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Playlists for November 28 – December 2: Carl Nielsen

Monday

Carl Nielsen: Folketone (Andante) fr. Five Pieces, Op. 3 (excerpt)
Leif Ove Andsnes, p.
Virgin 45129
1:35
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Danny Kaye: “Wonderful Copenhagen”
Hallmark 1313852
:41
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Niels Gade: Symphony No. 1, I (excerpt)
Stockholm Sinfonietta/Neeme Järvi
BIS 339
:54
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Nielsen: Fantasy Piece In G Minor
Søren Elbo, cl.; Jens Elvekjaer, p.
Dacapo 8.226064
4:02
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Nielsen: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 13, II
Carl Nielsen String Quartet
DG 431156
5:30
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Nielsen: Petite Suite Pour Cordes
 I. Praludium
 II. Intermezzo
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra/Iona Brown
Virgin 45224
8:59
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Nielsen: Symphony No. 1
 I. Allegro Orgoglioso
 II. Andante
London Symphony Orchestra/André Previn
RCA 21296
:36, 18:18
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Nielsen: Humoresque fr. Two Fantasy Pieces, Op. 2
Max Artved, ob.; Jens Elvekjaer, p.
Dacapo 8.226064
1:23
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Nielsen: Prelude to Act II fr. Saul and David
Danish National Symphony Orchestra/Thomas Dausgaard
Da Capo 6.220518
5:08
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Tuesday

Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 2, The Four Temperaments
 I. Allegro Collerico
 II. Andante comodo e flammatico
CSO/Morton Gould
RCA 29255
12:54
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Nielsen: Helios Overture, Op. 17
CSO/Jean Martinon
RCA 29255
12:22
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Nielsen: Humoresque-Bagatelles, Op. 11, FS 22
 I. Goddag! Goddag!
 II. Snurretoppen
Leif Ove Andsnes, p.
Virgin 45129
1:31
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Nielsen: Overture fr. Maskarade
Danish National Symphony Orchestra/Thomas Dausgaard
Da Capo 6.220518
4:20
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Nielsen: Violin Concerto, Op. 33, FS 61, III & IV
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Yehudi Menuhin; Arve Tellefsen, v.
Virgin 91111
16:41
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Nielsen: Humoresque-Bagatelle #2, Op. 11, The Spinning Top (excerpt)
London Philharmonic Orchestra/James Judd; Michala Petri, recorder
RCA 67950
1:49
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Wednesday

Sibelius: Symphony #5 In E-Flat, Op. 82, III (excerpt)
Chamber Orchestra Of Europe/Paavo Berglund
Finlandia 17278
:57
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Nielsen: Symphony No. 3, Op. 27, Sinfonia espansiva
 1. Allegro Espansivo
 2. Andante Pastorale
Royal Danish Orchestra/Paavo Berglund
RCA 60427
:26, 19:24
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Nielsen: Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, The Inextinguishable, I, II (excerpt), III-IV
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Davis
Virgin 91210
12:25, 18:16
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Thursday

Carl Nielsen: Wind Quintet, Op. 43, III (excerpt), I & II, IV (excerpt)
Chamber Music Northwest
Delos 3136
2:01, 14:18, 4:06
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Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 5, Op. 50, I & II
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Leonard Bernstein
CBS 44708
33:13
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Friday

Nielsen: Five Pieces, Op. 3
 4. Mignon
 5. Alfedans
Leif Ove Andsnes, p.
Virgin 45129
2:15
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Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto, Op. 57
 1. Allegretto Un Poco
 4. Allegro Vivace
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Simon Rattle; Sabine Meyer, cl.
EMI 94421
11:57
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Nielsen: Symphony No. 6, Sinfonia semplice, I & II, III & IV
Royal Danish Orchestra/Paavo Berglund
RCA 60427
16:15, 16:09
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Nielsen: The Fog is Lifting fr. The Mother
James Galway, fl.; Sioned Williams, hp.
RCA 21296
2:06
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Nielsen: Bohmisk-danks folktune
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Blomstedt
EMI 65306
3:38
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Playlists for November 21-25: Schubertiade, Part I

What a scene in Vienna! Business owners, intellectuals and scholars offering a home for a concert, a meal, a place to sleep or a room with a piano—all to support the friend they loved and admired, Franz Schubert. It was a Bohemian life, rich with music and conversation. This week, we’ll dip into those legendary house concerts for an enchanting week of music.

