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Midday Classical: The Blessed Damsel

01/13/10 10:00AM By Walter Parker

Debussy's La Damoiselle Elue, or The Blessed Damsel, depicts a young woman in heaven, waiting for her earthly lover to arrive.  We'll listen to a performance featuring soprano Sylvia McNair.

Playlist

10:00am

Symphony #4 in G, WQ 183
Composer: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Ensemble: The English Concert
Conductor: Andrew Manze
CD/Album: C.P.E. Bach: 4 Symphonies
Record co./Cat #: Harmonia Mundi 907403
 
 

10:13am

String Quartet #7 in F, Op. 59/1
Composer: Ludwig Van Beethoven
Ensemble: Tokyo String Quartet
CD/Album: Beethoven: Quartets Op. 59
Record co./Cat #: Harmonia Mundi 907423
 
 

11:01am

La Damoiselle Elue ("The Blessed Woman")
Composer: Claude Debussy
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Soloists: Sylvia McNair, soprano ; Susan Graham, soprano ; Tanglewood Festival Chorus
CD/Album: Ravel: Sheherazade - Debussy: La damoiselle elue - Britten: Les Illuminations
Record co./Cat #: Philips 446682
 
 

11:21am

Symphony in C
Composer: Georges Bizet
Ensemble: Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
CD/Album: Bizet, Debussy: Orchestral Works
Record co./Cat #: Philips 416437
 
 

11:52am

Warsaw Concerto
Composer: Richard Addinsell
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Hugh Wolff
Soloists: Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
CD/Album: Warsaw Concerto
Record co./Cat #: London 460503
 
 

12:01pm

Concerto for Oboe, Violin, 2 Flutes & 2 Horns in F, S 235
Composer: Johann David Heinichen
Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Koln
Conductor: Reinhardt Goebel
CD/Album: Heinichen: Dresden Concerti
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 437549
 
 

12:19pm

The Hebrides Overture in D, Op. 26
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Christian Thielemann
CD/Album: German Overtures
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 474502
 
 

12:31pm

Violin Sonata #35 in A, K 526
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Soloists: Hilary Hahn, violin ; Natalie Zhu, piano
CD/Album: Mozart: Violin Sonatas
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 4771
 
 

1:01pm

Qual fora, donna, from Madrigals, Book 5
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
Ensemble: The Consort of Musicke
Conductor: Anthony Rooley
Soloists: Emma Kirkby, soprano ; Evelyn Tubb, soprano ; Mary Nichols, alto ; Joseph Cornwell, tenor ; ANdrew King, tenor ; Richard Wistreich, bass
CD/Album: Gesualdo: Quinto Libro dei Madrigali
Record co./Cat #: L'Oiseau Lyre 4759110
 
 

1:03pm

Occhi del mio cor vita, from Madrigals, Book 5
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
Ensemble: The Consort of Musicke
Conductor: Anthony Rooley
Soloists: Emma Kirkby, soprano ; Evelyn Tubb, soprano ; Mary Nichols, alto ; Joseph Cornwell, tenor ; ANdrew King, tenor ; Richard Wistreich, bass
CD/Album: Gesualdo: Quinto Libro dei Madrigali
Record co./Cat #: L'Oiseau Lyre 4759110
 
 

1:05pm

Languisce al fin, from Madrigals, Book 5
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
Ensemble: The Consort of Musicke
Conductor: Anthony Rooley
Soloists: Emma Kirkby, soprano ; Evelyn Tubb, soprano ; Mary Nichols, alto ; Joseph Cornwell, tenor ; ANdrew King, tenor ; Richard Wistreich, bass
CD/Album: Gesualdo: Quinto Libro dei Madrigali
Record co./Cat #: L'Oiseau Lyre 4759110
 
 

1:08pm

Merce grido piangendo, from Madrigals, Book 5
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
Ensemble: The Consort of Musicke
Conductor: Anthony Rooley
Soloists: Emma Kirkby, soprano ; Evelyn Tubb, soprano ; Mary Nichols, alto ; Joseph Cornwell, tenor ; ANdrew King, tenor ; Richard Wistreich, bass
CD/Album: Gesualdo: Quinto Libro dei Madrigali
Record co./Cat #: L'Oiseau Lyre 4759110
 
 

1:12pm

O voi, troppo felici, from Madrigals, Book 5
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
Ensemble: The Consort of Musicke
Conductor: Anthony Rooley
Soloists: Emma Kirkby, soprano ; Evelyn Tubb, soprano ; Mary Nichols, alto ; Joseph Cornwell, tenor ; ANdrew King, tenor ; Richard Wistreich, bass
CD/Album: Gesualdo: Quinto Libro dei Madrigali
Record co./Cat #: L'Oiseau Lyre 4759110
 
 

1:15pm

Symphony #5 in F, Op. 76, B 54
Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Ensemble: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
CD/Album: Dvorak: Symphony No. 5, etc.
Record co./Cat #: EMI 49995
 
 

1:55pm

Prelude and Fugue #7 in A, Op. 87
Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
Soloists: Keith Jarrett, piano
CD/Album: Dmitri Shotakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87
Record co./Cat #: ECM 437189
 
 
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