Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Weeknights at seven.

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Weeknights at seven.

This week Bill explores symphonies of the mid-19th century, with works by Brahms, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky and more.

Bill sets the context: “Symphonies started in the early 18th century, and this week picks up after Mendelssohn and Schumann, approximately 1850—a time when some of the most important composers were beginning to lose faith in the symphonic form.” Bill leads with Danish composer Niels Gade’s Symphony No. 1 and forward into the mid-19th century orchestral music of Rubinstein, Raff, and Dvořák. We’ll also hear the Brahms Serenade No. 1 for orchestra, composed in six movements and published decades before his four symphonies. Faith was restored.

PLAYLIST Monday 3/18/19

Gade: Symphony No. 1 in c minor, Op. 5, I
Danish Nat’l Radio Symphony/Kitayenko
Gade: Symphony No 1
Chan 9422
10:05

Rubinstein: Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 42, Ocean, I
Slovak Phil/Gunzenhauser
Rubinstein, A: Symphony No. 2 ‘Océan’
Naxos 8.555392
11:48

Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11, I
Scottish Chamber Orchestra/ Mackerras
Brahms: Serenades No 1 & 2
Telarc 80522
12:55

Brahms: Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16, I & V
Scottish Chamber Orchestra/ Mackerras
Brahms: Serenades No 1 & 2
Telarc 80522
14:57

PLAYLIST Tuesday 3/19/19

Dvorák: Symphony No. 1 in c minor, The Bells of Zlonice, I & IV (excerpts)
Berlin Phil/Kubelik
Dvorak: 9 Symphonien
DG 423120
:47, 2:06

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 in g minor, Winter Dreams, I
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch/Masur
Tchaikovsky: Complete Symphonies
Warner Classics 256463781-2
11:54, :57

Raff: Symphony No. 5 in E Major, Leonore, Op. 177, I
Philharmonia Orch/Butt
Raff: Symphony No. 5 in E major, Op. 177 ‘Lenore’
ASV 1000
12:51

Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in c minor, Op. 68, I (excerpt) & IV
New York Phil/Bernstein
Bernstein Century – Brahms: Symphony No 1, Serenade No 2
Sony 60970
2:57, 16:30

PLAYLIST Wednesday 3/20/19

Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73, I
Philharmonia Orch/Klemperer
Brahms: Symphonies No 1-4
EMI 62760
15:00, :48

Dvorák: Symphony No. 6 in D Major, I (excerpt), III
Berlin Phil/Kubelik
Dvorak: 9 Symphonien
DG 423120
1:58, 8:35

Goldmark: Symphony in E-flat Major, Rustic Wedding, III (excerpt)
Salt Lake City Symphony/Abravanel
Goldmark: Rustic Wedding Symphony;
Vanguard 10
2:21

Bruch: Symphony No. 3 in E Major, Op. 51, I
Leipzig Gewandhaus/Masur
Bruch: The Complete Symphonies
Phil 462164
10:53

Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, I
Berlin Phil/Jochum
Brahms: Symphony No 1
Tahra 2010
10:00

PLAYLIST Thursday 3/21/19

Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in e minor, Op. 98, III & IV
Scottish Chamber Orch/Mackerras
Brahms: The Four Symphonies
Telarc 80450
6:08, 1:16, 10:10

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in e minor, Op. 64, III & IV
Leningrad Phil/Mravinsky
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Mel 25196
16:19

Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88, II & III + I (excerpt)
Berlin Phil/Abbado
Dvorak: Symphony No 8, Noonday Witch
Sony 64303
16:19, 1:27

PLAYLIST Friday 3/22/19

Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in Eflat Major, Rhenish (excerpt)
LA Phil/Guilini
Schumann: Symphony No 3 Manfr
DG 400062
:48

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in b minor, Op. 74, Pathétique, III & IV
LSO/Stokowski
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Mel 25196
11:24, 10:37

Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 in e minor, From the New World, II & IV
Berlin Phil/Kubelik
Dvorak: 9 Symphonien
DG 423120
13:02, 11:48, 2:39