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Playlists for September 26-30: Mendelssohn, Schumann & Brahms String Quartets

This week we open to one of the most delightful and storied chapters of the string quartet’s history, centering around the works of Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms.

Monday

Mendelssohn: Octet In E Flat For Strings, Op. 20, III
Guarneri String Quartet, Orion String Quartet
Arab 6714
4:31
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Mendelssohn: “Ist es wahr?”, Op. 9 No. 1
Baker, s.; Parsons, p.
EMI 573836
1:38
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Mendelssohn: String Quartet #2 In A Minor, Op. 13
Emerson Quartet
DG B0003888
15:27, 13:47
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Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 12, I & II
Quatuor Ysaÿe
London 436325
11:11
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Tuesday

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 44/2, Mvt. I
Emerson Quartet
DG B0003888
10:27, (:30,:57, excerpts)
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Mendelssohn: Scherzo in E Major
Pacifica Quartet
Cedille 9000082
3:53 (:24, excerpt)
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Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 5 in E Flat, Op. 44/3, Mvt. 2
Emerson Quartet
DG B0003888
4:06
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Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op.44, Mvt. I, & ll, III
Guarneri Quartet
ARABESQUE 6714
14:59, (1:03, 1:06, excerpts)
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Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Op. 80, Mvmt. I & III
DG B0003888
Emerson Quartet
14:04
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Wednesday

Schumann: String Quartet #1 In A Minor, Op. 41/1
St. Lawrence Quartet
EMI 56797
13:49, 13:26 (:30 & :20 excerpts)
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Schumann: String Quartet In F Major, Op. 41/2
Melos Quartet
DG 423670
22:02
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Thursday

Schumann: String Quartet #3 In A, Op. 41, No. 3
St. Lawrence Quartet
EMI 56797
8:11, 23:26 (:50, :49 excerpts)
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Brahms: String Quartet #1 In C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1 – I & II
Emerson Quartet
DG 0008718
15:53 (1:34 excerpt, III mvt.)
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Friday

Brahms: String Quartet #2 In A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2
Emerson Quartet
DG 000871802
21:09, 11:26
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Brahms: String Quartet #3 In B Flat, Op. 67, II & III
Emerson Quartet
DG 000871802
14:34 (1:16, 4:11 excerpts of mvt. IV)
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Playlists for September 19-23: A Little Traveling Music, Please

Rivers, boatmen, water-borne vessels and wanderers, farewells, fair maidens and sight-seers on the move. This week, Bill calls up “A Little Traveling Music” from the pens of Handel, Smetana, Duke Ellington and more.

Monday

Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Leipzig Gewandhaus/Masur
Berlin Classics 0091572
11:02
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Offenbach: Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffman
Brussels National Opera Orchestra & Chorus/Cambreling; Norman, Murray, soloists
EMI 49641
4:18
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Chopin: Barcarolle, Op. 60
G. Ohlsson, p.
Arabesque 6686
8:38
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Menotti: Barcarolle fr. Sebastian
Philadelphia/Ormandy
CBS 45660
3:40
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Gershwin: An American in Paris
LSO/Previn
EMI 66943
18:01
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Schickele: A Little Mosey Music
The Chestnut Brass Company
Newport 85638
2:28
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Tuesday

Copland: “The Boatman’s Song” fr. Old American Songs
Columbia Symphony Orchestra/Copland; Warfield, bar.
CBS 42430
3:12
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Smetana: Die Moldau from Má Vlast
Czech Phil/Neumann
Supraphon 11 0711-2
12:32
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Wagner: Dawn & Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung
CSO/Reiner
RCA 63301-2
13:11
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Ibert: Escales (Ports of Call)
National Orchestra l’ORTF/Martinon
EMI 64276
15:23
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Grofe: New Orleans from Mississippi Suite
New York Phil/Kostelanetz
CBS 37759
4:05
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Wednesday

Beethoven: Sonata in E-flat, No. 26 Op. 81a, Les Adieux
Goode, p.
Nonesuch 79328
15:01, 2:10
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Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde No. 6, “Der Abschied”
New York Phil/Walter; Miller, a.
Sony 64455
29:00
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Davies: Farewell to Stromness
O’Riley, p.
CPI 3294112
3:29
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Thursday

