Musical Landscapes

October 3, 2022, 7:00 pm

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This week Exploring Music paints landscapes with music. We start in an outdoor café, listening to Luciano Pavarotti sing Augustin Lara’s song about the Andalusian city Granada. Then our tour walks through the gardens with Manuel De Falla and rides the sea’s waves with Debussy. We’ll climb the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains to listen to Pepe Ramero play Francisco Tárrega’s Recuerdos De La Alhambra. And this is all just in the first hour! Landscapes are a wonderfully rich subject in music which we will return to many times, so just slow down and take in the sights and sounds of our musical travels.


Episode 1

Lara, Agustín: Granada
Luciano Pavarotti
Pavarotti – The Greatest Hits
London 483 4890

De Falla, Manuel: Noches En Los Jardines De España
II. Danza Lejana

Orchestre De Paris/ Daniel Barenboim Martha Argerich, piano
Erato CD 88255

Granados, Enrique: 12 Danzas Españolas, Op. 37
VII. Valenciana;
VIII. Asturiana
Alicia De Larrocha, piano
EMI 64529-2

Bretón, Tomás: En la Alhambra
City Of Granada Orchestra/ Juan de Udaeta, Alhambrismo Sinfónico Almaviva
En La Alhambra

Mompou, Federico: Paisajes 2. El Lago
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
EMI 0946 3 41682 2

Ravel, Maurice: Rapsodie Espagnole 4. Fería
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/ André Previn
Rapsodie Espagnole
EMI 63887-2

Tárrega, Francisco: Recuerdos De La Alhambra

Pepe Romero, guitar
Tárrega: Recuerdos De La Alhambra & Albéniz: Asturias, Jeux Interdit
Philips 411 033-2

Episode 2

Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
New Philharmonia Orchestra/ Boult
RVW Collector’s Edition (Box Set)
EMI 06636

Vaughan Williams, Ralph: On Wenlock Edge
IV. “Oh, when I was in love with you”
“Bredon Hill”
The Music Group of London/Ian Partridge, tenor
RVW Collector’s Edition
EMI 06636

Thomas, Dylan: “Fern Hill”
Dylan Thomas Reading
Dylan Thomas Reading A Child’s Christmas in Wales and Five Poems
Caedmon TC 1281

Delius, Frederick: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/ Thomas Beecham
Delius: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1
EMI 47509

Grainger, Percy: Lincolnshire Posy:
I. “Lisbon” (Sailor’s Song)
IV. “The Brisk Young Sailor” 
The Central Band of the Royal Air Force/ Wing Commander Eric Banks
British Music for Concert Band
EMI CDC7-49608-2

Butterworth, George: Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad “Loveliest of Trees”
Benjamin Luxon, baritone; David Willison, piano
Songs / Benjamin Luxo; David Willison
Chandos 8831

Williams, Ralph Vaughan: The Lark Ascending
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo/ Yakov Kreizberg, Julia Fischer, violin
RVW Collector’s Edition (Box Set)
EMI 06636

Episode 3

Debussy, Claude: L’Isle Joyeuse, L 106
Zoltán Kocsis, piano
Debussy: Images, 2 Arabesques, L’isle joyeuse, Berceuse Heroique
Philips 422404-2

Mendelssohn, Felix: The Hebrides, Op.26 (Fingal’s Cave)
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra/ Leonard Bernstein
Symphonien No.3, “Scottish” Hebrides Overture
DG 2531 256

Elgar, Edward: Sea Pictures Op.37, I. “Sea Slumber Song” II. “In Haven”
BBC Symphony Orchestra/ Barbirolli, Janet Baker, mezzo soprano
Sea Pictures The Music Makers
EMI 56219

Ravel, Maurice: Une Barque Sur L’Océan
Philadelphia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti
La Mer
EMI 55120

Bridge, Frank: Sea Pieces 2: “Sea Foam”
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/ Groves
British Composers
EMI Classic 66855

Debussy, Claude: La Mer
II. “La Mer: Jeux de vagues”

III. “Dialogue du vent et de la mer”
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Charles Münch
La Mer
RCA 61500-2

Episode 4

Strauss, Richard: Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64 (excerpt)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/ André Previn
Eine Alpensinfonie
Telarc 80211

Strauss, Richard: Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64 (first half of Symphony)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/ André Previn
Eine Alpensinfonie
Telarc 80211

Ruggles, Carl: Men and Mountains II. “Lilacs”
Cleveland Orchestra/ Christoph Von Dohnányi
Ives: Three Places in New England; Ruggles:Men and Mountains
London 443 776

Hovhaness, Alan: Symphony No. 2, Op. 132, “Mysterious Mountain”
I. Andante
II. Moderato Maestoso;
III. Allegro Vivo:
IV. Andante Espressivo

Chicago Symphony Orchestra/ Fritz Reiner
Hovhaness Mysterious Mountains
RCA 61957

Strauss, Richard: Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64 (excerpt)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/ André Previn
Eine Alpensinfonie
Telarc 80211

Episode 5

Ward, Robert: Appalachian Dances and Ditties: Cloggin’
Sarah Johnson, violin
Fiddler’s Galaxy
Albany Records

Copland, Aaron: Billy The Kid
I. Introduction: “The Open Prairie”
II. “Street In A Frontier Town”
III. “Mexican Dance and Finale”
IV. “Prairie Night”
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/ Leonard Bernstein
Appalachian Spring • Rodeo • Billy The Kid • Fanfare For The Common Man
Sony 63082

Grofé, Ferde: Mississippi Suite I. “Father of the Waters”
New York Philharmonic/ André Kostelanetz
Grofe: Grand Canyon & Mississippi Suites
CBS great performances 37759

Grofé, Ferde:  Grand Canyon Suite: III. On the Trail
New York Philharmonic/ Leonard Bernstein
The Royal Edition Vol 27
Sony 47544

Ives, Charles: Three Places in New England I. “The ‘St. Gaudens’ In Boston Common”
Cleveland Orchestra/ Christoph Von Dohnányi
Ives: Three Places in New England, Orchestral Set No. 2; Ruggles: Sun-treader, Men and Mountains
London 443 776

Foster, Stephen: “The Old Pine Tree”
Paula Robison, flute, Samuel Sanders, piano
By the old Pine Tree
Pergola 1034

Franklin, Cary John: “Cauldrons”
Kansas City Symphony/ William McGlaughlin
American Voices
Private 1994

Picker, Tobias: Old and Lost Rivers
London Symphony Orchestra/John Williams
The Five Sacred Trees
Sony 62729

Traditional: Shenandoah
Paul Robeson, baritone
Ol’ Man River & Other Favorites 1936
EMI 47839