Thursday, October 8, 2009

Afternoon Classics 10/8

Host - John Gaguine - still sitting in (2 hours) for Mike

Alain Jehan - Litanies (1937, three years before his early death in WWII) - E. Power Biggs, organ

Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 (first draft 1841, with final revisions in 1851) - Bamberg Symphony, Christoph Eschenbach conducting

Edvard Grieg - Lyric Pieces, Third Book, Op. 43 (1886) - Leif Ove Andsnes, piano - Butterfly; Solitary Wanderer; At Home; Little Bird; Erotic; To Spring

Gioacchino Rossini - William Tell Overture (1829) - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Yoel Levi conducting

Simon Sargon - Homage to Hafiz (2004) - Eric Hannigan, oboe, and Sargon, piano

Sarah Brightman songs:
Puccini - O Mio Babbino Caro, Nessun Dorma
Kansas - Dust in the Wind
Traditional English - Scarborough Fair
Dvorak (adapted, with lyrics added) - La Luna (the title doesn't sound Czech to me) (surprise! with a bit of Moon River by Henry Mancini tossed in at the end)

More antiphonal music from Giovanni Gabrielli, with the brass ensembles of the Chicago, Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras

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