Symphony, Part 08

May 6, 2013, 7:00 pm

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Continuing our massive series in examining symphony compositions.  The symphony is widely considered one of the most important forms of classical music. Our exploration this week continues with music from composers born around 1880. Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Vaughan Williams will be featured.

Playlist

Episode 1

Igor Stravinsky: Symphony No. 1 in E-flat, Op. 1, IV
Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Dorati
Lon 414456
:23, 7:47

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Procession of the Nobles from Mlada (excerpt)
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
Sony 62647
:28

Stravinsky: Scherzo Fantastique
New York Philharmonic/Boulez
Sony 45843
11:58

Sergei Prokofiev: Sinfonietta, Op. 48
I. Allegro giocoso
III. Intermezzo: Vivace
IV. Scherzo: Allegro Risoluto
Scottish National Orchestra/Neeme Järvi
Chan 8442
11:45

Stravinsky: Fireworks, Op. 4
Columbia Symphony Orchestra/Igor Stravinsky
Sony 89910
3:41

Prokofiev: Symphony #1 in D, Op. 25,Classical
Scottish National Orchestra/Järvi
Chan 8400
14:32

Episode 2

Sergei Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges (excerpt)
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra/Erich Kunzel
Telarc 80657
1:43

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 2 In d minor, Op. 40, I (excerpt)
London Symphony Orchestra/Gergiev
Phil 4757655
5:04

Igor Stravinsky: Symphony Of Psalms
2. Expectans Expectavi Dominum
3. Alleluia, Laudate Dominum In Sanctis Eius
London Symphony Orchestra & English Bach Festival Chorus/Leonard Bernstein
Sony 47628
20:44

Prokofiev: Symphony #3 in c minor, Op. 44
I. Moderato
London Symphony Orchestra/Valery Gergiev
Phil 4757655
11:34

Stravinsky: Symphony in C
I. Moderato Alla Breve
III. Allegretto
Cleveland Orchestra/Stravinsky
Sony 63325
9:54

Episode 3

Igor Stravinsky: Symphony In Three Movements
CBC Symphony Orchestra/Stravinsky
CBS 42434
:50, :45, :17, 21:23

Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony #5 In B Flat, Op. 100, I & II, IV
Cleveland/George Szell
Sony 63124
18:07, 9:13

Episode 4

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 1,A Sea Symphony
1. A Song For All Seas, All Ships
London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/André Previn; John Shirley-Quirk, bs. bar.; Heather Harper, sop.
RCA 89689
19:11

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 2,A London Symphony(excerpts)
London Symphony Orchestra/Previn
RCA 89826
3:25, 12:29

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 3, A Pastoral Symphony, IV
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernard Haitink; Amanda Roocroft, sop.
EMI 56564
11:51

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 4 in f minor, I (excerpt)
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernard Haitink
EMI 56564
2:56

Episode 5

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 in D, I
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Yehudi Menuhin
Virgin 61105
12:09

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6 in e minor
New Philharmonia Orchestra/Adrian Boult
EMI 47215
8:16

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 7,Sinfonia Antarctica, I
London Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus/Boult; Norma Burrowes, sop.
EMI 47216
9:21

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 8 in d minor, II
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Boult
Lon 425157
3:58

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 9 in e minor, II & III (excerpt)
London Symphony Orchestra/André Previn:
RCA 89883
8:40, 2:44

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 1,A Sea Symphony
4. The Explorers (excerpt)
London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Previn; John Shirley-Quirk, bs. bar.; Heather Harper, sop.
RCA 89689
4:08