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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Music, Ho!

Spent a happy hour compiling a three-hour programme of classical and light classical music for the Drive programme (14.00 to 16:00) on Fine Music (see finemusicfm.com) A good variety, the items on the whole not to be over eight minutes in length. This week's, just for interest, came out as:


Schubert, F. Overture: Die Willingsbruder. Bavarian State Opera Ch and O/ Wolfgang Sawallisch.
Shostakovich, D. Romance from ‘The Gadfly’, Royal Liverpool O/ Libor Pesek.
Saint-Saens, C. Tarantella in A minor, Op. 6, Debra Wendells Cross (flute), Robert Alemany (clarinet), JoAnn Falleta (guitar)
Beethoven, L. Easy piano sonata, Op 5 No 2. Ronald Brautigam (piamo)
Liszt, F. Soirées de Vienne: Valse caprice no 6ii in A minor after Schubert, Leslie Howard, piano.
Catalani, A. Prelude to Act IV Intermezzo, from La Wally (1892). BBC PO/ Gianandrea Noseda
Bruch, M. Romance in F, op 85 (pub. 1911). Vadim Gluzman, violin; Bergen PO/ Andrew Litton
Mozart, A.   Les Petits Riens   Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner
Sousa, J.P. When my dreams come true, fantasy (1929). Royal Norwegian Navy Band/ Keith Brion
Mendelssohn, F. Theme and variations, op 81 no 1 (1847). New Zealand String Quartet.
Vaughan Williams, R. The running set (1933). Royal Liverpool PO/ James Judd
Gorb, A. Awayday (1996). University of Georgia Wind Ensemble/ John P. Lynch
Styne, J. Suite from Funny girl (1968). Richard Hayman and his O.
Korngold, E. Love theme, from The adventures of Robin Hood (1938). Moscow SO/ William Stromberg
Alwyn, W. Suite of Scottish dances (1946). Royal Liverpool PO/ David Lloyd-Jones
Toye, G. Waltz: The haunted ballroom (1935). RTE Concert O/ Ernest Tomlinson
Schubert, F. Ballet no 2 from Rosamunde, D797 (1823). Minneapolis SO/ Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Boismortier, J. de Third ballet, from Ballets de village, op 52. Le Concert Spirituel/ Hervé Niquet
Handel, G. Suite in D. John Foster, trumpet; Australian Baroque Brass; Sydney Consort.
Kern, J. The folks who live on the hill. Thomas Hampson, London Sinfonietta/John McGlinn
Kalkbrenner, 3rd movement, F. Piano concerto No 1 in D minor. Hans Kann (piano), Hamburg Symphony O/Heribert Beissel
Sondheim, S. ‘By the Sea’ from ‘Sweeney Todd’; Patti LaPone, ensemble/Sarah Travis

Not necessarily in that order, but more or less. Quite fun to do, and on the whole I enjoy the task.

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