Virtuoso, The World of

March 15, 2017, 7:00 pm

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What distinguishes a virtuoso from a merely great musician? This week we feature these musicians who had it all. We start in the 16th century with the development of violin and keyboard instruments that brought the rise of the virtuoso. Composers created music for artists who claimed these instruments as their own. Generations of musicians forever challenged and one-upped those who led the way, playing concertos to delight us. Join Bill as he follows his ear through the centuries from Sephardic composer Thomas Lupo, played by violinist Andrew Manze, through Niccolò Paganini performed by Michael Rabin, to the present day with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra playing The Octet for Wind Instruments by Igor Stravinsky.

Playlist

Episode 1

Orlando di Lasso: Pavan on Susanna un jour
The Parley of Instruments
Hyp 66700
2:51

Thomas Lupo: Ardo, sì, a5 – Prima Parte
Ardi et gela – Seconda Parte

The English Fantasy
ASV 149
3:58

Thomas Lupo: Fantasia, a3 No.12
The English Fantasy
ASV 149
1:50

Dario Castello: Sonata I, from “Sonate concertate in stil moderno,” Lib. II
Romanesca & Andrew Manze, violin
HM 2907278
4:53

Biaggio Marnini: Sinfonia Sesto Tuono; Curiose & Moderne Inventioni
A. Manze, Romanesca
HMU 2907278
2:21

Claudio Monteverdi: Pur ti miro
From ‘l’incoronazione di Poppea
Joshua Bell, vln. Romance of the Violin
Sony 87894
3:37

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Violin Sonata No. 3 – Praeludium, Aria E
Variation; Variatio
Romanesca Andrew Manze, vln.
HMU 907134.35
1:38 (excerpt)

Giuseppe Tartini: La Sonata Del Diavolo in G Minor
III. Andante, Allegro, Adagio
Andrew Manze, violin
6:24

Jean-Féry Rebel: Violin Sonata No. 6 in B Minor – 3. Gracieusemen
Andrew Manze, vln. Richard Egarr, Hrp.
ITunes
2:47

George Frideric Handel: Concerto Grosso No. 6 in G Minor, Op. 6/6
Allegro
Andrew Manze: Academy Of Ancient Music
HMU 907261
2:51

Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto in C Minor For Oboe & Violin, BWV 1060R –
3. Allegro

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Hilary Hahn, violin; Allan Vogel.oboe
DG B0000986
3:12

Bach: Violin Concerto No. 2 in E,BWV 1042 – 1. Allegro
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Hilary Hahn, violin
DG B0000986
5:53

Episode 2

Luigi Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 9 in B Flat, G 482
1. Allegro Moderato
Jacqueline Du Pré; Daniel Barenboim: English Chamber Orchestra
EMI 47840
9:30

Niccolò Paganini: Moto Perpetuo, Op. 11
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, Felix Slatkin, conductor
Michael Rabin, violin
EMI 64123
3:12

Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
2. Andante
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado, conductor
Nathan Milstein, violin
DG 419067
7:51

Pablo De Sarasate: Habanera
Michael Rabin, violin; Leon Pommers, piano
EMI 64123
4:18

Igor Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D
4. Capriccio
London Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor
Maxim Vengerov, violin
EMI 56966
6:17

Standard: Willow Weep for Me
Jean-Luc Ponty, Stuff Smith & Stéphane Grappelli
ITunes
3:45

Mark O’Connor: Limerock
Yo-Yo Ma, Mark O’Connor, Edgar Meyer
Appalachian Journey
Sony 756140
2:11 (1:11 excerpt)

Ellington: Come Sunday
The Essential Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington, Ray Nance
Itunes
3:54

Ladislav Kupkovič: Souvenir
Gidon Kremer, Elsbeth Moser
CBS 42404
5:11

Episode 3

John Bull: The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book,
No. 51: – Ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la

