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Stabat Mater Dolorosa: Gregorian, Palestrina, Vivaldi

Continuing our series of Stabat Mater settings.

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Mater Dolorosa with Open Hands by Titian (Tiziano Vecelli)

 Playlist for Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hosted by Nicholas Mitchell

Time

(approx)

Composer

Selection

Performers

Record Title

Label

7:00

P.I. Tchaikovsky

Otche nash (The Lord’s Prayer); Blazhenni yazshe isbral (Blessed are they whom you have chosen)

Corydon
Singers; Matthew Best, conductor

Tchaikovsky:
Liturgy of St. John
Chrysostom

Helios

 

G.P. da Palestrina

Stabat Mater

The Cambridge Singers; John
Rutter, conductor

Ave Gracia
Plena: Music in honour of
the Virgin Mary

Collegium

 

Gregorian

Stabat Mater

The
Choir of Benedictine Nuns at the Abbey of Regina Laudis

Women
in Chant

Sounds True

 

Antonio Vivaldi

Stabat Mater, RV. 621

Naoko Ihara, contralto; The Gulbenkian Orchestra; Michel Corboz,
conductor

Stabat mater; Pergolesi, Vivaldi,
Scarlatti, Haydn, Schubert

Warner Classics

7:40

Concerto
for two cellos, strings and basso continuo, RV 531

Jan Freiheit and Werner Matzke,
cellos; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Vivaldi
Doubles Concertos

Harmonia Mundi

8:00

G.F. Händel

Sonata for Flute, Violin and
Basso Continuo, HWV 386b

The English Consort; Trevor Pinnock, conductor

Händel: Trio Sonatas

Archiv

 

François Couperin

Les
Barricades Mystérieuses

Benjamin
Verdery, guitar

Reverie:
French Music for Flute and Guitar

Newport Classics

 

Johannes Brahms

Intermezzo in E Minor, Op. 119,
No.2

Andrew Rangell,
piano

A Recital of Intimate Works,
Volume II

Dorian

 

Jean-Phillippe
Rameau

Rigadons
Premier, Deuxieme, Double

The
Schmidt/Verdery Duo: Rie
Schmidt, flute; Benjamin Verdery, guitar

Reverie:
French Music for Flute and Guitar

Newport Classics

8:30

Claude Debussy

Reverie

 

Francis Poulenc

Sarabande for solo guitar

The
Nash Ensemble (Craig Ogden, solo guitar)

Poulenc:
The Complete Chamber Music

Hyperion

 

Ėlégie for horn and piano (in memory
of Dennis Brain)

The Nash Ensemble

 

Frederic Chopin

Nocturne
in B Major, Op.62, No.1

Andrew Rangell, piano

A
Recital of Intimate Works, Volume II

Dorian

 

Francis Poulenc

Sarabande for solo guitar; Villanelle
for piccolo (pipe) and piano: Modéré

The Nash Ensemble (Craig Ogden,
solo guitar; Philippa Davies, piccolo; Ian Brown,
piano)

Poulenc: The Complete Chamber
Music

Hyperion

 

Domenico Scarlatti

Keyboard
Sonata in B minor, K. 87 (L. 33)

Andrew Rangell, piano

A
Recital of Intimate Works, Volume II

Dorian

9:00

Ludwig van Beethoven

Eleven Bagatelles, Op.119

 

Frederic Chopin

Nocturne
in C-Sharp Minor, Op.Posth: Lento; Etude in E Minor
Op.25, No.7: Lento a placere

Pieter Wispelwey, cello; Dejan Lazic, piano

Chopin:
Cello Waltzes, Vol. 1

Channel Classics

─N.M.

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Bach, Pergolesi, and Vivaldi

A fun show of early music, Baroque, and early Classical era.

Playlist for Thursday, January 15, 2015

As Rome Falls, Flowers Grow, by Jake Wood-Evans

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Pietà

Right on the heels of the Christmas season, Meera and I are delving into music more appropriate for Eastertide. In the coming weeks, starting with this show, we’re featuring different settings of the text and melody of the Gregorian sequence Stabat Mater from a variety of composers.

