Sunday, September 28, 2014

Dead White Guys 9.28.14

Alfred Schnittke:

Concerto Grosso No. 1 {1977}
for two violins, harpsichord,
prepared piano & string orchestra

Gidon Kremer, Tatiana Grindenko, Yuri Smirnov,

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Heinrich Schiff
{Berlin, September 1988}

Deutsche Grammophon



Alban Berg:

Allegro misterioso
from the Lyric Suite {1925-26}

Arditti Quartet {London 1989}


Auvidis



Alfred Schnittke:

Quasi una sonata {1968}
for violin & chamber orchestra

Gidon Kremer, Yuri Smirnov,

Chamber Orchestra of Europe
{Berlin, September 1988}

Deutsche Grammophon



Antonin Dvorak: 

String Quartet No.11
in C major, Op.61 B.121
{October-November 1881}

Prager Quartet

{Prague, 1975}

Deutsche Grammophon



Johannes Brahms:

Romanze from String Quartet No.1
in C minor, Op.51 No.1 {1873}

Quartetto Italiano

{Vevey,Switzerland, August 1967}

Philips



Benjamin Britten:

Waltz from Three Divertimenti
for string quartet {1936}

Belcea Quartet {Suffolk, England 2003}



W.A. Mozart:

Andante, Menuetto & Trio
from String Quartet in F major KV 590 {1790}

Franz Schubert Quartet of Vienna {Monmouth, UK 1994}


Brilliant Classics



John Ireland:

Month's Mind {from London Pieces 1933}

John Lenehan, piano {Bristol, UK 1995}

Naxos


Kurt Weill:
Song of Human Inefficiency/Mack the Knife

Livia Sohn, Benjamin Loeb {Ontario 2006}

Naxos


Henry Purcell: 
Dance for the Green Men
Monkey's Dance {from the Fairy Queen}
Dido's Lament

Les Voix Humaines {Quebec 2008}

ATMA

J.J. Froberger:
Tombeau de M. Blancheroche
Suite X {A minor} [excerpt]

Thurston Dart, clavichord

L'Oiseaux-Lyre

Louis Moreau Gottschalk:
Danza {Puerto Rico, 1857}
Bamboula {composed in a typhoid fever delirium
at Clermont-sur-L'Oise, France 1844}

Robert DeGaetano
Denver, NY 1989

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Frank & Ethel Bridge


Dead White Guys – Sunday Morning Classical Radio
6-9 AM - 8/10/14 WCBN 88.3 FM www.wcbn.org

Kyrie – 1st movement from Symphony No. 2 “St. Florian”
Alfred Schnittke [1979] aka “Invisible Mass”

Canticle III: “Still Falls the Rain: The Raids 1940” Op.55
Benjamin Britten [1954] text by Edith Sitwell

Nuages gris
Franz Liszt [August 1881]

Oration {Concerto elegiaco}
Frank Bridge [1930]

Rebus – overture for orchestra
Frank Bridge [1940]

Largo con moto e molto cantabile 
2nd movement from Symphony No.1 Op.7
Gavriil Popov [1934]

Solo – 3rd movement from String Quartet No.3 Op. 94
Benjamin Britten [1975]

Moderato – 2nd movement from String Quartet No.1 Op.49
Dmitri Shostakovich [summer 1938]

Allegretto – 1st movement from Piano Trio No.2
Frank Bridge [1929]

The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Op.34
{Variations and Fugue on a theme of Henry Purcell}
{based on the Rondeau from Purcell's
incidental music to Aphra Behn's Abdelazer}
Benjamin Britten [1946]

Canto primo – 1st movement from
Suite No.1 for solo cello Op.72
Benjamin Britten [1964]

Duets – 1st movement from String Quartet No.3 Op.94
Benjamin Britten [1975]

The Evening Primrose
from Five Flower Songs for unaccompanied chorus Op.47
Benjamin Britten [1951]

Sicut pratum
Song from Mediaeval Italy
[performed by Acantus, Bologna Italy, August 1997]

Scherzo-pizzicato & Elegia – 2nd & 3rd movements from
Sonata for Cello & Piano Op.65
Benjamin Britten [1961]

El Grillo
Josquin de Prez [circa 1505]

Street Song – Gassenhauer
Carl Orff [circa 1930]



Gassenhauer nach Hans Neusiedler (1536), commonly known as Gassenhauer is a short piece from Carl Orff's 'Schulwerk'. As the full title indicates, it is either an arrangement of, or inspired by, a much older work by the lutenist Hans Neusiedler from 1536. It (along with several other pieces) is in fact credited to Orff's longtime collaborator, Gunild Keetman, on at least one recent release of the Schulwerk”  

Sunday, June 22, 2014

 

Dead White Guys


four-hour broadcast of 6-22-14



Sandor Veress

Songs of the Seasons:

