Saturday, December 13 2014

---FIRST HALF HOUR---

:04—Bernard Rogers (1893-1968): “Dances With Pennons,” Frederick Fennell, Eastman Wind Ensemble [Mercury 432 754].

:08—James Yannatos (1929-2011): “Aria,” from Sym. No. 3, “Prisms,” James Yannatos, Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra [Albany 400].

:12—Lester Trimble (1923-1986): Sym. No. 3, “Tricentennial,” finale, Julius Hegyi, Albany Symphony [CRI 555].

:22—Virgil Thomson (1896-1989): “Symphony on a Hymn Tune,” third move., 1928, James Sedares, New Zealand Symphony [Naxos 8.559022].

:26—Marc Blitzstein (1905-1964): Piano Concerto, excerpt, 1931, Michael Barrett, piano; Lukas Foss, Brooklyn Philharmonic [CRI 554].

---SECOND HALF HOUR---

:30—Philip Glass (1937- ): Harpsichord Concerto, first move., Christopher Lewis, harpsichord and John McMurtery, flute w/Kevin Mallon, West Side Chamber Orchestra [Naxos 8.573146].

:39—Adolphus Hailstork (1941- ): Sym. No. 3, scherzo, 2003, David Lockington, Grand Rapids Symphony [Naxos 8.559295].

:44—Aaron Copland (1900-1990): Short Symphony, finale, 1933, Leonard Slatkin, Saint Louis Symphony [RCA 68292].

:50—Roy Harris (1898-1979): “Recreation,” 1942, Geoffrey Burleson, piano [Naxos 8.559664].

:54—David Diamond (1915-2005): Rounds for String for Orchestra, finale, Gerard Schwarz, Seattle Sym. [Delos 3189].

---THIRD HALF HOUR---

:04--Virgil Thomson (1896-1989): Sym. No. 2, first move., 1941, James Sedares, New Zealand Symphony [Naxos 8.559022].

:09—Roy Harris (1898-1979): Violin Concerto, excerpt, Gregory Fulkerson, violin w/Lawrence Leighton Smith, Louisville Orchestra [Albany 012].

:20-- Harold Shapero (1920-2013): “Symphony for Classical Orchestra,” scherzo, Andre Previn, Los Angeles Philharmonic [New World 373].

:26—Easley Blackwood (1933- ): Sym. No. 5, excerpt from finale, Charles Munch, Boston Symphopny [Cedille 90000].

---FOURTH HALF HOUR---

:30—Walter Piston (1894-1976): Sym. No. 3, finale, James Yannatos, Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra [Albany 400].

:36—David Ward-Steinman (1936- ): Concerto No. 2 for Chamber Orchestra, first move., 1962, David Amos, City of London Sinfonia [Harmonia Mundi 906011].

:43—Quincy Jones (1933- ): “Meet Benny Bailey,” Quincy Jones & His Orchestra, from “Big Band Renaissance” [Smithsonian 17618].  

:46-- Roy Harris (1898-1979): “Orchestrations,” 1972, Geoffrey Burleson, piano [Naxos 8.559664].

:48—Philip Glass (1937- ): Harpsichord Concerto, finale, Christopher Lewis, harpsichord, w/Kevin Mallon, West Side Chamber Orchestra [Naxos 8.573146].

:54--Aaron Copland (1900-1990): Dance Symphony, finale, 1929, Leonard Slatkin, Saint Louis Symphony [RCA 68292].

Saturday, December 6 2014

---FIRST HALF HOUR---

:04—William Walton (1902-1983): Funeral March from “Hamlet,” Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields [Chandos 8842].

:08—Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): “A Pastoral Symphony,” slow move., 1922, Adrian Boult, London Philharmonic, 1968 [EMI 64018]. Studying ancient music provided him with a lifetime of inspiration.

:16--Arthur Honegger (1892-1955): Sym. No. 4, “Basel Delights,” first move., Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Laussanne Chamber Orchestra [Virgin Classics 91486-2].

---SECOND HALF HOUR---

:30—Arthur Bliss (1891-1975): “Blue,” from “A Colour Symphony,” 1922-1932, Vernon Handley, Ulster Orchestra [Chandos 10221].

:40—Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): Sym. No. 5, slow move., 1943, Andre Previn, London Symphony [RCA Victor 60586-2].

:54—Howard Hanson (1896-1981): Sym. No. 6, slow move. (1968), Gerard Schwarz, Seattle Symphony [Naxos 8.559704].

---THIRD HALF HOUR---

:04—Jean Sibelius (1865-1957): Sym. No. 6, scherzo, 1923, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Finnish Radio Symphony [RCA Victor 60157-2].

:08—Franz Schreker (1878-1934): Chamber Symphony, scherzo, Franz Welser-Most, Salzburg Chamber Academy [EMI 27973].

:15—Edward Elgar (1857-1934): Sym. No. 2, third move., Andre Previn, Royal Philharmonic [Philips 454250-2].

:24—Frank Bridge (1879-1941): Suite for Strings, finale, William Boughton, English String Orchestra [Nimbus 5068].

---FOURTH HALF HOUR---

:30—Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951): Second Chamber Symphony, scherzo and finale, 1906-1939, Mario Venzago, German Chamber Symphony [Virgin Classics 91173].

:42—Vernon Duke: “The Poet and His Wife,” from “Homage to Boston,” 1945, Scott Dunn, piano [Naxos 8.559286].

:44—Joaquin Turina (1882-1949): Violin Sonata No. 2, middle move., Marianna Thorsen, violin; Ian Brown, piano [Hyperion 67889].

