We have a birthday boy today: Percy Grainger. Born in Australia, schooled in England, lived and worked in the U. S.
He was a maverick but one who knew exactly where he wanted to go with his music. He was also an educator and even had Duke Ellington attend one of his lectures - as someone involved in the lecture. All in all it is a fun afternoon of great music.
Cello Concerto No. 1 G 474 Luigi Boccherini Wouter Möller - cello; Hans-Martin Linde Linde Consort
Symphony No. 43 in E flat "Mercury" Joseph Haydn Sir Adrian Shepherd Cantilena
String Quartet Op. 59, No. 3 Ludwig van Beethoven Cleveland Quartet
Fantasy on George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" Percy Grainger Martin Jones & Richard McMahon - pianos
McKonkey's Ferry George Antheil Theodore Kuchar National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
Symphony No 4 ('1942') George Antheil Theodore Kuchar National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
In a Nutshell Percy Grainger Sir Simon Rattle City of Birmingham SO
Concierta para una fiesta Jaoquin Rodrigo Pepe Romero - guitar; Sir Neville Marriner Academy of St. Martin in the Field
Blue Tango Leroy Anderson Maurice Abravanel Utah Symphony Orchestra
Trumpeters' Lullaby Leroy Anderson Maurice Abravanel Utah Symphony Orchestra
Belle of the Ball Leroy Anderson Maurice Abravanel Utah Symphony Orchestra