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Playlists for August 27-31: School Days

A celebration of young composers and performers.

Monday

School Days (excerpt)
Pete Fountain & The Kings of Dixieland
Crownstar Records
1:22
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Mozart: 3 Kontretänze: KV 33b, KV 15h & KV 15x
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Phil 586502
2:55, 2:12
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Mozart: Symphony No. 1 in E-flat Major, KV 16
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Marriner
Phil 568602
11:03
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Bernstein: Elegy for Mippy II
Alessi, trb.
Cala 508
1:58
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Bernstein: “Who am I?” fr. Peter Pan
Alexander, s.; Crone, p.
Etcetera 1037
2:11
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Bernstein: Waltz for Mippy III
Deck, tba.; Lamb, p.
Cala 508
1:51
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Ravel: Mother Goose
Pittsburg Symphony Orch/Previn
Phil 400016
27:59
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Tuesday

Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15
Firkusny, p.
EMI 66068
16:41
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Ives: Violin Sonata No. 4, Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting
Meyers, v.; Schub, p.
RCA 68114
9:43
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Elgar: The Wand of Youth Suite No. 1, Op. 1a
Ulster Orch/Thomson
Chan 8318
20:30
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Wednesday

Elgar: Dream Children, Op. 43
Halle Orchestra/Elder
Halle 7509
6:52
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Mendelssohn: Octet, Op. 20, II & IV
Guarneri & Orion Quartets
Arab 6714
4:31, 6:06
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Greenburg: Quintet for Strings, II
Julliard SQ; Adkins, vla.
Sony 681804
5:11
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Greenburg: Symphony No. 5, II & IV
LSO/Serebrier
Sony 681804
12:35
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Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture & Scherzo (excerpt)
CSO/Levine
Universal 344202
11:44, 3:12
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Thursday

de Falla, arr. Kreisler: Danse Espagnole fr. La Vida Breve
Menuhin, v.; Balsam, p.
Biddulph 46
3:18
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Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in d minor, BWV 1043
Paris Symphony Orchestra/Monteux; Enesco & Menuhin, v.
EMI 67101
15:25
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Chopin: Waltz in a minor, Op 32, No. 2
de Laroccha, p.
Vai 1001
6:38
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Berman: Mazurka
Berman, p.
Columbia/Mel 37
1:26

Clementi: Sonatina No. 1 in C Major, Op. 36
Chun, p.
Centaur 2439
3:53
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Paganini: Theme from “Witches Dance”
Nadien, v.
Suzuki Instructional CD
:36, :39
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Paganini: Caprice in g minor, Op. 1 No. 6
Rabin, v.
Sony 60894
3:06
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Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, III
Midori Goto, v.
Phil 420943
6:54
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Mahler: Symphony No. 3, V
CSO/Haitink; DeYoung, ms.
CSO 901701
4:17
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Friday

Clementi: Sonatina No. 4 in F Major, Op. 36
Chun, p.
Centaur 2439
7:21
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Chopin: Etudes: Op. 10 No. 3, Op. 25 No. 5, Op. 10 No. 12 & Op. 25 No. 1
Pollini, p.
DG 413794
11:19
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Bartók: Transylvanian Dance for Two Violins
Muzsikás and Márta Sebestyén, vlns.
Fono 571439
1:46
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Bartók: Mikrokosmos, Bk. I (excerpts)
Jandó, p.
Naxos 8557821
2:20
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Dohnányi: Variations on a Nursery Song, Op. 25
Royal Phil/Boult; Dohnányi, p.
Decca 458361
23:00
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Grofé: Huckleberry Finn fr. Mississippi Suite
Eastman-Rochester Orch/Hanson
Mercury 434355
2:31
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Playlists for August 20-24: Debussy

Exploring the life and work of one of music’s more alluring and mysterious figures.

