Tone Poems

February 12, 2013, 7:00 pm

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In a literal case of art imitating life, symphonic music is freed from its traditional structures and takes a programmatic turn. Generally one movement, tone poems use music to evoke the essence of a poem, a painting or other non musical source. Bill invites us to sit with him as he describes and listens to this image evoking dramatic music.

Playlist

Episode 1

Janequin: Escoutez tous gentilz “La bataille de Marignan; La guerre”
King’s Singers
EMI 69837
6:04

Biber: Battaglia
Concentus Musicus Wien/Harnoncourt
DG Archiv 73262
7:39

Couperin: Tic-Toc-Choc
Hoffmann, hp.
Cappriccio 10165
2:31

Rameau: La Poule
Salánki, hps.
Panth 14074
9:06

Respighi: Gli Uccelli (excerpts)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 437 533
10:57, 2:33

Telemann: Don Quixote Suite (excerpts)
Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Musicmasters 210
6:20

Vivaldi: Winter fr. The Four Seasons
English Concert/Pinnock; Standage, v.
Arch 400045
7:50

Episode 2

Boccherini: Night Music of the Streets of Madrid

Moscow Concertino/Bushkov
Discover 920129
9:54

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6,Pastoral(excerpt)
CSO/Solti
Lon 421773
:47

Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 84
New York Phil/Masur
Teld 9031-77313
8:39

Berlioz: Le Roi Lear Overture, Op. 4
Dresden Staatskapelle/Davis
RCA 09026-68790
:30, 15:50

Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture in E major, Op. 21
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Harnoncourt
Teld 74882
11:44

Episode 3

Schumann: Symphony No. 3,Rhenish, IV
Concertgebouw/Haitink
Phil 416126
5:27

Wagner: A Faust Overture
London Phil/Boult
EMI 63122
11:26, :22

Liszt: Hunnenschlacht
Berlin Phil/Mehta
Sony 66834
14:13

Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28
CSO/Solti
Lon 440618
14:57

Liszt: Au lac de Wallenstadt fr. Années de pèlerinage
Watts, p.
EMI 64599
3:28

Episode 4

Smetana: Má vlast: No. 6, Blaník, T 121
CSO/Kubelik
Merc 434379
13:52

Dvorák: The Wild Dove, Op. 110
Royal Concertgebouw/Harnoncourt
Teldec 21278
19:42

Franck: The Accursed Huntsman
BSO/Munch
RCA 5750
1:52, 13:56

Episode 5

Holst: Mars fr. The Planets
CSO/Levine
DG 429730
7:17, :18

Delius: A Song of Summer
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Groves
EMI 63171
9:35

Ives: Central Park in the Dark
St. Louis Symphony/Slatkin
RCA 61222
9:19

Gershwin: An American in Paris
Boston Pops/Fiedler
RCA 68792
16:39

Satie: Gymnopédie, No. 1
LSO/Previn; de Lancie, ob.
Boston 1045
4:02