Howard's Day Off - November 5 2016

Nov 5, 2016

---FIRST HALF HOUR---

:04—Ferde Grofe (1892-1972): “Forty-Niners’ Emigrant Train,” from “Death Valley Suite,” 1949, William Stromberg, Bournemouth Symphony [Naxos 559017].

:09—Modest Moussorgsky (1839-1881): “The Oxen,” from “Pictures at an Exhibition,” 1874, Alfred Brendel, piano [Vox 7203].

:12—Modest Moussorgsky (1839-1881): “The Oxen,” from “Pictures at an Exhibition,” 1874, Neeme Jarvi, Chicago Symphony [Chandos 8849].

:15—Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): “In the Steppes of Central Asia,” 1880, Ernest Ansermet, Orchestra de la Suisse Romande [Decca 455 632].

:22--Ferde Grofe (1892-1972): “On the Trail,” from “Grand Canyon Suite,” 1931, Gerard Schwarz, Seattle Symphony [Delos 3104]. Paul Whiteman made the first recording, in 1932.

---SECOND HALF HOUR---

:30—Ramin Djawadi (1974- ): “The King’s Arrival,” from “Game of Thrones,” 2011, Ramin Djawadi, soundtrack recording [Varese Sarabande 302 067 097].

:34—Ramin Djawadi (1974- ): “Don’t Die With a Clean Sword,” Ramin Djawadi, soundtrack recording for season II [Varese Sarabande 302 067 148].

:38—Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): “Royal Hunt and Storm” from “The Trojans,” 1858, David Zinman, Baltimore Symphony & Chorus [Telarc 80164].

:49—Franz Liszt )1811-1886): “Mazeppa,” opening, 1854, Zubin Mehta, Berlin Philharmoinic [SK 66834].

:53—Wolfgang Mozart (1756-1791): String Quartet No. 17 in B flat major, “The Hunt,” first move., 1784, Guarneri Quartet [RCA 60390]. One of the “Haydn” quartets. The nickname comes from the main theme of this movement.

---THIRD HALF HOUR---

:04—Leopold Mozart (1719-1787): “Sinfonia of the Hunt” for four horns and strings, finale, 1756, Michi Gaigg, Orfeo Baroque Orchestra [CPO 999 942].

:04—Geoffrey Burgon: “The Hunt,” from “Brideshead Revisited,” Geoffrey Burgon, Phlharmonia Orchestra of London [Silva 1199].

:07—Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767): “Rosinante Galloping,” and “The Gallop of Sancho Pansa’s Mule,” from “Don Quixote Suite,” 1761, Orchestra of St. Luke’s [MusicMasters 0210].

:11—Jean Sibelius (1865-1957): “The Hunt,” from “Historic Scenes,” Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Finnish Radio Symphony [RCA 60157].

:18—Albert Ginastera (1916-1983): “Rodeo,” from “Estancia,” ballet, 1941, Gisele Ben-Dor, London Symphony [Conifer 51336].

:21—Alfredo Casella (1883-1947): “Cossack Cavalry Charge,” from “war Pages,” 1915. Francesco La Vecchia, Rome Symphony [Naxos 573004].

:23—Aaron Copland (1900-1990): “Hoedown,” from “Rodeo,” Leonard Slatkin, Saint Louis Symphony [EMI 47382].

---FOURTH HALF HOUR---

:30—Ramin Djawadi (1974- ): “Game of Thrones,” main title for season II Ramin Djawadi, soundtrack recording [Varese Sarabande 302 067 148].

:32—Ramin Djawadi (1974- ): “”Dothraki,” from “Game of Thrones,” 2011, Ramin Djawadi, soundtrack recording [Varese Sarabande 302 067 097].

:34—James Horner (1953-2015): “Ride,” from “The Mask of Zorro,” 1998, James Horner, sound track recording [Sony].

(TRICK QUESTION: HOW IS THIS HORSE DIFFERENT?)

:37—Reinhold Gliere (1875-1956): “In the Square,” from “The Bronze Horseman,” Edward Downes, BBC Philharmonic [Chandos 9379].

(IT’S A BRONZE STATUE OF A HORSE)

:39—Willibald Gluck (1714-1787): Symphony No. 3, finale, Michi Gaigg, Orfeo Baroque Orchestra [CPO 777 411]. Hunt music in all but name, with a cantering tempo and natural horns.

:42—Ennio Morricone (1928- ): “The Strength of the Righteous,” from “The Untouchables,” 1987, Ennio Morricone, soundtrack recording [A&M 13909]. This is the opening title. The movie has a scene at the Canadian border when the heroes ride horses.

:45—Leroy Anderson (1908-1975): “Horse and Buggy,” 1951, Leonard Slatkin, BBC Concert Orchestra [Naxos 559356].

:49--Ferde Grofe (1892-1972): “On the Trail,” from “Grand Canyon Suite,” 1931, Isao Tomita, synthesizer [RCA 55660].