Saturday, September 13 2014

---FIRST HALF HOUR---

:04—Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): “Tombeau de Couperin,” first move., Ray Still, oboe w/Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony [DG B0006610-2].

:07—Alessandro Marcello (1673-1747): Oboe Concerto in D minor, first move., Heinz Holliger, oboe, w/Il Musici [DG B0006610-2].

:11—Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971): Pastorale, arranged for violin and four winds, 1934), Ralph Gomberg, oboe; Joseph Silverstein, violin; Laurence Thorstenberg, English horn; Harold Wright, clarinet; Sherman Walt, bassoon [DG B0006610-2].

:14—Arthur Honegger (1892-1955): Concerto da Camera, entire, 1949, David Shostac, flute; Allan Vogel, English horn; w/Gerard Schwarz, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra [Nonesuch 79018-2].

---SECOND HALF HOUR---

:30—Paul Hindemith (1895-1963): Sonata for English Horn and Piano (1941), first move., Hansjorg Schellenberger, English horn; Ferenc Bognar, piano [Sony 64400-2].

:34-- Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): Oboe Concerto, finale, 1944, Maurice Bourgue, oboe w/William Boughton English String Orchestra [Nimbus 5019].

:42—Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Oboe Concerto in D, finale, Heinz Holliger, oboe w/Edo de Waart, New Philharmonia [Philips 438 733-2].

:53—Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983): Rondo for Oboe and Piano, 1973, Robert Ingliss, oboe; Marcia Eckert, piano [Cambria 1085].

:55—Friedemann Bach: Flute Duet No. 4, arranged for flute and oboe, Allen Vogel, oboe, and Janice Tipton, flute [Delos 3235].

---THIRD HALF HOUR---

:04—Benjamin Britten (1913-1976): “Phaeton,” from “Six Metamorphoses After Ovid,” Op. 49, Hansjorg Schellenberger, oboe [DG B0006610-2].

:06—Gustav Holst (1874-1934): A Fugal Concerto for Flute, Oboe and Strings, Op. 40, No. 2, first move., Anna Pyne, flute; Philip Harmer, oboe; Howard Griffiths, English Sinfonia [Naxos 8.570339].

:09—Bach (1685-1750): “Wohl euch, ihr auserwahlten Seelen” from Cantata BWV 34, Stephen Taylor, oboe d’amore solo, Richard Kapp, Philharmonia Virtuosi [SK 62829-2].

:15—Telemann (1681-1767): Darmstadt Overture No. 1, sixth move., Cologne Chamber Orchestra (naxos 8.554244].

:17—Bach (1685-1750): Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 156, adagio, Stephen Taylor, oboe d’amore solo, Richard Kapp, Philharmonia Virtuosi [SK 62829-2].

:20-- Bach (1685-1750): Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 156, adagio, Paul McCandless, regular oboe, the same notes but with different instrumentation [Windham Hill 11150-2].

:24—Hoagy Carmichael: “The Nearness of You,” Bud Shank, flute and Bob Cooper, oboe, w/Claude Williamson, piano; Don Prell, bass; Chuck Flores, drums [Mosaic 95069 2]. 

---FOURTH HALF HOUR---

:30—Domenico Zipoli: Adagio for Oboe, Cello & Strings, Pierre Pierlot, oboe, w/Jean-Francois Pailliard Orchestra [RCA Victor 65468].

:38—Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767): Concerto in B major for two flutes, two oboes and strings, Stephen Taylor and Melanie Field, oboes, w/Orchestra of St. Luke’s [MusicMaster 60210].

:41—Bach (1685-1750): Violin Sonata in G minor, BWV 1020, first move., Hansjorg Schellenberger, oboe, w/Rolf Koenen, harpsichord [DG B0006610-2].

:43—Paul Hindemith (1895-1963): Sonata for English Horn and Piano (1941), finale, Hansjorg Schellenberger, English horn; Ferenc Bognar, piano [Sony 64400-2].

:45—Gustav Holst (1874-1934): A Fugal Concerto for Flute, Oboe and Strings, Op. 40, No. 2, finale, Anna Pyne, flute; Philip Harmer, oboe; Howard Griffiths, English Sinfonia [Naxos 8.570339].

:48—George Shearing: “Lullaby of Birdland,” Bud Shank, flute and Bob Cooper, oboe, w/Claude Williamson, piano; Don Prell, bass; Chuck Flores, drums [Mosaic 95069 2].

:53—Sonny & Cher: “I Got you Babe,” 1965, [JCD 3126].

