Symphony, Part 04

June 29, 2020, 7:00 pm

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We start this week featuring the symphonic form at its Romantic apex, with Austrian composers Anton Bruckner and Gustav Mahler, and then cross the English Channel to Britain to listen the music of Edward Elgar. 22 symphonies among the three of them, and all the more remarkable since Bruckner was in his forties before he composed his first, and Elgar had just turned fifty! Wonderful vivid, colorful orchestral symphonies from the height of the romantic period on this week of Exploring Music.

Playlist

Episode 1

Schubert: Symphony #9 in C Major, Great, I (excerpt)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Abbado
Franz Schubert Symphonie No. 9 Ouverture zu “Rosamunde”
DG 4236562
1:54

Bruckner: Mass #2 in e minor, WAB 27 – Sanctus
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/Jochum
Bruckner: The 3 Masses
DG 447409
3:54

Beethoven: Symphony #9 in d minor, Op. 125, Choral
1. Allegro Ma Non Troppo (excerpt)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernstein
Ludwig Van Beethoven The New Complete Edition
DG 001212909
1:22

Bruckner Symphony #3 in d Minor – I (excerpt)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink
Bruckner: The Symphonies
Philips 000530902
1:18

Bruckner: Symphony #4 in E Flat, WAB 104, Romantic, I
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink
Bruckner: The Symphonies
Philips 000530902
18:20;15:54

Bruckner: Symphony #4 in E Flat, WAB 104,
Romantic, III
Philadelphia Orch/Sawallisch
Bruckner: Symphony No 4
EMI 55119
6:02

Episode 2

Bruckner: Symphony #7 In E, WAB 107 –
1. Allegro Moderato &

2. Adagio, Sehr Feierlich Und Sehr Langsam
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Karajan
Bruckner: Symphonie No 7
DG 419195
21:04; 18:19

Mahler: Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen -2. Ging Heut '
Morgen Uber's Feld
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Masur; Hagegard, b.
Mahler: Symphonies 1 & 9, Etc
Ultima 21339
4:02

Mahler: Symphony #1 In D, "Titan" (excerpt)
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Masur
Mahler: Symphonies 1 & 9, Etc
Ultima 21339
5:31

Episode 3

Mahler: Symphony #2 In C Minor, Resurrection (excerpt)
1. Allegro Maestoso

Lucerne Festival Orchestra/Abbado
Debussy: La Mer & Mahler: Symphony No.2
DG 4775082
2:15

Mahler: Symphony #2 In C Minor, Resurrection
5. Im Tempo Des Scherzos.
Wild Herausfahrend (excerpt)
Lucerne Festival Orchestra/Abbado; Gvazava, s.
Debussy: La Mer & Mahler:
Symphony No. 2
DG 4775082
5:46

Mahler: Symphony #3 In D Minor,
3. Comodo. Scherzando, Ohne Hast(excerpt)

Chicago SymphonyOrchestra/Solti
Mahler: The Symphonies
Decca 430804
9:18

Mahler: Symphony #4 In G – 4. Sehr Behaglich
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra /Haitink Sylvia McNair
Mahler: Symphony No 4 & 7
Philips 000654209
9:39

Mahler: Symphony #5 In C Sharp Minor
– 4. Adagietto
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Walter
Bruno Walter Edition – Mahler: Symphony No5
Sony 64451
7:31

Mahler: Symphony #8 In E Flat, "Symphony
Of A Thousand" – Part 1: Veni,Creator Spiritus (excerpt)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernstein; Trudeliese
Schmidt, Vienna Singverein, soloists
Mahler: Complete Symphonies & Orchestral Songs
DG 459080
1:31

Mahler Symphony #9 4. Adagio, Sehr Langsam
Und Noch Zurükhaltend (excerpt)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Bernstein
Mahler: Complete Symphonies & Orchestral Songs
DG 459080
2:01

Mahler Symphony #10 (Prep. Deryck Cooke)
1. Finale: Lento, Non Troppo; Allegro Moderato (excerpt)

Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
Symphony № 10
CBS Masterworks MPK 45882
2:47

Episode 4

Elgar: In Smyrna (excerpt)
David Golub,piano
Strauss, Elgar: Piano Works
Arabesque 6664
1:59

Elgar: Symphony #1 In A Flat, Op. 55
1. Andante.Nobilmente E Semplice,Allegro,
2. Allegro Molto
3. Attacca Adagio, Molto Expressivo E Sostenuto
4. Lento, Allegro, Grandioso
Staatskapelle
Dresden/Colin Davis
Elgar – Symphony No.1 / Berlioz – Overtures
Profil PH 05040
19:31; 7:23; 12:27; 11:55 (excerpt III 1:03)

Episode 5

Elgar In The South, Op.50, " Alassio&quot
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Solti
Symphonies 1 & 2, Cockaigne, In the South
London/Decca 443 856
1:05

Elgar: Symphony #2 In E Flat – Op. 63,
1. Allegro Vivace E Nobilmente

2. Larghetto
3. Moderato E Maestoso
The Hallé Orchestra/Elder
Elgar: Symphony No. 2/Elder
Hallé Concert Society(Sanctuary Classics) Hll 7507
18:13; 15:46; 16:19

Shelley: Song 
Mark Elder
Elgar: Symphony No. 2/Elder
Hallé Concert Society (Sanctuary Classics) Hll 7507
2:05