Classical Music Playlist, June 6, 2022

Wolfgang AmadeusMozart

Mozart was doing quite well in his early years in Vienna until about 1785. He was famous and above all financially well off (except that he was a big spender); the city was full of generous patrons and a large behind-the-scenes music industry (publishers, etc.) supported all the activity. But by late 1785 the scene began to look darker as the Austro-Turkish War [1788-1791] seemed imminent (and the aristocracy would have to move their money there and away from musical patronage, and in fact would later flee the city). Before things fell apart, Mozart composed his Piano Concerto No. 22 and there were still enough well-funded music lovers to almost sell out his subscription concerts for its premiere which was very well received (with an encore of the movement slow required). Mozart’s Piano Concerto #22, performed on a pianoforte as one would have heard it in Mozart’s time, is the masterpiece of today’s noon at 2:00 p.m.

6:00 am

Henry Purcell

suite for brass

Canadian copper


Ferdinand Ries

Piano concerto in Eb major Opus 42

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Uwe Grodd, conductor Christopher Hinterhuber, piano


Francois Tarrega

brilliant study

Eduardo Fernandez, guitar

6:43 am

Joaquin Turina

Tribute to Tarrega: Soleares Opus 69

Norbert Kraft, guitar


Edward Elgar

Three Bavarian Dances Opus 27

Bournemouth Sinfonietta; Norman Del Mar, conductor


Antonio Vivaldi

Violin Concerto No. 10 “The Hunt” in Bb major Opus 8 RV 362 (La Caccia)

The English Concert; Trevor Pinnock, conductor Simon Standage, violin


Antonin Dvorak

Serenade for wind instruments in D minor Opus 44

Oslo Wind Soloists


Peter Phillips

Bassano Pavan and Galliard

Instrument Parliament


Arcangelo Corelli

Concerto Grosso No. 4 in D major Opus 6

Philharmonie Baroque Orchestra; Nicholas McGegan, conductor


Aram Khachaturian

Gayne Ballet Suite

the Boston Pops Orchestra; John Williams, conductor

8:00 a.m.

Arnold Bax

Overture to a picaresque comedy

London Philharmonic Orchestra; Bryden Thomson, conductor

8:14 a.m.

Francois-Joseph Haydn

Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major Opus 101 HOB VIIb:2

Tafelmusik; Jeanne Lamon, conductor Anner Bylsma, cello


Amy Beach

FOUR SKETCHES: Ghosts/Dreams

Anna Shelest, piano


George Friederich Handel

XERXES: Largo: “Ombra mai fu”

Guildhall String Ensemble

8:50 am

Ludwig van Beethoven

Léonore Overture No. 1 in C major Opus 138

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Kurt Masur, conductor


Florence Prize

Symphony No. 3

Philadelphia Orchestra; Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor


Johann Sebastian Bach

Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor BWV 1056

Australian Chamber Orchestra Angela Hewitt, piano

9:43 am

Percy Grainger

colonial song

Michigan State University Symphony Orchestra; Keith Brion, conductor


Camille Saint-Saëns

Romance Opus 36

Hermann Baumann, horn; Reiko Honsho, piano


Paul Hindemith

Symphonic Metamorphosis: IV. March

San Francisco Symphony; Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

10:00 a.m.

Manuel de Falla

Sequel to the three-cornered hat

the Boston Pops Orchestra; Arthur Fiedler, conductor

10:12 a.m.

Caesar Frank

Sonata for violin and piano in A major

Itzhak Perlman, violin; Martha Argerich, piano


Elmer Bernstein

The Magnificent Seven

Cincinnati Pops; Erich Kunzel, conductor

10:45 a.m.

Isaac Albeniz

Spanish Suite: No. 1 “Granada” Opus 47/1

Javier Calderón, guitar

10:51 a.m.

Reinhold Gliere

Symphony No. 3 “Ilya Murometz”: III. At the court of Vladimir the Mighty Sun in B minor Opus 42

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Downes, conductor


Wolfgang AmadeusMozart

Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major K 218

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor Gidon Kremer, violin


Nitin Sawhney

Light Breathing Leictes Blut

Helene Grimaud, piano


Maurice Ravel

Daphnis and Chloe: Suite No. 2

Concertgebouw Orchestra; Bernard Haitink, conductor

11:44 am

Francesco Geminiani

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

Academy of Early Music; Andrew Manze, conductor

11:55 a.m.

Francois Schubert

Musical Moments No. 3 in F minor Opus 94 D 780

Radu Lupu, piano


Carl Maria Von Weber

Oberon Overture J 306

Hanover Strip; Roy Goodman, conductor


Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D major Opus 99

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


Joseph Strauss

Burning Love Polka Opus 129

Biedermeier Ensemble Vienna

12:35 p.m.

