Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Weeknights at seven.

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Weeknights at seven.

This week Bill explores some of the great violin concertos in Classical music. 

There is a saying in much of eastern Europe, “Every child is born with a violin under their pillow”. Parents dream of their child becoming a great violinist, not a doctor or a lawyer as so many do in America. Most composers have written at least one violin concerto hoping to challenge the soloist while creating a work of beauty. We will listen to many of today’s most popular concertos by Beethoven, Mozart, Sibelius, and Tchaikovsky, and to Bill tell the stories of some concerts that were originally rejected by the soloists as being technically unplayable.

PLAYLIST Monday 11/30/20

0:00:08 1:18
Mendelssohn, Felix
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in E Minor, I (excerpt) Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink; Perlman, violin
Mendelssohn: Concerto in E Minor / Bruch: Concerto No. 1 In G Minor
EMI 47074

0:01:30 1:33
Vivaldi, Antonio
The Four Seasons; Autumn excerpt
English Concert/Pinnock; Simon Standage, violin
Le Quattro Stagioni
Archiv 400045

0:02:14 10:17
Vivaldi, Antonio
The Four Seasons; Autumn excerpt
English Concert/Pinnock; Simon Standage, violin
Le Quattro Stagioni
Archiv 400045

0:14:06 7:22
Bach, JS
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1042, I.
Academy of Ancient Music/Andrew Manze, violin Solo & Double Violin Concertos
HM 907155

0:22:44 8:39
Bach, JS
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1042, II & III
Academy of Ancient Music/Andrew Manze, violin Solo & Double Violin Concertos
HM 907155

0:32:34 5:58
Mozart, WA
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 3 in G Major, K. 216, III
Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra/Zinman; Pam Frank, violin
Mozart: Violin Concertos, Haffner Serenade
Arte Nova 721040

0:39:41 6:21
Mozart, WA
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra No. 4 in D Major, K. 218, II
New Symphony Orchestra/Sargent; Jascha Heifetz, violin
The Heifetz Collection Vol 30 – Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi
RCA 61761

0:46:40 1:23
Mozart, WA
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, I (excerpt)
German Chamber Philharmonic/Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Mozart: Violin Concertos No 3-5
Virgin 82122

0:48:22 8:33
Mozart, WA
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, III
German Chamber Philharmonic /Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Mozart: Violin Concertos No 3-5
Virgin 82122

0:57:03 1:25
Mozart, WA
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, III
German Chamber Philharmonic /Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Mozart: Violin Concertos No 3-5
Virgin 82122

PLAYLIST Tuesday 12/1/20

0:01:38 00:20 Beethoven, Ludwig van Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in D Major, Op. 61, I
(except)
Columbia Symphony/Walter; Zino Francescatti, violin
Violin Concertos Sony 47659

0:01:38 23:33
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in D Major, Op. 61, I Columbia Symphony/Walter;Francescatti, violin
Violin Concertos Sony 47659

0:26:47 2:05
Beethoven, cad. Fritz Kreisler
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in D Major, Op. 61, I
Columbia Symphony/Walter; Zino Francescatti, violin
Violin Concertos Sony 47659

0:29:09 4:46
Beethoven, cad. Alfred Schnittke
Violin Concerto, Op. 61, I (excerpt)
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/
Marriner; Gidon Kremer, violin
Beethoven: Violin Concerto
Phil 410549

0:34:22 4:09
Beethoven, cad. Joshua Bell
Violin Concerto, Op. 61, I (cadenza) Camerata Salzburg/Norrington; Joshua Bell, violin
Mendelssohn & Beethoven: Violin Concertos
Sony 89505

0:38:39 9:16
Beethoven, cad. Joshua Bell
Violin Concerto, Op. 61, III Camerata Salzburg/Norrington; Joshua Bell, violin
Mendelssohn & Beethoven: Violin Concertos
Sony 89505

0:48:09 00:20
Beethoven, cad. Joshua Bell
Violin Concerto, Op. 61, III
(excerpt)
Camerata Salzburg/Norrington; Joshua Bell, violin
Mendelssohn & Beethoven: Violi
n Concertos
Sony 89505

0:49:06 8:05
Paganini, Niccolo Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in b minor, La Campanella, III
Chamber Orchestra of Santa Cecilia/Ughi; Uto Ughi, violin
Scarce Paganini: Violin Concertos Nos. 2 & 4
RCA 7844

