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Howard's Day Off - April 23 2016

---FIRST HALF HOUR---

:04—Jennifer Higdon (1962- ): “Concerto for Orchestra,” second move., 2002, track 2, 4:38, Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony [Telarc 80602].

:09—Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967): “Concerto for Orchestra,” first move., 1940, track 7, 3:39, Janos Ferencsik, Hungarian State Orchestra [Hungaroton 12190]. Written four years before Bartok’s work.

:13—Michael Torke (1961- ): “Concerto for Orchestra,” 3rd/4th/5th moves., 2014, tracks 3+4+5, 4:01+2:49+1:51=8:41, Vasily Petrenko, Liverpool Philharmonic [Ecstatic Records 92261].

:22—Lowell Liebermann (1961- ): “Concerto for Orchestra,” first move., 2002, track 1, 31:46 Grant Llewellyn, BBC Symphony [Albany 1380].

---SECOND HALF HOUR---

:30—Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967): “Concerto for Orchestra,” fifith move., 1940, track 11, 0:58, Janos Ferencsik, Hungarian State Orchestra [Hungaroton 12190].

:32—Paul Hindemith (1895-1963): “Concerto for Orchestra,” first and second moves., 1925, tracks 1+2, 2:58+3:05=6:03, Werner Andreas Albert, Melbourne Symphony [CPO 999 014]. Two decades before Bartok, but a much slighter work.

:39—Michael Torke (1961- ): “Concerto for Orchestra,” first and second moves., 2014, tracks 1+2, 3:33+4:20=7:53, Vasily Petrenko, Liverpool Philharmonic [Ecstatic Records 92261].

:49—Jennifer Higdon (1962- ): “Concerto for Orchestra,” first move., 2002, track 1, 8:10, Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony [Telarc 80602].

---THIRD HALF HOUR---

:04—Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994): “Concerto for Orchestra,” middle move., 1954, track 7, 5:17 Christoph von Dohnanyi, Cleveland Orchestra [London 425 694].

:07—Jennifer Higdon (1962- ): “Concerto for Orchestra,” finale, 2002, track 5, 6:17, Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony [Telarc 80602].

:14—Michael Tippett (1905-1998): “Concerto for Orchestra,” excerpt, 1963, track 1, 10:14 but use about two minutes, Colin Davis, London Symphony [Philips 420 781].

:17—Lowell Liebermann (1961- ): “Concerto for Orchestra,” second move., 2002, track 1, 31:46 Grant Llewellyn, BBC Symphony [Albany 1380].

:25—Rodion Shchedrin (1932- ): Concerto for Orchestra No. 4, “Rondelays,” beginning, 1989, track 1, 28:19 Krill Karabits, Bournemouth Symphony [Naxos 572405].

---FOURTH HALF HOUR---

:30—Paul Hindemith (1895-1963): “Concerto for Orchestra,” third and fourth moves., 1925, tracks 3+4, 3:34+2:30=6:04, Werner Andreas Albert, Melbourne Symphony [CPO 999 014].

:37—Alfredo Casella (1883-1947): “Concerto for Orchestra,” 1937, track 11, 7:32, Francesco La Vecchia, Rome Symphony [Naxos 573004].

(TRICK QUESTION: IS THIS ALAN HOVHANESS’S C-FOR-O?)

:46—Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000): “Concerto No. 8 for Orchestra,” four move. (of five), 1957, track 5, 2:10, David Amos, Philharmonia Orchestra [Crystal 810]. IT’S HIS 8TH.

:49—Michael Torke (1961- ): “Concerto for Orchestra,” seventh move., 2014, track 7, 5:00, Vasily Petrenko, Liverpool Philharmonic [Ecstatic Records 92261].

:55—Lowell Liebermann (1961- ): “Concerto for Orchestra,” finale, 2002, track 1, 31:46 Grant Llewellyn, BBC Symphony [Albany 1380].

Not heard, apart from the famous Bartok: works by Walter Piston, Vagn Holmboe, Gian Francesco Malpiero, Havergal Brian, Elliott Carter, Steophan Paulus, Roger Sessions and many others.

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