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.


Episode 1

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

Bruckner: Mass No. 2 in E minor, WAB 27 – Sanctus
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/Jochum
Bruckner: The 3 Masses
DG 447409

Beethoven: Symphony No. 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

Bruckner Symphony No. 3 in D Minor – I (excerpt)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink
Bruckner: The Symphonies
Philips 000530902

Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat, WAB 104, Romantic, I
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink
Bruckner: The Symphonies
Philips 000530902

Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat, WAB 104,
Romantic, III
Philadelphia Orchestra/Sawallisch
Bruckner: Symphony No 4
EMI 55119

Episode 2

Bruckner: Symphony No. 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
II. Ging heut’ m
orgen übers Feld
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Masur; Hagegard, baritone
Mahler: Symphonies 1 & 9, Etc
Ultima 21339

Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D, (excerpt)
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Masur
Mahler: Symphonies 1 and 9
Ultima 21339

Episode 3

Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Resurrection (excerpt)
I. Allegro Maestoso

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

Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Resurrection
V. Im Tempo Des Scherzos.
Wild Herausfahrend (excerpt)
Lucerne Festival Orchestra/Abbado; Gvazava, soprano
Debussy: La Mer; Mahler:
Symphony No. 2
DG 4775082

Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor,
III. Comodo. Scherzando, Ohne Hast(excerpt)

Chicago SymphonyOrchestra/Solti
Mahler: The Symphonies
Decca 430804

Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G
IV. Sehr Behaglich

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra /Haitink; Sylvia McNair
Mahler: Symphony No 4 and 7
Philips 000654209

Mahler: Symphony No.5 in C-Sharp minor
IV. Adagietto
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Walter
Bruno Walter Edition – Mahler: Symphony No.5
Sony 64451

Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat
“Symphony o
f a Thousand”
Part 1: “Veni,Creator Spiritus” (excerpt)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernstein
Schmidt, Vienna Singverein, soloists
Mahler: Complete Symphonies; Orchestral Songs
DG 459080

Mahler Symphony No. 9
IV. Adagio, Sehr Langsam u
nd noch Zurükhaltend (excerpt)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Bernstein
Mahler: Complete Symphonies; Orchestral Songs
DG 459080

Mahler Symphony No. 10 (Deryck Cooke)
1. Finale: Lento, Non Troppo; Allegro Moderato (excerpt)

Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
Symphony № 10
CBS Masterworks MPK 45882

Episode 4

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

Elgar: Symphony No. 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
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”
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Solti
Symphonies 1 and 2, Cockaigne, In the South
London/Decca 443 856

Elgar: Symphony No. 2 in E-Flat – Op. 63,
1. Allegro Vivace E Nobilmente

2. Larghetto
3. Moderato E Maestoso
The Hallé Orchestra/Elder
Hallé Concert Society(Sanctuary Classics) Hll 7507
18:13; 15:46; 16:19

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