Yin and Yang: The Play of Opposites, Part 2

December 5, 2022, 7:00 pm

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This week we continue to hold on to the dragon’s tail listening to the pull of musical opposites. Starting with Samuel Barber and Francisco Tárrega, only Bill knows where this week’s musical yin and yang will end! Heaven, Earth, or the abyss!


Episode 1

Barber, Samuel: Violin Concerto, Op. 14
II.  Andante
III.  Presto in Moto Perpetuo

New York Philharmonic Orchestra/David Robertson, Gil Shaham, violin
1930s Violin Concertos, Vol. 1
Canary Classics 0012

Beethoven, Ludwig: Sonata Op. 111 No. 32
II. Arietta: Adagio Molto Semplice e Cantabile

András Schiff, piano
Piano Sonatas Nos. 30, 31 & 32
EMC 1949

Beethoven, Ludwig: String Quartet No. 16 in F, Op. 135,
III. Lento Assai, Cantante e Tranquillo

Emerson Quartet
The Late String Quartets
DG 4470752

Barber, Samuel: Prayers of Kierkegaard, Op.30
I. “O Thou Who Art Unchangeable”

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Shaw and Chorus
Carmen Pelton, Nannette Soles, Richard Clement
Barber: Prayers of Kierkegaard,
Bartók: Cantata Profana, Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem
Telarc CD-80479

Barber, Samuel: “Sure On This Shining Night”
Nathan Gunn, baritone; Kevin Murphy, piano
American Anthem (From Ragtime To Art Song)
EMI 73160

Tárrega, Francisco: Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Pepe Romero, guitar
Recuerdos De La Alhambra • Jeux Interdits • Asturias
Philips 411033

Episode 2

Diamond, David: Romeo & Juliet
II. “Balcony Scene” (Andante semplice)

New York Chamber Orchestra/Schwarz
Symphony No. 3 – Romeo & Juliet – Psalm – Kaddish
Delos 3103

Berlioz, Hector: Romeo & Juliet
“Love Scene” (Adagio)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Giulini
Romeo And Juliet (The Orchestral Music)
EMI 859742

Prokofiev, Sergei: Romeo & Juliet, Op.64
“Balcony Scene”

Philadelphia Orchestra/Muti
Romeo And Juliet
EMI 7470042

Prokofiev, Sergei: Romeo & Juliet, Op.64
“Montagues & Capulets”
“Juliet as a Young Girl”

Philadelphia Orchestra/Muti
Romeo And Juliet
EMI 7470042

Prokofiev, Sergei: Romeo & Juliet, Op.64
“Tybalt’s Death”
“Romeo at Juliet’s Grave”

Philadelphia Orchestra/Muti
Romeo And Juliet
EMI 7470042

Episode 3

Moszkowski, Moritz: Etude in A-Flat, Op. 72, No.11
Vladimir Horowitz. Piano
Live At Carnegie Hall: The Historic Concerts of 1965, 1966 & 1968
CBS 44681

Chopin, Frederic: Prelude No. 22 in G Minor, Op. 28
No.22 Prelude No. 2 In A Minor, Op. 28, No.2
Prelude No. 3 In G, Op. 28, No.3
Martha Argerich, piano
The Collection 4: Complete Philips Recordings
Philips 436709

Vivaldi, Antonio: Violin Concerto in G Minor,
Op. 8, No.2, RV 315, “The Four Seasons (Summer)”
II.  Adagio, Presto
III.  Presto

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Gil Shaham, violin
4 Saisons
DG 439933

Haydn, Joseph: Symphony No. 59 in A, H 1/59, “Fire”
IV. Allegro Assai
The English Concert/Pinnock
The “Sturm and Drang” Symphonies – Volume 1 “Fire”
Archive 427661

Moravec, Paul: “Cool Fire”
III. Con Fuoco

Marria Martin, flute
Ayano Ninomiya,
Jessica Lee, violin
Cynthia Phelps, viola
Edward Aaron, Cello
Jeewon Park, piano
Chamber Symphony – Cool Fire – Autumn Song
Naxos 8.559393

Belmont, Jean: “The Roadside Fire”
Kansas City Chorale
Fern Hill
Nimbus 5449

Wagner, Richard: Die Walküre – Act 3:
“Und Das Ich Ihm In Stücken Schlug!”
“Leb Wohl, Du Kühnes, Herliches Kind!”
“Der Augen Leuchtendes Paar”

Vienna Philharmonic /Solti
Die Walküre
London 414108

de Falla, Manuel: El Amor Brujo;
“Ritual Fire Dance”

Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Reiner
Leontyne Price

RCA 62582

Carter/ Kilgore: “Ring of Fire”
Johnny Cash
Ring Of Fire – The Legend Of Johnny Cash
Legacy  – 602498878507

Episode 4

Khachaturian, Aram: Gayane Ballet Suite, “Sabre Dance”
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
Russian Orchestral Works
Sony 62647

Shostakovich, Dmitri: Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93 – II. Allegro
National Symphony Orchestra/Rostropovich
Complete Symphonies
Teldec 0630-17046

Paganini, Niccolò: 24 Caprices for Violin, Op. 1: No. 5 in A Minor
Julia Fischer, violin
24 Caprices
London 4782254

Dinicu, Grigoras: “Hora Staccato”
Grigoras Dinicu, violin
Grigoraș Dinicu
Pearl BVA11

Beethoven, Ludwig: String Quartet No.13 in B Flat, Op. 130
V. Cavatina: Adagio Molto Espressivo
IV. Grosse Fuge (Grand Fugue, Op.133)

Emerson Quartet
The String Quartets
DG 447075-2

Kernis, Aaron Jay: Musica Celestis
Minnesota Orchestra/Eiji Oue
Colored Field / Musica Celestis / Air
Virgin 45464

Episode 5

Liszt, Franz: “Un Sospiro,” S 144/3
André Watts, piano
EMI 646012

Beethoven, Ludwig: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 “Moonlight”
I. Adagio Sostenuto, III. Presto Agitato
Rudolf Serkin, piano
Rudolf Serkin Plays Beethoven
CBS 37219

Mahler, Gustav: Das Lied von der Erde,
VI. “Der Abschied”

New Philharmonia/Klemperer
Christa Ludwig

Das Lied Von Der Erde
EMI 669442