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Playlists for June 27-July 1: The Wind Quintet

This week we’ll explore some of the glorious music written for flute, clarinet, oboe, horn and bassoon.

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Monday

Prokofiev: Peter and The Wolf: “On A Branch Of A Big Tree” (excerpt)
Orchestre De L’Opera De Lyon/Nagano; Patrick Sewart, n.
Erato 97418
1:43
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Mozart: Flute Concerto #1 In G, K 313
2. Adagio Ma Non Troppo
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Abbado; Pahud, fl.
EMI 57128
8:31
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Dvorák: Symphony No. 8/Orchestral Excerpts for Flute
Baxtresser, Flute
Summit Record 159
1:08
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Ravel: Bolero/Orchestral Excerpts for Flute
Baxtresser, Flute
Summit Record 159
1:08
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 3/Orchestral Excerpts for Flute
Baxtresser, Flute
Summit 159
1:03
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Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloë Suite #2 (excerpt)
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernstein; Julius Baker, Flute
Sony 60565
2:52
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Poulenc: Sonata for Flute and Piano – 1. Allegro malinconico
Levine, Piano; Schulz, Flute
DG 427639
4:33
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Reicha: Quintet for Winds E flat, Op. 88 No. 2, Finale
The New York Woodwind Quintet
Boston Skyline 137
2:38
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Reicha: Quintet in a Minor, Op. 100, No. 5
I. Andante Con Variazioni
III, Minuetto, Allegro Vivo
Aulos-Bläser Quintet
Koch 310011
9:59
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Cambini: Wind Quintet No. 3 In F Major
2: Larghetto Sostenuto
Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet
BR 1063
5:18
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Danzi: Quintet in e minor
I. Allegro Vivo
II. Minuetto Aulos-Bläser Quintet
Koch 310011
6:56
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Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G , Op. 88 (excerpt)
4. Allego Ma Non Troppo
NY Phil/Masur
Teldec 90847
1:54
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Tuesday

Prokoviev: Peter and the Wolf: “Just Then A Duck Came Waddling Around” (excerpt)
Orchestre De L’Opera De Lyon/Nagano; Stewart, n.
Erato 97418
1:09
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Mozart: Oboe Concerto In C, K 314
3. Rondo: Allegretto
ASFM/Marriner; Holliger, oboe
Philips 446762
5:31
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, II/Orchestral Excerpts for Oboe
Mack, oboe
Summit Records 160
1:16
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 in F minor Opus 36
II. Andantino in modo di canzona
Philadelphia Orchestra/Muti; Woodhams, oboe
Brilliant Classics 99792
:54
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Rossini: Italian in Algiers/Orchestral Excerpts for Oboe
Mack, oboe
Summit Records 160
1:31
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Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin/Orchestral Excerpts for Oboe
Mack, oboe
Summit Records 160
1:31
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Ravel: Le Tombeau De Couperin
1. Prelude
Cleveland Orchestra/Boulez; Mack, oboe
Sony 45842
3:20
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Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20 (excerpt)
CSO/Solti; Still, oboe
London/Decca 440618
3:16
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Briccialdi: Quintett, Op. 124
2. Andante
Aulos-Bläser Quintet
Koch 310011
4:33
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Pierné: Pastorale
Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet
BR 1062
3:19
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Taffanel: Bläserquintett – 1. Allegro con moto
Aulos-Bläser Quintet
Koch 310011
9:37
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Foerster: Quintet in D Major, Op. 95
I. Allegro Moderato
Dorian Wind Quintet
Summit Records 513
4:08
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Janáček: Mladi (excerpt)
Netherlands Wind Ensemble
Chandos 9399
4:25
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Barrows: March
The New York Woodwind Quintet
Boston Skyline 138
2:15

Saint-Saëns: Oboe Sonata In D, Op. 166 – Andantino
Vogel, oboe; Pezzone. p.
Delos 3135
3:49
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Wednesday

