Thursday, July 23, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Thursday, July 223, 2009

Today's program features the music of Franz Berwald, 19th Century Swedish composer. Not often played he is nevertheless an excellent composer and his music is very definitely "listenable." First of all two pieces of music "left over" from yesterday's program.

A Faust Overture by Richard Wagner performed by George Szell and The Cleveland Orchestra.
Concerto Grosso for strings & piano obligato of Ernest Bloch. Sir Neville Marriner and the The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.
Piano Concerto in D by Franz Berwald. Greta Erickson - piano; Stig Westerberg conducting the Swedish Radio Orchestra.
Piano Quintet No. 1 in C minor of Franz Berwald. Robert Reifling at the piano with The Benthien Quartet.
Duo in D major for Violin & Piano by Franz Berwald. Greta Erickson at the piano, Josef Grünfarb on the violin.
Presto Feroce (No. 2 fr 3 Pianoforte Pieces) by Franz Berwald played by Greta Erickson - piano, Josef Grünfarb - violin.
Symphony No. 1 (Synfonia sérieuse) by Franz Berwald. Herbert Blomstedt conducting the San Francisco Symphony.
Theme & Variations in G Minor (1819) by Franz Berwald. Greta Erickson - piano.
Sextet for 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, Op. 70, Souvenir of Florence by Peter Tchaikovsky. The Ying Quartet with James Dunham - viola & Paul Katz - cello.
Cool Fire for flute, piano and string quartet by Paul Moravec performed by the Bridgehampton Music Festival Ensemble.
Autumn Song by Paul Moravec played by Marya Martin - flute; Jeewon Park - piano.

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