Homage

April 19, 2013, 7:00 pm

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This week centers on the gift of immortality, given through the hands of great composers.

How would you like to be the subject of a composition by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, or Mozart? In many cases, the fame of the music has outlasted that of its honoree, but we’ll explore some of these heartfelt gestures and the composers who made them. Works include Handel’s Water Music and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

Playlist

Episode 1

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata Op. 27, No. 2,Moonlight
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Arab 6677
16:30

Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio in B-Flat Major, Op. 97,Archduke(excerpt)
KLR Trio – Jaime Laredo,violin; Sharon Robinson, cello; Joseph Kalichstein, piano
Arab 6758
7:10

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3,Eroica, I + II (excerpt)
Berlin Philharmonic/Karajan
DG 429036
13:27

Wolfgang A. Mozart: The Magic Flute (excerpt)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Chorus/Mackerras; Jerry Hadley, tenor
Telarc 80302
:11

Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Solti
Decca 430087
8:11

John Lennon/McCartney: “Because”
The Beatles
Capitol 46446
1:00

Episode 2

Wolfgang A. Mozart: Quartet for Strings No. 19 in C major, Dissonance
Julliard String Quartet
Testament 1372
10:51

Max Reger: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Mozart (excerpts)
New York Phil/Masur
Teldec 74007
10:42

Peter Tchaikovsky: Suite for Orchestra,Mozartiana
Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra/Marriner
Cap 51012
9:07

Anton Arensky: Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky
St. Petersburg Camerata/Saulius Sondeckis
Sony 58976
14:19

Maurice Ravel: Minuet on the name ‘Haydn’
Margaret Fingerhut, piano
Chan 8578
2:01

Episode 3

Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (excerpts)
Ivo Pogorelich, piano
DG 437667
14:45

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture
LSO/Dorati
Merc 339136
15:09

Igor Stravinsky: Fireworks
St. Petersburg Philharmonic/Ashkenazy
Decca 448812
3:37

Igor Stravinsky: Fairy’s Kiss (excerpts)
La Scala Philharmonic/Muti
Sony 58949
8:58, 3:36

Episode 4

George Frideric Handel: Water Music (excerpt)
Concentus Musicus Wien/Harnoncourt
Teldec 93668
9:45

Paul Hindemith: Trauermusik
San Francisco Symphony/Blomstedt
Decca 000201102
8:39

Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis (excerpt)
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
EMI 86095
12:35

William Walton: Variations on a Theme by Hindemith (excerpt)
Cleveland Orchestra/Szell
Sony 62753
8:14

William Walton: Crown Imperial
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Previn
Telarc 80125
6:22

Episode 5

Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 7, I
Berlin/Karajan
DG 439037
23:10

Luciano Berio: Duetti for two violins (excerpts)
Various Artists
1:13

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, II
CSO/Reiner; Arthur Rubinstein, piano
RCA 63064
13:15

J. Strauss II: Emperor Waltzes
Johann Strauss Orch. of Vienna/Boskovsky
EMI 75239
10:11