Outward Bound

March 30, 2020, 7:00 pm

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Afoot and lighthearted Bill takes to the open road with the world before him. In the steps of Walt Whitman, he explores the relationship of man to nature as expressed in music. Works include Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, Strauss’ Alpine Symphony, and Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras. Join us on this musical path.


Episode 1

Liszt: Années de Pèlerinage, 1st year (excerpt)
Hough, p.
Hyp 67424

Vaughan Williams: “The Vagabond” from Songs of Travel
Terfel, bs. bar.; Martineau, p.
DG 445946
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 1, A Sea Symphony, I
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Spano
Telarc 80588
Hovhaness: Symphony No. 2, Mysterious Mountain, Op. 132
American Composer’s Orchestra/Davies
Nimbus 2512
Grieg: Mountaineer’s Tune
English Chamber Orch/Langford; Petri, rec.
Mozart: Cosi fan Tutti, Act I finale
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Solti; von Otter, ms.; Scarabelli, s.; Fleming, s.;
Bär, bar.; Lopardo, ten.; Pertusi, bar.

Episode 2

Villa-Lobos: Vocalise fr. Forest of the Amazon (excerpt)
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra/Heller; Fleming, s.
Delos 1037

Strauss: Alpine Symphony, Op. 64
Vienna Phil/Previn
Telarc 80211
22:10, 26:10
Villa-Lobos: Bachiana Brasileira No. 2, The Little Train of the BrazilianCountryman
Simon Bolivar SO of Venezuela/Mata
Dorian 90179

Episode 3

Ives: Concord Sonata (excerpts)
Denk, p.
Live from the 2008 Gilmore Festival
:32, :25

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Pastoral, Op. 68, I
Vienna Phil/Abbado
DG 419779
13:23, 2:24
Ireland: “Sea Fever”
Terfel, bs. bar.; Martineau, p.
DG B0004216
Berlioz: Le Corsaire, Op. 21 (after The Red Rover of J.F. Cooper)
Phil 456149
Sibelius: The Ocenides, Op. 73
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Rattle
EMI 47515
Vaughan Williams: Hebrides fr. Costal Command
Philharmonia Orch/Alwyn
Silva 1011
Keel: Trade Winds
Terfel, bs. bar.; Martineau, p.
DG B0004216
Vaughan Williams: Sea Songs
Northern Sinfonia/Hickox
EMI 49770
arr. Pine, Fraser
Medley of Scots Tunes
Pine, Fraser, vlns.
Cedille 90000053

Episode 4

Wagner: : Pilgrims’ Chorus; “Beglückt darf nun dich”
Wiener Staatsopernchor, Braun,t. Dernesch, ms.
Vienna Phil/Solti
Decca 289466 075-2

Bizet: Carmen; Ecoute, Ecoute, Compagnon, Ecoute
Orchestre Du Theatre National De L’Opera/Prêtre; Callas, s.; Gedda, t.
EMI 56281
Berlioz: Harold en Italie, op.16, 3. Sérénade
London Symphony Orchestra/ Davis; Imai, vla.
Phillips 456-143
Morricone: Marco Polo; Main Theme
Roma Sinfonietta/ Morricone; Yo-Yo Ma, c.
Sony 93456
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde: VI. Der Abschied
New Philharmonia Orchestra/ Klemperer; Ludwig, s.
EMI 74523
29:25, 1:08 {excerpt}

Episode 5

Smetana: Vltava (The Moldau)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Kubelìk
Supraphon 1997

Cohen/Smetana: Israel Nation Anthem; Hatikvah (excerpt)Anthems of all Nations
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Label/ Archvie: Folkways Records (1956}
Villa-Lobos: Sails; Forest of the Amazon
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra/Heller; Fleming, v s.
Delos 1037
Villa-Lobos: On the way to the Hunt Forest of the Amazon: (excerpt)
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra/Heller; Fleming, s.;
Delos 1037
Ferde Grofe: The Grand Canyon Suite
I. Sunrise
II. Painted Desert
III. On the Trail
IV. Sunset
V. Cloudburst
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy; Carroll, vln; Smith, celesta
Sony SBK 62402