Pacific Overtures, Part 2

January 22, 2019, 7:00 pm

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Oo-ee baby – won’t ya let me take you on a sea cruise… for a trip around the Pacific Rim! We’ve borrowed the title from Stephen Sondheim’s 1976 musical, and you’ll hear a selection from that when our tour reaches Asia. But first we start where we left off last week, in Chile and Columbia, then we head up into Mexico where we’ll hear Silvestre Revueltas and Carlos Chávez, before motoring to the Pacific Northwest and Canada, where we’ll hear music written by Glenn Gould’s piano teacher! Then everybody back on the boat for a long, long sail all the way down to the Philippines, to Java, to China, Korea, and Japan, and finally, because after a trip like this we could use a break, we land in the Hawai’ian Islands.


Episode 1

Jimmy López: Perú Negro
Miguel Harth-Bedoya: Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Jimmy López: Perú Negro – Synesthesie – Lost of the Air – America Salvaje
Harmonia Mundi; 17:08

Gentil Montaña: Suite Colombiana No. 2 – 3. Bambuco
José Antonio Escobar
Guitar Music Of Colombia
Naxos 8.573059; 2:47

Revueltas Silvestre: Sensemaya
Leonard Bernstein: New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Copland: El Salon Mexico – Gofe: Grand Canyon Suite
Sony Classical SMK 47544; 5:59

Carlos Chávez: Symphony No. 2 ‘Sinfonia India’
Orquestra Filarmonica De La Cuidad De Mexico; Enrique Batiz
Three Symphonies
ASV CD DCA 1058; 11:48

Manuel Ponce: “Estrellita”
Joshua Bell; Michael Stern: Orchestra Of St. Luke’s
Voice Of The Violin
Sony SK 97779 -2; 3:17

Jose Pablo Moncayo Garcia: Huapango
Orquestra Sinfonica de Xalapa
Moncayo: Huapango – Revueltas: Ocho X Radio & Sensamaya – Galindo: Sones de Mariachi – Halffter: Don Lindo de Aleria – Chávez: Sinfonia India
O.M. Records; 8:01

Gentil Montaña: Suite Colombiana No. 2 – 4. El Porro
José Antonio Escobar
Guitar Music Of Colombia
Naxos 8.573059; 1:17

Episode 2

Jean Coulthard: The Bird of Dawning Singeth All Night Long
Campbell Trowsdale, violin, Mario Bernardi: CBC Vancouver Orchestra
Ovation, Vol. 1 Disc 2
CBC Records PSCD 2026; 5:28

Jean Coulthard: Variations on BACH
John Ogdon
Ovation, Vol. 1 Disc 2
CBC Records PSCD 2026; 8:01

Stephen Chatman: “In flanders fields”
Jon Washburn: Vancouver Chamber Choir
Due West Music of la musique de Stephen Chatman
CBC Records MVCD 1132; 2:29

Chan Ka Nin: The Charmer
Lawrence Cherney, Chamber Ensemble, Gary Kulesha
The Charmer
Centrediscs CMC CD 5395; 12:56

Alberto Guerrero: Chants oubliés & danse: Danse
Joan Harrison, cello & Elaine Keillor, piano
Coulthard – Weinzweig – Guerrero – Arher
When Music Sounds
Naxos 9.70126; 6:32

Jean Coulthard: Introduction and 3 Folksongs
I. Lullaby on a Snowy Night
II. Mam’zelle Quebecoise
II. Contented House
IV. Billowing Fields of Golden Wheat
Jean Coulthard, Jaques Hetu, Harry Freedman, Murray Adaskin, John Weinzweig
Ovation, Vol. 1 Disc 2
CBC Records PSCD 2026; 3:01, 2:22, 3:15, 2:50

Stephen Chatman: Elizabethan summerI. Cuckoo
Jon Washburn: Vancouver Chamber Choir
Due West Music of la musique de Stephen Chatman
CBC Records MVCD 1132; 1:51

Episode 3

Ludwig van Beethoven: Three Marches for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 45
I. Allegro Ma Non Troppo
II. Vivace
III. Vivace
Mieczysław Horszowski & Cecile Licad
Marlboro Music Festival – 50th Anniversary Album
Bridge 9108; 4:42, 4:41, 4:49

Nilo Alcala: – Kaisa-Isa Niyan – Suk Suk Fegesuk – Bagong Umaga
The Philippine Madrigal Singers & Mark Anthony Carpio
Onomatopoeia: The Choral Works of Nilo Alcala
Nilo Acala; 2:46, 3:04, 5:51

Maurice Ravel: – Sonatine, II. Mouvement de Menuet – Le Tombeau de Couperin, IV. Rigaudon
Cecile Licad
Ravel Piano Works: Le Tombeau de Couperin – Gaspard de la nuit – Sonatine
Naxos 5.550254; 4:14, 3:30

