Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Weeknights at seven.

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Weeknights at seven.

This week Bill takes us behind the scenes of the New York String Seminar at Carnegie Hall, with Joshua
Bell, Karina Canellakis and more.

To the traditional favorites— Nutcracker & Messiah, skating at Rockefeller Center, add one more wonderful tradition: The New York String Orchestra concerts at Carnegie Hall, starting their sixth decade. Bill McGlaughlin spent two days with these extraordinarily gifted young musicians from around the world, as conductor Jaime Laredo prepared them for a Christmas Eve concert with pianist Yefim Bronfman and another with violinist Joshua Bell, and alumna guest conductor Karina Canellakis for the opening work. To celebrate this 50th anniversary 20 alumni— soloists, chamber musicians, and principal orchestral players—from Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles sat next to the students to play Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”. Spend this week sitting-in on the making of this great tradition from the New School’s Mannes School of Music.

PLAYLIST Monday 12/9/19

Rehearsal of New York String Orchestra Seminar (live rehearsal recording)
2:00; 2:40; 1:55; 1:22

Bill McGlaughlin interview with Jaime Laredo, conductor of New York String Orchestra
3:41

Felix Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 “Fingal’s Cave”
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/ Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein: Remastered Edition
Sony 54171
9:53

Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3,
I. Andante con moto; II. Vivace non troppo
Scottish Chamber Orchestra/ Jaime Laredo
Mendelssohn “Scottish” and “Italian” Symphonies
Nimbus 7085
19:59

Bill McGlaughlin interview with guest conductor Karina Canellakis
3:18

George Walker: Lyric for Strings
New York String Orchestra Seminar rehearsal recorded live.
Karina Canellakis, conductor
6:06

PLAYLIST Tuesday 12/10/19

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Seasons, Op. 37b, “Christmas”
Yefim Bronfman, piano
Tchaikovsky: The Seasons; Balakirev: Islamey / Bronfman
Sony 60689
1:07

New York String Orchestra Seminar Jamie Laredo rehearsing
Rehearsal: Ludwig Van Beethoven No. 4 In G, Op. 58
1. Allegro Moderato, Yefim Bronfman, piano
:49; 3:44; 1:58; :26; 1:20

Beethoven: Piano Concerto #4 In G, Op. 58
1. Allegro Moderato
Tonhalle Orchestra/ David Zinman
Yefim Bronfman, piano
David Zinman conducts Beethoven
Sony 88843077922
18:17

Bill McGlaughlin interviewing Yefim Bronfman, Frank Salomon
5:41; 00:20

Serge Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7 in B Flat Major, Op. 83 II. Precipitato
Yefim Bronfman, piano
Yefim Bronfman Prokovief
CBS 44680
3:17

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
II. Andante con moto III. Rondo. Vivace
Tonhalle Orchestra/ David Zinman, Yefim Bronfman, piano
David Zinman conducts Beethoven
Sony 88843077922
14:06

PLAYLIST Wednesday 12/11/19

New York String Orchestra Seminar rehearsing Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Op. 74 “Pathétique” in B Minor – Jaime Laredo, conductor
2:39, 3:28

Bill McGlaughlin with Yefim Bronfman and Frank Salomon
1:41

Mozart: Symphony #38 In D, “Prague”, K 504; 3. Presto
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Alexander Schneider
Mozart: Symphony No 38 & 39 / Schneider, Et Al
Coe Records 806
6:18

Bill McGlaughlin interview with David Kim (concertmaster Philadelphia Symphony Orch., Sky Park (student), Frank Salomon
4:20

Maurice Ravel: Tzigane
The Philadelphia Orchestra/ Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos
David Kim, violin
The Philadelphia Orchestra Recording
09:50

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Op. 74 “Pathétique” in B Minor
II. Allegro con grazia
The Philadelphia Orchestra/ Eugene Ormandy
The Philadelphia Orchestra Eugene Ormandy
RCA 38116
8:18

Anton Arensky: Elegia, Adagio
Joseph Kalichstein, Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson Trio
Tchaikovsky ArenskyTrios
II. Allegro Molto; III. Scherzo (excerpt)
Koch 6644
11:08

PLAYLIST Thursday 12/12/19

Fritz Kreisler: Caprice Viennois, Op. 2
Joshua Bell, violin & Paul Coker, piano
The Essential Joshua Bell
London/Decca 001337202
4:35

Bill McGlaughlin interviews Joshua Bell – 3:50

New York String Orchestra rehearsing

Brahms: Violin Concerto In D, Op. 77 – 1. Allegro Non Troppo
Cleveland Orchestra/Christoph Dohnanyi
Joshua Bell, violin
The Best of Joshua Bell
London/Decca 001337202
22:44

Bill Interviews Alumni Robert Chen and Laura Park Chen – 4:01

Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40
The Hero’s Companion
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/ Bernard Haitink
Robert Chen, violin
CSO Resound 1002
7:32

Fritz Kreisler: Liebesfreud
Joshua Bell & Paul Coker
Essential Joshua Bell
London/Decca 001337202
1:20

PLAYLIST Friday 12/13/19

Max Bruch: Violin Concerto #1 In G Minor, Op. 26
3. Finale: Allegro Energico
Academy of St. Martin In The Fields/Neville Marriner
Joshua Bell, violin
Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Violin Concerto No. 1 / Bell, ASMF
Sony 584200
7:30

New York String Orchestra rehearsing – Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto In D, Op. 77.
II. Adagio
2:10

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto In D, Op. 77
2. Adagio
3. Allegro Giocoso Ma Non Troppo Vivace
Cleveland Orchestra/ Christoph Dohnanyi
Joshua Bell, violin
The Best of Joshua Bell
London/Decca 001337202
17:26

Bill McGlaughlin interviews Rebecca Eperson, viola (student); CJ Chang, viola (Principal viola, Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Quintet In A, K 581, “Stadler”
2. Larghetto
3. Menuetto
Pacifica Quartet & Anthony McGill
Cedille Records 147
12:48

Henryk Wieniawski: Scherzo-Tarantelle, Op. 16
Joshua Bell, violin Samuel Sanders, piano
The Best of Joshua Bell
London Decca 001337202
4:44

Joseph Lanner: Dornbacher La?ndler, Op. 9-07
Alexander Schneider Quintet
On The Beautiful Blue Danube
CBS MK 44522
3:29