Classical Music Playlist, June 13, 2022

Just after the First World War, the English composer Edward Elgar found himself in uncomfortable conditions. The war had afflicted him terribly; he was financially stressed and had lost dear friends. He suffered from throat problems and early in 1918 he had an infected tonsil removed. Soon after, Elgar and his wife Alice, who were also suffering from health problems, moved to the English countryside where he worked in a small studio separate from the cottage they were renting. He was walking in the woods and enthusiastically chopping firewood. In this environment he composed a number of remarkable chamber works which, according to Alice, were all splendid music with a new focus and a rejuvenated imagination. His Piano Quintet in A minor comes from this period and, although it partly expresses a new vision of relaxed country life, the music retains echoes of sadness. Edward Elgar’s 1919 Piano Quintet in A minor is today’s noon masterpiece at 2:00 p.m.

6:00 am

Antonio Vivaldi

Cello Concerto in D minor RV 407

Europa Galante Maurizio Naddeo, cello

6:10 a.m.

Theodore von Schacht

Clarinet Concerto in Bb major

Amsterdam Concerto; Jaap Schroder, conductor Dieter Klocker, clarinet

6:35 a.m.

Elena Ruehr

String Quartet No. 3: III. how she danced

Cypress String Quartet

6:41 a.m.

Fanny Mendelssohn

Piano Sonata in C minor

Betty Ann Miller, piano


George Friederich Handel

Concerto Grosso No. 1 in B flat major Opus 3/1 HWV 312

Musicians of the Louvre; Marc Minkowski, conductor


Kurt Atterberg

Symphony No. 4 “Sinfonia piccola” in G minor Opus 14

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra; Ari Rasilainen, conductor

7:33 am

John Adson

Courteous Masking Air

The American Brass Quintet


Johann Sebastian Bach

Fugue “Little Fugue” in G minor BWV 578

Canadian copper



Concertino for bassoon in Bb major Opus 12

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Neville Marriner, conductor Klaus Thunemann, bassoon


benjamin britten

Musical Evenings (Suite after Rossini) Opus 9

Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra; Okko Kamu, conductor

8:00 a.m.

Gustav Holst

Suite No. 1 in Eb major Opus 28

Symphony of North Texas Winds; Eugène Corporon, conductor

8:13 a.m.

Wolfgang AmadeusMozart

Symphony No. 29 in A major K 201

English baroque soloists; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor


Gabriela Lena Frank

Four folk songs: III. Serenata

Claremont Trio


Antonin Dvorak

Slavic Dance No. 7 in C major Opus 72

Cleveland Orchestra; Christoph Von Dohnanyi, conductor


Ludwig van Beethoven

Violin Concerto: III. Rondo – Allegro in D major Opus 61

Concertgebouw Orchestra; Bernard Haitink, conductor Henryk Szeryng, violin


Aaron Copland


San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

9:20 a.m.

Robert Schuman

Widmung (Dedication) Opus 25

Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano


Giuseppe Tartini

Violin Concerto in D major D 34

Orfeo Orchestra; Gyorgy Vashegyi, conductor Laszlo Paulik, violin

9:41 a.m.

Carlos Chavez

Chapultepec Republican Overture

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Enrique Batiz, conductor


Claude Debussy

Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Berlin Philharmonic; Herbert von Karajan, conductor

10:00 a.m.

Johannes Brahms

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

Norman Kriegger, piano


Ralph Vaughan Williams

Symphony No. 1 “Symphony of the Sea”: III. (Scherzo) The Waves

BBC Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, conductor of the BBC Symphony Chorus; Philharmonie Choir

10:16 a.m.

Juventino Roses

Along the waves (Sobre las olas)

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


Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Cello Concerto in A major Wq 172 / H 439

Bournemouth Sinfonietta; Richard Studt, conductor Timothy Hugh, cello

10:44 am

Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerto for oboe and violin in C minor BWV 1060

Tafelmusik; Jeanne Lamon, conductor John Abberger, oboe


Vincent d’Indy

Symphony on an Air from the French Mountains

Boston Symphony Orchestra; Charles Munch, conductor Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer, piano

11:25 a.m.

Luigi Cherubini

MEDEA: Opening

Munich Radio Orchestra; Kurt Redel, conductor

11:35 a.m.

George Philippe Telemann

Suite “La Chasse” (The Hunt) in F major

Berlin Academy of Early Music


Alfonso Montes

Milonga in the style of Piazzolla (Milonga a Piazzolla)

Castellani Andriaccio Duo


Frédéric Chopin

Impromptu No. 1 in A major Opus 29

Garrick Ohlson, piano


Maurice Ravel

Introduction and Allegro

Tokyo String Quartet Nancy Allen, harp; Ransom Wilson, flute; David Shifrin, clarinet

12:11 p.m.

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Suite No. 2 in C major Opus 53

Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra; Neville Marriner, conductor


Vincenzo Bellini

Vaga luna che inargenti

Luciano Pavarotti, tenor

12:51 p.m.

Johannes Brahms

Violin Concerto: III. Allegro Giocoso in D major Opus 77

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Leonard Bernstein, conductor Gidon Kremer, violin

1:00 p.m.

Wilhelm Peterson-Berger

Frosoblomster, Suite No. 1 (The Flowers of Froso)

Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra; Michail Jurowski, conductor

1:18 p.m.

Carlos Chavez

Symphony No. 2 “Sinfonia India”

Mexican State Symphony Orchestra; Enrique Batiz, conductor

1:31 p.m.

Francesco Geminiani

Concerto Grosso No. 2 in D minor Opus 7/2

The Little Band; Sigiswald Kuijken, conductor

1:41 p.m.

Amy Beach

Romance (1893) in D major Opus 23

Tasmin Little, violin; John Lenehan, piano

1:49 p.m.

Ottorino Respighi

Church windows: IV. Saint Gregory the Great

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor

2:00 p.m.

Edward Elgar

Piano Quintet in A minor Opus 84

Coull Quartet Allan Schiller, piano