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Symphonies of Schumann and Haydn

08/14/12 3:00PM

We'll hear Schumann's Symphony #2, and Haydn's Symphony #94, known as the "Surprise" Symphony.



Brandenburg Concerto #1 in F, BMV 1046
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Ensemble: Orchestra Mozart
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
CD/Album: Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 4778908


Symphony #2 in C, Op. 61
Composer: Robert Schumann
Ensemble: Staatskapelle Dresden
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
CD/Album: Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4, etc.
Record co./Cat #: EMI 67771


Merry Mount: Love duet, Op. 31
Composer: Howard Hanson
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
CD/Album: Hanson: Symphony No. 4/Serenade/Lament for Beowulf/Pastorale/Merry Mount
Record co./Cat #: Delos 3105


Israel in Egypt: Overture
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Simon Preston
Soloists: Simon Preston, organ
CD/Album: Handel: Israel in Egypt, etc.
Record co./Cat #: London 443470


Four Seasons in Buenos Aires: Verano Porteno ("Summer")
Composer: Astor Piazzolla
Soloists: John Williams, guitar
CD/Album: Classic Williams: Romance of the Guitar
Record co./Cat #: Sony 89141
Note: (aka: 4 Estaciones Portenas)


Symphony #94 "Surprise" in G, HOB 1/94
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Ensemble: Hanover Band
Conductor: Roy Goodman
CD/Album: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 94 & 95
Record co./Cat #: Nimbus 5126


Overture for Wind Instruments
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
CD/Album: Mendelssohn: Overtures
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 423104


Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils
Composer: Richard Strauss
Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
CD/Album: R. Strauss: Don Quixote - Bernstein
Record co./Cat #: Sony 47625


Serenade for Strings
Composer: Herbert Howells
Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia
Conductor: Richard Hickox
CD/Album: Howellls: Music for Strings
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 9161
Note: (written in 1917)


Violin Concerto in D, Op. 4/11, RV 204
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Ensemble: The English Concert
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Soloists: Simon Standage, violin ; Micaela Comberti, violin 2 solo vns 1st mvmt only
CD/Album: Vivaldi: La Stravaganza
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 429753


Piano Concerto in a, Op. 16
Composer: Edvard Grieg
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Soloists: Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
CD/Album: Grieg, Schumann: Piano Concertos
Record co./Cat #: EMI 57562


Valse-Scherzo (for violin & ochestra), Op. 34
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Soloists: Midori, violin
CD/Album: Paganini: Violin Concerto #1, Tchaikovsky: Valse-Scherzo, Serenade melancolique
Record co./Cat #: Philips 420943


Danses sacree et profane ("Sacred and profane dances")
Composer: Claude Debussy
Ensemble: Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
CD/Album: Bizet, Debussy: Orchestral Works
Record co./Cat #: Philips 416437


String Quintet
Composer: Luigi Boccherini
Soloists: Soovin Kim, violin ; Janos Starker, cello ; and others
CD/Album: Janos Starker Celebration
Record co./Cat #: Delos 3344


Suite #2 for 2 Pianos, Op. 17
Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff
Soloists: Martha Argerich, piano ; Nelson Freire, piano
CD/Album: Rachmaninoff - Ravel - Argerich/Freire
Record co./Cat #: Philips 411034
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