:54--Bud Shank (flute) and Bob Cooper (oboe): “I Want to Be Happy,” [Mosaic 010].

Saturday, September 6 2014

---FIRST HALF HOUR---

:04—Scarlatti: Sonata in A major, K208, L238, Nancy Allen, harp [EMI 59070 2].

:06—Scarlatti: Sonata in C minor, K115, L407, Julian Gray and Ronal Pearl, guitars [Dorian 93226].

:13—Scarlatti: Sonata in A major, K209, L428, Manuel Barrueco, guitar [Vox 3007].

--SEGUE--

:17-- Scarlatti: Sonata in A major, K209, L428, Nancy Allen, harp [EMI 59070 2].

--SEGUE—

:22—Scarlatti: Sonata in A major, Bob James, synthesizer, from “The Scarlatti Dialogues” [MK 44519].

:25—Scarlatti: Sonata in E minor, K11, L352, Andres Segovia, guitar [DG 289 471 697-2].

--SEGUE--

:28—Scarlatti: Sinfonia in C major, finale, Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante [Veritas 45495-2].

---SECOND HALF HOUR---

:30—Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K531, L430, Vladimir Horowitz, piano [MBK 42534].

:34—Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K531, L430, Ida Pesta and Alexandre Lagoya, guitars, from “Essential Guitar: 33 Guitar Masterpieces” [Decca 289 470 477-2].

:38—Scarlatti: Sonata in C major, K398, L218, Colin Tilney, harpsichord, from “Ladders to Heaven, 16 Late Sonatas” [Dorian  93253].

:44—Scarlatti: Sonata in D major, K491, L164, Wendy Carlos, synthesizer, from “The Well-Tempered Synthesizer” [ESD 81422].

:48—Scarlatti: Sonata in D major, K490, L206, Manuel Barrueco, guitar [Vox 3007].

:52—Scarlatti: Sonata in D minor, K213, L108, Bela Fleck, banjo; Chris Thile, mandolin [Sony 89610].

:56—Scarlatti: Sinfonia in A major, finale, Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante [Veritas 45495-2].

:57—Scarlatti: Fugue of the Cat in G minor, Bob James, synthesizer, from “The Scarlatti Dialogues” [MK 44519].

---THIRD HALF HOUR---

:04—Scarlatti: Sonata in E minor, K292, L24, Manuel Barrueco, guitar [Vox 3007].

:08—Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K455, L209, Colin Tilney, harpsichord, from “Ladders to Heaven, 16 Late Sonatas” [Dorian  93253]. Slower version of what Horowitz takes really fast.

:12—Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K455, L209, Vladimir Horowitz, piano [MBK 42534].

:16—Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K455, L209, Wendy Carlos, synthesizer, from “The Well-Tempered Synthesizer” [ESD 81422]. She takes it fast, too.

:18—Scarlatti: Sinfonia in C major, opening presto, Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante [Veritas 45495-2].

:20-- Scarlatti: Sonata in G minor, K12, L489, Julian Gray and Ronal Pearl, guitars [Dorian 93226].

:25— Scarlatti: Sonata in D minor, K141, L422, Joanna MacGregor, piano [Collins 13222]. Not as fast as next track.

:26—Scarlatti: Sonata in D minor, K141, L422, Pierre Hantai, harpsichord [Astree Naïve 8836]. Really fast.

---FOURTH HALF HOUR---

:30—Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K380, L23, Wendy Carlos, synthesizer, from “The Well-Tempered Synthesizer” [ESD 81422].

:32—Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K380, Netherlands Brass Quintet [Ottavo 48609].

:34-- Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K380, L23, Nancy Allen, harp [EMI 59070 2].

:36—Scarlatti: Sonata in E minor, K98, L325, Ivo Pogorelich, piano [DG 435 855-2]

:40—Scarlatti: Sonata in C major, Bob James, synthesizer, from “The Scarlatti Dialogues” [MK 44519].

:45—Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto Grosso in F, third move., Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante [Veritas 45495-2].

:47—Scarlatti: Sonata in C major, K159, L104, “La caccia,” Bela Fleck, banjo; Chris Thile, mandolin [Sony 89610].

:50—Scarlatti: Sonata in C major, K340, L105, Pierre Hantai, harpsichord [Astree Naïve 8836].

:52—Scarlatti: Sinfonia in A major, first move., Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante [Veritas 45495-2].

:53—Scarlatti: Sonata in B minor, Jacques Loussier Trio [Telarc 83516].

FILL: Scarlatti: Sonata in F major, K446, L118, Vladimir Horowitz, piano [MK 42410].

