American Masters, Part IV

July 23, 2014, 7:00 pm

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This is the fourth week Exploring Music has spent exploring American composers well known and otherwise. Come join Bill for a trip to the music library and sample everything from Carpenter’s wonky ballet, Krazy Cat, to Randall Thompson’s choral takes on the poetry of Robert Frost.

Playlist

Episode 4

Vittorio Giannini: Concerto Grosso- Allegro Con Brio
New Russia Orchestra/David Amos
Albany 143
3:12
Vittorio Giannini: Symphony No. 3, III & IV
Eastman Wind Ensemble/A. Clyde Roller
Mercury 434320
8:18
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Symphony In F-Sharp, Op. 40, II-IV
Philadelphia Orchestra/Franz Welser-Möst
EMI 56169
34:36, 1:06

Episode 3

Randall Thompson: Suite for Oboe, Clarinet & Viola
Peter Christ, ob.; David Atkins, cl.; Alan de Veritch, vla.
Crystal 321
15:49
Quincy Porter: Symphony No. 2, I & II
Sinfonia Varsovia/Ian Hobson
Albany 574
10:48
Quincy Porter: String Quartet No. 3, II & III
Chester String Quartet
Koch 7069
10:54
Quincy Porter: Speed Etude
Eliesha Nelson, vla.; John McLaughlin Williams, p.
Sono Luminus 90911
2:26
Conlon Nancarrow: Study #3e: Boogie-Woogie Suite
Nancarrow/Charles Amirkhanian, player piano
Wergo 6907
2:26
Conlon Nancarrow: Prelude for Piano
Michel Legrand, p.
Apex 49576
2:30
Conlon Nancarrow: “Under the Bamboo Tree”
Joan Morris, ms.; William Bolcom, p.
Nonesuch 79148
3:51

Episode 2

Marion Bauer: Prelude & Fugue for Flute & Strings:
I. Prelude
Vienna Orchestra/F. Charles Adler
CRI 714
5:46

John Alden Carpenter: Skyscrapers
London Symphony Orchestra/K. Klein
EMI 49263
1:20

John Alden Carpenter: Sea-Drift
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Karl Kreuger
Bridge 9190
16:41

Edward Burlingame Hill: Stevensoniana Suite No. 1, Op. 24
II. Lullaby – Andante espressivo – The Land of Nod
III. Scherzo – Molto vivace – Where go the Boats

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Karl Kreuger
Bridge 9190
10:39

Randall Thompson: Frostiana
6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
7. The Telephone

Mormon Tabernacle Choir
MTC0005
7:25

Randall Thompson : Alleluia
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
MTC0005
5:56

Episode 1

John Alden Carpenter: Krazy Kat
LA Philharmonic/Calvin Simmons
New World 80228
12:53

Marion Bauer: From the New Hampshire Woods, Op. 12
Virginia Eskin, p.
Albany 297
6:59

Carpenter: Adventures in a Perambulator
Nat’l SO of the Ukraine/John McLaughlin Williams
Naxos 8.559065
26:33

Episode 5

Ernst Toch: Five Pieces for Winds and Percussion, Op. 83
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie
Virgin 45046
16:30
Toch: Symphony No. 3
Pittsburgh Symphony/Steinberg
EMI 65869
27:56
Toch: Geographical Fugue
Turtle Creek Chorale
Reference Recordings 61
2:52