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Playlists for September 24-28: The Game of Pairs, Part I

Monday

Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concerto No. 10, L’amoroso, in E Major, RV 271, I & II            
The English Concert/Andrew Manze, Manze; Manze, v.    
HM 907332       
7:34      
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Vivaldi: Concerto In B Minor For 4 Violins & Cello, Op. 3/10, RV 580, L’Estro Armonico          
Academy Of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood; Monica Huggett, Catherine Mackintosh, Elizabeth Wilcock & John Holloway, violins          
OIS 433053       
9:00    
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Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor for 2 violins, RV 522, Op. 3 No. 8, III 
English Concert/Pinnock; Standage & Wilcock, vlns.
Archiv 447284   
:38, 3:17        
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Johann Sebastian Bach: Organ Concerto In A Minor, BWV 593 
  (After Vivaldi’s Concerto Op. 3 No. 8), III (excerpt)

Karl Richter, org.              
DG 469616
1:05  
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Bach: Italian Concerto, BWV 971          
Cyprien Katsaris, p.                  
Sony 66272         
12:25    
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Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047 
  (rehearsal + complete performance)
   
Marlboro Festival Orchestra/Pablo Casals    
DHM 515305
2:26, 11:36
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Tuesday

Haydn: Symphony #86 In D, H 1/86, I, IV (excerpt)
Tafelmusic/Weil
Sony 66296
7:58, :30
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Beethoven: Symphony #1 In C, Op. 21, I, IV (excerpt)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Herbert Von Karajan
DG 429089
9:28, :30
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Haydn: String Quartet #25 In C, Op. 20/2, H 3/32, I
Lindsay String Quartet
ASV 622
3:21
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Beethoven: String Quartet In F, Op. 59/1, Razumovsky, I
Emerson String Quartet
DG 447075
10:14
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Haydn: Symphony #45 In F Sharp Minor, H 1/45, Farewell, I
Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra/Fischer
London 478221
6:58
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Beethoven: Symphony #5 In C Minor, Op. 67, I
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Carlos Kleiber
DG 447400
7:20
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Wednesday

Haydn: String Quartet No. 27 in D, Op. 20 No. 4, II (excerpt)
Angeles String Quartet
Philips 464650
1:08
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Haydn: Symphony No. 88, I, II (excerpt), III (excerpts), IV
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Fritz Reiner        
RCA 60729    
:23, :35, 1:10, :26, 1:16, 3:27,              
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Beethoven: Symphony #7 In A, Op. 92, I, II, III, IV
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Carlos Kleiber        
DG 447400     
13:33, 8:08, 8:13, :11, 8:36
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Haydn: Symphony No. 22 in E flat, The Philosopher, I (excerpt)    
Lausanne Chamber Orchestra/Jesús López-Cobos
Denon 75660
:25 
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Thursday

Robert Schumann: F. A. E. Sonata, Intermezzo  
Ilya Kaler, v.; Boris Slutsky. p.   
Naxos 8.550870  
2:52    
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Johannes Brahms: F. A. E. Sonata, Op. 5, Scherzo    
Pinchas Zukerman, v.; Daniel Barenboim, p.
DG 453121  
5:34                  
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Schumann: Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola & Cello in E-flat Major, Op. 47, III            
Juilliard Quartet; Glenn Gould, p.
Sony 52684
7:58
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Brahms: Trio In B Major, Op. 8, I  
Artur Rubinstein, p.; Jascha Heifetz, v.; Emanuel Feuermann, vc.  
RCA 61763 
8:57                        
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Schumann: Concerto in A minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 54- I. Allegro Affettuoso            
Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell; Leon Fleisher, p. 
Sony 92751
14:53    
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Brahms: Piano Concerto #1 In D Minor, Op. 15, I (excerpt)
Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell; Rudolf Serkin, p.
CBS 37803 
6:31    
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Schumann: Davidsbundler Dances, Opus 6- II. Innig (excerpt)        
Joseph Kalichstein, p.        
Koch 7732  
1:29
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Friday

Schumann: Arabeske, Op. 18
Evgeny Kissin, p.
Sony 52567
6:10
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Schumann: “Im Wundershonen Monat Mai” & “Aus Meinen Tranen Spriessen” from Dichterliebe
Bo Skovhus, bar.; Helmut Deutsch, p.
Sony 62372
2:25
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Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97, Rhenish
  I. Lebhaft
  IV. Feierlich

Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell
Sony 62349
14:59
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Brahms: Symphony #3 In F, Op. 90, I & IV
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Claudio Abbado
DG 429765
22:36
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Brahms: “Unbewegte Laue Luft”, Op. 57/8
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, ms.; Peter Serkin, p.
HM 907500
4:05
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Playlists for September 17-21: Mozart Piano Concertos

Mozart seizes an almost non-existent genre and elevates it to one of the most revered and popular musical forms.

