Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Wednesday, March 25, 2009

We will be looking at the music of two twentieth Century composers on today's program: William Walton and Bela Bartok. Walton, who has been knighted for his contribution to music, is quintessentially British. He is also very much 20th Century. Bartok is one of the founders of the field of Ethnomusicology and one of its foremost practioners.
First: a visit to the world of Antonio Salieri and his Symphony in D major for Chamber Orchestra, "La Veneziana." Performed by the Budapest Strings under Bela Banafalvi.
Walton: Orb & Sceptre March, Andre Previn and the Royal Philharmonic.
Partita, Paul Daniel and the English Northern Philharmonia.
Where does the uttered music go? Stephen Layton leading the group Polyphony.
Jubilate Deo, Stephen Layton again and Polyphony.
Symphony No. 2, Paul Daniel and the English Northern Philharmonia.
Viola Concerto, Lars Anders Tomter - viola, Paul Daniel, English Northern Philharmonia.
Bartok: Hungarian Sketches, Pierre Boulez, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
The Miraculous Mandarin, Claudio Abbado, London Symphony Orchestra.
Concerto for Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Dance Suite, Sir Geor and the CSO.
Two Portraits, Op. 5, Shlomo Mintz - violin, Claudo Abbado and the London Symphony Orchestra.

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