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Knoxville: Summer of 1915

07/26/12 9:00AM By Walter Parker

Today our music will include Samuel Barber's evocative setting of a text by James Agee, Knoxville: Summer of 1915.  Soprano Kathleen Battle will be joined by conductor Andre Previn.





Orchestral Suite #1 in C, BWV 1066
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Ensemble: Ensemble Sonnerie
Conductor: Monica Huggett
CD/Album: Bach: Four Orchestral Suites
Record co./Cat #: Avie 2171


Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 (for Cello & Orchestra)
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Maxim Shostakovich
Soloists: Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
CD/Album: Miaskovsky - Tchaikovsky - Shostakovich: Cello Works
Record co./Cat #: Philips 434106
Note: The infrequently-heard original version.


Ballade for Clarinet, Harp & Strings
Composer: Ewazen, Eric
Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Paul Polivnick
Soloists: Charles Neidich, clarinet
CD/Album: Eric Ewazen: Orchestral Music & Concertos
Record co./Cat #: Albany 477


Simple Symphony, Op. 4
Composer: Benjamin Britten
Ensemble: Guildhall String Ensemble
CD/Album: Works by Britten - Tippett - Walton / Guildhall String Ensemble
Record co./Cat #: RCA 7846


Sonata in a, Op. 143, D 784
Composer: Franz Schubert
Soloists: Diane Walsh, piano
CD/Album: Diane Walsh: Complete Schubert Sonatas, vol. 2
Record co./Cat #: JDR 1009


Knoxville, Summer of 1915
Composer: Samuel Barber
Ensemble: Orchestra of St. Luke's
Conductor: Andre Previn
Soloists: Kathleen Battle, soprano
CD/Album: Kathleen Battle: Honey and Rue
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 437787
Note: (text by James Agee)


Rob Roy: Overture
Composer: Hector Berlioz
Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
CD/Album: Berlioz: Harold in Italy
Record co./Cat #: London 421193


Symphony #6 in D, Op. 60, B 112
Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi
CD/Album: Dvorak: Symphony No. 6 - Janacek: Taras Bulba
Record co./Cat #: London 430204


Quintet #6 for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Viola & continuo in D, Op. 11/#6
Composer: Johann Christian Bach
Ensemble: The English Concert
CD/Album: J.C. Bach: 3 Quintette, Sextett
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 423385


Songs without Words
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Soloists: Murray Perahia, piano
CD/Album: Songs without Words
Record co./Cat #: Sony 66511


Mississippi Suite
Composer: Ferde Grofe
Ensemble: Harmonie Ensemble / New York
Conductor: Steven Richman
CD/Album: Ferde Grofe & George Gershwin
Record co./Cat #: Bridge 9212
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