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Archive for July, 2012

Playlists for July 30 – August 3: New Releases

Bill selects highlights from wonderfully diverse albums that have recently been released.

Monday

Janáček: Pohádka (Fairy Tale), I-III
Matt Haimovitz, vc.; Christopher O’Riley, p.
Oxingale 2019
13:11
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J.S. Bach: Partita for Keyboard, BWV 825
Evan Shinners, p.
@bach
11:30, 2:22
Purchase

Francisco Mignone: Barcarola
Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Sono Luminus 92147
4:51
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Francisco Mignone: Tres Canciones Españolas: “Nana”, “¿Por Qué Lloras Morenita?” and “Las Mujeres Son Las Moscas”
Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Sono Luminus 92147
4:38
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Ludwig van Beethoven: Romance For Violin And Orchestra No. 1 In G Major, Op. 40
Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineraria/Carlos Miguel Prieto; Philippe Quint, v.
Avanti 10362
7:11
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Bernard Herrmann: Vertigo Suite – Scène D’Amour
Matt Haimovitz, vc.; Christopher O’Riley, p.
Oxingale 2019
4:56
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Tuesday

Michael McLean: Elements
  III. Air
  IV. Water

London Symphony Orchestra/Hugh Wolff; Brian Lewis, v.
Delos 3357
19:50
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Crumb: 3 Early Songs: “Night”, “Let It Be Forgotten” & “Wind Elegy”
Jan DeGaetani, ms.; Gilbert Kalish, p.
Bridge 9340
7:32
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Schubert: Impromptu #2 In E Flat, D. 899/2
Impromptu #3 In G Flat, D. 899/3
Impromptu # 4 In A Flat, D. 899/4

Simone Dinnerstein, p.
Sony 98943
20:14
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Wednesday

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mass In C Minor, K. 427
  Kyrie
  Sanctus
  Sanctus – Osanna
  Benedictus

Handel and Haydn Society/Harry Christophers; Gillian Keith, Tove Dahlberg, Thomas Cooley, Nathan Berg, soloists
Coro 16084
15:21
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Mozart: String Quartet in B-flat, K. 589
Emerson Quartet
Sony 93598
23:23, 2:40
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Clarence Cameron White: Basque Folk Song
Marcus Eley, cl.; Lucerne DeSa, p.
Sono 92156
2:35
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Samuel Akpabot: Pastorale From “Scenes From Nigeria”
Marcus Eley, cl, Lucerne DeSa, pf
Sono 92156
3:33
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Pedro Sáenz: Vals Criollo fr. Aquel Buenos Aires
Mirian Conti, p.
Steinway 30010
3:37
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Thursday

Beethoven: String Quartet in F, Op. 135
  III. Lento Assai, Cantante E Traquillo;
  IV. Grave Ma Non Troppo Tratto

Cypress String Quartet
14:14
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Jennifer Higdon: Piano Trio- I. Pale Yellow
Lincoln Trio
Cedille 126
8:30
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Saint-Saëns: Violin Sonata #1 In D Minor, Op. 75
Joshua Bell, v.; Jeremy Denk, p.
Sony 82026
22:35
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Charlie Chaplin (After J. Padilla): City Lights – The Flower Girl (La Violetera)
City Lights Orchestra/Carl Davis
Collect 15
3:03
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Friday

John Dowland: Flow my tears fr. Second Booke of Songes
Garth Knox, viola d’amore; Agnès Vesterman, vc.
ECM 2157
4:01
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Don Carlo Gesualdo: “Occhi del mio cor vita” from the Fifth Book of Madrigals
The Hilliard Ensemble
ECM 2175
2:11
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Mozart, arr. Anderson & Roe: Papageno!
Anderson & Roe Piano Duo (Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe)
Steinway 30006
4:00
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Georges Enescu: Cantabile Et Presto
Marina Piccinini, fl.; Anne Epperson, p.
Claves 2009
6:23
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Philip Glass: Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano, I
Maria Bachmann, v.; Jon Klibonoff, p.
Orange Mountain 7006
7:28
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Hauschka: Clock Winder
Hilary Hahn, v.; Volker Bertelmann, prepared piano
DG 4790303
2:45
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Woojun Lee/Brian Eno: An Ending (Ascent)
Icebreaker; BJ Cole, pedal steel guitar
EG Records
4:03
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Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra/Myung-Whun Chung
DG 4764498
16:15
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Michael Jackson: Billie Jean
Anderson & Roe Piano Duo
Steinway 30006
4:42
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Playlists for July 23-27: Under the Hood, Part II

