Morning Classics (Music)
With Martha Wharton
Sat Apr 21st 2018 6.00am–9.00am
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Time zone: pacific
Bournmouth Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Berglund “King Christian II: Nocturne & Elegie”
composed by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
from Sibelius: Complete Symphonies CD (Warner Classics 2013) —Written for a play by the same name which premiered in 1898. Nocturne was written as an interlude between first and second acts.
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis “Symphony in D, Hob 1:96 (Miracle): 2. Andante, 3. Menuetto, Alegretto, 4. Finale, Vivace assai”
composed by Franz Joseph Haydn
from Haydn - The London Symphonies CD (Decca Classics 1994) —One of "The London Symphonies" -- called the "Miracle" because during the performance a large crystal chandelier is said to have crashed to the floor. Miraculously, no one was injured. Later found this did happen, but in performance of another symphony.
Capella Istropolitana, Richard Edlinger “Giazotto -- Adagio in G Minor”
composed by Tomaso Albinoni/Remo Giazotto
from The Best of Baroque Music CD (Naxos 1988) —This piece is often attributed to Baroque composer Albinoni, but there is strong evidence to suggest it was actually written by a 20th century composer who copyrighted and published it in 1958, based on a few fragments he found by Albinoni. Bass continuo
Evgeny Kissin “Sonata Op. 27 No 2 "Moonlight": 1. Adagio sostenuto, 2. Allegretto, 3. Presto agitato”
composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
from Evegeny Kissin Plays brahms, Franck & Beethoven CD (Musical Heritage Society 1998) —Russian born, Kissin became a British citizen in 2002 and an Israeli citizen in 2013. "Moonlight" came from a German music critic 5 years after B. died. Said sounded like "moonlight on Lake Lucerne."
Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz -- Ilkka talvi, violin “Sonata in E Minor for violin and continuo BWV 1023”
composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
from Symphonic Bach: orchestral transriptions by Respighi and Elgar CD (Delos 1991) —Ilkka Talvi, Finnish violinist, was concertmaster of the Seattle Symphony under Gerard Schwarz from 2004 to 1984.
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