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Mendelssohn's Octet

10/15/12 9:00AM By Walter Parker

The Octet for Strings of Felix Mendelssohn. written when he was just 16, exudes such maturity and mastery that it seems a miracle.  We'll listen to the recording by the Emerson Quartet, playing all the parts.

 

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Playlist

9:02am

Symphony #5 in D, Op. 2
Composer: William Boyce
Ensemble: The English Concert
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
CD/Album: Boyce: 8 Symphonies
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 419631
 
 

9:12am

Sheherazade: Ouverture de feerie
Composer: Maurice Ravel
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
CD/Album: Ravel: Tzigane, Sheherazade, La Valse U.A.
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 427314
 
 

9:27am

Octet for Strings in Eb, Op. 20
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Ensemble: Emerson String Quartet
CD/Album: Mendelssohn: The String Quartets
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon B0003888
 
 

10:01am

Adagio
Composer: Tomasso Albinoni
Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
CD/Album: Albinoni: Adagio - Pachelbel: Canon, U.A.
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 429390
 
 

10:10am

Piano Sonata #15 "Pastoral" in D, Op. 28
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Soloists: Murray Perahia, piano
CD/Album: Beethoven: PIano Sonatas Opp. 26, 14 & 28 - Murray Perahia
Record co./Cat #: Sony 326462
 
 

10:36am

3 Pieces for Small Orchestra (Evening Piece, Irish Landscape, Dance in the Sunlight)
Composer: Arnold Bax
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
CD/Album: The Banks of Green Willow
Record co./Cat #: EMI 64200
 
 

11:01am

Suite for Oboe, Clarinet, and Viola
Composer: Randall Thompson
Soloists: Peter Christ, oboe ; David Atkins, clarinet ; Alan de Veritch, viola
CD/Album: Oboist Peter Christ
Record co./Cat #: Crystal 321
 
 

11:18am

Symphony #3 "Polish" in D, Op. 29
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Ensemble: Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig
Conductor: Kurt Masur
CD/Album: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 3
Record co./Cat #: Teldec 46322
 
 

11:57am

Mazurka in B, Op. 41/3
Composer: Frederic Chopin
Soloists: Artur Rubinstein, piano
CD/Album: Artur Rubinstein - The Chopin Collection: The Mazurkas
Record co./Cat #: RCA 5614
 
 

12:05pm

Concerto Grosso #3 in c, Op. 6/3
Composer: Arcangelo Corelli
Ensemble: The English Concert
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
CD/Album: Corelli: Concerti Grossi Op. 6
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 423626
 
 

12:17pm

Pour le Piano: Sarabande
Composer: Claude Debussy
(orch. Ravel)
Ensemble: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Hugh Wolff
CD/Album: Ravel: Ma Mere l'Oye, Le Tombeau de Couperin
Record co./Cat #: Teldec 74006
 
 

12:22pm

Danse (orchestral version)
Composer: Claude Debussy
Ensemble: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Hugh Wolff
CD/Album: Ravel: Ma Mere l'Oye, Le Tombeau de Couperin
Record co./Cat #: Teldec 74006
 
 

12:29pm

Piano Quintet in Eb, Op. 44
Composer: Robert Schumann
Ensemble: Artemis Quartet
Soloists: Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
CD/Album: Schumann - Brahms
Record co./Cat #: Virgin Classics 395143
 
 

12:57pm

finale from Concerto Grosso #7 in D, Op. 6/7
Composer: Arcangelo Corelli
Ensemble: English Concert
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
CD/Album: Corelli: Concerti Grossi Op. 6
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 423626
 
 
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