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Pietà, by Luis de Morales, el Divino, 16th-century

The program begins with Benedictine monks of Luxembourg singing the plainchant ‘Stabat Mater’. Domenico Scarlatti is almost exclusively known for the hundreds of brilliant keyboard sonatas he composed—big works for chorus and orchestra were more his father Alessandro’s thing—but here I learn Scarlatti the Younger took a stab at the larger form and we’re all the richer for it. His beautiful polyphonic treatment for chorus and orchestra shines. As much as I love the harpsichord sonatas, this leaves me wanting to hear more of his large ensemble vocal works .

Also on the show, Part V of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.  Meera will play the sixth and final part on the next Musica della sera.

I featured a number of works of 16th-century Spanish composer Diego Ortiz and his contemporaries as well.

Happy New Year, everyone!  This is my first show of 2015.

 ─N.M.

 

Playlist for Thursday, January 8, 2015

 

Time

(approx)

Composer

Selection

Performers

Record Title

Label

7:00

Gregorian

Sequence:
Stabat mater

Benedictine
Monks of the Abbey of Saint-Maurice & Saint-Maur,
Clervaux

Salve Regina

Philips

 

Domenico Scarlatti

Stabat Mater

Monteverdi
Choir; English Baroque Soloists; John Eliot Gardiner

Stabat Mater: Pergolesi, Vivaldi,
Scarlatti, Haydn, Schubert

Warner Classics

7:45

Esaias Reusner/Johann
Georg Stanley

Suite

Ulsamer-Collegium

Dance
Music of the High Baroque

Archiv (LP)

 

Antonio Valente

Gallarda Napolitana

Hesperion XXI; Jordi Savall,
viola da gamba and
conductor

Ostinato

AliaVox

 

Diego Ortiz

Passamezza antico; Zarabanda
(recercada V)

 

Andrea Falconiero

Passacalle

 

Diego Ortiz

Passamezza moderno (Recercada
II)

8:00

Recercada primera sobre
un canto llano

Jeremy
West, cornetto; Frances
Kelly, double harp

The Age of Extravagance

Hyperion

 

Gaspar Sanz

Canarios

Konrad Ragossnig, guitar

Dance
Music of the High Baroque

Archiv (LP)

 

J.S. Bach

Christmas
Oratorio, BWV248, Part V: For the First Sunday in the New Year

The
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge;
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Stephen Layton, conductor; Katherine
Watson, soprano; Iestyn Davies, countertenor; James
Gilchrist, tenor; Matthew Brook, bass

Bach: Christmas
Oratorio

(2013)

Hyperion

8:30

Jean-Joseph Mouret

Rondeau from Suites de symphonies (aka Fanfare for the King’s Supper)

Boulder Brass

Bolder
Baroque

Dorian

 

J.S. Bach

Fantasia
in C Major, BWV 570

 

Contrapunctus IX from the Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080

 

Georg Frideric Händel

Sonata
for Violin and basso Continuo in A Major, Op.1, No.3

The
English Concert; Trevor Pinnock

Händel:
Trio Sonatas

Archiv

9:00

Diego Ortiz

Passamezza antico; Zarabanda (Recercada V)

Hesperion XXI; Jordi Savall,
viola da gamba and
conductor

Ostinato

AliaVox

 

Anonymous

Greensleeves to a Ground

 

Johann Pachelbel

Kanon und Gigue

 

Jordi Savall

Improvisation: Canarios

 

William Byrd

From Lord Fitzwilliam
Suite
: Wolsey’s Wilde; Callino casturame

Boulder Brass

Bolder
Baroque

Dorian

 
Musica della sera is a classical music radio show broadcast Thursday nights, 7:00-9:30 pm (Pacific) on KUSP Santa Cruz, 88.9 FM. Listen Live or listen to the Most Recent Show.

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Happy New Year from Musica della sera!

How Can I Keep from Singing?

A new year, a new year! So happy so share this music with you, and so pleased that so many of you called in to say hello! Here’s to a year of re-birth, new directions, and lots of singing.

Link to the playlist for the January 1, 2015 Musica della sera

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Christmas Evening Special

The nativity by Lorenzo Monaco

The nativity by Lorenzo Monaco

 

Merry Christmas!!!

Musica della sera

Classical Music 7:00-9:30pm

Hosted by Nicholas Mitchell

Playlist for December 25, 2014

ShawParkerHymnsAndCarols

For Christmas night Musica della sera focuses on traditional hymns and carols: inspired arrangements done by Robert Shaw in collaboration with Alice Parker in the 1950′s, and performed under the baton of Robert Shaw in 1993 for the album Song of Angels: Christmas Hymns & Carols.

