Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Afternoon Classics 8/4

Host - John Gaguine (because Mike is sailing to Pelican on this lovely afternoon)

Mozart - Alleluja (performed by Sarah Brightman)
Traditional - So Many Things

Alain Jehan, France, 1911-1940 - Litanies (performed by E Power Biggs)

Dvorak - Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, Nos. 1-3 (Atlanta Symphony, Yoel Levi conducting)

Traditional, words by Julia Ward Howe - Battle Hymn of the Republic (Mormon Tabernacle Choir)
Orff - O Fortuna, from Carmina Burana (Atlanta Symphony and Choruses, Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Robert Shaw directing)
J.S. Bach - Missa: Kyrie Eleison, from Mass in B Minor (same performers)
Daniel Decatur Emmett - Dixie (1859) (Mormon Tabernacle Choir)

Three songs by the 14-year-old Welsh phenom Charlotte Church:
Gounod - The Jewel Song, from Faust
Mozart - Voi che sapete (Tell Me What Love Is), from The Marriage of Figaro
Traditional - She Moved Through the Fair

Rachmaninoff - Third movement from piano concerto #2 (Horacio Gutieriez, piano, with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Lorin Maazel conducting)

Six songs by Sarah Brightman:
Puccini - Nessun Dorma (No One Shall Sleep), from Turandot
Rodrigo - En Aranjuez con tu Amor (vocal adaptation of the Concerto de Aranjuez)
Orff - In Trutina, from Carmina Burana again
Beethoven - Figlio Perduto, based on his seventh symphony
Rachmaninoff - Zdes Khorosho (How Fair This Place)
Handel - Solo Con Te (Only with You)

Copland - El Salon Mexico (Detroit Symphony, Antal Dorati conducting)

Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture (Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis conducting)

Bizet - Chanson Boheme (Gypsy Song), from Carmen (performed by the "Opera Babes," who are Karen England, mezzo-soprano (and a real babe) and Rebecca Knight, soprano (not quite as babe-ish)

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