Too Darn Big

April 28, 2013, 7:00 pm

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This week we’re ascending some of the most colossal musical mountains in existence – works like Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder and Havergal Brian’s Gothic Symphony that are (usually) too big to program on Exploring Music.

For more information on Havergal Brian, you can visit this website:http://www.havergalbrian.org

Playlist

Episode 1

Arnold Schoenberg: Gurrelieder (Part I)
Philharmonia Chorus and Voices, City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus & soloists/Salonen
Signum 173
Excerpts + 41:23

Episode 2

Arnold Schoenberg: Gurrelieder (Part II, Excerpts from Parts I & III)
Philharmonia Chorus and Voices, City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus & soloists/Salonen
Signum 173
Excerpts + 23:38, 15:00

Episode 3

Arnold Schoenberg: Gurrelieder (Part I)
Philharmonia Chorus and Voices, City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus & soloists/Salonen
Signum 173
Excerpts + 30:07

Schoenberg: Three Piano Pieces, Op. 11, I (excerpt)
Pollini, p.
DG 471631
1:05

Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 1,Gothic, I
BBC National Orchestra of Wales & BBC Concert Orchestra + choirs & soloists/Brabbins
Hyperion 67971
12:09

Episode 4

Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 1,Gothic(excerpts)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales & BBC Concert Orchestra + choirs & soloists/Brabbins
Hyperion 67971
25:34, 17:45

Episode 5

Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 1,Gothic(Excerpt fr. Part II + III)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales & BBC Concert Orchestra + choirs & soloists/Brabbins
Hyperion 67971
15:58, 37:56