Seven madrigals for mixed choir

after poems by Christopher Brennan



Iannis Xenakis

Serment: the Hippocratic Oath

set for mixed choir {1981}



Hans Werner Henze:

The Forest & The Spirits from

El Cimarron - Autobiography

of the Runaway Slave

Esteban Montejo {1969-70}



Karlheinz Stockhausen

excerpt from Stimmung



Benjamin Britten

Canticle II: Abraham & Isaac



Modeste Moussorgsky

Lullabye

from Songs & Dances of Death



Hugo Wolf

Um Mitternacht



Charles Ives recorded in 1943

The Alcotts

{third movement from Piano Sonata No.2}



Alfred Schnittke

Four Pieces, Improvisation & Fugue



Francois Joseph Gossec

Larghetto from String Quartet No. 3



Franz Schmidt

Scherzo from String Quartet in A Major, No.1



Johann Strauss, Jr.

Romance No. 2 for Cello & Orchestra, Op. 255



Serge Prokofiev

Montagues & Capulets scored for wind ensemble



Alexei S. Zhivotov

Fragments for Nonet Op. 2 {1928}



Dmitri Shostakovich

first movement from

Symphony No. 15 in A Major Op. 141 {1971}



Gavril N. Popov

Chamber Symphony in C Major Op.2 {1927}



Louis Spohr

Fantasia in C Minor Op.35



Philibert De Lavigne

Jasmine & Ranunculus



Gustav Mahler

second Movement from

Symphony No.3 in D Minor


Franz Schubert

Theme & Variation from the Trout Quintet

for piano, violin, viola, cello & double bass

in A Major, D 667



Kitty Brazelton
Fishy Wishy

"simply the fourth movement

of the Trout re-liedered"



J.S.Bach

Prelude & Fugue in C Major

from the Well-Tempered Clavier

Book 1 BWV 846



W.A. Mozart

Symphony No. 40 & Rondo alla turca

Ludwig van Beethoven

Minuet

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Dead White Guys broadcast of 5/11/14
6-9 AM via WCBN 88.3 FM

This program began with more than forty of Beethoven's little-known Canons, Epigrams, Pleasantries, Riddles & Jokes. 

As most of these pieces were of less than two minutes' duration, I typed like a fiend in human form for more than half of the show! 


Cannot guarantee absolute numerical catalogue accuracy, especially as the type face in the CD booklet used 3s and 5s which looked perilously similar!


Must say, these are some of my favorite recordings of anything by anybody, and I'd like to have them running on an endless loop from time to time.


Ludwig Van Beethoven
Canons, Epigrams, Pleasantries, Riddles & Jokes
Berliner Solisten - Kammerchor der Berliner Singakademie
Dietrich Knothe 1977
Der unbekannte Beethoven Vol. II -Berlin Classics

Musical Joke for 5 solo voices and choir - WoO 100
Canon for 2 with free additional part - Hess 277
Musical joke - WoO 101
Canon for 5 - Hess 276
Canon for 4 - WoO 185
Joke or Riddle Canon - WoO 196
Canon for two instruments in G major - Hess 274
Canon for 5 - WoO 197
Canonlike movement WoO 174
Canon for 2 - WoO 180
Anglaise in D major for piano - Hess 61
Song of the Monks from Schiller's "William Tell" - WoO 104
Riddle Canon - WoO 190
Canon for 5 - WoO 178
Canon for 5 - text by Friedrich Schiller - WoO 165
Riddle Canon - WoO 173
Riddle Canon - WoO 188
Riddle Canon - WoO 175
Canon for 3 - WoO 181 No. 3
Canon for 6 - text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - WoO185
Canon for 2 male voices & 2 double basses - WoO 177
Canon for 3 - WoO 191
Riddle Canon - WoO 198
Canon for 4 - WoO 187
Canon for 4 - WoO 167
Canon for 3 - WoO 182
Canon for 4 - WoO 181 No.1
Introduction & Canon for 4 - WoO 179
Canon for 4 - WoO 171
Canon for 4 - WoO 181 No.2
Canon for 2 - WoO 195
Canon for 4 - WoO 165
Canon for 2 instruments in A flat major - Hess 275
Canon for 3 - WoO 159
Riddle Canon - WoO 169
Canon for 2 - Hess 229
Canon for 2 - text by Pietro Metastasio - WoO 186
Canon for 3 - WoO 161
Canon for 3 - WoO 164
Canon for 4 instruments - WoO 160 No.2
Canon for 4 - WoO 162
Canon for 3 - WoO 172
Riddle Canon: "Ars Longa, Vita Brevis"
- text by Lucius Annaeus Seneca - WoO 192
Canon for 3 instruments - WoO 160 No.1
Riddle Canon - text by Johann Gottfried Herder - WoO 168 No.1
Canon for 3 - WoO 168 No.2
Canon for 5 - "Falstafferel" - WoO 184
Allegro in a major for 2 violins - WoO 34
Abschiedsgesang - text by Ignaz von Seyfried - WoO102