Monday

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Major, I & III
English Chamber Orchestra/Perahia; Perahia, p.
CBS 39225
5:22, 3:58
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Schröter: Piano Concerto Op. 3, No. 3, III
English Chamber Orchestra/Perahia, p.
CBS 39225
3:56
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Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 5 in D Major, K. 175, I & III
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Marriner; Brendel, p.
Phil 422507
7:59, 5:08
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Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in Eb Major, Jeunehomme
Academy of Ancient Music/Hogwood; R. Levin, fpno.
Oiseau 443328
10:22, 10:02
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Tuesday

Mozart: Wind Serenade K. 361, Adagio
Orpheus Ensemble
DG 471435
5:28
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Mozart: Piano Concerto in Bb Major, K. 450, I
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Marriner; Brendel, p.
Phi 412856-2 (10) or Phi 446921-2 (5)
11:00
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Mozart: Piano Concerto in G Major, K. 453
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Abbado; M. João Pires, p.
DG 439941-2
29:13
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Mozart: The Magic Flute (excerpt)
2:33

Wednesday

Mozart: Don Giovanni, overture
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Abbado
DG 457601
5:54
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Mozart: Piano Concerto in D minor, K. 466
Columbia Symphony/Szell; R. Serkin, p.
CBS MYK-37236
31:26
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Mozart: Piano Concerto in C Major, K. 467 (excerpt)
Cleveland Orch./Szell; R. Casadesus p.
CBS MYK-38523 or Sony 67178
7:46
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Thursday

Mozart: Piano Concerto in Eb Major, K. 482 (excerpts)
English Chamber Orch./Perahia; M. Perahia, p.
CBS MK-42242
3:14, 10:16, 12:19
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Mozart: Piano Concerto in A Major, No. 23, K. 488
La Scala/ Giulini; Horowitz, p.
DG 423287-2
23:44
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Friday

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491, I
Cleveland Orch./Szell; R. Casadesus p.
CBS 38523
12:57
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Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503, I
Orpheus Chamber Ensemble; Goode, p.
None 79454
14:39
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Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 26, K. 537, Coronation, II
English Chamber Orchestra/Davis; de Larrocha, p.
RCA 61698
6:26
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Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in Bb Major, K. 595, I
English Chamber Orchestra/Uchida; Uchida, p.
Phil 420951
14:11
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Playlists for September 10-14: Nadia’s Boulangerie

“Every town in the United States had a five-and-dime and a Boulanger student,” Virgil Thomson once said, and he wasn’t far off. Nadia Boulanger taught and influenced an entire generation of musicians, from Aaron Copland and Ástor Piazzolla to Philip Glass and Quincy Jones, and this week we’ll hear some of her compositions and performances alongside those of her prolific students.

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Monday

Nadia Boulanger: Trois Pièces
 I. Modéré
 II. Sans vitesse et á l’aise
 III. Vite et nerveusement rhythmé
Belmont Trio: Maxine Neuman, vc.; Karin Scholz, gtr.; Peter Erns, gtr.
Bella Musica
7:09
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Lili Boulanger: D’un Matin de Printemps (excerpt)
The Women’s Philharmonic/Jo Ann Falletta
Koch 7169
1:27
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Nadia Boulanger: Vers La Vie Nouvelle
Emile Naoumoff, p.
Marco Polo 8.223636
4:37
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Aaron Copland: Symphony For Organ & Orchestra
 1. Prelude
 2. Scherzo
 3. Finale
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Leonard Bernstein; E. Power Biggs, org.
Sony 47232
5:57, :34, :42, 18:34
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Copland: Appalachian Spring (excerpt)
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra/Dennis Russell Davies
Pro Arte 140
6:53
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Tuesday

