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Menotti's 100th

07/07/11 8:00AM

Gian Carlo Menotti's centennial birth anniversary is today. We'll honor him with a gift: "This is my box" is an aria sung by one of the three wise men in Menotti's classic "Amahl and the Night Visitors".



Otello: Ballet music
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Conductor: James Levine
CD/Album: "Verdi: Ballet Music - James Levine"
Record co./Cat #: Sony 52489


Fantasia on Rossini's "Otello"
Composer: Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst
Soloists: Leonidas Kavakos, violin ; Peter Nagy, piano
CD/Album: "Leonidas Kavakos Plas: Kreisler, Paganini, Wieniawski, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Schubert"
Record co./Cat #: Delos 3116


The Banquet & Processional
Composer: Anonymous (13th & 14th c. sources)
Ensemble: New London Consort
Conductor: Philip Pickett
CD/Album: "The Feast of Fools"
Record co./Cat #: L'Oiseau Lyre 4780028


Oboe Concerto in C, K 314
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: The English Concert
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Soloists: Paul Goodwin, oboe
CD/Album: "C. Ph. E. Bach/Lebrun/Mozart: Oboenkonzerte"
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 431821


Sonata "Immitation del Cuccu" in G (the "Cuckoo Imitation" sonata)
Composer: Johann-Jacob Walther
Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Koln
Conductor: Reinhardt Goebel
CD/Album: "Scherzi Musicali: Biber-Schmelzer-Walther"
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 429230


Amahl and the Night Visitors: This is my box
Composer: Gian Carlo Menotti
Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Conductor: Thomas Schippers
Soloists: Andrew McKinley, tenor
CD/Album: "Menotti - Amahl and the Night Visitors"
Record co./Cat #: RCA 6485
Note: (Recorded on Jan. 4th and 10th, 1952 in NY under the personal direction of the composer)


La Boite a Joujoux ("The Toybox")
Composer: Claude Debussy
Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
CD/Album: "Debussy: Children's Corner - La Boite a Joujoux, etc."
Record co./Cat #: London 444386


Three Romances for Piano
Composer: Clara Schumann
Soloists: Helene Boschi, piano
CD/Album: "Clara Schumann / Piano Works"
Record co./Cat #: Calliope 9211
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