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04/22/10 10:00AM By Walter Parker

Music for Earth Day, including the Pastoral Symphony of Beethoven, the Flower Clock of Jean Francaix, Forest Scenes of Robert Schumann, La mer by Debussy, and some Adirondack Children's Songs by Gregg Smith.

Walter also features Joe Goetz's piece on the Bowed Piano Ensemble.  Click here for more information.



Symphony #6 "Pastorale" in F, Op. 68
Composer: Ludwig Van Beethoven
Ensemble: Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Conductor: David Zinman
CD/Album: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonies
Record co./Cat #: Arte Nova 65410


L'horloge de Flore ("The Flower Clock" - after Carl Linnaeus)
Composer: Jean Francaix
Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Soloists: Gregor Zubicky, oboe
CD/Album: Strauss, Martinu, Francaix: Concertos
Record co./Cat #: Simax 1064


Adirondack Children's Songs
Composer: Gregg Smith
Ensemble: Syracuse Children's Chorus
Conductor: Barbara Tagg
CD/Album: Voices of Innocence: The Syracuse Children's Chorus Sings the Music of Gregg Smith
Record co./Cat #: Centaur 2720


Waldszenen, Op. 82 ("Forest Scenes")
Composer: Robert Schumann
Soloists: Sally Pinkas, piano
CD/Album: Schumann: Sonata in F-sharp Minor, etc.
Record co./Cat #: MSR Classics 1323


La Mer ("The sea")
Composer: Claude Debussy
Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
CD/Album: Debussy: La Mer - Nocturnes - Jeux
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 439896


Symphony #3: (2nd mvmt) Tempo di menuetto in d
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
CD/Album: Mahler: Symphony No. 3
Record co./Cat #: Philips 432162


Symphony #3: (3rd mvmt) Comodo. Scherzando in d
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
CD/Album: Mahler: Symphony No. 3
Record co./Cat #: Philips 432162


Symphony #1 "Classical" in D, Op. 25
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
CD/Album: Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 429396


Violin Sonata #2 in A, Op. 100
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Soloists: Pamela Frank, violin ; Peter Serkin, piano
CD/Album: Brahms: The Violin Sonatas
Record co./Cat #: London 455643


Sonatina for Violin and Cello
Composer: Arthur Honegger
Ensemble: Duo Parnas
Soloists: Madalyn Parnas, violin ; Cicely Parnas, cello
CD/Album: Gare du Nord
Record co./Cat #: Sheffield Lab 10088


Cantata #106: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106 ("God's own time is the very best of times")
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Soloists: Monteverdi Choir ; Nancy Argenta, soprano ; Michael Chance, countertenor ; Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor ; Stephen Varcoe, baritone
CD/Album: J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 106, 118b, 198
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 429782


Avant-Dernieres Pensees
Composer: Erik Satie
Soloists: Aldo Ciccolini, piano
CD/Album: Satie: L'oeuvre pour piano, vol. 1
Record co./Cat #: EMI 49702



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