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Playlists for July 29-August 2: Mendelssohn, Brahms and Schumann String Quartets

Monday

Mendelssohn: Octet In E Flat For Strings, Op. 20, III
Guarneri String Quartet, Orion String Quartet
Arab 6714
4:31

Mendelssohn: “Ist es wahr?”, Op. 9 No. 1
Baker, s.; Parsons, p.
EMI 573836
1:38

Mendelssohn: String Quartet #2 In A Minor, Op. 13
Emerson Quartet
DG B0003888
15:27, 13:47

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 12, I & II
Quatuor Ysaÿe
London 436325
11:11

Tuesday

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 44/2, Mvt. I
Emerson Quartet
DG B0003888
10:27, (:30,:57, excerpts)

Mendelssohn: Scherzo in E Major
Pacifica Quartet
Cedille 9000082
3:53 (:24, excerpt)

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 5 in E Flat, Op. 44/ 3, Mvt. 2
Emerson Quartet
DG B0003888
4:06

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No.3 in D Major, Op.44, Mvt. I, & ll, III
Guarneri Quartet
ARABESQUE 6714
14:59, (1:03, 1:06, excerpts)

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Op. 80, Mvmt. I & III
DG B0003888
Emerson Quartet
14:04

Wednesday

Schumann: String Quartet #1 In A Minor, Op. 41/1
St. Lawrence Quartet
EMI 46797
13:50, 13:28

Schumann: String Quartet In F Major, Op. 41/2
Melos Quartet
DG 423670
22:04

Thursday

Schumann: String Quartet #3 In A, Op. 41, No. 3
St. Lawrence Quartet
EMI 56797
8:11, 23:26
(:50, :49 excerpts)

Brahms: String Quartet #1 In C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1 -I & II
Emerson Quartet
DG 0008718
15:53 (1:34 excerpt, III mvt.)

Friday

Brahms: String Quartet #2 In A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2
Emerson Quartet
DG 000871802
21:10, 11:26

Brahms: String Quartet #3 In B Flat, Op. 67, II & III
Emerson Quartet
DG 000871802
14:36

Playlists for July 22-26: New Releases, Part II

Monday

Antonin Dvorák: String Quartet No. 13 In G, Op. 106, I & II
Cypress String Quartet
Avie 2275
9:33, 10:14

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Assobio A Jato (Jet Whistle)
  I. Allegro non troppo
  II. Adagio
  III. Vivo

Susan Palma Nidel, fl.; Edward Arron, vc.; Chico Pinheiro, gtr.; Cyro Batista, perc.
Flutewine/OhrBach 1689204494
3:38, 3:23, 5:01

Paul Moravec: Northern Lights Electric
Boston Modern Orchestra Project/Gil Rose
BMOP/sound 1024
12:12

Ludwig Schwab: Scottish Lullaby
Rachel Barton Pine, v.; Matthew Hagle, p.
Cedille 139
3:57

Tuesday

Debussy, arr. Thos. Bergeron: Prologue: The Valley
The Thomas Bergeron Quintet
http://thomasbergeronmusic.com/album
3:48

Maria Schneider: Winter Morning Walks
  I. Perfectly Still This Solstice Morning
  II. When I Switched On a Light
  VIII. Spring, the Sky Rippled with Geese

Australian Chamber Orchestra/Maria Schneider; Dawn Upshaw, s.; Scott Robinson, cl.; Frank Kimbrough, p.; Jay Anderson, bass
ArtistShare ‎AS0121
7:51

Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 1, I
Euclid Quartet
Artek Recordings
9:53

Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 5
  III. Scherzo. Alla Bulgarese (Vivace)
Euclid Quartet
Artek Recordings
5:03

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 In A Major, K. 488, I & III
Concentus Musicus Wien/Harnoncourt; Rudolf Buchbinder, pianoforte
Sony 540904
14:27

