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Flag Day

06/14/11 8:00AM

On this date in 1777, the Second Continental Congress officially adopted the current flag of the United States. This morning's music starts with "Stars & Stripes Forever" and "You're a Grand Old Flag" - of course!



Stars and Stripes Forever March
Composer: John Philip Sousa
Ensemble: Boston Pops Orchestra
Conductor: Arthur Fiedler
CD/Album: "Fiedler's Favorite Marches"
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60700


You're a Grand Old Flag
Composer: George M. Cohan
Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Jerold D. Ottley
Soloists: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
CD/Album: "God Bless America: The UItimate Patriotic Album"
Record co./Cat #: Sony 48295


6 National Airs with Variations, Op. 105
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Soloists: Olli Mustonen, piano
CD/Album: "Beethoven: Variations - Dances - Bagatelles"
Record co./Cat #: London 452206


Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
Composer: Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Andre Previn
Soloists: Gil Shaham, violin
CD/Album: "Barber - Korngold - Violin konzerte U.A."
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 439886


In the Steppes of Central Asia
Composer: Alexander Borodin
Ensemble: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
CD/Album: "Borodin: Orchestral Works"
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 435757


Alcina: Credete al mio Dolore
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Soloists: Emma Kirkby, soprano
CD/Album: "Handel - Arne Arias"
Record co./Cat #: L'Oiseau-Lyre 436132


Piano Quintet in c, Op. 42
Composer: Louis Vierne
Ensemble: Chilingirian Quartet
Soloists: Stephen Coombs, piano
CD/Album: "Hahn & Vierne Piano Quintets"
Record co./Cat #: Hyperion 67258


The Merry Wives of Windsor: Overture
Composer: Otto Nicolai
Ensemble: Bavarian State Orchestra
Conductor: Robert Heger
CD/Album: "Nicolai: Die Lustigen Wieber von Windsor"
Record co./Cat #: EMI 69348
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