Thursday, March 25, 2010

Afternoon Classics - Thursday, March 25, 2010

The composer of the day for this date is Bela Bartok. He and Leos Janacek are credited with the establishment of ethnomusicology as area of study. His music bears the imprint of his research into the music of his region and of contempory composers such as Richard Strauss and Schoenberg. His music has become a staple item on the concert circuit.

Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 BWV 1047 by Johann Sebastian Bach, Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Bachiannas Brasileiras No. 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos; Leila Guimaraes - Soprano; Isaac Karabchewsky and the Symphony Orchestra of Brazil
String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7 (1908-1909) by Béla Bartók performed by the Emerson String Quartet
The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19 by Béla Bartók. The Ambrosian Singers, Claudio Abbado and the London Symphony Orchestra
Dance Suite Sz 77 by Béla Bartók. Pierre Boulez and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Contrasts by Béla Bartók performed by Richard Stoltzman - clarinet, Richard Goode - piano; Lucy Chapman Stoltzman - violin
Concerto for Orchestra (1943) by Béla Bartók with Leon Botstein and the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sneaky Pete and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev with Peter Schickele; Yoel Levi and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Ebony Concerto by Igor Stravinsky with Benny Goodman on the clarinet; Igor Stravinsky conducting the Columbia Jazz Ensemble
Two Hungarian Peasant Dances by Béla Bartók. Leon Botstein and the London Philharmonic Orchestra

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