Prokofiev: Peter and The Wolf: “Suddenly Something Caught Peter’s Attention” (excerpt)
Orchestre De L’Opera De Lyon/Nagano; Patrick Stewart, n.
Erato 97418
:52
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Mozart: Clarinet Concerto In A, K 622 – 2. Adagio
Cleveland Orchestra/Szell; Marcellus, cl.
Sony 86793
7:49
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 8/Orchestral Excerpts for Clarinet
Combs, cl.
Summit Records 161
1:37
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Beethoven: Symphony #8 In F, Op. 93 – 3. Tempo Di Menuetto (excerpt)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Solti
London/Decca 417765
1:29
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Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol/Orchestral Excerpts for Clarinet
Combs, cl.
Summit Records 161
2:05
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Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34, I & III (excerpt)
New York Phil/Bernstein; Drucker, cl.; John Corigliano, Sr., vn.
Sony 60737
:49
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Rachmaninov : Symphony #2 In E Minor, Op. 27 – 3. Adagio (excerpt)
Kirov Orchestra/Gergiev
Philips 438864
2:56
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Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
2. Romanza. Très calme
Levine, p.; Leister, cl.
DG 427639
8:32
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Taffanel: Wind Quintet – 3. Vivace
Aulos-Bläser Quintet
Koch 310011
7:19
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Hindemith: Kleine Kammermusik, Op. 24, No. 2
1: Lustig
2: Walzer, Durchweg sehr leise
3: Ruhig und einfach, Achtel
4: Schnelle viertel; Sehr lebhaft
Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet
BR 1062
12:19
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Grainger: Walking Tune
Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet
BR 1962
3:54
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Thursday

Prokofiev: Peter and The Wolf: “Grandfather came out” (excerpt)
Orchestre De L’Opera De Lyon/Nagano; Patrick Stewart, n.
Erato 97418
:52
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Mozart: Bassoon Concerto In B Flat, K 191
2. Andante Ma Adagio
3. Rondo
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy; Bernard Garfield, bassoon
Sony 62652
6:07; 4:37
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Mozart: Marriage of Figaro/Orchestral Excerpts for Bassoon
David McGill, bassoon
Summit Records 162
3:29
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Ravel: Piano Concerto in G/Orchestral Excerpts for Bassoon
David McGill, bassoon
Summit Recoeds 162
1:03
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Ravel: Piano Concerto In G – 3. Presto (excerpts)
Montreal Symphony Orchestra/Dutoit
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, p.
Decca 452448
:27, :41 (excerpts)
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Stravinsky: Firebird – Lullaby (excerpt)
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra/Tilson Thomas; Paulson, bassoon; Grebanier, vc.
RCA 68898
3:45
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Nielsen: Quintet For Winds
1: Allegro ben moderato
2: Menuet
New York Woodwind Quintet
Boston Skyline 137
10:33
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Persichetti: Pastoral For Winds, Op. 21
Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet
BR 1062
5:53
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Bozza: Scherzo For Wind Quintet, Op. 48
Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet
BR 1062
2:36
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Samuel Barber: Summer Music
Prairie Winds
Albany 401
11:52
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Friday

Prokofiev: Peter and The Wolf: “No Sooner Had Peter Gone”
Orchestre De L’Opera De Lyon/Nagano; Patrick Stewart, n.
Erato 97418
1:14
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Mozart : Horn Concerto #4 In E Flat Major, K. 495 – II. Romanza : Andante
Philharmonia Orchestra/Karajan; Dennis Brain, horn
EMI 06010
4:29
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Shostakovitch: Symphony No. 5/Orchestral Excerpts for Horn
David Krehbiel, horn
Summit Records 115
3:56
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5 In E Minor, Op. 64 – 2. Andante Cantabile, Con Alcuna Licenza
CSO/Abbado; Dale Clevenger, solo horn
Sony 87883
3:09
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Wagner: Siegfried – Act 2: Sc. 2B (excerpts)
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra/Levine; Julie Landsman, solo horn
DG 471678
2:30 ; 1:16
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Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (excerpt)
III. Scherzo. Kräftig, nicht zu schnell
Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra/Dudamel
DG 000983702
2:32 (excerpt)
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Françaix: Quintette À Vents
I. Andante tranquillo, Allegro assai
Prague Wind Quintet
Praga / Supraphon 110372-2
3:58
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Ligeti: Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet
I. Allegro con spirito
II. Rubato : Lamentoso
III. Allegro grazioso
IV. Presto ruvido
V. Adagio Mesto (Bela Bartok in memorium)
VI. Molto vivace
Quintette à vent Claude Debussy
Itunes
11:33
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Paquito D’Rivera: Aires Tropicales: Alborada; Vals Venezolano
Imani Winds
Koch 7599
2:40
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Schifrin: La Nouvelle Orléans
Imani Winds
Koch 7599
7:16
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Darius Milhaud: La Chemineé du Roi Reneé
IV. La Maousinglade
V. Chasse a Valabre
Dorian Wind Quintet
Summit Records 513
3:58
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Playlists for June 20-24: Under the Hood, Part I

How’s this thing work? For some people, the mechanics of a symphony are as unfathomable as the engine of an automobile is to others. Join us as we take a closer look at the nuts and bolts of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Sibelius.

