Classical Music Playlist, August 6, 2021

Violinist Joseph Joachim and composer Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms and Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim instantly became great friends when they met in their early twenties in 1853. Brahms was not yet known but the violinist was already a celebrity (and a more accomplished composer than Brahms. at the time) which encouraged and endorsed the budding young composer and in the 1860s they even toured with Brahms as Joachim’s pianist. After 25 years of friendship, Brahms was now famous and wrote his only violin concerto for Joachim who assisted the pianist-composer with technical advice on violin writing. The premiere took place on January 1, 1879 with Joachim as soloist and Brahms (inadvertently poorly dressed, causing murmurs in the audience) conducted. Since around 1900, the Concerto has been considered one of the greatest ever written and one of the most performed. Almost 100 years after the premiere, Itzhak Perlman has recorded what is called one of the greatest Brahms recordings of all time and a benchmark interpretation of the Concerto. At the 1979 Awards, the recording won the Grammy for Classic Album of the Year. Perlman’s epic 43-minute performance of Brahms’ Violin Concerto is today’s noon masterpiece at 2:00 p.m. (And be sure to tune in at about 19 minutes to hear Perlman play the cadenza (solo) that Joachim contributed to the composition.)

6:00 am

Arcangelo Corelli

Concerto Grosso n ° 2 in F major opus 6

Musica Amphion; Pieter-Jan Belder, conductor


Charles Gounod

Symphony No.2 in E flat major

Toulouse Capitole Orchestra; Michel Plasson, conductor

6:43 a.m.

Amy Beach

Extract from Grandmother’s Garden: Morning Glories Opus 97/1

Joanne Polk, piano

6:45 a.m.

J. Michael Haydn

Concerto for trumpet in C major

Prague Chamber Orchestra Guy Touvron, trumpet


Benjamin britten

Musical evenings (Suite after Rossini) Opus 9

Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra; Okko Kamu, conductor


Gaetano Donizetti


Philharmonic Orchestra; Tullio Serafin, conductor


Guillaume Byrd

Dance Suite arranged for guitar quartet

Buffalo Guitar Quartet


Antonin Dvorak

Opus 47 Bagatelles

Takacs Quartet


John williams

Summon heroes

the Boston Pop Orchestra; John Williams, conductor


Friedrich Kuhlau

Opening of Mont Elfe Opus 100

Odense Symphony Orchestra; Othmar Maga, conductor


Lili baker

A Spring Morning (A Spring Morning)

Jan Roberts-Haydon, flute; Sylvie Beaudette, piano


Libby Larsen

Song of sorrow and jubilee

Apollo Chamber Players


Claude Debussy

Rhapsody for saxophone and orchestra

National Orchestra of Lyon; Jun Markl, conductor Alexander Doisy, saxophone


Alexander Glazunov

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B major Opus 100

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins, conductor Stephen Coombs, piano

8:59 am

Johann Sebastian Bach

Toccata & Fugue in D minor BWV 565

Simon Preston, organ

9:08 am

Johannes brahms

Serenade n ° 2 in A major Opus 16

Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, conductor

9:42 a.m.

Muzio Clementi

Sonatin n ° 4 in F major opus 36

June Chun, piano

9:50 a.m.

Aaron Copland

Rodeo: Saturday night waltz

Seattle Symphony; Gérard Schwarz, conductor

9:56 a.m.

Harold Arlen

Above the rainbow

Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; Akira Eguchi, piano

10:00 am

Hamilton Harty

In Ireland

Ulster Orchestra; Bryden Thomson, conductor Colin Fleming, flute; Denise Kelly, harp

10:10 a.m.

Ludwig van Beethoven

String Quartet No.16 in F major Opus 135

Emerson String Quartet

10:35 a.m.

Franck Bridge


English string orchestra; William Boughton, conductor

10:39 a.m.

Stephane Perillo

Requiem for a goldfish

Russian festival orchestra; Yuval Waldman, conductor

10:49 am

Franz Liszt

Piano Sonata in B minor: II. Andante Sostenuto

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano


Camille Saint-Saëns

Concert piece (Concert piece) Opus 94

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Kurt Masur, conductor Hermann Baumann, horn


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Sonata: Rondo alla Turca in A major K 331