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Choral arranger and conductor Robert Shaw at work

Alice Parker

Alice Parker

Recently I was contacted by Sherry Nelson, who was involved in this production as director of the venue. She gave me some background on the recording and shared some of her memories:

Songs of Angels, Christmas Hymns & Carols was recorded by Telarc at Spivey Hall at in Morrow, Georgia in summer of 1993 so it could be released for Christmas that year. Robert Shaw served as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Music for five years at Clayton State University, home of Spivey Hall.

Spivey Hall

Spivey Hall at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia

 

He chose a select choir of voices from his extraordinary Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus to serve as his Spivey Hall resident Chamber Singers. For this recording, he wanted to revisit the music on his beloved Christmas LPs many of us grew up with in the ’60s. His Chamber Singers recorded in the heat of the Georgia summer with all air conditioning turned off to keep the sound pure. To put the singers in the Christmas spirit, the Spivey Hall staff and I decorated Christmas trees on the stage. I served as founding director of Spivey Hall from 1990-2006 and was privileged to present choral performances for five years working with Robert Shaw toward the end of his life and extraordinary career. He marveled at the acoustics, so exquisite that Robert Shaw gave us this quote: “Spivey Hall is to Music what Light is to Painting”

I grew up listening to the LP (with the colorful holiday ornaments on the dust cover). Robert Shaw so loved the original arrangements, he believed his new recording would stand the test of time.   After sixteen years of listening to performances at Spivey Hall, I can “hear” the sound of the room in the Schubert: Songs for Male Chorus, another Spivey Hall recording released on Telarc in 1994. When you listen carefully, you can almost feel the singers breathe.

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Spivey Hall from across the pond.

You may also be familiar with Performance Today broadcasts, beginning in 1992 the Washington DC based production team aired hundreds of Spivey Hall performances and recorded their own 1998 NPR Classics release of “Angels Watching Over Me” a recording of spirituals sung by mezzo soprano Denyce Graves and gospel choir.  The Performance Today crew with host Martin Goldsmith broadcast four days live from the Spivey stage throughout the world celebrating the 1996 Olympic Games. In January 2016 Spivey Hall will celebrate 25 years since opening concerts in 1991 with a performance by Chanticleer, among the first vocal ensembles to sing at Spivey Hall and be featured in NPR broadcasts.  If you ever get to Atlanta, you must visit and hear for yourself why it is so unique…it is less than a half hour drive from the airport, and my successor Executive and Artistic Director Sam Dixon will welcome you with a VIP tour and great stories.

Sherry Nelson

A couple years ago I contacted Christopher Cock, tenor soloist who is heard most notably on “Mary Had a Baby” and “The Cherry Tree Carol”. In his reply he wrote:

Not too much to tell about “Songs of Angels.”  Recorded in hot August in Atlanta I assume in summer of ’93? (I’m sure it says in the liner notes).

I think Mr. Shaw relished those late years and a return to his choral roots.  I worked with him frequently during the last ten years of his life and certainly cherish the experience, musically and otherwise.

Christopher Cock

I wrote about my affection for this recording in the blog post for my 2012 Christmas Show two years ago. Incidentally, I also put together an eclectic anthology of Christmas music, fruits of a rather long session of YouTube searches. If you’re feeling adventurous, the links all still seem to be good: Musica della sera: Supplemental Music Videos for the 12/13/2012 Show.

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All Is Calm 100 Years Ago

Cantus and Theater Latte’ Da Present: All Is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914; by Peter Rothstein, musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach

Out of the violence a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, peace. A remarkable true story, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it.

 

–Meera

The playlist for tonight’s show is here.

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Alfred Brendel reads his poetry, remarks on musical humor and audience coughs.

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Last May at the Hay Festival of Literature and Arts in Wales Austrian pianist and author Alfred Brendel sat down with Sean Rafferty, host of the BBC Radio 3 series “In Tune”, and talked about the literary phase of his career where his focus has been since retiring from concert performance.  Here are highlights, which include him reading the poem transcribed here.  I also include the German version which I found here.

