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Playlists for June 24-28: Rachmaninoff

Monday

Rachmaninoff: Vespers Op. 37 (excerpt)
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/ Hillier
Harmonia Mundi 807504
:51

Rachmaninoff: Suite for two pianos, II (excerpt)
Argerich & Montero, pianos
EMI 58472
1:06

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #1 In F Sharp Minor, Op. 1, Vivace
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy; Rachmaninoff, p.
RCA 61658
12:08

Rachmaninoff: Dances From Aleko: Women’s Dance & Men’s Dance
Philharmonia Orchestra
Chandos 9081
4:19, 4:59

Rachmaninoff: “The Moon Is High In The Sky” fr. Aleko
Orch./Goossens; Chaliapin, bs.
Pearl 9921
4:10

Rachmaninoff: Prelude In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2
Ashkenazy, p.
Decca 43666386
4:29

Rachmaninoff: Capriccio On Gypsy Themes, Op. 12,”Caprice Bohemien”
Russian State Symphony Orchestra/Polyansky
Chandos 10104
18:45

Tuesday

Rachmaninoff: Piano Trio #2 In D Minor, Op. 9, Trio Élégiaque, I (excerpt), III
Kogan, v.; Luzanov, vc.; Svetlanov, p.
Russian Disc 10 046
1:05, 7:27

Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 1 in D minor, Op. 13, I, III
Russian State Symphony/Polyansky
Chandos 9822
14:09, 10:45

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #2 In C Minor, Op. 18, I
Philadelphia Orch/Stokowski; Rachmaninoff, p.
RCA 61265
9:49

Rachmaninoff: The Bells, I. Allegro Ma Non Tanto
Russian State Symphony/Polyansky
Chan 9759
6:07

Wednesday

Rachmaninoff: Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: X. “We Praise Thee”
The Sixteen/Christophers
Decca 000682502
2:24

Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27, I & III
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy 
RCA 60132
18:49, 12:59

Rachmaninoff: Concerto for Piano No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30: 
I. Allegro ma non tanto

New York Philharmonic/Ozawa; Watts, p.
Sony 63032 
15:55

Thursday

Rachmaninoff: Vespers, Op. 37: “Come, let us Worship”
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Hillier
HM 807504
2:51, :42

The Isle of the Dead, Op. 29
Russian State Symphony Orchestra/Polyansky
Chan 10104
22:12

Rachmaninoff: Suite #1 For 2 Pianos, Op. 5, IV
Argerich & Rabinovitch, pnos.
Teldec 74717
2:48

Rachmaninoff: Symphony #3 In A Minor, Op. 44, II
Philadelphia Orch/Dutoit
Lon 433181
12:38

Rachmaninoff: Suite #2 For 2 Pianos, Op. 17, IV
Ax & Bronfman, pnos.
Sony 61767
6:20

Rachmaninoff: Lilacs, Op. 21/5
Rachmaninoff, p.
RCA 7766
2:20

Friday

Rachmaninoff: Vespers Op. 37 (excerpt)
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Hillier
Harmonia Mundi 807504
1:14

Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
LSO/Previn; Ashkenazy, p.
Decca 473251
23:41

Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 (excerpts)
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
Decca 473251
11:27, 14:02

Rachmaninoff: Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14
Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Järvi
Chandos 9261
1:41, :37

Playlists for June 17-21: Intimate Voices: Reflections on a Life in the String Quartet Business

Monday

Smetana: String Quartet #1 In E Minor, From My Life, I (excerpt) 
Juilliard Quartet
Sony 63302
2:10

Brahms: String Quartet #2 In A Minor, Op. 51/2, I
Juilliard Quartet
Sony 66285     
13:19.   

