Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday Afternoon Classics, March 9, 2012

Hosted by Larry West


Franz Schubert, Fantasie in C for violin and piano, Op. posth. 159, D. 934 (1827)
András Schiff, piano; Yuuko Shiokawa, violin
ECM New Series 2000


Richard Wagner, Prelude to Act I, Tristan und Isolde (1859)
Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, Pierre Boulez
Deutsche Grammophon 2012


Eugène Ysaÿe, Violin Sonata in g, Op. 27, No. 1 (1923)
Thomas Zehetmair, violin
ECM New Series 2004


John Williams (b. 1937), Sound the Bells! and Elegy for Cello and Orchestra
The Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles, John Williams; Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Sony 2012


Robert Dowland, from A Musicall Banquet (1610):
Passava Amor su arco desrmado (anonymous); Lady, if you so spite me (John Dowland); Dovrò dunque morire? (Giulio Caccini); Amarilli mia bella (Giulio Caccini); and Lady Rich, her Galliard (John Dowland)
Monika Mauch, soprano; Nigel North, lute
ECM New Series 2008


Ludwig van Beethoven, 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126 (1824)
Michael Korstick, piano
Oehms Classic 2012


Tigrin Mansurian, Three Portraits of Women from Ars Poetica (2000)
Armenian Chamber Choir, Robert Mlkeyan
ECM New Series 2006
Listen to a 2006 review of this next CD on NPR with David Was


Maurice Ravel, Piano Concerto in G (1931)
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Decca 1997


John Williams, Suite Far and Away (from the 1992 movie of the same name) and The Chairman's Waltz (2005, from Memoirs of a Geisha)
La Pietà; Angèle Dubeau, violin
Analekta 2012


Arthur Honegger, Sonatine VI for violin and cello (1932)
Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin; Heinrich Schiff, cello
ECM New Series 2006


Valentin Silvestrov, Postludium No. 3 (1982)
Anja Lechner, cello; Silke Avenhaus, piano
ECM New Series 2002


Joachim Van den Hove (1567?-1620), Praeludium
Anthony Bailes, lute
Carpe Diem 2012


Next week: Extraordinary music from extraordinary people: Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky and other highly accomplished composers who endured debilitating mental and emotional challenges.

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