Virgil Thomson: Symphony On A Hymn Tune
 1. Introduction & Allegro
 2. Andante Cantabile
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra/James Sedares
Naxos 8.559022
12:56
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Thomson: “Pour Chercher Sur La Carte Des Mers”
Glenn Siebert, ten.; Phillip Bush, p.
Albany Troy 272
1:20
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Thomson: Sentimental Tango No. 1
Bennett Lerner, p.
Etcetera 1019
1:29
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Robert Russell Bennett: Hexapoda (excerpts)
Jascha Heifetz, v.; Brooks Smith, p.
RCA 61750
3:34
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Igor Markevitch: Noces, I
Kolja Lessing, p.
Largo 56639
2:06
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Markevitch: Sinfonietta, I & II
Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra/Christopher Lyndon-Gee
Marco Polo 8.223653
8:05
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Douglas Moore: “Willow, where we met together” & “Warm as the Autumn Light” from The Ballad of Baby Doe
NYC Opera Orchestra & Chorus/Buckley; Beverly Sills, sop.; Walter Cassel, bar.
DG 465148
7:09
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Moore: The Letter Song from The Ballad of Baby Doe
Met Opera Orch/Levine, Renée Fleming, s.
Lon 460567
3:40
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Sir Lennox Berkeley: Serenade For Strings
 I. Vivace
 III. Lento

English Sinfonia/John Farrer
IMP Masters 60
5:47
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Thomson: “Susie Asado”
Glenn Siebert, ten.; Phillip Bush, p.
Albany Troy 272
1:34
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Wednesday

Bernard Rogers: Once Upon A Time
 1. The Tinder-Box Soldier
 2. The Song Of Rapunzel
 3. The Story Of A Darning Needle
 4. Dance Of The Twelve Princesses
 5. The Ride Of Koschei The Deathless
Eastman-Rochester Orchestra/Hanson
Mercury 434319
13:08, :22
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Stravinsky: Infernal Dance of King Kashchei (excerpt)
Chicago Symphony/Boulez
DG 437850
:33
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David Diamond: Elegy in Memory of Maurice Ravel
Seattle Symphony Orchestra/Gerard Schwarz
Delos 3110
7:11
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Louise Talma: Whirling Pin Wheels, The Robin, Duck Duet & The Bird Says “Bob-White” fr. Soundshots
Sahan Arzruni, p.
New World 80590
3:13
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Roy Harris: Symphony No. 1, III
Louisville Orchestra/Jorge Mester
Albany 012
6:39
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Walter Piston: Symphony No. 2, III
Seattle Symphony Orchestra/Gerard Schwarz
Naxos 8.559161
4:34
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Piston: Quintet for Pianoforte and String Quartet, I
Portland String Quartet, Leonard Hokanson, p.
Northeastern 232
5:48
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Piston: Symphony No. 4, I
Seattle Symphony Orchestra/Gerard Schwarz
Delos 3106
6:17
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Thursday

Igor Stravinsky: Concerto In E-flat for Chamber Orchestra, Dumbarton Oaks, I
Columbia Symphony Orchestra/Igor Stravinsky
Sony 710311
4:25, :17
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Sir Lennox Berkeley: Serenade For Strings, I (excerpt)
English Sinfonia/John Farrer
Imp Masters 60
:14
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Gabriel Fauré: In Paradisum fr. Requiem, Op. 48
BBC Symphony and Chorus/Nadia Boulanger
BBC Legends 4026
3:44
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Stanisław Skrowaczewski: Concerto For English Horn And Orchestra, II
Minnesota Orchestra/Skrowaczewski; Thomas Stacy, eng. horn
Phoenix USA 120
4:23
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Karel Husa: Apotheosis Of This Earth – III. Post Script
The Louisville Orchestra, University Of Louisville Concert Choir/Husa
First Edition 0009
6:34
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Easley Blackwood: Symphony No. 1, Op. 3, I (excerpt), III
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Charles Munch
Cedille 90000016
:31, 5:24
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Easley Blackwood: Symphony No. 5, Op. 34, II
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/James DePreist
Cedille 90000016
11:02
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Ned Rorem: “For Poulenc” & “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”
Susan Graham, ms.; Malcolm Martineau, p.
Erato 80222
4:28
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Friday