John O’Conor, piano


Johann Sebastian Bach

Passion according to St. Matthew: O Mensch, bewein dein Sunde gross BWV 244

Michigan State University Symphony Group; Keith Brion, conductor


John C. Williams

Wind Turbine Suite

Studios Orchestra; William Goodchild, conductor John Williams, guitar


Frédéric Chopin

Les Sylphides: Suite

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra; Heinz Fricke, conductor


Catrin finch

Celtic Concerto

Sinfonia Cymru; John Rutter, conductor Catrin Finch, harp


Bernhard Crusell

Clarinet Quartet No.1 in E-flat major Opus 2

Allegri String Quartet (members of) Thea King, clarinet


Alain Silvestri

FORREST GUMP: Feather Theme

La Pieta Angèle Dubeau, violin


Scott joplin

The artist

New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble


Ernst von Dohnanyi

Symphonic Minutes Opus 36

Buffalo Philharmonic; JoAnn Falletta, conductor


Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto for violin, two cellos and strings in C major RV 561

Europe Galante; Fabio Biondi, conductor Fabio Biondi, violin; Maurizio Naddeo, cello; Antonio Fantinuoli, cello

1:08 p.m.

Mauro Giuliani

Guitar Sonata in C major Opus 15

David Russell, guitar


Joe hisaishi

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds (NAH-sih-kaw)

London Philharmonic Orchestra; Nick Ingram, conductor Joe Hisaishi, piano


Darius Milhaud

Concerto for clarinet and orchestra: II. Very Decide

Bulgarian National Symphony; Ljubomir Denev, conductor Ken Peplowski


Felix Mendelssohn

Hebrides Overture in B minor Opus 26

Bamberg Symphony; Claus Peter Flor, conductor

2:00 p.m.

Johannes brahms

Violin Concerto in D major Opus 77

Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor Itzhak Perlman, violin

2:44 p.m.

Alexandre marcello

Oboe Concerto in D: II. Adagio

BBC Concert Orchestra; Richard Balcombe, conductor Jess Gillam, soprano saxophone

2:49 p.m.

John rutter

Folk Suite

Royal Ballet Sinfonia; David Lloyd-Jones, conductor

3:02 p.m.

Franz Schubert

12 German Dances Opus 171 D 790

Stephen Kovacevich, piano

3:14 p.m.

Igor Stravinsky

The fairy’s kiss: Divertimento

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Youri Temirkanov, conductor

3:41 p.m.

Albertus Groneman

Concerto for solo flute, 2 flutes, viola and basso continuo in G major

Musica Ad Rhenum Jed Wentz, flute

3:50 p.m.

Agustin Barrios


Deborah Mariotti, guitar

3:56 p.m.

Giuseppe Verdi

AIDA: Triumphal March of Act II

Orchester der Deutschen Oper; Giuseppi Sinopoli, conductor Chor der Deutschen oper Berlin

4:02 p.m.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony No.28 in C major K 200

the virtuosos of Moscow; Vladimir Spivakov, conductor

4:22 p.m.

Jose moncayo


Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas; Alondra de la Parra, conductor

4:31 p.m.

Johannes brahms

Piano Sonata No.1: IV. Final in C major Opus 1

Norman Krieger, piano

4:40 p.m.

Gustav holst

The Planets: Mars, carrier of war Opus 32

Philharmonic Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, conductor

4:48 p.m.

John williams

The post office: the press roll

Studios Orchestra; John Williams, conductor

4:53 p.m.

Aaron Copland

Cuban dance (Danzon Cubano)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; David Zinman, conductor

5:01 p.m.

Clara schumann

Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Opus 22 Opus 22

Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano; Elena Urioste, violin

5:12 p.m.

Francesco Geminiani

Grosso Concerto No. 1 in D major Opus 7/1

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Academy; Iona Brown, conductor

5:22 p.m.

Ignace Pleyel

Concerto for flute in C major B 160

Sinfonia Finlandia (Jyvaskyla); Patrick Gallois, conductor Patrick Gallois, flute

5:47 p.m.

Antonin Dvorak

Slavic dance n ° 3 in lab major opus 46

Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor

5:54 p.m.

Enrique Granados

Danzas espanolas n ° 6 “Jota” (Rondalla Aragonesa)

Angel Romero, guitar; Celedonio Romero, guitar

5:59 p.m.

William Grant Still

Africa: symphonic poem

Fort Smith Symphony; John Jeter, conductor

6:28 p.m.

Karl Ditters Von Dittersdorf

Oboe Concerto in G major

Bern Camerata; Thomas Furi, conductor Heinz Holliger, oboe

6:44 p.m.

John tavener

The protective veil

London Symphony Orchestra; Gennady Roszhdestvensky, conductor Steven Isserlis, cello

6:54 p.m.

John Lanchbery

Beatrix Potter Tales: The Mouse Waltz

Orchestra of the Royal Opera; John Lanchbery, conductor

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