Saturday, April 18 2015

---FIRST HALF HOUR---

:04—Trad.: Irish Lullaby, Dennis James, glass, w/Emerson String Quartet [SK 89047].

:06—Philip Glass (1937- ): Quartet No. 4, first move., Kronos Quartet [Nonesuch 79356].

:15—Benjamin Britten (1913-1976): “Cello Symphony,” finale, Zuill Bailey, cello w/Grant Llewellyn, North Carolina Symphony [Telarc 34412].

:24—Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992): “Visions from Beyond,” first move., excerpt, Myung-Whun Chung, Bastille Opera Orchestra [DG 439 929].

:26--Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992): Interlude from “Quartet for the End of Time,” Ida Kavafian, violin, Fred Sherry, cello, Richard Stoltzman, clarinet [RCA 57835].

---SECOND HALF HOUR---

:30—Gilbert & Sullivan: “Three Little Maids,” from “The Mikado,” soundtrack from the film “Topsy-Turvy,” [Sony].

:32—Michael Dougherty: “Rhinestone Kickstep,” from “Tombeau de Liberace,” Markus Stenz, London Sinfonietta [Argo 289 458 145].

:34—Russell Peck: “Drastic Measures,” Prism Quartet [Koch 37024].

:44—Claude Bolling: “Spirituelle,” Maurice Andre, piccolo trmpet w/Claude Bolling, Guy Pederson and Daniel Humair [MK 36731].

:50—Larry fast: “Legacy,” from “Synergy” [Passport].

---THIRD HALF HOUR---

:04—Garry Eister (1952- ): Quintet For Glass & Strings, finale, Dennis James, glass, w/Emerson String Quartet [SK 89047].

:09—Jeff Peterson: “Piazzolliana,” played by Ian O’Sullivan from his album “Born and Raised.”

:14—Pat Metheny: “Expansion,” from “The Orchestrion Project,” [Nonesuch 531821].

:23—Steve Reich: Double Sextet, finale, Bang on a Can All-Stars [Nonesuch 79786].

---FOURTH HALF HOUR---

:30—Artie Shaw: “Special Delivery Stomp,” Artie Shaw and the Gramercy Five, including Johnny Guarneri, harpsichord [Bluebird 57637].

:33—Sauter/Finnegan: “Doodletown Fifers,” Sauter-Finnegan Orchestra [BMG CCM-078].

:36—Henry Mancini: “Pink Panther,” from 1963 movie [RCA 67997].

:39—Meredith Willson: “76 Trombones,” The London Trombone Sound [Cala Records 0108].

:43—Lennon/McCartney: “Ob La Di, Ob La Da,” with a nod to Schubert’s “Erlkonig” [Mona Lisa 21087]

Saturday, April 11 2015

---FIRST HALF HOUR---

:04—Philip Glass (Jan. 31, 1937 (78)- ): Etude No. 1, 2003, Maki Namekawa, piano [OMM 0098].

:09—Jennifer Higdon (Dec. 31, 1962 (52)- ): Concerto for Orchestra, second move., 2002,  Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony [Telarc 80620].

:14—Kevin Kaska (1972- ): Andantino for Cello & Harp, 2011, Andrew Shulman, cello; Gayle Levant, harp [DR 1008].

:24—David Ludwig (1974- ): Concerto for Violin, Cello & Orchestra, finale, 2011, Jaime Laredo, violin; Sharon Robinson, cello; Sarah Hicks, Vermont Symphony [Bridge 93542].

---SECOND HALF HOUR---

:30—Kevin Kaska (1972- ): Capriccio for Flute & Seven Instruments, 2011, Paul Fried and Los Angeles Chamber Artists [DR 1008].

:40—Jennifer Higdon (Dec. 31, 1962 (52)- ): Concerto for Orchestra, first move., 2002, Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony [Telarc 80620].

:49—Frank Ticheli (Jan. 21, 1958 (57)- ): “Wild Nights!” 2007, Gene Corporon, North Texas Wind Symphony [Mark 84712].

:57—Samuel Hazo (1966- ): “Ride,” 2003, Jack Stamp, IUP Brass Ensebmble [Klavier 11141].

---THIRD HALF HOUR---

:04—Michael Torke (Sept. 22, 1961 (53)- ): “Coral Gables, Early Morning,” 2014, from “Miami Grands,” Georgi Danchev, The Miami Grand Circle [Ectsatic 92251].

