Classical Music Playlist, August 3, 2021


Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) in 1866

Nationalism became the expression of a unique cultural heritage for composers of the Romantic era of the 19th century. This was felt strongly in the Scandinavian countries where Copenhagen was a center of the movement and where the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg lived when he composed his only Piano Concerto at the age of 25. The premiere in Copenhagen in 1869 was a triumphant success with subsequent performances in Norway, Germany and England and wider international success thereafter. Although Grieg became known for his expression of the Norwegian spirit in his songs, piano and other music, he rarely quoted extant folk songs directly, but preferred to create original melodic patterns and rhythms reminiscent of Norway. For example, the three-note opening motif of the Piano Concerto, repeated several times rapidly descending the octaves, is characteristic of Norwegian folk music. Fun fact: Grieg’s piano concerto was the first piano concerto ever recorded, but only six minutes due to the limited recording technology of 1909. Listen to the entire 30-minute concerto in a beautiful modern digital recording like noon masterpiece today at 2:00 p.m.

6:00 am

Robert schumann

Quartet with piano: IV. Final in E-flat major Opus 47

Emerson String Quartet Menahem Pressler, piano


Mauro Giuliani

Guitar Concerto No. 1 in A major Op. 30

I Musici Siegfried Behrend, guitar


Samuel wesley

Symphony in A major

Milton Keynes Chamber Orchestra; Hilary Davan Wetton, conductor


Isolina carrillo

Back gardenias

Havana High School Orchestra; Jose Antonio Mendez Padron, conductor Sarah Willis, horn; Harold Madrigal Frias, trumpet


Carl Maria Von Weber

Concertino for clarinet and orchestra in E-flat major Opus 26

Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra; Lukas Foss, conductor Jon Manasse, clarinet


Marianne martinez

Concerto for harpsichord in E minor: I. Allegro in E minor

La Floridiana; Nicoleta Paraschivescu, conductor Nicoleta Paraschivescu, harpsichord


Francois-Joseph Haydn

Symphony n ° 22 “The Philosopher” in Eb major

Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra; Adam Fischer, conductor


Amy Beach

From grandmother’s garden: Mignonette Opus 97/3

Joanne Polk, piano


Emmanuel Chabrier

Pastoral Suite (Pastoral Suite)

Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra; Hervé Niquet, conductor


Antonin Dvorak

Vanda: Overture Opus 25

Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Libor Pesek, conductor


Florence Award

Piano Sonata in E minor

Althea Waites, piano


Francesco durante

Concerto No. 4 for strings and basso continuo in E minor

Concerto Cologne

8:48 am

Libby Larsen

3 pieces for treble winds and guitar: I. Canti Breve

Caroline Hartig, clarinet; Christopher Kachian, guitar

8:52 a.m.

John barry

Dancing with Wolves: John Dunbar Theme

Pops of Cincinnati; Erich Kunzel, conductor


Peter van Anrooy

Piet hein rhapsody

Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra; Kees Bakels, conductor

9:10 a.m.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Violin Sonata No.27 in G major (Live) in G major K 379

Hilary Hahn, violin; Cory Smythe, piano

9:30 a.m.

George phillip telemann

Oboe Concerto in F minor

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Academy; Iona Brown, conductor Heinz Holliger, oboe

9:39 a.m.

Nino Rota

Orchestra rehearsal (Prova d’orchestra)

La Scala Orchestra, Milan; Riccardo Muti, conductor

9:50 a.m.

Isaac albeniz

Mallorca (Mallorca) Opus 202

Jason Vieaux, guitar

10:00 am

Johann joachim quantz

Concerto for corno da caccia, oboe and strings in E-flat major

Virtuoso of Saxony; Ludwig Guttler, conductor Ludwig Guttler, corno da caccia; Andreas Lorenz, oboe

10:10 a.m.

Georges bizet

Carmen suite n ° 2

London Symphony Orchestra; Neville Marriner, conductor

10:29 a.m.

Philippe Glass

Piano Concerto No.3: III. For Arvo Part

A Far Cry Simone Dinnerstein, piano

10:44 am

Steve howe

Aire para un Dia (Mood for a day)

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

10:49 am

Johannes brahms

Violin Concerto: Final in D major Op. 77

Berlin Philharmonic; Claudio Abbado, conductor Shlomo Mintz, violin


Edward Elgar

Caractacus: Triumphal March Opus 35

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; James Judd, conductor


Carl Orff

Carmina Burana: O fortuna

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Robert Shaw, conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Choir; Robert Shaw Festival Singers


John williams

Schindler’s List: Main Theme

Niv Ashkenazi, violin; Matthew Graybill, piano

11:19 a.m.

Anton stamitz

Concerto for viola in b flat major

Prague Philharmonic Orchestra; Jiri Belohlavek, conductor Jan Peruska, viola

11:41 a.m.

