Spring is Here

April 19, 2013, 7:00 pm

Share this Post

Spring is in the air as we celebrate the emergence of flowers and sunshine from beneath the melting winter ice. We will hear Spring from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Beethoven’s Spring Sonata, Strauss–and this time of year can’t be complete without a little rain, so from Chopin, Prelude in D flat, Op. 28 No. 15, commonly known as “The Raindrop”.

Playlist

Episode 1

Vivaldi: Spring fr. The Four Seasons
Orpheus Chamber Ensemble; Shaham, v.
DG 439933
9:40

Glazunov: Spring fr. The Seasons
Philharmonia Orchestra/ Svetlanov
EMI 69361
5:27

Haydn: Der Fruhling fr. Die Jahreszeiten
English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir/ Gardiner; Bonney, s., RoleJohnson, t., Schmidt, bs.
Arch 431818
29:07

Tchaikovsky: June from Seasons
Pletnev, p.
Virg 45402
​4:35

Episode 2

Respighi: La Primavera fr. Botticelli Tryptich
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra/Wolff
Teld 91729
5:39

Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo of Spring
Halle Orchestra/ Barbirolli
EMI 65119
7:21

Bach:“Wenn die Fruhlings lufte streichen,” Cantata BWV 202 No. 5
Orchestra of St. Luke’s/ Nelson; Perlman, v.; Battle, s.
DG 429737-2
2:37
J. Strauss II:Voices of Spring
Vienna Phil/ Karajan; Battle, s.
DG 419616
8:25
Granados:Spring, Romance without Words
Riva, p.
Centaur 2043
1:42
Mahler:Symphony No. 1 (excerpts)
New York Phil/Masur; Hagegård, bar.
Teld 74868
19:24, :49
Piazzolla:Primavera Porteña
Trio Fundacion Astor Piazzolla
Times Square 9014
6:05

Episode 3

Chopin, arr. Spring
Liszt: Shehori, p.
Connoiseur 4189
​3:07

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 5 in F, Spring Sonata
Perlman, v.; Ashkenazy, p.
Lon 410554
24:18, 4:49

Bridge: Enter Spring
BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Hickox
Chandos 9950
18:31

Mendelssohn:Fruhlingslied
Schiff, p.
Lon 421119
2:45

Episode 4

Debussy: Printemps
Orchestre National de L’O.R.T.F /Martinon
EMI 69588
15:55

Britten: Spring Symphony (excerpts)
LSO/Previn
EMI 47667
6:04

Grieg: Last Spring
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/ Marriner
Celestial Harmonies 18.45013
​5:28

Rodgers & Hart: Spring is Here
Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra; Sinatra
Capital CDP 7484712
​4:45

R. Schumann: Dichterliebe (excerpts)
Allen, bar.; Vignoles, p.
Virg 90787
4:53

R. Schumann: Symphony No. 1-Spring, I
Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra/ Marriner
Cap 10063
11:26

Episode 5

Debussy: Rondes du Printemps fr. Images
BSO/Munch
RCA 09026-61956
​7:16

Rorem: Spring Music (excerpts)
Beaux Arts Trio
Phil 438866
​10:09, :36

Goldmark: Im Fruhling
Boston Pops/ Fiedler
DG 469376
9:31

Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps, Part I
BSO/Monteaux
RCA 61898
​14:56

Chopin: Prelude in Db, Op. 28 No. 15 Raindrop
Pires, p.
RCA 61898
​5:55

Sinding
Rustle of Spring
​2:21