walton: Spitfire Prelude (excerpt)
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/Marriner
Chandos 8870
1:22
Purchase

Walton: A Litany
St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir/Scott
Hyperion 67087
3:55
Purchase

String Quartet No. 1, I (Moderato)
Gabrieli Quartet
Chan 8944
8:31
Purchase

Walton: Portsmouth Point
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Thomson
Chan 8968
6:01
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Walton: Façade
Hornpipe
En Famille
Mariner Man
Long Steel Grass
Through Gilded Trellises
Tango – Pasodoble
London Mozart Players/Glover; Scales & West, nar.
ASV 679
10:50
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Walton: Viola Concerto In A Minor, I & II
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Previn; Kennedy, vla.
EMI 49628
13:05
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Walton: Escape Me Never Suite:
I. Prelude And Venetian Idyll
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/Marriner
Chan 8870
3:42
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Walton: The First Shoot, I
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Thomson
Chan 8968
1:38
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Tuesday

Walton: Viola Concerto In A Minor, I (excerpt), III
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Previn; Kennedy, vla.
EMI 49628
:46, 12:40
Purchase

Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast (excerpts)
Thus spake Isaiah
If I forget thee
Babylon was a great city
In Babylon Belshazzar the King
Praise ye the god of gold
Thus in Babylon, the mighty city
The trumpeters and pipers
Then sing aloud to God our strength
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Litton; Terfel, bs. bar.
Lon 448134
21:22, 6:17, 5:04
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Cash: Belshazzar
Johnny Cash & the Carter Sisters
The Best of Johnny Cash TV show
Columbia
2:37
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Walton: Façade
Lullaby for Jumbo
Black Mrs. Behemoth
London Mozart Players/Glover; Scales & West, nar.
ASV 679
3:27
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Wednesday

Walton: Symphony #1, III (excerpt), I & II, IV
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Previn
Telarc 80125
2:28, 20:26, 12:53
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Walton: Crown Imperial
Philharmonia Orchestra/Willcocks
Chandos 8998
6:40
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Walton: Concerto in b minor for Violin and Orchestra, I
Philharmonia Orchestra/Walton; Heifetz, v.
RCA 61754
10:00
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Walton: Polka fr. Façade
London Mozart Players/Glover; Scales & West, nar.
ASV 679
1:14
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Thursday

Walton: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in b minor, I (excerpt), II & III
Philharmonia Orchestra/Walton; Heifetz, v.
RCA 61754
:52, 17:21
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Walton: Prelude and Fugue from Spitfire
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/Marriner
Chandos 8870
8:34
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Walton: Film Music from Henry V
Prelude: The Globe
Touch her soft lips and part
Agincourt Song
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Davis
EMI 47944
10:32
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Walton: Film Music from Henry V
Passacaglia/The Death Of Falstaff
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra/Walton
Bridge 9133
2:56
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Walton: Act II Interlude fr. Troilus and Cressida
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Davis
EMI 47944
4:41
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Walton: “From Isle To Isle Chill Waters” fr. Act II of Troilus and Cressida
Philharmonia Orchestra/Walton; Schwarzkopf, sop.; Pears, ten.
EMI 64199
2:26
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Walton: Popular Song fr. Façade
London Mozart Players/Glover; Scales & West, nar.
ASV 679
2:05
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Friday

Walton: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, I
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Munch; Piatigorsky, vc.
RCA 61498
8:13
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Walton: Partita for Orchestra
I. Toccata
II. Pastorale Siciliana
III. Giga Burlesca
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Thomson
Chan 8959
17:28
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Walton: Lento & Vivo fr. Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Thomson
Chan 8959
7:53
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Walton: Symphony No. 2, III
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Thomson
Chan 8772
9:23
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Walton: Sonata for violin and piano: II (excerpt) & Variation I
Marianne Thorsen, v.; Ian Brown, p.
Hyperion 67340
2:33
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Walton: Music For Children, III
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Thomson
Chan 8968
1:26
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Walton: Façade
Scotch Rhapsody
Foxtrot, “Old Sir Faulk”
Sir Beelzebub
London Mozart Players/Glover; Scales & West, nar.
ASV 679
Purchase

Playlists for January 24-28: Mozart’s Birthday Bash

This week we’re celebrating Mozart’s 255th birthday with some of his most enduring and cherished compositions, including the C Minor Mass, Haffner Symphony, and Clarinet Quintet.