George Enesco

Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A major Opus 11

Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster, conductor


Jeno Takacs

Divertimento for Orchestra Opus 75

Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra; Milan Horvath, conductor

1:00 p.m.

Francois-Joseph Haydn

“Emperor” String Quartet in C major Opus 76/3

Takacs Quartet

1:28 p.m.

Antonio Vivaldi

Bassoon Concerto in E minor in E minor RV 484

Zefiro set; Alfredo Bernardini, conductor Alberto Grazzi, bassoon

1:40 p.m.

Caroline Shaw

Is a rose: II. “And so”

Philharmonie Baroque Orchestra; Nicholas McGegan, conductor Anne Sofie von Otter, viola

1:46 p.m.

Arthur Benjamin

Six pieces from the Caribbean, n° 2 “From Santo Domingo”

Jaime Laredo, violin; Margo Garrett, piano

1:51 p.m.

Gustav Holst

The planets: Venus, bringer of peace Opus 32

Philharmonic Orchestra; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

2:00 p.m.

Wolfgang AmadeusMozart

Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major K 482

Academy of Early Music; Christopher Hogwood, conductor Robert Levin, pianoforte

2:33 p.m.

Ottorino Respighi


New York Chamber Orchestra “Ottorino Respighi”; Salvatore Di Vittorio, conductor

2:39 p.m.

William Grant Again

Folk Suite No. 3

Sierra Winds

2:46 p.m.

christian sinding

Suite “à l’ancienne” for violin and orchestra in A minor Opus 10

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Andre Previn, conductor Itzhak Perlman, violin


Francois Danzi

Sinfonia Concertante for Flute, Clarinet and Orchestra in Bb major Opus 41

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra; Allen Tinkham, conductor Anthony McGill, clarinet; Demarre McGill, flute

3:21 p.m.

Arvo part; Pat Metheny, arr.

Alina fur

Pat Metheny, 42 string guitar

3:31 p.m.

George Friederich Handel

Concerto Grosso No. 4 in A minor Opus 6/4 HWV 322

Baroque Boston; Martin Pearlman, conductor

3:42 p.m.

Tina Davidson

Earth blue curve

Hilary Hahn, violin; Cory Smith, piano

3:48 p.m.

Aram Khachaturian

Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Aram Khachaturian, conductor

3:59 p.m.

Gabriel Fauré

Masks and Bergamasques Opus 112

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

4:14 p.m.

benjamin britten

Musical Matinees (Suite after Rossini) Opus 24

Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra; Okko Kamu, conductor

4:29 p.m.

Gioachino Rossini


classic London players; Roger Norrington, conductor

4:39 p.m.

Mark O’Connor

Appalachian Waltz

Yo Yo Ma, cello; Mark O’Connor, violin; Edgar Meyer, bass

4:46 p.m.

Scott Joplin

A photo of his face

Lara Downes, piano; Will Liverman, baritone

4:50 p.m.

Clara Schumann

Piano Concerto: I. Allegro maestoso in A minor Opus 7

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Holly Mathieson, conductor Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

4:57 p.m.

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Piano Concerto No. 2: III. Allegro scherzando in C minor Opus 18

Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Claudio Abbado, conductor Yuja Wang, piano

5:09 p.m.

Peteris basins

lonely angel

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Jeffrey Kahane, conductor Margaret Batjer, violin

5:23 p.m.

Henry Purcell

Opening of the rival sisters

Bournemouth Sinfonietta; Ronald Thomas, conductor

5:29 p.m.

William Alwyn

Elizabethan Dances (1957)

London Symphony Orchestra; Richard Hickox, conductor

5:49 p.m.

Johann Strauss, Jr.

Artist’s life Opus 316 Kunstlerleben

Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Fritz Reiner, conductor

5:57 p.m.

Johannes Brahms

Clarinet Quintet in B minor Opus 115

Tokyo String Quartet Jon Manasse, clarinet

6:36 p.m.

Guillaume Bolcom

Ghost Rag: I. Graceful Ghost

Eugene Barban, piano

6:40 p.m.

Julio Sagreras

The Hummingbird (El Hummingbird)

Saint-Louis Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, conductor Jason Vieaux, guitar

6:43 p.m.

Philip Glass

Powaqqatsi (Music from the film): Anthem 1

Philip Glass Ensemble; Michael Reisman, conductor

6:50 p.m.

Gustav Holst

The Planets: Neptune, the Mystical Opus 32

Philharmonic Orchestra; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor