Aspects of Love, a NY Phil Playlist

February 17, 2023, 9:00 pm

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Join New York Philharmonic radio host Alec Baldwin for a playlist on the theme of love: love lost, love cherished, love forgotten, and unrequited love. Enjoy music by Massenet, Tchaikovsky, Bruckner, and others that draw from familiar literature, folklore, and fairy tales — think Romeo and Juliet and Sleeping Beauty. And if that doesn’t sweep you off your feet, stay tuned for Bruckner’s Romantic Symphony No. 4 and Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy.


Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo at Juliette’s Tomb, from Romeo and Juliet
Lorin Maazel, conductor

Anton Bruckner: Finale, from Symphony No. 4, Romantic
Alan Gilbert, conductor

Jules Massenet: Pourquoi, me réveiller?
Leone Magiera, conductor; Luciano Pavarotti, tenor

Alexander Scriabin: Symphony No. 4, Poem of Ecstasy
Dimitri Mitropoulos, conductor

Gabriel Fauré: Pelleas et Mélisande Suite
Lorin Maazel, conductor

Arnold Schoenberg: Pelleas et Mélisande, Part I
Alan Gilbert, conductor

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture
Alan Gilbert, conductor

Richard Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll
Alan Gilbert, conductor

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
André Kostelanetz, conductor