How Strange the Change from Major to Minor, Part II

April 5, 2021, 7:00 pm

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When our listener wrote asking Bill to describe the different scales and modes in music, he said a week ought to do it. Bill quickly realized that a week ought NOT to do it, and two weeks were better! So, this week we continue listening to music change from major to minor, plus harmonic surprises that composers add to their music. This same listener goes on to say, “What classical music buff wouldn’t find that interesting and entertaining, and what classical music neophyte wouldn’t find that enlightening?” He’s right! Come listen with fresh ears to Schubert and Mahler symphonies, plus our favorite folk songs and jazz standards.

Playlist

Episode 1

Grateful Dead: Truckin’ (excerpt)
Grateful Dead
Rhino B00TZKKFE2
00:33

Shostakovich, Dmitri: Symphony No.5 In D Minor, Op. 47
Moderato, 4. Allegro Non Troppo

USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra/Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Dmitri Shostakovich Symphonies Nos. 1, 5, 6, 9
Mel/BMG 49611
00:14

Shostakovich, Dmitri: Symphony No.5 In D Minor, Op. 47
1. Moderato

USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra/Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Dmitri Shostakovich Symphonies Nos. 1, 5, 6, 9
Mel/BMG 49611
15:14

Shostakovich, Dmitri: Symphony No.5 In D Minor, Op. 47
4. Allegro Non Troppo

USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra/Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Dmitri Shostakovich Symphonies Nos. 1, 5, 6, 9
Mel/BMG 49611
11:11

Shostakovich, Dmitri: String Quartet No. 8 In C Minor, Op. 110 1. Largo
Emerson String Quartet
String Quartet No. 8 In C Minor
DG 463284
4:28

Shostakovich, Dmitri: Sonata for Viola and Piano Op. 147 Adagio 
Kim Kashkashian, viola; Robert Levin, piano
Dmitri Shostakovich
EMC 847 538
15:06

Shostakovich, Dmitri: Piano Concerto No. 1 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings, Op. 35
IV. Allegro con Brio (excerpt)

Ronald Brautigam, Riccardo Chailly,
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Peter Masseurs, conductor
Shostakovich Jazz Music
London 433702
2:50

Porter, Cole: Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye (excerpt)
John Coltrane
My Favorite Things
Atlantic 1361
00:43

Episode 2

Williams, John: E.T (The Extra-Terrestrial): Flying Theme
London Symphony Orchestra/John Williams
John Williams Greatest Hits
Sony 70636
3:41

Bartók, Béla: Sonata For 2 Pianos & Percussion, SZ 110
3. Allegro Non Troppo

Murray Perahia, Georg Solti, David Corkhill, Evelyn Glennie
Bartók-Brahms
CBS 42625
6:40

Bartók, Béla: Hungarian Sketches: SZ 97 – 3. Melody
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Fritz Reiner
Bartók 61390
RCA 61390
1:57

Bartók, Béla: String Quartet No. 5, SZ 102 – 3. Scherzo
Emerson Quartet Bartók: String Quartets
Bartók: The String Quartets
DG 423657
4:54

Beethoven, Ludwig: String Quartet No. 15 In A Minor, Op. 132 – 3. Molto Adagio
Emerson Quartet
Beethoven: The Late Quartets 1997
DG 447075
17:48

Bernstein, Elmer: To Kill a Mockingbird
The Royal Philharmonic Pops Orchestra/Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein by Elmer Bernstein
PMC Pops 75288
8:18

Elfman, Danny: “The Simpsons” Main Title Theme
Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman: Essentials: The Simpsons 30th Anniversary
ITunes
1:23

Porter, Cole: Ev’ry Time We Say Goodby
Bobby Short
Late Night at the Cafe Carlyle
Telarc B000003D3A
1:30

Episode 3

Porter, Cole: Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
John Coltrane, Sax
My Favorite Things
Atlantic 1361
00:54

Bach, JS: Italian Concerto, BWV 971: Andante 
Peter Serkin, piano
Bach: Goldberg-Variations, Peter Serkin 1996
RCA 68188
5:41

Jobim, Antônio Carlos / Vincius de Moraes: Sem Você
Jaques Morelenbaum, Paula Morelenbaum and Ryuichi Sakamoto
Morelenbaum 2 / Sakamoto: Casa
5:03

Dvořák, Antonín: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
I. Allegro con brio

Bournemouth Symphony/José Serebrier
Dvorak: Symphonies
Warner 0825646287871
10:14