Ivan Lins: Guarde nos Olhos
Susan Palma Nidel, fl.; Ivan Lins, voice; Branford Marsalis, sax
Flutewine 1689204494
5:20

Wednesday

Ludwig van Beethoven: Variations and Fugue for Pf. in E-flat Major: I, Var. 15, Finale
Emanuel Ax, p.
Sony 542086
3:49, 11:00, 1:29

Beethoven: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, I. Allegro Con Brio
Cremona Quartet
Audite 92680
4:11

Beethoven: String Quaret in F Major, Op. 135, III. Lento Assai E Cantante Tranquillo
Cremona Quartet
Audite 92680
6:49

Paquito D’Rivera: Invitacion al Danzon
Susan Palma Nidel, fl.; Edward Arron, vc.; Jeewon Park, p.
Flutewine/OhrBach 1689204494
5:47

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70,III & IV
Emerson Quartet; Paul Neubauer, vla.; Colin Carr, vc.
Sony 547060
6:38, 7:08

Xavier Montsalvatge: Nana (Lullaby)
Rachel Barton Pine, v.; Matthew Hagle, p.
Cedille 137
2:33

Thursday

Camille Saint-Saëns: Sonata No. 1 In D Minor, Op. 75
Maria Bachmann, v.; Adam Neiman, p.
Bridge Records 9394
9:29, 2:28, 2:30, :53

Frédéric Chopin: Op. 25, No. 11 Étude in A Minor
Lang Lang, p.
Sony 544960
3:49

Paul Moravec: Concerto For Cello And Orchestra, Montserrat
Boston Modern Orchestra Project/Gil Rose; Matt Haimovitz, cello
BMOP 1024
22:20

Pablo Ziegler: Sandunga fr. Suite Canyengue
Susan Palma Nidel; Borromeo String Quartet
Flutewine 1689204494
4:22

Debussy, arr. Thos. Bergeron: and where were you when I was burning alive, nightingale?
The Thomas Bergeron Quintet
http://thomasbergeronmusic.com/album
2:33

Gerald Stern: Bolero (excerpt)
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/
1:06

Debussy/Bergeron: Epilogue: Goodnight Estelle
The Thomas Bergeron Quintet
http://thomasbergeronmusic.com/album
1:51

Debussy, arr. Heifetz : Beau Soir
Maria Bachmann, v.; Adam Neiman, p.
Bridge Records 9394
3:08

Friday

Stacy Garrop: Helios
Gaudete Brass
Cedille 136
4:31

Frédéric Chopin: Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise, Op. 22
Lang Lang, p.
Sony 48960 544960.548960
5:20, 9:56

Carlos Chavez: Piano Concerto, III
Mexico National Symphony/Carlos Miguel Prieto; Jorge Federico Osorio, p.
Cedille 140
7:11

Dimitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 9, Op. 117, III
Pacifica Quartet
Cedille 138
3:59

Dimitri Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 10, Op. 118, I Pacifica Quartet
Cedille 138
4:34

Chico Buarque/Ivan Lins: Renata Maria/Yemanja
Susan Palma Nidel, fl.; Ivan Lins, voc.; Branford Marsalis, tenor sax
Flutewine/OhrBach 1689204494
7:01

Frédéric Chopin: Berceuse in D-Flat Major, Op. 57
Idil Biret
Naxos 8578213
4:34

Playlists for July 15-19: Arias and Barcarolles

Monday

Lawrence Welk: Bubbles In the Wine (excerpt)
Prestige Elite
2:55

Felix Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words, Op. 62 No. 5
Daniel Barenboim, p.
DG 423931
2:50

Jacques Offenbach: Barcarolle fr. Les Contes d’Hoffman, “Belle nuit”
New Philharmonia Orchestra/Anton Guadagno; Montserrat Caballé, s.; Shirley Verrett, ms.
RCA 60818
4:01
3:59

