New Wine in Old Bottles

April 28, 2013, 7:00 pm

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This is a week of transcriptions, orchestrations, fantasies, rhapsodies, and reminiscences: the creative efforts of composers who give new vitality to existing music by transforming it. This is much more than composers finding inspiration from others; these are works that use the structure and tunes of another composer to create a new piece in their own voice. Bill includes folk music and works by Bach, Liszt, and Ravel as set by Stokowski, Schoenberg, and Copland.


Episode 1

Richard Strauss: Don Quixote (excerpt)
Cleveland Orchestra/Szell; Fournier, violoncello
Strauss: Don Quixote, Horn Concerto No 1, Don Juan
Sony 63123; :28

Benjamin Britten: “The Salley Gardens,” “Oliver Cromwell” & “The Foggy, Foggy Dew”
Terfel, baritone; Martineau, piano
Silent Noon – English Songs
DG 421602; 5:17

Aaron Copland: “Simple Gifts” from Old American Songs
English Chamber Orchestra/Davis; Horne, mezzo-soprano
Fanfare For The Common Man
London 448261; 1:05

Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite (excerpt)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Appalachian Spring • Short Symphony
DG 427335; 3:30

Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring (excerpt)
St. Louis Symphony/Slatkin
Appalachian Spring Ballet
EMI 49766; 11:29

Orlando Gibbons: In Nomine à 5
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Renaissance Brass
Decca 80702; 4:47

Tomaso Albinoni/Remo Giazotto: Adagio for Organ and Strings in g minor
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra/Münchiger
Pachelbel Canon
London 417781; 6:33

Richard Wagner, arr. Lucien Cailliet: Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral from Lohengrin
Eastman Wind Ensemble/Fennell
Ballet For Band
Mercury 434322; 6:13

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, arr. Ray Woodfield: Flight of the Bumblebee
Black Dyke Milles Band/Parkes
British Bandsmen Centenary Concert
Chandos 4513; 1:33

Niccolò Paganini, arr. Howard Snell: Moto Perpetuo, Op. 11
R. & N. Childs, euphoniums
British Bandsmen Centenary Concert
Chandos 4513; 2:03

Maurice Ravel: Prelude from Le Tombeau de Couperin (excerpt)
Thibaudet, piano
L’oeuvre Pour Piano
Decca 433515; 1:15

Maurice Ravel: Prelude & Rigaudon from Le Tombeau de Couperin (excerpts)
Lyon Opera Orchestra/Nagano
Le Tombeau de Couperin/Pavane pour une Infante Défunte/
Ma Mère L’oye/Une Barque sur L’Océan/Alborada del Graci
Warner Bros. 46031; 1:45, 1:39

Episode 2

Franz Schubert: “Der Tod und das Mädchen”, D. 531
Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Moore, piano
DG 463503; 2:29

Franz Schubert: Quartet for Strings No. 14, Death and the Maiden, II
Emerson String Quartet
Late Quartets, Quintet
DG 459151; 14:11

Johannes Brahms, arr. Arnold Schoenberg: Piano Quartet Op. 25, III & IV
Cleveland Orchestra; Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra 75 anniversary, 1918-1993
TC 093-75; 17:49

Johannes Brahms: Quartet for Piano and Strings No. 1 in g minor, Op. 25, IV
Kremer, violin; Bashmet, viola; Argerich, piano; Maisky, violoncello
Argerich · Kremer · Bashmet · Maisky
DG 463700; 8:08

Johann Strauss II, arr. Arnold Schoenberg: Kaiserwalzer
Alban Berg Quartet
EMI 54881; ​8:14

Episode 3

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Four Violins in b minor, RV 580, III
Academy of Ancient Music/Hogwood
Concerto for 4 violins, cello, strings & continuo in B minor
(“L’estro armonico” No. 10) Op. 3/10, RV 580
Philips 689302; 3:20

Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Four Harpsichords in a minor, BWV 1065, III
Academy of Ancient Music/Hogwood
Cantatas BWV 8, 78 & 99
L’Oiseau 443053; 3:14

Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006, I
Hahn, violin
Hilary Hahn Plays Bach
Sony 62793; 3:30

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sinfonia from Cantata “Wir danken dir, Gott”, BWV 29
La Stravangaza Köln/Manze
Orchestral Suites / Ouvertures
Brilliant 92721; 3:59

Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Ferruccio Busoni: In Thee is Joy
Browning, piano
John Browning – Debut – Bach, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt
EMI 67017; 2:18

Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (excerpts)
Gould, piano
The Goldberg Variations – 1955 Recording
Sony 90387; 1:28, 2:13, :46

Conversation in the recording studio between Glenn Gould and his producer, Howard H.Scott; 2:13

Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Dmitry Sitkovetsky: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (excerpts)
NES Chamber Orchestra/ Sitkovetsky
Goldberg Variations
Nonesuch 79341; 11:13, 9:40, 4:18

Episode 4

Johann Sebastian Bach: Fugue in g minor, BWV 578
Alain, organ
Complete Works For Organ
Erato 96358; ​4:28

Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Leopold Stokowski: Fugue in g minor, BWV 578
L.A. Phil/Salonen
Bach Transcriptions
Sony 89012; ​3:49

Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Arnold Schoenberg: Prelude in E flat major, BWV 552, St. Anne (excerpt)
L.A. Phil/Salonen
Bach Transcriptions
Sony 89012; 3:44

Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Anton Webern: Ricercare from The Musical Offering, BWV 1079
L.A. Phil/Salonen
Bach Transcriptions
Sony 89012; 8:29

Johann Sebastian Bach: Contrapunctus 1 [a 4] from The Art of the Fugue
The Art of Fugue
HM 907296; 3:04

Johann Sebastian Bach: Contrapunctus IV & VI, In Style Francese, from The Art of the Fugue
Emerson String Quartet
Emerson String Quartet – Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon
DG B0000908; 7:36

Johann Sebastian Bach: Canon in Augmentation and Contrary Motion from Art of the Fugue
The Art of Fugue
HM 907296; 3:54

Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Luciano Berio: Contrapunctus XIX from The Art of the Fugue
Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan/Chailly
The Art Of The Trumpet
Decca 482902; 8:35

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Solfeggietto
The Swingle Singers
Anyone for Mozart, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi?
Verve 826948; :53

Episode 5

Franz Liszt: Réminiscences de Don Juan, S. 418
Lang Lang, piano
Wild and Crazy
DG 204702; 15:45

Niccolò Paganini: Concerto for Violin No. 2, La Campanella (excerpt)
Chamber Orchestra of Santa Cecilia/Ughi; Ughi, violin
Paganini: Violin Concertos Nos. 2 & 4
RCA 7844; 1:21

Franz Liszt: Six Grand Etudes After Paganini: La Campanella
Watts, piano
Sonata In B Minor, Paganini Etudes
EMI 74504; 4:29

Niccolò Paganini: Caprice No. 24 in a minor (excerpt)
Rabin, violin
24 Caprices
EMI 67998; :49

Franz Liszt: Six Grand Etudes After Paganini: No. 6 in a minor
Watts, piano
Sonata In B Minor, Paganini Etudes
EMI 74504; 5:46

Sergei Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Royal Phil/Horenstein; Wild, piano
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos 1-4/ Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Chandos 10078; 20:32