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Marlboro Month: Stravinsky

08/05/11 8:00AM

Is it a concerto, or a domestic residence? Well, both. In 1938 Igor Stravinsky was commissioned to write a chamber concerto by an American diplomat for his 30th wedding anniversary. The diplomat's Washington, D.C. estate was named "Dumbarton Oaks" - so that's what Stravinsky named the resulting piece. We'll hear it this morning as part of our ongoing Marlboro Month, celebrating the 60th anniversary season of the Marlboro Music Festival. (By the way - these days Dumbarton Oaks is public facility, operating as a research library and collection of Byzantine scholarship and artifacts.)

Playlist

8:15am

Prague Waltzes
Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Ensemble: Budapest Festival Orchestra
Conductor: Ivan Fischer
CD/Album: "Dvorak: Legends, Prague Waltzes, etc."
Record co./Cat #: Philips 464647
 
 

8:23am

String Quartet #1 "From My Life"
Composer: Bedrich Smetana
Ensemble: Medici String Quartet
CD/Album: "Smetana String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2"
Record co./Cat #: Nimbus 5131
 
 

8:53am

Conversation with Pamela Pantos, Executive Director of Opera North
 
 

8:55am

The Marriage of Figaro, K492: Porgi, Amor (Act II, scene 1 - Countess Almaviva's aria: "Oh, love, give me some relief")
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Georg Solti
Soloists: Renee Fleming, soprano
CD/Album: "Renee Fleming By Request"
Record co./Cat #: London 1024
Note: * Opera North's season starts tomorrow with "The Marriage of Figaro": WWW.OPERANORTH.ORG *
 
 

9:00am

Three Botticelli Pictures
Composer: Ottorino Respighi
Ensemble: Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jesus Lopez-Cobos
CD/Album: "Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances - Trittico Botticelliano"
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80309
 
 

9:19am

Trio Sonata #4 in g
Composer: Jan Dismas Zelenka
Soloists: Heinz Holliger, oboe ; Maurice Bourgue, oboe ; Klaus Thunemann, bassoon ; Jonathan Rubin, lute
CD/Album: "Zelenka: Trio Sonatas"
Record co./Cat #: ECM 1671
 
 

9:41am

Dumbarton Oaks
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Ensemble: Marlboro Music Festival Orchestra
CD/Album: "Marlboro Music Festival on 7/18/2009"
Record co./Cat #: Marlboro 2009-07-18
Note: (Recorded at the Marlboro Music Festival, 7/18/2009)
 
 

9:57am

G-Spot Tornado
Composer: Frank Zappa
Ensemble: Ensemble Ambrosius
CD/Album: "The Zappa Album"
Record co./Cat #: Bis Northern Lights 5013
 
 

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Related Links

VPR Classical's Marlboro 60th anniversary page Marlboro Music Festival
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