Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Weeknights at seven.

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Weeknights at seven.

This week Bill explores the music of Scandinavia.

The lighter these northern lands are in the summer just means the darker the winters will be, and these dark winters are in the living tissue of every Scandinavian. Their movies, orchestral works, poems, and paintings are comfortably at home expressing deep, dark emotions. Exploring Music has featured the works of Grieg and Nielsen, but there are a great many wonderful works by other composers that we will hear this week. Bill will feature composers like Wilhelm Stenhammar, Per Nørgård, and Lars-Erik Larsson, and we will hear this music performed by Scandinavian artists of today.

PLAYLIST Monday 8/19/19

Wilhelm Peterson-Berger: “Fridolins Lustgård”
V. Aspåkers-Polska
Anne Sofie Von Otter,s. Bengt Forsberg. p.
Wings In The Night- Swedish Songs
DG 449189-2
1:26

Johan Helmich Roman: Drottningholmsmusiken
1 Presto – Lento – Viviace
Drottningholm Festival Orchestra/Seg Westerberg
Roman: The Drottningholm Music, Sinfonias Violin Concerto
Discofil 1019
7:34

Franz Berwald: “Estrella De Soria” Tragic Overture
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Ulf Björlin
Berwald: The Four Symphonies, Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto, Overtures and Tone Poems
EMI 65866
7:45

Franz Berwald: Symphony No. 4 In E Flat, “Sinfonie Naïve” –
I. Allegro Risoluto; II. Adagio
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Ulf Björlin
Berwald: The Four Symphonies, Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto, Overtures and Tone Poems
EMI 65866
16:27

Wilhelm Stenhammar: Serenade In F Major, Op. 31
I. Overtura, Allegrissimo; II. Reverenza
Neeme Järvi & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Stenhammar: Serenade Op. 31
BIS 310
13:57

Stenhammar: Visor Och Stämningar, Op. 26
5. Det Far Ett Skepp (A Ship is Sailing)
Anne Sofie Von Otter, Bengt Forsberg
Wings In The Night- Swedish Songs
DG 449189
1:31

PLAYLIST Tuesday 8/20/19

Ture Rangström: Melodi
Anne Sofie Von Otter, Bengt Forsberg
Watercolors (Swedish Songs)
DG 449189-2
1:29

Wilhelm Petersen-Berger: Jungfrun under Lind
Jussi Björling, t.
Library of Congress: Great Performances of the Century
2:45

Wilhelm Stenhammar – Stjarnoga, Op. 20, No. 1
Haken Hagegard, Warren Jones
Brahms, Sibelius, Stenhammar: Songs
RCA 68097
2:11

Johan Helmich Roman: Sinfonia No. 16 D-major
Drottningholm Festival Orchestra/ Seg Westerberg
Johan Helmich Roman
Discofil 1019
7:32

Hugo Alfven: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 11
III: Allegro
Ireland National Symphony Orchestra/ Niklas Willen
Hugo Alfven, National Symphony of Ireland
Naxos: 8.555072
5:51

Kurt Atterberg: Earth
Lars-Erik Larson: Earth’s Moon – Jealous onlooker –
Kurt Atterberg: Titan – Giant moon of Saturn
Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Ulf Björlin
The Planets Vol.2 – Other Worlds
EMI 56151
13:08

Hugo Alfven Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 for Orchestra, Op. 19 “Midsommarvaka” (1903)
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
A Nordic Festival
Sony 46668
13:14

Land, du vâlsignade, Thou Blessed Land, recorded L of C, 1937 2:32
Jussi Björling
Library of Congress
Great Performances of the Century

PLAYLIST Wednesday 8/21/19

Ole Bull: I Ensomme Stunde
Arve Tellefsen, v. Havard Gimse, p.
Arve Tellefsen Plays Ole Bull
Simax 1312
1:23

Ole Bull: Sæterjentens Søndag, The Herdgirl’s Sunday
Arve Tellefsen, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra/ Evind Aadland
Arve Tellefsen Plays Ole Bull
Simax 1312
2:5e

