Wunderkinder, Part II

March 19, 2015, 7:00 pm

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More performers and composers whose exceptional musical gifts emerged at an early age are our subject this week. It’s amazing to think that many of these musicians, like Mendelssohn, are still best known today for works that they composed in their early teens. Conductor Eugene Ormandy said that all his violinists were prodigies, so we end the week with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee played by the entire first and second violin sections of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Please enjoy this week of wunderkinder playing the works of wunderkinder.

Playlist

Episode 1

Franz Liszt: Les Jeux D’Eaux À La Villa D’Este

Claudio Arrau, p.

Phi 456706

8:49

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat, I

NY Phil/Bernstein; André Watts, p.

Phi 456985

5:28

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 In E-Flat, III

LSO/Abbado; Martha Argerich, p.

DG 415061

3:57

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11 in A Minor, S. 244

György Cziffra, p.

EMI 67555

5:03

Liszt: Christus: XIV. Resurrexit

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra & Slovak Philharmonic

Choir/James Conlon; Krause, bar.; Lindroos,

bar.; Marjana Lipovsek, ms.; Valente, s.

Erato 88231

6:51

Liszt: Transcendental Etude No. 3 after Paganini, S. 140,

La Campanella

David Helfgott, p,

RCA 46725

:40, 4:57

Charles Valentin Alkan: Saltarelle in E Minor, Op. 23

Bernard Ringeissen, p.

Challenge 72154

3:36

Vincenzo Bellini: Casta Diva fr. Norma (excerpt)

Scintilla Chamber Orchestra/Adam Fischer; Cecilia Bartoli,

Decca 001639200

3:39

Malabran: Rataplan

Scintilla Chamber Orchestra/Adam Fischer

Decca 001639200

1:31

Episode 2

Pau Casals: Sant Marti del Cantigo (excerpt)

Prades Festival Orchestra/Casals, vc.

CBS 4926 (LP)

1:46

Antonín Dvorák: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B Minor, III

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/George Szell; Pablo Casals, vc.

EMI 62953

11:45

William Walton: Cello Concerto, I

BSO/Charles Münch; Gregor Piatigorsky, vc.

RCA 61498

8:15

Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony-Concerto in E Minor, Op. 125, III

Royal Philharmonic/Sir Malcolm Sargent; Mstislav Rostropovich, vc.

EMI 80012

10:15

Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto In E Minor, Op. 85, IV

LSO/John Barbirolli; Jacqueline Du Pré, vc.

EMI 69707

12:18

Camille Saint-Saëns: Le Cygne fr. Le Carnaval des Animaux

Jacqueline du Pré, vc.; Osian Ellis, harp

EMI 91934

2:49

Bright Sheng: Little Cabbage fr. 7 Tunes Heard in China

Yo-Yo Ma, vc.

Sony 64114

2:00

Episode 3

Henryk Wieniawski: Etude Caprice In A Minor, Op. 18/4

Michael Rabin, v.

EMI 64123

1:25

Alexander Glazunov: Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 82

III. Allegro

London Philharmonia Orchestra/Lovro von Matacic; Michael

Rabin, v.

EMI 64123

5:44

Paganini: Caprice No. 1 In E Major, Op. 1

Michael Rabin, v.

EMI 64123

1:41

Fritz Kreisler: Caprice Viennois

Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra/Felix Slatkin; Michael

Rabin, v.

EMI 64123

4:34

Cecile Chaminade (arr. Fritz Kreisler): Chanson Serenade

Espagnole, Op. 150 Josef Gingold, v.; Charles H. Webb, p.

Music and Arts 286

2:39

Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 In G Minor, Op. 26, III

Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/Marriner; Joshua Bell, v.

Lon 421145

7:28

Ludwig Van Beethoven: Sonata No. 5 In F Major, Op. 24, Spring, IV

Pamela Frank, v.; Claude Frank, p.

Music and Arts 1143

6:38

Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14, III

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra/Hugh Wolff; Hilary Hahn, v.

Sony 89029

3:22

Antonio Vivaldi: finale of Winter fr. The Four Seasons

New York Sinfonietta/Goberman; Nadia Koutzen, v.

2:31

J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto #2 In E, BWV 1042, II

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra/Pinchas Zukerman; Midori, v.

Phi 416389

6:36

arr. Fritz Kreisler: Fantasia on Two Russian Themes, Op. 33 (excerpt)

Josef Gingold, v.; Charles Webb, p.

Music and Arts 286

:46

Episode 4

Franz Schubert: Variation in C minor on a Waltz by

Diabelli, D. 718

Michael Endres, p.

Capriccio 49242

1:27

Schubert: Gondelfahrer, D. 808

Matthias Goerne, ten., Helmut Deutsch, p.

HM 902004

2:05

Clara Schumann: Romance No. 3 in B (Leidenschaftlich Schnell)

Isabelle Van Keulen, v.; Ronald Brautigam, p.

Koch 6554

3:06

Georges Bizet: Symphony In C: IV. Allegro Vivace

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra/Hugo Wolff

Teldec 77309

6:25

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Die Tote Stadt

English Chamber Orchestra/Jeffrey Tate; Renée Fleming, s.

London 458858

6:00

Barber: The School For Scandal, Overture, Op. 5

Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Marin Alsop

Naxos 8.559024

8:39

Copland: Piano Concerto, 2. Molto Moderato

Seattle Symphony Orchestra/Gerard Schwarz; Lorin Hollander, p.

Delos 3154

9:46

Bach: The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080 – Contrapunctus 9 A4, Alla Duodecima

Glenn Gould, o.

Sony 52595

3:07

Prokofiev: Sonata No.7 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83

III. Precipitato

Eldar Djangirov, p.

Motema 116

3:56

Ian Finkel: The Gypsy Virtuoso (excerpt)

Evelyn Glennie & the Black Dyke Band

RCA 63234

2:18

Episode 5

Frederic Chopin: Waltz in a minor

Alicia de Larrocha, p.

Desmar IPA 109

3:03

Waltz for Ruth

Pat Metheny, g.; Charlie Haden, db.

Beyond the Missouri Sky

Verve 537130

4:29

Conrad Tao: Vestiges – Upon Waking Alongside Green Glass Bottles

Conrad Tao, p.

EMI 344 762

2:20

Rachmaninov: Prelude No. 2 In B Flat, Op. 23/2

Conrad Tao, p.

EMI 344 762

3:27

Debussy: Sonata for cello and piano,

III. Finale

Zara Nelsova, vc.; Grant Johannesen, p.

CBC PSCD 2018

3:12

Rudolph Friml: Indian Love Call From Rose-Marie

Beverly Sills, s.; Sherrill Milnes, bar.

EMI 47203

4:31

Puccini/Todd: “O Mio Babbino Caro”

Jackie Evancho, s.

iTunes

2:20

Puccini: “Nessun Dorma” fr. Turandot

Aretha Franklin, s.

iTunes

3:15

Frederick Loewe: “Show Me” fr. My Fair Lady

Julie Andrews & Leonard Weir

iTunes

2:09

Stevie Wonder: Fingertips

Stevie Wonder

iTunes

4:00 excerpt

Little Liza Jane

Alison Krauss & Union Station

So Long So Wrong

1:42

Richard Thomson: Dimming of the Day

Alison Krauss, v. and Union Station

Paper Airplane

5:37

Gershwin: Rialto Ripples

Gershwin, p.

iTunes

1:53

Mischa-Yascha-Toscha-Sascha (excerpt)

The Funnyboners

iTunes

1:27

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight Of The Bumblebee

Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy

Sony 62683

1:26