:08—Jennifer Higdon (Dec. 31, 1962 (52)- ): “To the Point,” from “Impressions,” 2003, Cypress String Quartet [Naxos 8.559298].

:12--Jennifer Higdon (Dec. 31, 1962 (52)- ): “Skyline,” 2002, Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony [Telarc 80620].

:20—John Adams (Feb. 15, 1947 (68)- ): “Son of Chamber Symphony,” finale, 2007, John Adams, International Contemporary Ensemble [Nonesuch 98008].

---FOURTH HALF HOUR---

:30—Donald Reid Womack (1956- ): “Makai,” from “Aina,” 2011, The Palasades Virtuosi [Albany 1481].

:34—Lowell Liebermann (Feb. 22, 1961 (54)- : Concerto for Orchestra, first move., 2002, Grant Llewllyn, BBC Symphony [BBC 13802].

:42—Cindy McTee (Feb. 20, 1953 (62)- ): “Tempus Fugit,” 2010, Leonard Slatkin, Detroit Symphony [Naxos 8.559765].

:45—Steve Reich (Oct. 3, 1936 (77)- ): Mallet Quartet, finale, 2009, “So Percussion,” a quartet of two vibes and two marimbas [Nonesuch 96457].

:50—Paul Moravec (Nov. 2, 1957 (57)- ): Scherzo, 2002, Trio Solisti [Naxos 8.559323].

:54—Paul Moravec (Nov. 2, 1957 (57)- ): same work for septet, third move. from Chamber Symphony, Marya Martin flute and musicians [Naxos 8.559393].

Saturday, April 4 2015

---FIRST HALF HOUR---

:04—Ravel: Trio, 1914, 2nd move., Joshua Bell, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Stephen Isserlis [London 425 860-2].

:08—Ravel: “Tombeau de Couperin,” 1914-1917, finale, Charles Dutoit, Montreal Symphony [London 410 254-2].

:12—Mozart: 40th Symphony, finale, 1788, Rafael Kubelik, Bavarian Radio Symphony [MK 36703].

:17—Mozart: 41st Symphony, “Jupiter,” finale, 1788, Karl Bohm, Berlin Philharmonic [DG 447 416-2].

:25—Bartok: Quartet No. 6, 1939, Emerson String Quartet [DG 423 657-2].

:27—Bartok: Divertimento, finale, 1939, Yehudi Menuhin, English Chamber Orchestra [Nimbus 5086].

---SECOND HALF HOUR---

:30—Beethoven: Sym. No. 7, Op. 92, finale, 1812, Otmar Suitner, Staatskapelle Berlin [ Denon 37703].

:34—Beethoven: Sym. No. 8, Op. 93, finale, 1812, Gerard Schwarz, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra [Delos 3013].

:38—Tchaikovsky: “Marche Slave,” Op. 31, 1876, Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic [DG 419 176-2].

:41—Tchaikovsky: “Francesca da Rimini,” Op. 32, 1876, Seiji Ozawa, Berlin Philharmonic (EMI 547 375].

:45—Copland: “Dance Symphony,” 1925, Marin Alsop, Bournemouth Symphony [Naxos 8.559359].

:47—Copland: “Music for the Theatre,” 1925, Dennis Russell Davies, Orchestra of St. Luke’s [MusicMasters 60162].

:51—Ravel: Lefthand Piano Concerto, 1929, Francois-Rene Duchable w/Armin Jordan, Orchestre da la Suisse Romande [Erato 85323-2].

:55—Ravel: Piano Concerto in G, 1929, Martha Argerich w/Claudio Abbado, London Symphony [DG 423 665-2].

---THIRD HALF HOUR---

:04—Stravinsky: “Tango,” 1940, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.[DG 34582].

:08—Stravinsky: Symphony in C, 1940, 3rd move., Michael Tilson Thomas, London Symphony [Sony 53275].

:13—Prokofiev: “Classical Symphony,” Op. 25, 1917, Yoel Levi, Atlanta Symphony [Telarc 80289].

:17—Prokofiev: Third Piano Concerto, Op. 26, 1917-21, Martha Argerich w/Charles Dutoit, Montreal Symphony [EMI 56654-2].

:21—Rimsky-Korsakov: “Scheherazade,” Op. 35, 1888, third move., Zubin Mehta, Israel Philharmonic [Sony 69250-2].

