Yin and Yang: The Play of Opposites, Part 2

February 8, 2017, 7:00 pm

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This week we continue to hold on to the dragon’s tail listening to the pull of musical opposites. Starting with Samuel Barber and Francisco Tárrega, only Bill knows where this week’s musical yin and yang will end! Heaven, Earth, or the abyss!

Playlist

Episode 1

Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14
Andante; Presto In Moto Perpetuo
Gil Shaham; New York Philharmonic Orchestra/David Robertson
Canary Classics 0012
8:36, 4:28

Beethoven: Piano Sonata #32 In C Minor, Op. 111, 2.
Arietta: Adagio Molto Semplice E Cantabile
Andras Schiff, piano
Ecm 001190802
17:30

Beethoven: String Quartet #16 In F, Op. 135
3. Lento Assai, Cantante E Tranquillo
Emerson Quartet
DG 4470752
6:49

Samuel Barber: Prayers Of Kierkegaard, Op.30, I.
O Thou Who Art Unchangeable
Carmen Pelton, Nannette Soles, Richard Clement;
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Shaw
Telarc CD-80479 4:38

Barber: Sure On This Shining Night
Nathan Gunn, bari. Kevin Murphy, pn.
EMI 73160
2:21

Francisco Tárrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Pepe Romero, guitar
Philips 411033
4:40

Episode 2

David Diamond: Romeo & Juliet, 2. Balcony Scene (Andante semplice)
New York Chamber Orchestra/Schwarz
Delos 3103
5:06

Hector Berlioz: Love Scene (Adagio) from Romeo & Juliet
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Giulini
EMI 859742
16:52

Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet, Op.64 Balcony Scene
Montagues & Capulets Juliet as a Young Girl Tybalt’s Death
Romeo at Juliet’s Grave
Philadelphia Orchestra/Muti
EMI 7470042
7:30, 5:17, 3:55, 4:13, 6:04

Episode 3

Moritz Moszkowski: Etude In A Flat, Op. 72, No.11
Vladimir Horowitz, piano
CBS 44681
1:30

Chopin: Prelude #22 In G Minor, Op. 28, No.22
Prelude #2 In A Minor, Op. 28, No.2
Prelude #3 In G, Op. 28, No.3
Martha Argerich, piano
Philips 436709
0:34, 2:10, 0:51

Vivaldi: Violin Concerto In G Minor, Op. 8, No.2, RV 315
“The Four Seasons (Summer)”
2. Adagio, Presto
3. Presto
Gil Shaham: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 439933
2:06, 2:39

Haydn: Symphony #59 In A, H 1/59, “Fire,”
4. Allegro Assai
The English Concert/Pinnock
Archive 427661
2:45

Moravec: Cool Fire – 3. Con Fuoco
Ayano Ninomiya, Cynthia Phelps, Jeewon Park, Etc.
Naxos 8.559393
6:36

Jean Belmont: The Roadside Fire
Kansas City Chorale
Nimbus 5449
4:46

Wagner: Die Walküre – Act 3:
Und Das Ich Ihm In Stücken Schlug! Leb Wohl, Du Kühnes, Herliches Kind!
Der Augen Leuchtendes Paar
Vienna/Solti
London  414108
4:30, 4:40, 7:19

Manuel de Falla: El Amor Brujo
Midnight; Ritual Fire Dance
Leontyne Price; Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Reiner
RCA 62582
0:44, 4:15

Carter/Kilgore: Ring of Fire Johnny Cash
2:35

Episode 4

Khachaturian: Gayaneh Ballet Suite, Sabre Dance
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
Sony 62647
2:36

Shostakovich: Symphony #10 In E Minor, Op. 93 – II. Allegro
National Symphony Orchestra Of Washington/Rostropovich
Teldec 0630-17046
4:24

Paganini: 24 Caprices for Violin, Op. 1: No. 5 in A Minor
Julia Fischer, violin
London 4782254
2:46

Dinicu: Hora Staccato
Grigoras Dinicu, violin
Pearl BVA11
2:51

Beethoven: String Quartet #13 In B Flat, Op. 130
V. Cavatina: Adagio Molto Espressivo
IV. Grosse Fuge (Grand Fugue, Op.133)
Emerson Quartet
DG 447075-2
7:13

Kernis: Musica Celestis
Minnesota Orchestra/Eiji Oue
Virgin 45464
12:35

Episode 5

Liszt: Un Sospiro, S 144/3,
André Watts, piano
EMI 646012
5:45

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 (‘Moonlight’)
I. Adagio Sostenuto
III. Presto Agitato
Rudolf Serkin, piano
CBS 37219
6:29, 6:54

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde, VI. Der Abschied
Christa Ludwig; New Philharmonia/Klemperer
EMI 669442
29:33