Nationalism

April 19, 2013, 7:00 pm

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Nationalism on its own is a dangerous force, but it has led to a number of

wonderful bits of music. This edition of Exploring Music examines what

happens when a powerful pride in national identity winds its way

into a composer’s head.

Playlist

Episode 1

Chopin: Polonaise in A, Op. 40 No. 1,Military
Rubinstein, p.
RCA 5615
4:06

Chopin: Mazurkas Op. 17 No. 2 & Op. 33 No. 3
Ohlsson, p.
Arab 6730
3:42

Smetana: Czech Dances- Furiant
Firkusny, p.
EMI 66069
5:02

Smetana: Furiant fr. The Bartered Bride
Cleveland Orchestra/Szell
CBS 36716
2:09

Dvorák: Slavonic Dances Op. 46 No. 8 & Op. 72 No. 10
Vienna Phil/Reiner
Lon 417696
11:31

Janácek: Taras Bulba (excerpt)
Toronto Symphony Orchestra/Davis
Sony 62404
8:34

Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1
London Symphony Orchesta/Previn
EMI 2127
11:53

Episode 2

Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G Minor
Cincinnati/Kunzel
1:38

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
CBS 39450
10:46

Dohnányi: Ruralia Hungarica, I
West Australian Symphony/Mester
ABC 438
8:25

Bartók: Hungarian Sketches Nos. 1, 2 & 5
CSO/Solti
Lon 443444
9:01

Kodály: Dances of Galanta
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
Sony 62404
15:16

Dohnányi: Ruralia Hungarica, No. 6
Heifitz, v.; Sandor, p.
Sony 09026-61733
4:32

Episode 3

Bizet: L’arlesienne (excerpts)
Berlin Phil/Karajan
DG 415106
6:05, :26, 13:08

Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne (excerpts)
English Chamber Orchestra/Tate; Te Kanawa, ms.
Lon 444995
17:25

Milhaud: La cheminée du roi René
Prague Wind Quintet
Supraphon 110372
12:15

Episode 4

Trad., arr. Grieg: Folkdance from the Hills
Buen, Hardinger Fiddle
Simax 1040
1:09

Grieg: Lyric Pieces (excerpts)
Andsnes, p.
EMI 57296
2:19, 2:51, 3:43, 1:44

Grieg: The Singing
Hirsti, s.; Jansen, p.
Aurora 1930
3:23

Nielsen: Symphony No. 3, II
Royal Danish Orchestra/Berglund
RCA 60427
8:19

Nielsen: Symphony No. 4, IV
Swedish Radio Symphony/Salonen
CBS 42093
8:35

Sibelius: Lenninkäinen Legends, I
LA Phil/Salonen
Sony 48067
16:13

Episode 5

Mussorgsky: Prelude to Kohvanshina
LSO/Solti
Lon 417689
4:57

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture
New York Phil/Temirkanov
RCA 09026-61173
16:05

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 469274
14:05

Grainger: Lincolnshire Posey
Eastman Wind Ensemble/Fennell
Mer 432754
14:08

Vaughan Williams: “The Could Capp’d Towers” fr. Three Shakespeare Songs
Finzi Singers/Spicer
Chandos 9425
2:10