Water Music

April 15, 2013, 7:00 pm

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In the 5th Century BC, water was classified as one of the four essential elements. Over the centuries artists, poets, philosophers and composers have returned again and again to the mysteries of water for inspiration. This week, we’ll focus on Water Music with works by Vaughan Williams, Mahler, Debussy and (of course) Handel.

Playlist

Episode 1

Trad.: “I’m Bound for the Rio Grande”
Robert Shaw Chorale/ Shaw
RCA 09026-63528
2:20

Handel: Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F Major
Vienna Concentus Musicus/ Harnoncourt
Teld 4509-93668
28:07, :24

Handel: Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F Major(excerpt)
Philadelphia Orchestra/ Ormandy
CBS 6095
​:43

Ravel: Ondine
Ashkenazy, p.
Lon 410255
6:25

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer: Overture
CSO/Solti
Lon 071201
11:32

Episode 2

Bax: Tintagel
Ulster Orch/Thomson
Chan 8312
15:00

Elgar: Sea Pictures (excerpt)
LSO/J. Baker Barbirolli
EMI 56219
5:04

Delius: Summer Night on the River
LPO/Handley
Chan 8330
​7:03

Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony(excerpt)
LPO/Boult
EMI 47212
​19:15

Handel Water Music (excerpt)
05:22

Episode 3

Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
Royal Scottish National Orch/Gibson
Chan 6538
10:10

Bridge: The Sea
Royal Liverpool Orch/Groves
20:45

Britten: Four Sea Interludes
Ulster Orch/Handley
Chan 8473
15:36

Mahler: Sym. No. 6 (excerpt)
CSO/Solti
Lon 414674

Episode 4

Smetana: Vlatava
Czech Phil/Neumann
Supraphon 0711
12:37

Liadov: The Enchanted Lake
LSO/Jarvi
Chan 7047
9:11

Trad: Swansea TownShenendoah
Robert Shaw Chorale/Shaw
RCA 09026-63528
7:34

Argento: The Lake at Night
Patrice Michaels
Cedille 90000 029
3:55

Grofes: Mississippi Suite
New York Philharmonic/ Kostelanetz
12:29

Simon and Garfunkel: Bridge overTroubled Water
Simon and Garfunkel
Warner Bros 3654
4:49

Episode 5

Handel: Water Music
Concentus Musicus/Harnoncourt
Teld 4509-93668
20:07

Debussy: La Mer
ORTF/Martinon
EMI 69587
24:28

Jobim: Waters of March
Elise & Tom
​3:30

Ravel: Ondine (excerpt)
Ashkenazy, p.
Lon 410255
​5:42