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Midday Classical: Messiah excerpts

12/01/09 10:00AM By Walter Parker

We'll listen to selections from Part 1 of Handel's Messiah.  Local performances and sing-alongs get under way this coming weekend.  (See VPR Messiah Watch.)

Playlist

10:00am

Piano Concerto #10 (for 2 pianos) in Eb, K 365
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Soloists: Katia & Marielle Labeque, piano duo
CD/Album: Mozart: Concertos for 2 and 3 Pianos
Record co./Cat #: Philips 426241
 
 

10:27am

Pastorale d'ete
Composer: Arthur Honegger
Ensemble: Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Conductor: David Zinman
CD/Album: Honegger: Pacific 231 - Symphony No.2, etc.
Record co./Cat #: London 455352
 
 

10:38am

Ancient Airs & Dances: Suite #2
Composer: Ottorino Respighi
Ensemble: Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jesus Lopez-Cobos
CD/Album: Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances - Trittico Botticelliano
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80309
 
 

11:01am

Messiah: selections from Part 1
Composer: George Frederic Handel
Ensemble: Gabrieli Consort & Players
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
CD/Album: Handel: Messiah
Record co./Cat #: Archiv 453464
 
 

11:30am

Violin Concerto #2 in g, Op. 63
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Andre Previn
Soloists: Viktoria Mullova, violin
CD/Album: Shostakovich, Prokofiev: Violin Concertos
Record co./Cat #: Philips 422364
 
 

12:02pm

At Dusk
Composer: Arthur Foote
Ensemble: Boston Chamber Music Society
Soloists: Fenwick Smith, flute ; Ronald Thomas, cello ; Caitriona Yeats, harp
CD/Album: Copland & Foote: Chamber Music with Flute
Record co./Cat #: Northeastern 227
 
 

12:07pm

Rigaudon
Composer: Arthur Foote
Ensemble: Boston Chamber Music Society
Soloists: Fenwick Smith, flute ; Marcus Thompson, viola ; Randall Hodgkinson, piano
CD/Album: Copland & Foote: Chamber Music with Flute
Record co./Cat #: Northeastern 227
 
 

12:13pm

Concerto for Violin, Flutes, Oboes, Etc. in G
Composer: Johann David Heinichen
Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Koln
Conductor: Reinhardt Goebel
CD/Album: Heinichen: Grand Concertos
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 437849
 
 

12:31pm

String Quartet #4 in e, Op. 44/2
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Ensemble: Emerson String Quartet
CD/Album: Mendelssohn: The String Quartets
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 3888
 
 

12:58pm

Gaudeamus Omnes
Composer: William Byrd
Conductor: John Rutter
Soloists: The Cambridge Singers
CD/Album: Byrd: Motets and Anthems
Record co./Cat #: Collegium 110
 
 

1:01pm

Piano Sonata #28 in A, Op. 101
Composer: Ludwig Van Beethoven
Soloists: Murray Perahia, piano
CD/Album: Murray Perahia - Beethoven: String Quartet, Op. 127 - Piano Sonata, Op. 101
Record co./Cat #: Sony 93043
 
 

1:22pm

Symphony #3 "Sinfonia Espansiva", Op. 27, FS 60
Composer: Carl Nielsen
Ensemble: San Francisco Symphony
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
Soloists: Nancy Wait Kromm, soprano ; Kevin McMillan, baritone
CD/Album: Nielsen: Symphonies 2 & 3
Record co./Cat #: London 430280
 
 

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