Clash of the Titans

August 20, 2019, 7:00 pm

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Titans in Greek Mythology were great divine beings that descended from the Gods, hence someone who dominates his field. This week Exploring Music examines the lives and music-making of two such divine beings, Leopold Stokowski and Arturo Toscanini, who both captured the minds and hearts of us at a crucial part in our countries development.

Playlist

Episode 1

Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 84 (excerpt)
NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini
Overture “Egmont,” Op. 84
RCA 791631, Vol. 2; :59

Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 101 in D, The Clock, I & II
Philharmonic Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini
Symphony No. 7 / Symphony No. 101 “Clock/Die Uhr”
RCA Box set Vol. 64; 7:31, 7:49

Felix Mendelssohn: Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 21
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini
Symphony No. 7 / Symphony No. 101 “Clock/Die Uhr”
RCA 791631, Vol. 64; 4:13

Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 84
NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini
Overture “Egmont,” Op. 84
RCA 791631, Vol. 2; 7:45

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, “Symphony of a Thousand”, Part I (excerpt)
Philharmonic Orchestra/Stokowski; soloists
Symphony No 8
Music and Arts 1130; 1:45

J.S. Bach: Passacaglia & Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582
Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski
J.S. Bach: Passacaglia And Fugue In C Minor, BWV 582 – Arranged By Leopold Stokowski
EMI 57758; 9:01, 5:48

Episode 2

Richard Wagner: “Good Friday Spell” from Parsifal
NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini
Wagner: Parsifal – Good Friday Spell & Symphonic Synthesis Act III
Sony 88697916312; 10:40

Samuel Barber: Adagio For Strings, Op. 11
NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini
Adagio For Strings
Sony 88697916312-38; 7:17

Ferdinand Rudolph Von Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite3. On The Trail
NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini
Toscanini: The Complete RCA Collection Adagio For Strings
Sony 88697916312-38; 7:19, 00:54

Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem Mass Requiem, Kyrie, Dies Irae: Tuba Mirum, Dies Irae: Mors Stupebit
NBC Symphony Orchestra Robert Shaw Chorale/Arturo Toscanini; Herva Nelli, soprano; Feodra Barbieri, mezzo-soprano; Giuseppe Di Stefano, tenor; Cesare Siepi, bass
Arturo Toscanini Legacy, Vol. XI – Verdi: Requiem Mass; Te Deum / Cherubini: Requiem in C Minor
Sony 88697916312-63; 13:03

Wagner: Prelude, Act 1 from Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg
NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini
Sony 88697916312-48; 9: 02

Episode 3

Joseph Canteloube: “Passo Per Prat (Grande)” from Songs Of The Auvergne (excerpt)
American Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski; Anna Moffo, soprano
Songs Of The Auvergne / Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 / Vocalise
RCA 62600; :47

J.S. Bach (arr. Stokowski): Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Stokowski Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski
Bach-Stokowski II J.S.Bach – Leopold Stokowski Bach – Toccata and Fugue in D minor/ Fugue in C minor/ Fugue in G minor/ Adagio from Toccata and Fugue
EMI 65614; 9:35

Modest Mussorgsky: Monks Chanting In The Chudov Monastery from Boris Godunov, Act I, Scene 2
Stokowski Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski
Modest Mussorgsky: Scenes from Boris Godunov / Richard Wagner: Scenes from Parsifal
Cala 0535; 3:37

William Levi Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony, III. O Le’ MeShine!
American Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski
Negro Folk Symphony
DG 4776502; 8:36

Harold Farberman: Evolution Part I
Stokowski Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski
Bach-Stokowski II J.S.Bach – Leopold Stokowski Bach – Toccata and Fugue in D minor/ Fugue in C minor/ Fugue in G minor/ Adagio from Toccata and Fug
EMI 65614; 4:56

Joseph Canteloube: Songs Of The Auvergne – “Baïlèro”
American Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski; Anna Moffo, soprano
Songs Of The Auvergne / Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 / Vocalise
RCA 62600; 5:21

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski
Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis
EMI 66760; 16:22

Episode 4

Emile Waldteufel: Les Patineurs – Valse (The Skaters’ Waltz), Op. 183 (excerpt)
NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini
Nutcracker Suite / The Skaters Waltz / William Tell: Overture
RCA 791631 CD No. 85; 2:14 excerpt

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
I. Poco sostenuto – vivace (complete + excerpt)
II. Allegretto (excerpt)
III. Presto, assai meno presto (excerpt)
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
RCA 791631 CD No. 2; 11:07, 1:04, :32, :19

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
I. Poco sostenuto – vivace(complete + excerpt)
II. Allegretto (excerpt)
III. Presto, assai meno presto (excerpt)
Beethoven, Britten, Falla
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski
BBCL 4005-2; 11:12, 1:04, :32, :19

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachiana Brasileira No. 5Aria (Cantilena) & Danza (Martelo)
American Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski; Anna Moffo, soprano
Songs Of The Auvergne / Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 / Vocalise
RCA 62600; 11:39

Vincent Persichetti: March from Divertimento for Band
Stokowski Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski
Complete Piano Sonatas
RCA 65614; 2:06

Ildebrando Pizzetti: Prelude from La Pisanelle Suite
Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala Di Milano/Arturo Toscanini
Toscanini Collection
RCA 791631 CD No. 71; 3:30

Ottorino Respighi: The Pines Of Rome, I. Pines Of The Villa Borghese
NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini
Pines Of Rome / Fountains Of Rome
RCA 791631 CD No. 32; 2:34

J.S. Bach: Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068 (excerpt)
NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini
Toscanini Collection
RCA 62605; 1:50

Episode 5

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2 In C Minor, “Resurrection”
I. Allegro moderato (excerpt)
V. Langsam, Misterioso, Etwas Bewegter
London Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski; Margaret Price, soprano; Brigitte Fassbaender, mezzo-soprano
Stokowski Stereo Collection
RCA 62606; 1:53,15:24

Ludwig van Beethoven: Kyrie from Missa Solemnis In D, Op. 123
NBC Symphony Orchestra & Robert Shaw Chorale (R. Shaw, dir.)/Arturo Toscanini
Arturo Toscanini – The Complete RCA Collection
RCA 791631; 10:12

Georges Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 1 (excerpt)
NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini
Immortal Toscanini Vol. 9 – French Orchestral Music
RCA 66924; :54

Gioachino Rossini: Guillaume Tell Overture
NBC Symphony Orchestra/Toscanini
Rossini Overtures
RCA 791631, CD No. 47; 12:00

Ottorino Respighi: Roman Festivals: IV. The Epiphany Festival
NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini
The Chopin Collection: The Nocturnes
RCA 791631, CD No. 32; 4:54

Giuseppe Verdi: “Va, Pensiero, Sull’ali Dorate” from Nabucco
NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini
Arturo Toscanini – The Complete RCA Collection – La Traviata
RCA 791631, CD No. 68; 5:02