Buddhas and Santas

by Alfred Brendel

The Gentle Buddha
ensconced in his fat
dripping sometimes
in hot weather
numb with content
what happened
to make him jump up
howling in anger
hopping
on one foot
before falling to the floor
thudding
flailing his thousand redeeming arms
now irredeemably entangled
a raging knot
helplessly writhing on his back

Some knew what had happened
a snakebite in the foot
others knew better
on a bee
his bottom
had come to rest
the truth was
he couldn’t cope with peace any longer
it’s a strain being holy
now there he lies
and his disciples
wipe the foam from his mouth
disentangle his arms
horrified
and wait for his rage to blow over
the moon face to smoothe itself
the divinity to sit there
in proper style
silent
arms folded
eyes half-closed
imperturbable

Buddhas und Weihnachtsmänner

Der sanfte Buddha
in seinem Fett ruhend
triefend manchmal
bei heißem Wetter
in Zufriedenheit erstarrt
was geschah
daß er plötzlich aufsprang
vor Wut brüllend
hüpfend
auf einem Bein
bevor er zu Boden fiel
aufklatschend
mit seinen tausend heilbringenden Armen rudernd
bis sie sich heillos verfingen
ein Zornknäuel
hilflos auf dem Rücken zappelnd

Die einen wissen was geschah
ein Schlangenbiß in den Fuß
die anderen wissen es besser
auf einer Hornisse
sei ein Gesäß
zum Sitzen gekommen
In Wahrheit
hielt er den Frieden nicht mehr aus
Heiligsein ist anstrengend
Nun liegt er da
und seine Schüler
entfernen den Schaum von seinem Mund
entwirren
voller Entsetzen
seine ineinander verschlungenen Arme
und warten darauf
daß der heilige Zorn verraucht
das Mondgesicht sich glättet
der Göttliche wieder so dasitzt
wie man es von ihm erwarten darf
schweigend
die Hände gefaltet
die Augen halb geschlossen
unverrückbar

In my teenage years I devoured a budget 21-record box set (mail order label Murray Hill) of him playing the complete works of Beethoven. I enjoy Brendel’s complete Beethoven sonatas on CD nowadays, but I miss the other piano works. The LPs are no longer playable.

—N.M.

The last piece in the puzzle.

This week I present Pianist #32, completing our series of featuring a different piano for each of the Beethoven piano sonatas that we started at the beginning of the year. You thought we were done with that. We liked to think we were done with that, too, but not quite…we were unable to get our hands on a unique pianist for the two short piano sonatas that comprise Opus 49 (Meera presented Ronald Brautigam playing both back in June).

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During a recent visit to Amoeba record store in San Francisco Meera at long last tracked down a recording of Christian Leotta playing the pair, so we’re going to make it in time before for the end of the year, weather permitting. (Writing this as a monster storm batters the area.)

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Fish Ornament from Christmas Past

This is also the lesser of my two holiday season programs. Which usually means a fair amount of music composed for Christmas but not widely recognized as such. (This year my turn to host also falls on Christmas Night, and that will most assuredly be my Christmas Show Majoris.)

─N.M.

Playlist for Thursday, December 11, 2014

Time

(approx)

Composer

Selection

Performers

Record Title

Label

7:00

Frederic Chopin

Mazurka Op.56, No.1
in B-Flat Major, No.2 in C Major; Op.24, No.3 in A-Flat major; No.4 in B-Flat
Minor

Artur Rubinstein, piano

Chopin: The Mazurkas

RCA

7:20

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Sonata No.19 in G Minor, Op.49, No.
1; Piano Sonata No.20 in G Major, Op.49, No.2

Christian Leotta,
piano

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 3

Atma Classique

7:42

Rodgers &
Hammerstein

Edelweiss

Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone; English Northern Philharmonia; Paul Daniel, conductor

The All-Star
Christmas Album

Deutsche Grammophon

 

Johannes
Brahms

Wiegenlied (lullaby)

Anne
Sofievon Otter, mezzo-soprano; Bengt
Forsberg, piano

 

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Pie Jesu from Requiem

Sarah Brightman, soprano; Paul
Miles-Kingston, treble; Winchester Cathedral Choir; James Lancelot, organ;
English Chamber Orchestra; Lorin Maazel, conductor

 

Heinrich
Kaminski

Maria
durch ein Dornwald ging

Dresdner
Kreuzchor; Matthias Jung, conductor

 

