Roaring 20s

April 8, 2013, 7:00 pm

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In the 1920s, concert halls rocked with everything from jazz to airplane propellers and radio became a multi-billion dollar industry. Art and literature flowed like bathtub gin. This week, we’ll sample “The Roaring 20s” in New York, Paris and Berlin.

Playlist

Episode 1

Carpenter: Skyscrapers (excerpts)
LSO/Klein
EMI 49263
2:30, 4:31

Sessions: Dance, Dirge & Finale fr. Black Maskers
Juilliard Orchestra/ Zukofsky
New World 368
13:59

Varese:Octandre
Chicago Pro Musica
Reference Records #29
7:14

Antheil:Airplane Sonata
Verbit, p.
Albany Records #146
6:01

Antheil:Jazz Symphony (excerpt)
New World Symphony/ Tilson Thomas
RCA 68798
3:29

Gershwin:Concerto in F (excerpt)
San Francisco Symphony/ Tilson Thomas; Ohlsson, p.
RCA 68931
6:48

Ellington:Creole Love Call (excerpt)
The Duke Ellington Orchestra
Sony 065841
1:40

Episode 2

Piston:Three Pieces for Flute, Clarinet & Bassoon, I & II
Members of the Bohem Quintette
Premier 1006
​6:46

Copland:Music for the Theatre (excerpts)
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra/ Wolff
Teld 2292-46314 v b
13:16

Thomson: “Susie Asado”
Armstrong, s.;
Northeastern 250
1:41

Thomson: “Capital Capitals”
Kirby, Kelley, Sylvan, & Ripley, soloists
Northeastern 250
1:55

Cowell: Aeolian Harp
Feinberg, p.
Argo 436752
2:06

Still: Land of Romance from Africa
Oldham, p.
Koch 7084
​7:32

Ruggles: Men and Mountains, III
Cleveland Orchestra/ von Dohnanyi
Decca 443776
4:01

Kern: “Ol’ Man River” fr. Showboat
Robeson, bar.
Regis 1056
3:52

Episode 3

Milhaud: La Création du Monde
Lyon Opera Orchestra/ Nagano
Era 2292-45820
​16:23

Satie: Parade
LSO/Dorati
Polygram 434335
​14:24

Ravel: Concerto for Piano in G Major, II
Orchestre de Paris/ Martinon; Ciccolini, p.
EMI 69568
10:52

Ibert:Divertissement (excerpts)
Ulster Orchestra/ Tortelier
Chandos 9023
3:33
Ravel:Violin Sonata (excerpt)
Oistrahk, v.; Frida Bauer, p.
Phillips 420777-2
4:14

Episode 4

Stravinsky: Capriccio for Piano & Orchestra, I
Berlin RSO/ Ashkenazy; Mustonen, p.
Lon 440229
6:20

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3, I
Berlin Phil/ Abbado; Argerich, p.
DG 415062
​8:54

Bartók: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2, I
Kremer, v.; Maisenberg, p.
Teld 0630-13597
8:49

Tailleferre:Ballade for Piano & Orchestra
Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg/ Froment; Marciano, p.
Vox 8157
14:18
Poulenc:Les Biches, II & V
French National Orchestra/Dutoit
Lon 440229
7:15

Episode 5

Hindemith:Kammermusik No. 1
Royal Concertgebouw/ Chailly
Lon 433816
4:58

Kreisler:String Quartet in a minor, I
Kennedy, v., Furniss, v., Hawkes, vla., Dale, vc.
Angel 56626
9:17
Schoenberg:Begleitmusik zu einer Lichtspielszene (excerpt)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/ Holliger
Teld 9031-77314
2:35
Berg:Wozzeck: Act III, Scene 1
Met Opera Orchestra/ Levine; Fleming, s.
Sony 53959
5:31
Weill:Three Penny Opera (excerpts)
Chicago Pro Musica
Ref 2102
9:31
Weill/ Gershwin:“My Ship” from Lady in the Dark
Upshaw, s.
Nonesuch 79345
2:42