Ross Lee Finney: Fiddle-Doodle-Ad (excerpts)
 I. Rosin The Bow
 II. Rye Whiskey
 III. Wayfaring Stranger
Miranda Cuckson, v.; Thomas Sauer, p.
Centaur 2757
3:23
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Finney: Sonata No. 2 (excerpt)
 V. Tranquility
Miranda Cuckson, v.; Thomas Sauer, p.
Centaur 2757
1:27
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Adolphus Hailstork: Epitaph For A Man Who Dreamed
Chicago Sinfonietta/Paul Freeman
Cedille 061
7:42
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Elliott Carter: A Symphony of Three Orchestras
New York Philharmonic/Pierre Boulez, G. Schwartz, tpt.
Sony 68334
15:48, 1:09
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Michel Legrand: “Les parapluies de Cherbourg”
Legrand, p.; Jessye Norman, sop.
Phil 456654
3:46
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Phillip Glass: Act 2 Interlude fr. Orphée
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra/Dennis Russell Davies
None 79496
2:31
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Astor Piazzolla: Adiós Nonino
7:47
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Astor Piazzolla: Oblivion
Fabulous Records
3:36
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Aaron Copland: Concerto for Clarinet, I (excerpt)
I Musici De Montreal/Yuli Turovsky
Chan 9848
3:07
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Playlists for September 3-7: Czech Out Those Bohemians

Composers from the lands around the present-day Czech Republic have made an indelible mark on music – we’ll examine their history and influence, from medieval times to the present.

Monday

Bells Of The Church Of Sts. Peter And Paul In Vyšehrad (excerpt)
Supraphon 0192-2 231
1:14
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Smetana: Vlatava fr. Má Vlast (excerpt)
Cleveland Orchestra/Szell
CBS 36716
1:09
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attr. Saint Vojtech (St. Adalbert): “Hospodine, Pomiluj Ny”
The Rose Ensemble
Rose 00003
:52
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Anon., from Codex Speciálník: “Nobis Est Natus Hodie”
Early Music New York
Ex Cathedra 14-10346-0
2:50
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Anon., from Codex Speciálník: “In Natali Domini”
The Rose Ensemble
Rose 00003
2:41
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Anon., from Codex Speciálník: “Ave Pura Tu Puella”
The Hilliard Ensemble
ECM 1504
3:19
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Anon., from Codex Speciálník: “Náš Mily Svaty Václave”
Early Music New York
Ex Cathedra 14-10346-0
5:09
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Anon., late 14th century: Czaldy Waldy
Early Music New York
Ex Cathedra 14-10346-0
3:00
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Huss: “Ktož jsú boží bojovníci (Those Who Are God’s Warriors)” (excerpt)
1:15

Huss: Communion Hymn
Los Angeles Trombone Ensemble
Crystal 220
2:37
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Anon.: Through Mountains And Valleys
Slavic Projection Folk Ensemble
SP 705
2:29
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Isaac: La Morra
Concentus Musicus Wien/Harnoncourt
Archiv Production (DG) 474233
1:21
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Michna: The Czech Music for the Virgin Mary (excerpts)
Musica Bohemica & Prague Chamber Chorus/Krček; Mihalikova, sop., Brezina, ten.
Supraphon 3657
13:29
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Biber: Battalia for Violin, Strings and Basso Continuo in D major (excerpts)
Le Concert Des Nations/Savall
Alia Vox 9825
7:33
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Tuesday

Biber: Marcia Funebre & Kyrie Eleison fr. Requiem À 15
Le Concert Des Nations & La Capella Reial De Catalunya/Savall
Alia Vox 9825
4:25
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Biber: Sonata Representativa in A major
Musica Antiqua Köln/Goebel
Ark 423 701 2
8:27
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Zelenka: Sanctus, Benedictus & Agnus Dei fr. Requiem, ZWV 48
Ensemble Baroque 1994 & Czech Chamber Choir/Roman Valek
Supraphon SU 0052-2-231
7:46
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Zelenka: Andante & Paysan fr. Capriccio ZWV 185
Virtuosi Saxoniae/Güttler
Berlin Classics 1149
3:53
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Jan Jiři Benda: Concerto in G for Violin and Strings, II & III
The Benda Musicians; A. F. Benda, v.
6:36

František Benda: Sonata in A for Cello and Harpsichord, II & III
The Benda Musicians; C. Benda, vc.
Pantheon 7167
5:22

Jiri Antonín Benda: Concerto in B minor for Piano and Strings, I
The Benda Musicians; S. Benda, p.
Pantheon 7167
7:14

František Benda: Sonata For Flute And Harpsichord, Vivace + Adagio (excerpt)
Rampal, fl.; Veyron-Lacroix, hps.
Priceless 24789
2:44 + 1:14
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Wednesday