Back by popular request, Bill takes us through the inner workings of five great symphonies by Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Sibelius.

Monday

Haydn: Symphony No. 100, Military, (excerpts)
Orchestra of St. Luke’s/Mackerras
Telarc 80282
1:53, 4:55
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Haydn: Symphony No. 101, Clock, (excerpts)
Orchestra of the 18th Century/Brüggen
Phil 468927
2:01
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Haydn: Symphony No. 103, Drumroll, I (excerpt)
Orchestra of St. Luke’s/Mackerras
Telarc 80282
2:31, :10
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Haydn: Symphony No. 104, London
New York Phil/Bernstein
Sony 508109
14:09, 9:45
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Haydn: Symphony No. 103, Drumroll, II (excerpt)
Berlin Phil/Karajan
DG 429658
:06, :21
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Haydn: Symphony No. 101, Clock, II (excerpt)
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Marriner
Phil 454335
1:50
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Haydn: Symphony No. 96, Miracle, IV
La Petite Bande/Kuijken
DHM 77294
6:17, :34
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Tuesday

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1, I (excerpt)
Zurich Tonhalle Orch/Zinman
Arte Nova 636450
1:14
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 2, I (excerpt)
Zurich Tonhalle Orch/Zinman
Arte Nova 636450
2:23, :18, :17
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 2, I (excerpt)
CSO/Solti
Lon 430400
:20
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 4, I (excerpt)
Minnesota Orch/Vänskä
BIS 1416
2:04
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, I
Vienna Phil/Kleiber
DG 447400
:37, :32, :08, 13:29
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, II
Vienna Phil/Rattle
EMI 57570
8:20, :16
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, II (excerpt)
CSO/Solti
Lon 430400
:21
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, II (excerpt)
Vienna Phil/Kleiber
DG 447400
:16
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, III & IV (+ excerpts)
Vienna Phil/Kleiber
DG 447400
14:01, :24, 1:00
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Wednesday

Brahms: Symphony No. 1, I (excerpts)
Cleveland Orch/Szell
Sony 46534
:37, :43
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Brahms: Symphony No. 1, I (excerpt)
London Classical Players/Norrington
EMI 54286
:28
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Brahms: Symphony No. 1, I
Columbia Symphony/Walter
Sony 64470
14:05, :19, :14, 1:08
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Brahms: Symphony No. 1, I (excerpt)
Vienna Phil/Bernstein
DG 218702
:16
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Brahms: Symphony No. 1, II
Columbia Symphony/Walter
Sony 64470
8:27
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Brahms: Symphony No. 1, III
Vienna Phil/Bernstein
DG 218702
5:36
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Brahms: Symphony No. 1, IV
Columbia Symphony/Walter
Sony 64470
16:47
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Thursday

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, I (excerpt)
Vienna Phil/Gergiev
Phil 411302
:36
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1, Winter Dreams, I (excerpt)
LPO/Rostropovich
EMI 19493
1:05
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2, Little Russian, I (excerpt)
USSR Symphony Orchestra/Svetlanov
Moscow Studio Archives 20007
:47
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2, Little Russian, I (excerpt)
LPO/Rostropovich
EMI 19493
:50
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 3, Polish, I (excerpt)
LPO/Rostropovich
EMI 19493
:30
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, I (excerpts + complete)
Vienna Phil/Gergiev
Phil 411302
:33, :43, :11, 18:50
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1, II (excerpt)
LPO/Rostropovich
EMI 19493
:25
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2, II (excerpt)
LPO/Rostropovich
EMI 19493
:24
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Friday

