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Playlist #784: 2007-04-23

Monday, April 23rd, 2007
Edgard Varèse: Offrandes / Offerings: Chanson de là-haut / Song from on high; La croix du sud / The southern cross (1921)
Phyllis Bryn-Julson S / Orchestre National de France | French National Orchestra / Kent Nagano cond (Erato Musifrance 4509-92137-2)
Modest Musorgski: Картинки с выставки / Pictures from an exhibition: №4, Bydło / Cattle; №5, Балет невылупившихся птенцов / Ballet of the unhatched chicks (1874)
Sergei Prokofiev pf via Duo-Art roll 6591, rec. 1923 (Fonè 90 F 15 CD)
Sergei Prokofiev: Токката / Toccata, op. 11 (1912)
Sergei Prokofiev pf via Duo-Art roll 6391, rec. 1921 (Fonè 90 F 15 CD)
Aleksandr Skriabin: Prelude, op. 45 no. 3 (1905); Winged poem, op. 51 no. 3 (1906)
Sergei Prokofiev pf via Duo-Art roll 6512, rec. 1922 (Fonè 90 F 15 CD)
Sergei Prokofiev: Легенда / Legend, op. 12, no. 6 (ca. 1913)
Sviatoslav Richter pf (Philips 438 627-2)
Sergei Prokofiev: Четыре пьесы для фортепиано: №1, Танец; №4, Вальс / Four pieces for piano, Op. 32: no. 1, Dance; no. 4, Waltz (1918)
Sviatoslav Richter pf (Philips 438 627-2)
Sergei Prokofiev: Fantasia improvised on themes from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Шехерезада / Scheherezade, op. 35 (1888 / 1926)
Sergei Prokofiev pf via Duo-Art roll 7001, rec. 1926 (Fonè 90 F 15 CD)
Anon.: Robaidh dona gòrach / Silly naughty Robbie (18th c.)
Laura Risk fiddle / Jacqueline Schwab pf (Dorian DOR-90264)
Franz Schubert: Der Wanderer / The wanderer, D. 489 (1816)
Hans Hotter BBar / Michael Raucheisen pf (Grammofono 2000 AB 78690)
Franz Schubert: Geheimes / Secret, D. 719 (1821)
Hans Hotter BBar / Michael Raucheisen pf (Grammofono 2000 AB 78690)

Playlist #783: 2007-04-16

Monday, April 16th, 2007
George Antheil: Symphony no. 5, “Joyous” (1947-48)
Vienna Philharmonia / Herbert Haefner cond (Other Minds 1003-2)
Henryk Górecki: Szeroka woda / Broad waters, op. 39: “Polne róże rwała” / “She plucked wild roses” (1981)
Lira Chamber Chorus / Lucy Ding cond (Elektra Nonesuch 79348, Miserere)
Claude Debussy: En blanc et noir / In white and black, L. 134 (1915)
Sviatoslav Richter, Benjamin Britten pf (M&A CD 709, rec. live, 1967 Aldeburgh Festival)
David Byrne: The Catherine wheel: “What a day that was” (1981)
David Byrne egtrs eb syns / John Cooksey dms / Steve Scales congas (Sire 3645-2)

Playlist #782: 2007-04-09

Monday, April 9th, 2007
Aulis Sallinen, arr. Kronos Quartet: Vinter var hård / Winter was hard (1989)
San Francisco Girls Chorus / Elizabeth Appling dir / Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, John Sherba vn / Hank Dutt va / Joan Jeanrenaud vc (Elektra Nonesuch P79181)
Samuel Barber: Quartet for strings in B minor, op. 11: II, Adagio (1936)
Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, John Sherba vn / Hank Dutt va / Joan Jeanrenaud vc (Elektra Nonesuch P79181)
Krzystof Penderecki: Ofiarom Hiroszimy – tren / Threnody for the victims of Hiroshima (1959-61)
Narodowa Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia w Katowicach | Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra / Krzystof Penderecki cond (EMI C 065-02 484)
Edgard Varèse: Amériques (1920-21)
Orchestre National de France | French National Orchestra / Kent Nagano cond (Erato Musifrance 4509-92137-2)
Edgard Varèse: Offrandes / Offerings: “La croix du sud” / “The southern cross” (1921)
Phyllis Bryn-Julson S / Orchestre National de France | French National Orchestra / Kent Nagano cond (Erato Musifrance 4509-92137-2)
Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo in C major, op. 119 no. 3 (1893)
Richard Goode pf (Elektra Nonesuch 79154-2)

