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Seasons Such As These

06/13/11 8:00AM

(photo by C. Willoughby)
May 26, 2011 - storm clouds over Richmond
Remember the storm scene in King Lear? ("That way madness lies...") In it, the King sends out a prayer for all of those exposed to the storm. This morning just in time for thunderstorm season we'll feature a haunting choral setting of that scene by New York native David Chaitkin.



Comedy Overture
Composer: Hamilton Harty
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
CD/Album: "Harty: An Irish Symphony"
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 8314


Divertimento in Eb, K 166
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Ensemble Zefiro
CD/Album: "Mozart: Serenade KV 361 Gran Partita", Divertimento KV 166"
Record co./Cat #: Astree 8605


Seasons Such As These
Composer: David Chaitkin
Ensemble: The Cantata Singers
Conductor: John Harbison
CD/Album: "Summersong"
Record co./Cat #: CRI 749


Lincolnshire Posy
Composer: Percy Aldridge Grainger
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Simon Rattle
CD/Album: "Sir Simon Rattle"
Record co./Cat #: EMI 97588


Wind Music from Renaissance Italy
Composer: Anonymous
Ensemble: Piffaro
CD/Album: "Canzoni e Danze"
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 4776727
Note: (La traditora / Bel fiore / La rocha el fuso / El desperato / La lavandara)


Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Ensemble: Takacs Quartet
Soloists: Gabor Ormai, harmonium
CD/Album: "Dvorak: Quartets Opp. 96 & 105, Bagatelles Op. 47"
Record co./Cat #: London 430077


Piano Concerto in bb, Op. 32
Composer: Xaver Scharwenka
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
Soloists: Earl Wild, piano
CD/Album: "Scharwenka and Paderewski: Piano Concertos"
Record co./Cat #: Elan 82266
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