Monday

Debussy: La fille aux cheveux de lin fr. Preludes, Bk. 1
Zimerman, p.
DG 435773-2
2:12
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Debussy: Fêtes fr. Nocturnes for Orchestra (excerpt)
LA Phil/Salonen
Sony 58952
2:34
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Chabrier: Mauresque fr. Pieces Pittoresque
Planes, p.
HM 901465
1:48
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Debussy: Danse Bohemienne
Jones, p.
Nimb 5160
2:01
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Debussy: “Beau Soir”
Fleming, s.; Thibaudet, p.
Lon 467697
2:46
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Debussy: “En Sourdine”
De Los Angeles, s.; Soriano, p.
EMI 65061
2:59
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Debussy: “Salut Printemps”
Orch de Paris/Barenboim
DG 2531 263
2:58
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Debussy: En Bateau fr. Petite Suite
Robert & Gaby Casadesus, p.
Sony 52527
3:08, 1:02
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Debussy, orch. Büsser: Ballet fr. Petite Suite
ORTF/Martinon
EMI 72673
3:04
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Debussy: La damoiselle élue
BSO/Ozawa; Graham, ms.; McNair, s.
Phil 446 683-2
18:16
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Debussy: Arabesque No. 1: Andantino con moto
Stolzman, cl.; Allen, harp
RCA 60198
4:23
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Tuesday

Debussy: Claire de Lune fr. Suite Bergamasque
Thibaudet, p.
Decca 460 247-2
4:43
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Debussy: Trois Mélodies de Verlaine
Maltman, bar.; Martineau, p.
Hyp 67357
7:15
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Debussy: Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 10
Emerson String Quartet
DG 445509
24:49
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Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Cleveland Orch/Boulez
DG 435766
8:50
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Debussy: “Mandoline” (excerpt)
Fleming, s.; Thibaudet, p.
Lon 467697
1:04
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Wednesday

Debussy: Prelude & Sarabande fr. Pour le Piano
Gulda, p.
Phil 456817
3:56, 1:40
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Debussy: Pelléas Et Mélisande (excerpts)
La Scala/Abbado; Von Stade, ms.; Ollmann, bar.; Bröcheler, bs.
Opera D’Oro 1195
9:59, 5:03
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Debussy: Nuages & Fêtes fr. Nocturnes
LA Phil/Salonen
Sony 59852
13:40
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Debussy: Danse sacrée et danse profane
Cleveland/Boulez; Wellbaum, hp.
DG B0002121-02
10:15
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Thursday

Debussy: Estampe, II & III
Ciccolini, p.
EMI 754447-2
9:24
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Debussy: L’Isle Joyeuse (excerpt)
Horowitz, p.
CBS 44681
1:00
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Debussy: L’Isle Joyeuse (excerpt)
Philharmonia Orch/Simon
Cala 1002
5:04
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Debussy: La Mer
BSO/Munch
RCA 6719
22:52
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Debussy: Children’s Corner (excerpts)
Watts, p.
Phil 456 985-2
6:20, 3:08
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Friday

Debussy: Preludes- Book II, No. 3- La Puerta del Vino
Gulda, p.
Phi 456 817
2:02
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Debussy: Iberia, II & III
BSO/Munch
RCA 61956
12:25
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Debussy: Jeux
Concertgebouw/Haitink
Phil 400 023-2
18:46
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Debussy: Noël des enfants que n’ont plus de maison
Ameling, s.; Baldwin, p.
EMI 64095
2:30
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Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Perlman, v.; Ashkenazy, p.
Lon 444318
11:54
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Debussy: Passepied fr. Suite Bergamasque
Gulda, p.
Phil 456817
3:21
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Playlists for August 13-17: Soundtracks

Classical music on the silver screen, from ET to Shostakovich.

Monday

Copland: Grover’s Corner from Our Town
St. Louis Symphony/Slatkin
RCA Victor 61699
2:18
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Copland: The Red Pony (excerpts)
St. Louis Symphony/Slatkin
RCA Victor 61699
20:06
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Bernstein: Love Theme fr. On the Waterfront
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra/Mauceri
Phil 432109
3:44
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Williams: The Reivers
Boston Pops/Williams; Meredith, n.
Sony 64147
18:38
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Williams: E.T. (excerpts)
Orchestra/Williams
MCA 112819
7:06
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Williams: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (excerpt)
Orchestra/Williams
Arista #19004
2:54
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Tuesday

Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf (excerpt)
New York Phil/Bernstein
Sony 60175
:20
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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 (excerpt)
New York Phil/Bernstein
Sony 61841
:21
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Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky
LSO/Abbado
DG 447419
11:58, 22:46
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Shostakovich: Tale of the Silly Little Mouse
Royal Concertgebouw/Chailly
London 460792
12:12
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Shostakovich: Waltz fr. Jazz Suite No. 2
Royal Concertgebouw/Chailly
Lon 433702
3:38
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Wednesday

Korngold: Robin Hood (excerpts)
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra/Mauceri
Phil 432109
11:05
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Korngold: La Paloma from Juarez
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra/Sedares
Koch 7302
2:19
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Korngold: Sea Hawk (excerpt)
LSO/Previn
DG 289471347
2:13
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Rosza: Double Indemnity (excerpt)
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra/Sedares
Koch 7375
10:14
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Steiner: Suite from Casablanca
Cincinnati Pops/Kunzel
Tel 80175
5:36
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Tiomkin: Green Leaves of Summer from The Alamo
Boston Pops/Williams
Sony 48224
3:21
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Morricone: Once Upon a Time in the West (excerpt)
City of Prague Phil/Bateman
Silva 1057
3:50
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Morricone, arr. McGlaughlin: Theme fr. Cinema Paradiso
Karrin Allyson
Concord Jazz 4865
4:04
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Thursday

Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije (excerpts)
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
CBS 39446
4:35, 6:03
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Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto
Cincinnati Pops/Kunzel
Tel 80175
8:35
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Walton: Suite from Henry V
LPO/Davis
EMI 47944
13:18
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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 7, Sinfonia Antarctica, II
Indianapolis Symphony/Leppard; Allam, n.
Koss 2214
8:33
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Karas: Theme from The Third Man
Huber, zither
Silva 1151
2:22
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Theodorakis: Suite from Zorba the Greek
Oslo Phil/Jansons
EMI 56576
4:33
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Friday

Herrmann: North By Northwest (excerpt)
LPO/Hermann
Lon 443895
1:20
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Herrmann: Psycho (excerpts)
LPO/Hermann
Lon 443895
:43, :31, :20
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Herrmann: Suite from Vertigo
LPO/Hermann
Lon 443895
10:31
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Herrmann: Fahrenheit 451 (excerpt)
National Phil/Herrmann
Lon 443899
5:38
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North: Original score from 2001 (excerpts)
National Phil/Goldsmith
Varese Sarabande 5400
1:36, 2:21
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R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra (excerpt)
CSO/Solti
Lon 436623
1:54
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J. Strauss II: Blue Danube Waltz
Vienna Phil/Kleiber
Sony 48376
9:45
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Williams: Prologue fr. Harry Potter
Orchestra/Williams
Atlantic 83491
2:08
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Williams: Theme from Schindler’s List
BSO/Williams; Perlman, v.
MCA 10969
4:13
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Williams: Star Wars (excerpts)
LSO/Williams
RCA 61816, RCA 68772
3:05, :25, 1:17
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Playlists for August 6-10: Paul Hindemith

From his birth in a town near Frankfurt through his time in Egypt, Turkey, and eventual emigration to America, Paul Hindemith had a strong and lasting impact on music in the middle of the 20th century. We’ll sample his compositions and follow his controversial life.

Monday

Joseph Joachim Raff : Cavatina, Op. 85, No. 3 (excerpt)
Josef Suk, v.; Josef Hala, p.
Supraphon 840
1:45

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel Einmal Anders! (excerpt)
Chicago Pro Musica
Reference Recordings 16
:53
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Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 – Der Held (excerpt)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Karajan
DG 415508
:34
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Hindemith: 3 Stücke für Violoncello und Klavier, Op. 8
  1. Capriccio
  2. Phantasiestück

Channel Cl 11097
Pieter Wispelwey, vc.; Paolo Giacometti, p.
13:29
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Hindemith: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 2
  I. Sehr lebhaft
  III. Scherzo. Sehr lebhaft

