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Archive for February, 2012

Playlists for February 27 – March 2: American Masters, Part III

Our series celebrating American composers continues with more innovative works from the 20th century.

Monday

Franz Waxman: Four Scenes of Childhood for Violin and Piano
 I. Bedtime Story: The Fairy Princess – Andante
Geoffrey Applegate, vln.; Pauline Martin, pf.
Koch 7398
3:35
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Waxman: Humoresque – City Montage
London Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Litton; Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, v.;
Nonesuch 79464-2
1:58
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Don Gillis: Symphony No 5 1/2
 I. Perpetual Emotion
 II. Spiritual
 III. Scherzofrenia
 IV. Conclusion
Albany Symphony/David Alan Miller
Nonesuch 79464-2
14:38
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Wayne Barlow: The Winter’s Passed
Brooklyn Philharmonic/Michael Barrett; Bert Lucarelli, ob.
Koch 3-71872
5:25
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Paul Bowles: Six Preludes for Piano (excerpts)
 Huapango No. 1
 Orosi
 La Cuelga
Bennett Lerner, p.
Etcetera 1019
4:11
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Paul Bowles: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, I
EOS Ensemble/Jonathan Sheffer; Alan Feinberg, Leslie Stifelman, pnos.
RCA 63685
4:35
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Paul Bowles (text by Tennessee Williams): “Cabin” & “Sugar in the Cane” fr. Blue Mountain Ballads
Samuel Ramey, bs.; Warren Jones, p.
Sony 68339
3:09
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Alec Wilder: Air for English Horn
The Alec Wilder Octet/Frank Sinatra; Mitch Miller, eh.
CBS 26417
2:37
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Alec Wilder: Theme and Variations
The Alec Wilder Octet/Frank Sinatra
CBS 26417
2:27
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Don Gillis: Bobby Socks (excerpt) fr. Star-Spangled Symphony
Sinfonia Varsovia/Ian Hobson
Albany 618
4:10
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Tuesday

Anderson: The First Day Of Spring (excerpt)
BBC Concert Orchestra/Slatkin
Naxos 8.559313
1:20
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Bernard Herrmann: Symphony No. 1, II & III
Phoenix Symphony/James Sedares
Koch 7135
:51, 5:53, 8:37
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Herrmann: For The Fallen- A Berceuse
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra/David Sedares
Koch 7224
6:55
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Leroy Anderson: The Syncopated Clock
St. Louis Symphony/Leonard Slatkin
RCA 668048
2:25
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Anderson: Belle Of The Ball
St. Louis Symphony/Leonard Slatkin
RCA 668048
2:37
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Anderson: Piano Concerto In C, II
BBC Concert Orchestra/Leonard Slatkin; Jeffrey Biegel, pf.
Naxos 8.559313
5:16
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Anderson: Harvard Sketches
 Freshman in Harvard Square
 Widener Reading Room
 Class Day Confetti Battle
BBC Concert Orchestra/Leonard Slatkin
Naxos 8.559357
4:46
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Anderson: The Classical Jukebox
BBC Concert Orchestra/Leonard Slatkin
Naxos 8.559313
3:06
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Anderson: A Trumpeter’s Lullaby
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra/Slatkin; Susan Slaughter, tpt.
RCA 939508
3:29
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Anderson: The Typewriter
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra/Slatkin; John Cassica, typewriter; Richard O’Donnell, bell
RCA 939508
1:49
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Wednesday

Lou Harrison: Suite fr. The Marriage At The Eiffel Tower
 Overture
 March For The Marriage Of Frank And Anne Wigglesworth
 Waltz
 Blues For The Trouville Bathing Beauty
 Quadrille
Brooklyn Philharmonic/Dennis Russell Davies
Nimbus 2571
9:14
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Harrison: Symphony on G, III
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Gerhard Samuel
CRI 715
13:20
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Harrison: Piano Concerto, IV
New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra/Naoto Tomo; Keith Jarrett, p.
New World 80366
2:55
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Harrison: Six Sonatas: II & IV
John Schneider, just guitar; Amy Shulman, harp
Bridge 9041
5:23
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Harrison: Suite For Violin, Piano & Small Orchestra, IV-VI
New Japan Phil/Hughes; Lucy Stoltzman, v.; Keith Jarrett, p.
New World 80366
8:08
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Harrison: Seven Pastorales
 V. To John Cage
 VI. To My Mother
Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra/Dennis Russell Davies
Musicmasters 67089
5:13
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Harrison: Homage To Pacifica, In Honor Of Chief Seattle (excerpt)
Lou Harrison/Gamelan Si Betty, Berkeley Chamber
Musicmasters 67091
3:41
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Thursday

