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Playlists for May 28 – June 1 : Haydn Symphonies

This week, Bill explores the symphonic wonders of Papa Haydn, the father of the modern symphony. We’ll hear Haydn’s earliest offerings in the form and follow his path as he expands his ideas and his ensembles into the grand gestures of his 104th.

Monday

Haydn: Symphony No. 101 (excerpt)
New York Phil/Bernstein
Sony 47557
1:46
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Haydn: Symphony No. 100, Military (excerpt)
London Phil/Solti
Lon 4111897
4:17
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Haydn: Symphony No. 1
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra/Wolff
Teld 9031-77309
11:49
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Haydn: Symphony No. 6, I
Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra/Fischer
Nimb 5240
5:34
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Haydn: Symphony No. 7, II; Symphony No. 8, IV
The English Concert/Pinnock
Archiv 423098
9:15, 1:16
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Haydn: Symphony No. 22, The Philosopher
Lausanne Chamber/Lopez-Cobos
Den 75660
15:19
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Tuesday

Haydn: Symphony No. 31, Hornsignal, I & II
Concentus Musicus Wien/Harnoncourt
Teld 4509 90843
16:38
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Haydn: Symphony No. 44, Trauersinfonie, I & II; Symphony No. 45, I, III & IV
Amsterdam Baroque/Koopman
Erato 88173
14:40, 16:39
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Wednesday

Haydn: Symphony No. 49, La Passione
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Brown
Hänssler 98490
18:55
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Haydn: Symphony No. 60, Il Distratto
Orpheus Chamber Ensemble
DG 437783
24:51
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Haydn: Symphony No. 73, La Chasse, IV
Lausanne Chamber/Lopez-Cobos
Den 18079
4:24
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Thursday

Haydn: Symphony No. 83, La Poule, I
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Kuijken
Virg 90793
1:53
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Haydn: Symphony No. 88, II; Symphony No. 92, Oxford, IV
Vienna Phil/Bernstein
DG 413777
7:17, 5:39
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Haydn: Symphony No. 98, IV
English Chamber/Tate
EMI 64285
8:36
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Haydn: Symphony No. 100, Military, I, II & IV
London Philharmonic/Solti
Lon 4111897
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Friday

Haydn: Symphony No. 101, The Clock, I & II
Orchestra Of St. Luke’s/Mackerras
Tel 80311
15:53
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Haydn: Symphony No. 103, Drumroll, I
London Classical Players/Norrington
EMI 55002
9:09
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Haydn: Symphony No. 104, London, I, III & IV
Pittsburgh Symphony/Previn
EMI 65178
21:24
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Playlists for May 21-25: George Gershwin

A true American original! Join us for a week-long look at the life and soulful music of George Gershwin, including his Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris and Porgy and Bess.

Monday

Interview with Ira Gershwin (excerpt)
Facet 8100
:49
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Gershwin: I Got Rhythm
Bolcom, p.
Nonesuch 79151
1:17
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Dvorák: Humoresques, Op. 101 No.7 (excerpt)
Golub, p.
Arab 6706
1:15
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Interview with Ira Gershwin
Facet 8100
:57
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Joplin: The Ragtime Dance
Rifkin, p.
Nonesuch 79159
1:05
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Herbert: Naughty Marietta (excerpts)
Philharmonia Orch/Foster; Hendricks, s.
EMI 54626
2:43, :35
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Romberg: “Drink, Drink, Drink” fr. The Student Prince
Orch & Chorus/Callinicos; Lanza, ten.
RCA 60048
1:01
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Friml: “The Donkey Serenade” fr. Firefly
Orch/Rene; Lanza, ten.
Sony/BMG
1:44
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Cohan: George M! Overture
NYC Opera Orch/Gemignani
Music Masters 67099
3:14
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Handy: St. Louis Blues
K. H. Handy, voc.
Smithsonian Folkways 3540
1:52
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Joplin: The Ragtime Dance
Rifkin, p.
Nonesuch 79159
:52
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Gershwin: Rialto Ripples
Gershwin, p.
Nonesuch 79370
1:53
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Berlin: Alexander’s Ragtime Band
Smith, voc.
Sony 64922
:55
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Gershwin: Swanee
Orch/Dragon; Jolson, voc.
West End 872
1:52
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Gershwin: Lullaby for String Orchestra
St. Louis Symphony/Slatkin
Vox 5007
7:22
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Interview with Paul Whiteman
Facet 8100
2:27, :40
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Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
LA Phil/Bernstein
DG 410025
17:09
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Gershwin: Rialto Ripples (excerpt)
Gershwin, p.
Nonesuch 79370
:56
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Tuesday

