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Song Of The Forests

06/07/11 8:00AM

Dmitri Shostakovich wrote his oratorio, "Song of the Forests" in 1949 to celebrate the reforestation of the Russian steppes after the devastation of the second World War. We'll hear the joyous "Glory" movement from it this morning.



Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Ensemble: Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Antal Dorati
CD/Album: "Dvorak: Slavonic Dances-Czech Suite"
Record co./Cat #: London 460293


12 German Dances, Op. 171, D 790
Composer: Franz Schubert
Soloists: Andras Schiff, piano
CD/Album: "Schubert: Impromptus D 935, etc."
Record co./Cat #: London 425638


The Song of the Forests, Op. 81: (final chorus) Glory
Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
CD/Album: "Shostakovich: Symphony No. 2, etc."
Record co./Cat #: London 436762


Suite "Volker-Ouverture" in Bb
Composer: Georg Phillip Telemann
Ensemble: Collegium Musicum 90
Conductor: Simon Standage
CD/Album: "Telemann: Music of the Nations"
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 0593


Transcendental Etude #8: Wilde Jagd
Composer: Franz Liszt
Soloists: Claudio Arrau, piano
CD/Album: "Liszt: 12 Transcendental Etudes"
Record co./Cat #: Philips 416458
Note: ("wild hunt")


Violin Concerto #4 in D, K 218
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Colin Davis
Soloists: Arthur Grumiaux, violin
CD/Album: "Mozart-Violin Concerti-Grumiaux"
Record co./Cat #: Philips 438323


Summer is a-cumin' in
Composer: Anonymous (Medieval English, 13th c.)
Ensemble: The Dufay Collective
CD/Album: "Miri It Is: - The Dufay Collective"
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 9396
Note: (traditional song: "Summer is come")


Romeo & Juliette: Ballet Suite
Composer: Charles Gounod
Ensemble: Toulouse Capitol Orchestra
Conductor: Michel Plasson
CD/Album: "Gounod: Romeo et Juliette"
Record co./Cat #: EMI 56123
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