Symphony, Part 04

May 6, 2013, 7:00 pm

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We start this week featuring the symphonic form at its Romantic apex, with Austrian composers Anton Bruckner and Gustav Mahler, and then cross the English Channel to Britain to listen the music of Edward Elgar. 22 symphonies among the three of them, and all the more remarkable since Bruckner was in his 40s before he composed his first, and Elgar had just turned fifty! Wonderful vivid, colorful orchestral symphonies from the height of the romantic period on this week of Exploring Music.

Playlist

Episode 1

Schubert: Symphony #9 in C Major, Great, I (excerpt)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Abbado
DG 4236562
1:54

Bruckner: Mass #2 in e minor, WAB 27 – Sanctus
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/Jochum
DG 447409
3:54

Beethoven: Symphony #9 in d minor, Op. 125, Choral
1. Allegro Ma Non Troppo (excerpt)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernstein
DG 001212909
1:22

Bruckner: Symphony #3 in d Minor – I (excerpt)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink
Philips 000530902
1:18

Bruckner: Symphony #4 in E Flat, WAB 104, Romantic, I
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink
Philips 000530902
18:20; 15:54

Bruckner: Symphony #4 in E Flat, WAB 104, Romantic, III
Philadelphia Orch/Sawallisch
EMI 55119
6:02

Episode 2

Bruckner: Symphony #7 In E, WAB 107 – 1. Allegro Moderato &
2. Adagio, Sehr Feierlich Und Sehr Langsam

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Karajan
DG 419195
21:04; 18:19

Mahler: Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen –
2. Ging Heut’ Morgen Uber’s Feld

New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Masur; Hagegard, b.
Ultima 21339
4:02

Mahler: Symphony #1 In D, “Titan” (excerpt)
1. Langsam Schleppend

New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Masur
Ultima 21339
5:31

Episode 3

Mahler: Symphony #2 In C Minor, Resurrection (excerpt)
1. Allegro Maestoso

Lucerne Festival Orchestra/Abbado
DG 4775082
2:15

Mahler: Symphony #2 In C Minor, Resurrection
5. Im Tempo Des Scherzos. Wild Herausfahrend (excerpt)

Lucerne Festival Orchestra/Abbado; Gvazava, s.
DG 4775082
5:46

Mahler: Symphony #3 In D Minor,
3. Comodo. Scherzando, Ohne Hast (excerpt)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Solti
Decca 430804
9:18

Mahler: Symphony #4 In G – 4. Sehr Behaglich
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra /Haitink
Sylvia McNair
Philips 000654209
9:39

Mahler: Symphony #5 In C Sharp Minor – 4. Adagietto
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Walter
Sony 64451
7:31

Mahler: Symphony #8 In E Flat, “Symphony Of A Thousand” –
Part 1: Veni, Creator Spiritus (excerpt)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernstein;
Trudeliese Schmidt, Vienna Singverein, soloists
DG 459080
1:31

Mahler: Symphony #9
4. Adagio, Sehr Langsam Und Noch Zurükhaltend (excerpt)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Bernstein
DG 459080
2:01

Mahler: Symphony #10 (Prep. Deryck
Cooke)
V. Finale: Lento, Non Troppo; Allegro Moderato (excerpt)

Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
2:47

Episode 4

Elgar: In Smyrna (excerpt)
David Golub, p.
Arabesque 6664
1:59

Elgar: Symphony #1 In A Flat, Op. 55
I. Andante. Nobilmente E Semplice, Allegro, II. Allegro Molto
III. Attacca Adagio, Molto Expressivo E Sostenuto
IV. Lento, Allegro, Grandioso

Staatskapelle Dresden/Colin Davis
Profil PH 05040
19:31; 7:23; 12:27; 11:55 (excerpt III 1:03)

Episode 5

Elgar: In The South, Op. 50, “Alassio”
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Solti
London/Decca 443 856
1:05

Elgar: Symphony #2 In E Flat – Op. 63,
I. Allegro Vivace E Nobilmente
II. Larghetto
IV. Moderato E Maestoso

The Hallé Orchestra/Elder
Hallé Concert Society (Sanctuary Classics) Hll 7507
18:13; 15:46; 16:19

Shelley: Song
Mark Elder
Hallé Concert Society (Sanctuary Classics) Hll 7507
2:05