Stormy Weather

May 4, 2020, 7:00 pm

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We don’t know why there’s no sun up in the sky, but we do know that this week of exploring stormy music will delight us all. We’ll see double rainbows with Antonio Carlos Jobim, hear Debussy’s “Footsteps in the Snow” and “Gardens in the Rain,” and listen to settings of Shakespeare’s “Tempest”, also we’ll hear Frank Bridge, Benjamin Britten, Richard Wagner, and Percy Grainger each at sea. We’ll take a mule ride into the Grand Canyon with Ferde Grofé and hear about the weather from Handel, Beethoven, Hovhaness, and Harold Arlen. Antonio Vivaldi will show us all the seasons, and we’ll ride a storm with Jim Morrison and The Doors.

Playlist

Episode 1

Ted Koehler: “Stormy Weather”
Lena Horne
Stormy Weather
RCA LPM 1375
3:21

Richard Wagner: Der Fliegende Holländer
Ouvertüre

Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Georg Solti
Wagner: Overtures, Prelude & Liebestod
London 411 951
11:05

Georg Friedrich Handel: Rinaldo
Act 1: Furie Terribili

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra/René Jacobs
Vivica Genaux, Miah Persson
Handel: Rinaldo
Harmonia mundi 901796
2:24

George Frideric Handel: Augelletto
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra/René Jacobs
Vivica Genaux, Miah Persson
Handel: Rinaldo
Harmonia mundi 901796
6:11

Frank Bridge: “Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind”
Stanley Wilson, Malcolm Halliday
Art Songs of the British Romantics
MSR 1377
2:18

Arthur Wilson/Colt Young: “Blow Blow
Thou Winter Wind” (As You Like It)

Cleo Laine
Wordsongs
Verve 7748306
2:11

Alan Hovhaness: Storm on Mount Wildcat
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Gerard Schwarz
Hovhaness: Mysterious Mountains
Telarc 80604
3:38

Traditional: “I Been in de Storm So Long”
Marian Anderson
He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands – Spirituals
RCA Victor 61960
3:10

Traditional: “Oh, Didn’t It Rain”
Marian Anderson
He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands – Spirituals
RCA Victor 61960
1:33

Ferde Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite
V. “Cloudburst”

Utah Symphony Orchestra/Maurice Abravanel
Great American Landscapes
EMI 64307
8:54

Aaron Walker: “Stormy Monday”
GRP All-Star Big Band & B.B. King
All Blues
GRP GRD-9800
5:18

Episode 2

Traditional: “Sweet Prospect, On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand”
Anonymous 4
American Angels – Songs Of Hope, Redemption & Glory
Harmonia mundi 907326
3:08

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 39 in G, H 1/39, “The Fist”
1. Allegro Assai
2. Andante
3. Menuetto
4. Finale: Allegro Di Molto
The English Concert/Trevor Pinnock
Haydn: Symphonien Nr 35 – 38 – 39 – 59 The English Concert
Archiv 427 661
17:50

Hector Berlioz: Les Troyens
Chasse royale et orage (excerpt)
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Pierre Boulez
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique – Les Nuits D’Été – Lelio
Sony 64103
8:42

Virgil Thompson: The River Suite
“Soil Erosion And Floods”
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra/Neville Marriner
Great American Landscapes
EMI 64307
5:28

Claude Debussy: La Mer
Dialogue du vent et de la mer
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Charles Münch
The Sea
JVC JMCXR-0003
7:54

Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke: “Here’s That Rainy Day”
Sammy Davis Jr. Laurindo Almeida
Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings Laurindo Almeida Plays
Reprise Records ‎– 6236
2:19

Jimmy Heusen & Johnny Burke: “Here’s That Rainy Day”
Kenny Burrell Soul Call
Kenny Burrell
Concord PR 7315
4:14

Episode 3

Harold Arlen/Ted Koehler: “Ill Wind”
Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan  After Hours
Roulette Jazz 8 55468
3:13

Arrigo Boito/Giuseppe Verdi: Otello
Act 1: Una Vela!
Act 1: Esultate!
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Riccardo Muti
Carlo Guelfi, Aleksandrs Antonenko
Verdi Otello
CSO Resound 901 1301
6:54

