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Playlists for February 25 – March 1: Portraits in Black, Brown and Beige, Part II

Monday

Taj Mahal: Blues With A Feeling
Taj Mahal
5:05

W.C. Handy: St. Louis Blues
Katharine Handy Lewis, voc.
3:08

Interview with W. C. Handy
2:46

W.C. Handy: St. Louis Blues
Louis Armstrong And His All-Stars
8:52

County Farm Blues (excerpt)
Eddie “Son” House, gtr. & voc.
:57

Drifting Blues (excerpt)
Lightnin’ Hopkins
2:20

Drifting Blues
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers
3:14

Drifting Blues (excerpt)
Albert King, gtr. & voc.
1:42

Slide Hampton: Frame for the Blues
Maynard Ferguson, tpt. & voc.
8:14

Hailstork: Epitaph For A Man Who Dreamed
Chicago Sinfonietta/Paul Freeman
Cedille 61
7:38

Trad.: Deep River
Howard University Ch. Choir
Smithsonian Folkways 4007208
2:55

B.B. King: The Thrill Is Gone
B.B. King Live in Cook County Jail
5:26

Tuesday

George Gershwin: “Bess, You Is My Woman Now”
Todd Duncan, bar.; Anne Brown, sop.
Music Masters B000000FMO
5:34

Aaron Copland: “Simple Gifts”, “The Boatmen’s Dance”, “The Little Horses” & “Ching-A-Ring Chaw” fr. Old American Songs
William Warfield, b. Aaron Copland, p.
Sony 90403
9:29

Giacomo Puccini: “Vissi d’arte” fr. Tosca
Rome Opera House Orchestra/Fabritiis; Leontyne Price, s.
RCA 794051
3:17

G. Verdi: “Pace, Pace, Mio Dio” fr. La Forza Del Destino
RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra/Schippers; Leontyne Price, s.
RCA 794051
5:48

Gershwin: Introduction, “Summertime” & “O Lawd, I’m On My Way” fr. Porgy & Bess
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra/Skitch Henderson; Leontyne Price, s.; William Warfield, bar.
RCA 794051
6:20. 00:18

Duke Ellington: “Come Sunday” fr. Black, Brown & Beige
Mahalia Jackson, s. w/ Duke Ellington & his Orchestra
8:10

Wednesday

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Petite suite de concert, Op. 77
  III. Un sonnet d’amour
  IV. La tarantelle fretillante

Chicago Sinfonietta/Paul Freeman
Cedille 055
5:41

Jeffrey Mumford: Her Eastern Light Amid a Cavernous Dusk Aspen Wind Quintet
New World 650
8:23

Hale Smith: Evocation
Natalie Hinderas, p.
CRI 629
3:21

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat
New York Phil/Bernstein; André Watts, p.
Phil 456 985
18:29

Alvin Singleton: In Our Own House
Karen Walwyn, p.; Jason Marsalis, perc.
Albany 384
6:59

Roland Hayes: Lit’l Boy
Robert Sims, bar.
3:45

Thursday

Georg Friedrich Händel: “Let the Bright Seraphim” fr. Samson
Orchestra of St. Luke’s/John Nelson; Wynton Marsalis, trp.; Kathleen Battle, s.
Sony 46672
5:32

Richard Strauss: IV. Im Abendrot fr Vier Letze Lieder
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/Kurt Masur; Jessye Norman, s.
Phil 475 8507
10:00

Olly Wilson: Sinfonia, II (Elegy for Olly Wilson Sr. and Calvin Simmons)
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Seiji Ozawa
New World 80331-2
9:01

Roberto Sierra: Concerto for Saxophones and Orchestra, II
Sinfonia Varsovia/Giancarlo Guererro; James Carter, sax
Decca 001547202
7:02

Anthony Davis: Maps – I. Timothy Island
Kansas City Symphony/William McGlaughlin; Shem Guibbory, v.; Gerry Hemingway, perc.
Gramavision R2 79429
6:08

Kothbiro
Regina Carter, vln.; Yacouba Sissoko, kora
Koch 2090
0:32

N’Teri
Regina Carter, vln, Yacouba Sissoko, kora; Will Holshouser, acc.; Chris Lightcap, db.; Alvester Garnett, percussion
Koch 2090
Reverse Thread
5:52

Johannes Brahms: Ballade #3 In B Minor, Op. 10/3
Awadagin Pratt, p.
EMI 55025
3:48

