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Weekend Preview: eighth blackbird, Bella Voce

12/03/10 3:00PM

We'll hear from a recording of the sextet eighth blackbird (e.e. cummings capitalization intended) in advance of its appearance with the VSO this weekend, as well as an interview with composer Jennifer Higdon.  We'll also hear one of Bella Voce's beautiful Christmas recordings in advance of it's concerts this weekend in Burlington.

Playlist

3:02pm

Music for the Royal Fireworks
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Ensemble: La Grande Ecurie et Le Chambre du Roy
Conductor: Jean-Claude Malgoire
CD/Album: Handel: Water Music
Record co./Cat #: Sony 48285
 
 

3:22pm

Cheryl Willoughy's interview with Jennifer Higdon
 
 

3:34pm

Zaka
Composer: Jennifer Higdon
Ensemble: eighth blackbird
CD/Album: strange imaginary animals
Record co./Cat #: Cedille 94
 
 

3:49pm

Masters In This Hall
Composer: Lowell Mason/Traditional (English)
Ensemble: Bella Voce Women's Chorus of VT
Conductor: Dawn Willis
Soloists: Shirley Smith, piano ; Lisa Finlayson, flute ; Mary Bauer, clarinet, flute percussion ; Jim Duncan, trumpet ; Dan Wheater, trumpet ; Kelly Daige, French horn
CD/Album: Christmas Joy
Record co./Cat #: www.bellavocevt.org 2008
Note: (Recorded at the Music Building Recital Hall, University of Vermont, 2007-2008)
 
 

3:52pm

The Sussex Carol
Composer: Traditional
Ensemble: Bella Voce Women's chorus of VT
Conductor: Dawn Willis
Soloists: Xiudan Lin, piano ; Laurel Ann Maurer, flute
CD/Album: Christmas Joy
Record co./Cat #: www.bellavocevt.org 2008
Note: (Recorded at the Music Building Recital Hall, University of Vermont, 2007-2008)
 
 

3:56pm

Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
Composer: Anonymous
(arr. by John Rutter)
Ensemble: Bella Voce Women's Chorus of VT
Conductor: Glory Reinstein
Soloists: Chelsie Henderson, soprano ; Nan O'Leary, soprano ; Rosemary Zanmore, soprano ; Regina Christianson, harp
CD/Album: Christmas Joy
Record co./Cat #: www.bellavocevt.org 2008
Note: (Recorded at the Music Building Recital Hall, University of Vermont, 2007-2008)
 
 

4:13pm

Capriccio Brillant (for Piano & Orchestra)
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Ensemble: Bamberg Symphony
Conductor: Claus Peter Flor
Soloists: Sergei Edelmann, piano
CD/Album: Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Record co./Cat #: RCA 7988
 
 

4:26pm

Monteverdiana
Composer: Claudio Monteverdi
(arr. by Michael Fink)
Ensemble: LA Guitar Quartet
CD/Album: For Thy Pleasure
Record co./Cat #: Delos 3205
 
 

4:34pm

Grand Concerto for Bassoon & Orchestra in F
Composer: Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Soloists: Klaus Thunemann, bassoon
CD/Album: Hummel & Weber Bassoon Concertos
Record co./Cat #: Philips 432081
 
 

5:07pm

Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (French: "Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un Faune")
Composer: Claude Debussy
Ensemble: The Philadelphia Orchestra
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
CD/Album: Debussy: La Mer, Prelude, Nocturnes
Record co./Cat #: Sony 53256
 
 

5:17pm

Pater Noster ("Our Father" - the Lord's Prayer)
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Soloists: Choir Kings College, Cambridge
CD/Album: Verdi Quattro Pezzi Sacri
Record co./Cat #: Argo 425480
 
 

5:25pm

Harpsichord Suite #7
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Soloists: Keith Jarrett, piano
CD/Album: Handel - Suites for Harpsichord
Record co./Cat #: ECM 1530
 
 

5:35pm

Thais: Ballet Suite
Composer: Jules Massenet
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Conductor: Neville Marriner
CD/Album: Jules Massenet: Ballettsuiten
Record co./Cat #: Capriccio 10569
 
 

6:07pm

Scherzo, Op. 81/2
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Ensemble: Emerson String Quartet
CD/Album: Mendelssohn: The String Quartets
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 3888
 
 

6:11pm

Cello Concerto in b, Op. 104
Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Soloists: Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
CD/Album: Dvorak - Tchaikovsky
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 413819
 
 

6:54pm

Etude-Tableau in D, Op. 39/9
Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff
Soloists: Christopher O'Riley, piano
CD/Album: Christopher O'Riley - At the Break
Record co./Cat #: CPI Recordings 3294112
 
 

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