Childs Play

April 6, 2013, 7:00 pm

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Over eons of musical history, childhood has remained an inexhaustible inspiration. This week, we’ll hear how composers from Purcell to Prokofiev were influenced by the creative energy of youth.

Playlist

Episode 1

Respighi: Pines of Rome, I
Montreal Symphony/Dutoit
Lon 410145
2:34

Mussorgsky: Tuilleries from Pictures at an Exhibition
CSO/Solti
Lon 400051
1:00

R. Schumann: Kinderszenen
Horowitz, p.
DG 435025
16:45

Ives: Symphony No. 3, II
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Tilson Thomas
CBS 37823
6:40

Bizet: Jeux d’enfants
Concertgebouw/Haitink
Phil 416437
10:53

Humperdink: Overture from Hansel and Gretel
LSO/Previn
EMI 672252
7:47

Episode 2

Elgar: Wand of Youth (excerpts)
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra/Leppard
Koss 1014
8:35, 1:34

Mozart: Symphony No. 1, I K. 16
Academy of Ancient Music/Hogwood
L’Oiseau 452496
5:38

Mozart: Symphony Serenade in D Major, K. 100
Tafelmusik/Weil
Sony 47260
15:54

Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major (excerpts)
Guarneri Quartet & Orion Quartet
Arab 6714
18:44

Episode 3

Debussy, arr. Caplet: Children’s Corner
Montreal Symphony/Dutoit
Polygram 44386
2:32

Debussy: Children’s Corner
Kocsis, p.
HM 903006
15:06

Mahler: Kindertotenlieder (excerpts)
Halle Orchestra/Barbirolli, Baker, s.
EMI 47793
13:21

Mahler: Symphony No. 4, IV
CSO/Solti; Te Kanawa, s.
Lon 436618
8:24

Mahler: Symphony No. 3, V
CSO/Levine; Horne, s.
RCA 1757
4:00

Korngold: Snowman (excerpt)
Northwest German Phil/Albert
CPO 999037
4:25

Episode 4

Rossini, arr. Respighi: The Fantastic Toyshop (excerpts)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Marriner
Phil 420485
7:34

Herbert: Babes in Toyland, I
Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra/Brion
Naxos 8.559025
7:28

Crumb: Ancient Voices of Children
Contemporary Chamber Ensemble/Weisberg; DeGaetani, ms.
Nonesuch 79149
24:52

Bernstein: Chichester Psalms, II
Israel Phil/Bernstein
DG 289 463 462
5:36

Britten: Playful Pizzicato fr. Simple Symphony
ECO/Britten
Lon 417509

Episode 5

Purcell: Rondeau fr. Abdelazar
ECO/Leppard
CBS 44650
1:16

Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
LSO/Mackerras; Kingsley, n.
CAIA 1022
18:09, 2:32

Villa-Lobos: Prole do bebe (excerpts)
Rubinstein, p.
RCA 5670
8:03

Prokofiev: Cinderella (excerpts)
Scottish National Orch/Jarvi
Chan 8939
21:39