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05/16/11 8:00AM

Fairy-tale pictures, Fairy Queens, and "the Willies" capture our imagination this morning. Like music, books can do that too. Every pledge to VPR during our spring membership drives puts another new book in the hand of a Vermont child who needs it. Find out more about this special partnership here.



Hermann und Dorothea, Op. 136: Overture
Composer: Robert Schumann
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
CD/Album: "Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 etc."
Record co./Cat #: EMI 67319


Charakterstucke, Op. 3
Composer: Bedrich Smetana
Soloists: Jitka Cechova, piano
CD/Album: "Smetana - Piano Works IV"
Record co./Cat #: Supraphon 3844


The Willies
Composer: Vivian Fung
Soloists: John Bruce Yeh, clarinet ; David Cunliffe, cello ; Marta Aznavoorian, piano ; Steve Robinson, narrator
CD/Album: "The Billy Collins Suite"
Record co./Cat #: Cedille 90000115
Note: (on poetry by Billy Collins)


The Fairy Queen: (Act II) Symphony
Composer: Henry Purcell
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
CD/Album: "Purcell: The Fairy Queen"
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 4776733


Mouvements Perpetuels
Composer: Francis Poulenc
Soloists: Richard Stoltzman, clarinet ; Nancy Allen, harp
CD/Album: "Romance"
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60198


The Lass of Patie's Mill & The Golden Vanity
Composer: Traditional
Soloists: Edward Flower,guitar ; John Brown, guitar
CD/Album: "Chords & Thyme"
Record co./Cat #: Dorian 90204


Marchenbilder, Op. 3
Composer: Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
CD/Album: "Korngold: Fairy Tale Pictures, etc."
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 9631


16 German Dances & 2 Ecossaises, Op. 33, D 783
Composer: Franz Schubert
Soloists: Alfred Brendel, piano
CD/Album: "Schubert: Piano Works"
Record co./Cat #: Philips 422229


Summer, Op. 18
Composer: Gotthard Odermatt
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Conductor: Mathias Monius
Soloists: Albrecht Mayer, oboe
CD/Album: "Bonjour Paris: Albrecht Mayer"
Record co./Cat #: London 4782564
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