Vienna, Part II

December 14, 2020, 7:00 pm

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We continue our exploration of one of the world’s great musical capitals with the brilliant Romantic composers, the renegades of the last century and beyond. Bill starts us walking in the footsteps of Mozart in 1788 and continues with Beethoven, and then on to Johann Strauss II, Gustav Mahler, and Arnold Schoenberg. This music has a fierce beauty that evokes the history, architectural wonder, and intimate coffee houses of Vienna —our city of music.

Playlist

Episode 1

Wolfgang A.Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
Berlin Phil/Karajan
EMI 76892
1:16

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 2 No. 1
Maurizio Pollini, piano
DG B0010399-02
5:27

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat,Emperor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Levine; Brendel, piano
Philips 456045
18:26

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 (excerpt)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Solti
Decca 430400
2:58

Ludwig van Beethoven: Allegro fr. Quartet Op. 59, No. 1
Emerson String Quartet
DG 447075
10:14

Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op.84
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Solti
Decca 430087
8:17

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet, Op. 135, III
Emerson String Quartet
DG 447075
6:49

Episode 2

Gioachino Rossini: La Gozza Ladra Overture
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
RCA 65844
2:00

Franz Schubert: ArpeggioneSonata, D. 821
Finckel, violoncello.; Han, piano
DG B0010399-02
12:07

Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 20, D. 959
Uchida, piano
Philips 456579
8:49

Franz Schubert: “Der Tod und Das Mädchen”
Anderson, mezzo soprano.; Rupp, piano
RCA 7911
2:48

Franz Schubert: “Death and the Maiden”, D. 810
Guarneri String Quartet
RCA 94197
12:51

Franz Schubert: Quintet in C, D.956
Marlboro Festival Chamber Players
Sony 45901
9:36

Joseph Lanner: Dornbacher Ländler, Op. 9
Schneider Quintet
CBS 44522
5:16

Episode 3

Joseph Haydn: Divertimento, Hob. ll-46
Ensemble Wien-Berlin
CBS 39558
2:19

Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Vienna Philharmonic/Barbirolli
EMI 72649
18:26

Richard Strauss: Die Fledermaus Overture
Vienna Philharmonic/Kleiber
Sony 45938
8:03

Richard Strauss: “Herr Chevalier” fr. Die Fledermaus
Vienna Philharmonic/Kleiber
EMI 566223
6:01

Richard Strauss: “An Der Schönen”
Vienna Philharmonic/Kleiber
Sony 45938
10:03

Johannes Brahms: Waltzes Op. 39, Nos. 2, 3, 4, 10 and 15
Leon Fleisher, piano
Sony 63225
5:11

Episode 4

Anton Bruckner: Ave Maria
Czech Philharmonic/Fiala
MDG 922 1422
3:39

Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 3, Scherzo
Staatskapelle Dresden
EMI 73905
7:40

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1, II
Columbia Symphony/Walter
Sony 64447
6:54

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2, Langsam
Vienna Phil/Abbado
DG 431789
14:42

Gustav Mahler: 5 Rückert Songs (excerpt)
Cleveland Orch/Dohnanyi
TCO 93-75
7:21

Franz Lehar: Die Lustige Witwe
English Chamber Orch/Tate; Fleming, soprano
London/Decca 458858
5:57

Franz Lehar: The Merry Widow Waltz
Boston Pops/Fiedler
BMG 68793
4:41

Episode 5

Alexander Zemlinsky: The Mermaid (excerpt)
Gürzenich Orch/Conlon
EMI 55515
6:11

Arnold Schoenberg: Gurrelieder
Berlin Phil/Rattle; Von Otter, mezzo soprano
EMI 73905
7:14

Arnold Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire
20th Century/Craft; Silja, vocal
Naxos 8.557523
1:52

Alban Berg: Violin Concerto (excerpt)
BBC Symphony/Watkins; Hope, violin
Warner 60291
9:12

Anton Webern: “Im sommerwind”
Staatskapelle Dresden/Sinopoli
Apex 4683993
12:53

Annton Webern: Violin Concerto (excerpt)
Staatskapelle Dresden/Sinopoli
Teldec 22902
1:46

The Third Man: Harry Lime
Souvenir aus Wien
1:54

Zawinul: From Vienna With Love
Zawinul
1:49

Fritz Kreisler: Liebesleid
Mutter, violin; Orkis, piano
DG 000005802
2:50

Gustav Pick: Fiakerleid
Malat-Schrammeln Ensemble
Preisler 90602
2:14