Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Wednesday, June 23, 2009

Since we are now offBoldicialItalicly into summer it is time to call upon Good Ol' whathizname for an introduction intoBold our summer's music.
Vivaldi: Summer from the Four Seasons. Martin Pearlman and the Boston Baroque.
Mozart: Concerto for violin and orchestra in D, K 218, Itzhak Perlman on the violin and James Levine conducting the Berlin Philharmonic.
Schumann: Fantasiest├╝ck, Op. 73, Martha Argerich on the piano and Natalia Gutman on the cello.
Geminiani: Concerto Grosso No. 12 in D minor, once again Martin Pearlman and the Boston Baroque.
Beethoven: Concerto for violin, cello, piano "Triple Concerto" in C major, Op. 56, Itzhak Perlman on the violin, Yo-Yo Ma on the cello and Daniel Barenboim at the piano and conducting the Berlin Philharmonic.
Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo capriccioso for violin and Orchestra, Op. 28, Kyung Wha Chung on the violin and Charles Dutoit conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Mozart: Rondo in C major, K 373, Itzhak Perlman on violin, James Levine conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
Bax: Symphony No. 3, David Lloyd-Jones conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Strauss: Burleske for piano and orchestra, Op. 11, Jeffrey Kahane at the piano and Jesus Lopez-Cobos conducting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
The next two pieces are from a new Canadian Brass CD titled "Swing That Music: A tribute to Louis Armstrong" and are derivations of two Bach pieces arranged by Luther Henderson.
Henderson: Cool Bach & Dixie Bach, The Canadian Brass.
Cheetam: Sonata for Alto Sax and Piano (2001), Kenneth Tse - sax and Mami Nagai - piano.
Bax: "Happy Forest" David Lloyd-Jones conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

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