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National Poetry Month - Seamus Heaney & Major Jackson

04/22/11 8:00AM

(portrait by Marion Ettlinger)
Today's 'poetic pairing' for National Poetry Month has Earth Day in mind, with Seamus Heaney's "Death of a Naturalist" and Telemann's concerto, "The Frog". Then around 8:30 I'll be joined in the studio by Major Jackson to talk about his recent book "Holding Company" and his life as a poet in Vermont.




The Frog Galliard
Composer: John Dowland
Soloists: Scott Tennant, guitar
CD/Album: "Wild Mountain Thyme - Scott Tennant"
Record co./Cat #: Delos 3207


Death of a Naturalist
Composer: Seamus Heaney, poet and narrator
CD/Album: "Poetry on Record"
Record co./Cat #: Shout Factory 10029


Concerto in A, "Die Relinge" (The Frogs)
Composer: Georg Phillip Telemann
Ensemble: New London Consort
Conductor: Philip Pickett
CD/Album: "Telemann: Wassermusik - Alster Overture"
Record co./Cat #: London 455621


St. John Passion, BWV 245: (Final chorus) Ruht wohl
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Ensemble: The Sixteen
Conductor: Harry Christophers
CD/Album: "In Memory of..."
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 241-18


Conversation with Vermont poet Major Jackson


Composer: Isaac Albeniz
Soloists: Narciso Yepes, guitar
CD/Album: "Romance d'Amour"
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 423699


There Will Be Rest
Composer: Frank Ticheli
Ensemble: Conspirare
CD/Album: "through the green fuse"
Record co./Cat #: Clarion 915
Note: (setting of a poem by Sara Teasdale)


Rosary Sonata #6: The Agony In The Garden
Composer: Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber
Soloists: Julia Wedman, violin ; Felix Deak, viola da gamba ; Lucas Harris, lute ; Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord ; Julia Seeger Scott, harp
CD/Album: "Biber Mystery Sonatas - Julia Wedman"
Record co./Cat #: Sono Luminus 92127


New England Triptych: #2 - When Jesus Wept
Composer: William Schuman
Ensemble: Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Howard Hanson
CD/Album: "Hanson Conducts Ives, Schuman, Mennin"
Record co./Cat #: Mercury 432755


Composer: Gregorio Allegri
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Soloists: Choir Kings College, Cambridge
CD/Album: "Allegri: Miserere, etc.: Choir of King's College: Cleobury:"
Record co./Cat #: EMI 47065
Note: (motet setting of Psalm 51: "Have mercy on me, God")


Symphony #49 in f, "La passione"
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Ensemble: The English Concert
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Soloists: Simon Standage, violin
CD/Album: "Haydn: Symphonien Nr. 26 - 49 - 58"
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 427662


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