Mitsuko Shirai & Hartmut Holl
W.A. Mozart: Die Alte {"to be sung a little through the nose"} 1787
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Lieder
Capriccio

City of Prague Philharmonic - Robin White - vocal by David Kernan
Half-Caste Woman/Pas de Deux
The Grand Tour: Ballet Music of Noel Coward
silva classics

Martin Jones
Three Early Pieces {third unfinished} c.1919 - world premiere recording
Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Music Volume Two
AVM

Staatskapelle Berlin- Gunther Herbig
Music for a ballet of knights - WoO 1
Der unbekannte Beethoven Vol. II
Berlin Classics

Soloists and Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre
Chvokhinev & Gavriouchka
Dmitri Shostakovich: The Gamblers - opera on a play by Gogol
Le Chant du Monde

Maria Callas with Sung Kil Kim {workshop recording, 1972}
Aria from Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto, Act II: Cortigiani, vil razza dannata
Maria Callas at Juilliard: The Masterclasses
EMI

Maria Callas 1964
Chanson Boheme - from Georges Bizet's Carmen, Act II
La Divina 2
EMI

Donald Swann
In the Desert
Flanders & Swann: At the Drop of Another Hat
Parlophone EMI

Flanders & Swann
Ill Wind
At the Drop of Another Hat
Parlophone EMI

Orchestra of the Old Fairfield Academy
Thomas Crawford, conductor
Malcolm Bilson, fortepiano
Allegro from Concerto for Piano in E Flat Major, K.107, No.3
Mozart: Three Piano Concerti, K.107
Musical Heritage Society

Gidon Kremer: Kremerata Baltica
5 Min. Aus dem Leben von W.A.M.
for violin, string orchestra & percussion - by Alexander Raskatov
After Mozart
Nonesuch

Christoph Stadner & Charles Owen
Andante from Sonata for Cello & Piano in F major
by Carl Goldmark Op 39 {1892}
Turn of the Century 'Cello
Dorian Discovery

Tashi - featuring pianist Peter Serkin & cellist Fred Sherry 1975
Louange a l'Eternite de Jesus
{Praise to the Eternity of Jesus} composed 1941
Quartet for the End of Time
RCA Victor

Members of the Netherlands Wind Ensemble - Edo de Waart
Divertimento in B Flat for 3 basset horns KV App. 229/439b No.3
W.A. Mozart: Serenades & Divertimenti
Philips "Complete" Mozart Edition






Monday, March 31, 2014


Dead White Guys

WCBN 88.3 FM

broadcast of 3/30/14

Kim Heindel
Suite in C Minor, BWV 997
Aufs Lautenwerck:
Music by J.S. Bach
played on the Lute-Harpsichord
Dorian

Swedish Radio Choir - Tonu Kaljuste
II "The desert receives me as a mother her child"
Alfred Schnittke: Psalms of Repentance for mixed choir
ECM

Accentus - Laurence Equilbey
with pianists Brigitte Engerer & Boris Berezovsky
II "All Flesh is as the Grass"
Johannes Brahms:
Ein deutsches Requiem - piano reduction
Naive

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir - Ton Koopman
"How lovely shines the morning star"
1st movement from BWV 1
J.S. Bach: Cantatas for Marian Feasts
Challenge Classics

Belgian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Jose Serebrier
Ophelia - Suite from Hamlet Op.137
Dmitri Shostakovich: Film Music
RCA Victor Red Seal

Gordon Minette, Carla Lother, piano four-hands
Das Morgenholz - "The Morning Wood"
The Alternative Schubertiade
Emergency Music/CRi

Michael Eberth
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach:
Sonata in G for pianoforte
Sturm und Drang
Munchner Rokoko Solisten
Tacet

Michael Eberth
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach:
Fantasy in E Minor for harpsichord
Sturm und Drang
Munchner Rokoko Solisten
Tacet

Les Violons du Roy
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach:
Sinfonia in F Major
Music of Bach's Sons
Dorian
L'Arpeggiata - Christina Pluhar
Zefiro torna - "Zephyr returns"
Claudio Monteverdi:
Teatro d'Amore
Virgin Classics

Spectre de la Rose
Sonnerie de Sainte Genevieve
du Mont de Paris
{"The Bells of St. Genevieve", 1723}
Marin Marais - Sainte-Colombe:
The Greatest Masterworks
Naxos

Frederica von Stade
London Philharmonic Orchestra - Andrew Davis
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Sony

Mitsuko Uchida
Fantasia in C Minor KV 475
Mozart: 3 Piano Sonatas
K 279, 457 & 576 - Fantasia K 475
Philips

Orchestra Barocca Zefiro - Alfredo Bernardini
Concerto in C Major for 2 oboes, 2 clarinets,
strings & continuo RV 559
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerti per vari strumenti
Naive