Monday

Schubert: Four Impromptus, D. 899, Nos. 2, 3 & 4
Brendel, p.
Phil 411040
17:03, :44
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Schubert: “Gretchen am Spinnrade”
Fleming, s.; Eschenbach, p.
Lon 455294
3:16
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Schubert: “Der Erlkönig”
Goerne, bar.; Heffliger, p.
Lon 452917
4:04
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Schubert: “Die Forelle”
Fleming, s.; Eschenbach, p.
Lon 455294
2:10
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Schubert: Quintet for Piano and Strings in A Major, D. 667- Trout
Serkin, p.; Laredo v.; Naegele vla.; Parnas vc.; Levine, db.
CBS 37234
18:34
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Tuesday

Schubert: Drei Klavierstücke D. 946, No. 2
Brendel, p.
Phil 456061
10:35
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Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata in a minor, D. 821, I
Harrell, vc.; Levine, p.
RCA 6531
11:04
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Schubert: “Der Tod und das Mädchen”, D. 531/Op. 7 No. 3
Fleming, s.; Eschenbach, p.
Lon 455294
2:57
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Schubert: Quartet for Strings No. 14 in D minor, D. 810- Death and the Maiden (excerpts)
Guarneri Quartet
Arab 6687
25:16
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Wednesday

Schubert: Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B flat major, D 898/Op. 99, I & II
Heifetz, v.; Feuermann, vc.; Rubinstein, p.
RCA 61760
17:57
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Schubert: Trio in E-flat (excerpts)
Beaux Arts Trio
Phil 412620
20:59
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Schubert: Sonata in E-flat, I
Schnabel, p.
EMI 64259
13:49
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Thursday

Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956 (excerpts)
Emerson String Quartet; Rostropovich, vc.
DG 289459 151
33:58, 7:56
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Schubert: “Meeres Stille” & “Auf Dem See”
Goerne, bar.; Haefliger, p.
Lon 452 917
2:25, 3:33
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Schubert: Maid of the Mill: “The Stream’s Lullaby”
Hagegård, bar.; Ax, p.
RCA 09026 61705
6:23, 7:56
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Friday

Schubert: Moments Musicaux, D. 780, 1-3
Brendel, p.
Phil 446923
13:16, 5:37
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Schubert: Octet for Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon and Strings in F major, D. 803, I-III
Brunner, cl; Vlatkovic, hn.; Thunemann, bsn.; Kremer, v.; Posch, db.; van Keulen, v.;
Geringas, vc.; Zimmermann, vla.
DG 423367
31:52
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Schubert: “An die Musik”, D. 547
Terfel, bar.; Martineau, p.
DG 445295
2:33
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Playlists for November 14-18: The Proud Tower, Part II

More music from the Gilded Age to the Great War.

Monday

Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 (excerpt)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Reiner
RCA 5408
1:03
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Rimsky-Korsakov: Prelude fr. The Invisible City Of Kitezh
Scottish National Orchestra/Järvi
Chandos 10369
4:58
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Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto #2 In C Minor, Op. 18, I
Philadelphia Orchestra/Stokowski, Rachmaninov, p.
Rachmaninov, p. (rec. 1929)
RCA 61658
9:27
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Sibelius: Violin Concerto in d minor, Op. 47, III
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy; Oistrakh, v.
Sony Classical 47659
7:25
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Chaminade: Sérénade espagnole op. 150
Forsberg, p.; Sparf, v.
DG 471-331-2
1:57
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Chaminade: “Sombrero”
Forsberg, p.; Von Otter, ms.
DG 471-331-2
1:33
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Ravel: Miroirs – IV. Alborada del grazioso
Cooper, p.
Wigmore Hall Live 18
6:30
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Mahler: “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen” fr. Five Rückert Songs
Cleveland Orchestra/Dohnanyi; José Van Dam, b.
7:07

Lehár: “Es Lebt’ Eine Vilja” fr. The Merry Widow
English Chamber Orchestra/Tate; Fleming, s.
Decca 4588858
5:56
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Lehár: “Da Geh’ Ich Zu Maxim” fr. The Merry Widow
Budapest Philharmonic/Viotti; Hampson, b.
live recording
2:54
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Lehár: Waltz from The Merry Widow (excerpt)
Philharmonia Hungarica/Doráti
Mercury 434338
1:19
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Tuesday