W.A. Mozart

Laudate Dominum from Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339

Cheryl Studer, soprano; London
Symphony Orchestra; Ion Marin, conductor

8:00

Gregorian

Hymn
for Christmas Vespers: Christe Redemptor
Omnium

Choir
of the Vienna Hofburgkapelle; Josef Schabasser, director

Gregorian
Chants for Christmas, Schütz: A Christmas Story

Alegretto

 

Franz Biebl

Ave Maria

Voces8; *Christian Forshaw, saxophone

Eventide

Decca

 

Morten Lauridsen

O
magnum mysterium

 

Thomas Tallis

Te lucis ante terminum*

 

Traditional

Prosa: Salve mater misericordie;
Fuguing tune: Bethlehem;
Carol: Veni redemptor gencium; Carol ballad: The Cherry Tree Carol

Anonymous
4

The
Cherry Tree: Songs, Carols & Ballads for Christmas

Harmonia
Mundi

8:30

Felix Mendelssohn

Hear My Prayer (interrupted by automated Emergency Alert
System flood warning)

Jeremy Budd, treble; Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral; Andrew
Lucas, organ; John Scott, conductor

Hear My Prayer

Musical Heritage Society

 

J.S. Bach

Agnus Dei from Mass in B Minor, BWV

Alison
Balsom, trumpet; Colm
Carey, organ; Alina Ibragimova,
violin; Alistair Ross, chamber organ; Mark Caudle, viola da
gamba

Bach
Works for Trumpet

EMI

 

Gregorio Allegri

Miserere Mei

Jeremy Budd, treble; Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral; Andrew
Lucas, organ; John Scott, conductor

Hear My Prayer

Musical Heritage Society

9:10

Traditional

Taladh ar Slanaighear; The Moon Shines Bright

Quadriga Consort; Nikolaus Newerkla, harpsichord & conductor; Elisabeth Kaplan, voice; Angelika Huemer, recorders & violada gamba; Karin Silldorff, recorders; Dominika Teufel, viola da gamba; Peter Trefflinger, cello; Laurenz Schiffenmüller, percussion

On a Cold Winter’s Day

Carpe Diem

 

Felix Mendelssohn

Hear My Prayer

Jeremy Budd, treble; Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral; Andrew
Lucas, organ; John Scott, conductor

Hear My Prayer

Musical Heritage Society

 

Musica della sera is a classical music radio show broadcast Thursday nights, 7:00-9:30 pm (Pacific) on KUSP Santa Cruz, 88.9 FM. Listen Live or listen to the Most Recent Show.

Follow us on Twitter: Meera and Nicholas and on Facebook: Meera, Nicholas,
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Gearing Up for the Holidays

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the first of two of my radio shows in December! The first one in December I usually focus on non-obvious Christmas music — in other words, non-Christmas carols.

Also featured is Part II of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio! We heard Part I on my last show, and I want to continue with the The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge’s version of the Oratorio.

—Meera

 

Musica della sera

Classical Music
7:00-9:30pm, Pacific Time

Playlist for Thursday,
December 04, 2014

Hosted by Meera
Collier

Time

(approx)

Composer

Selection

Performers

Record Title

Label

7:00

(Anon.)

13-14c.

Processional Hymn

Germanes mies

Montserrat Figueras, Arianna Savall, sopranos

La Capella
Reial de Catalunya, Jordi Savall, director

Homage
to El Misteri D’Elx: La Vespra

(1990)

Alia Vox

 

 

(Anon)

13-14c.

Cum Quidam Fluctuanita

Novus Presul Prodiit

Anonymous
4:

Ruth Cunningham, Marsha Genensky,
Susan Hellauer, Johanna Maria Rose

Legends of St.
Nicholas

(1999)

Harmonia Mundi

 

 

(Anon)

Deu vos salve Vergi
Imperial

Montserrat Figueras, Arianna Savall, sopranos

La Capella
Reial de Catalunya, Jordi Savall, director

Homage
to El Misteri D’Elx: La Vespra

(1990)

Alia Vox

 

 

(Anon)

Sainte
Nicholaes

All
the Province of
Seint Nicholas
Suffered Gret Peyne for
Hunger

Anonymous 4

Legends of St. Nicholas

Harmonia Mundi

7:30

Thomas Tallis

(1505 – 1585)

Te lucis ante terminum
(Festal tone)

Voces 8

Christian Forshaw, saxophone

Eventide

(2014)