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt)
LA Phil/Bernstein
DG 410025
1:10
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Milhaud: La Creation du Monde (excerpts)
Lyon Opera Orch/Nagano
Ultima 21347
2:58
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Copland: Piano Concerto, II
Seattle Symphony/Schwarz; Hollander, p.
Delos 3154
9:46
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Gershwin: Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra, I & II
San Francisco SO/Tilson Thomas; Ohlsson, p.
RCA 68931
13:31, 13:06
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Bernstein: Lonely Town fr. On the Town
NY Phil/Bernstein
DG 431737
3:25
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Interview with Fred Astaire
Facet 8100
:32
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Gershwin: Oh Lady Be Good
Fitzgerald, voc.
Verve 52981
4:00
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Gershwin: Fascinatin’ Rhythm fr. Virtuoso Variations
Wild, p.
Phil 436991
1:27
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Gershwin: Preludes for Piano (excerpt)
LSO/Williams; Bell, v.
Sony 707416
1:41
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Wednesday

Interview with Oscar Levant
Facet 8100
:59
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Gershwin: Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra, II (excerpt)
San Francisco SO/Tilson Thomas; Ohlsson, p.
RCA 68931
1:43, :52
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Gershwin: Concerto in F, III
NY Phil/Kostelanetz; Levant, p.
CBS 42514
6:25
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Gershwin: An American in Paris
NY Phil/Bernstein
Sony 63086
18:22
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Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Piano- Blues
Klibonoff, p.; Bachman, v.
Endeavour 1020
5:30
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Gershwin: S’Wonderful
London, voc.
Pid 707640
1:35
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Gershwin: Biding My Time
Laine, voc.
Gold 8017
4:04
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Interview with George Gershwin
Amerco 512923A
:53

Gershwin: I Got Rhythm
Merman, voc.
Pid 611931
1:00
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Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (excerpt)
NY Phil & Westminster Choir/Bernstein
Sony 47533
1:22
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Interview & Performance w/ G. Gershwin
Amerco 512923A
6:47

Gershwin: Variations on I Got Rhythm
Menuhin & Grappelli, vlns.
EMI 85081
2:59
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Thursday

Gershwin: Rhapsody #2 for Piano and Orchestra
LA Phil/Thomas; Thomas, p.
CBS 39699
14:13
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Interview and Performance with G. Gershwin
Amerco 512923A
1:05

Gershwin: The Man I Love
Billie Holiday & her Orchestra
Legacy 89913
3:08
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Gershwin: Porgy & Bess (excerpts)
LPO/Rattle
EMI 749568
4:25
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Gershwin: “Summertime” fr. Porgy & Bess
Orch. of St. Luke’s/Previn; Battle, s.
DG 437787
2:31
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Gershwin: “Bess, You is My Woman Now” fr. Porgy & Bess rehearsal
Orch/Gershwin; Duncan, bar.; Brown, s.
Amerco 512923A
5:09
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Gershwin: It Ain’t Necessarily So
Orch/Smallens; Tibbett, bar.
RCA 62376
3:03
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Gershwin, arr. Heifetz: It Ain’t Necessarily So
Previn, p.; Mutter, v.
DG 471500
2:38
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Gershwin: Sweet & Low Down
LSO/Williams; Bell, v.
Sony 60659
3:35
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Gershwin: Our Love is Here to Stay
LSO/Williams; Bell, v.
Sony 60659
3:47
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Gershwin: Our Love is Here to Stay
Blossom Dearie
Verve 517223
3:12
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Gershwin: There’s a Boat Dat’s Leavin’ Soon for New York
Cab Calloway, voc.
Legacy 89913
2:19
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Friday

Gershwin: Bess, You Is My Woman Now fr. Porgy & Bess
RCA Victor SO/Henderson; Price, s.; Warfield, bar.
RCA 62699
5:10
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Gershwin: I Loves You Porgy
Orch of St. Luke’s/Previn; Battle, s.
DG 437787
2:17
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Gershwin: I Loves You Porgy
Bill Evans Trio
Riverside 4443
5:56
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Gershwin: Someone to Watch Over Me
Turrin, p.; Smith, tpt.
Cala 0516
3:41
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Gershwin: But Not For Me
LSO/Williams; Bell, v.
Sony 60659
4:21
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Gershwin: Hello, Good Morning
Walter, p.
Atlantic LP 8016
2:10

