Invitation to the Dance, Part I

April 28, 2013, 7:00 pm

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Which came first, the composition or the dance? Can we even pull them apart? It’s hard to say, but this week we’ll follow the dance through solo works, the opera, and the symphony. Highlights include selections from Bach, Beethoven and Mahler.

Playlist

Episode 1

Anonymous: The Play of Daniel
(excerpt)
New York Pro Musica/Greenberg
MCA 10102
1:57

Michael Praetorius: Terpsichore (excerpts), L’homme arme
Calliope
Nonesuch 79039
10:24, 1:04, 5:32

John Dowland: Galliards of the King of Denmark & Queen Elizabeth
O’Dette, lute
HM 907162
3:53

Jean Baptiste Lully: Gigue: “Les Plaisirs Nous Suivent” fr. Amadis
Chicago Baroque Ensemble; Patrice Michaels, soprano
Cedille 90000043
3:55

JS Bach: English Suite No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 808
Glen Gould, piano
Sony 52606
13:08

JS Bach: Gavotte fr. English Suite No. 3
Gustav Leonhardt, harpsichord
Sony 62949
3:15

J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3; Gavotte (excerpt) and Gigue (excerpt) 
Concentus Musicus Wien/Harnoncourt
Teld 9031-75859
3:37

J.S. Bach: “Gloria” from the B Minor Mass (excerpt)
Monteverdi Choir & the English Baroque Soloists/Gardiner
Arch 55142
1:43

Episode 2

Anon.: Pavane pour le petite guaire, Pavane for Oboes & Les Bergers
Le Concert des Nations/Savall
Alia Vox 9824
2:14, 5:40

Marais: Five Old French Dances Nos. 2 and 5
Yizhak Schotten, viola. Edward Parmentier, harpsichord
Crystal 635
3:31

J.S. Bach: Suite No. 1 for Violoncello, BWV 1007
Mstislav Rostropovich, violoncello
EMI 55364
16:13, 1:59

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5; Gigue 
Concentus Musicus Wien/Harnoncourt
Teld 9031-75859
5:39

J.S. Bach: Orchestra Suite No. 2 (excerpt)
Wurttemberg/Faerber; James Galway, flute
RCA 09026-60900
13:24

Episode 3

Beethoven: Minuet in G
2:12

Haydn: Symphony No. 6, Le Matin, III
St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble
Arabesque 6756
4:02

Mozart: Symphony No. 39 (excerpt)
Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century/Bruggen
Phil 422389
3:52

Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro; “Se voul ballare”
Orchestra del Acadamia Nationale de Santa Cecilia/Chung; Bryn Terfel, baritone
Decca 458 928
2:16

Mozart: Don Giovanni, Act I (excerpt)
Berlin Phil/Karajan
DG 419179
8:05

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, II
Berlin Phil/Karajan
DG 447 401
10:55

Lanner: Steyrische Tanze, Op.165
Ensemble Wien
Sony 57974
5:57

Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes 1-6
Bonney, Von Otter, Streit & Bär, soloists; Deutsch & Forsberg pianos
EMI 55430
7:49

Chopin: Minute Waltz
Arthur Rubinstein, piano
RCA 5492
1:49

Episode 4

Carl Maria von Weber: Invitation to the Dance
Vienna Philharmonic/Harnoncourt
DG 474250
9:30

J. Strauss II: Tales from the Vienna Woods
Vienna Philharmonic/Maazel
DG 410516
11:56

Gustav Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn; “Rhein Legend” 
London Philharmonic/Morris; Baker, mezzo-soprano
Nimb 5084
2:59

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2, II
Vienna Philharmonic/Abbado
DG 447023
10:32

Gustav Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn ; “Des Antonius von Padua” (excerpt)
New York Philharmonic/Bernstein; Christa Ludwig, soprano
1:58

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2, III (excerpt)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Solti
Decca 430804
6:50

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 (excerpt)
Vienna Philharmonic/Solti
London 440476
5:17

Episode 5

Frederic Chopin: Mazurka in C# Minor, Op. 30 #4
Vladimir Horowitz, piano
Sony 93023
3:49

Frederic Chopin: 2 Mazurkas: Op. 17 #4 & Op. 24 #2
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Arab 6730
6:15

Frederic Chopin: Polonaise Op. 40 #1, 2 Waltzes: Op.64 #2 & Op. Posth. in E Minor
Arthur Rubinstein, piano
EMI 67007
9:20

Peter Tchaikovsky: String Serenade; Waltz 
London Symphony Orchestra/Barbirolli
EMI 67700
3:49

Bela Bartók: Roumanian Folk Dances
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Solti
Lon 443444
6:04, 1:04

Percy Grainger: Morris Dance: Country Gardens
Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Montgomery
Chan 6542
2:18

Leonard Bernstein: On The Town; Three Dance Episodes 
New York Philharmonic/Bernstein
CBS 43363
9:41

Dmitri Shostakovich: Tahiti Trot
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Chailly
Lon 433702
3:29