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I Palpiti

05/26/11 8:00AM

There's a good reason (actually several) why Paganini called his hair-raising violin showpiece "Il Palpiti" - translated, "the palpitations". Think of like a second cup of very strong coffee to start your morning.



Don Giovanni, K527: Overture
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Staatskapelle Dresden
Conductor: Colin Davis
CD/Album: "Mozart: Overtures-Staatskapelle Dresden-Sir Colin Davis"
Record co./Cat #: RCA 56698


I Palpiti
Composer: Nicolo Paganini
Soloists: Maxim Vengerov, violin ; Itamar Golan, piano
CD/Album: "Paganini-Sarasate-Kreisler-Wieniawski"
Record co./Cat #: Teldec 77351
Note: ("The palpitations")


Le Chant des Oyseaux
Composer: Clement Janequin
Ensemble: Ensemble Clement Janequin
CD/Album: "Le Chant des Oyseaux"
Record co./Cat #: Harmonia Mundi 901099
Note: ("The Song of the Birds")


Symphony on a French Mountain Air, Op. 25
Composer: Vincent d'Indy
Ensemble: Radio Philharmonic Orchestra of France
Conductor: Marek Janowski
Soloists: Catherine Collard, piano
CD/Album: "D'Indy: Jour d'ete a la montagne / Symphonie Cevenole"
Record co./Cat #: Erato 49809


Sonata #3 in Bb for Harpsichord, Two Violins, and Cello, Op. 7/3
Composer: Charles Avison
Soloists: Gary Cooper, harpsichord ; Pavlo Beznosiuk, violin ; Caroline Balding, violin
CD/Album: "Avison: Harpsichord Sonatas, Op. 5 & 7"
Record co./Cat #: Divine Art 21215


Ballet Suite #3, Op. 91d: Selections
Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
Ensemble: Scottish National Orchestra
Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
CD/Album: "Shostakovich: Ballet Suites 1,2, & 3 - SNO/Jarvi"
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 8730


Blumenstuck, Op. 19
Composer: Robert Schumann
Soloists: Sviatoslav Richter, piano
CD/Album: "Sviatoslav Richter Vol. 4: A Schumann Recital"
Record co./Cat #: London 436456
Note: ("Flower Piece")


Symphonie Domestica: mvmts I (Bewegt) and II (Scherzo), Op. 53
Composer: Richard Strauss
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
CD/Album: "Richard Strauss-Symphonia Domestica"
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60388


Serenade for Strings in C, Op. 48: mvmts I (Pezzo in forma di Sonatina) & II (Waltz)
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Ensemble: The Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Constantine Orbelian
CD/Album: "Tchaikovsky-Serenade for Strings-The Seasons"
Record co./Cat #: Delos 3255
Note: * listener request *
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