Bernstein, arr. Bright Sheng: Prelude & Love Duet fr. Arias & Barcarolles
Seattle Symphony Orchestra/Gerard Schwarz; Jane Bunnell, ms.; Dale Duesing, bar.
Delos 3078
5:42

Glenn Miller & Mitchell Parish: Moonlight Serenade
Bluebird 69241
3:25

Verdi: “Libiamo Ne’ Lieti Calici” fr. La Traviata
Rolando Villazón, ten.; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Carlo Rizzi
DG B0005629
3:06

Verdi: “E Strano, Ah Fors’ E Lui, Sempre Libera” fr. La Traviata
Orchestra Of St. Luke’s/Patrick Summers; Renée Fleming, s.; Joseph Calleja, ten.
Lon B0001024
9:59

Teresa Carreño: Venise- Réverie-Barcarolle, Op. 33
Clara Rodriguez, p.
Fundación MMG
2:47

Rossini: Overture fr. William Tell
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Leonard Bernstein
CBS 37240
11:27

Gilbert & Sullivan: The Gondoliers, Act I “From The Sunny Spanish Shore,”
“We’re Called Gondolieri”

Pro Arte Orchestra/Malcolm Sargent; Helen Watts, alto; James Milligan, bs. bar.
EMI 64394
3:50

Tuesday

Franz von Suppé: Overture to Leichte Kavallerie
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Solti
Lon 460982
5:53

Bernstein: “Nachspiel” & “Rabbit at Top Speed” from Arias and Barcarolles
Marilyn Horne, ms.; Martin Katz, p. & voc.
RCA 68771
3:22

Rachmaninov: Barcarolle fr. Morceaux De Salon, Op. 10
Vladimir Horowitz, p.
RCA 63471
3:58

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, K. 620 (excerpts)
Overture
“Dies Bildnis ist Bezaubernd Schön”
“Ach, Ich Fühl’s”
“Ein Mädchen Oder Weibchen”
“Papagena! Papagena!”
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/Neville Marriner; Kiri
Te Kanawa, Cheryl Studer, Fancisco Araiza, Olaf Bär, Eva Lind
Phil 426275
6:55, 4:28, 4:41, :44, 11:50

Anton Rubinstein: Barcarolle No. 2
Sergei Rachmaninov, p.
Newport Classics 60030
4:54

Menotti: Barcarolle fr. Sebastian
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
CBS 45660
3:43

Wednesday

F.W. Meacham, arr. Jerry Gray: American Patrol
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Bluebird 69241
3:20

Ned Rorem: 3 Barcarolles, II
Leon Fleisher, p.
Sony 57338
2:16

Richard Rodney Bennett: Barcarolle
Carol Rosenberger, p.
Delos 3172
3:10

Puccini: La Bohème (excerpts)
“Che Gelida Manina”
“Quando M’En Vo”
Musetta’s Waltz Song
“Vecchia Zimarra, Senti”
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra & Deutsche Oper Chorus/Herbert Von Karajan; Luciano Pavarotti, Mirella Freni, Elizabeth Harwood
Lon 421049
4:51, 5:38, 2:36

Puccini: “O Mio Babbino Caro” fr. Gianni Schicchi
Renée Fleming, s.
Lon B0001024
2:53

Giacomo Puccini: Crisantemi for String Quartet (excerpt)
Emerson String Quartet
DG 471567
6:14

Puccini: “Dammi I Colori…” fr. Tosca
Philharmonia Orchestra & Royal Opera House Chorus/Guiseppe Sinopoli;
Mirella Freni, s.; Plácido Domingo, ten.
DG 431775
4:07

Puccini: “Un Bel Di Vedremo” fr. Madama Butterfly
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Herbert Von Karajan;
Mirella Freni, s.
Lon 417577
4:33

Chopin: Barcarolle In F Sharp, Op. 60, B 158
Garrick Ohlsson, p.
Arab 6686
8:42

J. Garland: In the Mood (excerpt)
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Bluebird 69241
2:31

Thursday

Jerome Kern: “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”
Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians
1:54

