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Michael Isaacson

10/11/12 11:00AM By Walter Parker

Michael Isaacson
Tonight in Montpelier, Counterpoint will perform music of Michael Isaacson, led by Director Emeritus Robert DeCormier, a former teacher of Isaacson.  Since Isaacson was DeCormier's teaching assistant at the Eastman School of Music he has had a successful career composing for film and television and has become one of America's leading composers of Jewish sacred music.  At 11 today we'll hear a few comments from Isaacson and his composition, Through These Windows, inspired by the Marc Chagall windows of the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. 

Listen to Michael Isaacson's conversation with VPR's Neal Charnoff.

Playlist

9:01am

Andante with Variations
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Soloists: Alfred Brendel, piano
CD/Album: Haydn: 11 Piano Sonatas
Record co./Cat #: Philips 416643
 
 

9:18am

Gwendoline: Overture
Composer: Emmanuel Chabrier
Ensemble: Toulouse Capitol Orchestra
Conductor: Michel Plasson
CD/Album: Chabrier: Oeuvres pour Orchestre
Record co./Cat #: EMI 74336
 
 

9:31am

Clarinet Concerto in A, K 622
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Soloists: Sabine Meyer, clarinet
CD/Album: Mozart: Concertos
Record co./Cat #: EMI 57128
 
 

10:01am

Suite Bergamasque
Composer: Claude Debussy
Soloists: Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
CD/Album: Debussy: Images, Etudes, etc.
Record co./Cat #: London 460247
 
 

10:20am

String Sextet #1 in Bb, Op. 18
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
CD/Album: Brahms: String Sextets Nos. 1 & 2
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 9151
 
 

11:01am

Michael Isaacson comments
 
 

11:04am

Through These Windows
Composer: Michael Isaacson
Ensemble: University of Miami Master Chorale
Soloists: Cantor Faith Steinsnyder
CD/Album: Michael Isaacson
Record co./Cat #: Michael Isaacson 2012
 
 

11:10am

Concerto Grosso #1
Composer: Ernest Bloch
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Soloists: Patricia Michaelian, piano
CD/Album: Ernest Bloch: America - Concerto Grosso
Record co./Cat #: Delos 3135
 
 

11:34am

Cello Concerto in a, Op. 129
Composer: Robert Schumann
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Soloists: Heinrich Schiff, cello
CD/Album: Schumann: Cello Concerto
Record co./Cat #: Philips 422414
 
 

11:58am

Seufzer-Galopp
Composer: Johann Strauss
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
CD/Album: New Year's Concert in Vienna 1991
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 431628
 
 

12:05pm

Ciaccona
Composer: Alessandro Piccinini (after Monteverdi?)
Ensemble: Lislevand Ensemble
Conductor: Rolf Lislevand
Soloists: Rolf Lislevand, lute & guitar
CD/Album: Rolf Lislevand: Nuove musiche
Record co./Cat #: ECM 1922
 
 

12:08pm

Zefiro's Ground
Composer: Claudio Monteverdi
arr. Maurizio Cazzati
Ensemble: Red Priest
CD/Album: Priest On The Run
Record co./Cat #: Dorian 93208
 
 

12:13pm

Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue #18 in g#, BWV 863
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloists: Christopher Atzinger, piano
CD/Album: Debut: Bach - Beethoven - Barber - Fritze / Christopher Atzinger
Record co./Cat #: MSR 1189
 
 

12:19pm

From Dusk to Dawn
Composer: Arnold Bax
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
CD/Album: Bax: Orchestral Works, Volume 9
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 10457
 
 

12:41pm

Fountains of Rome
Composer: Ottorino Respighi
Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Conductor: Giuseppi Sinopoli
CD/Album: Respighi: Pina di Roma, Fontane di Roma, Feste Romane
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 437534
 
 

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