American Masters, Part III

February 4, 2013, 7:00 pm

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Our series celebrating American composers continues with more innovative works from the 20th century.

Playlist

Episode 1

Franz Waxman: Four Scenes of Childhood for Violin and Piano
I. Bedtime Story: The Fairy Princess – Andante
Geoffrey Applegate, vln.; Pauline Martin, pf.
Koch 7398
3:35

Waxman: Humoresque – City Montage
London Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Litton; Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, v.;
Nonesuch 79464-2
1:58

Don Gillis: Symphony No 5 1/2
I. Perpetual Emotion
II. Spiritual
III. Scherzofrenia
IV. Conclusion
Albany Symphony/David Alan Miller
Nonesuch 79464-2
14:38

Wayne Barlow: The Winter’s Passed
Brooklyn Philharmonic/Michael Barrett; Bert Lucarelli, ob.
Koch 3-71872
5:25

Paul Bowles: Six Preludes for Piano (excerpts)
Huapango No. 1
Orosi
La Cuelga
Bennett Lerner, p.
Etcetera 1019
4:11

Paul Bowles: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, I
EOS Ensemble/Jonathan Sheffer; Alan Feinberg, Leslie Stifelman, pnos.
RCA 63685
4:35

Paul Bowles (text by Tennessee Williams): “Cabin” & “Sugar in the Cane” fr. Blue Mountain Ballads
Samuel Ramey, bs.; Warren Jones, p.
Sony 68339
3:09

Alec Wilder: Air for English Horn
The Alec Wilder Octet/Frank Sinatra; Mitch Miller, eh.
CBS 26417
2:37

Alec Wilder: Theme and Variations
The Alec Wilder Octet/Frank Sinatra
CBS 26417
2:27

Don Gillis: Bobby Socks (excerpt) fr. Star-Spangled Symphony
Sinfonia Varsovia/Ian Hobson
Albany 618
4:10

Episode 2

Anderson: The First Day Of Spring (excerpt)
BBC Concert Orchestra/Slatkin
Naxos 8.559313
1:20

Bernard Herrmann: Symphony No. 1, II & III
Phoenix Symphony/James Sedares
Koch 7135
:51, 5:53, 8:37

Herrmann: For The Fallen- A Berceuse
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra/David Sedares
Koch 7224
6:55

Leroy Anderson: The Syncopated Clock
St. Louis Symphony/Leonard Slatkin
RCA 668048
2:25

Anderson: Belle Of The Ball
St. Louis Symphony/Leonard Slatkin
RCA 668048
2:37

Anderson: Piano Concerto In C, II
BBC Concert Orchestra/Leonard Slatkin; Jeffrey Biegel, pf.
Naxos 8.559313
5:16

Anderson: Harvard Sketches
Freshman in Harvard Square
Widener Reading Room
Class Day Confetti Battle
BBC Concert Orchestra/Leonard Slatkin
Naxos 8.559357
4:46

Anderson: The Classical Jukebox
BBC Concert Orchestra/Leonard Slatkin
Naxos 8.559313
3:06

Anderson: A Trumpeter’s Lullaby
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra/Slatkin; Susan Slaughter, tpt.
RCA 939508
3:29

Anderson: The Typewriter
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra/Slatkin; John Cassica, typewriter; Richard O’Donnell, bell
RCA 939508
1:49

Episode 3

Lou Harrison: Suite fr. The Marriage At The Eiffel Tower
Overture
March For The Marriage Of Frank And Anne Wigglesworth
Waltz
Blues For The Trouville Bathing Beauty
Quadrille
Brooklyn Philharmonic/Dennis Russell Davies
Nimbus 2571
9:14

Harrison: Symphony on G, III
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Gerhard Samuel
CRI 715
13:20

Harrison: Piano Concerto, IV
New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra/Naoto Tomo; Keith Jarrett, p.
New World 80366
2:55

Harrison: Six Sonatas: II & IV
John Schneider, just guitar; Amy Shulman, harp
Bridge 9041
5:23

Harrison: Suite For Violin, Piano & Small Orchestra, IV-VI
New Japan Phil/Hughes; Lucy Stoltzman, v.; Keith Jarrett, p.
New World 80366
8:08

Harrison: Seven Pastorales
V. To John Cage
VI. To My Mother
Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra/Dennis Russell Davies
Musicmasters 67089
5:13

Harrison: Homage To Pacifica, In Honor Of Chief Seattle (excerpt)
Lou Harrison/Gamelan Si Betty, Berkeley Chamber
Musicmasters 67091
3:41

Episode 4

Harold Shapero: Symphony For Classical Orchestra, II & III
L.A. Philharmonic/André Previn
New World 80373
20:37

George Rochberg: Music for the Magic Theater, (excerpt)
New York Chamber Ensemble/Stephen Rogers Radcliffe
New World 80462
9:01

George Rochberg: String Quartet No. 3, III
Concord String Quartet
New World 80551
15:55

Episode 5

Gould: Piano Concerto, II & III
Albany Symphony Orchestra/David Alan Miller; Randall Hodgkinson, p.
Albany Troy 300
13:59

Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, II & III
Louisville Orchestra/Lawrence Leighton Smith; Robert Glazer, vla.
Albany Troy 013-014
14:11

Gould: Fall River Legend (excerpts)
National Philharmonic Orchestra/Milton Rosenstock
Albany Troy 035
10:16

Gould: Benny’s Gig for Clarinet and Double Bass (excerpts)
Larry Combs, cl.; Bradley Opland, db.
Summit 172
4:44

Gould: Stringmusic- Prelude
Albany Symphony Orchestra/David Alan Miller
Albany 300
5:32

Gould: Boogie-Woogie Etude
Michel Legrand, p.
Apex 49576
2:17