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Orpheus in Manhattan

03/11/11 3:00PM

Steve Swayne
Today I'll speak with Dartmouth College professor Steve Swayne about his new biography of William Schuman, called Orpheus in Manhattan.  We'll also hear some of Schuman's music, as well as works by Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saens, and Schumann (yes, the one with two n's) this afternoon.



Cafe Music
Composer: Paul Schoenfield
Ensemble: Claremont Trio
CD/Album: Claremont Trio - American Trios
Record co./Cat #: Tria


Violin Concerto #3 in b, Op. 103
Composer: Camille Saint-Saens
Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Soloists: Joshua Bell, violin
CD/Album: Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole etc
Record co./Cat #: London 425501


Egmont: Overture, Op. 84
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: George Szell
CD/Album: Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 6 'Pastoral'
Record co./Cat #: Sony 46532


Piano Concerto #4 in g, Op. 40
Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff
Ensemble: San Francisco Symphony
Conductor: Edo de Waart
Soloists: Zoltan Kocsis, piano
CD/Album: Rachmaninoff - Piano Concertos 3 & 4 - Zoltan Kocsis
Record co./Cat #: Philips 411475


Capriol Suite
Composer: Peter Warlock
Ensemble: Guildhall String Ensemble
CD/Album: English Music for Strings
Record co./Cat #: RCA 7761


Carnival Overture
Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
Conductor: Vernon Handley
CD/Album: Dvorak: Overtures
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 8453


Motet: Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226 ("The Spirit Also Helps Our Infirmities")
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Ensemble: Concentus Musicus Wien
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Soloists: Stockholm Bach Choir
CD/Album: Bach: Motets BWV 225-230
Record co./Cat #: Teldec 81146


Flute Sonata in e, Op. 1/1, HWV 359
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
Conductor: Richard Egarr
Soloists: Richard Egarr, harpsichord ; Rachel Brown, flute/recorder
CD/Album: Handel: 12 Solo Sonatas Op. 1
Record co./Cat #: Harmonia Mundi 907465


String Symphony #12 in g
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Ensemble: Amsterdam Sinfonietta
Conductor: Lev Markiz
CD/Album: Mendelssohn: Symphonies (Complete)
Record co./Cat #: Brilliant Classics 93777


Helios Overture
Composer: Carl Nielsen
Ensemble: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
CD/Album: Nielsen-Sym. NO. 4-Salonen
Record co./Cat #: Sony 42093


Introduction, Theme & Variations
Composer: Richard Strauss
Soloists: Barry Tuckwell, horn ; Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
CD/Album: Strauss: Horn Concertos
Record co./Cat #: London 430370


Kreisleriana, Op. 16
Composer: Robert Schumann
Soloists: Vassily Primakov, piano
CD/Album: Schumann - Vassily Primakov, piano
Record co./Cat #: Bridge 9300


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