Tuma: Partita in D minor for Orchestra, IV
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Kubelik
Supraphon 3381-2 001
2:39
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Tuma: Sonata A 3 In A Minor, I
Concerto Italiano/Alessandrini, v.
Naïve 30456
1:57
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Gluck: “Che Farò Senza Euridice?” fr. Orfeo ed Euridice
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Norrington; Scholl, ct.
L’oiseau Lyre 466196
3:45
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Mysliveček: Sinfonia In F, II
Prague Chamber Orchestra/Vlček
Supraphon 11 0304-2 011
4:08
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Mysliveček: “Che non mi disse un dil” fr. L’Olympiade
Prague Philharmonia/Swierczewski; Kozená, ms.
DG 471334-2
3:12
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Vanhal: Symphony in g minor, finale (excerpt)
Prague Chamber Orchestra/Vlček
Supraphon 11 0756
1:16
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Mozart: Symphony #38 In D, K 504, Prague, I (excerpt)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Levine
DG 423 086
3:08
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Franz Krommer: Octet in B-flat, Op. 78, IV
Sabine Meyer Wind Ensemble
EMI 543832
3:51
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Reicha: Dies Irae & Tuba Mirum fr. Requiem Mass
Dvorak Chamber Orchestra/Mátl
Supraphon 11 0332-2231
3:15
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Reicha: 18 Variations on a Theme of Mozart (excerpts)
Rampal, fl.; Stern, v.; Rostropovich, vc.
Sony 44568
1:45, :51
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Voříšek: Symphony In D Major, I
Czech National Symphony Orchestra/Freeman
Cedille 58
7:45
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Ryba: Sanctus & Finale fr. Czech Christmas Mass
Czech Madrigalists Orchestra & Choir/Thuri
Naxos 8.554428
4:47
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Smetana: Polka No. 4
Firkusny, p.
EMI 66069
2:45
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Smetana: Skočná fr. The Bartered Bride (excerpt)
Czech Philharmonic/Neumann
Orfeo 180891
2:19
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Smetana: Vyšehrad fr. Má Vlast (excerpt)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Kubelik
Supraphon 1910-2 031
1:51
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Thursday

Smetana: Vltava fr. Má Vlast
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Kubelik
Supraphon 1910-2 031
11:39
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Smetana: String Quartet No. 1 in e minor, From My Life, I
Panocha Quartet
Supraphon 3391-2 131
7:11
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Dvořák: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46- #8 In g minor
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Kubelik
DG 469 760-2
4:04
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Dvořák: Piano Trio #4 in e minor, Op. 90, Dumky (excerpt)
Perlman, v.; Ma, vc.; Firkusny, p.
Sony 46687
3:52
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Suk: Meditation on an Old Czech Hymn
Virtuosi di Praga/Vlcek
Discover 920234
6:00
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Janáček: Suite for Wind Sextet, Mladi– I
Aulos Bläserquintett
Koch 310 051
3:42
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Janaček: Glagolitic Mass, I-III
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus/Mackerras; soloists
Supraphon 103575-2
12:44
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Fibich: Poem
Kölner Rundfunkorchester
2:07

Friday

Kurka: The Good Soldier Schweik (excerpt)
Chicago Opera Theater/Platt
Cedille 62
1:12
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Weinberger: Schwanda the Bagpiper- Polka and Fugue
New York Philharmonic/Stokowski
Cala 0537
7:31
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Martinů: Divertimento, I & II
Prague Symphony Orchestra/Vostrak; Jilek, p.
Supraphon 3643
4:58
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Martinů: Memorial to Lidice 8:43
Supraphon 3694
8:41, :54
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Ullman: Don Quixote (excerpt)
Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne/Conlon
Capriccio 67017
4:04
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Klein: Duo for Violin and Cello- Lento
Hawthorne String Quartet and Guest Artists
Channel Classics 6994
2:36
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Schulhoff: Ragtime, Step (Without Music) & Jazz fr. Suite For Chamber Orchestra
Ebony Band Amsterdam/Herbers
Channel Classics 6994
4:37
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Husa: Music For Prague 1968, IV
Temple University Wind Symphony/Chodoroff
Albany Troy 271
7:40
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Huss: “Ktož jsú boží bojovníci (Those Who Are God’s Warriors)” (excerpt)
:30

Czech National Anthem (excerpt)
2:14

Foerster: Polka fr. Deborah
Prague Symphony Orchestra/Smetacek
Supraphon 10-1429-2
1:24
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