:47—Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000): Sym. No. 2, “Mysterious Mountain,” finale, Dennis Russell Davies, American Composers Orchestra [MusicMasters 60204].

:53—Erich Korngold (1897-1957): Second Quartet, first move., 1933, Doric String Quartet (Chandos 10611].

Saturday, November 29 2014

---FIRST HALF HOUR---

:04—Ralph Vaughan Williams: “Intermezzo,” from “The Mayor of Casterbridge,” incidental music to a Hardy dramatization, 1951, Paul Daniel, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic [Albion 016].

:07—Ralph Vaughan Williams: “Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis,” Barry Wordsworth, New Queen’s Hall Orchestra [London 455 612-2].

:24—Percy Grainger: Hill-Song No. 2, Geoffrey Simon, Melbourne Symphony [Koch 3-7003-2].

---SECOND HALF HOUR---

:30—Peter Warlock: “Capriol Suite,” first move., Richard Studt, Bournemouth Sinfonietta [Naxos 8.550823].

:33—Howard Hanson: “Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Youth,” Carol Rosenberger, piano w/Gerard Schwarz, Seattle Symphony [Delos 3092].

:45—Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: “Russian Easter Overture,” Op. 36, Eugene Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra [Sony 89956].

---THIRD HALF HOUR---

:04—Ralph Vaughan Williams: “Casterbridge,” from “The Mayor of Casterbridge,” incidental music to a Hardy dramatization, Paul Daniel, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic [Albion 016].

:07—Samuel Barber: “Second Essay for Orchestra,” Op. 17, Neeme Jarvi, Detroit Symphony [Chandos 9908].

:17—William Grant Still (1895-1978): Sym. No. 4, finale, 1947, John Jeter, Ft. Smith Symphony [Naxos 8.559603].

---FOURTH HALF HOUR---

:30—Samuel Barber: “Essay for Orchestra,” Op. 12, David Zinman, Baltimore Symphony [Argo 436 288-2].

:38—Gustav Holst: Ostinato, middle move. From “St. Paul’s Suite,” Richard Studt, Bournemouth Sinfonietta [Naxos 8.550823].

:40—John Williams: “Essay for Strings,” Ronald Feldman, London Symphony [Denouement Records 1003].

:46-- Samuel Barber: “Third Essay for Orchestra,” Op. 47, Neeme Jarvi, Detroit Symphony [Chandos 9908].

Saturday, November 22 2014

---FIRST HALF HOUR---

:04—Steve Howe: “Mood for a Day,” Yes, from “Fragile,” 1972 [Atlantic 82667-2].

:07—Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 3, No. 11, Steve Howe, guitars [Atlantic 65341].

:13—Brahms: “Cans and Brahms,” Rick Wakeman, synth, from “Roundabout,” Yes, 1972 [Atlantic 82667-2].

:15—Beethoven: Triple Concerto, excerpt, William Orbit, synth, from “Pieces in a Modern Style,” [WEA 398 428 957-2].

:21—The Nice: Intermezzo (from Sibelius’s Karelia Suite), The Nice, from “Ars Longa, Vita Brevis,” 1968, Keith Emerson, synth; Lee Jackson, bass; Davy O’List, guitar; Brian Davison, drums [ESM CD 646].

---SECOND HALF HOUR---

:30—Chick Corea: “Spain,” second and third movements, Chick Corea w/Steven Mercurio, London Philharmonic [Sony 61799-2].

:45—Alberto Ginastera: Piano Concerto No. 1, finale, Dora De Marinis, piano, w/Julio Malaval, Sloval Radio Symphony [Naxos 8.555283].

:52—Emerson Lake & Palmer: “Toccata,” from “Brain Salad Surgery,” 1973 [Rhino 72459-2].

---THIRD HALF HOUR---

:04—Steve Howe: “Mood for a Day,” Steve Howe with David Palmer, London Philharmonic [RCA Victor 61938-2].

:08—Frank Zappa: “Igor’s Boogie,” Ensemble Ambrosius [Musical Heritage Society 5163433].

:10-- Frank Zappa: “Igor’s Boogie,” Omnibus Wind Ensemble [Opus 19423].

:12—The Nice: “Acceptance” (from Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3), The Nice, from “Ars Longa, Vita Brevis,” 1968, Keith Emerson, synth; Lee Jackson, bass; Davy O’List, guitar; Brian Davison, drums [ESM CD 646].

:17—Grohl-Cobain-Novoselic: “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” The Bad Plus, from “These Are the Vista” [Columbia 87040].

:23—Jon Anderson: “Long Distance Runaround,” Wendy Lewis w/The Bad Plus, from “For All I Care” [Heads Up 3148].

:27—John Cage: “In a Landscape,” William Orbit, synth, from “Pieces in a Modern Style,” [WEA 398 428 957-2].

---FOURTH HALF HOUR---

:30—Igor Stravinsky: “Rite of Spring,” The Bad Plus, from “Rite of Spring,” Reid Anderson, bass and electronics; Ethan Iverson, piano; David King drums [Columbia 02405 2].

:39-- Igor Stravinsky: “Rite of Spring,” Hubert Laws, flute w/Ron Carter, bass; Dave Friedman, vibes; Bob James, piano; Wally Kane, bassoon; and others; arranged by Dave Sebesky [Epic ZK 45479].

:48—Gyorgy Legeti: Etude No. 8, The Bad Plus, from “For All I Care” [Heads Up 3148].

:52—Heart: “Barracuda,” Wendy Lewis w/The Bad Plus, from “For All I Care” [Heads Up 3148].

:56—Frank Zappa: “Night School,” Ensemble Ambrosius [Musical Heritage Society 5163433].