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Bonjour, Paris

07/14/11 8:00AM

It is Bastille Day, and that's not the only focus. We'll also enjoy summery selections by Gershwin, and Gotthard Odermatt (who??) - Gotthard Odermatt, a Swiss composer who's dedicated a new work called "Summer" to oboist Albrecht Mayer. It's on Mayer's recent recording, "Bonjour Paris".



Concerto Grosso #1 in G, Op. 6
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Ensemble: The English Concert
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
CD/Album: "Handel: Concerti Grossi Op. 6 NR. 1-4"
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 410897


The Tender Land: Suite
Composer: Aaron Copland
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Aaron Copland
CD/Album: "Copland-Gould: Composers Conduct"
Record co./Cat #: RCA 61505
Note: (recorded at Symphony Hall in Boston, April 23, 1959)


Porgy and Bess: Summertime
Composer: George Gershwin
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Conductor: James Levine
Soloists: Renee Fleming, soprano
CD/Album: "I Want Magic!"
Record co./Cat #: London 460567


Introduction & Variations on a Swedish Air, Op. 12
Composer: Bernhard Henrik Crusell
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta Soloists
Conductor: Alun Francis
Soloists: Thea King, clarinet
CD/Album: "The Clarinet in Concert"
Record co./Cat #: Hyperion 22017


Hermann und Dorothea, Op. 136: Overture
Composer: Robert Schumann
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
CD/Album: "Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 etc."
Record co./Cat #: EMI 67319


Schicksalslied, Op. 54
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Soloists: Ernst Senff Chor
CD/Album: "Brahms: Symphonie Nr. 3 - Tragische Ouverture"
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 429765
Note: ("Song of Destiny" - on verse by Friedrich von Holderlin)


Summer, Op. 18
Composer: Gotthard Odermatt
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Conductor: Mathias Monius
Soloists: Albrecht Mayer, oboe
CD/Album: "Bonjour Paris: Albrecht Mayer"
Record co./Cat #: London 4782564


Brandenburg Concerto #4 in G, BWV 1049
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Ensemble: Marlboro Festival Orchestra
Conductor: Pablo Casals
Soloists: Alexander Schneider, violin ; Ornulf Gulbransen, flute ; Nancy Dalley, flute
CD/Album: "Marlboro Music Festival - 40th Anniversary - Bach Brandenburg Concertos Nos 4-6"
Record co./Cat #: Sony 46254
Note: (Recorded at Marlboro, 1964)
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