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Playlists for May 27-31: Music in Time of War

Monday

Haydn: Paukenmesse (Mass in Time of War)
Monteverdi Choir & English Baroque Soloists/Gardiner
Phil B0000032
37:50

Beethoven: Wellington’s Victory, I
LSO/Dorati
Merc 434360
8:16

Kodaly: The Battle and Defeat of Napoleon fr. Hary Janos
Philharmonia Orchestra/Leinsdorf
EMI 65923
3:42

Tuesday

Tchaikovksky: Ouverture solennelle “1812”, Op. 49
New York Phil/Bernstein
Sony 47634
15:29

Prokofiev: Battle on the Ice fr. Alexander Nevsky
London Symphony Orchestra/Abbado
DG 447419
12:00

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13, Babi Yar, I
CSO/Solti; w/ a reading by Anthony Hopkins
Lon 444791
19:41

Wednesday

Billings: Chester
Gregg Smith Singers & Ensemble
MMG 10052
1:57

Schuman: Chester fr. New England Triptych
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra/Slatkin
RCA 61282
2:57

Ives: Three Places in New England, I
San Francisco Symphony/Thomas
RCA 63703
8:50

Gould: An American Salute
Boston Pops/Fiedler
RCA 6806
4:09

Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem (excerpts)
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/Shaw
Tel 80479
10:57

Traditional: 26th Regiment Quickstep
American Brass Quintet
New World 80608
1:39

Barber: Commando March
Cleveland Symphonic Winds/ Fennell
Tel 80099
3:16

Rodgers: Victory at Sea, I
Cincinnati Pops/Kunzel
Tel 80175
5:07

Kernis: Symphony No. 2, I
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Wolff
Argo 448900
6:13

Mandel: Theme from M*A*S*H (Suicide is Painless)
Bill Evans Trio
Warner Bros 3504
4:58

Thursday

Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 3, Pastoral, II & III
LSO/Previn
RCA 89827
15:45

Britten: War Requiem (excerpts)
LSO/Britten
Lon 414383
35:15

Friday

Butterworth: “Loveliest of Trees” & “The Lads in Their Hundreds” fr. Shropshire Lad
Terfel, bs bar.; Martineau, p.
DG 445946
2:36, 2:19

Britten: War Requiem (excerpts)
LSO/Britten
Lon 414383
25:57, 22:42

Harris: When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Zimdars, p.
Albany 105
1:46

Playlists for May 20-24: Wagner’s Ring Cycle

Monday

Weber: Overture fr. Der Freischütz (excerpt)
Berlin Phil/Karajan
EMI 64629
:57
Purchase

Wagner: Das Rheingold (excerpts)
Vienna Phil/Solti
Lon 445 556-2
8:30, 2:18, 6:09, 2:30, 1:35, 4:33, 2:22, :32, 1:16, 1:07, 3:53, 6:15, 3:03
Purchase

Tuesday

Wagner: Die Walküre (excerpts)
NY Met Opera Chorus & Orchestra/Levine
DG 471678
1:56, :15, :48, 1:13, 14:50, 2:57, 2:03, 1:10, :33, 5:48, 3:07, :36, 1:38, 1:15, 15:31
Purchase

Wednesday

Wagner: Die Walküre (excerpts)
NY Met Opera Chorus & Orchestra/Levine
DG 471678
3:09, 3:51, 5:37, 9:13, 24:22
Purchase

Wagner: Forest Murmurs fr. Siegfried
Cleveland Orchestra/Szell
CBS 46286
4:37
Purchase

Thursday

Wagner: Siegfried (excerpts)
Vienna Phil/Solti
Lon 455564
5:04, :39, 2:46, :40, 1:08
Purchase

Wagner: Siegfried (excerpt)
NY Met Opera Chorus & Orchestra/Levine; Landsman, hn.
DG 471678
5:44
Purchase

Wagner: Seigfried, Act III (excerpts)
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orch/Pappano; Domingo, t.; Voigt, s.
EMI 57004 2
7:08, 7:45
Purchase

Wagner: Dawn & Siegfried’s Rhine Journey fr. Götterdämmerung
Philadelphia Orch/Ormandy
RCA 61850
13:02
Purchase

Friday

Wagner: Götterdämmerung (excerpts)
Vienna Phil/Solti
Lon 455569
2:25, 17:21, 24:43
Purchase

Anna Russell: The Ring of the Nibelungs- An Analysis (excerpt)
Sony 47252
8:10
Purchase

Playlists for May 6-10: Schubertiade II

Monday

Schubert: Hungarian Melody in b minor, D. 817
Brendel, p.
Phi 422229
2:19

Schubert: Sonata in D Major, D. 384
Shaham, v.; Söllscher, g.
DG 471568
14:31

Schubert: “Der Wanderer” D. 489/493
Maltman, bar.; Johnson, p.
Hyp 33032
6:02

Schubert: Fantasy in C Major, D. 760, Wanderer
Brendel, p.
Vox 3041
20:59

Schubert: Sonatina for Violin and Piano in a minor, D. 385- Allegro
Stoltzman, cl.; Goode, p.
RCA 6772
6:56

Schubert: Sonata for Piano in a minor, D. 537 (excerpt)
Haefliger, p.
Avie 47
1:10

Tuesday

Schubert: Sonata for Piano in a minor, D. 537, I + excerpts
Haefliger, p.
Avie 47
8:25, :53, :30

Schubert: Sonata for Piano in a minor, D. 845, I
Goode, p.
None 79271
10:59

Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in a minor (excerpt)
CSO/Solti
Lon 414674
:59

Schubert: Sonata for Piano in a minor, D. 784
Pires, p.
DG 427769
23:19

Schubert: “Unser Alles Grosspapa”
London Schubert Chorale/Layton
Hyp 33032
:44

Schubert: Ländler No. 1 in E-flat and Länder No. 2 in A-flat, D. 814
Eschenbach & Franz, pnos.
EMI 69770
1:48

Wednesday

Schubert: Hungarian Melody in b minor, D. 817
Brendel, p.
Phi 422229
3:22

Schubert: “Der Lindenbaum”, “Frühling-straum”, “Die Post” & “Der Leiermann” fr. Winterreise, D. 911
Quasthoff, bar.; Spencer, p.
RCA 63147
18:30

Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, D. 485
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Abbado
DG 423651
28:34

Thursday

Schubert: Fantasie in C Major, D. 934
Kremer, v.; Afanassiev, p.
DG 431654
25:37

Schubert: Klavierstücke No. 1 in E-flat minor, D. 946
Schiff, p.
Lon 425638
7:44

Schubert: Adagio in E-flat Major, D. 897, Notturno
Beaux Arts Trio
Phi 412620
10:23

Schubert: “Der Doppelganger” & “Die Taubenpost” fr. Schwanenesang, D. 965
Hagegård, bar.; Ax, p.
RCA 5476
8:15

Friday

Schubert: “Der Geistertanz”, D. 494
London Schubert Chorale/Layton
Hyp 33032
1:43

Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D. 887
Emerson String Quartet
DG 459151
27:20, 17:20

Schubert: “Ständchen” fr. Schwanengesang, D. 957
Hagegård, bar.; Ax, p.
RCA 5476
3:49

Schubert: Sonatina in a minor, D. 385, I
Stoltzman, cl.; Goode, p.
RCA 6772
4:34

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