Harold Shapero: Symphony For Classical Orchestra, II & III
L.A. Philharmonic/André Previn
New World 80373
20:37
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George Rochberg: Music for the Magic Theater, (excerpt)
New York Chamber Ensemble/Stephen Rogers Radcliffe
New World 80462
9:01
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George Rochberg: String Quartet No. 3, III
Concord String Quartet
New World 80551
15:55
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Friday

Gould: Piano Concerto, II & III
Albany Symphony Orchestra/David Alan Miller; Randall Hodgkinson, p.
Albany Troy 300
13:59
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Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, II & III
Louisville Orchestra/Lawrence Leighton Smith; Robert Glazer, vla.
Albany Troy 013-014
14:11
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Gould: Fall River Legend (excerpts)
National Philharmonic Orchestra/Milton Rosenstock
Albany Troy 035
10:16
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Gould: Benny’s Gig for Clarinet and Double Bass (excerpts)
Larry Combs, cl.; Bradley Opland, db.
Summit 172
4:44
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Gould: StringMusic- Prelude
Albany Symphony Orchestra/David Alan Miller
Albany 300
5:32
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Gould: Boogie-Woogie Etude
Michel Legrand, p.
Apex 49576
2:17
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Playlists for February 20-24: The Violin Concerto

A sampling of great works for solo violin and orchestra, including concerti by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Sibelius.

Monday

Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in e minor, I (excerpt)
Concertgebouw Orch/Haitink; Perlman, v.
EMI 47074
1:20
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Vivaldi: Autumn from The Four Seasons
English Concert/Pinnock; Standage, v.
Archiv 400045
:31, 10:17
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J.S. Bach: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1042
Academy of Ancient Music/Manze, v.
HM 907155
7:22, 8:39
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Mozart: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra No. 3 in G Major, K. 216, III
Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra/Zinman; Frank, v.
Arte Nova 721040
5:58
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Mozart: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra No. 4 in D Major, K. 218, II
New Symphony Orchestra/Sargent; Heifetz, v.
RCA 61761
6:21
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Mozart: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, I (excerpt) + III
German Chamber Phil/Tetzlaff, v.
Virgin 82122
1:23 + 8:33, 1:25
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Tuesday

Beethoven, cad. Kreisler: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in D Major, Op. 61, I
Columbia Symphony/Walter; Francescatti, v.
Sony 47659
23:33, 2:05
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Beethoven, cad. Schnittke: Violin Concerto, Op. 61, I (excerpt)
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Marriner; Kremer, v.
Phil 410549
4:46
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Beethoven, cad. Bell: Violin Concerto, Op. 61, I (excerpt) + III
Camerata Salzburg/Norrington; Bell, v.
Sony 89505
4:09 + 9:16
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Paganini: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in b minor, La Campanella, III
Chamber Orchestra of Santa Cecilia/Ughi; Ughi, v.
RCA 7844
8:05
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Wednesday

Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in e minor, Op. 64, I
Concertgebouw Orch/Haitink; Perlman, v.
EMI 47074
13:02
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Brahms: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in D Major, Op. 77, I
NY Phil/Masur; Mutter, v.
DG 457075
22:56, 2:13
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Viotti: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra No. 22 in a minor (excerpts)
Padova Chamber Orch/Golub; Kaplan, v.
Arab 6691
2:04, 1:44
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Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in D Major, Op. 35, III
Berlin Phil/Abbado; Midori, v.
Sony 68338
10:08
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Thursday

Sibelius: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in d minor, Op. 47, III (excerpt), I
Academy of St. Martin in-the-Fields/Marriner; Josefowicz, v.
Phil 446131
:51, 15:20
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Elgar: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in b minor, Op. 61, III
LSO/Davis; Hahn, v.
DG 474504
:16, 7:34
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Berg: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra (excerpts)
CSO/Solti; Chung, v.
Lon 411804
:27, 8:36
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Barber: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 14, II
LSO/Previn; Shaham, v.
DG 439886
8:49
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Walton: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra, II
Royal Phil/Previn; Kennedy, v.
EMI 49628
6:36, :19
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Friday

Prokofiev: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra No. 1, I
LSO/Rostropovich; Vengerov, v.
Teldec 92256
9:57
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Weill: Concerto for Violin & Wind Orchestra, II
English Symphony Orch/Boughton; Hope, v.
Nimbus 5582
3:21
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Stravinsky: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in D Major, I
BSO/Ozawa; Perlman, v.
DG 447445
5:46
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Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2 in b minor, I
Budapest Festival Orchestra/Fischer; Zehetmair, v.
Berlin Cl 1134
15:02
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Adams: Concerto for Violin, Part II: Body Through Which the Dream Flows
LSO/Nagano; Kremer, v.
Nonesuch 79360
11:31
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Playlists for February 13-17: It Was a Lover and his Lass

This week on Exploring Music, composers influenced by the elixir of love.

