Pastoral Symphonies

April 24, 2013, 7:00 pm

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The show will feature music inspired by bucolic nature scenes, including Pastoral symphonies from Beethoven and Vaughan Williams, as well as R. Strauss’ Alpine Symphony. We’ll also feature readings of the American naturalist John Muir.

Playlist

Episode 1

Strauss: Alpine Symphony (excerpt)
CSO/Barenboim
Era 2292-45997
1:27

Moeran: In the Mountain Country
Ulster Orchestra/Handley
Chan 6525
7:05

Berlioz: Harold in Italy, I (excerpts)
Orchestre Revolutionnaire/Gardiner; Causse, vla.
Phil 446676
:48, 14:54

Ippolitov-Ivanov: In the Mountain Pass from Caucasian Sketches, I (excerpt)
Baltimore Symphony/Zinman
Tel 80378
8:25

D’Indy: Symphony on a French Mountain Air (excerpts)
BSO/Munch; Henriot-Schweitzer, p.
RCA 6805
18:21

MacDowell: To a Water Lily (excerpt)
Barbagallo, p.
Naxos 8.223631
1:00

Episode 2

MacDowell: Woodland Sketches (excerpt)
Barbagallo, p.
Naxos 8.223631
2:07

Strauss: Alpine Symphony
CSO/Barenboim
Era 2292-45997
19:38, 30:50

MacDowell: To a Wild Rose
Barbagallo, p.
Naxos 8.223631
1:26

Episode 3

Hovhaness: String Quartet No. 4,Under the Ancient Maple Tree, I
Shanghai Quartet
Del 3162
7:15

Roussel: Symphony No. 1, I & II
French National Orchestra/Dutoit
Era 88225
12:45

Wagner: Siegfried Act II (excerpt),Forest Murmurs
Berlin Phil/Tennstedt
EMI 57242
6:47

Villa-Lobos: Amazonas
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra/Duarte
Marco Polo 8.22335
13:02

Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
Philharmonia Orchestra/Simon
Cala 1029
6:11

Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag
Albright, p.
Musicmasters 7061
3:03

Episode 4

Honegger: Pastorale d’ete
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra/Plasson
DG 435438
8:55

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 3,Pastoral, III & IV
LSO/Previn
RCA 89827
17:21

Copland: The Red Pony (excerpts)
St. Louis Symphony/Slatkin
RCA 61699
8:14

Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Rattle; Kennedy, v.
EMI 56413
17:28

Episode 5

Respighi: Gli Ucceli (excerpts)
LSO/Dorati
Mer 432007
4:12, 4:22

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6,Pastoral
Vienna Phil/Abbado
DG 419779
25:48, 18:26