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Gypsies, etc.

05/18/12 3:00PM

We'll hear Gyspy-themed music by Johann Strauss, Jr. and Johannes Brahms.  Also today, we remember baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, who passed away last night at the age of 86.



The Gypsy Baron: Overture
Composer: Johann Strauss II
Ensemble: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Raffi Armenian
CD/Album: Oktoberfest Operetta
Record co./Cat #: CBC (RCI) 5045


Zigeunerlieder (selections), Op. 103 ("Gypsy Songs")
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Ensemble: Danish National Radio Choir
Conductor: Stefan Parkman
Soloists: Bengt Forsberg, piano
CD/Album: Brahms: Choral Works-Danish National Radio Choir/Forsberg/Parkman
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 9806


Piano Quartet #1 in g, Op. 25
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Ensemble: Leopold String Trio
Soloists: Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
CD/Album: Brahms: The Piano Quartets - Three Intermezzi Op 117
Record co./Cat #: Hyperion 67471


Egmont: Overture, Op. 84
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
CD/Album: Beethoven: Ouverturen
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 429762


Violin Sonata in g, Op. 1/10, HWV 368
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
Conductor: Richard Egarr
Soloists: Richard Egarr, harpsichord ; Pavlo Beznosiuk, violin
CD/Album: Handel: 12 Solo Sonatas Op. 1
Record co./Cat #: Harmonia Mundi 907465


Symphony #1 "Classical" in D, Op. 25
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
CD/Album: Prokofiev: Symphonie Classique & Symphone Nr. 6
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 435026


Samson and Dalila: Bacchanale
Composer: Camille Saint-Saens
Ensemble: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Conductor: Erich Kunzel
CD/Album: Classics at the Pops
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80595


Romeo et Juliette: Queen Mab Scherzo, Op. 17 (from the Romeo & Juliette Dramatic Symphony)
Composer: Hector Berlioz
Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
CD/Album: Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette
Record co./Cat #: London 417302


Symphony #3 in Eb
Composer: Thomas Augustine Arne
Ensemble: Cantilena
Conductor: Adrian Shepherd
CD/Album: Thomas Arne: Symphonies 1-4
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 8403


Chants Populaires ("Popular Songs")
Composer: Maurice Ravel
Soloists: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone ; Hartmut Holl, piano
CD/Album: Ravel: Melodies - Lieder
Record co./Cat #: Orfeo 61831


Trumpet Concerto in Eb, HOB 7e/1
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Ensemble: Prague Chamber Orchestra
Soloists: Guy Touvron, trumpet
CD/Album: Classic Trumpet - J. Haydn - Hummel - Neruda - M. Haydn
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60858


Overture on Folk Themes, Op. 115
Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
Ensemble: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 427616


Les Paladins: Overture
Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau
Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques
Conductor: Christophe Rousset
CD/Album: Rameau: Overtures
Record co./Cat #: L'Oiseau-Lyre 455293


Symphony #1 "Spring" in Bb, Op. 38
Composer: Robert Schumann
Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: George Szell
CD/Album: Schumann - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 - Szell
Record co./Cat #: Sony 38468


Auf dem Wasser zu Singen, Op. 72, D 774 (song: "To be sung on the water")
Composer: Franz Schubert
Soloists: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone ; Gerald Moore, piano
CD/Album: Schubert: 21 Lieder
Record co./Cat #: EMI 69503
Note: (text by Friedrich Leopold)
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