Schubert: “Das Wandern” from Die Schöne Mullerin
Fischer-Dieskau, br.; Moore, p.
EMI 75922
2:17
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Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
ECO/Tate; Allen, bar.
EMI 49943
17:02
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Haydn: Symphony No. 45, Farewell (excerpt)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Brown
Hänssler 98189
7:12
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Mozart: Cosi fan tutti (excerpt)
Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus/Böhm; Schwarzkopf, Ludwig, Kraus, Taddei, Berry, soloists
EMI 69330
2:00
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Liszt: Au Lac de Wallenstadt fr. Année de Pèlerinage
Watts, p.
EMI 64599
3:32
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Liszt: Les Jeux d’eaux á la Villa d’Este fr. Annee de Pelerinage
Kocsis, p.
Phil 420174
7:50
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Vaughan Williams: “Whither Must I Wander?” & “The Vagabond” fr. Songs of Travel
Terfel, bar.; Martineau, p.
DG 445946
3:57, 3:06
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Friday

Handel: The Arrival of Queen Sheba fr. Solomon
Academy of Ancient Music/Hogwood
L’Oiseau-Lyre 410553
3:17
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Wagner: Walkürenritt from Die Walküre
Berlin Phil/Tennstedt
EMI 68616
5:06
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Prokofiev: Troika from Lt. Kije
St. Petersburg Phil/Temirkanov
RCA 60984
2:40
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Phillips: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
Eastman-Rochester Orch/Hanson
Mercury 434319
5:22
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Delius: Walk to the Paradise Garden from A Village Romeo & Juliet
LSO/Barbirolli
EMI 62527
9:42
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Alkan: Le Chemin de fer
Martin/Ringeissen
Naxos 8.553434
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Honegger: Pacific 231
Bavarian Radio & TV Symphony Orch/Dutoit
Erato 33171
6:15
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Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras (excerpt)
French Radio National Orchestra/Villa-Lobos
EMI 761015
4:03
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Ellington/Strayhorn: Take the “A” Train
Duke Ellington Orchestra
2:56
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Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
San Francisco Symphony/de Waart
Nonesuch 79144
4:14
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Playlists for September 12-16: Bach Sleeps in on Sundays

Bill McGlaughlin explores the instrumental music composed by Bach while not holding a church job.

Monday

J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion (excerpt)
CSO/Solti
Decca 421 177
:57
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Vivaldi: Winter fr. The Four Seasons (excerpt)
English Concert/Pinnock; Standage, v.
Arch 400045
1:12
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J.S. Bach: Partita No. 3 in E Major (excerpts)
Hahn, v.
Sony 62793
3:29, 6:35, 1:50
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J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Minor fr. The Well-Tempered Clavier
Schiff, p.
Lon 414388
8:10
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J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major (excerpts)
Casals, vc.
EMI 61028
6:55
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J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center/Shifrin
Delos 3185
19:44
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Tuesday

Vivaldi: Concerto No. 11 in D Major, RV 565
English Concert/Pinnock
Archiv 423094
7:34
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Vivaldi: Concerto No. 12 in E Major, finale (excerpt)
English Concert/Pinnock
Archiv 423094
:46
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J.S. Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord in C Major, BWV 976
Katsaris, p.
Sony 66272
:18, 2:30
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J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, BWV 1051, finale
English Concert/Pinnock
Archiv 413629
5:21
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J.S. Bach: Ciaccona fr. Partita No. 2 in d minor, BWV 1004
Perlman, v.
EMI 49483
15:46
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J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Musica Antiqua Köln/Goebel
Archiv 423116
13:42
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Wednesday

Corelli: Concerto Grosso, Op. 6 No. 9 in F major, I & II
English Concert/Pinnock
Archiv 423 626-2
3:59
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Handel: Concerto Op. 6 No. 2 in F major, I & II
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 447 733-2
5:57
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J.S. Bach: Sonata for Violin in a minor (excerpt)
Milstein, v.
DG 453901
4:31
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J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, BWV 1048, finale
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Marriner
Phil 400 076-2
5:32
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J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in B minor fr. The Well-Tempered Clavier
Preston, org.
DG 427668
2:29
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J.S. Bach: Toccata & Fugue in d minor (excerpt)
Manze, v.
HM 907250.51
5:20
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Thursday

J.S. Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825 (excerpt)
Gould, p.
Sony 87767
1:51
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J.S. Bach: Sonata in b minor for violin & harpshichord, BWV 1014 (excerpt)
Laredo, v.; Gould, p.
Sony 52615
9:06
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J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No 1 in G major, BWV 1007
Casals, vc.
EMI 61028
16:04
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J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
English Concert/Pinnock; Standage, v.
Archiv 413 629
20:13
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Friday

