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Apple Blossom Time

05/13/11 8:00AM

It's apple blossom time - or, very nearly. This morning we'll hear a short piano piece with that name by Arnold Bax, along with a couple of pieces selected with 'Friday the 13th' in mind. What's that you say, you haven't become a member yet of VPR Classical? It's easy to do and your support is vital to everything we do. Please click on "Support VPR" above - thank you! 



Composer: Arnold Bax
Soloists: Eric Parkin, piano
CD/Album: "The Piano Music of Arnold Bax Vol III"
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 8732


Overture for Wind Instruments
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
CD/Album: "Mendelssohn: Overtures"
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 423104


Beatus Vir (from Vesperae Solennes de Confessore), K 339
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Soloists: Winchester Cathedral Choir ; Winchester College Quiristers
CD/Album: "Mozart: Kronungsmesse-Vesperae K339"
Record co./Cat #: L'Oiseau Lyre 436585


Die Walkure: Wotan's Farewell & Magic Fire Music
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt
CD/Album: "Wagner: Orchestral Music"
Record co./Cat #: EMI 86248


Thirteen Ways: (three selections - VI, XI, VIII)
Composer: Thomas Albert
Ensemble: Eighth Blackbird
CD/Album: "eighth blackbird - round nut tool"
Record co./Cat #: Eighth Blackbird 1
Note: (inspired by the Wallace Stevens poem; "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird")


Friede auf Erden
Composer: Arnold Schoenberg
Ensemble: Shaw Festival Singers
Conductor: Robert Shaw
CD/Album: "Evocation of the Spirit"
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80406
Note: ("Peace on Earth" - setting of verse by Conrad Ferdinand Meyer)


Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34
Composer: Benjamin Britten
Ensemble: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Paavo Jarvi
CD/Album: "Britten: Young Person's Guide - Four Sea Interludes / Elgar: Enigma Variations"
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80660
Note: (subtitled: "Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell") NOTE: the 'theme' is the Rondeau from Henry Purcell's "Abdelazar/The Moor's Revenge"


Concerto in D for 2 Horns, 2 Oboes, Bassoon, Strings & continuo "Die Jagd"
Composer: Johann Friedrich Fasch
Ensemble: Virtuosi Saxoniae
Conductor: Ludwig Guttler
CD/Album: "Weimar-J.E. Prinz v. Sachsen-Weimar-Bach-Fasch-Handel-Hummel"
Record co./Cat #: Berlin Classics 93852
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