:25—Rimsky-Korsakov: “Russian Easter,” Op. 36, 1888, Leonard Slatkin, Saint Louis Symphony [Telarc 80072].

---FOURTH HALF HOUR---

:30—Debussy: Quartet, 1893, Emerson String Quartet [DG 445 509-2].

:34—Debussy: “Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune,” 1894, Andre Previn, Los Angeles Philharmonic [Philips 446 484-2].

:43—Gershwin: “Lady Be Good,” 1924, Ella Fitzgerald w/Hank Jones, Ray Brown and Buddy Rich [Verve].

:46—Gershwin: “Rhapsody in Blue,” 1924, Lincoln Mayorga, piano w/Steven Richman, New York Harmonie Ensemble [Harmonia Mundi 90749].

:52—John Adams: “The Chairman Dances,” 1985, Edo de Waart, San Francisco Symphony [Nonesuch 79144-2].

:56—John Adams: “Harmonielehre,” Simon Rattle, City of Birmingham Symphony [EMI 55051 2].

Saturday, March 28 2015

---FIRST HALF HOUR---

:04—Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Sonata in D major, finale, Monica Jakuc, fortepiano [Titanic 214].

:08—Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): “Surprise Symphony,” second move., Nigel Simpson, Royal Promenade Orchestra [Quintessence 2030].

:15—Elgar: Sym. No. 2, third move., Andre Previn, London Philharmonic [Philips 454 250].

:24—Elgar: “Enigma Variations,” finale, John Eliot Gardiner, Vienna Philharmonic [DG 463 265].

---SECOND HALF HOUR---

:30—Mozart: Overture to “Bastien et Bastienne,” K. 50, Leopold Hager, English Chamber Orchestra [Novalis 150 041].

:32—Mozart: Sym. No. 25, first move., Gunter Kehr, Mainz Chamber Orchestra, [Cameo 8814].

:35—Paul Dukas (1865-1935): Fanfare from “La peri,” Armin Jordan, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande [Erato 88089].

:38—Paul Dukas: (1865-1935): “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” Yan Pascal Tortelier, Ulster Orchestra [Chandos 24132].

:50—Arthur Honegger (1892-1935): “Death of Jean Valjean,” from “Les Miserables Suite,” 1927, Adriano, Czech Radio Symphony of Bratislava [Marco Polo 8.223134].

:53—Arthur Honegger (1892-1955): “Pacific 2-3-1,” Charles Dutoit, Bavarian Radio Symphony [Erato 88171].

---THIRD HALF HOUR---

:04—Samuel Barber (1910-1981): Sym. No. 1, Op. 9, finale, David Zinman, Baltimore Symphony [Argo 436 288-2].

:08—Samuel Barber (1910-1981): “The School for Scandal,” Leonard Slatkin, Saint Louis Symphony [EMI 49463].

:17—Philip Glass (1937- ): Harpsichord Concerto, finale, 2002, Chris Lewis, harpsichord w/Kevin Mallon, West Side Chamber Orchestra [Naxos 8.573146].

:22—Philip Glass (1937- ): “Facades,” 1984, Christopher Warren-Green, London Chamber Orchestra [Virgin 91168].

---FOURTH HALF HOUR---

:30—Beethoven (1770-1827): Serenade for Flute & Piano, Op. 41, fifth move., Jean-Pierre Rampal and Robert Veyron-Lacroix [Vox 5000].

:32—Beethoven (1770-1827): Ninth Symphony, scherzo, Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic [DG 447 401].

:44—Erik Satie: “Something Else,” Michel Plasson, Toulouse Capitole Orchestra [EMI 49471-2].

:45—Erik Satie: Gymnopedie No. 2, Raymond Spassovsky, piano [ProArte 3439].

:49—Aaron Copland (1900-1990): “The Witch’s Cauldron,” Jonathan Sheffer, Eos Orchestra [Telarc 80583].

:51—Aaron Copland (1900-1990): “Billy the Kid,” finale, David Zinman, Baltimore Symphony [Argo 440 639].

:54—Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978): “Dance of the Pirates,” Neeme Jarvi, Scottish National Orchestra [Chandos 8927].

:56—Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978): “Sabre Dance,” Andre Anichanov, St. Petersburg State Symphony [Naxos 8.550800].