Juilliard String Quartet
Wergo 66222
1:01, 16:19
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Hindemith: Violin Sonata, Op. 11/1 in E-flat, II
Gidon Kremer, v.; Andrei Gavrilov, p.
EMI 69334
5:47
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Hindemith: Tanzstücke, I & II
Hans Petermandl, p.
Marco Polo 8.223335
4:43
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Hindemith: Sonata for Viola & Piano, Op. 11, No. 4
  I. Phantasie

Kim Kashkashian, vla.; Robert Levin, p.
ECM 833309
3:37
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Tuesday

Hindemith: Suite Fur Klavier
  I. Marsch
  II. Shimmy
  III. Nachtstuck

Hans Petermandl, p.
Marco Polo 8.223335
10:07
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Hindemith: Kleine Kammermusik
Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Sony 64400
13:01, 1:08
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Hindemith: Der Dämon, Op. 28
  Tanz Des Dämons
  Tanz Der Bunten Bänder, Tanz Der Geängstigten Schwalbe

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/Lothar Zagrosek
London 444182
7:07
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Hindemith: Scherzo for Viola and Cello
Paul Hindemith, viola; Emanuel Feuermann, vc.
EMI 55032
3:26
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Hindemith: Kammermusik, Op. 24, No. 1
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Claudio Abbado
EMI 678411
14:10
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Wednesday

Hindemith: Morgenmusik from Plöner Musiktag
  I. Mäßig bewegt
  II. Lied
  III. Bewegt

Summit Brass
Summit 115
4:51
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Hindemith: Das Marienleben, Op. 27
  1. Geburt Mariae
  11. Pietà

Roxolana Roslak, s.; Glenn Gould, p.
Sony 52674
7:50
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Hindemith: Concerto for Orchestra, Op. 38
  I. Mit Kraft, mässig schnelle Viertel
  III. Marsch für Holzbläser. Nicht zu langsame Viertel

Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Järvi
Chandos 9000
7:23
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Hindemith: Konzertmusik For Brass & Strings, Op. 50, II
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra/Herbert Blomstedt
Lon 433809
8:34
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Hindemith: Piano Sonata #1, The River Main, I
Glenn Gould, p.
Sony 52670
3:24
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Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher, III
Arthur Fiedler Orchestra/Arthur Fiedler; Paul Hindemith, vla.
RCA 62571
2:41
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Hindemith: “Sonniges Land. Mildes Drängen Schon Nahen Sommers” fr. Mathis Der Maler
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Kubelik; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar.
EMI 40740
3:30
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Hindemith: Symphony “Mathis der Maler”
  I. Engelkonzert

Dresden Philharmonic/Kegel
Berlin Classics 0090542
8:23
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Thursday

Hindemith: “Mathis der Maler” Symphony
  II. Grablegung
  III. Versuchung

Dresden Philharmonic/Kegel
Berlin 0090542
18:55
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Hindemith: Trauermusik
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra/Herbert Blomstedt; Walther, viola
Decca 421523
8:39
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Hindemith: Nobilissima Visione, I
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra/Herbert Blomstedt
Decca 433809
7:22
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Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber, II, IV
LSO/Abbado
Decca 470264
12:12
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Friday

Hindemith: When Lilacs Last In The Dooryard Bloom’d, A Requiem for Those We Love
  1. Prelude
  2. Arioso, In The Swamp
  3. March, Over The Breast Of Spring
  4. O Western Orb
  5. Arioso, Sing On, There In The Swamp
  11. Finale: Passing The Visions

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/Robert Shaw; William Stone, bar., Jan de Gaetani, ms.
Telarc 80132
29:28
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Hindemith: Ludus Tonalis: Praeludium
Sviatoslav Richter, p.
Pyramid 13497
4:35
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Hindemith: “Die Harmonie Der Welt” Symphony
  II. Musica Humana

Dresden Philharmonic/Herbert Kegel
Berlin 0090542
9:58
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Hindemith: Sonata For Alto Horn In E Flat & Piano
  1. Ruhig Bewegt

Lawrence Strieby, h.; Theodor Lichtmann, p.
Summit Records 115
1:42
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Hindemith: Sonata For Tuba & Piano, I
Gene Pokorny, tuba. Theodor Lichtmann, p.
Summit Records 115
3:25
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