Claudio Colombo, harpsichord
Musica Omnia 0104
6:22

Orlando Gibbons: The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book
The Italian Ground
Peter Watchorn, harpsichord
Musica Omnia 0104
2:20

Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in E, K. 380
Ralph Kirkpatrick
DG Archive 2533072
2:55

Domenico Scarlatti: Harpsichord Sonata in F Minor, K 386
David Schrader, Fortepiano
Cedille 900000042
3:13

Domenico Scarlatti Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, K 141
Martha Argerich, piano
Live From The Concertgebouw
EMI 56975
3:13

Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 –
Aria; Variatio 1 A 1 Clav.; Variatio 2 A 1 Clav.; 34
Variatio 3 Canone All’Unisono. A 1. Clav.; Variatio 4 A 1 Clav.
Glenn Gould, piano
SONY 52594
4:38

Bach: Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue
Claudio Arrau, piano
Great Pianists Of The 20th Century
Phil 456706
11:02

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sonata in D, WQ 61/2 – Mvt. 1
Mikhail Pletnev, piano
DG 459614
1:41

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 7 in F For 2/3 Pianos, K 242, “Lodron” –
3. Rondeau: Tempo Di Menuetto
András Schiff, Daniel Barenboim, Georg Solti: English Chamber Orchestra
London 430 232
5:41

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27/2, “Moonlight”
III. Presto Agitato
Daniel Barenboim, piano
EMI 72912
7:42

Episode 4

Frédéric Chopin: Mazurka #2 In C, Op. 24,
Artur Rubinstein, piano
RCA 5614
2:16

Chopin: Etude #12 In C Minor, Op. 10/12, CT 25, “Revolutionary”
Maurizio Pollini, piano
DG 413794
2:38

Chopin: Barcarolle In F Sharp, Op. 60, B 158
Arthur Rubinstein, piano
RCA 63062
9:29

Franz Liszt: Rhapsodie Espagnole, S 254
Stephen Hough, piano
Virgin Classics 90700
13:13

Béla Bartók: Sonata For 2 Pianos & Percussion, SZ 110
3. Allegro Non Troppo
Murray Perahia, Georg Solti, David Corkhill, Evelyn Glennie
CBS 42625
6:41

Claude Debussy: L’Isle Joyeuse, L 106
Zoltán Kocsis, piano
Phil 422404
6:09

Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7 In B Flat, Op. 83, “War Sonata #2”
3. Precipitato
Martha Argerich, piano
Live From The Concertgebouw
EMI 56975
3:21

Leonard Bernstein: The Age of Anxiety
(Symphony No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra, after W.H. Auden; 1949 Version)

Part II. The Masque; Part II. The Epilogue
New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Lukas Foss, piano
DG 2530969
4:52

Charlie Parker: Donna Lee
Charlie Parker, piano
ITunes
:34

Episode 5

Maurice Ravel: Introduction & allegro pour harpe, flute
clarinette & quatuor a cordes
Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; Lily Laskine, harpsichord; Ulysse Delécluse, clarinet
Quator Pascal
Theatre des Champs-Elyseés
EMI 69642
10:43

Igor Stravinsky: Octet, I. Theme & Variations
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Shadow Dances
DG 289 453 458
8:01

Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto in F Minor
1. Allegro Moderato; 2. Romanza
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim
Arnold Jacobs, tuba
DG B0000025
8:33

Claude Debussy: Sonate pour flute, alto & harpe:
III: Final 3 of 13
Jean-Pierre Rampal, fl, Odette Le Dentu, hp, Pierre Pasquier, vla
EMI 69642
4:25

Mozart: Horn Concerto No.2 in E Flat, K 417
II. Andante; III. Rondò
Philharmonia Orchestra/Herbert Von Karajan
Dennis Brain, horn
EMI 7610132b
7:10

Toldchard Evans: Lady of Spain
Dick Contino, accordion
The Accordion Legends
Itunes
1:49

Art Tatum: Pole Boogie
Art Tatum, piano
Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues:
Itunes
2:25