John Williams: Air and Simple Gifts
Anthony McGill, cl.; Itzhak Perlman, v.; Yo-Yo Ma, vc.; Gabriela Montero, p.
Sony 770636
1:56

Friday

Langston Hughes: Night and Morn
Smithsonian Folkways 47001_06
0:33

Joe “King’ Oliver: West End Blues
Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five
Fremeaux and Assoc. 1354
3:15,

Cold in Hand
1:46

To Harlem: Snowy Morning Blues
James P. Johnson, p.
1:16 excerpt

Darius Milhaud: La Création Du Monde, Op. 81 (excerpt)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra/Branford Marsalis
2:00

Duke Ellington: Jungle Nights in Harlem
2:59

Duke Ellington: Sophisticated Lady
Karrin Allyson, voc.; Rod Fleeman, gtr., Randy Weinstein harm., Ed Howard, bs.
4:38

How Long Blues (excerpt)
Count Basie and His Orchestra w/ Jimmy Rushing
1:57 excerpt

Mary Lou Williams: Hesitation Boogie
Mary Lou Williams, p.
1:43

Piney Brown Blues (excerpt)
Big Joe Turner & Jay McShann
3:02

Parker: Ornithology
Charlie Parker and Miles Davis
1:19; :34

Denzil Best: Move
Miles Davis nonet
:54

Miles Davis: All Blues
Miles Davis sextet
1:02

Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life
Johnny Hartman, John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner
5:29

Ray Evans and Jay Livingston: Mona Lisa
Nat “King” Cole
2:29

Stevie Wonder: Sir Duke (excerpt)
Steve Wonder
1:39 excerpt

Michael Jackson: Billie Jean (excerpt)
1:09

Langston Hughes: The Negro Speaks of Rivers
SFW47001_01
0:46

Duke Ellington: Come Sunday
Duke Ellington, Ray Nance, vln.
2:37

Playlists for February 18-22: Portraits in Black, Brown and Beige, Part I

Monday

Trad.: Egwabo/Welcome (Ghana) (excerpts)
Arc 1950
:56, :42

Trad.: “Lord, How Come Me Here?”
Marian Anderson, contralto; Franz Rupp, piano
RCA 61960
2:12

Trad: “In that New Jerusalem”
Smithsonian Folkways 2657
2:00

Trad.: “I Been in de Storm So Long”
Marian Anderson, contralto
RCA 61960
3:10

Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Quartet No. 2 In B Flat Major, I & II
Apollon Quartet
Avenida 276011
11:05

Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Adagio fr. Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major
Encore Chamber Orchestra/Hege; Rachel Barton, v.
Cedille 035
5:52

Trad.: “Move Daniel” & “Pharaoh’s Host Got Lost”
McIntosh County Singers
Smithsonian Folkways 4344
3:49, 1:38

Trad.: “I Stood on de Ribber ob Jerdon”
Marian Anderson, contralto; Rupp, p.
RCA 61960
2:37

Trad.: Deep River
Tuskegee Institute Choir
Westminster 8154
3:23

Tuesday

Trad.: “Every Time I Feel the Spirit”
Leadbelly, voc.
Smithsonian Folkways 40194
3:27

Trad./Burleigh: “Go Down Moses”
Harry T. Burleigh, baritone
Arch 1005
2:06

Trad.: “Trouble”
Michel Larue, voc
Smithsonian Folkways 05252
1:54

Joseph White: Violin Concerto in F-sharp minor
Encore Chamber Orchestra/Hege; Rachel Barton, v.
Cedille 35
21:36

Scott Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag
Boston Pops Orchestra/Fiedler
Universal Classics B0002916-02
3:20

Scott Joplin: Ragtime Dance
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Universal Classics B0002916-02
2:42

Scott Joplin: Solace – A Mexican Serenade
Morton Gunnar Larsen, f.
Universal Classics B0002916-02
7:17

Trad.: La Bella Cubana
Juan Carlos Valdivia, v.; Leonor Martínez, p.
Music Trends Records B001Q21MT4
5:19; 1:39

Wednesday

Trad.: “Salangadou”
Michel Larue, voc.
Smithsonian Folkways 05252
:56

Trad.: “Gwine to Alabamy”
Michel Larue, voc.
Smithsonian Folkways 05252
1:37

Trad.: “A City Called Heaven”
Terence Blanchard, p.; Jubilant Sykes, bar.
Sony 63294
4:22

Foster: “Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair”
Thomas Hampson; Michael Parloff, fl.
EMI 41645
1:52

