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Almost Autumn

09/21/12 3:00PM

Autumnal music today by Vivaldi, Alwyn, Haydn, and more.



The Fall of the Leaf (Elegy for Orchestra), Op. 20
Composer: Gerald Finzi
(orchestrated [fr. the original 2-piano version] by Howard Ferguson)
Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia of England
Conductor: Richard Hickox
CD/Album: Moeran - Finzi
Record co./Cat #: EMI 49912


Cello Concerto in b, Op. 104
Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Soloists: Mischa Maisky, cello
CD/Album: Dvorak: CelloKonzert - Bloch: Schelomo
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 427347


Prelude (1913)
Composer: Maurice Ravel
Soloists: Jean-Philippe Collard, piano
CD/Album: Ravel: Piano Works
Record co./Cat #: EMI 86061


Four Seasons: Autumn (L'autunno) in F, Op. 8/3, RV 293
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Ensemble: Raglan Baroque Players
Conductor: Nicholas Kraemer
Soloists: Monica Huggett, violin
CD/Album: Vivaldi: Il Cimento dell'Armonia e dell'Inventione, Op. 8
Record co./Cat #: Virgin Classics 90803


Autumn Legend
Composer: William Alwyn
Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Soloists: Nicholas Daniel, english horn
CD/Album: Alwyn: Autumn Legend / Lyra Angelica etc.
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 9065


Papillons, Op. 2
Composer: Robert Schumann
Soloists: Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
CD/Album: Schumann: Carnaval - Fantasiestucke - Papillons
Record co./Cat #: Hyperion 67120


Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
CD/Album: Overtures and Intermezzi
Record co./Cat #: EMI 74764


Flute Quartet in g
Composer: Georg Phillip Telemann
Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Koln
Conductor: Reinhardt Goebel
CD/Album: Telemann: Flute Quartets
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon B0004283


Our Town
Composer: Aaron Copland
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Aaron Copland
CD/Album: Copland: Our Town - El Salon Mexico - Copland
Record co./Cat #: Sony 42429


Swan Lake: Ballet suite, Op. 20
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
CD/Album: Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake/Nutcraker/Sleeping Beauty
Record co./Cat #: London 443555


Allegretto in G, HOB 3/41
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Soloists: Jeno Jando, piano
CD/Album: Haydn: Piano Sonatas Vol. 19
Record co./Cat #: Naxos 8.553826


Composer: Henryk Wieniawski
Soloists: Heinrich Schiff, cello (HIGHN-rik Shiff) ; Samuel Sanders, piano
CD/Album: Encore
Record co./Cat #: Philips 420945


On October Ground
Composer: Thomas Read
Ensemble: Kiev Philharmonic
Conductor: Robert Ian Winstin
CD/Album: Masterworks of the New Era - Composers
Record co./Cat #: ERM Media 6696


Gifts from the Sea
Composer: Gwyneth Walker
Ensemble: Bella Voce Women's Chorus of VT
Conductor: Dawn Willis
Soloists: Glory Douglass, soprano
CD/Album: Now Let Us Sing!
Record co./Cat #: Bella Voce 2007
Note: (on writings by Anne Morrow Lindbergh from her book, "Gifts From the Sea")


The Seasons: Autumn
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists and Monteverdi Choir
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Soloists: Barbara Bonney, soprano ; Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor ; Andreas Schmidt, bass
CD/Album: Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 431818
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