You and the Night and the Music

April 24, 2013, 7:00 pm

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Novelists who have built their plots around great music. Join us as we step inside the minds of authors groping for the words to describe the feelings and emotions of the music. We begin with an inspiring mandolin, and the letters of T.S. Eliot. In Thursday’s program Bill tells the story of a violin maker and part-time sleuth with a nostalgic longing for Bach. Dvorák falls in love and an author reminisces about his father’s final journey with Beethoven. We end our travels through literature and music with a dream of the devil and E.M. Forster’s vision of Beethoven from Howard’s End.


Episode 1

Schwartz: “You and the Night and the Music” (excerpt)
Frank Sinatra

Benedetto Persichini: Polcha variata
Alison Stephens, mandolin
Chandos 9780

Beethoven: String Quartet #15 In A Minor, Op. 132, III, IV & V
Emerson Quartet
DG 447075
17:50, 8:13

J.S. Bach: Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner; William Bennett, flute
EMI 86083
1:37, 7:15

Niccolò Paganini: Op. 1, No. 9 Caprice from 24 Caprices
Julia Fischer, violin
Decca 001465802

Julio Sagreras: El Colibri (The Hummingbird)
Craig Ogden, guitar; Alison Stephens, mandolin
Chandos 9780

Episode 2

Schwartz: You and the Night and the Music
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra/Kunzel
Telarc 80532

Beethoven: Violin Sonata #9 In A, Op. 47,Kreutzer, I, III
Itzhak Perlman, violin; Martha Argerich, piano
EMI 56815
10:49, 8:14

Janáček: String Quartet #1,Kreutzer Sonata, I, II, IV
Hagen Quartet
DG 427669

Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concerto No. 11 in E Minor, RV 277,Il favorito, III
The English Concert/Andrew Manze, violin and conductor
HM 907332

Vivaldi: Violin Concerto No. 10 in E Major, RV 271,L’amoroso, I (excerpt)
The English Concert/Andrew Manze, violin and conductor
HM 907332

Episode 3

J.S. Bach: Partita for Violin Solo No. 3 in E, BWV 1006
Philippe Honoré, violin
Lon 466945

Franz Schubert: Piano Quintet in A, D.667,The Trout, III & IV
Hagen Quartet, Schiff, piano.; Posch, double bass
Decca 466945

Schubert: String Quartet #14 In D Minor, D 810,Death & the Maiden, I (excerpt), II (excerpt), III & IV
Emerson String Quartet
DG 459151
:18, :36, 12:12

Franz Schubert: “Der Tod und das Mädchen”, Op. 7, No. 3
Marian Anderson, alto; Franz Rupp, piano
RCA 63575

Roberto Sierra: Concerto Barocco
Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia/Victor Pablo Perez; Manuel Baruecco, guitar
Koch 7597

Episode 4

Schwartz: “You and the Night and the Music”
Anita O’Day and the Three Sounds

J.S. Bach: Partita In D Minor – Allemande
Arnold Steinhardt, violin
CD accompanies the book Violin Dreams

Bedrich Smetana: String Quartet No. 1 in e minor,From My Life, I
Takács Quartet
Lon 452349

Dvorák: Cello Concerto In B Minor, Op. 104, B 191, III
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Kurt Masur; Yo-Yo Ma, violoncello
Sony 67173

Beethoven: Piano Sonata #32 In C Minor, Op. 111, II
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Telarc 80715

Episode 5

Giuseppe Tartini: La Sonata Del Diavolo In G Minor
Andrew Manze, violin
HM 907213

Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet In A, Op. 20 No. 6, II
Hagen Quartet
Decca 466945

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 In C Minor, Op. 67, II, III & IV
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Herbert Von Karajan
DG 477751
10:01, 13:52

Agustin Barrios Mangore: Las Abejas (The Bees)
Craig Ogden, guitar
Chan 9780