Foster: Old Folks at Home & My Old Kentucky Home
Jay Ungar/Matt Glaser/Evan Stover/Molly Mason/Tony Trischka
EMI 54621
4:56

James A. Bland: “Carry Me Back to Old Virginny”
Louis Armstrong & the Mills Brothers
Giants of Jazz
3:05

Sydney Lambert: Rescue Polka Mazurka
Center for Black Music Research
3:16

Scott Joplin: Bethena (A Concert Waltz)
Eric Rogers, p.
Universal CL (DG) B0002916-02
5:24

Joplin: Treemonisha (excerpts)
Paragon Ragtime Orchestra and Singers
New World 80720
19:33

Trad.: “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”
Apollo Jubilee Quartette
Arch 1005
2:44

Trad.: “Salangadou” (excerpt)
Eartha Kitt
1:22

Thursday

James S. Scott: Frog Legs Rag
Center for Black Music Research
www.colum.edu/CBMR/
3:47

R. Nathaniel Dett: In the Bottoms
  I. Prelude
  II. His Song
  III. Honey
  IV. Barcarolle
  V. Dance

Natalie Hinderas, p.
CRI 629
18:19

William Grant Still: Symphony #1, Afro-American
Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Järvi
Chandos 9154
12:43, 11:25

Noble Sissle: Great Camp Meetin’ Day
Ford Dabney’s Band
Arch 1005
2:39

Friday

Trad.: “I Just Come from the Fountain”
Michel Larue, voc.
Smithsonian Folkways 5252
1:08

Trad: “Let Us Break Bread Together”
Terence Blanchard, p.; Jubilant Sykes, bar.
Sony 63294
2:44

Trad.: “Joe Hill”
Paul Robeson, bass
Smithsonian Folkways 40026
3:05

James Reese Europe: Castle House Rag
Center for Black Music Research, Chicago
3:16

Florence Price: Concerto in One Movement
New Black Music Repertory Ensemble/Leslie B. Dunner, Karen Walwyn, p.
Albany 1295
18:29

Florence Price: Symphony in E Minor, III & IV
New Black Music Repertory Ensemble/Leslie B. Dunner
Antonín Dvorák, arr. Tatum: Humoresque
Art Tatum, p.
4:46

I Got You (I Feel Good)
James Brown
2:49

Diggin’ on James Brown
Tower of Power
4:40

Playlists for February 11-15: Beethoven and that Danged Metronome

Monday

Bach: Aria fr. Goldberg Variations (two excerpts)
Gould, p.
CBS 37779, Sony 87703
1:53, 1:33

Handel: Overture fr. Messiah (excerpt)
Royal Phil/Beecham
RCA LDS-6409
2:24

Handel: Overture fr. Messiah
Amsterdam Baroque/Koopman
Erato 2292-45433
3:07

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1, III
Vienna Phil/Furtwangler
EMI 47409
3:49

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2, I
Berlin Phil/Karajan
DG 429036
10:13

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2, I (excerpt), II, III, IV
London Classical Players/Norrington
EMI 47698
1:09, 9:59, 10:45

Tuesday

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, I (excerpt)
Berlin Phil/Furtwangler
Tahra 1008
1:09

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, I
Vienna Phil/Bernstein
DG 413778
17:37

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4, I & IV (excerpts)
Bavarian Radio Symphony/Kleiber
Melo 40047
9:13, :19, :18

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4, IV (excerpt)
Vienna Phil/Furtwangler
EMI 47409
:21

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4, IV (excerpt + complete)
La Scala/Giulini
Sony 58921
:17, 7:44

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, I (excerpt)
Vienna Phil/Furtwangler
EMI 69803
1:00

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, I (excerpt)
Vienna Phil/Bernstein
DG 419435
1:01

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, I (excerpt)
Concertgebouw/E. Kleiber
:54

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, I
Vienna Phil/C. Kleiber
DG 415861
7:17

Wednesday

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4, I (excerpt)
CSO/Stock; Schnabel, p.
RCA 09026-61393
:17

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4, I (excerpt + complete)
Cleveland Orch/Szell; Fleisher, p.
CBS 42445
:17, 17:59

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4, I (excerpt)
Cleveland Orch; Ashkenazy, p.
Lon 421718
:16

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, I (excerpt)
NBC Symphony Orch/Toscanini
RCA 74321 55836
1:17

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, I (excerpt)
Columbia Symphony/Walter
CBS 36720
1:13

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, I
Concertgebouw/Mengelberg
8:29

