Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Weeknights at seven.

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Weeknights at seven.

This week, Bill continues a two-week musical history of London.


Week two of the music of London continues with visits from continental composers. Haydn’s last 12 symphonies were inspired by London. Geminiani and Mendelssohn wrote music using material from their visits, and the German-born composer Handel spent most of his life in England. After the death of Handel, music of London went into a decline, until about one hundred years later, when the wandering minstrels Gilbert and Sullivan started engaging us with songs and snatches, and awakened London’s creative spirit. We will listen to Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Holst, Britten, and Thomas Ades. Three cheers for the music of London and Nanki-Poo too!

PLAYLIST Monday 6/21/21

0:02:45 9:23
Bach, Johann Christian
Symphony in D Major, Op. 18,
No. 1, W. XC2: I. Allegro assai II. Andante III. Allegro assai
The Hanover Band/Anthony Halstead
Bach, J.C.: Opera Overtures, Vol. 2
CPO 999488

0:13:24 2:19
Linley Jr, Thomas
Minuetto
Musicians of The Globe/ Philip Pickett
Thomas Linley Jr.: A Shakespeare Ode
On The Witches And Fairies
Phillips 446689

0:16:52 7:30
Haydn, Franz Joseph
Symphony No. 101 in D, “The Clock”
II. Andante
Orchestra of St. Luke’s/Charles Mackerras
Symphony No. 101 «The Clock» / Symphony No. 104 «London»
Telarc 80311

0:25:52 15:14
Haydn, Franz Joseph
Symphony No. 104 in D, “London”
I. Adagio; Allegro
IV. Finale: Spiritoso
Orchestra of St. Luke’s/Charles Mackerras
Symphony No. 101 «The Clock» / Symphony No. 104 «London»
Telarc 80311

0:43:07 10:22
Mendelssohn, Felix
The Hebrides Overture, Op.26, “Fingal’s Cave”
London Symphony Orchestra/ Claudio Abbado
Overtures
DG 423104

0:54:17 4:10
Mendelssohn, Felix
Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56, “Scottish”
II. Vivace Non Troppo (Scherzo)
London Symphony Orchestra/ Claudio Abbado
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 & 4
London 4758677

PLAYLIST Tuesday 6/22/21

0:00:00 3:41
Balfe, Michael William The Rose of Castille
English Chamber Orchestra/Richard Bonynge
Jerry Hadley
The Age of Bel Canto / Jerry Hadley, Richard Bonynge
RCA 68030

0:05:01 5:20
Balfe, Michael William Les Puits D’Amour – Rêves D’Amour, Rêves De Gloire
English Chamber Orchestra/ Richard Bonynge
Sumi Jo
Carnaval! – French Coloratura Arias
London 440 679-2

0:11:01 3:33
Balfe, Michael William The Bohemian Girl, You’ll Remember Me
English Chamber Orchestra/Richard Bonynge
Jerry Hadley
The Age of Bel Canto / Jerry Hadley, Richard Bonynge
RCA 68030

0:15:49 2:57
Gilbert, W. S. & Arthur Sullivan
The Pirates of Penzance (New Year’s Eve, 1879) –
I Am The Very Model of a Modern-General
Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra, D’Oyly Carte Opera Company/Isidore Godfrey
John Reed
The Very Best of Gilbert & Sullivan [Disc 2]
London 460010

0:19:19 1:47
Gilbert, W. S. & Arthur Sullivan
HMS Pinafore (1878) – I’m Called Little Buttercup
D’Oyly Carte Opera Company
Gillian Knight
The Very Best Of Gilbert & Sullivan [Disc 2]
London 460010

0:21:18 2:35
Gilbert, W. S. & Arthur Sullivan
Mikado (1885)- Here’s A How-De-Do
The King’s Singers
Gilbert & Sullivan: Here’s A Howdy Do!
RCA 61885

