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Midday Classical: Four Last Songs

01/06/10 10:00AM By Walter Parker

credit Andrew Eccles/ Decca
This Saturday's Metropolitan Opera broadcast will be Der Rosenkavalier of Richard Strauss, featuring soprano Renee Fleming.  We'll anticipate it with the Four Last Songs of Strauss, from Renee Flemings recent (second) recording of them.





Armida: Overture
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
CD/Album: Haydn: Symphonien Nr. 60 & 91
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 437783


Nais: Orchestral Suite
Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau
Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
Conductor: Frans Bruggen
CD/Album: Rameau: Nais & Zoroastre Orchestral Suites
Record co./Cat #: Glossa 921106


Suite on Russian Folktunes, Op. 79b
Composer: Max Bruch
Ensemble: Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra of Kaiserslautern
Conductor: Werner Andreas Albert
CD/Album: Max Bruch: Swedish and Russian Dances
Record co./Cat #: CPO 777385


Flute Quintet #2 in E, Op. 51/2
Composer: Friedrich Kuhlau
Ensemble: Juilliard String Quartet
Soloists: Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute
CD/Album: Kuhlau: Flute Quintets, Op. 51, Nos. 1-3
Record co./Cat #: Sony 44517


Piano Concerto in F#, Op. 20
Composer: Alexander Scriabin
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Soloists: Anatol Ugorski, piano
CD/Album: Scriabin: Poem of Ecstasy, Piano Concerto, etc.
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 459647


La Bourse (The Stock Exchange)
Composer: Georg Phillip Telemann
Ensemble: Tafelmusik
Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
CD/Album: Tafelmusik / Telemann
Record co./Cat #: Analekta 3138


Davidsbundlertanze, Op. 6 ("Dances from the League of David")
Composer: Robert Schumann
Soloists: Stephen Hough, piano
CD/Album: Schumann: Davidsbundlertanze / Fantasie in C
Record co./Cat #: Virgin Classics 90770


Four Last Songs
Composer: Richard Strauss
Ensemble: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Christian Thielemann
Soloists: Renee Fleming, soprano
CD/Album: Renee Fleming: Four Last Songs
Record co./Cat #: Decca 001185102


Violin Concerto #5 "Turkish" in A, K 219
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Anne-Sophie Mutter
Soloists: Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
CD/Album: Mozart: The Violin Concertos - Sinfonia Concertante
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 5078


Christmas Dance of the Shepherds
Composer: Zoltan Kodaly
Ensemble: Essex Children's Choir
Conductor: Constance Price
Soloists: Maria Schwartz, flute
CD/Album: Twentieth Anniversary of Twelfth Night
Record co./Cat #: Essex Children's Choir 2006
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