Classical Music Playlist, May 18, 2022

Claude Debussy in 1909. Color by Klimbim (Olga Shirnina) who grants free use.

In the early 1900s, Claude Debussy composed a series of “Images for Orchestra” evoking England, Spain and France. The Suite opens with some ‘sad jigs’ from England, then three movements in the middle form a separate suite in the suite titled ‘Iberia’ which is inspired by Debussy’s single day in Spain, and finally the larger suite ends with song-flavored French folk spring rounds (“Round Dances of Spring”). Hear the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra perform all five movements of Debussy’s “Images for Orchestra” for your midday masterpiece today at 2:00 p.m.

6:00 am

Felix Mendelssohn

String Symphony No. 6 in E flat major

Amsterdam Sinfonietta; Lev Markiz, conductor

6:13 a.m.

Jan Dismas Zelenka

Capriccio No. 4 in A major Z 185

Bern Camera; Alexandre van Wijnkoop, conductor

6:41 a.m.

Jennifer Higdon

amazing Grace

Serafin String Quartet


Frantisek Vaclav Habermann

Concerto for two horns in D major

Suk Chamber Orchestra Jindrich Petras, horn; Jiri Havlik, horn


Max Bruch

Swedish Dances Opus 63

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Kurt Masur, conductor


Francois-Joseph Haydn

Symphony No. 73 “The Hunt” in D major

Hanover Strip; Roy Goodman, conductor

7:35 am

Max Richter

On the nature of daylight

Max Richter Orchestra; Lorenz Dangel, conductor

7:43 am

John Field

Rondo for piano and strings in A major

the Mozart Players of London; Matthias Bamert, conductor Miceal O’Rourke, piano


Aaron Copland

Cuban Dance (Danzon Cubano)

New World Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

8:00 a.m.

Fanny Mendelssohn

Overture in C major

the Women’s Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor

8:13 a.m.

Paul Hindemith

Symphony “Mathis der Maler”: I. Engelkonzert (Angel Concert)

San Francisco Symphony; Herbert Blomstedt, conductor


Morton Gould

American whim

Lara Downes, piano

8:40 am

Johann Strauss, Jr.

Southern Roses Opus 388

Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Fritz Reiner, conductor

8:50 am

Jacques Offenbach


Philharmonic Orchestra; Antonio de Almeida, conductor


Georges Bizet

Suite Carmen No. 2

London Symphony Orchestra; Neville Marriner, conductor


Jean-Philippe Rameau

Les Indes Galantes: Overture

Royal Chapel Orchestra; Philippe Herreweghe, conductor


Gustav Holst

St. Paul Suite Opus 29/2

Guildhall String Ensemble; Robert Salter, conductor

9:35 a.m.

Amy Beach

From Grandma’s Garden Opus 97

Joanne Polk, piano


Amilcare Ponchielli

LA GIOCONDA: Dance of the Hours

National Philharmonic Orchestra; Bruno Bartoletti, conductor

10:00 a.m.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Keyboard Concerto No. 2 in E major BWV 1053

Chamber of Europe Orchestra Andras Schiff, piano


Reinhold Gliere

Ballad Opus 4

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Vassily Sinaisky, conductor Peter Dixon, cello


Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Caprice Italian Opus 45

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor


Heitor Villa Lobos

Choros No. 1

Turibio Santos, guitar


Antonio Vivaldi

Four Seasons: Summer (The Estate) in G minor Opus 8 RV 315

Baroque Boston; Martin Pearlman, conductor Christina Day Martinson, violin


Florence Prize

Violin Concerto no. 1 in D major

Janacek Philharmonic; Ryan Cockerham, Conductor Er-Gene Kahng


Jean-Baptiste Luly

March for the Turkish Ceremony

The Concert of Nations; Jordi Savall, conductor


Jean-Baptiste Luly

Chaconne “The Love Doctor” Suite

The Concert of Nations; Jordi Savall, conductor

11:31 a.m.

Edward Elgar

Serenade for string orchestra in E minor Opus 20

I Musici

11:43 am

Frédéric Chopin

Ballad n°3 in lab

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

11:51 a.m.

Gioachino Rossini


Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

12:00 p.m.

