Symphony, Part 03

May 6, 2013, 7:00 pm

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Part three in our continuing series on that most revered of classical music forms: the symphony. Starting in Denmark with Niels Gade’s first symphony, Bill will introduce us to the mid-nineteenth century orchestral music of Rubinstein, Raff, and Dvořák. We’ll also hear the Brahms Serenade No. 1 for orchestra, composed in six movements and published many decades before his four symphonies.

Playlist

Episode 1

Niels Gade: Symphony No. 1 in c minor, Op. 5, I
Danish Nat’l Radio Symphony/Kitayenko
Gade: Symphony No 1
Chandos 9422; 10:05

Anton Rubinstein: Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 42, “Océan,” I
Slovak Phil/Gunzenhauser
Rubinstein, A: Symphony No. 2 ‘Océan’
Naxos 8555392; 11:48

Johannes Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11, I
Scottish Chamber Orchestra/ Mackerras
Brahms: Serenades No. 1 & 2
Telarc 80522; 12:55

Johannes Brahms: Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16, I & V
Scottish Chamber Orchestra/ Mackerras
Brahms: Serenades No 1 & 2
Telarc 80522; 14:57

Episode 2

Antonín Dvorák: Symphony No. 1 in c minor, The Bells of Zlonice, I & IV (excerpts)
Berlin Phil/Kubelik
Dvorak: 9 Symphonien
DG 423120; :47, 2:06

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 in g minor, Winter Dreams, I
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch/Masur
Tchaikovsky: Complete Symphonies
Warner Classics 256463781-2; 11:54, :57

Joachim Raff: Symphony No. 5 in E Major, Leonore, Op. 177, I
Philharmonia Orch/Butt
Raff: Symphony No. 5 in E major, Op. 177 ‘Lenore’
ASV 1000; 12:51

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in c minor, Op. 68, I (excerpt) & IV
New York Phil/Bernstein
Bernstein Century – Brahms: Symphony No. 1, Serenade No. 2
Sony 60970; 2:57, 16:30

Episode 3

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73, I
Philharmonia Orch/Klemperer
Brahms: Symphonies No. 1-4
EMI 62760; 15:00, :48

Antonín Dvorák: Symphony No. 6 in D Major, I (excerpt), III
Berlin Phil/Kubelik
Dvorak: 9 Symphonien
DG 423120; 1:58, 8:35

Karl Goldmark: Symphony in E-flat Major, Rustic Wedding, III (excerpt)
Salt Lake City Symphony/Abravanel
Goldmark: Rustic Wedding Symphony
Vanguard 10; 2:21

Max Bruch: Symphony No. 3 in E Major, Op. 51, I
Leipzig Gewandhaus/Masur
Bruch: The Complete Symphonies
Philips 462164; 10:53

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, I
Berlin Phil/Jochum
Brahms: Symphony No. 1
Tahra 466/69; 10:00

Episode 4

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in e minor, Op. 98, III & IV
Scottish Chamber Orch/Mackerras
Brahms: The Four Symphonies
Telarc 80450; 6:08, 1:16, 10:10

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in e minor, Op. 64, III & IV
Leningrad Phil/Mravinsky
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Melodiya 25196; 16:19

Antonín Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88, II & III + I (excerpt)
Berlin Phil/Abbado
Dvorak: Symphony No. 8, Noonday Witch
Sony 64303; 16:19 + 1:27

Episode 5

Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Rhenish (excerpt)
LA Phil/Guilini
Schumann: Symphony No. 3 ‘Manfred’ Overture
DG 400062; :48

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in b minor, Op. 74, Pathétique, III & IV
LSO/Stokowski
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Melodiya 25196; 11:24, 10:37

Antonín Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 in e minor, From the New World, II & IV
Berlin Phil/Kubelik
Dvorak: 9 Symphonien
DG 423120; 13:02, 11:48, 2:39