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Blue Thursday

08/02/12 3:00PM

We'll hear "blue" music this afternoon by Michael Torke, Arthur Bliss, and others.  Also, late chamber music of Mozart and Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov's "Caucasian Sketches."



Manfred Overture, Op. 115
Composer: Robert Schumann
Ensemble: Los Angeles Philharmonic
Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
CD/Album: Schumann: Symphonie Nr. 3 - Manfred Overture
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 400062


Four Spanish Pieces
Composer: Manuel de Falla
Soloists: Alicia de Larrocha, piano
CD/Album: Falla - Obras Para Piano
Record co./Cat #: EMI 64527


String Quintet #6 in Eb, K 614
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Guarneri Quartet
Soloists: Kim Kashkashian, viola
CD/Album: Mozart - Complete Viola Quintets, Vol. 3
Record co./Cat #: RCA 7772


A Colour Symphony: (3rd mvmt) Blue
Composer: Arthur Bliss
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
Conductor: Vernon Handley
CD/Album: Bliss: A Colour Symphony
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 8503


Bluebeard: Overture
Composer: Jacques Offenbach
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 554


Violin Concerto in Bb
Composer: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Ensemble: Orchestra Mozart
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Soloists: Giuliano Carmignola, violin
CD/Album: Pergolesi 300th Anniversary Collection
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 4778464


Bright Blue Music
Composer: Michael Torke
Ensemble: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: David Zinman
CD/Album: Michael Torke: Ecstatic Orange, etc
Record co./Cat #: Argo 433071


Blue Danube Waltz, Op. 314
Composer: Johann Strauss II
Ensemble: Wiener Philharmoniker
Conductor: Franz Welser-Most
CD/Album: New Year's Concert 2011: Wiener Philharmoniker / Franz Welser-Most
Record co./Cat #: London 4782601
Note: (Recorded live, January 1, 2011)


Overture Anacreontique
Composer: Jean Francaix
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
Conductor: Thierry Fischer
CD/Album: Francaix: Scuola di Ballo, Symphony in G, etc
Record co./Cat #: Hyperion 67323


Fantasia upon one note
Composer: Henry Purcell
Ensemble: Fretwork
CD/Album: Henry Purcell: The Complete Fantazias
Record co./Cat #: Harmonia Mundi 907502


Symphony #84 in Eb, HOB 1/84
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
CD/Album: Haydn: 6 'Pariser' Symphonien
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 419741


Composer: Camille Saint-Saens
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Soloists: Stephen Hough, piano
CD/Album: Saint-Saens: The Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra
Record co./Cat #: Hyperion 67332


Romeo et Juliette: Queen Mab Scherzo, Op. 17 (from the Romeo & Juliette Dramatic Symphony)
Composer: Hector Berlioz
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: James Levine
CD/Album: Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette - Les Nuits d'ete
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 427665


Pohadka: excerpts ("Fairy Tale")
Composer: Leos Janacek
Soloists: Matt Haimovitz, cello ; Christopher O'Riley, piano
CD/Album: Shuffle.Play.Listen
Record co./Cat #: Oxingale 2019


Flute Concerto in C
Composer: Johann Joachim Quantz
Ensemble: Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jorg Faerber
Soloists: James Galway, flute
CD/Album: Quantz: 4 Flute Concertos - Galway
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60247


Caucasian Sketches: Suite #1
Composer: Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Ensemble: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: David Zinman
CD/Album: Russian Sketches
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80378
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