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Monday

Mozart: Concerto for Piano & Orchestra No. 23, K. 488, II & III (excerpts)
Stuttgart Chamber Orch/Davies; Jarrett, p.
ECM 1565/66
:49, 1:04
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Mozart: Bastien und Bastienne, K. 50 (excerpt)
Wiener Sängerknaben & Symphoniker/Harrer
Phil 420163
7:49
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Mozart: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 5, K. 219, II (excerpt)
Vienna Phil/Levine; Perlman, v.
DG 410020
1:41
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Mozart: Serenade in D Major, K. 100, I-IV + VI
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Marriner
Phil 426388
15:59, 2:22
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Mozart: Divertimento in D Major, K. 136
I Musici de Montréal/Turovsky
Chan 9045
15:11
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Mozart: Divertimento in F Major, K. 138, II & III
Ensemble Wien
Sony 47672
6:13
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Tuesday

Mozart: Symphony No. 29, K. 201, I
London Phil/Beecham
Sony 63698
6:40
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Mozart: Symphony No. 29, K. 201, I (excerpt)
English Baroque Soloists/Gardiner
Phil 412736
:51
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Mozart: “Exsultate, Jubilate”, K. 165
Vienna Chamber Orchestra/Fischer; Bartoli, ms.
Lon 443452
14:29
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Mozart: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 5, K. 219, I & III
Vienna Phil/Levine; Perlman, v.
DG 410020
18:22, :30
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Mozart: Symphony No. 34, K. 338, II (excerpt) & III
London Mozart Players/Glover
ASV 615
9:07
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Wednesday

Mozart: Symphony No. 29, K. 201, III (excerpt)
English Baroque Soloists/Gardiner
Phil 412736
2:44
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Mozart: Sonata for Piano No. 8, K. 310
Pires, p.
DG 427768
19:56
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Mozart: “Kyrie” & “Et Incarnatus Est” fr. Mass in c minor, K. 427, Great
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Bernstein; Augér, ms.
DG 431791
15:22
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Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581, I + IV (excerpt)
BSO Chamber Players; Wright, cl.
Phil 442149
9:24, 1:51
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Thursday

Mozart: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 20, K. 466, I & II
LSO/Abbado; R. Serkin, p.
DG 400068
24:38
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Mozart: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 23, K. 488, II
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra/Davies; Jarrett, p.
ECM 1565/66
6:36
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Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra, K. 364, II
Vienna Phil/Harnoncourt; Kremer, v.; Kashkashian, vla.
DG 453043
11:06
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Mozart: Symphony No. 35, K. 385, Haffner, I & IV
Berlin Phil/Böhm
EMI 66098
9:21
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Friday

Mozart: Concerto for Horn & Orchestra No. 3, K. 447
CSO/Abbado; Clevenger, hn.
DG 415104
15:57
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Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (excerpts)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Marriner; Bär, bar.; Araiza, ten.; Ramey, bs.; Te Kanawa, s.
Phil 426276
6:52, 7:17, 7:44, 7:50
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Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus
Vienna Choir Boys
Phil 462778
3:03
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Playlists for January 17-21: In a Family Way

Monday

J.S. Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in d minor, BWV 1043
RPO/Goossens; D. & I. Oistrakh, vlns.
DG 447427
4:13
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Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major, K. 364, II & III
Moscow Philharmonic/Menhuin; D. Oistrakh, v.; I. Oistrakh, vla.
BBC Legends 4019
17:20
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Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano, K. 376, II
Y. Menuhin, v.; H. Menuhin, p.
EMI 63834
6:16
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Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano, K. 378, I
Yehudi Menuhin, v.; Yaltah Menuhin, p.
EMI 63834
4:57
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Mozart: Concerto for Three Pianos in F Major, K. 242, III
Philadelphia Orch/Ormandy; Robert, Jean & Gaby Casadesus, pianos.
Urania 4247
5:52
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Mozart: “Là ci Darem La Mano” fr. Don Giovanni, K. 527
Staatskapelle Berlin/Fricke; Lear, s.; Stewart, ten.
Berlin Classics 149522
3:18
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Foster: “Hard Times Come Again No More” & “Beautiful Dreamer”
Lear, s.; Stewart, ten.; Werba, p.
DG 689702
3:15, 2:24
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Mozart: Concerto for Three Pianos in F Major, K. 242 (excerpt)
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy; Robert, Jean & Gaby Casadesus, pianos.
Urania 4247
2:31
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Tuesday

