Songs of Parting

August 30, 2018, 7:00 pm

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Adiós, adieu, sayonara, vale, zàijiàn — no turning back this week as Bill takes a look at musical farewells: from Purcell’s Sonata for Trumpet, to Bach’sCapriccioto his eldest brother, to Romeo’s parting in Prokofiev’s balletRomeo and Juliet. Prokofiev’s use of the mandolin cleverly sets this ballet in Italy and note the saxophone expressing Romeo’s poignant exit. Kathleen Ferrier sings aNorthumbrian folk song“Blow the Wind Southerly,” and Ray Charles doesn’t mince words in his shout to “Hit the Road Jack!” that includes a snarling vocal by Margie Hendricks of the Raelettes, and yes, more saxophone.


Episode 1

Purcell, Henry: Sonata for Trumpet

The Purcell Quartet
Henry Purcell Purcell : Miscellany – Bott : Bennett : The Purcell Quartet
Chandos 0571

O’Carolan: Carolan’s Farewell
Jordi Savall, Viol; Andrew Lawrence-King, Irish harp
The Celtic Viol
AliaVox AVSA 9865

Johann Sebastian Bach: Capriccio On The Departure Of His
Most Beloved Brother, BWV 992 –

1. Arioso
2. Fughetta
3. Adagissimo
4. Andante
5. Postilion’s Aria
6. Fugue in Imitation of the Post Horn

Leon Fleisher, piano
The Journey
Vanguard Classics ATM CD 1796

Ruggero Leoncavallo: L’Addio
Plácido Domingo, baritone; Lang Lang, piano
Orchestra del Testro Comunale di Bologna, Alberto Veronesi
La Nuit de mai
DG B0013965-02

Tan Dun: Farewell
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Original Soundtrack
Sony Classical/ Sony Music Soundtracks SK 89347

Richard Strauss : Vier Letzte Lieder
-4. Im Abendrot (Eichendorff)
Jessye Norman, soprano; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Kurt Masur, conductor
R. Strauss – Vier Leitzte Lieder – Jessye Norman
Philips 411 052-2

Richard Wagner: Wotans Abscheid und Feuerzauber
Staatskapelle Dresden, Donald Runnicles, conductor
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen – Orchestral Highlights
Teldec 0630 17109-2

Peter Schickele: Last Tango in Bayreuth
United Sounds of Bassoon- Milan Turkovic, Selim Aykal (Bamberger Symphoniker), Richard Galler (Wiener Symphoniker), Clelia Goldings (USA, Orchestre National de Lille),
Werner Schulze (Wiener Universität für Musik), Alex Turkovic (Berklee College of Music, Boston)
Camerata 545

Episode 2

Haydn, Franz Joseph: Symphony No. 45: “Abschied”, F Sharp Minor
I.Allegro assai; II. Adagio; IV Finale. Presto, Adagio

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Iona Brown
Haydn: Symphonies 44, 45, & 49 / Brown, ASMF
Hanssler 98.189

Valerie Coleman: Portraits of Langston
Summer Night (Reading)
Mahershalal Ali, narrator
McGill/ McHale Trio
Cedille Records 172

Harlem’s Summer Night
McGill / McHale Trio
Demarre McGill, flute; Anthony McGill, clarinet, Michael McHale, piano
McGill/ McHale Trio
Cedille Records 172

Edvard Grieg: 6 Poems, Op. 25 (Arr. J. Serebrier for voice & orchestra)
No. 4, A Bird Cried Out; No. 5, Departed
London Philharmonic Orchestra, José Serebrier, conductor
Carol Farley, soprano
Carole Farley sings Grieg Songs
Ariadine 50001

Torquato Neto/Edú Lobo/Chris Caswell:
Pra Dizer Adeus (Time to Say Goodbye)

Karrin Allyson, vocal
Karrin Allyson Imagina
Concord Jazz CD 30428

Gustav Mahler: Five Rückert Songs – V. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
Cleveland Orchestra, Christoph Von Dohnanyi, conductor
Jose van Damm, tenor
The Cleveland Symphony Orchestra 75th Anniversary 1918-1993
Cleveland Orchestra DIMS 000904

Cole Porter: Every Time We Say Goodbye
Keith Jarrett, piano & Charlie Haden, bass
Last Dance
ECM Records ECM 2399