PLAYLIST Wednesday 12/2/20

0:01:01 13:02
Mendelssohn, Felix
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in e minor, Op. 64, I
Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink; Perlman, violin
Mendelssohn: Concerto in E Minor / Bruch: Concerto No. 1 In G Minor
EMI 47074

0:17:14 22:56
Brahms, Johannes
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in D Major, Op. 77, I
New York Philharmonic/Masur; Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin Mutter/Masur: Brahms Violin Concerto and Schumann
DG 457075

0:41:33 2:04
Viotti, Gionvanni
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra No. 22 in a minor (excerpts)
Padova Chamber Orchestra/Golub; Mark Kaplan, violin
Viotti: Violin Concertos No 4, 22 & 24
Arab 6691

0:43:44 1:44
Viotti, Gionvanni
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra No. 22 in a minor (excerpts)
Padova Chamber Orchestra/Golub; Mark Kaplan, violin
Viotti: Violin Concertos No 4, 22 & 24
Arab 6691

0:46:05 10:08
Tchaikovsky, Peter
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in D Major, Op. 35, III
Berlin Philharmonic/Abbado; Midori, violin
Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich: Violin Concertos
Sony 68338

0:56:15 2:13
Brahms, Johannes
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in D Major, Op. 77, I
New York Philharmonic/Masur; Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin Mutter/Masur: Brahms Violin Concerto and Schumann
DG 457075

PLAYLIST Thursday 12/3/20

0:00:04 00:51
Sibelius, Jean Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Minor, Op. 47, III (excerpt)
Academy of St. Martin in-the-Fields/Marriner; Leila Josefowicz, violin
Violin Concertos Phil 446131

0:01:09 15:20
Sibelius, Jean Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Minor, Op. 47, I Academy of St. Martin in-the-Fields/Marriner; Leila Josefowicz, violin
Violin Concertos
Phil 446131

0:18:45 00:16
Elgar, Edward
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in B Minor, Op. 61, III (excerpt)
London Symphony Orchestra/Davis; Hilary Hahn, violin
Elgar: Violin Concerto, op.61 / Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
DG 474504

0:19:30 7:34
Elgar, Edward
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in B Minor, Op. 61, III
London Symphony Orchestra /Davis; Hilary Hahn, violin
Elgar: Violin Concerto, op.61 / Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
DG 474504

0:28:17 00:27
Berg, Alban
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Finale (excerpt)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Solti; Kyung Wha Chung, violin
Violin Concerto / Violin Concerto No. 1
Lon 411804

0:30:31 8:36
Berg, Alban
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Finale (excerpt)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra /Solti; Kyung Wha Chung, violin
Violin Concerto / Violin Concerto No. 1
Lon 411804

0:40:15 8:49
Barber, Samuel
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14, II
London Symphony Orchestra/Previn; Gil Shaham, violin
Violin Concertos • Much Ado About Nothing – Suite
DG 439886

0:49:46 00:19
Walton, William
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, II (excerpt)
Royal Phil/Previn; Nigel Kennedy, violin
Violin Concerto • Viola Concerto EMI 49628

0:56:50 6:39
Walton, William Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, II
Royal Phil/Previn; Nigel Kennedy, violin
Violin Concerto • Viola Concerto
EMI 49628

PLAYLIST Friday 12/4/20

0:01:52 9:57
Prokofiev, Sergei
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1, I
London Symphony Orchestra/Rostropovich; Max Vengerov, violin
Violin Concertos No.1 Teldec 92256

0:13:36 3:21
Weill, Kurt
Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra, II
English Symphony Orchestra/Boughton; Daniel Hope, violin
Daniel Hope – Schnittke, Takemitsu, Weill
Nimbus 5582

0:19:51 5:46
Stravinsky, Igor
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, I
BSO/Ozawa; Itzhak Perlman, violin
Berg, Stravinsky: Violin Concertos
DG 447445

0:28:52 15:02
Bartók, Bela
Violin Concerto No. 2 in B Minor, I
Budapest Festival Orchestra/ Fischer; Thomas Zehetmair, violin
Violin Concertos ?S 1 & 2
Berlin Cl 1134

0:45:11 11:31
Adams, John
Concerto for Violin, Part II: Body Through Which the Dream Flows LSO/Nagano; Gidon Kremer, violin
Violin Concerto / Shaker Loops
Nonesuch 79360