Dvořák, Antonín: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
Allegretto grazioso – Molto vivace

Bournemouth Symphony/José Serebrier
Dvorak: Symphonies
Warner 0825646287871
5:51

Prévin, Andre: Sonate n° 2 pour Violon et Piano –
2. Desolé

Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; Lambert Orkis, piano
Anne-Sophie Mutter
DG 4792949
7:48

Arthur Quenzer, Artie Shaw, Paul Madison: Moon Ray
Chris Connor with Artie Shaw Band
A Jazz Date with Chris Connor
Atlantic 1286
3:14

Debussy, Claude: Sonata for Flute, Viola & Harp, L 137 2. Interlude
Kim Kashkashian, viola; Marina Piccinini, flute; Sivan Magen, harp
TRE VOCI
EMC 2345
7:07

Porter, Cole: Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
John Coltrane, Sax
My Favorite Things
Atlantic 1361
2:22

Episode 4

Porter, Cole: Ev’ry Time We Say Goodby
Bobby Short
Late Night at the Cafe Carlyle 1992
Telarc B000003D3A
00:25

Brahms, Johannes: Symphony No.4 In E Minor, Op. 98
2. Andante Moderato
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Carlo Maria Giulini
Brahms: Symphony No.4 in E Minor op.98; Tragic Overture op.81
EMI 65139
13:02

Bach, JS: Die Himmel erzahlen die Ehre Gottes, BWV 76
Chorale: Es woll uns Gott genadig sein (Chorus) Phrygian

English Baroque Soloists/Monteverdi Choir/John Eliot Gardiner
Bach: Cantatas, Vol. 2 – 2010
Soli Deo Gloria 165
2:19

Glass, Philip: Satyagraha: Evening Song
New York City Opera/Christopher Keene, Douglas Perry
Glass: Satyagraha
CBS 45580
4:06

Traditional Balaton: Sintiromarus
Lachos Drom
Sintiromarus
OAP Records
3:30

Kaper, Bronislaw, Ned Washington: On Green Dolphin Street (excerpt)
Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Ray Brown
The Poll Winners
Contemporary 156-2
2:48

Sheng, Bright: Three Chinese Love Songs:
“Blue Flower”,
“At the Hillside Where Horses Are Running “

Bright Sheng, Lisa Saffer, and Paul Neubauer
Bright Sheng
H’un (Lacerations) and Other Works
Naxos 8570601
3:13

Tchaikovsky, Peter: Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a: Arabian Dance
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Solti
From the CSO’s Archives
DG 437806
3:37

Tchaikovsky, Peter: Symphony No.5 In E Minor, Op. 64
I. Andante, Allegro Con Anima; IV. Finale: Andante Maestoso, Allegro Vivo

Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra/Evgeny Mravinsky
Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos.4, 5 & 6 “Pathetique”
ERATO 45755
13:32

Episode 5

Traditional: Cimbalom
00:13

Liszt, Franz: 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies S. 244: No. 11 in A Minor
Georges Cziffra, piano
Liszt: 7 Hungarian Rhapsodies
EMI 456760
5:11

Bartók, Béla: Divertimento for Strings, III. Allegro Assai
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Georg Solti, conductor
Bartok
London 430352
7:15

Ginastera, Alberto: Danzas Argentinas, Op. 2
Danza Del Gaucho Matrero

Martha Argerich, piano
Live From The Concertgebouw-1978
EMI 56975
2:56

Stravinsky, Igor: Four Norwegian Moods for Orchestra
2. Song; 4. Cortege 
Orchestra of St. Luke’s/Robert Craft, conductor
Igor Stravinsky The Composer, Volume III
Music Master 67110
4:06

Lennon, John & Paul McCartney: Norwegian Wood
The Beatles
Rubber Soul 1965
Capitol Records
2:05

Puccini, Giacomo: Tosca
Act III. Prelude – “Io de’ sospiri”
“E lucevan le stele”

National Philharmonic Orchestra/Nicola Rescigno, conductor
Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Tosca
London 417011
6:11

Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman, Michel Legrand: What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life
Mel Tormé
Live At the Maisonette 2006
3:27

Ravel, Maurice: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2
II. Pantomime; III. Danse Générale

New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein
Bernstein Century/ Ravel
London 400055
9:27

Porter, Cole: Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
Ray Charles, Betty Carter
Ray Charles and Betty Carter
ABC Records
4:40