Episode 3

James Paisible: The Queen’s Farewell & The Queen’s Farewell Stomp
London Oboe Band, Paul Goodwin, oboe
Playhouse Aires/ 18th Century English Theatre Music
Harmonia Mundi 907181

Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64
No. 37 Introduction
No. 38 Romeo and Juliet
No. 39 Romeo bids Juliet farewell

The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Mark Ermler, conductor
Romeo and Juliet – The Complete Ballet
Conifer 75605 55309-2

Antonín Dvořák: Cello Concerto In B Minor, Op. 104, B 191
3. Finale: Allegro Moderato
New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Kurt Masur, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Concertos from the New World
Sony Classical SK 67173

Richard Wagner: Siegfried – Siegfried’s Funeral March
& Götterdämmerung – Finale: Immolation Of The Gods
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti, conductor
Wagner – Solti – Der Ring des Nibelungen
London 410 137-2

Jay Ungar: A Time for Farewell
Thomas Hampson, baritone
Wondrous Free – Song of America II
Thunderbird Records THM 5432

Thomas Hampson: Shenandoah
Thomas Hampson, baritone
Wondrous Free – Song of America II
Thunderbird Records THM 5432

William Fisher, Anton Dvorak: Goin’ Home
Nancy King & Glenn Moore with
Lawrence Williams, Jerry Hahn, & Rob Thomas
Impending Bloom
Justice Records JR 0801-2

Episode 4

Traditional: Bound for the Rio Grande
Robert Shaw Chorale, Robert Shaw, director
Chorale Sea Shanties
RCA Victor 09026-63528

Ernesto De Curtis: Torna a
Surriento (Come Back to Sorrento)

Mario Lanza, tenor
RCA 6218

Peter Maxwell Davies: Farewell to Stromness
Peter Maxwell Davies, piano
Aquarius; Nicholas Cleobury
Naxos 8.8572408

Franz Schubert: Winterreise:
Das Wirtshaus; Der Leiermann

Randall Scarlata, baritone; Gilbert Kalish, piano
4:10; 3:37

Paul Hindemith: Trauermusik: Sehr Langsam
English Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim,
conductor; Cecil Aronowitz, viola
Matrix 7
EMI Classics 5 65079

Peter Lieberson: Amor mio, si muero y
tu no mueres (My love, if I die and you don’t–)

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Neruda Songs
Nonesuch 79954-2

Astor Piazzolla: Adis Nonino
Kaia String Quartet
Kaia String Quartet 1

Jacques Brel: Ne Me Quitte Pas
Toots Thielemans, harmonica
Chez Toots
Private Music 82160

Ray Charles: Hit the Road Jack
Ray Charles, vocal
Hit the Road Jack and don’t You come back
Roslin Records

Paul Simon: 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
Paul Simon
The Essential Paul Simon
Warner Bros. Records 159420

Paul Simon: Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover
The King’s Singers, Alastair Hume, David Hurley, Robert Chilcott,
Bruce Russell, Simon Carrington & Stephen Connolly
Good Vibrations
BMG 563932

Episode 5

James Macpherson: Macpherson’s Lament
Jordi Savall, treble viol; Andrew Lawrence-King, Irish harp
The Celtic Viol
AliaVox AVSA 9865

Leonard Bernstein: Serenade, “After Plato’s Symposium” – Agathon
Hilary Hahn, violin; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman, conductor
Beethoven – Bernstein – Hilary Hahn
Sony Classical SK 60584

Gordon Hill Jenkins: Goodbye
Karrin Allyson, vocal; ‘Round Midnight – 2011

Gordon Jenkins: Goodbye, “In Memory of Benny”
Richard Stoltzman, clarinet; London Symphony Orchestra,
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
RCA 61790

Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
VI. »Der Abschied«
Kathleen Ferrier, mezzo soprano; New York Philharmonic, Bruno Walter, conductor
Mahler: Das Lied Von Der Erde – Kathleen Ferrier/ Julius Patzak/ Bruno Walter
The Mahler Broadcasts
New York Philharmonic Set

Anonymous: Blow the Wind Southerly (Northumbrian Folk Song)
Kathleen Ferrier, mezzo soprano
Kathleen Ferrier – Vol 8 Blow the Wind Southerly
London 433 475