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Midday Classical: Preludes by Alkan

11/30/09 10:00AM By Walter Parker

Charles-Valentin Alkan was a somewhat reclusive nineteenth-century French piano virituoso and composer.  We'll listen to some of his Preludes this morning, as well as Brahms' Symphony No. 3, which the Vermont Symphony will perform on Saturday.



25 Preludes: selections, Op. 25
Composer: Charles-Valentin Alkan
Soloists: Olli Mustonen, piano
CD/Album: Shostakovich / Alkan: Preludes
Record co./Cat #: London 433055


Symphony #3 in F, Op. 90
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
CD/Album: Brahms: Symphony No. 3 - Alto Rhapsody
Record co./Cat #: Philips 426253


Ruckert Lieder: selections
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Ensemble: North German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Soloists: Anne Sofie von Otter, alto
CD/Album: Mahler - Zemlinsky: Songs
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 439928


String Quartet #14 in c#, Op. 131
Composer: Ludwig Van Beethoven
Ensemble: Cleveland Quartet
CD/Album: Beethoven: String Quartets, Op. 127 and Op. 131
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80425


Concerto #1 a Due Cori in Bb, HWV 332
Composer: George Frederic Handel
Ensemble: Zefiro
Conductor: Alfredo Bernardini
CD/Album: Handel: Musick for the Royal Fireworks, Concerti a due cori
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 367912


Piano Sonata in A, Op. 120, D 664
Composer: Franz Schubert
Soloists: Radu Lupu, piano
CD/Album: Schubert: Sonata in B flat, D960/A, D664
Record co./Cat #: London 440295


Symphony #5 for Strings
Composer: William Schuman
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
CD/Album: A Tribute to William Schuman
Record co./Cat #: Delos 3115


Symphony #6 "Pathetique" in b, Op. 74
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Ensemble: Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Record co./Cat #: Philips 420925


Waltz "Grande valse" in Ab, Op. 42
Composer: Frederic Chopin
Soloists: Ingrid Fliter, piano
CD/Album: Chopin: Waltzes
Record co./Cat #: EMI 98351


Waltz in b, Op. 69/2
Composer: Frederic Chopin
Soloists: Ingrid Fliter, piano
CD/Album: Chopin: Waltzes
Record co./Cat #: EMI 98351
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