The Big Five II: New York Philharmonic, Part II

April 9, 2013, 7:00 pm

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We continue to look at the unique history of the New York Philharmonic. Just think about the audiences who were there before you: from WaltWhitman’s “silent sea of faces and the unbared heads” listening to the funeral march from Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony as Abraham Lincoln lay in state at City Hall, to the orchestra’s televised tribute to JKF led by Leonard Bernstein, and later still, the premiere of the John Adams On the Transmigration of Souls, commissioned by the Philharmonic to remember the victims of September 11, 2001. In celebration and in mourning, the New York Philharmonic has been there.


Episode 1

Manhattan: The Sidewalks of New York
The World’s Most Famous Wurlitzer 153 Katy Lou, Band Organ,
America’s Finest Carousel Music
GOLD 20 B00104WNUK

Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer: “Ging heut’ Morgen uber’s Feld”{excerpt}
New York Philharmonic/Steinberg, Fischer-Dieskau,b.
Mahler Broadcasts 1948-1982 NYP 9801/02
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major, I. Langsam
New York Philharmonic/Barbirolli
Mahler Broadcasts 1948-1982 NYP 9801/02
13 :58
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C minor (“Resurrection”), I. Allegro maestoso
New York Philharmonic/Mehta
Mahler Broadcasts 1948-1982 NYP 9801/02
Debussy: Images, No. 2, Iberia,
II. Les parfums la nuit, III.Le matin d’un jour de fete
Philadelphia Orchestra/Toscanini
RCA 60311

Episode 2

Alexander’s Ragtime Band (excerpt)
Whitmarsh Recordings ASIN: B000R01CW8

Strauss: Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 (excerpt)
New York Philharmonic/Mengelberg, April 2, 1924
The Historic Broadcasts – 1923-1987 NYP Archive 9702/03
Copland: Symphony For Organ & Orchestra I, mvt.1, mvt.2
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernstein; E. Power Biggs,organ
Sony 63155
Gershwin: Concerto In F For Piano and Orchestra mvt.2, mvt.3
New York Philharmonic/Kostelanetz; Levant,p.
CBS 42514
Respighi: Feste di Roma, mvt.1 Circenses, mvt.4
NBC Symphony Orchestra/Toscanini
RCA 60262
Brahms: Concerto for Violin in D Major, Op. 77, mvt. 2, mvt.3
New York Philharmonic/Toscanini; Heifetz,v.
The Historic Broadcasts 1923-1987, NYP Archive 9702/03

Episode 3

Star Spangled Banner
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernstein, Nov. 14, 1943

Strauss: Don Quixote
New York Philharmonic/Bernstein /Shuster, vc; Lincer, vla.
The Historic Broadcasts – 1923-1987 Archive
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber: 4.Marsch
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernstein
Sony 47566
Stravinsky: Fireworks, Op. 4
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Stravinsky conducting, Jan. 27, 1946
The Historic Broadcasts – 1923-1987 Archive
Stravinsky: Symphony In 3 Movements, 1. Quartet Note = 160
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Mehta
Teldec 46420
Barber: Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance Op. 23-A
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Mitropoulos
New York Philharmonic Special Editions – An American Celebration
Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes From “On The Town”
III. Times Square
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernstein
Pearl 5

Episode 4

Bernstein: Serenade for Solo Violin, String Orch., Harp, and Percussion (After Plato’s “Symposium”): Presto (excerpt)
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Slatkin; Dicterow,v.
New York Philharmonic Special Editions

Bernstein: Chichester Psalms – 1.Psalms 108 (Verse 2) & 100 2. Psalms 23 & 2(Verses 1- 4)
New York Philharmonic; Camerata Singers/ Bernstein
The Historic Broadcasts – 1923-1987 Archive
Bernstein: Serenade for Solo Violin, String Orch., Harp, and Percussion (AfterPlato’s “Symposium”): Agathon (Adagio)
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Slatkin, c./Dicterow, v.
The Historic Broadcasts – 1923-1987 Archive
Ives: Symphony No. 2, V. Allegro molto vivace
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/ Bernstein
Sony 60202
Corigliano: Clarinet Concerto – II. Elegy
New York Philharmonic/ Bernstein, Stanley Drucker, cl.
The Historic Broadcasts – 1923-1987 –
New York Philharmonic – Special Editions
Mahler: Symphony #5 In C Sharp Minor – 4. Adagietto
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernstein
Sony 63084

Episode 5

Stravinsky: Petrushka – The Shrovetide Fair, Charlatan’s
Booth, Russian Dance
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/ Boulez
Sony 64109

Tan Dun: Concerto For Water Percussion And Orchestra In
Memory Of Toru Takemitsu
III. Allegro Molto Agitato
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Masur
New York Philharmonic Special Editions
Rouse: Trombone Concerto II. Scherzo
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Slatkin; Alessi.trb.
New York Philharmonic Archives
Zwilich: Symphony No. 3 II. Molto Vivace (Attacca)
New York Philharmonic Orchestra /Jahja Ling,c
New York Philharmonic Archives
Strauss: Rosenkavalier Suite – 3. Moderato Molto Sostenuto;
4. Quick Waltz
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/ Maazel
DG 000789002
Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45 ‘Wie lieblich sind
deine Wohnungen’
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/ Walter, Westminster Choir
Sony 64469
Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls (excerpt)
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Maazel, NY Choral Artists
Brooklyn Youth Chorus
Nonesuch 79816
Ravel: Introduction and Allegro For Harp, Fl, Cl, StringQuartet (excerpt)
Members of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Allen, h.
New York Philharmonic Archive