Symphony, Part 09

August 18, 2013, 7:00 pm

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In this next chapter in our survey of the symphony, we will turn to Germany, Austria, and France during the turbulent years after the Great War. Bill will introduce us to symphonies by Hans Pfitzner, Albert Roussel, Franz Schmidt, and we will also hear a wonderful performance of Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin’s My Ship, sung by Dawn Upshaw.

Playlist

Episode 1

Hans Pfitzner: Symphony In C, An die Freunde, II
Symphony Nova Scotia/Georg Tintner
CBC 5167
4:26

Anton Webern: Symphony Op. 21, I, II
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Herbert Von Karajan
DG 427424
6:46, 3:28

Kurt Weill: Symphony #2, I, II, III
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Marin Alsop
Naxos 8.557481
9:52, 13:09, 6:51

Weill: Lady In The Dark (Symphonic Nocturne)- Dance of the Tumblers
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Marin Alsop
NAXOS 8.557481
1:47, 2:44

Weill/Ira Gershwin: “My Ship”
Orch/Eric Stern; Dawn Upshaw, s.
Nonesuch 79345-2
2:43

Episode 2

Franz Schmidt: Symphony No. 4 in C, I (excerpt), II, IV
Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Järvi
Chan 9506/9568
2:36, 12:05, 9:10
Paul Hindemith: Mathis der Maler Symphony, I, II, III
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Hindemith
DG 431741
27:21
Paul Hindemith: Mathis der Maler (opera excerpt)
Bavarian Radio SO/Kubelik; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar.
EMI 40740
1:37

Episode 3

Albert Roussel: Symphony No. 1, Le poème de la forêt, I
Orchestra National de France/Charles Dutoit
Erato 88225
5:13, :53
Roussel: Symphony No. 3 in g, II & III
Suisse Romande Orchestra/Ernest Ansermet
Lon 433719
11:52
Roussel: Symphony No. 4 in A, IV
Suisse Romande Orchestra/Ernest Ansermet
Lon 433719
4:07
Arthur Honegger: Symphony No. 2 for Strings
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Charles Dutoit
Erato 88178
25:34

Episode 4

Honegger: Symphony No. 3, Liturgique
I. Dies irae- Molto Moderato, Allegro
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Charles Dutoit
Apex 62687
6:39
Honegger: Symphony No. 4, Deliciae Basilienses
I. Lento E Misterioso, Allegro
II. Larghetto (excerpt)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Charles Dutoit
Apex 62687
11:59
Olivier Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphonie
I. Introduction,
II. Chant D’ Amour #1
III. Turangalîla #1
IV. Chant D’ Amour #2
Berlin Philharmonic/Kent Nagano
Teldec 82043
19:05, 10:22

Episode 5

Olivier Messiaen: Turangalîla Symphonie
1. Introduction (excerpt)
5. Joie Du Sang Des Etoiles
6. Jardin Du Sommeil
7. Turangalîla #2
8. Développement De L’Amour
9. Turangalîla #3
10. Final
Berlin Philharmonic/Kent Nagano
Teldec 82043
20:54, 22:16
Darius Milhaud: Symphony No. 3
I. Vivement
II. Calme
III. Rondement
The Sinfonia Orchestra Of Chicago/Barry Faldner
Koch 7067
3:42