Gershwin: Mine
Ens/Dick Hyman, p.
Legacy 89913
2:56
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Gershwin: It Ain’t Necessarily So
Joe Chindamo, p.
6:41
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Gershwin: A Foggy Day
Clooney, voc.
Legacy 89913
2:51
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Gershwin: How Long Has This Been Going On?
Ens./Allyson, voc.
Concord 2016
5:38
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Gershwin: They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Astaire, voc.
Legacy 89913
3:08
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Interview with Oscar Levant
Facet 8100
:33
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Gershwin: Prelude for Piano #2
Gershwin, p.
Amerco 512923A
2:20

Gershwin: Oh Lawd, I’m On My Way fr. Porgy and Bess
LPO/Rattle
EMI 49568
1:22
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Playlists for May 14 – 18: Nobody Ever Builds a Statue to a Critic

Monday

Schumann: Carnival, Op. 9
  V. Eusebius (excerpt)
  XII. Chopin (excerpt)
Uchida, p.
Phil 94302
:26, 1:17
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Chopin: Variations on “Là ci darem la mano,” Op. 2
  Introduction (Largo-Poco più mosso)
Warsaw Philharmonic/Kord; Ohlsson,p.
Arabesque 6702
18:50, :36, :23
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Mozart: Don Giovanni
  “La ci Darem la Mano”
  Overture (excerpt)
  “Venite Pur Avanti” (excerpt)
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/Marriner; Allen, t.; McLaughlin,s.
Phil 432129
3:11, 1:17, 00:34
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Mozart: String Quintet No.4 in G minor, K. 516
  I. Allegro
  II. Adagio (excerpt)
Alban Berg Quartet; Wolf, vla.
EMI 49085
7:31, 3:09
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Mozart: “Ach, ich fühl’s” fr. Die Zauberflöte
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/Marriner; Te Kanawa, s.
Philips 426276
4:41
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Mozart: Symphony No. 40, K. 550, I (excerpt) & IV
Marlboro Festival Orchestra/Casals
Sony 47294
5:28, 1:34
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Tuesday

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109- I (excerpt)
Rudolf Serkin, p.
Sony 64490
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Beethoven: Symphony No.5 In C Minor, Op. 67
  I. Allegro Con Brio; IV. Allegro
Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra Of Venezuela/Dudamel
DG B0006689902
7:24, 5:02
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 36 – Allegro (excerpt)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Solti
London 430 792-2
00:30
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Op. 125 – IV (excerpt)
London 430 792-2
00:38
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Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14, V
NYPO/Bernstein
Sony 60968
9:56
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interview: Tim Page

Busoni, arr. John Adams: Berceuse Elegiaque
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Alsop
Naxos 8559031
9:30
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Busoni: Piano Concerto
  IV. All’ Italiana: Vivace
Cleveland Orchestra/Dohnanyi; Ohlsson,p.
Telarc 80207
12:42
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Wednesday

Debussy: Pelléas Et Mélisande (excerpt)
Vienna Phil & Vienna State Opera Chorus/Abbado
DG 435344
:38
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Debussy: La Mer
CSO/Solti
London 436468
23:20
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interview: Joe Horowitz

Liszt: Un Sospiro, S 144/3
Arrau, p.
Philips 416461
6:06
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R. Strauss: Salome: Tanz der sieben Schleier (excerpt)
Vienna Phil/Solti
London 414414-2
4:17
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interview: John von Rhein

Sibelius: Symphony #5 In E Flat, Op. 82, III
City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Rattle
EMI 49717
9:15
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Thursday

Wagner: Prelude fr. Die Meistersinger, Act. I
CSO/Solti
London 460610
9:46
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Interview: Terry Teachout

Moravec: Mood Swings
Trio Solisti
Naxos 8559323
15:51
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Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 (excerpts)
20th Century Classics Ensemble/Craft
Naxos 85575523
4:55
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Stravinsky: The Rite Of Spring – Part 1
London Symphony Orchestra/Bernstein
Sony 93080
15:44
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Friday