Mahler: “Das Trinklied Vom Jammer Der Erde” fr. Das Lied von der Erde
NY Phil/Walter; E. Haefliger, ten.
Sony 92460
9:30
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in c minor, Op. 111, I
A. Haefliger, p.
Avie 41
8:29
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Prokofiev: Sonata in D Major for Flute and Piano, Op. 94 I & II
Piccinini, fl.; A. Haefliger, p.
Avie 2087
12:52
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Dvorák: Sonatina in G Major, Op. 100
G. Shaham, v.; O. Shaham, p.
DG 449820
17:20
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Wednesday

Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, K. 365, I
Marlboro Festival Orchestra/Schneider; R. & P. Serkin, pnos.
Sony 46255
10:06
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Beethoven: Sonata No. 9 in A Major for Violin and Piano, Kreutzer, I
P. Frank, v.; C. Frank. p.
Music & Arts 1143
13:45
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Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy; Frank & Kallir, pnos.
Sony 62638
20:30
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Thursday

Moreno-Torroba: Caballero del Alto Plumero “Flower Duet” fr. Luisa Fernanda
Orch/Marco; Marti, ten., Caballé, s.
RCA 68148
4:45
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Offenbach: “Belle Nuit” fr. The Tales of Hoffmann
Barcelona Teatro Liceo Orchestra/Gimenez; Caballé, s.; Martí, s.
RCA 129646
3:57
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Falla: Canciones Espanolas (excerpts)
Los Romeros, gtrs.
Phil 412609
6:16
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Lecuona: Malagueña From Andalucia Suite
G. & R. Brown, pnos.
RCA 78719
3:27
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Liebermann: Garoyles, Op. 29, III
M. Brown, p.
RCA 78719
2:07
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Lutoslawski: Variations on a Theme of Paganini
Des. & Deo. Brown, pnos.
RCA 78719
5:06
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Paganini: Theme and Variations, Op. 8, La Streghe
Sitkovetsky, v.; Davidovich, p.
Artek 30
11:24
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Brahms: Sonata in A Major, Op. 100, I
Sitkovetsky, v.; Davidovich, p.
Novalis 150703
8:46
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Joplin: Bethena- Ragtime Waltz (excerpt)
K. & M. Labèque, pnos.
Sony 48381
1:38
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Friday

I. Stravinsky: Concerto for Two Solo Pianos, III & IV
I. & S. Stravinsky, pnos.
EMI 54607
8:32
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McFerrin: Discipline
Rob. & Bobby McFerrin, voc.
iTunes
4:41
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Puccini: “O Soave Fanciulla” fr. La Bohème
Modena Teatro Comunale Orchestra/Magiera; Pavarotti, ten.; Freni, s.
RCA 62541
4:04
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Dvorák: Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 21, I
Chung Trio
Decca 421118
9:18
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Dvorák: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81, III
Orion Quartet; Serkin, p.
Arab 6731
4:38
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P. Lieberson: “Amor mio, si muero y tu no mueres” fr. Neruda Songs
BSO/Levine; L. Hunt-Lieberson, ms.
Nonesuch 79954
7:12
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (excerpts)
WQXR Radio Broadcast

Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, K. 365, III
Marlboro Festival Orchestra/Schneider; R. & P. Serkin, pnos.
Sony 46255
6:46
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Exploring Music: In a Family Way

This week on Exploring Music, we’ll listen to families making music through the generations, each with their own stories to share.

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Exploring Music: Merrie England

This week on Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin, we’ll explore English music, from folk music in the country pubs to the pageantry of Royal Albert Hall and Covent Garden.

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Playlists for January 10-14, 2011: Merrie England

Monday

Britten: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Henry Purcell, Op. 34 (excerpt)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Previn
Telarc 80126
1:05
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Dowland: My Lord Willoughby’s Welcome Home (excerpt)
Ronn McFarlane, lute
Dorian 90148
:50
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Anon: Ave Maria
New York Polyphony
Avie AV 2141
0:52
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Perotin: Beata Viscera
New York Polyphony
Avie AV 2141
1:54
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Anon: Coventry Carol
New York Polyphony
Avie AV 2141
2:29
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Anon: English Dance
New York’s Ensemble For Early Music/Renz
LEMS 8022
1:56
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Anon: Salve virgo virginum (An English Ladymass)
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi HMX 2907210
2:36
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Anon: Ther Is No Rose Of Swych Vertu (Carol)
Anonymous 4 -Portrait
Harmonia Mundi HMX 2907210
3:42
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Henry VIII: Adieu! Madame et ma maistresse
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
London 417 524
2:28
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Tallis: Gloria from Missa Puer Natus
The Sixteen/Harry Christophers
Linn 118
11:08
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Byrd: Prelude and ground à 5
The Newberry Consort
A Candle in the Dark
Harmonia Mundi 907140
5:14
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William Byrd: Ye Sacred Muses, Sons of Job
Alfred Deller
Vanguard 8101
3:50
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Greensleeves Variations
New York Consort Of Viols
Live recording
4:49

