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09/09/11 8:00AM

It's been a little over seven years since I came to Vermont Public Radio to help launch VPR Classical, in the summer of 2004. These have been seven of the most rewarding and creative years of my life. Today's program features some of my favorite musical farewells as I get ready to leave VPR for a new position as the music director at WGBH in Boston.

It has been my great privilege to be your host, your friend, and your companion these many mornings. I'm glad we could share so much beautiful music together. And thank you, VPR Classical listeners, for your remarkable support of classical music in our region!



Tahiti: Farewell
Composer: Michael Torke
Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Conductor: Clark Rundell
CD/Album: "Tahiti"
Record co./Cat #: Ecstatic 92231


L'Enfance Du Christ: Shepherd's Farewell
Composer: Hector Berlioz
Ensemble: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Conductor: Robert Shaw
CD/Album: "Choral Masterpieces"
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80119


Variations on a Theme by Haydn , Op. 56a
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony
Conductor: Colin Davis
CD/Album: "Brahms - Symphony No. 1 - Haydn Variations"
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60382


Le Tombeau de Couperin
Composer: Maurice Ravel
Soloists: Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
CD/Album: "Ravel: Complete works for solo piano"
Record co./Cat #: London 433515


Bassoon Concerto in Bb, K 191
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Soloists: Klaus Thunemann, bassoon
CD/Album: "Mozart: Clarinet Concerto - Bassoon Concerto"
Record co./Cat #: Philips 422390


Songs of Farewell: Lord, Let Me Know Mine End
Composer: Hubert Parry
Ensemble: Choir of St. Georges Chapel; Roger Judd, organ
Conductor: Christopher Robinson
CD/Album: "Parry: Cathedral Music"
Record co./Cat #: Hyperion 66273
Note: (on verse taken from Psalm 39, verses 5-15)


Piano Sonata #26 in Eb, Op. 81a "Les Adieux"
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Soloists: Van Cliburn, piano
CD/Album: "Beethoven Sonatas-Van Cliburn"
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60356


Solomon: Entrance of the Queen of Sheba
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Ensemble: Les Concerts du Monde
Conductor: Keith Clark
CD/Album: "Movies Go Baroque"
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80336
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