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!

Playlist

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
12:30

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
17:14

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

Emerson Quartet
The Late String Quartets
DG 4470752
6:44

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
4:38

Barber, Samuel: “Sure On This Shining Night”
Nathan Gunn, baritone Kevin Murphy, piano
American Anthem (From Ragtime To Art Song)
EMI 73160
2:21

Tárrega, Francisco: Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Pepe Romero, guitar
Recuerdos De La Alhambra • Jeux Interdits • Asturias
Philips 411033
4:40

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
5:03

Berlioz, Hector: Romeo & Juliet Love Scene (Adagio)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/ Giulini
Romeo And Juliet (The Orchestral Music)
EMI 859742
16:52

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

Philadelphia Orchestra/ Muti
Romeo And Juliet
EMI 7470042
7:30

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

Philadelphia Orchestra/ Muti
Romeo And Juliet
EMI 7470042
9:08

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

Philadelphia Orchestra/ Muti
Romeo And Juliet
EMI 7470042
10:12

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
1:30

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
3:04

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
4:38

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
2:42

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
6:36

Belmont, Jean: “The Roadside Fire”
Kansas City Chorale
Fern Hill
Nimbus 5449
4:46

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
16:32

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

Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Reiner Leontyne Price
Spain
RCA 62582
4:58

Carter/ Kilgore: Ring of Fire
Johnny Cash
Ring Of Fire – The Legend Of Johnny Cash
Legacy  – 602498878507
2:35

Episode 4

Khachaturian, Aram: Gayane Ballet Suite, “Sabre Dance”
Philadelphia Orchestra/ Ormandy
Russian Orchestral Works
Sony 62647
2:36

Shostakovich, Dmitri: Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93 – II. Allegro
National Symphony Orchestra/ Rostropovich
Complete Symphonies
Teldec 0630-17046
4:24

Paganini, Niccolò: 24 Caprices for Violin, Op. 1: No. 5 in A Minor
Julia Fischer, violin
24 Caprices
London 4782254
2:43

Dinicu, Grigoras: Hora Staccato
Grigoras Dinicu, violin
Grigoraș Dinicu
Pearl BVA11
2:51

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
21:53

Kernis, Aaron Jay: Musica Celestis
Minnesota Orchestra/ Eiji Oue
Colored Field / Musica Celestis / Air
Virgin 45464
12:35

Episode 5

Liszt, Franz: “Un Sospiro,” S 144/3
André Watts, piano
EMI 646012
5:45

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
13:23

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

New Philharmonia/ Klemperer Christa Ludwig
Das Lied Von Der Erde
EMI 669442
29:33