Monday

Haydn: Symphony No. 101, The Clock, II (excerpt)
New York Phil/Bernstein
Sony 475557
:59
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Mozart: Symphony No. 39, I
Berlin Phil/Böhm
DG 447416
9:00
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Mozart: Symphony No. 40, I + excerpts
CSO/Levine
RCA 61397
7:13, :16, :13
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Mozart: Symphony No. 41 (complete + excerpts)
Berlin Phil/Böhm
DG 447416
:26, 7:34, :33, 12:56, 6:23, 1:01
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Tuesday

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (excerpts + complete)
Vienna Phil/Solti
Lon 430505
:49, 7:24, 9:41, 16:10
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 (excerpts)
Philharmonia Orchestra/Sanderling
EMI 69382
2:02, :24
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 (excerpts)
Berlin Phil/Karajan
DG 415505
3:03, :13
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Haydn: Symphony No. 104 (excerpt)
Pittsburgh Symphony/Previn
EMI 65178
:21
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 (excerpts)
Philharmonia Orchestra/Klemperer
EMI 74089
2:57, :33
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Wednesday

Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (complete + excerpt)
Vienna Phil/Monteux
Lon 430214
:41, 20:24, 9:15, 14:01
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Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 (excerpt)
The Rembrandt Trio
Dor 90160
2:59
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Thursday

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Pathétique, (excerpts + complete)
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
CBS 37768
1:52, :32, :22, :40, 18:02, 17:34, 10:55
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Friday

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 (excerpts + complete)
LSO/Davis
RCA 68218
:52, 10:10, 1:06, 15:25, 20:49
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Playlists for June 13-17: Stravinsky

By his early thirties, Igor Stravinsky had captured the world stage with The Firebird, dazzled audiences with Petrushka and incited riots with The Rite of Spring. Before the First World War, he had earned his place as a seminal figure of the 20th century. We’ll explore this fascinating life and sample his works.

Monday

Stravinsky: Firebird III (excerpt)
Philadelphia Orchestra/Muti
EMI 47099
1:30
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Glinka: Russlan and Ludmilla Overture
CSO/Reiner
Phil 420240
5:14
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Stravinsky: Symphony No. 1 in E-flat, I & II (excerpts)
Detroit Symphony/Dorati
Lon 414456
7:48
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Stravinsky: Pastorale
Ens. Intercontemporaine/Boulez; Bryn-Julson, s.
DG 471197
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Stravinsky: Scherzo Fantastique
St. Petersburg Phil/Ashkenazy
Lon 448812
10:52
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Stravinsky: Fireworks
LSO/Dorati
Mercury 431012
2:43
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Stravinsky: Firebird I & II
Philadelphia/Muti
EMI 47099
4:42
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Stravinsky: Petrushka, 1st tableau
CSO/Solti
Lon 443775
9:46
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Tuesday

Stravinsky: Petrushka: 2nd Tableau (excerpt), 3rd tableau
CSO/Solti
Lon 443775
1:17, 6:40, 13:50
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Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps: Part I & Part II (excerpt)
Cleveland/Chailly
Lon 417325
15:41, 10:21
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Wednesday

Stravinsky: Song of the Nightingale, III
CSO/Reiner
RCA 5733
11:53
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Stravinsky: 3 Easy Pieces for Piano Duet
Karis/Lubin
Bridge 9051
3:42
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Stravinsky: L’Histoire du Soldat (excerpts)
Members of Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Maazel
RCA 68470
12:16
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Stravinsky: Pulcinella (excerpts)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 445541
19:44
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Thursday

Stravinsky: Octet for Winds
London Sinfonietta/Chailly
Lon 417114
14:40
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Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex (excerpts)
CSO/Levine
DG 435872
2:14
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Stravinsky: Apollo (excerpt)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Rattle
EMI 49636
5:14
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Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/Shaw
Tel 80254
21:27
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Friday

Stravinsky: Circus Polka
LSO/Tilson Thomas
RCA 68865
3:22
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Stravinsky: Ebony Concerto, III
Woody Herman Orchestra
Everest 9049
3:35
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Stravinsky: Violin Concerto (excerpt)
LSO/Rostropovich; Vengerov, v.
EMI 56966
6:12
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Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements, I
Bavarian Radio Orchestra/Maazel
RCA 68470
9:35
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Stravinsky: Elegy for JFK
Berberian, s; Howland, Kreiselman & Russo, clarinets/Stravinsky
Sony 89910
1:50
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Stravinsky: The Firebird (excerpts)
Philadelphia Orchestra/Muti
EMI 47099
14:54
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Playlists for June 6-10: I Didn’t Know About You

The making of Exploring Music constantly unearths hidden gems and unexpected delights. This week, Bill shares some of his own musical discoveries and solicits suggestions from listeners.

