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Midday Classical: Nutcracker Suite

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

We'll listen to the Suite from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker ballet, which 2 local companies are performing this weekend.

Playlist

10:01am

The Fair Melusina Overture
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
CD/Album: Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, etc.
Record co./Cat #: London 417541
 
 

10:14am

Flos regalis virginalis
Composer: Anonymous
Ensemble: Trio Mediaeval
CD/Album: Trio Mediaeval - Stella Maris
Record co./Cat #: ECM 1929
 
 

10:18am

Quem trina polluit
Composer: Anonymous
Ensemble: Trio Mediaeval
CD/Album: Trio Mediaeval - Stella Maris
Record co./Cat #: ECM 1929
 
 

10:25am

The Nutcracker: Suite, Op. 71
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: James Levine
CD/Album: Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suites
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 437806
 
 

10:48am

Danses sacree et profane ("Sacred and profane dances")
Composer: Claude Debussy
Ensemble: Oberlin 21
Conductor: Bridget-Michaele Reischl
Soloists: Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
CD/Album: Air
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80694
 
 

11:01am

Motet: Jesu Meine Freude, BWV 227 ("Jesus, My Joy")
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Ensemble: Concentus Musicus Wien
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Soloists: Stockholm Bach Choir ; Anders Ohrwell, harpsichord
CD/Album: Bach: Motets BWV 225-230
Record co./Cat #: Teldec 81146
 
 

11:23am

Symphony #88 in G, HOB 1/88
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
CD/Album: Haydn: Symphonien Nr. 88 & 92 'Oxford'
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 413777
 
 

11:49am

Methinks I see a Heavenly Host
Composer: William Billings
Soloists: Kathleen Battle, soprano ; Christopher Parkening, guitar
CD/Album: Angels' Glory
Record co./Cat #: Sony 62723
Note: arranged Patrick Russ
 
 

11:51am

El Noi de la Mare ("The Son of the Virgin")
Composer: Traditional (Catalonian)
Soloists: Kathleen Battle, soprano ; Christopher Parkening, guitar
CD/Album: Angels' Glory
Record co./Cat #: Sony 62723
Note: arranged Thomas Geoghegan ("Gay-gen")
 
 

11:54am

Carol of the Birds
Composer: John Jacob Niles
Soloists: Kathleen Battle, soprano ; Christopher Parkening, guitar
CD/Album: Angels' Glory
Record co./Cat #: Sony 62723
 
 

12:01pm

Berceuse ("lullaby")
Composer: Gabriel Faure
Soloists: Sarah Chang, violin ; Charles Abramovic, piano
CD/Album: Simply Sarah
Record co./Cat #: EMI 56161
 
 

12:04pm

Banjo and Fiddle
Composer: William Kroll
Soloists: Sarah Chang, violin ; Charles Abramovic, piano
CD/Album: Simply Sarah
Record co./Cat #: EMI 56161
 
 

12:07pm

Zapateado
Composer: Pablo de Sarasate
Soloists: Sarah Chang, violin ; Charles Abramovic, piano
CD/Album: Simply Sarah
Record co./Cat #: EMI 56161
 
 

12:13pm

Canzon Septimi Toni a 8
Composer: Giovanni Gabrieli
Ensemble: Canadian Brass
CD/Album: Gabrieli for Brass
Record co./Cat #: Philips 438392
 
 

12:15pm

Sonata Xiii
Composer: Giovanni Gabrieli
Ensemble: Canadian Brass
Conductor: Elmer Iseler
CD/Album: Gabrieli for Brass
Record co./Cat #: Philips 438392
 
 

12:18pm

Canzon on the 12th Tone
Composer: Giovanni Gabrieli
Ensemble: Canadian Brass
Conductor: Elmer Iseler
CD/Album: Gabrieli for Brass
Record co./Cat #: Philips 438392
 
 

12:24pm

Gloria Deo Per Immensa Saecula
Composer: Healey Willan
Ensemble: Choirs of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto
Conductor: Robert Hunter Bell
CD/Album: Willan: Missae Breves 4 & 11, Motets
Record co./Cat #: Virgin Classics 45109
 
 

12:33pm

Mother Goose: Ballet Suite (orchestral version)
Composer: Maurice Ravel
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
CD/Album: Ravel: Orchestral Works
Record co./Cat #: Philips 454452
 
 

1:01pm

Combined Carols for String Quartet
Composer: Rebecca Clarke
Ensemble: The Julstrom String Quartet
CD/Album: Rebecca Clarke: String Chamber Music
Record co./Cat #: Centaur 2847
 
 

1:06pm

Piano Concerto #4 in G, Op. 58
Composer: Ludwig Van Beethoven
Ensemble: Orchestra of Paris
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Soloists: Lang Lang, piano
CD/Album: Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 4
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 8725
 
 

1:43pm

Family Album Suite
Composer: Morton Gould
Ensemble: United States Marine Band
Conductor: Michael J. Colburn
CD/Album: Family Album
Record co./Cat #: United States Marine Band 21
 
 

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