Strauss: excerpt + Tanz der sieben Schleier fr. Salome
Deutsches Oper Berlin/Sinopoli
DG 431810
:55, 9:27
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Wolf-Ferrari: Act III Intermezzo fr. Der Schmuck Der Madonna
Berliner Philharmoniker/Von Karajan
DG 477-716-3
3:41
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Schoenberg: String Quartet No 2 in f# with Soprano, Op 10 (excerpts)
Schoenberg Quartet; Narucki, s.
Chandos 9939
:41, :24, 11:15
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Herbert: “Ah! My heart is back in Napoli” fr. Naughty Marietta
Phiharmonia Orch/Hendricks, s.
EMI 54626
2:50
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Joplin: The Ragtime Dance (excerpt)
Rifkin, p.
Nonesuch 79159
3:18
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Ives: Symphony No. 2, I & V
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernstein
DG 429-220
6:16, 10:17
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Wednesday

Debussy: La Puerta Del Vino fr. Preludes Bk. 2
Pludermacher, p.
Transart Live 128
3:12
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Ravel: Ondine fr. Gaspard De La Nuit
Argerich, p.
Live from Concertgebouw
EMI 57101
5:15
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Debussy: Le Matin D’Un Jour De Fete fr. Images For Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra/Previn
EMI 67001
4:52
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Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole, III & IV
Montreal Symphony Orchestra/Dutoit
Decca 410010
9:10
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Elgar: Violin Concerto In B Minor, Op.61, II
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Zinman; Shaham, v.
Canary Classics 06
12:09, 3:03 (excerpt)
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Stravinsky: The Firebird (excerpts)
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernstein
Sony 47605
11:15
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Thursday

Stauss: Overture fr. Der Rosenkavalier (excerpt)
Staatskapelle Dresden/Haitink
EMI 54259-1
:40
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Strauss: Presentation of the Rose fr. Der Rosenkavalier
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Chailly
Bonney, s.; Graham, ms.
Decca 468818
7:20
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Strauss: Act III Trio fr. Der Rosenkavalier
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra/Levine;
Von Otter, ms.; Grant Murphy, s.; Fleming, s.
DG 449177
6:01
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Schoenberg: Klavierstücke, op.11, I
Mitsuko Uchida, p.
Phil 468033
4:27
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Schoenberg: 5 Pieces For Orchestra, Op. 16, III
Cleveland Orchestra/Dohnányi
Decca 436240
3:00
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Schoenberg: “The Moonspot” fr. Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21
Philharmonia Orchestra/Craft
Naxos 8.557523
0:53
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Mahler: Symphonie Nr.10 in F#, V (excerpt)
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
Sony 67874
10:57
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Stravinsky: Pétrouchka (excerpts)
London Symphony Orchestra/Nagano
Erato 23142
14:20, 1:00
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Friday

Berg: “Die Nachtigall” fr. 7 Frühe Lieder
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Chailly; Bonney, s.
Decca 468 818
2:12
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Ravel: Daphnis & Chloe Suite #2
Cleveland Orchestra/Dohnányi
Teldec 44945
16:23
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Stravinsky: The Rite Of Spring, Part II
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Solti
London 417 704
17:25
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Holst: Mars fr. The Planets Op. 32/H 125
Berlin Philharmonic/Rattle
EMI 69690
3:07 (excerpt)
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Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad – Rhapsody For Orchestra
Hallé Orchestra/Elder
Hallé Concert Society 7503
11:42
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Playlists for November 7-11: The Proud Tower, Part I

Music from the Gilded Age to the Great War.

Monday

Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (excerpt)
CSO/Solti
Decca 430804
1:11
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Dvorák: Largo fr. Symphony No.9 (excerpts)
Cleveland Orchestra/Szell
Sony MH2K 63151
1:00, 1:28
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Wagner: Finale: Immolation Of The Gods fr. Götterdämmerung
Wiener Philharmoniker/Solti
Decca 410 137-2
4:33
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J. Strauss Jr.: Geschichten Aus Dem Wienerwald, Op. 325 (excerpt)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Karajan
DG 410 027-2
1:30
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Brahms: Clarinet Quintet In B Minor, Op. 115- Allegro
Emerson String Quartet; Shifrin, cl.
DG 459 641-2
10:08
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Bruckner: Symphony #8 In C Minor, WAB 108, I
LSO/Tennstedt
EMI 764849
14:19
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Verdi: Falstaff, Act I Scene I
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Abbado
Bryn Terfel (Falstaff), Enrico Facini (Dr. Caius), Anatoly Kotscherga (Pistol), Anthony Mee (Bardolf)
DG 471 194-2
4:59
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Tuesday