Sibelius: Symphony No. 1, I (excerpt)
Hallé Orch/Barbirolli
EMI 67299
:43, 1:05
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Sibelius: Symphony No. 2, I (excerpt) + IV (excerpt)
Oslo Phil/Jansons
EMI 54804
:29
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Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 (excerpts)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orch/Rattle
EMI 64118
1:18, :32, :47
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Sibelius: Symphony No. 4 (excerpts)
Berlin Phil/Karajan
DG 457748
1:18, :59
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Sibelius: Symphony No. 5, I (excerpts + complete) & II
Berlin Phil/Levine
DG 445865
1:28, :45, 1:26, 1:07, 12:29
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Sibelius: Symphony No. 5, III (excerpts + complete)
BSO/Davis
Phil 446157
:40, :22, :53, 1:07, 9:03
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Sibelius: Symphony No. 5, IV (excerpts + complete)
Berlin Phil/Levine
DG 445865
:16, :30, 1:30, 8:38
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Playlists for July 16-20: Stravinsky

Time Magazine named him “one of the most influential people of the 20th century.” We’ll follow this fascinating life from a boyhood encounter with Tchaikovsky to the salons of Paris to the golden age of Hollywood.

Monday

Stravinsky: Firebird III (excerpt)
Philadelphia/Muti
EMI 47099
1:30
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Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture
CSO/Reiner
Phil 420 240
5:14
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Stravinsky: Symphony No. 1 in E-flat, I & II (excerpts)
Detroit Symphony/Dorati
Lon 414456
7:48
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Stravinsky: Pastorale
Ens. Intercontemporaine/Boulez; Bryn-Julson, s.
DG 2531 377
1:55
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Stravinsky: Scherzo Fantastique
St. Petersburg Phil/Ashkenazy
Lon 448812
10:52
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Stravinsky: Fireworks
LSO/Dorati
Mercury 431012
2:43
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Stravinsky: Firebird I & II
Philadelphia/Muti
EMI 47099
4:42
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Stravinsky: Petrushka, 1st tableau
CSO/Solti
Lond 443775
9:46
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Tuesday

Stravinsky: Petrushka: 2nd Tableau (excerpt), 3rd tableau
CSO/Solti
Lon 443775
1:17, 6:40, 13:50
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Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps: Part I & Part II (excerpt)
Cleveland/Chailly
Lon 417325
15:41, 10:21
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Wednesday

Stravinsky: Song of the Nightingale, III
CSO/Reiner
RCA 5733
11:53
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Stravinsky: 3 Easy Pieces for Piano Duet
Karis/Lubin
Bridge 9051
3:42
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Stravinsky: L’Histoire du Soldat (excerpts)
Members of Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra/Maazel
RCA 09026-68470
12:16
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Stravinsky: Pulcinella (excerpts)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 445541
19:44
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Thursday

Stravinsky: Octet for Winds
London Sinfonietta/Chailly
Lon 417114
14:40
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Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex (excerpts)
CSO/Levine
DG 435872
2:14
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Stravinsky: Apollo (excerpt)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Rattle
EMI 49636
5:14
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Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/Shaw
Tel 80254
21:27
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Friday

Stravinsky: Circus Polka
LSO/Tilson Thomas
RCA 09026-68865
3:22
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Stravinsky: Ebony Concerto, III
Woody Herman Orchestra
Everest 9049
3:35
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Stravinsky: Violin Concerto (excerpt)
LSO/Rostropovich; Vengerov, p.
EMI 56966
6:12
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Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements, I
Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio/Maazel
RCA 09026-68470
9:35
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Stravinsky: Elegy for JFK
Berberian, s; Howland, Kreiselman & Russo, clarinets
Sony 89910
1:50
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Stravinsky: The Firebird (excerpts)
Philadelphia/Muti
EMI 47099
14:54
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Playlists for July 9-13: Variations

Exploring themes and variations.