Carter: String Quartet #2 (excerpt)
Juilliard Quartet
Sony 47229
8:07

Ravel: String Quartet In F, II
Juilliard Quartet
Sony 62712
6:33

Haydn: String Quartet In D, Op. 20/4, III 
Juilliard Quartet
Sony 62712
1:36

Bartók: String Quartet #5, SZ 102, III
Juilliard Quartet
Sony 62712
5:06

Mendelssohn: String Quartet #2 In A Minor, Op. 13, III
Juilliard Quartet
Sony 60579
5:19

Tuesday

Brahms: String Quartet No.3 in B-flat Major, Op. 67, III
Juilliard String Quartet
Sony 66285
8:47

Beethoven: Quartet No. 14 In C-sharp Minor, Op. 131
  I. Adagio, Ma Non Troppo e Molto Espressivo
  II. Allegro Molto Vivace
Juilliard String Quartet
CBS 37873
6:21, 3:03

Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4
  Sehr Langsam Breiter Schwer Betont: Schwer Betont
  Sehr Breit und Langsam
  Sehr ruhig
Juilliard String Quartet w/ Walter Trampler, vla.; Yo-Yo Ma, vc.
Sony 62709

Sibelius: String Quartet in D minor, Op. 56, Voces Intimae
  V. Allegro
Juilliard String Quartet
Sony 48193
6:24

Wednesday

Beethoven: String Quartet Op.59 No. 1, Rasumovsky, I (excerpt)
Emerson String Quartet
DG 447075
1:16

Edwin Finckel/Boyd Raeburn: Boyd Meets Stravinsky (excerpt)
Boyd Raeburn Band
Storyville
1:26

Ann Ronell, arr. E. Finckel: Variations on a Theme: Willow Weep for Me
Finckel, vc.; Wu Han p.
Artistled 19902
7:16

Bach, arr. Finckel: Adagio from Toccata in C minor
Finckel Cello Quartet
non-commercial
3:11

Saint-Saëns: Concerto No. 1 for Cello & Orchestra
Orchestra; Rostropovich, vc.
19:48

Rachmaninoff: “O never sing to me again”
Rostropovich, p.; Galina Vishnevskaya, s.
DG 471620
5:21

Dvorák: Trio in f, Op. 65, Poco Adagio
Wu Han, p.; Philip Setzer, v.; David Finckel, vc.
Artistled 11201
8:56

Thursday

J.S. Bach: Sonata for Solo Violin, BWV 1001, Presto 
Oscar Shumsky, v.
Nimbus 2557
3:39

Ernö Dohnányi: Ruralia Hungarica
Oscar Shumsky, v.; Seymore Lipkin, p.
Private collection
5:38

Franz Schubert: “Du Bist Die Ruh”, D. 776
  “Sei Mir Gegrüsst”, Op. 20/1, D 741
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar.; Gerald Moore, p.
EMI 69503
8:13

Beethoven: Quartet In C, Op. 59/3 Rasumovsky
  III. Menuetto: Grazioso 
  IV. Allegro Molto
Guarneri Quartet
RCA 60457
10:51

Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 4, Sz. 91, I, III 
Juilliard String Quartet 
Sony 63264
5:48, 5:13

Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 4, Sz. 91, III
Emerson String Quartet
DG 423657
5:13

Franz Schubert: Quintet for Strings in C Major, IV
Emerson String Quartet; M. Rostropovich, vc.
DG 289 459 151
9:16

Friday

Mozart: Quartet in C Major, Dissonance, KV 465 (excerpt)
Emerson String Quartet
DG 427657
1:54

Brahms: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60, III
Gilbert Kalish, p.; Jennifer Frautschi, v.; Paul Neubauer, vla.; David Finckel, vc.
8:55

A. Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp Major, Op. 30
Wu Han, piano
Artistled 10701
8:17

D. Shostakovich: Quartet No. 8, IV & V
Emerson String Quartet
DG 459670
8:21

Beethoven: String Quartet #13 In B-Flat, Op. 130
  V. Cavatina, Adagio Molto (excerpt)
  VI. Grosse Fuge, Espressivo (Op. 133), excerpt

Emerson String Quartet
DG 447075-04
6:33

Dvorák: Cello Concerto In B Minor, Op. 104, Finale
Taipei Symphony Orchestra/Felix Chiu-Sen Chen; David Finckel, vc.
ArtistLed B000SVIXNC
12:06

