Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Weeknights at seven.

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Weeknights at seven.

This week, Bill explores some glorious pieces and gives credit to the kings who commissioned them.

“We’re going to have a ball this week,” Bill says, “listening to some glorious music and, in most cases, giving credit where credit is well due, to the people that commissioned these pieces.” Bill ushers in George I in England, whose favorite composer was Handel— both men were German born, and it’s George I who started the tradition that continues today of standing during the “Hallelujah” Chorus of Messiah. Bill also connects Haydn, Scarlatti, and Walton to their savvy patrons, confirming that if you want to command the finest musicians, it’s good to be the king.

PLAYLIST Monday 12/10/18

Handel: Hornpipe fr. Water Music
Concentus Musicus Wien/Harnoncourt
Water Music / Organ Concertos
Teldec 93668

Handel: Zadok the Priest
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Marriner
Coronation Anthems
Phil 412733

Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks (excerpts)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Water Music; Music For The Royal Fireworks
DG 435390

Haydn: Minuet fr. Trio for Baryton, Viola and Cello in D Major
Lukacs, vi.; Kakuk, bary.; Parkanyi, vc.
Baryton Trios / Kakuk, Lukacs, Parkanyi
Hungaroton 31174

Haydn: Symphony No. 6 in D Major, H 1 No. 6, “Le Matin”
English Concert/Pinnock
Symphonies “Le Matin, Le Midi, Le Soir” / Pinnock
DG Archiv 423098

PLAYLIST Tuesday 12/11/18


Malvezzi: Dal vago e bel sereno
Huelgas Ensemle/van Nevel
La Pellegrina / Paul Van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble
Sony 63362

Lully: Suite fr. Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, LWV 43
Les Concert des Nations/Savall
L’Orchestre Du Roi Soleil (Symphonies, Ouvertures & Airs À Jouer)
Alia Vox 9807

Strauss: Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, Op. 60
English Chamber Orchestra/Tate
Suite Der Burger Als Edelmann Op.60. Metamorphosen
EMI 47992
5:38, :26, 19:13

Mel Brooks: “It’s Good to be the King”
Heaven and Earth
I Really Love You / It’s Good To Be The King
Unidisc SP5-1772

PLAYLIST Wednesday 12/12/18


Beethoven: Trio for Piano and Strings No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 97, Archduke
Zukerman, v.; Du Pre, vc.; Barenboim, p
Piano Trios, Etc / Barenboim, Zukerman, Du Pré
EMI 63124

Beethoven: Quartet for Strings, Op. 59 No. 2, Razumovsky, III
Emerson String Quartet
Complete Beethoven Edition, Volumes 1 to 20
DG 47075

Haydn: Quartet for Strings in C Major, Op. 76 No. 3, Kaiser, II
Amadeus Quartet
Kaiserquartett (Emperor) / Jagdquartett (Hunting)
DG 410866
7:49, 1:52

Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in Eb Major, Op. 73, Emperor, III
CSO/Solti; Ashkenazy, p.
The Piano Concertos
Lon 443723

J. Strauss II: Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437
Vienna Phil/Maazel
New Year’s Concert 1996 / Maazel, Wiener Philharmoniker
RCA 68421

PLAYLIST Thursday 12/13/18


Roman: Drottningholm Music (excerpts)
Giangiulio, tpt.; Riedo, org.
Music For Ceremony & Celebration
Crystal 234

J.S. Bach: Ricercar 2 a 6 fr. The Musical Offering, BWV 1079
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Marriner
Das Musikalische Opfer / The Musical Offering BWV 1079
Philips 412800

Boccherini: Quintet for Guitar & Strings No. 4 in D Major, G 448, Fandango, I & III
Academy of St. Martin- in-the- Fields Chamber Ens.; Romero, g.
The Guitar Quintets
Philips 438769

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, Scottish, I & II
Cleveland Orchestra/Dohnányi
Classics – Mendelssohn: Symphony No 3
Telarc 80184

Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in E Major, K531/L430
Horowitz, p.
Vladimir Horowitz, Scarlatti
CBS 42410

PLAYLIST Friday 12/14/18

Grieg: Lyric Pieces, Book 8, Op. 65, No. 6: Wedding day at Troldhaugen
Andsnes, p.
Grieg: Lyric Pieces / Leif Ove Andsnes
EMI 57296

Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E flat Major, Op. 82, I & II
Oslo Phil/Jansons
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 5 / Jansons, Oslo Philharmonic
EMI 55533

Bridge: Coronation March (1911)
BBC Nat’l Orchestra of Wales/Hickox
Orchestral Works Vol. 3
Chan 10112

Elgar: Symphony No. 2 in E flat Major, Op. 63, II
London Phil/Solti
Elgar: Symphonies 1 & 2, In London Town, In The South
Lon 443856

Walton: Crown Imperial
Royal Liverpool Phil/Groves
The Best Of British
EMI 62528

Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks (excerpts)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Handel: Water Music; Music For The Royal Fireworks
DG 435390