FILL: Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K427, San Francisco Saxophone Quartet [EMI 54132].

FILL: Donal Fox Quartet: “Scarlatti Jazz Suite,” [iMTS 26625].

Saturday, August 30 2014

:04—Luigi Dallapiccola (1904-1975): “Inni,” first move., 1935, Roberto Prosseda, playing three piano parts [Naxos 5547676].

:07—Paul Bowles (1910-1999): “Night Waltz,” Edmund Niemann and Nurit Tilles, pianos [Emergency Music 637]. A dentist’s son, studied music under Copland, twice dropped out of UVA to go to Paris, happily married but gay, lived in Morocco from 37 to his death at 88. More famous for novels and translations of French literature than for his music.

:12-- Hans Werner Henze (1926-): Double Concerto for Oboe, Harp & Strings, finale, 1966, Heinz Holliger, oboe; Ursula Holliger, harp; w/Paul Sacher, Zurich Collegium Musicum [DG 449 864-2].

:18—Luigi Dallapiccola (1904-1975): Little Concerto for Piano & Chamber Orchestra, first move., Bruno Canino w/Luigi Suvini, Dallapiccola Ensemble [Nuova Era 7109].

:28—Pierre Boulez: “Notations,” part four, “Rhythmique,” Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano [DG 445 833-2]. The first version of Boulez’s first published work, already showing his explosive temperament.

--SECOND HALF HOUR—

:30—Hans Werner Henze (1926-): Sonata for Strings, first move., 1958, Paul Sacher, Zurich Collegium Musicum [DG 449 864-2].

:36—Bernard Herrmann: Selections from “Psycho,” Elmer Bernstein, Royal Philharmonic [Milan 35643-2].

:44—Charles Wuorinen (1938- ): “Bassoon Variations,” beginning, Donald MacCourt, bassoon with Susan Jolles, harp and Gordon Gottlieb, timpani [New World Records 80517-2].

:46—Charles Wuorinen (1938- ): “Hyperion” for 12 instruments, 1975, beginning, Charles Wuorinen, St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble [Koch 7110-2].

:47—Charles Wuorinen (1938-): “The Winds,” ending, Charles Wuorinen and Parnassus [New World Records 80517-2].

:48—Toru Takemitsu (1930- ): “Cape Cod,” from “Toward the Sea,” 1981, David Starobin, guitar w/Susan Palma, alto flute [Bridge 9009].

:52—Frank Zappa: “The Perfect Stranger,” excerpt, Pierre Boulez, Ensemble InterContemporain [EMI 47125 2].

:56—Pierre Boulez: “Notations,” part six, “Rapide,” Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano [DG 445 833-2].

:57—Frank Zappa: “Dupree’s Paradise,” Pierre Boulez, Ensemble InterContemporain [EMI 47125 2].

--THIRD HALF HOUR—

:04—Luigi Dallapiccola (1904-1975): “Inni,” third move., 1935, Roberto Prosseda, playing three piano parts [Naxos 5547676].

:08--Hans Werner Henze (1926-): Fantasia for Strings, first move., 1966, Paul Sacher, Zurich Collegium Musicum [DG 449 864-2].

:12—Charles Wuorinen (1938-): Concerto for Amplified Cello & Orchestra, second move., 1987, Fred Sherry w/Charles Wuorinen, Orchestra of St. Luke’s [Koch 7110-2].

:15—George Perle: Sinfonietta No. 2, finale, 1990, Gerard Schwarz, Seattle Symphony [Albany 292].

--FOURTH HALF HOUR—

:30--Hans Werner Henze (1926-): Fantasia for Strings, third move., 1966, Paul Sacher, Zurich Collegium Musicum [DG 449 864-2].

:33—Mauricio Kagel (1931-2008): “La Rose des Vents,” Southeast Salon Orchestra [Auvidis/Naïve]. Argentinian of ethnic Russian descent who lived in Germany from the age of 26. One of the few avante gardists with wit, he sometimes put directions in scores regarding the expressions that should be on the performers’ faces.

:35--Hans Werner Henze (1926- ): “Carillon,” 1974, David Starobin, guitar w/Susan Jolles, harp, and Peter Press, mandolin [Bridge 9009].

(TRICK QUESTION: WHO WROTE THIS?)

:41—Frank Zappa: “Outside Now Again,” the Barking Pumpkin Digital Gratification Consort [EMI 47125 2].

:43—Hans Werner Henze (1926-): Fantasia for Strings, finale, 1966, Paul Sacher, Zurich Collegium Musicum [DG 449 864-2].