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 rehearsal (excerpt)
Columbia Symphony/Walter
Sony 64465
3:47

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, I
Columbia Symphony/Walter
Sony 64463
12:58

Thursday

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, finale
New York Phil/Bernstein
CBS 37218
8:53

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 finale (excerpt + complete)
Leningrad Phil/Mravinsky
Doremi 7811
:38, 11:00

Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
London Classical Players/Norrington
EMI 47698
25:13, 3:01

Friday

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (excerpts)
CSO/Reiner
RCA 09026-61795
1:12, :25, :57

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (excerpts)
Vienna Phil/Furtwangler
DG 435325
1:12, 2:20, 24:47

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (excerpts)
London Classical Players/Norrington
Virgin Veritas 56137820
:50, :28, 1:10, 1:03

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (excerpts)
Vienna Phil/Rattle
EMI 7234 5 57450
1:08, 11:50

Playlists for February 4-8: Triple Play

Monday

C.P.E. Bach: Trio in D Major, I
Nicolet, fl.; Holliger, ob.; Jaccottet, hps.; Schwartz, vc.
Denon 7092
4:32

Haydn: Trio in e minor, Hob. XV:12
Kalichstein, p.; Laredo, v.; Robinson, vc.
Dorian 90164
10:29

Mozart: Trio in Eb Major for Clarinet, Viola & Piano, Kegelstatt, K. 498, I + IV (excerpt)
Hoffman, vla.; Kitt, cl.; Orkis, p.
Koch 7029
5:55, 2:30

Mozart: Trio No. 5 in E Major, K. 542
Mutter, v.; Previn, p.; Müller-Schott, vc.
DG B0006099-02
18:36

Strauss: Act III Trio fr. “Der Rosenkavalier”
Met Opera Orchestra/Levine; von Otter, ms.; Fleming, s.; Murphy, ms.
DG 449177
5:38

Tuesday

Beethoven: Serenade for Flute, Violin & Viola, Op. 25, I & III
Rampal, fl.; Jarry, v.; Collot, vla.
EMI 69632
5:22

Beethoven: Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C Major, Triple Concerto, Op. 56
Berlin Phil/Karajan; Oistrakh, v.; Rostropovich, vc.; Richter, p.
EMI 69032
36:15

Beethoven: Trio in B-flat Major for Piano, Clarinet and Cello, Op. 11, III + I (excerpt)
Ax, p.; Stoltzman, cl.; Ma, vc.
Sony 57499
6:44, 3:50

Wednesday

Brahms: Trio in B Major, Op. 8, I
Ashkenazy, p.; Perlman, v.; Harrell, vc.
EMI 54725
20:37

Brahms: Trio in E-flat Major for Horn, Violin and Piano, Op. 40, IV
Sorkin, v.; Zaslav, p.; Tuckwell, hn.
Music & Arts 1154
6:07

Ravel: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in a minor, I, II & IV
Bell, v.; Thibaudet, p.; Isserlis, vc.
Lon 444702
18:01

Bernstein: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano, II + III
Ahn Trio
EMI 57022
3:39 + 3:35

Thursday

Brahms: Trio in B Major, Op. 8, II (excerpt)
Ashkenazy, p.; Perlman, v.; Harrell, vc.
EMI 54725
1:34

Dvorák: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in e minor, Dumky, Op. 90, I & IV
Kim, v.; Ma, vc.; Ax, p.
CBS 44527
14:45

Bartók: Contrasts, Sz. 111
Argerich, p.; Juillet, v.; Collins, cl.
EMI 56816
16:21

Piazzolla: Oblivion
Ahn Trio
EMI 57022
6:02

McGlaughlin: Three Sketches for Three Winds
Moriah Winds
8:34

Piazzolla: Primavera Porteña
Ahn Trio
EMI 57022
4:21

Friday

O’Connor: Appalachia Waltz
O’Connor, v.; Ma, vc.; Meyer, db.
Sony 68460
5:43

Mozart: Trio in E-flat Major, K. 563, IV
Kremer, v.; Kashkashian, vla.; Ma, vc.
Sony 39561
7:29

O’Connor: Caprice for Three
O’Connor, v.; Cook, vla.; Haas, vc.
Omac 17
3:38

Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
Pierre, hp.; Gallois, fl.; Xuereb, vla.
17:19

Arensky: Trio No. 1 in d minor, II
Borodin Trio
Chan 8477
6:22

Gershwin: I Loves You Porgy
Bill Evans Trio
Riverside 4443
5:57

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