Musical Landscapes

June 19, 2017, 7:00 pm

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This week Exploring Music paints landscapes with music. We start in an outdoor café, listening to Placido Domingo sing Augustin Lara’s song about the Andalusian city Granada. Then our tour walks through the gardens with Manuel De Falla and rides the sea’s waves with Debussy. We’ll climb the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains to listen to Pepe Ramero play Francisco Tárrega’s Recuerdos De La Alhambra. And this is all just in the first hour! Landscapes are a wonderfully rich subject in music which we will return to many times, so just slow down and take in the sights and sounds of our musical travels.


Episode 1

Agustín Lara: Granada
London Symphony Orchestra/ Marcel Peeters, conductor
Plácido Domingo, t.
The Greatest Hits of Placido Domingo
DG 445 777

Manuel De Falla: Noches En Los Jardines De España
II. Danza Lejana

Orchestre De Paris/ Daniel Barenboim, c.
Martha Argerich, piano
Erato CD 88255

Enrique Granados: 12 Danzas Españolas, Op. 37
7. Valenciana; 8. Asturiana
Alicia De Larrocha, pn.
EMI 64529-2

TOMÁS BRETÓN: En la Alhambra
City Of Granada Orchestra, Juan de Udaeta
Alhambrismo Sinfónico Almaviva
En La Alhambra

Federico Mompou: Paisajes
2. El Lago
Leif Ove Andsnes, pn.
EMI 0946 3 41682 2

Maurice Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole
4. Fería

André Previn: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Rapsodie Espagnole
EMI 63887-2

Francisco Tárrega: Recuerdos De La Alhambra
Pepe Romero
Tárrega: Recuerdos De La Alhambra & Albéniz: Asturias, Jeux Interdit
Philips 411 033-2
4:19 excerpt

Episode 5

Robert Ward: Appalachian Dances and Ditties: Cloggin’
Sarah Johnson, vln.
Fiddler’s Galaxy
Albany Records
00:36 (excerpt)

Aaron Copland: Billy The Kid
1. Introduction: The Open Prairie
2. Street In A Frontier Town
3. Mexican Dance And Finale
4. Prairie Night (excerpt :29)
Leonard Bernstein: New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Sony 63082

FERDE GROFÉ: Mississippi Suite
I. Father of the Waters

André Kostelanetz & New York Philharmonic
Grofe: Grand Canyon & Mississippi Suites
CBS great performances 37759

FERDE GROFÉ: Grand Canyon Suite: III. On the Trail
Leonard Bernstein & New York Philharmonic
The Royal Edition Vol 27
Sony 47544

Charles Ives: Three Places in New England
I. The ‘St. Gaudens’ In Boston Common
Christoph Von Dohnányi: Cleveland Orchestra
London 443 776

Stephen Foster: The Old Pine Tree
Paula Robison, flute, Samuel Sanders, fl.
By the old Pine Tree
Pergola 1034

Cary John Franklin: Cauldrons
Kansas City Symphony, William McGlaughlin
American Voices

Tobias Picker: Old & Lost Rivers
John Williams: London Symphony Orchestra
The Five Sacred Trees
Sony 62729

Shenandoah: Traditional
Paul Robeson, b.
Ol’ Man River & Other Favourites 1936
EMI 47839

Episode 3

Debussy: L’Isle Joyeuse, L 106
Zoltán Kocsis, pn.
Debussy: Images, 2 Arabesques, L’isle joyeuse, Berceuse Heroique
Philips 422404-2

Felix Mendelssohn: The Hebrides, Op.26 (Fingal’s Cave)
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra/ Leonard Bernstein, c,

Edward Elgar: Sea Pictures Op.37,
I. Sea Slumber Song

II. In Haven
Janet Baker, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Barbirolli, c.
Sea Pictures The Music Makers
EMI 56219

Maurice Ravel: Une Barque Sur L’Océan
Riccardo Muti: Philadelphia Orchestra
EMI 55120

Frank Bridge: Sea Pieces
2: Sea Foam
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/ Groves, c.
British Composers
EMI Classic 66855

Claude Debussy: La Mer
II. La Mer: Jeux de vagues
III. Dialogue du vent et de la mer
Charles Münch & Boston Symphony Orchestra
RCA 61500-2

Episode 4

Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64
André Previn: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Eine Alpensinfonie
Telarc 80211
25:15 (first half of Symphony) (00:44, 1:00 excerpt)

Carl Ruggles: Men and Mountains –
II. Lilacs

Christoph Von Dohnányi: Cleveland Orchestra
Ives: Three Places in New England; Ruggles:Men and Mountains
London 443 776

Alan Hovhaness: Symphony #2, Op. 132, “Mysterious Mountain”
1. Andante; 2. Moderato Maestoso; 3. Allegro Vivo: 4. Andante Espressivo
Fritz Reiner: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Hovhaness Mysterious Mountains
RCA 61957

Episode 2

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Norfolk Rhapsody #1
New Philharmonia Orchestra/ Boult,
RVW Collector’s Edition (Box Set)
EMI 06636

Ralph Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge
4. Oh, when I was in love with you
5. Bredon Hill
Ian Partridge: The Music Group Of London
RVW Collector’s Edition
EMI 06636

Dylan Thomas: “ Fern Hill”
Dylan Thomas Reading
Caedmon TC 1281
Dylan Thomas Reading A Child’s Christmas in Wales and Five Poems

Frederick Delius: On Hearing The First Cuckoo In Spring
Thomas Beecham: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Delius: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1
EMI 47509

Percy Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy: I. Lisbon (Sailor’s Song)
IV. The Brisk Young Sailor
The Central Band of the Royal Air Force/Wing Commander Eric Banks
British Music for Concert Band
EMI CDC7-49608-2

George Butterworth: Six Songs from “A Shropshire Lad”
Loveliest of Trees

Benjamin Luxon, baritone & David Willison, piano
Songs / Benjamin Luxon & David Willison
Chandos 8831

Vaughan Williams, Ralph: The Lark Ascending
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo/ Yakov Kreizberg, conductor
Julia Fischer, vn.
RVW Collector’s Edition (Box Set)
EMI 06636