:47—David Shore: “The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3,” [Retrograde FSM 80123-2]. Theme loosely based on a note row.

:50—Matt Hershkowitz: “Serial Blues,” Kristjan Jarvi, Absolution Ensemble [Enja 9394-2]. Serial, as in, a note row for a theme.

Saturday, August 23 2014

---FIRST HALF HOUR---

:04—Satie: Gymnopedie No. 1,” Mariko Auraku, harp [EMI 33588-2].

:08—Satie: “Sluggish Preludes for a Dog,” number two of four, 1912, Yuji Yakahashi, piano; Keiko Mizuno, violin [Denon 7486].

:10—Satie: Gymnopedie No. 3,” Markus Klinko, harp [EMI 33588-2].

:13—Satie: “Sluggish Preludes for a Dog,” number four of four, 1912, Yuji Yakahashi, piano [Denon 7486].

:14—Satie: “Gothic Dances,” 1893, Reinberg de Leeuw, piano [Philips 412 243-2]. Nine almost identical pieces, which nevertheless have wildly varying subtitles, like, “On the occasion of a great pain,” and, “Where there is a question of pardon for injuries sustained,” and, “In pity for the drunk, shameful, debauched, imperfect, disagreeable and fraudulent of all sorts.”

---SECOND HALF HOUR---

:30—Satie: “Muscular Fantasy,” 1914, Yuji Yakahashi, piano [Denon 7486].

:32—Satie: “Prelude de la Porte Heroique du Ciel,” Reinberg de Leeuw, piano [Philips 412 243-2].

:38—Satie: “Le Bain de Mer,” 1914, Yuji Yakahashi, piano [Denon 7486]. From “Sports and Diversions,” it seems to make fun of the way other composers depict the sea.

:39—Satie: Prelude, “Vocation,” John York, piano [Black Box 1057].From a set of three preludes called Vocation, Initiation, Incantation.

:44—Satie, arr. Poulenc: Gnossienne No. 3, Michel Plasson, Toulouse Capitol Orchestra [EMI 49471].

:47—Satie, arr. O’Donoghue-Beamer: Gnossienne No. 3, Keola Beamer, two overdubbed slack-key guitars [Windham Hill 02024].

:50—Satie, arr. Debussy: Gymnopedie No. 3, Michel Plasson, Toulouse Capitol Orchestra [EMI 49471].

:55—Satie: “Gymnopedie No. 1,” Jacques Loussier Trio [Telarc 83431].

---THIRD HALF HOUR---

:04—Satie: “Gymnopedie No. 1,” The Swingle Singers [PAC 4315 2].

:07—Satie: “Severe Reprimand,” Yuji Yakahashi, piano [Denon 7486].

:08—Satie: “Gnossienne No. 2,” John Williams, guitar [Sony60586].

:11—Satie: “Gnossienne No. 2,” John York, piano [Black Box 1057].

:13—Satie: “Gnossienne No. 2,” Jacques Loussier Trio [Telarc 83431].

:18--Satie: “Gnossienne No. 6,” Reinbert de Leeuw, piano [Philips 412 243-2].

:21—Satie: “Gnossienne No. 6,” Jacques Loussier Trio [Telarc 83431].

:27--Satie: “Petite Overture a Danser,” Reinberg de Leeuw, piano [Philips 412 243-2].

---FOURTH HALF HOUR---

:30—Satie: “Dessicated Embryos,” first piece, 1913, Yuji Yakahashi, piano [Denon 7486].

:33--Satie: “Gnossienne No. 5,” Reinbert de Leeuw, piano [Philips 412 243-2].

:37—Satie: “Gnossienne No. 2,” John York, piano [Black Box 1057].

:40--Satie: “Gnossienne No. 5,” Jacques Loussier Trio [Telarc 83431].

(TRICK QUESTION: WHAT ROCK GROUP DID THIS VERSION?)

:45—Satie, arr. Dick Halligan: Gymnopedie No. 3, Blood Sweat & Tears [Columbia UCD 559].

:47--Satie: “Aubade,” from “Avante-Dernieres Pensees,” Yuji Yakahashi, piano [Denon 7486]. A parody of the busy music of Albert Roussel.

:49— Satie, arr. O’Donoghue-Beamer: Gnossienne No. 4, Keola Beamer, two overdubbed slack-key guitars [Windham Hill 02024].

:52—Satie: Gnossienne No. 4, Reinbert de Leeuw, piano [Philips 412 243-2].

:55-- Satie: Gnossienne No. 4, Jacques Loussier Trio [Telarc 83431].