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The Shostakovich 6th

06/03/11 8:00AM

The Shostakovich 6th String Quartet is a light-hearted, melodic work - making it stand apart in character and spirit from the other fourteen he wrote. We'll listen to the 6th this morning, and talk about a new book that explores all of the Shostakovich Quartets.



Keyboard Suite #5: (4th mvmt) "Harmonious Blacksmith"
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Soloists: Philip Martin, piano
CD/Album: "The Maiden's Prayer"
Record co./Cat #: Hyperion 67379


Concerto Grosso (to Handel's Sonata in D)
Composer: Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra
Conductor: James Sedares
Soloists: John Mack, oboe
CD/Album: "Zwilich: Oboe Concerto/Symphony No. 3/Concerto Grosso"
Record co./Cat #: KOCH 7278
Note: (Written in 1985; recorded February 25, 1994 at North Recital Hall, University of Louisville)


Composer: Traditional (American)
(arr. by Robert DeCormier)
Ensemble: The Philadelphia Orchestra
Conductor: Richard P. Condie
Soloists: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
CD/Album: "God Bless America: The UItimate Patriotic Album"
Record co./Cat #: Sony 48295


La Jeunesse d'Hercule
Composer: Camille Saint-Saens
Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: George Pretre
CD/Album: "Saint-Saens: Symphonie #3/La Jeunesse d'Hercule"
Record co./Cat #: Erato 45696


Lo Speziale Overture
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Ensemble: Staatskapelle Dresden
Conductor: Giuseppi Sinopoli
CD/Album: "Haydn: Cello Concertos, etc."
Record co./Cat #: EMI 56535
Note: ("The Apothecary")


String Quartet #6 in G, Op. 101
Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
Ensemble: Emerson String Quartet
CD/Album: "Shostakovich: The String Quartets"
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 463284


The Red Poppy: Ballet
Composer: Reinhold Gliere
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Edward Downes
CD/Album: "Gliere: Symphony No. 1 / The Red Poppy Suite"
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 9160
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