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Monday

It Was a Lover and His Lass (excerpt)
Ken ‘Snakehips’ Johnson & His West Indian Dance Band
British Library Nat’l Sound archive
:47 (excerpt)
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Debussy: L’Isle Joyeuse, L 106
Kocsis, p.
Phillips 422 404
6:12
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Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet; Love Scene (Adagio)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Giulini
EMI 47616
16:52
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Bizet: Flower Song fr. Carmen
Domingo, tenor
Decca 466 480
3:57
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Dvorák: “Lasst Mich Allein,” Op. 82/1
Angelika Kirschschlager, s. Helmut Deutsch, p.
Sony 73716
4:28
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Dvorák: Cello Concerto In B Minor, Op. 104, III
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Robertson; Vogler, vc.
Sony 73716
12:48
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Elgar: Salut D’Amour, Op. 12
Kennedy, v.; Isserlis, c.; Pettinger, p.
Chandos 8380
3:10
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Dvorák: Lasst Mich Allein, Op. 82/1 (excerpt)
Vogler, vc.; Deutsch, p.
Sony 73716
1:21
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Tuesday

Morley: “It was a Lover and His Lass” (excerpt)
Musicians of the Globe/Pickett
Phil 446687
:30
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Sibelius: Pelléas Et Mélisande, Op. 46 (excerpts)
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra/Järvi
BIS 237
5:56
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Debussy: Preludes and Interludes from Pelléas Et Mélisande
Cleveland Orch/Leinsdorf
Musical Arts Assn. 000904
9:45
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Schoenberg: Pelléas Et Mélisande, I-III
Israel Philharmonic/Mehta
Sony 45870
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Fauré: Pelléas Et Mélisande Suite, I-III
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Marriner
Decca 410552
12:35
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Fauré: Pavane fr. Pelléas Et Mélisande
St. Louis Symphony/Slatkin
BMG Classics 09026-68511-2
5:12

Mahler: “Ich atmet’ einen Linden Duft” fr. Five Rückert Songs
Cleveland Orchestra/Dohnanyi; Van Dam, bs.
Musical Arts Assn. 904
2:35

Wednesday

Harris: It Was a Lover and his Lass
Chicago A Capella
Cedille 85
:45
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Mozart: Grosse Messe c-moll KV 427: Credo – Et incarnatus est
Bayerischen Rundfunks/Bernstein; Augér, s.
DG 431791
7:50
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C. Schumann: Drei Romanzen Op.22:
Nr.1 Des-Dur (Andante Molto)
Nr.2 G-Moll (Allegretto, Mit Zartem Vortrag)
Nr.3 B-Dur (Leidenschaftlich Schnell)
Van Keulen, v.; Brautigam, p.
Koch 6554
8:54

R. Schumann: Romance, Op. 28, No. 2
Janis, Piano
Phillips 456 850
3:19
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Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll
Staatskapelle Dresden/Runnicles
Teldec 17109
17:47
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Gershwin: “Our Love Is Here to Stay”
Blossom Dearie
iTunes download
3:10

Lobo: “Pra Dizer Adeus”
Karrin Allyson & Ens.
Concord Jazz 30428
4:47
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Jobim: “Vinicius de Moraes” (excerpt)
Lees: “Estrada Branca (This Happy Madness)“

Karrin Allyson & Ens.
Concord Jazz 30428
2:15
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Thursday

Puccini: “Recondita Armonia” fr. Tosca
St. Cecilia Academy Orch./Patane
Decca 466480
3:08
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Wagner: Vorspiel und Liebestode fr. Tristan und Isolde
Philharmonia Orchestra/Klemperer
EMI 47254
15:49
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Tchaikovsky: “Do You Hear the Nightingale?” fr. Romeo & Juliet
Scottish Nat’l Orch/Järvi; Lewis, ten.; Murphy, s.
Chan 8476
13:03
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Schubert: “Gretchen am Spinnrade,” D. 118
Upshaw, s.; Goode, p.
Nonesuch 79317
3:32
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Strayhorn: “Lush Life”
featuring Hartman, voc.; Tyner, p.; Coltrane, ten. sax
iTunes download
5:28
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Scott: “Annie Laurie”
King’s Singers
EMI 54904
3:12
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Finzi: “It Was A Lover and His Lass” fr. Let us Garlands Bring, Op. 18: No. 5
Milnes, bar.; Spong, p.
VAI 1141
3:04
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Schumann: Romance, Op. 28 No. 2 in F-sharp (excerpt)
Janis, p.
Phil 456850
2:58
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Friday

