Some of my Best Friends are Virtuosi

December 30, 2019, 7:00 pm

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Over the decades that Bill has conducted orchestras and hosted radio programs, he feels very fortunate to have worked with and become friends with many prominent musicians. In this program, Bill will feature some of these virtuosic musicians whom he has watched grow and has admired for many years. To highlight this warm spirit of musical friendships, Bill has chosen many works that composers have written for their best friends, who also happen to be virtuosi. Five hours of gorgeous rich tones and great melodies like Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto played by pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet featuring the Pacifica Quartet and their friend Anthony McGill, and Chopin’s Cello Sonata with pianist Garrick Ohlsson accompanying cellist Carter Brey.

Playlist

Episode 1

Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Partita #2 In D Minor, BWV 1004 –
2. Courante
3. Sarabande
4. Gigue
Hilary Hahn
Hilary Hahn Plays Bach
Sony Classical SK 62793
2:09, 4:44, 3:23

Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto
In C Minor For Oboe & Violin, BWV 1060R –
1.  Allegro
2. Adagio

Hilary Hahn, Allan Vogel; Jeffrey Kahane:
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Concertos
DG 474 199
4:31, 5:21

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Whispering
Hilary Hahn
In 27 pieces The Hilary Hahn Encores
DG 479 1725
2:48

Mark Anthony Turnage: Hilary’s Hoedown
Hilary Hahn, Cory Smythe
In 27 pieces The Hilary Hahn Encores
DG 479 1725
2:01

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Quintet
In A, K 581, “Stadler” – 2. Larghetto

Pacifica Quartet & Anthony McGill
Mozart and Brahms Clarinet Quintets
Cedille 147
6:08

Valerie Coleman: Portraits Of Langston – Silver Rain
McGill / McHale Trio
Portraits: Works for Flute, Clarinet & Piano
Cedille 172
4:48

Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Quintet In B Minor, Op. 115 – Allegro
Pacifica Quartet & Anthony McGill
Mozart and Brahms Clarinet Quintets
Cedille 147
13:01

Episode 2

Max Bruch: Violin Concerto #1 In G Minor, Op. 26 – 3. Finale: Allegro Energico
Joshua Bell; Neville Marriner: Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields
Violin Concertos
Decca 421 145
7:37

Fritz Kreisler: Caprice Viennois, Op. 2
Joshua Bell & Paul Coker
Fritz Kreisler Liebesfreud
The Kreisler Album
Decca 444409
4:35, 3:46

Edouard Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21 – 2. Scherzando
Joshua Bell; Charles Dutoit: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Joshua Bell – Lalo – Saint-Saens
DG 475 6706
4:27

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 “Waldstein”:
II. Introduzione: Adagio molto
III. Rondo: Allegretto moderato
Richard Goode
Beethoven Sonatas: Opp. 53, 54, 57
Elektra nonesuch 79391
4:03, 9:34

Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo In B Minor, Op. 119/1
Richard Goode
Richard Goode plays Brahms
Nonesuch 7559791542
4:09

Frédéric Chopin: Mazurka #6 In A Minor, Op. 7/2, CT 56
Richard Goode
Chopin
Nonesuch 79452
1:47

Franz Schubert: Gretchen Am Spinnrade, D 118
Dawn Upshaw, Richard Goode
Goethe Lieder
Nonesuch 79317
3:34

Johannes Brahms: Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120, No. 1:
III. Allegretto grazioso
Richard Goode & Michael Tree
Johannes Brahms Viola Sonatas
Nonesuch 537509
4:39

Episode 3

Beethoven: Piano Concerto #5 In E Flat, Op. 73, “Emperor” –
2. Adagio Un Poco Mosso

3. Rondò
Leif Ove Andsnes: Mahler Chamber Orchestra
The Beethoven Journey
Sony 88843058862
10:29

Edvard Grieg: Lyric Pieces, Book 1, Op. 12 – Wedding Day At Troldhaugen
Leif Ove Andsnes, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Dmitri Kitayenko
Piano Concerto – 6 Lyric Pieces – Piano Concerto No. 2
Virgin Classics Digital 795195
6:36

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata In G Minor, BWV 1001,
III. Siciliana
1. Presto

Christian Tetzlaff
Bach, J.S.: Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo
Chandos CD98250
3:16, 3:17

