Classical Music Playlist, July 14, 2022

The storming of the Bastille by Jean-Pierre Houël (1735-1813)

Today is July 14 in France and we celebrate it with the music of George Gershwin! (“Wait…what?”) Yes! Here’s how we figured it out: America’s war of independence against the British crown officially ended when a delegation of Americans in Paris, including John Adams and Benjamin Franklin, negotiated and signed the Treaty of Paris in 1783 (The French had fought with the United States against Britain, which caused them financial difficulties which fomented problems contributing to the French Revolution.) There was another American in Paris since 1784, Thomas Jefferson, when on July 14, 1789 citizens stormed the Bastille in Paris which sparked the French Revolution and quickly led to more democracy in France. Jefferson helped the French draft documents that would eventually find their way into the first French Constitution of 1791. We will celebrate this legacy of Americans in France with George Gershwin’s musical reflections on his own journey in 1926 under the title “Un American in Paris”. This is today’s noon masterpiece at 2:00 p.m.

6:00 am

John Heinichen

Concerto in F major S 235

Musica Antiqua Cologne; Reinhardt Goebel, conductor

6:17 am

Muzio Clementi

Symphony No. 3 “The Great National” in G major

Philharmonic Orchestra; Claudio Scimone, conductor


Marcel Grandjany

French popular song (Et ron ron, petit patapon)

Anne-Marguerite Michaud, harp


Johann Strauss, Jr.

Morning Papers Opus 279 (Morgenblatter)

Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Jascha Horenstein, conductor


benjamin britten

Gloriana: courtly dances

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; André Previn, conductor


George Enesco

Dixtour for Opus 14 wind instruments

Oslo Wind Soloists

7:33 am

Scott Joplin


Lara Downes, piano; Joe Brent, vihuela


Manuel de Falla

EL AMOR BRUJO: Ritual Fire Dance

Katia and Marielle Labèque, piano duo

7:43 am

koji kondo

The sequel to the legend of Zelda

London Philharmonic Orchestra


Amilcare Ponchielli

LA GIOCONDA: Dance of the Hours

Philadelphia Orchestra; Eugène Ormandy, conductor

8:00 a.m.

Dmitri Shostakovich

Symphony No. 1: I. Allegretto-Allegro non troppo in E minor Opus 10

Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Bernstein, conductor


Manuel Ponce

Southern Concerto (Concierto del Sur)

New York Philharmonic; Jose Serebrier, conductor Sharon Isbin, guitar


Valerie Colman


Imani winds


Daniel Francois Auber

THE BRONZE HORSE: Overture (The Bronze Horse)

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor


Wolfgang AmadeusMozart

Piano Concerto No. 21: II. Andante in C major K 467

London Symphony Orchestra; Colin Davis, conductor Stephen Kovacevich, piano


Francesco Geminiani

Concerto Grosso “La Follia” in D minor

Baroque Boston; Martin Pearlman, conductor


Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 4 in Bb major Opus 60

Revolutionary and Romantic Orchestra; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor


Howard Shore

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: The Fellowship of the Ring: About the Hobbits

The Pieta; Angèle Dubeau, conductor Angèle Dubeau, violin


Clara Schumann

Piano Concerto: III. Finale in A minor Opus 7

the Women’s Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor Angela Cheng, piano

10:00 a.m.

Gerald Finzi

Eclogue for piano and string orchestra Opus 10

English String Orchestra; William Boughton, conductor Martin Jones, piano

10:10 a.m.

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Suite No. 1 in D major Opus 43

National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland; Stefan Sanderling, conductor


Alexandre Scarlatti

Sinfonia No. 1 in F major

The Soloists of Milan


Neil Gladd

The Goldberg Cloth

Ugo Orlandi, mandolin; Claudio Mandonico, piano; Daniele Bosio, tuba


Charles Stanford

Irish Rhapsody No. 5

Ulster Orchestra; Vernon Handley, conductor

11:15 a.m.

Bernard Crusell

Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in F minor Opus 5

Cologne Academy; Michael Alexander Willens, conductor Eric Hoeprich, clarinet


Harold Arlen

above the rainbow

Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; Akira Eguchi, piano

11:43 am

Stanley Myers


Jason Vieaux, guitar


Giacomo Puccini

Three minuets for strings in A major

Auvergne Orchestra; Jean-Jacques Kantorow, conductor

12:00 p.m.