J.S. Bach: Prelude & Fugue in C# minor fr. The Well-Tempered Clavier
Schiff, p.
Lon 414388
4:00
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J.S. Bach: Suite for Cello No. 4 in E-flat Major (excerpts)
Rostropovich, vc.
EMI 55364
10:28
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J.S. Bach: Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord No. 4 in C minor, BWV 1017
Podger, v.; Pinnock, hps.
Channel Classics 14798
16:35
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J.S. Bach: “Erbarme dich” fr. St. Matthew Passion (excerpt)
CSO/Solti; von Otter, ms.
Lon 421 177
2:07
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J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, BWV 1047
CSO/Levine; Herseth, tpt.; Magad, v.; Peck, fl.; Still, ob.
RCA 61365
12:02
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J.S. Bach: Prelude & Fugue in E major fr. The Well-Tempered Clavier
Schiff, p.
Lon 414388
2:30
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Playlists for September 5-9: Antonín Dvořák

A five-part biography on the life of Bohemia’s most celebrated composer to mark his 170th birthday.

Monday

Dvorak: Serenade for Strings Op. 22, II
Prague Chamber Orchestra
Supraphon 3563
1:49
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Dvorak: Symphony No. 1 (excerpts)
Berlin Phil/Kubelik
DG 423120
4:32
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Smetana: Ma Vlast, I (Vysehrad) (excerpt)
Czech Phil/Neumann
Supraphon 111958
4:55
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Smetana: “Furiant” fr. The Bartered Bride (excerpt)
New York Phil/Bernstein
Sony 92729
2:10
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Dvorak: “Mé srdce často v bolesti” fr. Cypresses
Lucia Popp, s.; Irwin Gage, p.
BBC 4025
5:38
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Dvorak: ”Death reigns in many a human breast” fr. Cypresses
Chilingirian Quartet
Chan 8826
2:17
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Dvorak: String Serenade in E (excerpts)
Prague Chamber Orchestra
Supraphon 3563
22:44
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Tuesday

Dvorak: Piano Concerto, III
Czech Phil/Neumann; Firkusny, p.
RCA 60781
10:11
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Dvorak: Wind Serenade Op. 44, I & II
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Del 3152
10:34
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Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, No. 1
Gewandhaus Orchestra/Neumann
Supraphon 111959
4:00
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Dvorak: Symphony No. 6, I (excerpt), III
Czech Phil/Pesek
Virgin 61853
:36, 8:17
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Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (excerpt)
Cleveland Orchestra/Dohnányi
Ultima 84067
2:49
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Dvorak: Symphony No. 7, I
Berlin Phil/Kubelik
DG 439663
11:15
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Wednesday

Dvorak: Symphony No. 7, III
LSO/Dorati
Merc 434312
7:54
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Dvorak: Requiem, Op. 89
Ambrosian Singers, LSO/Kertesz
Decca 468487
10:35
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Dvorak: Symphony No. 8, I & II
Halle Orchestra/Barbirolli
EMI 64193
9:41, 10:22
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Dvorak: Dumky Trio, V
Joseph Swenson, v, Carter Brey, vc; Jeffrey Kahane, p.
Musicmasters 60152
3:49
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Dvorak: Lento maestoso (mvt 6 fr. Dumky trio)
Young Uck Kim, v.; Yo-Yo Ma, vc.; Emmanuel Ax, p.
4:49
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Thursday

Foster: “Old Folks at Home”
Leila Josefowicz, v; John Novacek, p.
Phil 462948
1:30
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Joplin: Swipesy Cakewalk
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Henry Thacker Burleigh: Deep River
Oral Moses, v.; Ann Sears, p.
Albany 332
1:34
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Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, From the New World, I & II
CSO/Reiner
RCA 62587
8:41, 12:24
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Dvorak: String Quartet, Op. 96, American, I & III + II (excerpt)
Guarneri Quartet
Phil 420 803
9:15, 3:39 + 1:09
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Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, From the New World, IV
Berlin Phil/Kubelik
DG 423120
11:46
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Friday

Dvorak: Sonatina, II
Gil Shaham, v.; Orli Shaham, p.
DG 449820
3:37
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Dvorak: Concerto for Cello, II & III
Berlin Phil/Szell; Pierre Fournier, vc.
DG 423881
11:23, 12:17
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Dvorak: Rusalka (excerpts)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus/Neumann; Gabriela Benackova-Capova, Richard Novak & Wieslaw Ochman, soloists
Supraphon 3718
7:56, 4:21, 5:21
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