Classical Music Playlist, May 20, 2022

The first notes of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 belong to the piano alone.

Beethoven opens his Piano Concerto No. 4 not with a traditional orchestral introduction but with a solo piano; and not even dramatically, but “gently, gently” as he noted in the score. No one had ever started straight away with the solo instrument before. The public premiere of this concerto was also a notable marathon event: during a 4.5-hour concert, Beethoven also gave world premieres of his 5th and 6th symphonies, his “Choral Fantasy” and more! It was also his last performance as a piano soloist in a work with orchestra due to his worsening hearing loss. Beethoven’s Piano Concerto #4 is today’s noon masterpiece at 2:00 p.m.

6:00 am

Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto No. 1 for four violins and orchestra in D major Opus 3 RV 549

Virtuosos of Rome; Renato Fasano, conductor Members of…

6:10 a.m.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Sonata No. 21 “Waldstein” in C major Opus 53

John O’Conor, piano

6:35 a.m.

Roland Dyens

Skai Tango (Similar Leather Tango)

Jason Vieaux, guitar


Francois Devienne

Bassoon Quartet in C major Opus 73/1

Jane Gower Island, bassoon


Domenico Cimarosa

Oboe Concerto in C minor

I Musici Heinz Holliger, oboe


Ottorino Respighi

The fantastic toy store (La Boutique Fantasque)

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


Michael Praetorius

Terpsichore Dance Suite

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

7:45 am

Ernest Chausson

Concert for violin, piano and string quartet: II. Sicilian in D major Opus 21

Takacs Quartet Joshua Bell, violin; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

7:50 am

Amy Beach

Gaelic Symphony: II. Alla siciliana – allegro vivace – andante in E minor Opus 32

Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Neeme Jarvi, conductor


Antonin Dvorak

Capricious Scherzo Opus 66

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; André Previn, conductor

8:14 a.m.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major BWV 1069

The Concert of Nations; Jordi Savall, conductor La Capella Reial de Catalunya

8:40 am

Florence Prize

String Quartet No. 2: III. Juba in A minor

Catalyst Quartet

8:45 am

Johannes Brahms

German Requiem: How beautiful is your home Opus 45

Berlin Philharmonic; Simon Rattle, conductor Rundfunkchor Berlin


Wolfgang AmadeusMozart


18th century orchestra; Frans Bruggen, conductor


Camille Saint-Saëns

Symphony No. 3 “Organ” in C minor Opus 78

London Philharmonic Orchestra; Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor James O’Donnell, organ

9:33 am

Francesco Geminiani

Concerto grosso n° 5 in G minor Opus 5/5

The Little Band; Sigiswald Kuijken, conductor

9:43 am

Ruth Crawford (Seeger)

Rissolty Rossolty

Schonberg Set; Olivier Knussen, conductor


Pierre Mascagni


Orchestra of the Academy of Saint Cecilia; Tullio Serafin, conductor


Edward Elgar

Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1 in D major Opus 39

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; André Previn, conductor


George Friederich Handel

Concerto Grosso No. 5 in D major Opus 6/5 HWV 323

Handel & Haydn Company; Christopher Hogwood, conductor

10:15 a.m.

Robert Schuman

Piano Concerto in A minor Opus 54

Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana; Alexandre Rabinovitch-Barakovsky, conductor Martha Argerich, piano

10:45 a.m.

Bear McCreary

Battlestar Galactica: The Shape of Things to Come

set of workshops; Bear McCreary, conductor


Carl Busch

Minnehaha’s vision

Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra; Ruben Blundell, conductor


Knight of St. George

Violin Concerto in A major Opus 5/2

Encore Chamber Orchestra; Daniel Hege, conductor Rachel Barton Pine, violin

11:25 a.m.

Samuel Barbier

Scandal School Opening

Royal National Orchestra of Scotland; Marin Alsop, conductor

11:35 a.m.

Johann Georg Knechtl

Horn Concerto in D major

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Iona Brown, conductor Barry Tuckwell, horn

11:43 am

Henrietta Renee

Fantasy Ballad

Xavier de Maistre, harp


Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

MLADA: Procession of the Nobles

Philadelphia Orchestra; Eugène Ormandy, conductor

12:00 p.m.

Gabriel Fauré

Dolly Suite Opus 56

Boston Symphony Orchestra; Seiji Ozawa, conductor

12:19 p.m.

Philip Glass

The Truman Show: Truman sleeps

Valentina Lisitsa, piano

12:22 p.m.

Arturo Marquez

Danzon No. 2

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

12:33 p.m.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Keyboard Concerto No. 3 in D major BWV 1054

Australian Chamber Orchestra Angela Hewitt, piano

12:50 p.m.

Paul Hindemith

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

San Francisco Symphony; Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

1:00 p.m.

Francois-Joseph Haydn

Symphony No. 31 “Klaxon Signal” in D major

Hanover Strip; Roy Goodman, conductor

1:29 p.m.

Mason Bates

Violin Concerto: III. The rise of the birds

London Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, conductor Anne Akiko Meyers, violin

1:38 p.m.

Johannes Brahms

Intermezzo in E major Opus 116/6

Eugene Kissin, piano

1:43 p.m.

Claude Debussy

Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Cleveland Orchestra; Pierre Boulez, conductor

1:53 p.m.

Amy Beach

A Hermit Thrush in Eve Opus 92

Alan Feinberg, piano

2:00 p.m.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major Opus 58

classic London players; Roger Norrington, conductor Melvyn Tan, piano

2:32 p.m.

Gena Branscombe

A memory

Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra; Ruben Blundell, conductor

2:36 p.m.

Karl Ditters Von Dittersdorf

Oboe Concerto in G major

Bern Camera; Thomas Furi, conductor Heinz Holliger, oboe

2:52 p.m.

johann johansson

DRONE MASS: Divine Items Pts. 1 & 2

American Contemporary Music Ensemble; Theater of Voices


Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Suite No. 1 in D major Opus 43

Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Neeme Jarvi, conductor

3:36 p.m.

Huang Huawei

Pictures of Sichuan

Li Fan, piano

3:45 p.m.

Wolfgang AmadeusMozart

COSI FAN TUTTE Opening K 588

Tafelmusik; Bruno Weil, conductor

3:50 p.m.

Johann Strauss, Jr.

Morning Papers Opus 279 (Morgenblatter)

Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Franz Bauer-Theussl, conductor

4:02 p.m.

Arcangelo Corelli

Concerto Grosso No. 10 in C major Opus 6

The English Concert; Trevor Pinnock, conductor

4:16 p.m.

Charles Stanford

Irish Rhapsody No. 5

Ulster Orchestra; Vernon Handley, conductor

4:32 p.m.

Kenji Bunch

Concerto for trio with piano and percussion

Ahn Trio Matthew Gold, percussion; Brian Resnick, percussion

4:39 p.m.

Antonio Soler

three sonatas

Mexican State Symphony Orchestra; Enrique Batiz, conductor

4:51 p.m.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Prelude & Fugue on the Name “Bach” in Bb major BWV 898

Canadian copper

4:56 p.m.

Felix Mendelssohn

Song without words “Chant du Printemps” (Book V, n° 6) in A major Opus 62/6

Daniel Barenboim, piano

5:00 p.m.

Alexander Borodin


Philharmonic Orchestra; Geoffrey Simon, conductor

5:11 p.m.

Philip Glass

String Quartet No. 3: “Mishima”: VI. Mishima Closure

Attacca Quartet

5:15 p.m.

George Philippe Telemann

Tafelmusik III: Suite (Overture) in Bb major

Musica Antiqua Cologne; Reinhardt Goebel, conductor

5:41 p.m.

Yolanda Kondonassis

liquid shadows

Yolanda Kondonassis, harp

5:47 p.m.

george walker

Folk songs for orchestra

Cleveland Chamber Symphony; Edwin London, conductor

6:00 p.m.

Howard Hanson

Symphony No. 2 “Romantic”

Saint-Louis Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, conductor

6:32 p.m.

James Horner

For the Love of a Princess (Braveheart)

London Symphony Orchestra; Robin Smith, conductor Luka Sulic*, cello; Stjepan** Hauser, cello; See announcer’s notes for pronunciation

6:37 p.m.

Erich Korngold

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: The Garden Scene (Intermezzo) Opus 11

Duo Sonidos

6:41 p.m.

Samy Moussa

A globe itself folded

Montreal Symphony Orchestra; Kent Nagano, conductor Jean-Willy Kunz, organ

6:53 p.m.

Augustin Barrios

Vals (Valse) No. 4 in G major Opus 8/4

Pepe Romero, guitar