Monday

Bach: Goldberg Variations (excerpts)
Glenn Gould, p.
CBS MYK-38479
5:06
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Bach: Chaconne from Partita No. 2, BWV 1004
Nathan Milstein, v.
Teldec 95998-2
12:39
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata Op. 111, III
Artur Schnabel, p.
Phi 456961-2 (2)
16:15
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Brahms: Symphony No. 4, IV
Berlin Phil/Karajan
DG 427497-2
10:35
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Tuesday

Paganini: Caprice No. 24
Michael Rabin, v.
EMI/ANG CDM7-64560-2
4:24
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Blacher: Variations on a Theme of Paganini
Vienna Phil/Solti
Lon 452853-2
14:13
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Lutosławski: Variations on a Theme of Paganini
Martha Argerich, Nelson Freire, pnos.
Phi 411034-2
5:07
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Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on theme of Paganini
Philharmonia Orch/Haitink; Ashkenazy p.
Lon 417613
23:57
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Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35 (excerpt)
Arrau, p.
Phi 456706-2 (2)
2:13
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Wednesday

Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 76 No.3 (excerpt)
Emerson String Quartet
DG 427657-2
6:34
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Brahms: Variations on a theme by Haydn, Op.56a
Scottish Chamber Orch/Mackerras
Telarc 80450 (3)
17:07
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Ginastera: Variaciones Concertantes
Royal Phil/Diemecke
Intersound 2887
24:14
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Arban: The Carnival of Venice (excerpt)
Sergei Nakariakov, tpt; Alexander Markovich, p.
Teldec 77705-2
1:48
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Thursday

Corelli: Sonata No. 12 in D Minor “La Folia”
Andrew Manze, v; Richard Egarr, hpd.
HMU 907298.99 (2)
12:05
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Mozart: Piano Sonata in A Major, K. 331 (excerpt)
Vladimir Horowitz, p.
Sony S3K 53461 (3)
7:17
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Elgar: Enigma Variations
Philharmonia Orch/Barbirolli
EMI 69185
30:22
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Friday

R. Strauss: Don Quixote (excerpts)
Orch. of the Metropolitan Opera/Levine
DG 447762-2
2:04, 20:32
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Bach: Goldberg Variations (excerpts)
Gould, p.
CBS MK-37779
26:06
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Playlists for July 2-6: American Masters, Part I

American Composers of the 1920s, 30s and 40s.

Monday

Hanson: Symphony #1 In E Minor, Nordic
   I. Andante Solenne, Allegro Con Forza

Eastman-Rochester Orchestra/Hanson
Mercury 4756867
11:32
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Hanson: Symphony #2, Op. 30, Romantic
   II. Andante Con Tenerezza,
   III. Allegro Con Brio

Eastman-Rochester Orchestra/Hanson
Mercury 432008
6:38, 7:17 (excerpt)
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Hanson: Merry Mount Suite (excerpts)
Prelude To Act II and Maypole Dances

Eastman-Rochester Orchestra/Hanson
Mercury 4756867
6:39
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Hanson: Piano Concerto
   II. Allegro Molto Ritmico,
   III. Andante Molto Espressivo
   IV. Allegro Giocoso

Eastman-Rochester Orchestra/Hanson
Alfred Moledous, piano
Mercury 4756867
11:58
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Hanson: Symphony No. 7, A Sea Symphony
   I. Lo, The Unbounded Sea (Largamente)

Seattle Symphony Orchestra and Chorale/Schwarz
Delos 3705
3:23
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Tuesday

Piston: Symphony No. 1: (excerpts) + I
New York Chamber Symphony/Schwarz
Delos 3126
:22, 1:07, 6:17
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Piston: Symphony No. 4, I & II
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
Albany 256
10:47
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Piston: Psalm & Prayer Of David- “O Sing Unto The Lord A New Song”
Seattle Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Schwarz
Naxos 8.559160
5:27
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Piston: Divertimento, I & III
New York Chamber Ensemble
Albany 175
6:20
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Piston: The Incredible Flutist (Ballet Suite)
Seattle Symphony Orchestra/Schwarz; Goff, fl.
Delos 3126
17:47, :59
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Wednesday

