Playlist

Classical Music Playlist, May 2, 2022



Although Richard Strauss later removed the section headings that give narrative to his autobiographical tone poem, “Ein Heldenleben” (“A Hero’s Life”), the epic nature of a hero in battle remains in the music. This battle, as originally depicted, was Strauss’ battles with critics over his music. Strauss describes himself as heroic in the opening movement, musically belittles the critics in the second, introduces his beloved wife (“Hero’s Companion” movement) in the third, sounds of battle emerge in the fourth, and in the fifth movement, Strauss quotes many of his earlier symphonic poems Don Quixote, Don Juan, Also sprach Zarathustra, and more (“The Hero’s Works of Peace” from the original title of this movement) then in the last movement, the hero retires, satisfied, to rest with his beloved companion. “Ein Heldenleben” is today’s noon masterpiece at 2:00 p.m.


6:00 am

Arcangelo Corelli

Concerto Grosso No. 1 in D major Opus 6

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Catherine Mackintosh, conductor Catherine Mackintosh, violin

6:12

Francois Liszt

Piano Sonata in B minor in B minor

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

6:45 am

Federico Moreno Torroba

madranos

David Russell, guitar

6:49

Johann Scheibe

Sinfonia A 4 in Bb major

Concerto Copenhagen; Andrew Manze, conductor

6:59

Claude Debussy

Small Suite

Northern England Sinfonia; Jean-Bernard Pommier, conductor

7:12

Robert Schuman

String Quartet in F major Opus 41/2

Melos Quartet

7:35 am

Hans Leo Hasler

Canzon

New York Chamber Musicians (New York Kammermusiker)

7:38

Frédéric Chopin

Mazurka No. 3 in A major Opus 24

Garrick Ohlson, piano

7:41 am

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

MAZEPPA: Gopak

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Kurt Masur, conductor

7:47

Johann Sebastian Bach

Trio Sonata No. 1 in E flat major BWV 525

wife of the king; Robert King, conductor

7:59

Alexander Borodin

PRINCE IGOR Overture

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Neeme Jarvi, conductor

8:12

Aaron Copland

The Tender Earth: Continuation

Elgin Symphony Orchestra; Robert Hanson, conductor

8:33

Alma Deutscher

The Chase (Impromptu in C minor)

Alma Deutscher, piano

8:38

Wolfgang AmadeusMozart

Rondo for violin and orchestra in C major K 373

English Chamber Orchestra; Peter Maag, conductor Joshua Bell, violin

8:45 am

Bedritch Smetana

Ma Vlast: Bohemian woods and meadows

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Vaclav Neumann, conductor

8:59

Francois-Joseph Haydn

Symphony No. 101 “Clock” in D major

Orchestra of St. Luke; Charles Mackerras, conductor

9:27

Augustin Barrios

The Bees (Las Abejas)

Eliot Fisk, guitar

9:30 a.m.

Felix Mendelssohn

Ruy Blas: Overture Opus 95

Bergen Philharmonic; Andrew Litton, conductor

9:39

Pietro Locatelli

Concerto grosso n° 12 in G minor Opus 1/12

Baroque raglan players; Nicolas Kraemer, conductor

9:49

Aram Khachaturian

Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Aram Khachaturian, conductor

10:00 a.m.

Malcolm Arnold

Four Cornish Dances Opus 91

Philharmonic Orchestra; Bryden Thomson, conductor

10:09

Rebecca Clarke

Sonata for viola

Philip Dukes, viola; Sophia Rahman, piano

10:35 a.m.

Giacomo Puccini

GIANNI SCHICCHI: O Mio Babbino Caro

Lyon Opera Orchestra; Kent Nagano, conductor Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano

10:38

Antonin Dvorak

Slavic Rhapsody No. 2 in G minor Opus 45

Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Zdenek Kosler, conductor

10:52

John Williams

Main title of The Towering Inferno

the Boston Pops Orchestra; Keith Lockhart, conductor

10:59

Wolfgang AmadeusMozart

Symphony No. 38 “Prague” in D major K 504

Prague Chamber Orchestra; Charles Mackerras, conductor