Burns: Greensleeves (arr.)
Linn Records CKD 086
3:40
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Purcell: Abdelazer, “Moor’s Revenge,” Z. 570
Academy of Ancient Music/Hogwood
1:18
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Tuesday

Purcell: “If music be the food of love” & “I attempt from love’s sickness to fly”
Kirkby, s. Hogwood, org & spinet; Rooley, lute; Campbell, vla. da gamba; Mackintosh, vn.
Decca 4759109
3:26 & 1:24
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Purcell: Two in One upon a Ground
Palladian Ensemble
Linn 321
2:50
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Purcell: Dido And Aeneas (excerpts)
Graham, s.; Bostridge, ten. Le Concert d’Astrée, European Voices/Haim (cond. & hpsd.)
Virgin 45605
7:52
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Matteis: Bizzarie all’imor Scozzeze (Ground after the Scotch Humour)
Palladian Ensemble
Linn 10
4:12
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Wednesday

Boyce: Symphony No.1 in B-flat major
Academy Of Ancient Music/Hogwood
L’oiseau-Lyre 436761
7:14
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Arne: Rule Britannia
BBC Concert Orchestra & The Royal Choral Society/Wordsworth; Della Jones, s.
Phil 454172
4:48
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Beethoven: Variations in D on “Rule Britannia” (excerpts)
Brendel, p.
Philips 432093
2:11
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Handel: Music For The Royal Fireworks- La Paix, La Rejouissance
Le Concert Des Nations/Savall
Astree ES9920
3:26
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Haydn: Symphony 104, London, I
NY Phil./Bernstein
Sony 47557
7:27
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Mendelssohn: Symphonie Nr 3 a-moll op.56, Scotch, II
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/Masur
Teldec 43463
4:18
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Sullivan: Macbeth – Overture
RTE Concert Orchestra/Penny
EMI 764397-23
7:56
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Gilbert/Sullivan: “I’m Called Little Buttercup” fr. H.M.S. Pinafore
Pro Arte Orchestra/Sargent; Monica Sinclair, s.
EMI 764397-23
1:48
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Gilbert/Sullivan: “I am the Captain of the Pinafore” fr. H.M.S. Pinafore
Pro Arte Orchestra/Sargent; Baker, bar.
EMI 764397-23
1:58
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Elgar: Enigma Variations- Variation IX (Nimrod)
Philharmonia Orchestra/Barbirolli
EMI 69185
3:34
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Handel: Air fr. Water Music (excerpt)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Marriner
Decca 414596
1:13
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Wagner: Flying Dutchman Overture (excerpt)
Berlin Phil/Abbado
DG 289471
:26
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Thursday

Elgar: Symphony #2 In E Flat, Op. 63, I
London Symphony Orchestra/Davis
LSO 0018
18:23
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Elgar: Cello Concerto, Op. 85, II
London Symphony Orchestra/Previn; Ma, cello
CBS 39541
5:00; 2:57
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Tallis: “Why fum’th in Sight”
Theatre of Voices/Hillier
HM 907154
3:45
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Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Symphony Orch. of Curtis Institute of Music/Previn
EMI 55371
16:35
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Vaughan Williams: “The Turtle Dove”
Finzi Singers/Spicer; Oxley, t.
Chandos 9425
3:12
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Friday

Holst: Ave Maria, Op. 9b
Finzi Singers/Spicer
Chandos 9425
3:54
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Holst: First Suite in E-flat for Military Band
Central Band of the Royal Air Force/Banks
EMI 49608
10:06
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Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad
English Sinfonia/Dilkes
Angel EMI 724356561526
8:57

Bridge: Lament
English String Orchestra/Boughton
Nimbus NI 5366
4:45
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Finzi: Let Us Garlands Bring, Op. 18
2. Who Is Silvia?
4. O Mistress Mine

