Artists in Exile, Part II

April 9, 2013, 7:00 pm

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Bill continues to reflect on artists in exile, beginning with music from Paul Hindemith. In his escape from Nazi Germany, Hindemith traveled to Turkey, England, and Switzerland before coming to America. We will listen to his Symphony for Concert Band and When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d. Bill then considers the plight of composers who faced deportation from America because of their political views. We finish this two-week series with composers from Asia and Latin America. Glorious music from Chen Yi and Gabriela Lena Frank, as well as Tan Dun’s title song for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Playlist

Episode 1

Hindemith, Paul: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber, I.
Cleveland Orchestra/Szell
CBS 7166 (LP)
:40

Hindemith: Mathis der Maler (excerpt)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Kubelik
EMI 55237
:34

Hindemith: Trauermusik
Orchestra/Bruno Reibold; Paul Hindemith, viola
Biddulph LAB 087
7:20

Hindemith: Symphony in B-Flat Major for Concert Band, I.
Philharmonia Orchestra Winds/Hindemith
MER 75057
6:38

Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber, II.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/Levi
Telarc 80195
8:09

Hindemith: When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d (excerpts)
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/Shaw; Stone, baritone DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano
Telarc 80132
4:01, 6:54, 3:55, 8:23

Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes By Carl Maria von Weber, IV
Berliner Philharmonic/Hindemith
Telarc 80195
4:36

Episode 2

Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Concerto No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra,
I. Profeti, II.

Los Angeles Philharmonic/Wallenstein; Heifetz, violin
RCA 7872
9:27

Wolpe: Dr. Einstein’s Address About Peace in The Atomic Era (excerpts)
Mason, baritone; Shannon, piano
Bridge 9209
6:23

Busch: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in A Major, Op. 54
Friedli, clarinet; Koello, piano
Ex Libris 6108
14:56

Britten: Les Illuminations Op. 18, IIIb. “Antique”
Berliner Philharmonic/Rattle; Bostridge, tenor
EMI 58049
2:06

Britten: Sinfonia Da Requiem, II. III.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/Runnicles
Telarc 60677
11:16

Weill: Lost In The Stars ; “Stay Well” 
Orchestra/Maurice Levine; Lenya, vocals
Sony 60647
3:08

Casals: O Vos Omnes
Summit Brass
Summit 218
3:09

Episode 3

Schoenberg: Suite for String Orchestra in G Major, IV. II.
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra/Mauceri
London 448619
5:45, 4:28

Varèse: Octandre
Asko Ensemble/Chailly
London 460208
6:41

Martinů: Symphony No. 1, I.
Czech Philharmonic/Belohlávec
Chandos 8950
9:49

Martinů: Sinfonietta La Jolla for Piano and Orchestra, II.
Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Vasary
Chandos 8950
7:56

Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements, III.
London Symphony Orchestra/Thomas
Sony 89910
6:15

Stravinsky: Ebony Concerto, I.
Woody Herman Band/Stravinsky
Sony 64136
3:29

Steiner: Gone With The Wind, “Main Title”
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra/Mauceri
Philips 432 109
7:56

Episode 5

Bright Sheng: Seven Tunes Heard in China: I. V. VII
Ma, violoncello
Sony 64114
7:07

Chen Yi: “Shuo”
Ying Quartet
Telarc 80690
8:52

Tan Dun:  Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
“Main Title”

Shanghai National Orchestra/Chan Xie Yang; Ma. violoncello
Sony 89347
3:24

Tan Dun: Concerto for Pipa: III.
Moscow Soloists/Bashmet; Wu Man, pipa
Onyx 4027
4:45

Frank: Cuatro Canciones Andinas For Soprano And Piano, I.
Eyton-Jones, soprano; Ketter, piano
MSR 1344
3:06

Frank: Sueños De Chambi: Snapshots For An Andean Album For Violin And Piano, I, II, III, VII
Guibbory, violin; Rubinsky, p.
MSR 1344
14:23

D’Rivera: Aires Tropicales (excerpts)
Imani Winds
Koch 7599
5:00

Astor Piazzolla: Otoño Porteño fr. Las estaciones porteñas
Barenboim, piano; Mederos, bandoneon; Console, double bass
Teldec 13474
4:53

Episode 4

Koussevitsky: Humoresque, Op. 4
Karr, double bass; Lewis, piano
VQR 2031
2:50

Eisler: From Hollywood Elegies:
“Unter Den Grünen Pfefferbäumen”
“In Den Hügeln Wird Gold Gefunden”
“Automne Californien”
“Hollywood-Elegie No. 7”

Goerne, baritone; Schneider, piano
Decca 460582
5:36

Weigl: String Quartet No.5 in G, Op. 31, IV. (excerpt), I.
Artis Quartett Wien
Nimbus 5646
:54, 6:47

Weigl: Symphony No. 5, Apocalyptic, I (excerpt)
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra/Sanderling
BIS 1077
2:02

Foss: Three American Pieces, “Early Song”
BSO/Ozawa; Perlman, v.
EMI 55360
4:57

Foss: Elegy for Anne Frank
Pacific Symphony/St. Clair; Foss, piano
Harmonia Mundi 907243
6:04

Milhaud: La Création du Monde, I. II.
Lyon Opera Orchestra/Nagano
Erato 45820
5:24

Milhaud: La Carnaval à la Nouvelle-Orléans, Op. 275, II.
Yarborugh and Cowan, piano
Orion 78297
2:46

Milhaud: Suite Française, III.
President’s Own US Marine Band
Altissimo 75442270512
1:53

Waxman: A Place in the Sun Suite
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra/Waxman
Sony Classical NPR Milestones 60991
8:11