Ole Bull: Et Sæterbesøg, A Mountain Vision
Arve Tellefsen
Arve Tellefsen Plays Ole Bull
Simax 1312
7:10

Ole Bull: Andante Maestoso, from Agiaco Cubano
Arve Tellefsen, vln.
Arve Tellefsen Plays Ole Bull
Simax 1312
3:18

Ole Bull: Cantabile Doloroso E Rondo Giocoso
Arve Tellefsen
Arve Tellefsen Plays Ole Bull
Simax 1312
8:32

Ole Bull From Polacca Guerriera
Arve Tellefsen, vln.
Arve Tellefsen Plays Ole Bull
Simax 1312
10:22

Edvard Grieg: Cello Sonata In A Minor, Op. 36 –
1. Allegro Agitato
Truls Mørk, Cl. Havard Gimse, Pn.
Grieg: Cello Sonata
Virgin Classics 5450342
9:44

Edvard Grieg: Norwegian Dances, Op. 35 No.2 and No. 1
Michala Petri, Recorder
Air
RCA 68769
6:45

PLAYLIST Thursday 8/22/19

Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite #1, Op. 46 – Morning Mood
Herbert Von Karajan: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Karajan Forever: The Greatest Classical Hits
DG 000035202
4:06

Grieg: Piano Concerto In A Minor, Op. 16
1. Allegro Moderato
Leif Ove Andsnes, p. Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/Dmitri Kitajenko, c.
Grieg, Liszt, Leif Ove Andsnes, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Virgin 91198
13:34

Grieg: String Quartet In G Minor, Op. 27 –
1. Un Poco Andante, Allegro Molto Ed Agitato
2. Romanze: Andantino
4. Finale: Lento, Presto Al Saltarello 9:04
Truls Mørk, Solve Sigerland, Lars Anders Tomter, Atle Sponberg
Grieg: Cello Sonata, String Quartet
Virgin 45505
11:59

Grieg: Lyric Pieces, Book 1, Op. 72
Summer Evening; Remembrances
Leif Ove Andsnes
Grieg: Lyric Pieces/Leif Ove Andsnes
EMI 57296
2:25

PLAYLIST Friday 8/23/19

Friedrich Ludwig Aemilius Kunzen: The Hallelujah Of Creation
I. O Gott!: Und Leben, II. Licht Und Freud’ Ist Ewig
III. Heilig! Heilig! Heilig! IV. Lob Und Ehre Dem Ewigen!
Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra/ Peter Marschik
Susanne Elmark,s.
Nordic Art Music: From the Middle Ages to the Third Millennium
DaCapo/ Marco Polo 8.224070
6:41

Carl Nielsen: Symphony #4, Op. 29, “The Inextinguishable”
IV. Allegro
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/ Alan Gilbert, c.
Nielsen: Symphonies 1 and 4
DaCapo 6.220624
9:02

Nielsen: Symphony #5, Op. 50
I. Tempo Giusto II. Adagio Non Troppo (beginning)
IIId. Allegro
Herbert Blomstedt: Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
The Masterworks, Vol.1
Dacapo 8.206002
11:51, 2:39

Rued Langgaard: String Quartet #1, BVN 68
1. Andante Ma Non Troppo, Piu Tranquillo
Nightingale Quartet 1 of 9
Langgaard: String Quartets, Vol. 3
Dacapo 6.220577
8:45

Rued Langgaard: Symphony No. 4
I. Skovbrus (Rustle in the Forest) II. Solstrejf (Glimpse of the Sun)
III. Allargando 1:36 3 of 26
Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Järvi, c.
Langgaard:Symphonies 4,5, & 6
Chandos 9064
7:15

Carl Nielsen: Strofiske Sange, Op. 21, FS 42, Book 1: No. 2.
Saenk Kun Dit Hoved, Du Blomst (Just Lower Thy Head, O Flower)
Bo Skovhus, Danish National Symphony Orchestra & Michael Schonwandt
Songs by the Sea: A Scandinavian Journey
Chandos 10249
2:06