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Job: a Masque for Dancing

08/15/12 9:00AM By Walter Parker

Satan smites Job, from William Blake's illustrations for the Book of Job.
William Blake's illustrations for the Book of Job inspired Ralph Vaughan Williams to compose his Job: a Masque for Dancing, first performed in 1931.  We'll listen to it today. 

Playlist

9:01am

Symphony #22 "Philosopher" in Eb
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle
CD/Album: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 22, 86 & 102
Record co./Cat #: EMI 55509
 
 

9:21am

Molly on the Shore
Composer: Percy Aldridge Grainger
(transcribed for Maud Powell; revised by Maud Powell in 1914)
Soloists: Rachel Barton Pine, violin ; Matthew Hagle, piano
CD/Album: American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell
Record co./Cat #: Cedille Records 90000 097
 
 

9:24am

Musette, from King Christian II Suite
Composer: Jean Sibelius
(arr. by Maud Powell)
Soloists: Rachel Barton Pine, violin ; Matthew Hagle, piano
CD/Album: American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell
Record co./Cat #: Cedille Records 90000 097
 
 

9:26am

Deep River, Op. 59/10
Composer: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
(arr. by Maud Powell)
Soloists: Rachel Barton Pine, violin ; Matthew Hagle, piano
CD/Album: American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell
Record co./Cat #: Cedille Records 90000 097
 
 

9:31am

Marionettes: Scherzo
Composer: Harry Mathena Gilbert
Soloists: Rachel Barton Pine, violin ; Matthew Hagle, piano
CD/Album: American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell
Record co./Cat #: Cedille Records 90000 097
Note: (Dedicated to Maud Powell)
 
 

9:36am

Flute Concerto in D, Op. 283
Composer: Carl Reinecke
Ensemble: Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Soloists: Aurele Nicolet, flute
CD/Album: Nielsen, Reinecke, Busoni: Flute Concertos
Record co./Cat #: Philips 412728
 
 

10:01am

Nocturne #4
Composer: Gabriel Faure
Soloists: Sally Pinkas, piano
CD/Album: Gabriel Faure: Complete Nocturnes
Record co./Cat #: Musica Omnia 109
 
 

10:09am

Job: a Masque for Dancing
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Hickox
CD/Album: Vaughan Williams: Job - Variations for Orchestra
Record co./Cat #: EMI 54421
 
 

11:01am

Alcina Suite
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Ensemble: Collegium Musicum 90
Conductor: Simon Standage
CD/Album: Handel at the Opera
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 650
 
 

11:24am

Piano Concerto #2 in f, Op. 21
Composer: Frederic Chopin
Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Conductor: Jerzy Semkow
Soloists: Rafal Blechacz, piano
CD/Album: Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 4778088
 
 

12:05pm

Overture di Ballo
Composer: Arthur Sullivan
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Conductor: Neville Marriner
CD/Album: Gilbert & Sullivan: Overtures
Record co./Cat #: Philips 434916
 
 

12:18pm

Invitation to the Dance
Composer: Carl Maria von Weber
(orch. & arr. by Hector Berlioz)
Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi
CD/Album: Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Record co./Cat #: London 430201
 
 

12:29pm

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: Dances
Composer: Richard Strauss
Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
CD/Album: R. Strauss: Der Burger Als Edelmann
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 435871
 
 

12:42pm

Dance Suite
Composer: Bela Bartok
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Georg Solti
CD/Album: Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra / Dance Suite
Record co./Cat #: London 400052
 
 

12:57pm

Roumanian Folk Dances: finale
Composer: Bela Bartok
Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
CD/Album: Bartok: Divertimento - Rumanische Volkstanze - Janacek: Mladi - Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 415668
 
 
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