Playlist #781: 2007-04-02

Monday, April 2nd, 2007
Henry Bishop: “Foresters, sound the cheerful horn”
Thomas Arne: “Sigh no more, ladies”
Thomas Arne: “Elegy on the death of Mr Shenstone”
The Hilliard Ensemble: David James Ct / Rogers Covey-Crump, John Potter, Paul Elliott T / Paul Hillier, Michael George, Michael Pearce B (Harmonia Mundi 901153)
Zoltán Kodály: Duo for violin and violoncello, op. 7 (1914)
Nils-Erik Sparf vn / Elemér Lavotha vc (BIS CD-172)
Krzystof Penderecki: Jutrznia / Utrenja, I, Złożenie Chrystusa do grobu / The entombment of Christ (1969-71)
Boris Carmeli Bprof / Chór Harcerski / Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir / Andrzej Markowski cond (Muza PNCD 018)
John McLaughlin: Wings of karma (1974)
Mahavishnu Orchestra: John McLaughlin egtr / Jean-Luc Ponty vn / Gayle Moran kbd & voc / Marsha Westbrook va / Carol Shive vn & voc / Philip Hirschi vc & voc / Narada Michael Walden dms / Ralphe Armstrong eb & voc / London Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas cond & pf (Sony CK 46111)

Playlist #780: 2007-03-26

Monday, March 26th, 2007
Arnold Schoenberg: Drei deutsche Volkslieder, bearbeitet für gemischten Chor / Three German folksongs, arranged for mixed chorus: “Herzlieblich Lieb, durch Scheiden” / “Sweetheart love, by parting”; “Schein uns, du liebe Sonne” / “Shine on us, dear sun” (1928)
BBC Singers / Pierre Boulez cond (Sony S2K 44571)
Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht / Transfigured night (1899, original version for string sextet)
J. Parennin, M. Charpentier vn / D. Marton, S. Collot va / P. Penassou, M. Tournus vc / Pierre Boulez cond (Everest 3170, rec. 1967)
Arnold Schoenberg: Drei deutsche Volkslieder, bearbeitet für gemischten Chor / Three German folksongs, arranged for mixed chorus: “Es gingen zwei Gespielen gut” / “Two playmates were walking” ; “Herzlieblich Lieb, durch Scheiden” / “Sweetheart love, by parting”; “Schein uns, du liebe Sonne” / “Shine on us, dear sun” (1928)
BBC Singers / Pierre Boulez cond (Sony S2K 44571)
Arnold Schoenberg: Die Jakobsleiter / Jacob’s ladder: Großes symphonisches Zwischenspiel / Big symphonic interlude (1907)
Mady Mesplé S / BBC Singers / BBC Symphony Orchestra / Pierre Boulez cond (Sony SMK 48462)

Playlist #779: 2007-03-19

Friday, March 23rd, 2007
Max Reger: Sonata for viola and piano in B♭ major, op. 107 (1908-09)
Nobuko Imai va / Ronald Brautigam pf (BIS CD-1211, Reger, music for viola)
Robert Muczynski: Sonata for alto saxophone and piano, op. 29
Alex Mitchell asx / Jeremy Limb pf (Naxos 8.559241, American saxophone music)
John Tavener: Lament for Jerusalem, excerpts (2002)
Angharad Gruffydd Jones S / Peter Crawford Ct / Choir of London / Choir of London Orchestra / Jeremy Summerly cond (Naxos 8.557826)

