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Dances, Prayers & Lullabies

05/12/11 8:00AM

A tuneful collection of classics graces our Thursday morning together - including the gorgeous, meditative "Evening Prayer" from Humperdinck's opera "Hansel and Gretel", and Ponchielli's playful "Dance of the Hours". Make a pledge - please - and keep the music coming on VPR Classical! Click on "Support VPR" above.



Hansel und Gretel: Overture
Composer: Engelbert Humperdinck
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
CD/Album: "Overtures and Intermezzi"
Record co./Cat #: EMI 74764


Hansel und Gretel: Evening prayer
Composer: Engelbert Humperdinck
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Andreas Delfs
Soloists: Renee Fleming, soprano ; Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
CD/Album: "Sacred Songs"
Record co./Cat #: London 5193
Note: (aka: "Childrens' prayer")


Lullaby to Wake Up With
Composer: Phil Rosheger
Soloists: David Russell, guitar
CD/Album: "For David"
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80707


Keyboard Concerto #5 in f, BWV 1056
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Ensemble: Berlin Staatskapelle Chamber Orchestra
Soloists: Simone Dinnerstein, piano
CD/Album: "Bach: A Strange Beauty"
Record co./Cat #: Sony Classical 81742


La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours
Composer: Amilcare Ponchielli
Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
CD/Album: "Essential Ballet"
Record co./Cat #: London 436658


Pastorale for Oboe, Harp and Strings, Op. 38
Composer: Howard Hanson
Ensemble: New York Chamber Symphony
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Soloists: Randall Ellis, oboe ; Susan Jolles, harp
CD/Album: "Hanson: Symphony No. 4/Serenade/Lament for Beowulf/Pastorale/Merry Mount"
Record co./Cat #: Delos 3105


Pulcinella: Ballet Suite
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Ensemble: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Yoel Levi
CD/Album: "Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring - Pulcinella Suite"
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80266


7 Variations on a Theme from "Silvana"
Composer: Carl Maria von Weber
Ensemble: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
CD/Album: "Chamber Music of Carl Maria von Weber for Clarinet"
Record co./Cat #: Delos 3194
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