Georges Bizet

Symphony No. 1 in C major

Paris Orchestra; Semyon Bychkov, conductor

12:30 p.m.

Robert Schuman

Carnival Opus 9

Minnesota Orchestra; Eiji Oue, conductor

12:42 p.m.

george walker


George Walker, piano

12:44 p.m.

John Sibelius

Karelia Suite Opus 11

Helsinki Philharmonic; Okko Kamu, conductor

1:01 p.m.

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Spanish Caprice Opus 34

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Neeme Jarvi, conductor

1:18 p.m.

Francois-Joseph Haydn

Symphony No. 88 in G major

Tafelmusik; Bruno Weil, conductor

1:38 p.m.

Nainita Desai

My mind is still


1:45 p.m.

George W. Chadwick

Symphonic Sketches: Jubilee

Cincinnati Pops; Erich Kunzel, conductor

1:54 p.m.

John Paderewski

Melody in G major Opus 16/2

Stephen Hough, piano

2:00 p.m.

George Gershwin

An American in Paris

the Boston Pops Orchestra; John Williams, conductor

2:19 p.m.

An Lun Huang

Saibei Suite No. 2: “Saibei Dance”

Chicago Sinfonietta; Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

2:25 p.m.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Trio Sonata No. 1 in E flat major BWV 525

The French Concert

2:40 p.m.

benjamin britten

PETER GRIMES: Four marine interludes Opus 33a

Boston Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Bernstein, conductor

2:59 p.m.

Francois Liszt

Hungarian fantasy

London Symphony Orchestra; Jun’ichi Hirokami, conductor Barry Douglas, piano

3:15 p.m.

Mauro Giulani

Great Variations and Polonaise on a theme from Paisiello Opus 65

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Neville Marriner, conductor Pepe Romero, guitar

3:36 p.m.

John Williams

Memoirs of a Geisha: The President’s Waltz

The Pieta; Angèle Dubeau, conductor Angèle Dubeau, violin

3:39 p.m.

Roger Quilter

Where the Rainbow Ends: Continued

Northern England Sinfonia; Richard Hickox, conductor

3:55 p.m.

George Friederich Handel

Solomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

The King’s Violins; Bernard Labadie, conductor

4:00 p.m.

Arcangelo Corelli

Concerto Grosso No. 7 in D major Opus 6

The English Concert; Trevor Pinnock, conductor

4:10 p.m.

Hector Berlioz

The Marseillaise

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; David Zinman, conductor Sylvia McNair, soprano; Richard Leech, tenor; …with choir

4:20 p.m.

Francois Poulenc

piano concerto

Orchestra of the Paris Concert Society; Georges Prêtre, conductor Gabriel Tacchino, piano

4:41 p.m.

George Butterworth

Green willow benches

English Symphony Orchestra; William Boughton, conductor

4:47 p.m.

Michael Nyman

If (from the Diary of Anne Frank)

BBC Concert Orchestra; Jessica Cottis, conductor Jess Gillam, soprano saxophone

4:53 p.m.

Edward K. (Duke) Ellington

Black, brown and beige suite: II. Brown

Buffalo Philharmonic; JoAnn Falletta, conductor

5:00 p.m.

Claude Debussy

Images for Orchestra: Iberia: I. Streets and Crossroads

San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

5:08 p.m.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 3 (Eroica): I. Allegro con brio in Eb major Opus 55

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Ricardo Chailly, conductor

5:24 p.m.

Leo Brouwer

El Decameron Negro: 2. La huida de los amantes por el valle de los ecos

Sharon Isbin, guitar

5:29 p.m.

Maurice Ravel

The tomb of Couperin (The tomb of Couperin)

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Hugh Wolff, conductor

5:47 p.m.

Robert Schuman

Kreisleriana: I. Aussert Bewegt

Simone Dinnerstein, piano

5:51 p.m.

Johannes Brahms

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

Norman Kriegger, piano

5:59 p.m.

William Dawson

Negro folk symphony

Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Neeme Jarvi, conductor

6:28 p.m.

William Grant Again

Folk Suite No. 2

Sierra Winds

6:37 p.m.

Kojiro Umezaki

If you come back…

Silk road set

6:44 p.m.

Enrique Granados

Danzas espanolas n° 10 “Sad”

Angel Romero, guitar; Celedonio Romero, guitar

6:50 p.m.

johann johansson

The Theory of Everything sequel

La Pieta Angèle Dubeau, violin