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Paganiniana

03/16/10 3:00PM

Today we'll listen to variations on themes by the Italian violin virtuoso Niccolo Paganini. by Brahms, Liszt, Lutoslawski, and more.  We'll also hear a few other examples of composers paying tribute to one another, like Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin" and one of Charles Avison's concerti grossi based on music by Domenico Scarlatti. 

Playlist

3:02pm

The Silken Ladder: Overture
Composer: Gioacchino Rossini
Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
CD/Album: Rossini: 14 Overtures
Record co./Cat #: London 443850
 
 

3:09pm

Symphony #73 "La Chasse" in D, HOB 1/73 ("The Hunt")
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Ensemble: Philharmonia Hungarica
Conductor: Antal Dorati
CD/Album: Haydn: The Symphonies
Record co./Cat #: London 448531
 
 

3:35pm

Variations on a Theme by Paganini in a, Op. 35
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Soloists: Lilya Zilberstein, piano
CD/Album: Brahms: Paganini-Variationen - Intermezzi Op. 117
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 431123
 
 

4:07pm

Concert de Trompettes
Composer: Michel Richard Delalande
Ensemble: Simphonie du Marais
Conductor: Hugo Reyne
CD/Album: Delalande / Symphonies pour les Soupers du Roy
Record co./Cat #: Harmonia Mundi 901337
 
 

4:16pm

Czech Suite
Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Ensemble: North German Radio Symphony
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
CD/Album: Brahms - Dvorak
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 437506
 
 

4:40pm

Paganini Etude #1
Composer: Franz Liszt
Soloists: Valery Kuleshov, piano
CD/Album: Van Cliburn Competition 1993
Record co./Cat #: Philips 438906
Note: (Recorde live at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, 1993)
 
 

4:45pm

Paganini Etude #2
Composer: Franz Liszt
Soloists: Valery Kuleshov, piano
CD/Album: Van Cliburn Competition 1993
Record co./Cat #: Philips 438906
Note: (Recorde live at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, 1993)
 
 

4:49pm

Paganini Etude #3 "La Campanella" ("the little bell")
Composer: Franz Liszt
Soloists: Valery Kuleshov, piano
CD/Album: Van Cliburn Competition 1993
Record co./Cat #: Philips 438906
Note: (Recorde live at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, 1993)
 
 

4:55pm

Klipp-Klapp Galopp
Composer: Johann Strauss II
Ensemble: Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic (Kosice)
Conductor: Johannes Wildner
CD/Album: The Best of Marco Polo
Record co./Cat #: Marco Polo 8.223002
 
 

5:07pm

La Traviata: Prelude to Act I
Composer: Giuseppi Verdi
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
CD/Album: Verdi: Ouverturen und Vorspiele
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 419622
 
 

5:12pm

Le Tombeau de Couperin (orchestral version)
Composer: Maurice Ravel
Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
CD/Album: Pavane - Ravel & Satie & Faure
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 449186
 
 

5:28pm

Souvenir de Paganini in A, Op. posth, KK 1203
Composer: Frederic Chopin
Soloists: Lilya Zilberstein, piano
CD/Album: Chopin: Complete Edition, Vol. 7
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 463066
 
 

5:34pm

Concerto Grosso #6 (after Scarlatti) in D
Composer: Charles Avison
Ensemble: The Avison Ensemble
CD/Album: Charles Avison: 12 Concerti Grossi after Scarlatti
Record co./Cat #: Divine Art 21213
 
 

5:48pm

Variations on a Theme by Paganini
Composer: Witold Lutoslawski
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Soloists: Peter Jablonski, piano
CD/Album: Rachmaninov/Shostakovich/Lutoslawski
Record co./Cat #: London 436239
 
 

6:07pm

Oboe Concerto in C, K 314
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: The English Concert
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Soloists: Paul Goodwin, oboe
CD/Album: C. Ph. E. Bach/Lebrun/Mozart: Oboenkonzerte
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 431821
 
 

6:28pm

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff
Ensemble: Moscow Philharmonic
Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin
Soloists: Van Cliburn, piano
CD/Album: Van Cliburn in Moscow - Rachmaninoff - Brahms
Record co./Cat #: RCA 62695
 
 

6:53pm

Caprice #24 in a, Op. 1
Composer: Nicolo Paganini
Soloists: Thomas Zehetmair, violin
CD/Album: Paganini: 24 Caprices
Record co./Cat #: Teldec 26774
 
 

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