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Anticipating the Autumn Equinox

09/21/12 9:00AM By Walter Parker

Design for a VPR mug by Sabra Field
The autumn equinox occurs at 10:49 Saturday morning.  We'll anticipate the beginning of autumn with music by Grieg, Glazunov, Brahms, Virgil Thomson and the the Autumn Symphony of Joachim Raff.




In Autumn (Concert Overture), Op. 11
Composer: Edvard Grieg
Ensemble: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
CD/Album: Grieg: Klavierkonzert-Lyrische Suite-Im Herbst
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 437524


Composer: Wilhelm Stenhammar
Ensemble: Nordic Voices
CD/Album: Sense & nonSense
Record co./Cat #: JDR 1005


Four Sketches: In Autumn, Op. 15/1
Composer: Amy Beach
Soloists: Joanne Polk, piano
CD/Album: Fire-Flies: The Solo Piano Music of Amy Beach
Record co./Cat #: Arabesque 6721


Six Etudes de Concert: Automne
Composer: Cecile Chaminade
Soloists: Enid Katahn, piano
CD/Album: Chaminade: Piano Music
Record co./Cat #: Gasparo 247


Overture (Suite) for 2 Hunting Horns in D
Composer: Georg Phillip Telemann
Ensemble: The English Concert
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Soloists: Andrew Clark, hunting horn ; Gavin Edwards, hunting horn
CD/Album: Telemann: Suiten
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 437558


Four Seasons: Autumn
Composer: Lawrence Ashmore
Ensemble: Guildhall String Ensemble
Conductor: Robert Salter, leader (concertmaster)
Soloists: Richard Stoltzman, clarinet
CD/Album: Finzi: Clarinet Concerto, 5 Bagatelles
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60437


The Seasons: Autumn
Composer: Alexander Glazunov
Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra
Conductor: Edo de Waart
CD/Album: Glazunov: The Seasons; Scenes de Ballet
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80347


Five Songs for Mixed Chorus: Im Herbst, Op. 104/5 ("In Autumn")
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Ensemble: RIAS Chamber Choir
Conductor: Marcus Creed
CD/Album: Brahms: Lieder und Gesange
Record co./Cat #: Harmonia Mundi 901592


Clarinet Quintet in b, Op. 115
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players
Soloists: Harold Wright, clarinet ; Malcolm Lowe, violin ; Laura Park, violin ; Burton Fine, viola ; Jules Eskin, cello
CD/Album: Mozart - Brahms: Clarinet Quintets
Record co./Cat #: Philips 442149


Autumn Concertino for Harp, Strings & Percussion
Composer: Virgil Thomson
Ensemble: L.A. Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Soloists: Ann Mason Stockton, harp
CD/Album: Virgil Thomson: Music for Film, 'The River' & 'Plow That Broke the Plains'
Record co./Cat #: EMI 47715


Autumn Leaves, Op. 106/1
Composer: Charles Villiers Stanford
(arr. of a traditional English folksong)
Ensemble: The King's Singers
CD/Album: My Spirit Sang All Day
Record co./Cat #: EMI 49765
Note: (on verse by Charles Dickens)


Four Last Songs: September
Composer: Richard Strauss
Ensemble: Munich Philharmonic
Conductor: Christian Thielemann
Soloists: Renee Fleming, soprano
CD/Album: Renee Fleming: Four Last Songs
Record co./Cat #: London 11851


Symphony #10 "In Autumn" in f, Op. 213 (German: "Zur Herbstzeit")
Composer: Joachim Raff
Ensemble: Philharmonia Hungarica
Conductor: Werner Andreas Albert
CD/Album: Joachim Raff: Symphonies 8-11
Record co./Cat #: CPO 999536


Autumnal Sketch
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Ensemble: Scottish National Orchestra
Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
CD/Album: Prokofiev-Lieutenant Kije Suite etc.
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 8806


Schwanengesang: Herbst, D 957 (song: "Autumn")
Composer: Franz Schubert
Soloists: Peter Schreier, tenor ; Andras Schiff, piano
CD/Album: Schubert: Schwanengesang
Record co./Cat #: London 425612
Note: (#4 of the 8 Rellstab-Lieder) - text by Ludwig Rellstab


Automne (song: "Autumn")
Composer: Gabriel Faure
Soloists: Sanford Sylvan, baritone ; David Breitman, piano
CD/Album: Gabriel Faure L'horizon chimerique
Record co./Cat #: Nonesuch 79371
Note: (setting of a poem by Armand Silvestre)


The Seasons: Autumn
Composer: Edward German
Ensemble: RTE Concert Orchestra, Dublin
Conductor: Andrew Penny
CD/Album: German: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1
Record co./Cat #: Marco Polo 8.223695


Four Seasons in Buenos Aires: Otono Porteno ("Autumn")
Composer: Astor Piazzolla
(arr. Julian Labro)
Ensemble: A Far Cry
Soloists: Jason Vieaux, guitar ; Julien Labro, bandoneon
CD/Album: Jason Vieaux, Julien Labro, A Far Cry: Piazzolla
Record co./Cat #: Azica 71270


Theme and Variations on Red River Valley
Composer: David Amram
Ensemble: Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Auldon Clark
Soloists: Julius Baker, flute
CD/Album: David Amram: An American Original
Record co./Cat #: Newport 85546


Stride Rite
Composer: David Feuerzeig
Soloists: David Feuerzeig, piano
CD/Album: David Feuerzeig Live on VPR Classical
Record co./Cat #: VPR 2008-09-11
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