Thursday, March 19, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Thursday, March 19, 2009

To begin today's program it is time to celebrate Mr. Bach's birthday - Johann Sebastian himself. If you're counting it is somewhere the around 325th, but who's counting? This is the one time with Bach that I feel it is safe to include my favorite Bach Cantata - the Coffee Cantata. Perhaps his only secular cantata it not only is secular, it is also somewhat comedic in nature. 
So here we go, the first half will be Bach:
Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G, BWV 1007, Mstislav Rostropovich on the cello.
  -- The Coffee Cantata, BWV 211, Johannes Somary conducting the Amor Artis Chorale and Baroque Orchestra.
--- Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D, BWV 1050, Gerard Schwarz conducting the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
---  Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067, Ransom Wilson - flute, Gerard Schwarz and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
--- Keyboard Concerto No. 3 in D, BWV 1054, Andras Schiff at the keyboard and conducting the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
Saint-Saƫns: Piano Trio No. 1 in F major, Op. 18, the Joachim Trio.
Shostakovich: Concerto for piano & orchestra Op. 102, Yeffem Bronfman - piano, Esa-Pekka Salonen, The Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Carpenter: Adventures in a Perambulator (1914) (that is a baby buggy), John McLaughlin Williams conducting the  National Symphony Orchestra of the Ukraine.
d'Indy: Symphony on a French Mountain Air, Aldo Ciccollini - piano, Serge Baudo directing the Orchestre de Paris. 
And that wraps up this Week!

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