Darius Milhaud

French Suite Opus 248

CCM Wind Symphony; Eugène Corporon, conductor

11:59 a.m.

Clara schumann

Piano Concerto: III. Final in A minor Opus 7

the Women’s Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor Angela Cheng, piano


Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Sleeping Beauty Suite Opus 66

Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Litton, conductor


Tomaso albinoni

Sonata a Cinque in A major Opus 2/3

English chamber orchestra; Raymond Leppard, conductor


Marcel grandjany

The good little king of Yvetot (The good little king of Yvetot)

Anne-Marguerite Michaud, harp


Francois-Joseph Haydn

Serenade in F major Opus 3/5

Guildhall String Ensemble


Johan svendsen

Paris Carnival (Karnival i Paris) Opus 9

National Symphony of Latvia; Terje Mikkelsen, conductor


Antonio rosetti

Violin Concerto No.2 in D minor

Palatinate Chamber Orchestra; Johannes Moesus, conductor Anton Steck, violin


Leonard cohen

Famous blue raincoat

12 Milos Karadaglic Ensemble, guitar


Claude Debussy

Arabesque n ° 1 in E major

Hélène Grimaud, piano


Amy Beach

Piano trio in A minor, op. 150 in a minor Opus 150

Neave Trio

2:00 p.m.

Edvard grieg

Piano Concerto in A minor Opus 16

Norwegian Radio Orchestra; Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor Vadym Kholodenko, piano

2:31 p.m.

George phillip telemann

Quartet n ° 1 in D major

European baroque soloists

2:39 p.m.

Nadia Boulanger

Three pieces for cello and piano

Amit Peled, cello; Lucy Mauro, piano

2:49 p.m.

Arnold bax


Sinfonia from the north of England; Richard Hickox, conductor

2:54 p.m.

Giacomo Puccini

TURANDOT: Nessun dorma

London Philharmonic Orchestra; Zubin Mehta, conductor Luciano Pavarotti, tenor

2:58 p.m.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Variations on Ah, I tell you, mom K 265

Annette Heim, flute; Bret Heim, guitar

3:12 p.m.

Wilhelm peterson-berger

Symphony No. 5 “Solitudo” in B minor

Norrköping Symphony Orchestra; Michail Jurowski, conductor

3:41 p.m.

Joe hisaishi


La Pieta Angèle Dubeau, violin

3:47 p.m.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Wachet auf (Sleep awake) BWV 645

David Russell, guitar

3:53 p.m.

Mel Bonis

Soir et Matin, Op. 76: II. Morning

Fabienne Sulser, transverse flute; Matthias Walpen, cello; Anne-Marie Aellen, piano

4:00 p.m.

Francesco Geminiani

Concerto Grosso n ° 6 in A major opus 2/6

La Petite Bande; Sigiswald Kuijken, conductor

4:09 p.m.

George gershwin

Porgy and Bess Selections (Arr. For violin)

Randall Goosby, violin; Zhu Wang, piano

4:20 p.m.

Joseph kraus

Sinfonia in C # minor

Swedish chamber orchestra; Petter Sundkvist, conductor

4:41 p.m.

Johann jacob froberger


The supreme brass

4:45 p.m.

Samuel barbier

Opus 20 walks

Eric Parkin, piano

4:59 p.m.

Antonio Salieri

Concerto for oboe and flute in C major

I Solisti Veneti; Claudio Scimone, conductor Clementine Hoogendoorn, flute; Pietro Borgonovo, oboe


Felix Mendelssohn

Midsummer Night’s Dream: Opening

Bamberg Symphony; Claus Peter Flor, conductor

5:32 p.m.

Fritz Kreisler

Tempo di menuetto in the style of Pugnani

Sarah Chang, violin; Sandra Rivers, piano


Jennifer higdon

All things majestic: II. String lake

The Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor

5:45 p.m.

Cecile Chaminade

Symphonic Study Opus 28

Joanne Polk, piano

5:51 p.m.

Miklos Rozsa

Spellbound: Prelude and theme of love

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic; Alexander Shelley, conductor Daniel Hope, violin

5:59 p.m.

Edvard grieg

Symphonic Dances Opus 64

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Academy; Neville Marriner, conductor

6.30 p.m.

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky


New York Philharmonic; Léonard Bernstein, conductor

6:36 p.m.

Luigi Boccherini

Quintet for guitar and string quartet n ° 4: III. Fandango G 448

Pacifica Quartet Sharon Isbin, guitar

6:43 p.m.

William grant still


Marcus Eley, clarinet; Lucerne DeSa, piano

6:49 p.m.

Aaron copland

Quiet town

New York Chamber Symphony; Gerard Schwarz, conductor Mark Hill, English horn; Neil Baum, trumpet


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