Vaughan Williams: “It was a Lover and his Lass”
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, t.; Simon Keenlyside, b.;
Graham Johnson,p.
Naxos 8557144
:45 (excerpt)
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Richard Strauss: Waltzes fr. Der Rosenkavalier
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Reiner
Sony 64451
8:41
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Mahler: Symphony No. 5: Adagietto
New York Philharmonic/Walter
Decca/ London 460 793
7:42, :45 (excerpt)
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Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (excerpt)
Philharmonia Orchestra/Klemperer
EMI 47254
:31
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Verdi: Othello (excerpt)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Barenboim
Fleming, s.; Domingo, t.
10:03
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Kreisler: Liebesleid
Mutter, v.; Orkis, p.
DG 471 500
4:18
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Kreisler: Schön Rosmarin
Mutter, v.; Orkis, p.
DG 471 500
2:12
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Gershwin: ”Bess, You Is My Woman Now” fr. Porgy & Bess
Orch/Gershwin; Duncan, bar.; Brown, s.
reh. & radio broadcast (7/19/1935)
Heritage Jazz 512923A
5:13

“Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?)”
Billie Holiday, Jimmy Sherman, Jimmy Ramirez, Roger “Ram”
Unreleased CD
3:23

Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert: Immense et rouge
Eric Amado
Van 6038
1:09
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Francis Lemarque: D’Amour et d’eau fraiche (Some Love and Some Cold Water)
Eric Amado
Van 6038
1:39
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Rodgers & Hart: “My Funny Valentine”
Ella Fitzgerald
iTunes
3:54
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Rodgers & Hart: My Funny Valentine (excerpt)
Gene Bertoncini, Bill Charlap & Sean Smith
iTunes
1:46
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Playlists for February 6-10: John Corigliano

Bill McGlaughlin welcomes one of America’s foremost composers as co-host and programmer.

Monday

Corigliano: Kaleidoscope
John & Richard Contiguglia, pnos.
CRI 659
5:36
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Corigliano: Fern Hill (excerpt)
Dessoff Choirs/Tritle
Dessoff Choirs 1101
6:03
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Corigliano: Sonata for Violin and Piano, finale
Corigliano Sr., v.; Votapek, p.
CRI SD 215
7:25
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Corigliano: Elegy (excerpt), Tournaments
St. Louis Symphony/Slatkin
RCA 09026-68100-2
3:21, 11:44
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Corgliano: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, finale
St. Louis Symphony/Slatkin; Douglas, p.
RCA 09026-68100-2
6:04
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Tuesday

Corigliano: Creations, Part II (excerpt)- The Creation of Adam and Eve
I Fiamminghi/Werthen; McKellen, n.
Telarc 80421
5:28, :18
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Corigliano: Gazebo Dances Pt. IV, Tarentella
John & Richard Contiguglia, pnos.
CRI 659
2:21
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Corigliano: Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra, finale
American Symphony Orchestra/Akiyama; Lucarelli, ob.
RCA Victor 60395-2-RG
4:40
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Corigliano: Etude Fantasy No. 3- 5ths to 3rds
Tocco, p.
Sony 60747
2:46
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Corigliano: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra
New York Phil/Bernstein; Drucker, cl.
New York Philharmonic 9701
28:16
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Wednesday

Corigliano: Concerto for Clarinet (excerpt)
New York Phil/Bernstein; Drucker, cl.
New York Phil 9701
:15
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Corigliano: Altered States: Original Soundtrack (excerpt)
Orchestra/Keene
RCA 3983-2
4:41
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Corigliano: Pied Piper Fantasy (excerpt)
Eastman Phil/Effron; Galway, fl.
RCA 6602-2
9:14
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Corigliano: Tarentella fr. Gazebo Dances (excerpt)
John & Richard Contiguglia, pnos.
CRI 659
:54
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Corigliano: Symphony No. 1, II, III & IV
National Symphony Orchestra/Slatkin
RCA Victor 09026-68450-2
8:05, 18:24
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Thursday

Corigliano: The Ghost of Versailles (excerpts)
Garcia, s.; McKesson, t.
8:05, 5:44

Corigliano: Troubadors
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra/Wolff; Isbin, g.
Angel 67672
23:01
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Corigliano: String Quartet, II
Cleveland Quartet
Telarc 80415
6:58
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Friday

Corigliano: The Mannheim Rocket
Helsinki Phil/Storgards
Ondine 1039-2
10:47
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Corigliano: Symphony No. 2, IV & V
Helsinki Phil/Storgards
Ondine 1039-2
19:58
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Corigliano: The Red Violin: Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra/Salonen; Bell, v.
Sony 63010
17:33
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