Franz Von Suppé: Overture fr. Poet & Peasant
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Georg Solti
CBS 37240
9:51

Ravel: Miroirs: No. 3, Une barque sur l’ocean
Carol Rosenberger, p.
Delos 3172
7:12

Ferde Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite (excerpts)
II. Painted Desert
III. On the Trail
IV. Sunset
New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein
Sony 47544
18:34

Bartok: Barcarolle fr. Out of Doors
Murray Perahia, p.
Sony 63380
2:50

Debussy: L’Isle Joyeuse, L 106
Zoltán Kocsis, p.
Phi 422404
6:06

Friday

J. Mercer, arr. Jerry Gray: G.I. Jive
Glenn Miller & the Army Air Force Band
Bluebird 69241
3:10

Otto Nicolai: Oveture fr. The Merry Wives Of Windsor Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/Neville Marriner
EMI 67227
8:47

Frederic Chopin: Variations In A, B 37, Souvenir De Paganini
Daniel Barenboim, p.
EMI 2117
4:26

Jean-Baptiste Arban: Fantaisie & Variations On The Carnival Of Venice
Schwartz, cor.; Bill Bolcom, p.
Nonesuch 79157
7:44

Herbert L Clarke: Variations on Carnival of Venice
American Serenade Band/Henry Charles Smith; David Hickman, cor.
Summit 114
3:01

Leonard Bernstein: “My House” fr. Peter Pan
Marilyn Horne, ms.; Martin Katz, p.
RCA 68771
3:11

George Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue
Columbia Symphony/Leonard Bernstein; Bernstein, p.
CBS 37242
16:35

Jerry Gray: A String of Pearls (excerpt)
The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Bluebird 69241
1:16

Playlists for July 8-12: Mahler Symphonies, Part II

Monday

Mahler: Symphony No. 4, IV, Sehr behaglich
Mahler, p.
Pickwick 101
1:46

Mahler: “Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder” & “Um Mitternacht” fr. Rückert Lieder
New Philharmonia/Barborolli; Baker, ms.
EMI 66996
7:20

Mahler: Symphony No. 4, I
Berlin Phil/Haitink
Phil 475445
17:28, :23, :49

Mahler: Symphony No. 4, I (excerpt)
Concertgebouw Orch/Bernstein
DG 423607
:22

Mahler: Symphony No. 4, III (excerpt), IV
Berlin Phil/Haitink; McNair, s.
Phil 475445
17:15, :20

Mahler: “Ich atmet’ einen Linden Duft” fr. Rückert Lieder
Bernstein, p.; Fischer-Dieskau, bar.
Sony 61847
3:27

Tuesday

Mahler: Symphony No. 5, I & III
CSO/Solti
Lon 414321
11:53, 16:37

Mahler: Symphony No. 5, IV
New York Phil/Walter
Sony 64457
7:37

Mahler: Kindertotenlieder (excerpts)
Vienna Phil/Walter; Ferrier, alto
EMI 66963
9:27

Wednesday

Mahler: Kindertotenlieder (excerpts)
Vienna Phil/Walter; Ferrier, alto
EMI 66963
13:55

Mahler: Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand, I, finale
Vienna Phil/Bernstein + soloists
DG 532402
24:02, 13:45

Thursday

Mahler: Symphony No. 9, I & II (excerpts)
Columbia Symphony/Walter
Sony 92460
:57, :41

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde, VI
Philharmonia Orch/Klemperer; Wunderlich, ten.; Ludwig, ms.
EMI 66944
29:25

Mahler: Symphony No. 9, I (excerpt) & IV
Columbia Symphony/Walter
Sony 92460
:30, 21:06

Mahler: Symphony No. 5, I (excerpt)
Mahler, p.
Pickwick 101
2:34

Friday

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde, I
Philharmonia Orch/Klemperer; Wunderlich, ten.; Ludwig, ms.
EMI 66944
7:59