Playlist #778: 2007-03-12

Monday, March 12th, 2007
Henry Cowell: Elegie (ca. 1941); The banshee (1925)
Cheryl Seltzer pf (MHS 7370Y)
Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa, Concerto for two violins, string orchestra, and prepared piano (1977)
Adele Anthony, Gil Shaham vn / Erik Risberg pr pf / Göteberg Symphony Orchestra / Neeme Järvi cond (DG 289 457 647-2)
Franz Schubert: Allegretto in C minor, D 915 (1827-04-26)
Paul Badura-Skoda pf (Astrée AS 53)
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Stimmung (excerpt) (1968)
Singcircle / Gregory Rose dir (Hyperion CDA 66115)
Leavenworth: Untitled: trks 29 – 31 (2002)
Leavenworth: Cactus egtr / Elvis dms (Red Net Records)
E. Floyd, M. Rice, R. Thomas: The breakdown (part 1) (1970)
Rufus Thomas voc / Stax Studio Band (Stax 0098)

Playlist #777: 2007-03-05

Monday, March 5th, 2007

Heitor Villa-Lobos’s 120th . . .

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasilieras no. 9, II: Fuga (1945)
Orchestre Nationale de la Radiodiffusion Française / Heitor Villa-Lobos cond (EMI CDH 7 61015 2)
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Gênesis (1954)
Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bratislava / Roberto Duarte cond (Marco Polo 8.223357)
György Ligeti: Sonata for violoncello solo (1948/1953)
Matt Haimovitz vc (Oxingale Records Goulash!)
Somei Satoh: The heavenly spheres are illuminated by lights (1979)
Margaret Leng Tan pf / Lise Messier S / Michael Pugliese perc (New Albion NA008)
Erik Satie: Caresse (~1897)
Michel LeGrand pf (Erato 4509-92857-2)
Jimi Hendrix / Beautiful People: Stone crazy (1994)
Beautiful People (Continuum 19315, If 60’s were 90’s)

Playlist #775: 2007-02-19

Monday, February 19th, 2007
Radiohead (T. Yorke / J. Greenwood / E. O’Brien / C. Greenwood / P. Selway): Everything in its right place (2000)
Christopher O’Riley pf (Odyssey SK 87321, True love waits: Christopher O’Riley plays Radiohead)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano sonata no. 8 in C minor, op. 13 (”Pathétique”) (1798)
Enid Katahn pf / Edward Foote pf-technical (Gaspard GSCD 332, Beethoven in the temperaments)
Carl Vine: Sonata for flute and piano (1992)
Immanuel Davis fl / Stephen Gosling pf (Overdressed Late Guy Productions OLGP-245CD)
Gustave Charpentier: Louise: “Depuis le jour” (1887-1900)
Leontyne Price S / RCA Italiana Orchestra / Francesco Molinari-Pradelli cond (RCA 6587-2-RC, Aria)
Gian-Carlo Menotti: Amahl and the night visitors: “Thank you, good friends” (1951)
Chet Allen S / Andrew McKinley T / Leon Lishner Bar / NBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus / Thomas Schippers cond (RCA 6485-2-RG)

Playlist #774: 2007-02-12

Monday, February 12th, 2007

Friday 2-16 is the centennial of Alec Wilder, a remarkable figure in American music. The great historian of American popular song in the first half of the 20th century, he was also a brilliant composer of songs himself, with complete disregard for walls between “art” song, jazz, and pop. Tonight’s show started with a barely-scratching-surface tour of his songwriting, with soprano Valerie Errante.

Alec Wilder:
“In the morning” (a)
“Moon and sand” (b)
“Margaret” (a)
“The plowman” (c)
“Moon and sand” (d)
“The rose on the wind” (a)
“Blackberry winter” / “The echoes of my life” (b)
a – Valerie Errante S / Robert Wason pf
b – Valerie Errante S / Robert Wason pf / Aleck Brinkman b
c – Valerie Errante S / Ken Meyer gtr
d – David Liebman tsx / Marius Beets b / Eric Ineke dms
(a, b, c – Albany Records TROY 404, Eastman American Music Series, vol. 10: Songs of Alec Wilder; d – Daybreak DB CHR 75214)
Arvo Pärt: Fratres (1977/1992)
Gil Shaham vn / Roger Carlsson perc / Göteborgs Symfoniker / Neeme Järvi cond (DG 289 457 647-2)
Aaron Copland: Nocturne
Maria Bachmann vn / Jon Klibonoff pf (Endeavour 1020, The red violin)
George Gershwin: My one and only / Rialto ripples rag
Maria Bachmann vn / Jon Klibonoff pf (Endeavour 1020, The red violin)