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Happy Birthday Robert!

01/07/11 10:00AM By Walter Parker

Robert DeCormier
Robert DeCormier is 89 today.  He's founding director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Counterpoint; and former music director for Harry Belafonte, Peter, Paul & Mary, and the New York Choral Society.  He will lead Counterpoint this Sunday at St. Paul's Cathedral in Burlington.  We'll celebrate his birthday with music written for Counterpoint by the late Vermont composer, Louis Moyse.

Playlist

10:01am

Piano Sonata #35 in Ab, HOB 16/43
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Soloists: Emanuel Ax, piano
CD/Album: Emanuel Ax/Haydn Piano Sonatas
Record co./Cat #: Sony 89363
 
 

10:15am

Flute Sonata in A, BWV 1032
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloists: Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute ; Trevor Pinnock, harpsichord
CD/Album: J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Flute - Rampal
Record co./Cat #: Sony 39746
 
 

10:29am

Solfege a la Francaise
Composer: Louis Moyse
Ensemble: Counterpoint
Conductor: Robert DeCormier
CD/Album: Counterpoint Premieres
Record co./Cat #: Albany 1088
 
 

10:44am

Tragic Overture in d, Op. 81
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
CD/Album: Brahms: Symphonie Nr. 3 - Tragische Ouverture
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 429765
 
 

11:01am

Concierto Serenata
Composer: Joaquin Rodrigo
Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Ernst Marzendorfer
Soloists: Nicanor Zabaleta, harp
CD/Album: Great Works for Harp
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 439693
 
 

11:26am

Piano Concerto #9 "Jeunehomme" in Eb, K 271
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Colin Davis
Soloists: Alicia de Larrocha, piano
CD/Album: Mozart: Concertos Nos. 9 & 21
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60825
 
 

12:01pm

Symphony #4 "Tragic" in c, D 417
Composer: Franz Schubert
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Conductor: Neville Marriner
CD/Album: Schubert: Symphonies 1-6
Record co./Cat #: Philips 412590
 
 

12:35pm

Coventry Carol
Composer: Traditional (English)
Ensemble: Essex Children's Choir
Conductor: Constance Price
Soloists: Heidi Soons, harp
CD/Album: Twentieth Anniversary of Twelfth Night
Record co./Cat #: Essex Children's Choir 2006
 
 

12:37pm

Chrissimas Day
Composer: Traditional (Appalachian)
(arr. by McRae)
Ensemble: Essex Children's Choir
Conductor: Constance Price
Soloists: Heidi Soons, harp ; Karen Reed, piano
CD/Album: Twentieth Anniversary of Twelfth Night
Record co./Cat #: Essex Children's Choir 2006
 
 

12:43pm

Sonata for Clarinet & Piano
Composer: Francis Poulenc
Soloists: Karl Leister, clarinet ; James Levine, piano
CD/Album: Poulenc: 2 Sonaten-Trio-Sextett-Elegie
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 427639
 
 

1:01pm

String Quartet #9 ("Razumovsky #3") in C, Op. 59/3
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Ensemble: Borromeo String Quartet
CD/Album: Beethoven: Quartets, Opp. 95, 59/3
Record co./Cat #: Image 202
 
 

1:34pm

Symphonic Metamorphosis (on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber)
Composer: Paul Hindemith
Ensemble: The Philadelphia Orchestra
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
CD/Album: Hindemith: Mathis der Maler - Symphony, etc.
Record co./Cat #: EMI 55230
 
 

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