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

Beethoven: Sonata Op. 27, No. 2,Moonlight
G. Ohlsson, p
Arab 6677
16:30

Beethoven: Trio in B-Flat Major, Op. 97,Archduke(excerpt)
KLR Trio
Arab 6758
7:10

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

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

Beethoven:EgmontOverture
CSO/Solti
Decca 430087
8:11

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

Episode 2

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

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

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

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

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

Episode 3

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

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

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

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

Episode 4

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

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

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

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

Walton: Crown Imperial
RPO/Previn
Telarc 80125
6:22

Episode 5

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

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

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, II
CSO/Reiner; A. Rubenstein, p.
RCA 63064
13:15

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