Playlists for June 10-14: An Invitation to the Dance, Part III

Monday

Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty (excerpts)
Philharmonia Orch/Lanchbery
CFP 575 7592
1:56, 1:45, 1:27

Fibich: Poem
Trondheim SO/Nilson; Tellefson, v.
Simax 1158
3:45

Rubinstein: The Demon
Slovak Philharmonic Bratislava/Halasz
Marco Polo 8.220451
9:21

Ravel: L’enfant et les Sortilèges (excerpts)
LSO/Previn
DG 457589
2:27, 2:24

Stravinsky: Song of the Nightingale, III
CSO/Reiner
RCA 68168
12:02

Stravinsky: Apollon musagète (excerpts)
Concertgebouw Orch/Chailly
Lon 473731
11:14

Bob & Ray: Dance Contest excerpt
2:32

Tuesday

Satie: Jack-in-the-Box (excerpts)
Legrand, p.
Apex 41380
5:25

Strauss: Josephslegende, Op. 63
Dresden Staatskapelle/Kempe
EMI 73614
6:44

Poulenc: Aubade for Piano and 18 Instruments
ORTF/Dutoit; Rogé, p.
Lon 452937
12:38

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, I & II
Moscow Soloists/Bashmet
RCA 60368
8:45

Stravinsky: The Fairy’s Kiss (excerpts)
Orchestre de Paris/Bychkov
Phil 432145
13:12, 2:16

Wednesday

Stravinsky: Jeu de Cartes (finale)
CSO/Solti
Lon 443775
8:01

Rodgers: Slaughter on 10th Ave. fr. On Your Toes
RCA Symphony Orch/Rabinowitz; Wild, p.
Ivory Classics 70801
9:14

Stravinsky: Circus Polka
LPO/Mackerras
Classics for Pleasure 73441
3:37

J.S. Bach: Double Violin Concerto in d minor, BWV 1043, I & II
NY Phil/Mehta; Stern & Perlman, vlns.
Sony 66471
10:53, :23

J.S. Bach: Double Violin Concerto in d minor, BWV 1043, II (excerpt)
Academia Bizantina/Chiarappa
Denon 17007
:23

Bizet: Symphony in C Major, III & IV
ORTF/Ozawa
EMI 86089
12:20

Bob & Ray: Dance Contest excerpt
:39

Thursday

Mozart: Divertmento in B-flat Major, K. 287, V (excerpt)
Camerata Academica des Mozarteums Salzburg/Végh
Cap 10271
1:41

Hindemith: The Four Temperaments I-III + IV (excerpt)
NY City Ballet Orch/Irving; Boelzner, p.
Nonesuch 79135
1:15, 17:08

Stravinsky: Orpheus (excerpts)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 459644-2
17:55, 2:48

Mozart: Divertmento in B-flat Major, K. 287, V & VI
Camerata Academica des Mozarteums Salzburg/Végh
Cap 10271
10:44

Friday

Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker (excerpt)
Kirov Orch/Gergiev
Phil 462114
2:00

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, I
LSO/Abbado
DG 423665
3:00

Ravel: Sonatine, II
de Larrocha, p.
RCA 60985
3:00

Ravel: Tzigane
LSO/Abbado; Accardo, v.
DG 469184
9:52

Webern: Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 10
Ensemble Intercontemporain/Boulez
DG 457637
4:28

Stravinsky: Agon (excerpts)
NY City Ballet Orch/Irving
Nonesuch 79135
9:09

Gottschalk: Grand Tarantelle for Piano & Orchestra
Utah Symphony Orch/Abravanel; Nibley, p.
Van 1181
7:25

Ives: In the Night
Philharmonia Orch/Farberman
1:55

Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker (excerpts)
Kirov Orch/Gergiev
Phil 462114
7:48, 1:19

Bob & Ray: Dance Contest excerpt
1:49

Playlists for June 3-7: Outward Bound

Monday

Liszt: Années de Pèlerinage, 1st year (excerpt)
Hough, p.
Hyp 67424
1:01

Vaughan Williams: “The Vagabond” from Songs of Travel
Terfel, bs. bar.; Martineau, p.
DG 445946
3:14