0:26:27 25:57
Elgar, Edward
Variations on An Original Theme, Op. 36, “Enigma”
VIII.W.N.
IX. “Enigma” – Nimrod
X. XI, XII, XIII, XIV
Leonard Bernstein: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Bernstein: BBC Symphony Orchestra Bernstein Conducts Sibelius
DG 474936-2

0:53:04 4:10
Elgar, Edward
Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85 – 3. Adagio BBC Symphony Orchestra/Adrian Boult: Pablo Casals;
Cello Concertos / Kol Nidrei
BBC EMI 62953

PLAYLIST Wednesday 6/23/21

0:00:00 3:49
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Mass in G minor: Kyrie
His Majestie’s Clerkes/Anne Heider
Hear my Prayer – Choral Music of the English Romantics
Cedille 90000036

0:07:37 12:17
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Symphony No. 5 in D
1. Preludio
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/ Robert Spano
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 5, Etc / Spano, Et Al
Telarc 80676

0:21:42 13:03
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Serenade To Music
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/ Robert Spano
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 5, Etc / Spano, Et Al
Telarc 80676

0:36:04 16:04
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
The Lark Ascending
London Philharmonic Orchestra/ Andrew Litton:
Nicola Benedetti, violin
Nicola Benedetti: Tavener/ Vaughan Williams
DG 4766198

0:52:32 3:52
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Mass in G minor:
Agnus Dei
His Majestie’s Clerkes/Anne Heider
Hear my Prayer – Choral Music of the English Romantics
Cedille 90000036

PLAYLIST Thursday 6/24/21

0:00:00 00:25
Walton, William
Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat
I. Allegro assai (excerpt)
London Philharmonic/ Leonard Slatkin
Walton
Virgin Classics 61146

0:02:26 20:14
Holst, Gustav
The Planets, Op. 32
I. Mars, The Bringer of War
II. Venus, The Bringer of Peace
III. Mercury, The Winged Messenger
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/ Simon Rattle Holst: The Planets
EMI 69690

0:24:34 10:20
Butterworth, George
A Shropshire Lad William Boughton: English String Orchestra
George Butterworth
Nimbus 5068

0:36:29 13:54
Walton, William
Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat
I. Allegro assai
Leonard Slatkin:London Philharmonic
Walton
Virgin Classics 61146

0:51:08 5:57
Walton, William
Violin Concerto,
II. Presto capriciososo ala napolitana
Philharmonia Orchestra/Walton
Jascha Heifetz, violin
The Heifetz Collection Vol 23 Concertos Walton Gruenberg 1950
RCA 61754

PLAYLIST Friday 6/25/21

0:02:28 18:01
Britten, Benjamin 4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33A
1. Dawn
2. Sunday Morning
3. Moonlight
4. Storm
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Leonard Bernstein
The Final Concert
DG 431768

0:21:37 8:15
Nicholas Maw
Violin Concerto – 3. Romanza
London Philharmonic Orchestra/ Roger Norrington:
Joshua Bell, violin
Maw: Violin Concerto / Joshua Bell, Roger Norrington, Et Al
Sony 62856

0:33:11 7:09
Tavener, John
“O Lux Beata Trinitas”
“As One Who Has Slept”
Anonymous 4, Chilingirian Quartet
Darkness Into Light
Harmonia Mundi 907274

0:41:23 4:09
Britten, Benjamin
Nocturnal After John Dowland for Guitar, Op.70: “Gently Rocking”
“Slow and Quiet”
Lukasz Kuropaczewski, guitar
Nocturnal
PRCO 1572

0:47:47 00:42
Dowland, John
In darkness Let Me Dwell, excerpt
Mark Padmore, tenor; Elizabeth Kenny, lute
Dowland – Lute Songs
Hyperion 67648

0:49:55 7:14
Adès, Thomas
Darkness Visible
Thans Adès, piano
Thomas Adès Life Story
EMI Classics 27202

0:56:34 6:23
Elgar, Edward
Pomp & Circumstance March #1 In D, Op. 39/1
Andrew Davis: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Last Night Of The Proms – The 100th Season
Teldec 97868