Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Wednesday, June 3, 2009

More sunny weather so I can play some music that is not exactly sunny at first and then we will have fun. First of all more of a retrospective on Sir Edward Elgar. To begin with is the Introduction and Allegro which is one of his beautiful string pieces. Next is the Symphony No. 2 which is quite autobiographic and reflects events in his life during a five year period before World War I. The second half is much more eclectic.
Elgar:  Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47, Sir John Barbirolli and the Sinfonia of London with the Allegri Quartet.
Elgar:  Piano Quintet, The Chilingirian Quartet with Bernard Roberts at the piano.
Elgar: Symphony No. 2 in E flat, Op. 63, Bernard Haitink and the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A, K 219, Itzhak Perlman - violin, James Levine and the Viennna
Philharmonic Orchestra.
Debussy: Rapsodie pour orchestre et saxophone, Kenneth Radnofsky - sax, Kurt Mazur and the
New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
Mozart: Rondo in B flat, K 269, Itzhak Perlman on the violin and James Levine with the Vienna
Ravel: Piano Concerto for Left hand (the other has a cell phone in it) Michelle Campanella
at the piano, Gianluigi Gelmetti conducting the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart.
Rodrigo: Concierto para una Fiesta, Erich Kunzel and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra.

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