Sekaa Joged Bumbung Padma Santi & Sekaa Gamelan Selonding Sudamala: Gegilak / Gilak Suwud
Ketjak Dance
Sekaa Joged Bumbung Padma Santi & Sekaa Gamelan Selonding Sudamala
The Bali Sessions – Living Art, Sounding Spirit
Rykodisc  RCD 10449; 2:51, 2:28, 4:19

Colin McPhee: Tabuh-Tabuhan, Toccata For Orchestra & 2 Pianos2. Nocturne
Peter Basquin, Christopher Oldfather; Dennis Russell Davies: American Composers Orchestra
Tabuh- Tabuhan/ Inner Voices/ Suite For Symphonic Strings
Argo 444 560; 6:13

Episode 4

Chen Yi: Romance Of Hsiao & Ch’In
Edna Michell; Ulf Hoelscher: Karlsruhe Ensemble
Angel 57179; 3:59

Tan Dun: Concerto For Orchestra: 4. The Forbidden City
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Tan Dun Concerto for Orchestra
Naxos 8.570608; 6:52

Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 In C, Op. 26
I. Andante -Allegro
Lang Lang; Simon Rattle: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Lang Lang – Berliner Philharmoniker – Sir Simon Rattle – Piano Concertos – Prokofiev 3 – Bartok 2
Sony 88883732252; 9:47

Frédéric Chopin: Mazurka No. 4 in E Flat Minor, Op. 6/4
Yundi Li
Yundi Li Chopin: Ballades, Berceuse, Mazurkas
DG 4812443; 5:00

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 – Choral
II. Scherzo – Molto vivace – Presto
Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung Whun Chung
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op 125 ‘Choral’
DG 481 0591; 12:39

Isang Yun: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra II
Matt Heimovitz, DRD, Bruckner Orchestra Linz
Yun: Sunrise Falling
Pentatone 5186 693; 8:09

Frédéric Chopin: Berceuse in D Flat, Op. 57
Yundi Li
Yundi Li Chopin: Ballades, Berceuse, Mazurkas
DG 4812443; 4:32

Episode 5

Stephen Sondheim: “Someone in a Tree”
James Dybas, Mako, Gedde Watanabe & Mark Hsu Syers
Pacific Overtures (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
RCA Red Seal RCD1 4407; 7:21

Jean- Pascal Beintus: I. “Akai kutsu” (Red Shoes); II. “Chin chin chidori”; III. “Aoime no ningyo” (Blue-eyed Doll)
Diana Damrau; Soprano, Montreal Symphony Orchestra; Kent Nagano
Japanese Children Songs
Analekta 29131; 2:28, 3:25, 1:27

Toru Takemitsu: Requiem Pour Orchestre À Cordes
Seiji Ozawa & Saito Kinen Orchestra
Seiji Ozawa Anniversary
Decca 478 2358; 7:44

Toru Takemitsu: Ran: Movement I – Missa’s Theme, Tray of Waves – Nami No Bon (Tray of Waves):
II. Misa’s Theme
III. Misa and Kosaku
Sapporo Symphony Orchestra & Tadaaki Otaka
Takemitsu – Hosokawa – Otaka
Chandos 9876; 1:50, 1:50, 2:59, 2:23

Traditional: “Mele o Lanakilakekiahiali’i”
George Naope
Na Mele o ka Wa Kahiko
Chants of Hawaii
MDL Records MDL 6430; 1:03

Lorenzo Lyons: “Hawai’i Aloha”
Ray Kane
A Rediscovery of Hawaiian Vocal Music
Rose Ensemble 8; 2:41

Byron Yasui: Dances We Dance
Todd Yukumoto, Hyekyung Lee
Blue – New Music From Hawaii
Equilibrium 64; 7:27

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, Scherzo
Byron Yasui
River Bank Lane Music 001; 2:18

Allen Trubit: Cello Duet From In Manoa Valley
Allen Trubitt
Collected Works, 1
From the private collection of the artist. 2007; 1:59

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole: “White Sandy Beach Hawaii”
Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Facing Future
BigBoy Records BBCD 5901; 2:37

Traditional, arranged by Johnny Noble: “Wahine U’i; – Oli Komo” (Chant)
Randy Lorenzo; guitar, bass, vocals, Milt Holland; drums, vibraphone, Leland Isaacs; vocals
Gabby Pahinui The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band, Vol. 1
Omagatoki OMCX 1173; 3:18, 0:45

Dennis Kamakahi: Wahine ‘Ilikea
Dennis Kamakahi
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar: Masters Collection Volume 2
Dancing Cat Records 08022 38046-2; 4:31