Game of Pairs, Part I

November 11, 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.


Episode 1

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

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 and John Holloway, violins
Concerto for 4 violins, cello, strings & continuo in
B minor (“L’estro armonico” No. 10) Op.
3/10, RV 580
OIS 433053

Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor for 2 violins, RV 522, Op. 3 No. 8, III.
English Concert/Pinnock; Standage and Wilcock, violins
Vivaldi: Violin Concertos / Pinnock, Standage
Archiv 447284

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

Bach: Italian Concerto, BWV 971
Cyprien Katsaris, piano
Bach’s Italian Journey / Cyprien Katsaris
Sony 66272

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major,
BWV 1047 (rehearsal + complete performance) 
Marlboro Festival Orchestra/Pablo Casals
Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos
DHM 515305

Episode 2

Haydn: Symphony No. 86 in D, H 1/86, I. IV. (excerpt)
Haydn: Paris Symphonies II / Bruno Weil, Tafelmusik
Sony 66296

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 21, I. IV. (excerpt)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Herbert Von Karajan
Karajan Collection – Beethoven: 9 Symphonien
DG 429089

Haydn: String Quartet No. 25 in C, Op. 20/2, H 3/32, I.
Lindsay String Quartet
Concerto For Clarinet and Orchestra in A, K.622 / Concerto For Flute,
Harp And Orchestra In C, K.299
ASV 622

Beethoven: String Quartet in F, Op. 59/1, Razumovsky, I.
Emerson String Quartet
The String Quartets
DG 447075

Haydn: Symphony No. 45 in F-Sharp Minor, H 1/45, Farewell, I.
Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra/Fischer
Great Haydn Symphonies – No 6, 45, 48
London 478221

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67, I.
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Carlos Kleiber
Beethoven: Symphonies No 5 & 7 / Kleiber, Vienna Philharmonic
DG 447400

Episode 3

Haydn: Symphony No. 88, I. II. III. IV.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Fritz Reiner
Fritz Reiner Collection – Haydn: Symphonies 88 & 95, 101
RCA 60729

Haydn: String Quartet No. 27 in D, Op. 20 No. 4, II. (excerpt)
Angeles String Quartet
Haydn: The Complete String Quartets
Philips 464650

Haydn: Symphony No. 22 in E flat, The Philosopher, I. (excerpt)
Lausanne Chamber Orchestra/Jesús López-Cobos
Symphonies 94,22 & 45
Denon 75660

Episode 4

Robert Schumann: F. A. E. Sonata, Intermezzo
Ilya Kaler, violin; Boris Slutsky. piano
Schumann: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2
Naxos 8.550870

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

Schumann:Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola &
Cello in E-flat Major, Op. 47, III. 

Juilliard Quartet; Glenn Gould, piano
Glenn Gould Edition – Schumann: Quartet; Brahms: Quintet
Sony 52684

Brahms: Trio In B Major, Op. 8, I. 
Artur Rubinstein, piano; Jascha Heifetz, violin; Emanuel Feuermann, violoncello
The Heifetz Collection Vol 32 – Brahms, Dohnanyi, Strauss
RCA 61763

Schumann: Concerto in A minor for Piano
and Orchestra, Op. 54- I. Allegro Affettuoso

Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell; Leon Fleisher, piano
Grieg, Schumann: Piano Concertos
Sony 92751

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15, I. (excerpt)
Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell; Rudolf Serkin, piano
Brahms: Piano Concerto No 1; Strauss: Burleske
CBS 37803

Schumann:  Davidsbundler Dances
Opus 6- II. Innig (excerpt)

Joseph Kalichstein, piano
Robert Schumann: Davidsbundler Dances Dances, Op. 6: I. Lebhaft
Koch 7732

Episode 5

Schumann: Arabeske, Op. 18
Evgeny Kissin, piano
Schumann: Piano Concerto; Arabeske / Schubert / Liszt / Grieg
Sony 52567

Schumann: Dichterliebe; “Im Wundershonen Monat Mai,”
“Aus Meinen Tranen Spriessen”
Bo Skovhus, baritone; Helmut Deutsch, piano
The Heart Of The Poet / Bo Skovhus, Helmut Deutsch
Sony 62372

Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major,
Op. 97, Rhenish I. Lebhaft IV. Feierlich

Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell
Heritage Schumann: The Four Symphonies
Sony 62349

Brahms: Symphony No.3 in F, Op. 90, I. IV.
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Claudio Abbado
Brahms: Symphony No 3
DG 429765

Brahms:“Unbewegte Laue Luft”, Op. 57/8
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, mezzo soprano.; Peter Serkin, piano
Recital: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson at Ravinia
HM 907500