The heart of today's program comes out of a discussion I had with Patrick Murphy this morning. We both have an affinity for Brahms and therefore as the topic of our discussion gravitated to Brahms so did the core of this program. However to begin with we will start with our old friend the Red Priest - Antonio Vivaldi.
Vivaldi: From Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione - Concerto in B flat RV 362, "La caccia" performed by Europa Galante with Fabio Biondi leading and on the violin.
Schubert: Rondo Brillant in B minor, Op 70, D 895 with Denes Szigmondy and Anneliese Nissen, this time the whole thing.
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101, John O'Conor at the piano along with the Scherzo from his Sonata No. 29 "Hammerklavier."
Brahms: the jewel of the showcase: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73, an historic recording with Bruno Walter leading the Columbia Symphony Orchestra.
---- and more Brahms - Book 4 of his Hungarian Dances with Veri & Jamanis.
Rossini: I didn't realize that Rossini had written anything for the combination of cello and bass but here it is. Duetto for Cello & Bass, Coenraad Bloemendal - cello; Joel Quarrington - bass.
Chausson: Symphony in B flat, Op. 20, Eduardo Mata and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Bartok: (for the folk festival!) Dance Suite, Pierre Boulez conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Martinu: Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Cello and Piano, Members of the 1994 Australian Chamber Music Festival.
Beethoven: Trio No. 4 in B flat, Op. 11. "Gassenhauer", the Beaux Arts Trio.