Bryn Terfel, t.; Malcolm Martineau, p.
DG 445946 2
1:22, 2:11
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Tavener: Tears of the Angels
BT Scottish Ensemble/Gould, vln and cond.
Linn 085
13:48
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Britten: Finale fr. Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Henry Purcell/Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/André Previn
Telarc 80126
3:03
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Davies: Farewell to Stromness
Peter Maxwell Davies, p.
Unicorn 9070
1:57
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Playlists for January 3-7, 2011: Night Music

Monday

Haydn: Symphony No. 8, Le Soir
English Concert/Pinnock
Archiv 423098
13:07
Purchase

Chopin: Nocturne No. 2 in E-flat, Op. 9
Artur Rubinstein, p.
RCA 5613
4:22
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Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horns and Strings, Op. 31 (excerpts)
English Chamber Orchestra/Britten; Pears, t.; Tuckwell, hn.;
Lon 417153
14:26
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Dvorák: Notturno in B Major
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 431680
7:15
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Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Academy of Ancient Music/Hogwood
Lyre 411720
8:18
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Tuesday

Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Reiner
RCA 5602
10:09
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Mozart: “Queen of the Night” fr. The Magic Flute
Philharmonia Orchestra/Klemperer; Lucia Popp, soprano
EMI 65568
3:08
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Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker (excerpts)
London Symphony Orchestra/Mackerras
Telarc 80137
13:50
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Schubert: “Erlkönig”
Terfel, baritone; Martineau, piano
DG 445294
4:20
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Schubert: “Der Wanderer”
Terfel, baritone; Martineau, piano
DG 445294
2:10
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Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra/Martinon
Erato 55001
6:57
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Wagner: “Magic Fire Music” fr. Die Walkure
Vienna Philharmonic/Solti; Hotter, tenor
Lon 414105
4:02
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De Falla: El Amor Brujo
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
RCA 09026 63313
2:11
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Wednesday

Copland: “Prairie Night” fr. Billy the Kid & “Saturday Night Waltz” fr. Rodeo
New York Philharmonic/Bernstein
Sony 63082
3:06, 4:09
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Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915
London Symphony Orchestra/Tilson Thomas; Hendricks, soprano
EMI 55358
15:32
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Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors (excerpts)
New Zealand Symphony/Schenck
Koch 7005
6:02
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Ives: Central Park in the Dark
CSO/Thomas
CBS 42381
7:34
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Amy Beach: “Dark is the Night”
Lauren Flanigan, soprano; Chris O’Riley, piano
Delos 3170
1:26
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Victor Young: “My Foolish Heart”
Karrin Allyson; Brecker, flug.
7:32
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Rodgers: “Some Enchanted Evening” from South Pacific
English Northern Philharmonia/Daniel; Terfel, baritone
DG 449163
3:35
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Thelonious Monk: ‘Round Midnight
Miles Davis Quintet
Columbia 40610
1:03
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Thursday

“O Nuits d’amour” fr. Faust
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Barenboim; Domingo & Fleming, soloists
Lon 460 793
9:11
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Puccini: Tosca, Act III (excerpt)
La Scala/Sabata; Domingo & di Stefano, soloists
EMI 47174
12:23
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Wagner: Tristan, Act II (excerpt)
Orch. of the Royal Opera Covent Garden/Pappano; Domingo & Voigt, soloists
EMI 57004
23:51
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Bernstein: “Tonight” fr. West Side Story
CSO/Barenboim Domingo & Fleming, soloists
Lon 460 793
4:52
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Friday

Wagner: “Song to the Evening Star” from Tannhäuser, Act III
Berlin Philharmonic/Abbado; Terfel, baritone
DG 447578
5:33
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Britten: Four Sea Interludes: “Moonlight” fr. Peter Grimes
New York Philharmonic/Bernstein
Sony 87981
5:08
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Fauré: “Claire de Lune”
Fleming, soprano; Thibaudet, piano
EMI 467697
2:54
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Sting: “Sister Moon”
Thomas Young
Ocean 104
1:36
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Debussy: Claire de Lune
Ciccolini, p.
EMI 54451
5:15
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Holst: The Planets (excerpts)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Levine
DG 429730
7:17, 7:26, 3:45, 7:32
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Mozart: 12 Variations on ‘Ah, vous dirai-je, maman’, K265/300e
Schiff, p.
Lon 421369
1:02
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Exploring Music: Night Music

“I have always thought that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day,” Van Gogh once wrote.

This week on Exploring Music, we’ll be sampling nocturnal music from Mozart to Thelonious Monk.

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