Thursday, February 19, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Thursday, February 19, 2009

Another sunny day - so far - and more music!
To begin: a Cello Concerto, No. 1 in E flat major, G474 by Luigi Boccherini. Wouter Muller on the cello and Hans-Martin Linde conducting the Linde Consort.
Next: Iberia by Claude Debussy, this from his "Images pour orchestre" and not to be confused with the "Iberia" by Albeniz. Simon Rattle and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Sibelius: Symphony No. 6 played by the Berlin Philharmonic led by Herbert von Karajan.
Prokofiev's return to Russia led to this bit of movie music: The Lieutenant Kije Suite performed by Paavo Jarvi and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
A new Release from JRI Recordings features Nancy Green on cello and Tannis Gibson on piano in the performance of some wonderful chamber works. First: from Richard Strauss' Sonata for Cello and Piano in F major, Op. 8 the Allegro con brio.
To start the second half of the program an oveture from Hector Berlioz: the Roman Carnival Overture, Sir Colin Davis and the Staatskapelle Dresden.
From Bohuslav Martinu we have his "Symphony No. 5" performed for us by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine.
Anatol Liadov is hard to find but he is out there. Here is his "the Enchanted Lake" performed by Enrique Batiz and the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra.
Vassily Klinnikov is pure Russian. It would be fun to perform one of his symphonies - he is sooo Russian! Here is his Symphony No. 2 in A, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine.
To put a cap on things here is the Sonata for cello and piano by Zoltan Kodaly, once again the duo of Green and Gibson performs.

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