Ports of Call, Part II

July 31, 2019, 7:00 pm

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This week Exploring Music continues traveling with composers around the world. Listen to them express the sounds of their native land and paint musical pictures of their travels. We will hear music of homesick George Gershwin in Paris, Charles Ives floating down the Housatonic River in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, and Ella Fitzgerald and her friends on the “A” train in New York City.


Episode 1

Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Cappriccio Italien
Minnesota Symphony/Eiji Oue
Ports of Call RR-80CD; 15:53

Ernesto De Curtis: “Torna a Surriento” (Come Back to Sorrento)
Mario Lanza
RCA 6218; 3:09

Hector Berlioz: Harold en Italie, Op. 16
III. Allegro Assai (Serenade of an Abruzzi Mountain-Dweller to His Mistress)

David Aaron Carpenter, viola
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra/Vladimir Ashkenazy
Ondine 11882; 6:42

Renato Rascel: “Arrivederci Roma”
Mario Lanza
RCA 707409; 2:46

George Enescu: Rumänische Rhapsodie, Op. 11 Nr. 2, D-Dur
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Chandos 9633; 14:15

Raul Ferrão: “Coimbra” (April in Portugal)
Amália Rodrigues, vocal; 2:37

Raul Portela: “Lisboa Antiga” (Old Lisbon)
Amália Rodrigues, vocal; 2:45

Episode 2

Jean Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26
Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy
CBS 39447; 8:27

Alexander Borodin: In The Steppes Of Central Asia
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra/Valery Gergiev
Philips 470-840-2; 7:54

Mily Balakirev: Islamey, Fantaisieorientale
Yefim Bronfman
Sony 60689; 8:43

Ralph Maria Siegel: “Ich Hab’ Noch Einen Koffer In Berlin”
Marlene Dietrich, vocal; 3:06

Rudolf Sieczynski: “Wien, du Stadtmeiner Träume”
Plácido Domingo
English Chamber Orchestra/Julius Rudel
EMI 47398; 4:56

Johann Strauss II: G’schichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op. 325 (Tales from the Vienna Woods)
Daniel B
arenboim & CSO
Erato 459982; 13:26

Johann Strauss II: On The Beautiful Blue Danube, Op. 314
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
EMI 68860; 6:56

Episode 3

George Gershwin: An American In Paris
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/James Levine
DG 431 625-2; 17:33

Charles Ives: Three Places in New England- III. The Housatonic at Stockbridge
Gilbert Kalish & Jan De Gaetani
Electra Nonesuch 971325-2; 3:51

Charles Ives: Three Places in New England – III. The Housatonic At Stockbridge
Cleveland Orchestra/Christoph Von Dohnanyi
London 443776; 4:05

Dave Brubeck: “Autumn In Washington Square”
Jazz Impressions of New York; 5:30

Earle Hagen and Dick Rogers: “Harlem Nocturne”
Ray Noble & His Orchestra; 3:01

Billy Strayhorn: “Take the “A” Train”
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra; 6:43

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras
II. The Little Train of the Caipira

London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Eugene Goossens
Everest 3041; 4:36

Herman Parker, Jr. & Sam C. Phillips: “Mystery Train”
Elvis Presley; 2:29

Episode 4

Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 In E-flat, Op. 97, “Rhenish” 4. Feierlich
Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell
MH2K 62349; 5:46

Bedřich Smetana: Má Vlast
2. Vltava (Moldau)

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Rafael Kubelík
Supraphon 1910-2 031; 11:43

Jan Iovanici: Danube Waves Waltz
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra/Miklós Rózsa
EMI 6886223; 6:27

Ferde Grofé: Mississippi Suite
I. Father of the Waters

New York Philharmonic/André Kostelanetz
CBS 37759; 3:02

Randy Newman: “Louisiana 1927”

Louis Alter: “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?”
Louis Armstrong; 3:01

Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey: “Rainy Night In Georgia”
Brook Benton; 3:50

Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey: “Sweet Georgia Brown”
Brother Bones & His Shadows; 2:52

Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer: “Georgia On My Mind”
Ray Charles; 3:38

John Blackburn & Karl Suessdorf: “Moonlight In Vermont”
Mel Tormé; 3:02

Fred Fisher: “Chicago”
Benny Goodman, clarinet
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Erich Leinsdorf
CSO 100; 2:39

Episode 5

George Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad Rhapsody
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner
London 421391-2; 10:26

Manning Sherwin, Eric Maschwitz: “A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square”
Vera Lynn; 3:18

Samuel Barber: Dover Beach for Voice and String Quartet, Op. 3
Samuel Barber & Curtis String Quartet; 7:48

Walter Kent, Nat Burton: “The White Cliffs of Dover”
Vera Lynn; 3:17

Béla Bartók: Easy Pieces For Piano, SZ 39
Evening In The Village

Bart Schneemann oboe; Jan Rokyta, cimbalom
Channel Crossing 1859; 3:29

Béla Bartók: Hungarian Sketches, SZ 97 – Slightly Tipsy
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Fritz Reiner
RCA 61504-2; 2:19

Béla Bartók: Hungarian Sketches, SZ 97 – Swineherd’s Dance
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Fritz Reiner
RCA 61504-2; 1:58

W. C. Handy: “St. Louis Blue”
Katharine Handy Lewis; 3:08

Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller: “Kansas City”
Wilbert Harrison; 2:22

Big Joe Turner, Pete Johnson: “Piney Brown Blues”
Big Joe Turner & Jay McShann; 5:24

Tobias Picker: Old & Lost Rivers
London Symphony Orchestra/John Williams
Sony SK 62729; 4:44

Alexander Hume, Robert Burns: “Flow Gently, Sweet Afton”
Garrison Keillor; 2:22