Mahler: Symphony No. 10, I (excerpt)
Philadelphia Orch/Ormandy
Sony 67874
1:55

“I Remember Mahler” Radio Interviews (excerpts)
William Mollach
NY Phil Special Edition Mahler Box Set
2:03

Mahler: “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen” fr. Rückert Lieder
Cleveland Orch/Dohnányi; van Dam, bass bar.
Live @ the Salzburg Festival, 1992
7:00

Mahler: Symphony No. 10, V
Philadelphia Orch/Ormandy
Sony 67874
21:26

Radio Int. Excerpts
Wm. Malloch
1:05, 1:02

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde, VI (excerpt)
Philharmonia Orch/Klemperer; Wunderlich, ten.; Ludwig, ms.
EMI 66944
4:13

Mahler: Symphony No. 5, IV (excerpt)
CSO/Solti
Lon 414321
3:08

Playlists for July 1-5: Mahler Symphonies, Part I

Apologies for the late delivery of these listings!

Monday

Rott: Symphony in E Major (excerpts)
Cincinnati Philharmonia/Samuel
Helios 55140
1:16, :45, 1:13

Mahler: Symphony No. 2, III (excerpt)
New York Phil/Walter
Sony 64447
:26

Mahler: Das Klagende Lied (excerpts)
Hallé Orch/Nagano; Blochwitz, ten.; Hagegård, bs.
Elatus 927490162
7:57, 1:04

Mahler: Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen
Vienna Phil/Bernstein; Hampson, bar.
DG 431682
17:26

Mahler: Symphony No. 1, Titan, I
Columbia Symphony/Walter
Sony 64447
13:19

Tuesday

Mahler: “Ging Heut Morgen Übers Feld” fr. Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen
Mahler, p.
Pickwick 101
2:51

Mahler: “Hans und Grete” fr. Lieder und Gesange
Kirchschlager, ms.; Deutsch, p.
Sony 68344
2:12

Mahler: Symphony No. 1, Titan, II, III & IV
LPO/Tennstedt
EMI 72941
7:45, 10:50, :08, :12, 19:16

Mahler: “Ich Ging Mit Lust Durch Einen Grünen Wald”
Mahler, p.; Carlson, ms.
Pickwick 101
1:42, 3:14, 2:08

Wednesday

Mahler: Symphony No. 2, III (excerpts)
New York Phil/Walter
Sony 64447
2:33

Mahler: Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, I
Philharmonia Orch/Klemperer
EMI 67255
19:02

Mahler: Symphony No. 2, II
LSO/Stokowski
BBC Legends 4136
10:18, 1:29

“I Remember Mahler” Radio Interviews (excerpts)
William Mollach
NY Phil Special Edition Mahler Box Set
:57

Mahler: “Des Antonius von Padua Fischpre-digt” fr. Des Knaben Wunderhorn
LSO/Szell; Fischer-Dieskau, bar.
EMI 67256
3:58

NYPO broadcasts (excerpt)
Bruno Walter
NY Phil Special Edition Mahler Box Set
1:00

Mahler: Symphony No. 2, III & IV + V (excerpt)
NY Phil/Walter; Forrester, ms.
Sony 64447
14:56 + 1:34

Thursday

Mahler: Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, excerpt + IV & V
NY Phil/Walter; Forrester, ms.; Cundari, s.
Sony 64447
:33, 33:49

Mahler: “Ablösung im Sommer” fr. Lieder und Gesänge
Kirchschlager, ms.; Deutsch, p.
Sony 68344
1:39

Mahler: Symphony No. 3, III
New York Phil/Bernstein
Sony 61831
17:54

Friday

Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in d minor, I, IV & V
NY Phil/Bernstein; Ludwig, ms.
Sony 61831
34:38, 13:33

Mahler: “Wenn Mein Schatz Hochzeit Macht” fr. Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen
Columbia Symphony Orch/Walter; Miller, ms.
Sony 64447
4:03

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