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Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda

02/10/10 10:00AM By Walter Parker

Gustav Holst studied Sanskrit so he could better understand the sacred Hindu Vedas, some of which he set to music.  We'll listen to his 3rd Group of Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, for women's voices and harp.

Playlist

10:02am

Variations on a Theme by Haydn (orchestral version) in Bb, Op. 56a
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Ensemble: The Philadelphia Orchestra
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
CD/Album: Brahms: Symphony No. 1 - Haydn Variations
Record co./Cat #: Philips 426299
 
 

10:25am

Suite for Flute and Piano: Romance, Op. 34
Composer: Charles-Marie Widor
Soloists: Karen Kevra, flute ; Jeffrey Chappell, piano
CD/Album: Romantic Music for Flute and Piano
Record co./Cat #: Petrichor Records 1
 
 

10:30am

Suite for Flute and Piano: Scherzo, Op. 34
Composer: Charles-Marie Widor
Soloists: Karen Kevra, flute ; Jeffrey Chappell, piano
CD/Album: Romantic Music for Flute and Piano
Record co./Cat #: Petrichor Records 1
 
 

10:37am

Rig Veda
Composer: Gustav Holst
Ensemble: Holst Orchestra
Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton
Soloists: The Holst Singers
CD/Album: Bliss - Britten - Holst
Record co./Cat #: Hyperion 66175
 
 

10:53am

Fantasia on "Greensleeves"
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
CD/Album: Elgar Vaughan Williams
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 419191
 
 

11:02am

Concerto for Oboe and Violin in c, BWV 1060
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Ensemble: Mullova Ensemble
Soloists: Viktoria Mullova, violin ; Francois Leleux, oboe
CD/Album: Bach: Violin Concertos
Record co./Cat #: Philips 446675
 
 

11:19am

Piano Trio: Modere (1st movement)
Composer: Maurice Ravel
Soloists: Joseph Kalichstein, piano ; Jaime Laredo, violin ; Sharon Robinson, cello
CD/Album: Ravel: Works for Piano, Violin, and Cello
Record co./Cat #: Arabesque 6736
 
 

11:29am

Piano Trio: Pantoum (2nd movement)
Composer: Maurice Ravel
Soloists: Joseph Kalichstein, piano ; Jaime Laredo, violin ; Sharon Robinson, cello
CD/Album: Ravel: Works for Piano, Violin, and Cello
Record co./Cat #: Arabesque 6736
 
 

11:37am

Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
CD/Album: Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet etc.
Record co./Cat #: London 421715
 
 

11:54am

El Condor Pasa
Composer: Jorge Morel
Soloists: John Williams, guitar
CD/Album: Classic Williams: Romance of the Guitar
Record co./Cat #: Sony 89141
 
 

12:02pm

Suite "Volker-Ouverture" in Bb
Composer: Georg Phillip Telemann
Ensemble: Collegium Musicum 90
Conductor: Simon Standage
CD/Album: Telemann: Music of the Nations
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 593
 
 

12:26pm

Piano Sonata: Scherzo (3rd movement) in A, D 959
Composer: Franz Schubert
Soloists: Murray Perahia, piano
CD/Album: Murray Perahia: Schubert Sonatas D. 958, 959, 960
Record co./Cat #: Sony 87706
 
 

12:31pm

Piano Sonata: Rondo Allegretto (finale) in A, D 959
Composer: Franz Schubert
Soloists: Murray Perahia, piano
CD/Album: Murray Perahia: Schubert Sonatas D. 958, 959, 960
Record co./Cat #: Sony 87706
 
 

12:46pm

Quartet For Saxophones
Composer: Pierre-Max Dubois
Ensemble: Prism Quartet
CD/Album: The Prism Quartet
Record co./Cat #: KOCH 7024
 
 

1:02pm

Suite For String Orchestra
Composer: Frank Bridge
Ensemble: English String Orchestra
Conductor: William Boughton
CD/Album: Butterworth, Parry, Bridge
Record co./Cat #: Nimbus 5068
 
 

1:25pm

Pulcinella: Ballet Suite
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Ensemble: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Yoel Levi
CD/Album: Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring - Pulcinella Suite
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80266
 
 

1:50pm

Light Cavalry: Overture
Composer: Franz Von Suppe
Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
CD/Album: Suppe Overtures
Record co./Cat #: London 414408
 
 
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