Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Our birthday boy today is Gustav Holst, everything else is ad-lib. To begin with let's celebrate the Autumnal Solstice with an assist from the Red Priest.

Autumn from "The Four Seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi. Yolanda Kondanassis on the harp; Rudolf Werther and The Orchestra of Flanders accompanying.
St. Paul's Suite (for String Orchestra) by Gustav Holst; Nicholas Braithwaite conducting The New Zealand Chamber Orchestra.
Beni Mora (Oriental Suite) by Gustav Holst, performed by David Lloyd-Jones and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
The Planets, Holst's most well-known piece performed by Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic.
A Fugal Overture by Holst, David Lloyd-Jones conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
An American Abroad, the music of Michael Torke (his birthday also) with Marin Alsop conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Quartet in G minor, D.408 based on the music of Schubert as transcribed by Robert Stallman for flute and winds, Robert Stallman on the flute, The Martinu Quartet providing the strings.
Brooke Green Suite (for String Orchestra) by Gustav Holst. Once again Nicholas Braithwaite and The New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Concerto-Rhapsody for Violin & Orchestra by Aram Khachaturian, with Mihaela Martin playig the violin; Theodore Kuchar conducting National Symphony of Ukraine.
Symphony No. 5 (1948) of Bohuslav Martinu. Arthur Fagen and National Symphony of Ukraine.

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