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In Italia

05/24/11 8:00AM

The music begins today with a lively set of "village dances" by Francis Poulenc, and then a little later on we'll hear Felix Mendelssohn's rousing "Italian" Symphony #4.



Composer: Francis Poulenc
Soloists: Pascal Roge, piano
CD/Album: "Poulenc: Piano Music"
Record co./Cat #: London 425862


Motet, BWV 228: Furchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Ensemble: Concentus Musicus Wien
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Soloists: Stockholm Bach Choir
CD/Album: "Bach: Motets BWV 225-230"
Record co./Cat #: Teldec 81146
Note: ("Fear Not, For I Am With Thee")


Twelfth Night Overture
Composer: Johan Wagenaar
Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
CD/Album: "Wagenaar: Orchestral Works"
Record co./Cat #: London 425833


Il Pastor Fido: Overture
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Ensemble: The English Concert
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
CD/Album: "Handel: Ouverturen"
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 419219
Note: ("The Faithful Shepherd")


English Dances: First Set
Composer: Malcolm Arnold
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
CD/Album: "Arnold: Dances"
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 8867


Suite Bergamasque
Composer: Claude Debussy
Soloists: Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
CD/Album: "Debussy: Images, Etudes, etc."
Record co./Cat #: London 460247


"Italian" Symphony #4 in A, Opus 90
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
CD/Album: "Mendelssohn: 5 Symphonies, Overtures"
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammaphon 415353
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