Symphony, Part 04

July 25, 2022, 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, then we cross the English Channel to Britain to listen to the music of Edward Elgar. Twenty-two symphonies among the three of them, and 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, Franz: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, “The Great”, I. (excerpt)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Abbado
Franz Schubert Symphonie No. 9 Ouverture zu “Rosamunde”
DG 4236562
1:54

Bruckner, Anton: Mass No. 2 in E Minor, WAB 27
Sanctus

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/Jochum
Bruckner: The 3 Masses
DG 447409
3:54

Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, Choral Allegro Ma Non Troppo (excerpt)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/ Bernstein
Ludwig van Beethoven The New Complete Edition
DG 001212909
1:22

Bruckner, Anton: Symphony No.3 in D Minor; I. (excerpt)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/ Haitink
Bruckner: The Symphonies
Philips 000530902
1:18

Bruckner, Anton: Symphony No.4 in E-Flat, WAB 104, Romantic; I.
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink
Bruckner: The Symphonies
Philips 000530902
18:20

Bruckner, Anton: Symphony No.4 in E-Flat, WAB 104, Romantic
II. Andante

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink
Bruckner: The Symphonies
Philips 000530902
15:54

Bruckner, Anton: Symphony No.4 in E-Flat, WAB 104, Romantic
II. Andante (excerpt)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink
Bruckner: The Symphonies
Philips 000530902
1:38

Bruckner, Anton: Symphony No.4 in E-Flat, WAB 104, Romantic
III. Scherzo

Philadelphia Orchestra/Sawallisch
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4
EMI 55119
6:02

Episode 2

Bruckner, Anton: Symphony No. 7 in E, WAB 107
I. Allegro Moderato

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/ Karajan
Bruckner: Symphonie No 7
DG 419195
21:04

Bruckner, Anton: Symphony No. 7 in E, WAB 107
II. Sehr feierlich und sehr langsam (excerpt)

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Karajan
Bruckner: Symphonie No. 7
DG 419195
00:40

Bruckner, Anton: Symphony No. 7 in E, WAB 107
II. Sehr feierlich und sehr langsam

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Karajan
Bruckner: Symphonie No. 7
DG 419195
18:19

Mahler, Gustav: Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen
“Ging heut’ Morgen uber’s Feld”
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Masur;
Hagegard, baritone

Mahler: Symphonies No.1 & 9, Etc
Ultima 21339
4:02

Mahler, Gustav: Symphony No.1 in D, “Titan” (excerpt)
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Masur
Mahler: Symphonies 1 & 9, Etc
Ultima 21339
5:31

Mahler, Gustav: Symphony No.1 in D, “Titan” (excerpt)
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Masur
Mahler: Symphonies 1 and 9
Ultima 21339
:30

Episode 3

Mahler, Gustav: Symphony No.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, Gustav: 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
5:46

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

Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Solti
Mahler: The Symphonies
Decca 430804
9:10

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

Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Solti
Mahler: The Symphonies
Decca 430804
0:34

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

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Haitink; Sylvia McNair, soprano
Mahler: Symphony No 4 & 7
Philips 000654209
9:39

Mahler, Gustav: Symphony No.5 in C-Sharp Minor
IV. Adagietto

New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Walter
Bruno Walter Edition – Mahler: Symphony No 5
Sony 64451
7:36

Mahler, Gustav: Symphony No.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, Gustav: Symphony No.9:
IV. Adagio, Sehr langsam und noch zurükhaltend (excerpt)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Bernstein
Mahler: Complete Symphonies and Orchestral Songs
DG 459080
2:01

Mahler, Gustav: Symphony No.10 (Deryck Cooke)
V. Finale (excerpt)

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

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

Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
Symphony № 10
CBS Masterworks MPK 45882
5:18

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

Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
Symphony № 10
CBS Masterworks MPK 45882
:30

Episode 4

Elgar, Edward: “In Smyrna” (excerpt)
David Golub, piano
R. Strauss, Elgar: Piano Works
Arabesque 6664
0:59

Elgar, Edward: Symphony No.1 in A-Flat, Op. 55
I. Andante

Staatskapelle Dresden/Colin Davis
Elgar – Symphony No.1 – Berlioz – Overtures
Profil PH 05040
:35

Elgar, Edward: Symphony No. 1 in A-Flat, Op. 55
I. Andante. Nobilmente e semplice

Staatskapelle Dresden/Colin Davis
Elgar – Symphony No.1 / Berlioz – Overtures
Profil PH 05040
1:00

Elgar, Edward: Symphony No.1 in A-Flat, Op. 55
I. Andante. Nobilmente e semplice – Allegro

Staatskapelle Dresden/Colin Davis
Elgar – Symphony No.1 – Berlioz – Overtures
Profil PH 05040
19:31

Elgar, Edward: Symphony No. 1 in A-Flat, Op. 55
II. Allegro Molto
III. Attacca Adagio, Molto expressivo e sostenuto
IV. Lento, Allegro, Grandioso

Staatskapelle Dresden/Colin Davis
Elgar – Symphony No.1; Berlioz – Overtures
Profil PH 05040
19:50

Elgar, Edward: Symphony No.1 in A-Flat, Op. 55
IV. Lento, Allegro, Grandioso

Staatskapelle Dresden/Colin Davis
Elgar – Symphony No.1; Berlioz – Overtures
Profil PH 05040
11:55

Elgar, Edward: Symphony No.1 in A-Flat, Op. 55
IV. Lento, Allegro, Grandioso (excerpt)

Staatskapelle Dresden/Colin Davis
Elgar – Symphony No.1; Berlioz – Overtures
Profil PH 05040
1:28

Episode 5

Elgar, Edward: In The South, Op. 50, “Alassio”
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Solti
Symphonies 1 and 2, Cockaigne, In the South
London/Decca 443 856
1:05

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

The Hallé Orchestra/Elder
Elgar: Symphony No. 2/Elder
Hallé Concert Society (Sanctuary Classics) Hll 7507
18:13

Shelley, Percy Bysshe: Poem
Mark Elder, narrator
Elgar: Symphony No. 2/Elder
Hallé Concert Society (Sanctuary Classics) Hll 7507
2:05

Elgar, Edward: Symphony No.2 in E-Flat Op. 63
II. Larghetto

The Hallé Orchestra/Elder
Elgar: Symphony No. 2/ Elder
Hallé Concert Society (Sanctuary Classics) Hll 7507
15:46

lgar, Edward: Symphony No.2 in E-Flat Op. 63
IV. Moderato e maestoso

The Hallé Orchestra/Elder
Elgar: Symphony No. 2/ Elder
Hallé Concert Society (Sanctuary Classics) Hll 7507
16:19

lgar, Edward: Symphony No.2 in E-Flat – Op. 63
II. Larghetto (excerpt)

The Hallé Orchestra/Elder
Elgar: Symphony No. 2/Elder
Hallé Concert Society (Sanctuary Classics) Hll 7507
01:10