George Friederich Handel

Music for Royal Fireworks HWV 351

The English Concert; Trevor Pinnock, conductor

12:20 p.m.

Jorge Calandreli


Milos Karadaglic, guitar; Jess Gillam, soprano saxophone

12:24 p.m.

Johannes Brahms

Serenade No. 2 in A major Opus 16

Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Charles Mackerras, conductor


Francois Schubert

“Wandering” (Die Schone Mullerin: No. 1 – Das Wandern) D 795

Leslie Howard, piano

1:00 p.m.

Ernest Chausson

Symphony in Bb major Opus 20

Philharmonic Orchestra; Francesco d’Avalos, conductor

1:31 p.m.

Fanny Mendelssohn

Sonata Movement (Sonatensatz) in E in E major

Leanne Rees, piano

1:39 p.m.

George Philippe Telemann

Trumpet Concerto in D major

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Iona Brown, conductor Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet

1:48 p.m.

Joe Hisaishi


La Pieta Angèle Dubeau, violin

1:54 p.m.

Wolfgang AmadeusMozart

THE IMPRESARIO: Overture K 486

Tafelmusik; Bruno Weil, conductor

2:00 p.m.

Claude Debussy

Images for Orchestra

San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

2:36 p.m.

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sonata for cello and piano: II. Allegro scherzando in Eb major Opus 19

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello; Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

2:43 p.m.

William Boyce

Symphony No. 4 in F major Opus 2

Aradia set; Kevin Mallon, conductor

2:51 p.m.

Ethel Smith

Concerto for violin, horn and orchestra: II. Elegy. Adagio, “In Memoriam”

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Odaline de la Martinez, conductor Sophie Langdon, violin; Richard Watkins, horn


Antonin Dvorak

Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” in E minor Opus 95

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Paavo Jarvi, conductor

3:46 p.m.

Leo Brouwer


Manuel Barrueco, guitar

3:50 p.m.

George Philippe Telemann

Overture in D major

Berlin Academy of Early Music

3:58 p.m.

Gabriel Fauré

Chanson de Jean Racine (Cantique de Jean Racine) Opus 11

; Edward Higginbottom, conductor Oxford New College Choir

4:05 p.m.

Guillaume Stenhammar

Excelsior! Opus 13

Royal Orchestra of Scotland; Petter Sundkvist, conductor

4:19 p.m.

Philip Glass

Study 6

Viktor Olafsson, piano

4:24 p.m.

John Sibelius

Karelia Suite Opus 11

Helsinki Philharmonic; Okko Kamu, conductor

4:41 p.m.

Antonio Vivaldi

Violin Concerto “Il Carbonelli” in B flat major RV 366

I Solisti Italiani Giulio Franzetti, violin

4:52 p.m.

Eric Ewazen

A hymn for the lost and the living

United States Coast Guard Band; Commander Kenneth W. Megan, conductor

5:02 p.m.

Enrique Soro

Three Chilean airs (Tres aires chileans)

Chilean Symphony Orchestra; José Luis Dominguez, conductor

5:14 p.m.

Carel Anton Fodor

Symphony No. 2 in G major Opus 13

the Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra; Anthony Halstead, conductor

5:39 p.m.

Niels Gade

Symphony No. 5: III. Scherzo in D minor Opus 25

Stockholm Sinfonietta; Neeme Jarvi, conductor Roland Pontinen, piano

5:45 p.m.

Trevor Duncan

A little sequel: March

New London Orchestra; Ronald Corp, conductor

5:49 p.m.

George Friederich Handel

Suite for keyboard in G minor HWV 452

Keith Jarrett, piano

6:00 p.m.

Igor Stravinsky


Seattle Symphony; Gérard Schwarz, conductor

6:37 p.m.

John Williams

The BFG (of the BFG)

the Los Angeles Recording Arts Orchestra; John Williams, conductor

6:45 p.m.

Peter Maxwell Davies

Farewell to Stromness

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

6:50 p.m.

Zhen Chen

on the roof

Lin Ma, Pipa; Zhen Chen, piano; Liang Lin, violin; David Geber, cello

6:55 p.m.

Edward K. (Duke) Ellington

You are the only one

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Simon Rattle, conductor Lena Horne, mezzo-soprano; Various soloists