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Afternoon Classics: 100th Birthday of Blanche Moyse

09/23/09 3:00PM

We'll hear Blanche Moyse conducting the New England Bach Festival in the Cantata #51 and the beautiful Kyrie from the B Minor Mass.  Also featured are chamber recordings of Mozart, Martinu, and Schumann featuring Blanche's friends and family.



Birthday Cantata Overture
Composer: Johann Christian Bach
Ensemble: Hanover Band
Conductor: Anthony Halstead
CD/Album: Johann Christian Bach: Overtures Vol. 1
Record co./Cat #: CPO 999129


Cantata #51 "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen", BWV 51 ("Praise ye God in ev'ry nation!")
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Ensemble: New England Bach Festival Orchestra (select members)
Conductor: Blanche Moyse
Soloists: Arleen Auger, soprano
CD/Album: New England Bach Festival Recordings
Record co./Cat #: NEBF 19890924
Note: (Recorded 9/24/1989, Persons Auditorium, Marlboro College)


English Suite #4 in F, BWV 809
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloists: Murray Perahia, piano (per-EYE-ah)
Record co./Cat #: Sony 60277


Academic Festival Overture in c, Op. 80
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Adrian Boult
CD/Album: Brahms: Serenades, etc
Record co./Cat #: EMI 68655


Festive Overture, Op. 96
Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic
Conductor: James DePreist
CD/Album: Shostakovich Symphon #10 in E Minor/Festive Overture
Record co./Cat #: Delos 3089


Trio for flute, viola, and piano
Composer: Bohuslav Martinu
Soloists: Blanche Moyse, viola ; Louis Moyse, flute ; Denise Bidal, piano
CD/Album: VermontRecordings@mac.com
Record co./Cat #: BLM 19611104
Note: (Rrecorded 11/4/1961 in White Plains, NY)


Choral Fantasy in c, Op. 80
Composer: Ludwig Van Beethoven
Ensemble: Marlboro Festival Orchestra
Conductor: Peter Serkin, conductor
Soloists: Rudolf Serkin, piano
CD/Album: Marlboro Festival - 50th Anniversary
Record co./Cat #: Sony 89200


Scherzo Capriccioso
Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Ensemble: The Philadelphia Orchestra
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
CD/Album: Dvorak: Symphony No. 9From the New World' etc."
Record co./Cat #: EMI 49114


Violin Sonata in G, K 301
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Soloists: Blanche Moyse, violin ; Louis Moyse, piano
CD/Album: VermontRecordings@mac.com
Record co./Cat #: BLM 19581200
Note: (Radio Geneva live broadcast, December 1958)


Mass: Kyrie in b, BWV 232
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Ensemble: New England Bach Festival Orchestra
Conductor: Blanche Moyse
Soloists: Blanche Moyse Chorale ; Hyunah Yu, soprano ; Mary Westbrook-Geha, mezzo-soprano
CD/Album: J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor
Record co./Cat #: NEBF


Composer: John Adams
Ensemble: Halle Orchestra
Conductor: Kent Nagano
CD/Album: Lollapalooza USA CD Sampler
Record co./Cat #: Boosey Hawkes 18


Piano Trio #3 in g, Op. 110
Composer: Robert Schumann
Soloists: Blanche Moyse, violin ; Hermann Busch, cello ; Rudolf Serkin, piano
CD/Album: Marlboro Music Festival Recordings
Record co./Cat #: Marlboro Music Festival 19560715
Note: (Recorded live at the Marlboro Music Festival, 7/15/1956)


Symphony #30 "Alleluja" in C, HOB 1/30
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Ensemble: Philharmonia Hungarica
Conductor: Antal Dorati
CD/Album: Haydn: The Symphonies
Record co./Cat #: London 448531

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