Sessions: Childhood Memories- March, Waltz For Brenda & Scherzino
Arzruni, p.
New World Records 80590
2:52
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Sessions: Suite From The Black Maskers- Dance & Scene
Julliard Orchestra/Zukovsky
New World Records 80368
12:13
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Sessions: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, III & IV
Monadnock Festival Orchestra/Bolle; Ole Bohn, v.
Albany 938
4:46
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Creston: Partita for Fl., Vln. & Strings, op.12- Tarantella
Seattle Symphony/Schwarz; Scott Goff, fl.; Ilkka Talvi, v.
Delos 3114
3:37
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Creston: Symphony No.3, I (The Nativity)
Seattle Symphony/Schwarz
Delos 3114
9:32
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Creston: Symphony No. 4, II
Albany Symphony Orchestra/Miller
Albany 737
6:33
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Creston: String Quartet, Op. 8, II
The Hollywood String Quartet
Testament 1053
4:09
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Paul Creston: Concerto #2 For Violin & Orchestra, Op. 78
   IV. Presto

Albany Symphony Orchestra/Miller; Fulkerson, v.
Albany 737
5:51
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Thursday

Crawford: Diaphonic Suite #1 For Flute, II
Rosenfeld, fl.
Naxos 8.559197
2:18
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Crawford: Music for Small Orchestra, II
Schoenberg Ensemble/Knussen
DG 449925
2:31
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Crawford: Andante for Strings
Schoenberg Ensemble/Knussen
DG 449925
4:02
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Ruth Crawford: Rissolty Rossolty
Schoenberg Ensemble/Knussen
DG 449925
2:55
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Cowell: The Banshee
Cowell, p.
Smithsonian Folkways 40801
2:24
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Henry Cowell: Suite for Violin and Piano
Gearhart, v.; Tardif, p.
Koch 7268
12:09
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Harris: Symphony No. 3 (1938)
New York Philharmonic/Bernstein
DG 419780
18:31
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Harris: American Ballads- The Bird & Black is the Color
Johanna Harris, piano
CRI 818
3:02
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Friday

Thomson: Northeastern Suite (excerpt)
Smith, fl.; Cohen, ob.; Haroutunian, bsn.; Tommasini, p. +
Northeastern 240
1:26
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Thomson: Suite fr. The Plow That Broke the Plains, I-IV
LA Chamber Orchestra/Marriner
EMI 06612
7:31
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George Antheil: A Jazz Symphony, I
Ensemble Modern/Gruber
RCA 68066
6:32
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Thomson, arr. Dushkin: Portraits for Piano, 1940 (excerpt)
 II. Tango Lullaby

Quint, v.; Wolfram, p.
Naxos 8.559364
2:15
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Thomson: Portraits for Violin Solo (excerpt)
    IV. Miss Gertrude Stein as a Young Lady

Quint, v.
Naxos 8.559364
1:47
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Thomson: “Pigeons on the Grass Alas”
Sylvan, bar.; Tommasini, p.
Northeastern 240
3:18
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Fine: “The Frog and the Snake”
Miller, ms.; Biltcliffe, p.
Vox 5129
1:21
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Still: Frog Went A-Courtin’ & Jesus is a Rock in the Weary Land fr. Miniatures for Flute, Oboe & Piano
Shanley, fl.; Davis, p.; Christ, ob.
Crystal 321
3:44
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Still: Suite for Violin and Piano, II. Mother and Child
Gearhart, v.; Tardif, p.
Koch 7268
6:54
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Still: Three Visions, I. Dark Horseman
Hinderas, p.
CRI 629
1:16
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Still: Three Visions, II. Summerland
Hall-Thompkins, v.; Ketter, p.
MSR 1278
3:31
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Duke Ellington: Come Sunday fr. Black, Brown and Beige
Duke Ellington Orchestra; Nance, v.
Sony 89281
5:49
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