Giachino Rossini: Barber of Seville
Interlude – Temporale – Thunderstorm
Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan/Riccardo Chailly
Rossini: Il barbiere Di Siviglia Horne – Ramey – Nucci
CBS 37862
3:03

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Der Sturm
Bruckner Orchestra/Casper Richter
Korngold: Der Strum/Cello Concerto
ASV 1146
5:19

Zedenek Fibiich: Sturm, Op.46
Bamberger Symphony/Martin Turnovsky
Z Fibich – Toman und die Walfee – Sturm
Preciosa Pre 66002 AUL
10:07

Gillian Whitehead: The Storm
Gillian Whitehead, piano
IPU
Rattle Records
RAT D007
11:42

Claude Debussy: Rêverie (Daydream)
Frederic Chiu, piano
Distant Voices: Piano Music by Claude Debussy & Gao Ping
Yamaha Entertainment Group
3:56

Antônio Carlos Jobim/Gene Lees: “Double Rainbow”
Karrin Allyson
Karrin Allyson Imagina: Songs Of Brazil
Concord 30428
5:33

Episode 4

Percy Grainger: Sea Chanty Settings, “Stormy”
David Wilson-Johnson; Stephen Layton: Polyphony
At Twilight
Hyperion 66793
1:32

Claude Debussy: Préludes, No. 1
VI. Des Pas Sur la Neige
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Georg Solti
Georges Pludermacher Claude Debussy
Transart Live 128
3:50

Claude Debussy: Jardins sous la pluie (Gardens in the rain)
Frederic Chiu, piano 
3:11

Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concerto In E, Op. 8/1, RV 269
“The Four Seasons (Spring)” –
1. Allegro
2. Largo
3. Danza Pastorale
The English Concert/Trevor Pinnock
Simon Standage, violin
Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni (Die Jahreszeiten)
Arkiv 400 045
9:45

Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concerto In G Minor, Op. 8/2, RV 315
“The Four Seasons (Summer)”
1. Allegro Non Molto
2. Adagio
3. Presto
The English Concert/Trevor Pinnock
Simon Standage, violin
Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni (Die Jahreszeiten)
Arkiv 400 045
9:52

Antonio Vivaldi : Violin Concerto In F Minor, Op. 8/4, RV 297,
“The Four Seasons (Winter)” 

1. Allegro Non Molto
2. Largo
3, Allegro
The English Concert/Trevor Pinnock
Simon Standage, violin
Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni (Die Jahreszeiten)
Arkiv 400 045
7:53

Gioachino Rossini: William Tell
Overture
Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Paul Paray
Marches Et Ouvertures A La Française
Mercury 434 332
11:12

Jim Morrison: “Riders On The Storm”
The Doors
The Doors (Original Soundtrack Recording)
Elektra ‎– WMC5-345
7:12

Episode 5

Frederic Chopin: Prelude No. 15 in D Flat, Op. 28/15, “Raindrop”
Martha Argerich, piano
Great Pianists of the 20th Century
Philips DG 456 703
4:51

Frank Bridge: The Sea, H 100
4. “Storm”

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/
Bridge: The Sea
EMI 66855
6:40

Benjamin Britten: 4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33 A
“Storm”

Boston Symphony Orchestra/Leonard Bernstein
Sibelius Symphonies No. 1,2,5,7
DG 474 936
5:28

Stravinsky, Igor: Storm-Cloud, 1902, after Pushkin 
Lucy Shelton, soprano; John Constable; piano
Of Challenge & of Love
Koch 7425-2
1:45

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2, “The Storm”: I. Largo – Allegro
Artur Schnabel, piano
Μεγάλα Έργα
EMI Classics
8:48

Jean Sibelius: The Tempest, Suite No. 1, Op. 109
No. 2 Canon
No. 2 Der Sturm
Symphony Orchestra of the Danish National Radio, Leif Segerstam
Symphony No. 4 Op. 63 / The Tempest: Suite No. 1
Chandos ‎– CHAN 8943
1:48, 4:25

Ludwig Van Beethoven Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68, “Pastoral”
3. Allegro
4. Allegro
5. Allegretto
Berlin Philharmonic/Herbert Von Karajan
Essential Beethoven
DG B0009666-72
15:14