Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Today the music of Mrs. H. H. A. Beach - or Amy Beach as she is more popularly known. Part of the group known as the Young New England composers, she was a leading concert pianist as well as composer. But first -

The Coriolan Overture, Op. 62 by Ludwig van Beethoven. Yoel Levi conducting the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Sonata No. 2 in F for cello & piano, Op. 99 of Johannes Brahms. Susan Salm - cello; Lauretta Altman - piano.
Romance by Amy Marcy Cheney Beach performed by Laura Klugherz - violin; Jill Timmons - piano.
Dark is the night, Op.11, No. 11 by Amy Marcy Cheney Beach. D'Anna Fortunato - mezzo-soprano; Joseph Silverstein - violin; Virginia Eskin - piano.
Symphony in E minor (Gaelic), Op. 32 of Amy Marcy Cheney Beach. Kenneth Schemmerhorn conducting the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.
Ecstasy, Op. 19, No. 2 by Amy Marcy Cheney Beach. D'Anna Fortunato - mezzo; Joseph Silverstein - violin; Virginia Eskin - piano.
Three Pieces, Op. 40, Nos. 1 - 3, by Amy Marcy Cheney Beach Joseph Silverstein - violin, Virginia Eskin - piano
Theme & Variations, Op. 80 by Amy Marcy Cheney Beach. Diane Gold - flute The Alard Quartet assisting.
Diversions for the piano (lh) & orch. Op. 21 by Benjamin Britten. Peter Donohoe - piano; Sir Simon Rattle leading The Royal Philharmonic.
Young Apollo by Benjamin Britten. Once again with Peter Donohoe - piano; Felix Kok & Jeremy Ballard - violins; Peter Cole - viola; Michael Kaznowski - cello.
Pagan Symphony by Sir Granville Bantock with Vernon Handleyconducting The Royal Philharmonic.
And - The Witch of Atas by Sir Granville Bantock. Again, Vernon Handley and The Royal Philharmonic.

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