Bach to Beethoven

July 5, 2013, 7:00 pm

Share this Post

A century separates Bach’s B Minor Mass and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 – crowning achievements of two very distinct voices. Bill begins the week observing Bach’sMass in B Minor,Italian Concerto, andBrandenburg Concertos,then connects them to Beethoven by exploringthe harmonies, rhythms, orchestration, and musical forms of Italy, France, Germany, and England. Bill reaches the end of the week with the Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, and excerpts from Haydn and Mozart that provide context for Beethoven’sSymphony No. 7

Playlist

Episode 1

J.S. Bach: “Gloria” from the B Minor Mass Rbt Shaw
Chorale and Orch/Shaw
RCA 09026 63529
~2:37

J..S. Bach: Italian Concerto, II
P. Serkin, p.
RCA 09026 68188
5:42

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos: No. 1, I & II and No. 6 (excerpt)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Virg 90747
8:02, 5:18

J.S. Bach: Prelude & Fugue in C Minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I
Van Asperen, hpd.
EMI 49727
2:54

Handel: Concerto
Grosso Op.3 No. 4a, I & II Linde Consort/Hans-Martin Linde
Era 61162
4:58

Handel: “Revenge Timotheus Cries” from Alexander’s Feast
Scottish Chamber Orch/ Mackerras; Terfel, bar.
7:13

Scarlatti: Sonata in E Major L.23, Sonata in F Major L.188 & Sonata inG Major L.219
Horowitz, p.
CBS 42410
8:34

Episode 2

Soler: Sonata No. 2 in Eb
Schrader, hpd.
Cedille 90000 009
3:32

Rameau: Overture to Dardanus; Overture, Rondeau, Gavotte & Entre’acte from Les Boreades
Orchestra of the 18th Century/Bruggen
Phil 420 240
4:44, 9:47

Gossec: Symphony in D, Op. 3 No. 6
Concerto Koln
Cap 10280
8:54

Boyce: Symphony No. 1
Menuhin Festival Orchestra/Menuhin
EMI 65730
6:55

Arne: Symphony No. 4
Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Montgomery
EMI 65730
12:09

Episode 3

Quantz: Concerto in D pour Potsdam
Wurtenburg Chamber/ Farber; Galway, fl.
RCA 60247
4:19

CPE Bach: Clavichord Sonata No. 6, I & III
Thalheim, clav.
CAP 10107
9:13

CPE Bach: Concerto for Violoncello in A, I
Santa Fe Orchestra; Starker, vc.
Del 3197
6:58

CPE Bach: Concerto for Violoncello in A, II & II
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Leonhardt; Bylsma, vc.
Virg 90800
11:42

CPE Bach: Symphony in A, Wq. 182 no.4, II
Academy of Ancient Music/Hogwood
Ois 417 124
3:19

Dittersdorf: Symphony in D “La Prise de la Bastille”, III
Concerto Koln
Cap 10280
6:01

Stamitz: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra No. 11, II
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/ Brown; Meyer, cl.
EMI 54842
4:07

Episode 4

Tartini: Violin Concerto in A, I
Ensemble 415/Banchini
HM 901548
4:57

Sammartini: Symphony in D
Ensemble 415/Banchini
HM 901245
5:57

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater Dolorosa & Amen from Stabat Mater
Orchestra of La Scala Milan/Muti; Frittoli & Antonacci, soloists
EMI 56174
8:55

Boccherini: Quintet in A Op.29, No.4, III & IV (excerpt)
S. Kuijken, v.; Stuurop, v.; van Dael, vla.; Bylsma, vc.; W. Kuijken, vc.
Seon 63190
4:33

Boccherini: Concerto for Violoncello in D, G. 483, I
Tafelmusik/Lamon; Bylsma, vc.
RCA 7867
7:00

J.C. Bach: Symphony No. 1 in G Major, Op.6, I & II
Hanover Band/Halstead
CPO 999298
6:36

Mozart: Divertimento in F, K. 138, II
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra/Koopman
Era 2292-45471
6:12

Episode 5

Beethoven: Concerto for Piano No. 4, I (excerpt)
BSO/Ozawa; R. Serkin, p
Tel 80061
2:05

Haydn: Piano Sonata #30, I
Odiaga, fp.
Tit 156
6:48

Haydn: Quartet in A major, Op.20 No.6, (excerpt)
Hagen Quartet
Lon 289466
2:44

Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551, Jupiter (excerpt)
CSO/Reiner
5:49

Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro, Act III Finale
Vienna Phil/Abbado
DG 445903
11:54

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, II & III
CSO/Reiner
RCA 6376
15:50