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Buried Treasure

05/15/10 8:00AM

This morning we'll listen to some little-known gems spanning the centuries of classical music.  We'll hear great works by composers that have faded into obscurity, and obscure works more well-known composers.




Rienzi: Overture
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Christian Thielemann
CD/Album: German Overtures
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 474502


Concerto for Strings "Polish" in G
Composer: Georg Phillip Telemann
Ensemble: The English Concert
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
CD/Album: Christmas Concertos
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 435262


Piano Sonata #10 in C, K 330
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Soloists: Mitsuko Uchida, piano
CD/Album: Mozart: 2 Piano Sonatas K. 330 & 333 - Adagio K. 540 & Gigue K 574
Record co./Cat #: Philips 412616


The Magic Flute: Overture, K 620
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Mackerras
CD/Album: Mozart: Die Zauberflote (Highlights) - Mackerras
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80345


Barcarolle in F#, Op. 60, B 158
Composer: Frederic Chopin
Soloists: Krystian Zimerman, piano
CD/Album: Chopin: 4 Balladen / Barcarolle / Fantasie
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 423090


4 Old Hungarian Folksongs, Sz 50
Composer: Bela Bartok
Ensemble: Hungarian People's Army Male Chorus
Conductor: Zoltan Vasarhelyi
CD/Album: Bartok: Choral Works
Record co./Cat #: Hungaroton 31047


Hary Janos: Suite
Composer: Zoltan Kodaly
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
CD/Album: Kodaly: Hary Janos Suite, etc.
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 8877


Rusalka: Polonaise
Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Vaclav Neumann
CD/Album: Dvorak: Cello Concerto - Lloyd Webber
Record co./Cat #: Philips 422387


Duetto (for double bass & trombone)
Composer: Edward Elgar
Soloists: Jeremy McCoy, double bass ; Demian Austin, trombone
CD/Album: Dialogues With Double Bass
Record co./Cat #: Bridge 9163


Capriccio (for Oboe & Orchestra)
Composer: Amilcare Ponchielli
(recontstructed from the original fragment by Wolfgang Hohensee)
Ensemble: Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Claus Peter Flor
Soloists: Burkhard Glaetzner, oboe
CD/Album: Romantic Oboe Concertos
Record co./Cat #: Capriccio 10281


3 German Songs: Das Finden ("To find")
Composer: Franz Xavier Mozart
Soloists: Barbara Bonney, soprano ; Malcom Martineau, piano
CD/Album: Barbara Bonney - The Other Mozart
Record co./Cat #: London 5505


3 German Songs: Bertha's Lied in der nacht ("Bertha's song in the night")
Composer: Franz Xavier Mozart
Soloists: Barbara Bonney, soprano ; Malcom Martineau, piano
CD/Album: Barbara Bonney - The Other Mozart
Record co./Cat #: London 5505


Sonata #7 for Flute & bass continuo in Bb
Composer: Teodorico Pedrini
Ensemble: Musique des Lumieres
CD/Album: Pedrini: Concert Baroque a La Cite Interdite
Record co./Cat #: Astree 8609


Concerto da camera in a, Op. 10/1 ("chamber concerto")
Composer: Charles-Valentin Alkan
Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Soloists: Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
CD/Album: The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 7
Record co./Cat #: Hyperion 66717


Men and Mountains
Composer: Carl Ruggles
Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: Christoph Von Dohnanyi
CD/Album: Ives: 3 Places in New England/Ruggles: Sun-treader
Record co./Cat #: London 443776


Aqui Ta Naqui lyai ("Here our Father in present, it's a gift which you give us")
Composer: Anonymous
Ensemble: Florilegium
Soloists: Katia Escalera, soprano
CD/Album: Bolivian Baroque
Record co./Cat #: Channel Classics 22105


Cradle Song (for double bass & viola)
Composer: Reinhold Gliere
Soloists: Jeremy McCoy, double bass ; Ira Weller, viola
CD/Album: Dialogues With Double Bass
Record co./Cat #: Bridge 9163


String Quartet: iii - Scherzo
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: Delme String Quartet
CD/Album: Verdi & Strauss: String Quartets
Record co./Cat #: Hyperion 66317


Triumphlied: Lebhaft - Etwas lebhafter - Feierlich, Op. 55 ("Song of Triumph")
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Ensemble: Danish National Radio Symphony & Chorus
Soloists: Bo Skovhus, baritone
CD/Album: Brahms: Trumphlied, etc.
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 10165
Note: (text taken from Revelations, chapter 19. Written 1870-1 as a song of deliverance and victory to celebrate Germany's victories in the Franco-Prussian War and the reunification of the empire.)
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