Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Afternoon Classics, Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Greetings on this beautiful spring day, a temperature of 61° this afternoon and a frost advisory for tonight! In the realm of music we celebrate the birthdays of William Grant Still (the 11th) and Gabriel Faueré (the 12th); also there was a premier on this date of Bartok's "The Wooden Prince." So here is the playlist for today:
Haydn: Symphony No. 82, 'L'Ours' in C, Hob. I:82, Sigiswald Kuijken conducting the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Fauré: Masques et Bergamasques, Op. 112, The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performing.
Bartok: The Wooden Prince, Pierre Boulez conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Fauré: Dolly Suite, Op.56 (orch. Rabaud) Sir Neville Marriner & the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.
Fauré: Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, No. 1, Emmanuel Ax - piano; Isaac Stern - violin;
Jaime Laredo - viola, Yo-Yo Ma - cello.
Still: Lyric Quartet, the Oregon String Quartet
Still: Africa (Symphonic Poem) (1930), John Jeter, Fort Smith Symphony.
Still: Danzas de Panama, Oregon String Quartet.

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