Game of Pairs, Part I

August 14, 2019, 7:00 pm

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Haydn and Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms, Copland and Bernstein — these are just a few of the legendary artistic partnerships that have changed the course of musical history.  Bill explores the ways in which composers learn from the musicians who came before them. We’ll hear music from Vivaldi and how he influenced a young J.S. Bach, including in the Brandenburg Concerti. The first part of the Game of Pairs ends with Bill pointing out the influences of Schumann in Brahms’s third symphony.

Playlist

Episode 1

Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concerto No. 10, L’amoroso, in E Major, RV 271, I & II
The English Concert/Andrew Manze, Manze; Manze, violin
HM 907332 ; 7:34

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto In B Minor For 4 Violins & Cello, Op. 3/10, RV 580, L’Estro Armonico
Academy Of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood; Monica Huggett, Catherine Mackintosh, Elizabeth Wilcock & John Holloway, violins
OIS 433053 ; 9:00

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor for 2 violins, RV 522, Op. 3 No. 8, III
English Concert/Pinnock; Standage & Wilcock, violins
Archiv 447284 ; :38, 3:17

Johann Sebastian Bach: Organ Concerto In A Minor, BWV 593
(After Vivaldi’s Concerto Op. 3 No. 8), III (excerpt)
Karl Richter, organ
DG 469616; 1:05

Johann Sebastian Bach: Italian Concerto, BWV 971
Cyprien Katsaris, piano
Sony 66272 ; 12:25

Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047
(rehearsal + complete performance)
Marlboro Festival Orchestra/Pablo Casals
DHM 515305; 2:26, 11:36

Episode 2

Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 86 In D, H 1/86, I, IV (excerpt)
Tafelmusic/Weil
Sony 66296; 7:58, :30

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 In C, Op. 21, I, IV (excerpt)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Herbert Von Karajan
DG 429089; 9:28, :30

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet No. 25 In C, Op. 20/2, H 3/32, I
Lindsay String Quartet
ASV 622; 3:21

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet In F, Op. 59/1, Razumovsky, I
Emerson String Quartet
DG 447075; 10:14

Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 45 In F Sharp Minor, H 1/45, Farewell, I
Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra/Fischer
London 478221; 6:58

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 In C Minor, Op. 67, I
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Carlos Kleiber
DG 447400; 7:20

Episode 3

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet No. 27 in D, Op. 20 No. 4, II (excerpt)
Angeles String Quartet
Philips 464650; 1:08

Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 88, I, II (excerpt), III (excerpts), IV
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Fritz Reiner
RCA 60729; :23, :35, 1:10, :26, 1:16, 3:27,

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 In A, Op. 92, I, II, III, IV
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Carlos Kleiber
DG 447400 ; 13:33, 8:08, 8:13, :11, 8:36

Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 22 in E flat, The Philosopher, I (excerpt)
Lausanne Chamber Orchestra/Jesús López-Cobos
Denon 75660; :25

Episode 4

Robert Schumann: F. A. E. Sonata, Intermezzo
Ilya Kaler, violin; Boris Slutsky. piano
Naxos 8.550870; 2:52

Johannes Brahms: F. A. E. Sonata, Op. 5, Scherzo
Pinchas Zukerman, violin; Daniel Barenboim, piano
DG 453121; 5:34

Robert Schumann: Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola & Cello in E-flat Major, Op. 47, III
Juilliard Quartet; Glenn Gould, piano
Sony 52684, 7:58

Johannes Brahms: Trio In B Major, Op. 8, I
Artur Rubinstein, piano; Jascha Heifetz, violin; Emanuel Feuermann, violoncello
RCA 61763; 8:57

Robert Schumann: Concerto in A minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 54, I. Allegro Affettuoso
Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell; Leon Fleisher, piano
Sony 92751; 14:53

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 In D Minor, Op. 15, I (excerpt)
Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell; Rudolf Serkin, piano
CBS 37803; 6:31

Robert Schumann: Davidsbundler Dances, Opus 6, II. Innig (excerpt)
Joseph Kalichstein, piano
Koch 7732; 1:29

Episode 5

Robert Schumann: Arabeske, Op. 18
Evgeny Kissin, piano
Sony 52567; 6:10

Robert Schumann: “Im Wundershonen Monat Mai” & “Aus Meinen Tranen Spriessen” from Dichterliebe
Bo Skovhus, baritone; Helmut Deutsch, piano
Sony 62372; 2:25

Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97, Rhenish
I. Lebhaft; IV. Feierlich
Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell
Sony 62349; 14:59

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3 In F, Op. 90, I & IV
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Claudio Abbado
DG 429765; 22:36

Johannes Brahms: “Unbewegte Laue Luft”, Op. 57/8
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, mezzo-soprano; Peter Serkin, piano
HM 907500; 4:05