MacDowell: To A Wild Rose fr. Woodland Sketches, Op. 51 (excerpt)
Cliburn, piano
RCA 60420
:53
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MacDowell: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 23 in d minor, II
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Hendl; Cliburn,p.
4:48
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Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, I (excerpt)
NY Phil/Bernstein
Sony 61848
1:03
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Interview: Andrew Patner

Kurka: The Good Solider Schweik (excerpts)
Chicago Opera Theater/Platt
Cedille 62
9:06, 2:18, 2:58,
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McCartney: Yesterday
McCartney, gtr. & voc.
Capitol 29325
2:05
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Mahler: Symphony No. 10, V
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
CBS 45882
21:28
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Playlists for May 7 – 11: The Mighty Handful

The music of five composers from St. Petersburg who sought to create a uniquely Russian musical tradition. We’ll hear compositions by Rimsky-Korsakov, Cui, Borodin, Balakirev, and Mussorgsky.

Monday

Sheremetiev: “Nine sili nebesniye” (excerpt)
Chorovaya Akademia/Sedov
RCA 68055
2:25
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Glinka: Overture to A Life for the Tsar
USSR Symphony Orchestra/Svetlanov
Mel 10-00166
9:23
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Glinka: A Life for the Tsar, Act IV (excerpt)
Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra/Ermler; Nesterenko, b.
Mel 74321 39505 2
11:48
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Glinka, arr. Balakirev: Kamarinskaya (excerpt)
Paley, p.
Ess.a.y 1030/31
7:19
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Balakirev: Islamey
Arrau, p.
Phil 456 706-2
7:46
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Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
Philharmonia Orch/Simon
Cala 1029
6:13
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Cui: Orientale, Op. 50, No. 9 from Kaleidoscope
Midori, v., McDonald, p.
Sony 52568
1:34
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Cui: “Ici-bas”
Bonynge, p.; Sutherland, s.
Lon 430 006-2
2:06
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Tuesday

Balakirev: Symphony No. 2 (excerpts)
BBC Phil/Sinaisky
Chan 9727
:55, 7:42
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Borodin: Symphony No. 1, I
Toronto Symphony/Davis
Sony 62406
13:14
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Borodin: Symphony No. 2, I
USSR Symphony Orchestra/Svetlanov
Mel 10-00154
9:05
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Borodin: String Quartet No. 2, II
Borodin Quartet
Mel 47795 2
4:46
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Borodin: Polovtsian Dances fr. Prince Igor
Kirov Opera Orchestra & Chorus/Gergiev
Phil 442011
11:24
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Bortnyansky: “Retche Gospod Gospodevi moyemu” (excerpt)
Corovaya Akademia/Sedov
RCA 68055
2:17
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Wednesday

Mussorgsky: The Nursery
Leiferkus, bar.; Skigin, p.
Conifer 51229 2
1:54, 14:35, :09
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Dargomizhsky: “The Night is Still”
Sharonova, s.; Yurigin-Klevke, p.
Russian Disc 11 021
1:56
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Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Horowitz, p.
RCA 60526-2
:39, 29:33
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Thursday

Mussorgsky: Dawn on the Moskva River fr. Kovantschina
USSR Symphony Orchestra/Svetlanov
Mel 34167 2
6:13
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Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (excerpts)
National Symphony Orchestra/Rostropovich
Erato 45418-2
17:30, 11:04, 16:29
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Beethoven: Quartet for Strings No. 8, Op. 59 No. 2, Razumovsky (excerpt)
Guarneri Quartet
RCA 60457
:28
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Friday

Nikolsky: “Lord, you are my enlightenment” (excerpt)
Chorovaya Akademia/Sedov
RCA 68055
:47
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Rimsky-Korsakov: Schehreazade (excerpts)
CSO/Reiner
RCA 7018
2:07, 11:40, 5:39
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Rimsky-Korsakov: Symphony No. 2, Antar, I
Philharmonia Orchestra/Butt
ASV 1024
11:52
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Rimsky-Korsakov: Overture fr. The Maid of Pskov
Kirov Theatre Orchestra & Chorus/Gergiev
Phil 446478
6:49
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Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnole, IV & V
LSO/Mackerras; Gaehler, v.
Telarc 80208
8:07
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Rimsky-Korsakov: The Flight of the Bumblebee
Philharmonia Orchestra/Ashkenazy
Lon 417301-2
1:14
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