Brahms: Intermezzo in b minor, Op. 119 (excerpt)
Goode, p.
Nonesuch 79154
1:02
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Dvorák: Symphony No.9: II. Largo
Cleveland Orchestra/Szell
Sony 63151
12:10
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Tchaikovsky: Sym. No. 6 h-moll, op. 74, Pathétique, IV
New York Phil/Bernstein
Sony 47635
11:46
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Claude Debussy : Prélude À L’Après-Midi D’Un Faune, L 86
Cleveland Orchestra/Boulez
DG 435 766-2
8:55
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Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28
CSO/Solti
London 414043-2
15:08
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Wednesday

Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra, op. 30: Einleitung (excerpt)
CSO/Solti
London 440618
1:55
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Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op.40 (excerpt)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Reiner
RCA RCD1-5408
7:15
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Sandra Boynton: Moo, Moo, Moo, Quack, Quack (excerpt)
fr. the CD/book The Dog Train
ISBN-13: 9780761139669
:40
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Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn: “Lob des hohen Verstandes”
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Bernstein; Schmidt, b.
DG 459 081-2
2:34
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Mahler: “Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen”
Morris, p.; Baker, ms.
Nimbus 5084
6:09
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Ravel: Habanera fr. Sites Auriculaires
Laredo, p.; Rouvier, p.
Denon 33C37-7907
2:45
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Chausson: Poeme, Op. 25
Orchestre de Paris/Martinon; Perlman, v.
EMI 47725
16:35
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Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
RCA 09026-63313-2
10:39
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Thursday

Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in e minor, Op. 39, I
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Davis
Philips 416 600-2
11:23
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Puccini: Musetta’s Waltz fr. La Bohème, Act II
New Philharmonia Orchestra/Downes; Price, s.
RCA 59420
2:37
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Puccini: “O Soave Fanciulla” fr. La Bohème
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Solti;
Caballe, s.; Domingo,t.
RCA 63299
3:59
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Rachmaninoff: Moment Musicaux No. 2 & No. 4
Hobson, p.
Arabesque Z6685
3:37, 2:55
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Beach: Symphony in E minor, Op.32, Gaelic, I
Detroit Symphony/Järvi
Chandos 8958
11:11
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Ives: The Circus Band
San Francisco Symphony/Tilson Thomas
RCA 63703
3:02
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Rosas: Sobre las Olas (Over the Waves)
London Symphony Orchestra/Gibson
Main Street 6605
7:01
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Dvorák: Rusalka, Op. 114- “Song To The Moon”
LSO/Solti; Fleming, s.
London 455 760-2
6:47
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Friday

Sousa: The Liberty Bell March (excerpt)
Eastman Wind Ensemble/Fennell
Mercury 434300
3:26
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Herbert: March Of The Toys fr. Babes in Toyland
St. Louis Symphony/Slatkin
RCA 60778
3:45
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Elgar: Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40, “In London Town”
LSO/Previn
Phil 454250
14:48
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Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht (excerpt)
Nash Ensemble
Virgin Classics 93478
2:22
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Schoenberg: Gürrelieder – Orchestervorspiel (excerpt)
Berlin Philharmonic/Rattle
EMI 57303
6:56
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Zemlinsky: Die Seejungfrau, III
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra/Chailly
Decca 444969
12:40
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Debussy: La Mer, I + III (excerpt)
Lucerne Festival Orchestra/Abbado
DG 4775082
8:34
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Proud Tower extras…

Here are some of the books used in researching Exploring Music’s week on The Proud Tower…

Fin-De-Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture by Carl E. Schorske

Fin-De-Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture by Carl E. Schorske

The Banquet Years: The Origins of the Avant-Garde in France by Roger Shattuck

The Banquet Years: The Origins of the Avant-Garde in France by Roger Shattuck

The Good Years: From 1900 To The First World War by Walter Lord

The Good Years: From 1900 To The First World War by Walter Lord

The Timetables of History: A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events by Bernard Grun

The Timetables of History: A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events by Bernard Grun

One of the toughest jobs Bill has when we do a large subject like this is to whittle down a vast amount of repertoire into a set that fits into one (or in this case, two) weeks.  Here are some of the pieces he considered:

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
1891
Clarinet Quintet, Op. 111,
Clarinet Trio, Op. 114
1893
Piano Pieces (6), Op. 118
Piano Pieces (4), Op. 119
1894
Two Clarinet Sonatas, Op. 120
1896
Four Serious Songs, Op. 121

(more…)

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