Decca Records

 

 

Gregorian Chant

Salve
Regina

The Cambridge Singers, John Rutter, director

Ave Gracia Plena: Music in honour of the Virgin Mary

(1992)

Collegium

 

 

William Byrd

(1543 – 1623)

Alleluia. Ave Maria

 

 

T. L. de Victoria

(1548 – 1611)

Vidi speciosam

 

Gustav Holst

(1874 – 1934)

Ave Maria

 

Ola Gjeilo

(b. 1978)

Second
Eve

Voces 8

Eventide

Decca Records

8:00

Johann Sebastian Bach

(1685 – 1750)

Christmas Oratorio, BWV248

Part II

Katherine Watson, soprano; Iestyn
Davies, countertenor; James Gilchrist, tenor; Matthew Brook, bass

The Choir of Trinity
College, Cambridge

Orchestra of the Ave of Enlightenment

Stephen Layton, conductor

Bach:
Christmas Oratorio

(2013)

Hyperion

8:35

Felix Mendelssohn

(1809 – 1847)

Say,
where is He born; There shall a star from Jacob

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge,
Graham Ross, director

Veni Emmanuel: Music for Advent

(2013)

Harmonia Mundi

 

Plainchant

Antiphon VI: O Rex Gentium

 

Peter Warlock

(1894 – 1930)

Bethlehem Down

 

Graham Ross

(b. 1985)

I sing of a maiden

 

Francis Poulenc

(1899 – 1963)

Salve
Regina

Exultate Deo

Winchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill, conductor

Lux Aeterna

(1998)

Virgin Classics

9:00

Rick Sowash

(b. 1950)

Guitar Suite: For an Old Friend at Christmas

1.       Moderato,
wistfully

2.       Moderato

3.       Lento

Hilary Field, guitar

A Christmas Gift

(2012)

www.sowash.com

 

Traditional

Steal
Away

Voces 8

Matthew Sharp, cello

Eventide

Decca Records

 

Franz Biebl

(1905 – 2001)

Ave Maria

Chanticleer

Our Heart’s Joy

(1990)

Chanticleer Records

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Still Life with Turkey Pie – Pieter Claesz, 1627

Happy Thanksgiving Day!!!

Musica della sera

Classical Music 7:00-9:30pm

Hosted by Nicholas Mitchell

Playlist for November 27, 2014

Time

(approx)

Composer

Selection

Performers

Record
Title

Label

7:00

Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto
in D Minor for 2 Violins and Orchestra; F. 1, No.41 (Antonio Fanno Catalog)

Georg-Friedrich
Hendel and Klaus Schlupp,
violins; Chamber Orchestra of the Sarre; Karl Ristenpart, conductor

Vivaldi:
Concertos for Violins, Concertos for Piccolo

Nonesuch (LP)

 

J.S. Bach

Sonata No.2 in A Major for
Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1015

Elizabeth Blumenstock,
violin; John Butt, harpsichord

J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin
& Harpsichord

Harmonia Mundi

7:30

 

Trio Sonata
in B-Flat Major, BWV 525

Musica
Pacifica: Judith Linsenberg, recorder; Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin; Elisabeth Le Guin,
cello; Edward Parmentier, harpsichord

J.S.
Bach: Trio Sonatas

Virgin

 

Johann Christoph Bach

Motet: Der
Mensch, vom Weibe geboren ─ Ach wie nichtig

The Choir of Trinity college,
Cambridge; Richard Marlow, conductor

The Bach Family ─ Motets

Conifer (BMG)

 

Johann Michael Bach

Motets:
Nun habich überwunden; Halt, was du hast; Fürchtet
euch nicht; Sei, lieber Tag, willkommen

8:00

Franz Joseph Haydn

The Seven Last Words of Christ
for String quartet and Vocal Quartet

Juilliard String Quartet:
Robert Mann and Joel Smirnoff, violins; Samuel Rhodes, viola; Joel Krosnick, cello; Guest Vocalists: Benita Valente, soprano; Jan DeGaetani,
mezzo-soprano; Jon Humphrey, tenor; Thomas Paul, Bass

Haydn: The Seven Last Words of
Christ

Sony

 

9:20

J.S. Bach

Two-Part
Inventions: Nos. 1-4, 8-10

András Schiff, piano

Inventionen und Sinfonien für
Klavier

Denon

─NM

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