Strings Plus One

April 8, 2013, 7:00 pm

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“Mozart wrote for ‘strings plus’ — just one more instrument to genius — “probably better than anyone,” Bill says to begin a week of chamber music with great string playing and plus something else. Mozart courses through the week, but Episode Two blends Mozart into works by Barber, Hindemith, and Mahler, while Episode Three features Bartók (played by ”king of swing” clarinetist Benny Goodman) and Schumann. Bill ends the week with Brahms’s chamber music with strings and clarinet but also featuring American composer Joan Towers’s Petroushskates played by the eighth blackbird ensemble.

Playlist

Episode 3

Mozart: Trio for Clarinet and Strings in Eb Major,Kegelstatt, K. 498, I
Nash Ensemble
Virgin 61448-50
5:42

Bartók: Contrasts, Sz. 111
Goodman, cl; Szigeti, v.; Bartók, p.
CBS 42227
16:57

Schumann: Quintet for Piano & Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 44, I-III
Budapest String Quartet; Serkin, p.
CBS 37256
22:48

Kuhlau: Quintet for Flute and Strings No. 3 in A Major (excerpts)
Julliard String Quartet; Rampal, fl.
CBS 44517
3:41, 1:49

Episode 2

Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet & Strings,Stadler, K. 581, II (excerpt)
Emerson Quartet/Shifrin, cl.
DG 459641
1:53

Mozart: Quartet for Flute and Strings No. 1 in D Major, K. 285
Nash Ensemble; Davies, fl.
Virgin 61448-50
13:45

Hindemith: Kammermusik for Orchestra, Op. 24 No. 1
Royal Concertgebouw/Chailly
Decca 473722
15:09

Barber: Dover Beach, Op. 3
Emerson Quartet/Hampson, bar.
DG 459506
8:02

Hindemith: Trauermusik
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra/Blomstedt; Walther, vla.
Decca 000201102
8:38

Mahler: “Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder”
Hunt-Lieberson, ms.; Vignoles, p.
Wigmore Hall 13
1:30

Mozart: Quartet for Oboe & Strings, K. 370, II (excerpt)
Nash Ensemble; Hulse, ob.
Virgin 61448
2:09

Episode 1

Mozart: Quartet for Oboe & Strings, K. 370
Nash Ensemble; Hulse, ob.
Virgin 61448
6:52, 8:00

Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet & Strings,Stadler, K. 581, I
BSO Chamber Players; Wright, cl.
Phi 442149
9:27

Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet & Strings,Stadler, K. 581, II
Emerson Quartet; Shifrin, cl.
DG 459641
6:37

Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet & Strings,Stadler, K. 581, III (excerpt)
Academy of St. Martin in-the-Fields Chamber Ens; Pay, cl.
Phil 422833
:13

Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet & Strings,Stadler, K. 581, III
Academy of Ancient Music Chamber Ensemble; Pay, cl.
L’Oiseau Lyre 421429
6:56

Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet & Strings,Stadler, K. 581, IV
Kevafian & Arm, vlns; Appel, vla.; Sherry, vc.; Shifrin, cl.
Delos 3020
9:18

Episode 4

Busch: Quintet for Saxophone and Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 34, I
Erato Quartet; Roth, sax
Ex Libris 6108
7:17

Schoenberg: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10
Schoenberg String Quartet; Narucki, s.
Chandos 9939
11:05

Dvorák: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81, I & II
Takács String Quartet; Haefliger, p.
Decca 466197
27:40

Boccherini: Quintet for Guitar and Strings No. 5 in D Major, Op. 50
Carmirelli, v.; Genualdi, v.; Naegele, vla.; Rosen, vc.; Starobin, gtr.
Sony 47298
2:49

Episode 5

Brahms: Quintet in b minor for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 115, I
Elysium String Quartet; Drucker, cl.
Elysium 720
12:11

Brahms: Quintet in b minor for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 115, II
Melos Ensemble; de Peyer, cl.
EMI Seraphim 74520
11:28

Brahms: Quintet in b minor for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 115, III
Berlin Phil Octet; Stähr, cl.
Phil 446172
4:42

Brahms: Quintet in b minor for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 115, IV
Emerson Quartet; Shifrin, cl.
DG 459641
8:51

Tower: Petroushskates
eighth blackbird
Cedille 67
5:49

Mozart: Quintet for Horn and Strings, K. 407 (excerpts)
Gewandhaus Quartet; Baumann, hn.
Phil 426440
7:20