Antonín Dvořák: Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, “Dumky”Op. 90, B. 166:
Lento maestoso – Allegro quasi doppio movimento
Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff & Lars Vogt
Dvořák: Piano Trios Nos. 3 and 4
Ondine ODE1316
4:04

Antonín Dvořák: Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, “Dumky”Op. 90, B. 166
1. Poco adagio – Vivace non troppo 

III. Andante – Vivace non troppo – Andante – Allegretto
Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff & Lars Vogt
Dvořák: Piano Trios Nos. 3 & 4
Ondine Ode 1316
6:57, 6:33

Episode 4

Robert Schumann & Franz Liszt: Frühlingsnacht (Spring Song)
Christopher O’Riley
O’Riley’s Liszt
Oxingale Records Ox 2020
2:41

Alexander Scriabin: Poème, Op. 32, No. 1
Prelude in B Major, Op. 11, No. 11
Christopher O’Riley
At the Break
From the Top CPI3294112
2:30, 1:41

John Adams: China Gates
Christopher O’Riley
China Gates/ Nightsong/ Hommage a Faure/ Sonata
Albany Records SRD 100383
4:48

Maurice Ravel: Miroirs – Alborada Del Gracioso
Christopher O’Riley
Christopher O’Riley Plays Ravel
Albany Troy 052
6:43

Maurice Ravel: Gaspard De La Nuit – Ondine
Christopher O’Riley
Christopher O’Riley Plays Ravel
Albany Troy 052
6:59

Albert Ginastera: Sonata for Violoncello and Piano, Op. 49:
III. Presto Moroso
Carter Brey & Christopher O’Riley
Le grand Tango: Music of Latin America
Helicon Records 1025
2:57

Albert Ginastera: Saudades do Brazil (12), Suite of Dances for Orchestra, Op. 67b:
Milonga en re, Tango for Violin (or cello) & Piano
Carter Brey & Christopher O’Riley
Le grand Tango: Music of Latin America
Helicon Records 1025
3:56

Frédéric Chopin: Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65: IV. Finale: Allegro
Garrick Ohlsson & Carter Brey
Chopin the Complete Works – Garrick Ohlsson
Hyperion 44351
5:59

Billy Joel arranged by Bill McGlaughlin: And So It Goes
Karrin Allyson, Carter Brey
Collage
Concord Jazz 4709
3:44

Episode 5

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concerto In D, Op. 35 –
1. Moderato Nobile
Gil Shaham; André Previn: London Symphony Orchestra
Barber – Korngold – Gil Shaham
DG 439 8862
9:03

Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14 – 1. Allegro
Gil Shaham; André Previn: London Symphony Orchestra
Barber – Korngold – Gil Shaham
DG 439 8862
10:13

Antonín Dvořák: Sonatina for Violin and Piano in G Major, Op. 100:
1. Larghetto 

III. Scherzo. Molto vivace
Gil Shaham & Orli Shaham
Gil  Shaham 3 Classic Albums
DG 479 2565
3:39, 2:57

Igor Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petrushka:
Danse Russe (Russian Dance)
Allegro Giusto
Yefim Bronfman
Mussorgsky: pictures at an Exhibition –
Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petrushka
Sony SK46481
2:30

Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 In D Major,
Op. 25 “Classical” (For two Pianos): I. Allegro
Martha Argerich & Yefim Bronfman
Martha Argerich & Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2002-2004
Warner Classics 4768712
4:11

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Suite No. 2 for 2 Pianos, Op. 17:
Symphonic Dances for 2 Pianos: IV. Tarantella
Yefim Bronfman & Emanuel Ax
Rachmaninoff: Symphonie Dances & Suites for 2 Pianos
Sony Classical Sk 61767
6:11

Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7 In B-flat Major, Op.83:
III. Precipitato 
Yefim Bronfman
Yefim Bronfman Plays Prokofiev Concertos and Sonatas
Sony 88883737242
3:18

Dmitri Shostakovich: Concerto No. 1 in C minor for Piano,
Trumpet and Orchestra, Op. 35: IV. Allegro con brio
Yefim Bronfman
Shostakovich: Concertos No. 1 & 2 – Piano Quartet
Sony Classical SK 60677
6:47

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Sonata for Violin and Piano in
B-flat Major, K. 454:
1. Andante

Yefim Bronfman & Isaac Stern
Mozart: Sonatas for Piano and Violin , K. 454, 296 & 526
Sony Classical 53972
7:52