Exploring Music

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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