I Didnt Know About You

April 9, 2013, 7:00 pm

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The making of Exploring Music constantly unearths hidden gems and unexpected delights. This week, Bill shares some of his own musical discoveries and solicits suggestions from listeners.


Episode 1

Lu Wencheng: Autumn Moon On A Calm Lake
Lang Lang, piano
DG B000823300

Du Ming-Xin: Straw Hat Dance
Lang Lang, piano
DG B000823300

Béla Bartók: Piano Quintet, DD 77
II. Vivace (Scherzando)
IV. Poco A Poco Piu Vivace
Kodály Quartet & Jénö Jándo
Naxos 8.550886
17:11; 1:55

Ravel: Chants Populaires
1. Chanson Française
2. Chanson Espagnole
3. Chanson Italienne
4. Chanson Hébraïque
Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano,; Myung-Whun Chung, piano
Lon 452667

Georges Bizet: Roma, III & IV
Orchestre National De Lille/Jean Claude Casadesus
Apex 7489952


Episode 2

Gustav Mahler: Piano Quartet Movement In A Minor
David Kim, violin; Choong-Jin Chang, vla.; Efe Baltacigil, viononcello.; Christoph Eschenbach, piano
Ondine 1084

Edward MacDowell: New England Idyls, Op. 62
1. An Old Garden
2. Mid-Summer
3. Mid-Winter
4. With Sweet Lavender
10. The Joy Of Autumn
Michel Legrand, piano
Apex 49576

Gian Carlo Menotti: Violin Concerto, II
Pacific Symphony Orchestra/Keith Clark; Ruggiero Ricci, violin
Reference 45

Lienas: Lamentatio
Schola Cantorum of Boston; Boston Camerata
Erato 45977

Enriquez: Recordando a Juan de Lienas
Orquesta Filarmónica del Bajío
Coro A.M.E.N. 10152

Zdenék Fibich: Poem
Trondheim Symphony Orchestra/Goran W. Nilson; Arve Tellefsen, violin
Grappa 4104

Episode 3

Maria Szymanowska: Nocturne B-Flat Major, Moderato
Anna Ciborowska, piano
Dux 450

Ignace Paderewski: Minuet, Op. 14, No. 1
Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano
RCA 61265

William Alwyn: Concerto for harp and string orchestra, “Lyra Angelica”, I & II
City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox; Rachel Masters, harp
Chan 9065
15:15, 2:51

William Alwyn: Autumn Legend
City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox; Nicholas Daniel, English horn
Chan 9065

György Ligeti: Etude for Piano, Book 1 No. 6, Automne à Varsovie
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
Sony 62308

Piazzolla: Otoño Porteño
Daniel Barenboim, piano; Rodolfo Mederos, double bass.; Héctor Console, bandoneon
Teldec 13474

Rachmainoff: Italian Polka For Trumpet & Piano (4 Hands)
Alastair Mackie, trumpet; Vladimir Ashkenazy & Vovka Ashkenazy, pianos
Decca 470291

Episode 4

Reynaldo Hahn: Piano Concerto In E
1. Improvisation
2. Danse
3. Rêverie, Toccata et Finale
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Jean-Yves Ossonce; Stephen Coombs, piano
Hyperion 66897
16:23, 1:42

Peter Lieberson: Neruda Songs (excerpts)
Boston Symphony Orchestra/James Levine; Lorraine Hunt-Lieberson, ms.
Nonesuch 79954

Gustave Charpentier: On The Hill-Tops fr. Impressions of Italy
Orchestre du Theatre National/Pierre Dervaux
EMI 65150

Gustave Charpentier: “Depuis Le Jour” from Louise
Prague Philharmonia/Emmanuel Villaume; Anna Netrebko, soprano
DG B001221702

Episode 5

Taverner: “Dum Transisset Sabbatum”
Choir Of King’s College Cambridge/Philip Ledger
EMI 65103

John Tavener: The Hidden Face
Fretwork; Michael Chance, ct.; Nicholas Daniel, oboe
HM 907285

Tallis: “Why fum’th in Sight”
Theatre of Voices/Hiller
HM 907154

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 419191

Duke Ellington: “I Didn’t Know About You”
Karrin Allyson, Russ Long, Gerald Spaits, Todd Strait
Concord 4543