Little Traveling Music, Please

August 14, 2023, 7:00 pm

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Looking out a window of an airplane onto a town by the lake
Looking out a window of an airplane onto a town by the lake

Wanderers, farewells, and sightseeing; people are always on the go. This week, Bill calls up, “A Little Traveling Music, Please” from the pens of Handel, Smetana, Duke Ellington, and more. Reflections from such travels infuse themselves into their works, as we will discover throughout the week. We will hear selections from Beethoven’s Les Adieux, Schubert’s Die Schöne Mullerin, and Haydn’s Farewell Symphony.


Episode 1

Mendelssohn, Felix: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Leipzig Gewandhaus/Masur
Overtures – Ouvertüren
Berlin Classics 0091572

Offenbach, Jacques: Tales of Hoffman: “Barcarolle”
Brussels National Opera Orchestra & Chorus/Cambreling; Norman, Murray, soloists
Les Contes D’Hoffmann
EMI 49641

Chopin, Frederic: Barcarolle, Op. 60
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Masterpieces & Miniatures
Arabesque 6686

Menotti, Gian Carlo: Sebastian “Barcarolle”
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
Sebastian – Ballet Suite
CBS 45660

Gershwin, George: An American in Paris
London Symphony Orchestra/Previn
Rhapsody In Blue / Concerto in F / An American In Paris
EMI 66943

Schickele, Peter: “A Little Moseying Music”
The Chestnut Brass Company
Newport 85638

Episode 2

Copland, Aaron: Old American Songs “The Boatman’s Song”
Columbia Symphony Orchestra/Copland; Warfield, baritone
Copland Conducts Copland
CBS 42430

Smetana, Bedrich: Má Vlast “Die Moldau”
Czech Philharmonic/Neumann
Smetana (Má Vlast – My Country)
Supraphon 11 0711-2

Wagner, Richard: Götterdämmerung “Dawn & Siegfried’s Rhine Journey”
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Reiner
Reiner Conducts Wagner / Strauss: Don Juan
RCA 63301-2

Ibert, Jacques: Escales (Ports of Call)
National Orchestra l’ORTF/Martinon
Escales (Ports of Call) / Ouverture De Fête /
Tropismes Pour Des Amours Imaginaires
EMI 64276

Grofe, Frede: “New Orleans from Mississippi Suite”
New York Philharmonic/Kostelanetz
Grofé: Grand Canyon & Mississippi Suites
CBS 37759

Episode 3

Beethoven, Ludwig van: Sonata in E-flat, No. 26 Op. 81a, Les Adieux
Richard Goode, piano
The Complete Sonatas
Nonesuch 79328

Mahler, Gustav: Das Lied von der Erde No. 6, “Der Abschied”
New York Philharmonic/Walter; Mildred Miller, mezzo-soprano
Das Lied Von Der Erde
Sony 64455

Davies, Peter Maxwell: Farewell to Stromness
Christopher O’Riley, piano
Christopher O’Riley
CPI 3294112

Beethoven, Ludwig van: Sonata in E-flat, No. 26 Op. 81a, Les Adieux
Richard Goode, piano
The Complete Sonatas
Nonesuch 79328

Episode 4

Schubert, Franz: “Das Wandern” from Die Schöne Mullerin
Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Moore, piano
The Very Best of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
EMI 75922

Mahler, Gustav: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
English Chamber Orchestra/Tate; Thomas Allen, baritone
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5; Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen; Des Knaben Wunderhorn
EMI 49943

Haydn, Joseph: Symphony No. 45, Farewell (excerpt)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Brown
Haydn – Symphonies 44, 45 and 49
Hänssler 98189

Mozart, Wolfgang A: Cosi fan tutte “Adio” Quintet
Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus/Böhm; Schwarzkopf, Ludwig, Kraus, Taddei, Berry
Così Fan Tutte
EMI 69330

Liszt, Franz: Année de Pèlerinage “Au Lac de Wallenstadt”
Andre Watts, piano
LISZT, F. Piano Music
EMI 64599

Liszt, Franz: Annee de Pelerinage “Les Jeux d’eau à la Villa d’Este”
Igor Kocsis, piano
Igor Kocsis
Phil 420174

Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Songs of Travel “Whither Must I Wander?” “The Vagabond”
Terfel, baritone; Martineau, piano
The Vagabond & Other Songs by Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, Finzi, Ireland
DG 445946

Liszt, Franz: Année de Pèlerinage  “Au Lac de Wallenstadt” (excerpt)
Andre Watts, piano
LISZT, F. Piano Music
EMI 64599

Episode 5

Handel, George Frideric: Solomon “The Arrival of Queen Sheba”
Academy of Ancient Music/Hogwood
Handel Academy of Ancient Music/Hogwood
L’Oiseau-Lyre 410553

Wagner, Richard: Die Walküre “Walkürenritt”
Berlin Phil/Tennstedt
Wagner: Orchestral Music
EMI 68616

Prokofiev, Sergei: Lt. Kije “Troika”
St. Petersburg Philharmonic/Temirkanov
Symphonies Nos. 1 & 5 • Lieutenant Kijé Suite
RCA 60984

Phillips, Burrill: “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere”
Eastman-Rochester Orchestra/Hanson
Douglas Moore, John Alden Carpenter, Bernard Rogers, Burrill Phillips
Mercury 434319

Delius, Frederick: Romeo & Juliet “Walk to the Paradise Garden from A Village”
London Symphony Orchestra/Barbirolli
The Walk to the Paradise Garden
EMI 62527

Alkan, Charles-Valentin: “Le Chemin de fer”
ALKAN: Railway (The) / Preludes / Etudes / Esquisses
Naxos 8.553434

Honegger, Hans: “Pacific 231”
Bavarian Radio & TV Symphony Orch/Dutoit
Honegger: Symphony No. 1 / Pastorale d’Été / Pacific 231 / Rugby /
Symphonic Movement No. 3, to Wilhelm Furtwängler
Erato 33171

Villa-Lobos, Heitor: Bachianas Brasileiras No.2 “The Little Train of the Brazilian Jungle” (excerpt)
French Radio National Orchestra/Villa-Lobos
Bachianas Brasileiras Nos. 1, 2, 5 & 9
EMI 761015

Duke Ellington/Strayhorn: “Take the “A” Train”
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Take The “A” Train
RCA 1006

Adams, John: “Short Ride in a Fast Machine”
San Francisco Symphony/de Waart
The Chairman Dances
Nonesuch 79144

Bechet, Sidney: “That’s a Plenty”
Sidney Bechet
Triple Best of Sidney Bechet
A Blue Note Records: 2000-01-01