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 1, A Sea Symphony, I
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Spano
Telarc 80588
17:28

Hovhaness: Symphony No. 2, Mysterious Mountain, Op. 132
American Composer’s Orchestra/Davies
Nimbus 2512
16:17

Grieg: Mountaineer’s Tune
English Chamber Orch/Langford; Petri, rec.
2:30

Mozart: Cosi fan Tutti, Act I finale
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Solti; von Otter, ms.; Scarabelli, s.; Fleming, s.; Bär, bar.; Lopardo, ten.; Pertusi, bar.
8:22

Tuesday

Villa-Lobos: Vocalise fr. Forest of the Amazon (excerpt)
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra/Heller; Fleming, s.
Delos 1037
:59

Strauss: Alpine Symphony, Op. 64
Vienna Phil/Previn
Telarc 80211
22:10, 26:10

Villa-Lobos: Bachiana Brasileira No. 2, The Little Train of the Brazilian Countryman
Simon Bolivar SO of Venezuela/Mata
Dorian 90179
4:24

Wednesday

Ives: Concord Sonata (excerpts)
Denk, p.
Live from the 2008 Gilmore Festival
:32, :25

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Pastoral, Op. 68, I
Vienna Phil/Abbado
DG 419779
13:23, 2:24

Ireland: “Sea Fever”
Terfel, bs. bar.; Martineau, p.
DG B0004216
2:16

Berlioz: Le Corsaire, Op. 21 (after The Red Rover of J.F. Cooper)
LSO/Davis
Phil 456149
8:34

Sibelius: The Ocenides, Op. 73
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Rattle
EMI 47515
10:31

Vaughan Williams: Hebrides fr. Costal Command
Philharmonia Orch/Alwyn
Silva 1011
1:35

Keel: Trade Winds
Terfel, bs. bar.; Martineau, p.
DG B0004216
2:09

Vaughan Williams: Sea Songs
Northern Sinfonia/Hickox
EMI 49770
3:50

arr. Pine, Fraser: Medley of Scots Tunes
Pine, Fraser, vlns.
Cedille 90000053
5:54

Thursday

Wagner: Pilgrims’ Chorus; “Beglückt darf nun dich”
Wiener Staatsopernchor, Braun, t. Dernesch, ms.
Vienna Phil/Solti
Decca 289466 075-2
5:03

Bizet: Carmen; Ecoute, Ecoute, Compagnon, Ecoute
Orchestre Du Theatre National De L’Opera/Prêtre; Callas, s.; Gedda, t.
EMI 56281
4:01

Berlioz: Harold en Italie, op. 16, 3. Sérénade
London Symphony Orchestra/Davis; Imai, vla.
Phillips 456-143
6:38

Morricone: Marco Polo; Main Theme
Roma Sinfonietta/ Morricone; Yo-Yo Ma, c.
Sony 93456
3:24

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde: VI. Der Abschied (excerpt)
New Philharmonia Orchestra/ Klemperer; Ludwig, s.
EMI 74523
29:25
1:08

Friday

Smetana: Vltava (The Moldau)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Kubelìk
Supraphon 1997
11:40

Cohen/Smetana: Israel Nation Anthem; Hatikvah (excerpt)
Anthems of all Nations
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Label/ Archvie: Folkways Records (1956}
:59

Villa-Lobos: Sails; Forest of the Amazon
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra/Heller; Fleming, s.
Delos 1037
3:21

Villa-Lobos: On the way to the Hunt Forest of the Amazon: (excerpt)
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra/Heller; Fleming, s.;
Delos 1037
:40

Ferde Grofe: The Grand Canyon Suite
  I. Sunrise
  II. Painted Desert
  III. On the Trail
  IV. Sunset
  V. Cloudburst

Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy; Carroll, vln,,; Smith, celesta
Sony SBK 62402
32:44

Evans: “Nature Boy like tune”
Bill Evans,p.
Practice Tape no.1
E3 ASIN: B00004SYUP
1:44

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