This week Bill explores the Haydn symphonies.
Dear old Papa Haydn, as he was known in 18th century Vienna, was a fatherly figure to the finest musicians of his day. He is also considered a father of the symphonic form. This week we’ll sample some of his 104 symphonies, following their development from modest orchestral pieces to expressions of wit, humor, and drama.
The week of 1/16, Bill explores the music and life of Aaron Copland. For some, Aaron Copland conjures images of covered wagons and endless frontiers. For others, he evokes Olympic athletes, astronauts, and fallen heroes. From waves of grain to stars and stripes, Aaron Copland defined the soundtrack to everything American. This week, we’ll trace his trek from the heart of Brooklyn to the heart of a nation
PLAYLIST Thursday 1/12/17
Haydn: Symphony No. 83, La Poule, I
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Kuijken Virg 90793
Haydn: Symphony No. 88, II;
Haydn: Symphony No. 92, Oxford, IV
Haydn: Symphony No. 98, IV
Haydn: Symphony No. 100, Military, I, II & IV
PLAYLIST Friday 1/13/17
Haydn: Symphony No. 101, The Clock, I & II Orchestra Of St. Luke’s/Mackerras
Haydn: Symphony No. 103, Drumroll, I London Classical Players/Norrington EMI 55002
Haydn: Symphony No. 104, London, I, III & IV Pittsburgh Symphony/Previn
PLAYLIST Monday 1/16/17
Ornstein: A la Chinoise (excerpt) Lin, p .
Copland : The Cat and the Mouse Smit, p .
Copland : Grohg (excerpts) Cleveland Orchestra/Knussen Argo 443203
Copland: Symphony for Organ and Orchestra St . Louis/ Slatkin; Preston , or.
PLAYLIST Tuesday 1/17/17
Copland: Piano Concerto (excerpt) Symphony of the Air/ Copland ; Wild, p . Van SVC 3
Gershwin : Concerto in F (excerpt)
Kostelanetz Orchestra/ Kostelanetz; Previn, p . CBS 46270
Copland: Piano Variations Smit, p .
Copland: Short Symphony, I (excerpt )
St . Paul Chamber Orchestra/ Russell Davies Pro Arte 140
Copland: El Salon Mexico NY Phil/ Bernstein
Copland : Billy the Kid (excerpt)
NY Phil/ Bernstein Sony 47543
PLAYLIST Wednesday 1/18/17
Copland : Quiet City
New York Phil/ Bernstein DG 419170
Copland : Our Town (excerpt) LSO/Copland
Copland : Fanfare for the Common Man Boston Pops/ Williams
Copland : Buckaroo Holiday from Rodeo New York Phil/ Bernstein
Copland : Appalachian Spring
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra/ Russell Davies Pro Arte 140
PLAYLIST Thursday 1/19/17
Copland : Sonata for Violin and Piano, III Previn, p .; Shaham, v.
Copland : Lincoln Portrait (excerpt )
Philadelphia Orchestra/ Ormandy; A. Stevenson , n . Sony 62401
Copland : Symphony No . 3, I & II LSO/Copland
Copland : Clarinet Concerto
Columbia Symphony/Copland ; Goodman , cl . CBS 42227
PLAYLIST Friday 1/20/17
Copland: “Nature, the Gentlest Mother” from Eight Poems by Emily Dickenson St. Paul Chamber Orchestra/ Wolff; Upshaw, s.
Copland: Suite from The Heiress St. Louis Symphony/ Slatkin RCA 61699
Copland: Old American Songs: “The Boatman’s Dance”, “The Dodger”, “At the River” & “I Bought Me a Cat”
Columbia Symphony/ Copland; Warfield, bar. CBS 42430
Copland: Music for a Great City, I St. Louis Symphony/ Slatkin
Copland: Down a Country Lane McGlaughlin, p.
Copland: Symphony No. 3, Ill (excerpt) LSO/Copland