Monday

Lu Wencheng: Autumn Moon On A Calm Lake
Lang Lang, piano
DG B000823300
4:03
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Du Ming-Xin: Straw Hat Dance
Lang Lang, p.
DG B000823300
6:10
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Béla Bartók: Piano Quintet, DD 77
II. Vivace (Scherzando)
IV. Poco A Poco Piu Vivace
Kodály Quartet & Jénö Jándo
Naxos 8.550886
17:11; 1:55
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Ravel: Chants Populaires
1. Chanson Française
2. Chanson Espagnole
3. Chanson Italienne
4. Chanson Hébraïque
Cecilia Bartoli, ms,; Myung-Whun Chung, p.
Lon 452667
10:12
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Georges Bizet: Roma, III & IV
Orchestre National De Lille/Jean Claude Casadesus
Apex 7489952
13:47
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Tuesday

Gustav Mahler: Piano Quartet Movement In A Minor
David Kim, v.; Choong-Jin Chang, vla.; Efe Baltacigil, vc.; Christoph Eschenbach, p.
Ondine 1084
13:23
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Edward MacDowell: New England Idyls, Op. 62
1. An Old Garden
2. Mid-Summer
3. Mid-Winter
4. With Sweet Lavender
10. The Joy Of Autumn
Michel Legrand, p.
Apex 49576
10:42
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Gian Carlo Menotti: Violin Concerto, II
Pacific Symphony Orchestra/Keith Clark; Ruggiero Ricci, v.
Reference 45
7:58
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Lienas: Lamentatio
Schola Cantorum of Boston; Boston Camerata
Erato 45977
6:59
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Enriquez: Recordando a Juan de Lienas
Orquesta Filarmónica del Bajío
Coro A.M.E.N. 10152
6:26

Zdenék Fibich: Poem
Trondheim Symphony Orchestra/Goran W. Nilson; Arve Tellefsen, v.
Grappa 4104
3:35
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Wednesday

Maria Szymanowska: Nocturne B-flat Major, Moderato
Anna Ciborowska, p.
Dux 450
5:30
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Ignace Paderewski: Minuet, Op. 14, No. 1
Sergei Rachmaninoff, p.
RCA 61265
3:52
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William Alwyn: Concerto for harp and string orchestra, Lyra Angelica, I & II
City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox; Rachel Masters, hp.
Chan 9065
15:15, 2:51
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William Alwyn: Autumn Legend
City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox; Nicholas Daniel, eng. horn
Chan 9065
11:57
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György Ligeti: Etude for Piano, Book 1 No. 6, Automne à Varsovie
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, p.
Sony 62308
4:22
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Piazzolla: Otoño Porteño
Daniel Barenboim, p.; Rodolfo Mederos, db.; Héctor Console, band.
Teldec 13474
4:53
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Rachmainoff: Italian Polka For Trumpet & Piano (4 Hands)
Alastair Mackie, t.; Vladimir Ashkenazy & Vovka Ashkenazy, p.
Decca 470291
1:57
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Thursday

Reynaldo Hahn: Piano Concerto In E
1. Improvisation
2. Danse
3. Rêverie, Toccata et Finale
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Jean-Yves Ossonce; Stephen Coombs, p.
Hyperion 66897
16:23, 1:42
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Peter Lieberson: Neruda Songs (excerpts)
Boston Symphony Orchestra/James Levine; Lorraine Hunt-Lieberson, ms.
Nonesuch 79954
20:28
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Gustave Charpentier: On The Hill-Tops fr. Impressions of Italy
Orchestre du Theatre National/Pierre Dervaux
EMI 65150
6:01
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Gustave Charpentier: “Depuis Le Jour” from Louise
Prague Philharmonia/Emmanuel Villaume; Anna Netrebko, s.
DG B001221702
5:20
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Friday

Taverner: “Dum Transisset Sabbatum”
Choir Of King’s College Cambridge/Philip Ledger
EMI 65103
8:23
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John Tavener: The Hidden Face
Fretwork; Michael Chance, ct.; Nicholas Daniel, oboe
HM 907285
17:42
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Tallis: “Why fum’th in Sight”
Theatre of Voices/Hiller
HM 907154
3:45
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Vaughan Williams: Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 419191
14:11
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Duke Ellington: “I Didn’t Know About You”
Karrin Allyson, Russ Long, Gerald Spaits, Todd Strait
Concord 4543
4:29
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