Classical Masterpieces

with Sam


Monday, May 16, 2016
07:00 to 11:00
other shows

Composer Piece Ensemble/
Conductor Soloist/
Label Comments
Wagner, Richard Wotan's Farewell and Magic Fire Music Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Sir Georg Solti Decca 7:00 - farewell music!
Debussy, Claude Suite bergamasque Tomas Vasary, piano DG 7:20 - one of those classical "firsts" with Claire de Lune
Janacek, Leos Concerto for Violin, 'The Wandering of a Little Soul' The Philharmonia Libor Pesek Christian Tetzlaff, violin Virgin Classics 7:40 - Janacek's final concerto (albeit of few) and unfinished at time of death!
Brahms, Johannes Symphony No. 1 in C Minor Philharmonia Orchestra Otto Klemperer EMI 8:00 - first symphony, took at least 14 years to compose!
Poulenc, Francis Gloria City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Louis Fremaux Norma Burrowes, soprano Capitol 8:50 - played on my first show!
Webern, Anton Six Pieces for Orchestra Berliner Philharmoniker Pierre Boulez DG 9:20 - early Webern (though he wasn't so prolific) - also: RIP BOULEZ 1/5/16, so so sad :(
Shostakovich, Dmitri The Nose, Act I Mariinsky Orchestra Valery Gergiev Vladislav Sulimsky, and other soloists Mariinsky 9:30 - Shostakovich's first opera, made him famous, made him radical, only 21 when composed it!
Reich, Steve Double Sextet eighth blackbird Nonesuch 10:05 - recent Reich. 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Music Winner! Also, check out eight blackbirds new release! We will be spinning it soon.
Strauss, Richard Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs) Gewandhausorchester Leipzig Kurt Masur Jessye Norman, soprano Philips 10:30 - goodbye songs! Thanks for tuning in this year!