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Howard's Day Off - May 28 2016 (Show #500)

--FIRST HALF HOUR---

:04—Paul Hindemith (1895-1963): “Mathis der Maler,” middle movement, 1934,  Leonard Bernstein, Israel Philharmonic [DG 429 404].

:09—Paul Hindemith (1895-1963): “Noble Vision,” 1st move., 1937, Werner Andreas Albert, Queensland Sym. [CPO 999 004].

:17—Paul Hindemith: Symphony in E flat, middle move., 1940, Yan Pascal Tortelier, BBC Philharmonic [Chandos 9060].

:26—Paul Hindemith: Concert Music for Strings & Brass, finale, 1930, Jiri Belohlavek, Czech Phil. [Chandos 9457].

---SECOND HALF HOUR---

:30—Paul Honey (1963- ): “Jesus,” from “Two Days, Nine Lives,” 2000, Joseph Curiale, Royal Philharmonic [Black Box 1057].

:33—Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006): “Four Irish Dances,” no. 3, Andrew Penny, Queensland Symphony [Naxos 553526]. 

:35—Paul Creston (1906-1985): Partita for Flute, Violin, and Strings, second move. (Sarabande), 1937, Yossi Arnheim, flute; Nicholas Ward, violin; David Amos, City of London Sinfonia, from “Modern Masters II” [Harmonia Mundi 906 011].

:39—John Adams (1947- ): “The Chairman Dances,” 1985, David Zinman, Baltimore Symphony [Argo 444 454].

:53—Benjamin Britten (1913-1976): “Playful Pizzicato,” from “Simple Symphony,” Op. 4, 1934, William Boughton, English String Orchestra [Nimbus 5025].

:56—Jennifer Higdon (1962- ): “To the Point,” from “Impressions,” 2003, Cypress String Quartet [Naxos 559298]. 

---THIRD HALF HOUR--- 

:04—George Martin (1926-2016): “Pepperland,” from “Yellow Submarine” soundtrack [Parlophone 46445].

:07—Beethoven (1770-1827): String Quartet No. 13, Op. 130, presto, Emerson Quartet [DG 447 083].

:09—Kent Kennan (1913-2003): “Il Campo del Fiori,” from Three Pieces for Orchestra, 1939, Howard Hanson, Eastman Rochester Orchestra [Mercury 434 307]. “The Field of Flowers” refers to a Rome farmer’s market.

:12—Lou Harrison (1917-2003): “Vernal Dance,” from ballet “Solstice,” 1949, Dennis Russell Davis and eight musicians playing flute, oboe, trumpet, celeste, tack piano, string bass and two cellos [MusicMasters 60241].

:15—Morton Gould (1913-1996): “A Little Bit of Sin,” from “Spirituals for Orchestra,” 1941, Howard Hanson, Eastman Rochester Orchestra [Mercury 432 016].

:17—Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007): Marchj fropm “Amahl & the Night Visitors,”  Andrew Schenck, New Zealand Symphony [Koch 7005].

:19—Georges Bizet (1838-1875): “March of the Smugglers,” from “Carmen,” Charles Dutoit, Montreal Symphony [London 417 839].

:24—Robert Moran (1937- ): “Music from the Towers of the Moon,” first move., Balanescu Quartet  [Aergo 436 565].

:27—Michael Nyman (1944- ): “Wheelbarrow Walk,” from “The Essential Michael Nyman Band” [Argo 436 820].

---FOURTH HALF HOUR---

:30—Roy Harris (1898-1979): “Bells,” from, “Memories of a Child’s Sunday,” 1945,  David Alan Miller, Albany Symphony [Albany 350].

:34—Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908): “Coq d’Or” suite, finale, 1907, Antal Dorati, London Symphony [Mercury 434 308].

:41—Rossini: “William Tell” Overture, Brian Setzer Orchestra [BSO 40424 99996].

:43—Beethoven: Fifth Symphony, first move., Brian Setzer Orchestra [BSO 40424 99996].

:51—J.S. Bach (1685-1750): Contrapunctus No. 7 from “The Art of the Fugue,” Swingle Singers, 1963 recording [Philips 824 703].

:54—J.S. Bach (1685-1750): “Christ Over the Jordan Comes,” Jacques Louissier Trio, 1963 recording [Decca 157 893].

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