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Spring Music

03/21/11 10:00AM By Walter Parker

The vernal equinox occurred at 7:21 Sunday evening.  We'll celebrate this first full day of spring with music by Sibelius, Vivaldi, Haydn, Beethoven, Copland, Debussy and others.

At 1pm I'll speak with Rick Winston of the Green Mountain Film Festival, which runs through the 27th in Montpelier and includes several films on musical subjects.






Spring Song
Composer: Jean Sibelius
Ensemble: Scottish National Orchestra
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
CD/Album: Sibelius: Complete Tone Poems
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 8395


Four Seasons: Spring (La Primavera), RV 269
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Ensemble: Janine Jansen Ensemble
Soloists: Janine Jansen, violin
CD/Album: Janine Jansen / Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Record co./Cat #: London 5298


Ride la Primavera (madrigal: "Laughs The Spring")
Composer: Heinrich Schutz
Conductor: Anthony Rooley
Soloists: The Consort of Musicke
CD/Album: Heinrich Schutz: Italian Madrigals
Record co./Cat #: EMI 47600


The Seasons: Come, Gentle Spring
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Soloists: Monteverdi Choir
CD/Album: Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 431818


Faith in Spring (German: "Fruhlingsglaube")
Composer: Alexander Zemlinsky
Ensemble: Cologne Gurzenich Orchestra
Conductor: James Conlon
Soloists: Mulheimer Kantorei
CD/Album: Zemlinsky: Complete Choral Works, etc.
Record co./Cat #: EMI 86079


Violin Sonata #5 "Spring" in F, Op. 24
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Soloists: Arthur Grumiaux, violin ; Claudio Arrau, piano
CD/Album: Beethoven: Four Violin Sonatas - Grumiaux - Arrau
Record co./Cat #: Philips 442651


Trio Sonata #1 in Eb, BWV 525
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloists: Julian Bream, guitar ; George Malcolm, harpsichord
CD/Album: Julian Bream Plays Bach
Record co./Cat #: RCA 5841


Appalachian Spring (original version for 13 instruments)
Composer: Aaron Copland
Ensemble: Basel Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
CD/Album: Christopher Hogwood: Music for the Theatre, Vol. 2
Record co./Cat #: Arte Nova 506930


Vals de la Primavera
Composer: Augustin Barrios
Soloists: David Russell, guitar
CD/Album: Music of Barrios
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80373


Spring Beauties
Composer: Brian Dykstra
Soloists: Noel Lester, piano
CD/Album: Brian Dykstra: Concert Rags
Record co./Cat #: Centaur 2662


Symphony #29 in A, K 201
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: The English Concert
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
CD/Album: The Complete Mozart Symphonies
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 471666


Piano Sonata in A, Op. 120, D 664
Composer: Franz Schubert
Soloists: Maria Joao Pires, piano
CD/Album: Schubert: Music for Piano Four Hands
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 4775233


Flourishes and Galop
Composer: Morton Gould
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra
Conductor: Lawrence Leighton Smith
CD/Album: Orchestral Music of Morton Gould
Record co./Cat #: Albany 14


Theme and Variations on Red River Valley
Composer: David Amram
Ensemble: Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Auldon Clark
Soloists: Julius Baker, flute
CD/Album: David Amram: An American Original
Record co./Cat #: Newport 85546


Printemps ("Springtime")
Composer: Claude Debussy
Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
CD/Album: Debussy: Images
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 435766


Images for Orchestra: #3 - Rondes de printemps ("rounds of spring")
Composer: Claude Debussy
Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
CD/Album: Debussy: Images
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 435766


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