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The Plow That Broke The Plains

10/17/12 9:00AM

Our music today will include the Grand March from Verdi's Aida, Debussy's Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp, and a suite from Virgil Thomson's score for the documentary film The Plow that Broke the Plains.



Queen of Spades: Overture (aka: the "Pique Dame" Overture)
Composer: Franz Von Suppe
Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
CD/Album: Suppe Overtures
Record co./Cat #: London 414408


Piano Sonata #25 in G, Op. 79
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Soloists: John O'Conor, piano
CD/Album: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume VII
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80293


Horn Concerto #1 in D, HOB 7d/3
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Conductor: Iona Brown
Soloists: Hermann Baumann, horn
CD/Album: Horn Concertos
Record co./Cat #: Philips 422346


Aida: (Act II) Grand March
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Conductor: Georg Solti
CD/Album: Verdi: Choruses
Record co./Cat #: London 430226


Sonata for Flute, Viola & Harp
Composer: Claude Debussy
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players
Soloists: Doriot Anthony Dwyer, flute ; Burton Fine, viola ; Ann Hobson, harp
CD/Album: Debussy: Chamber Music
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 476770


Concerto #3 a Due Cori in F, HWV 334
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Ensemble: Zefiro
Conductor: Alfredo Bernardini
CD/Album: Handel: Musick for the Royal Fireworks, Concerti a due cori
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 367912


Cockaigne Overture (In London Town)
Composer: Edward Elgar
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
CD/Album: Elgar: Enigma Variations, Froissart and Cockaigne Overtures
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60073


Piano Sonata in A, Op. 120, D 664
Composer: Franz Schubert
Soloists: Maria Joao Pires, piano
CD/Album: Schubert: Music for Piano Four Hands
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 4775233


Violin Concerto in C, Op. 48
Composer: Dmitri Kabalevsky
Ensemble: Russian National Orchestra
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Soloists: Gil Shaham, violin
CD/Album: Glazunov/Kabalevsky: Violin Concertos
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 457064


The Plow That Broke The Plains (Suite)
Composer: Virgil Thomson
Ensemble: L.A. Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Neville Marriner
CD/Album: Virgil Thomson: Music for Film, 'The River' & 'Plow That Broke the Plains'
Record co./Cat #: EMI 47715


The Banks of Green Willow
Composer: George Butterworth
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Conductor: Neville Marriner
CD/Album: Vaughan Williams - Delius - Elgar - Warlock
Record co./Cat #: London 452707


Benvenuto Cellini: Overture
Composer: Hector Berlioz
Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
CD/Album: Berlioz: 8 Overtures - Le Carnaval Romain, etc.
Record co./Cat #: London 452480


Violin Sonata #18 in G, K 301
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Soloists: Hilary Hahn, violin ; Natalie Zhu, piano
CD/Album: Mozart: Violin Sonatas
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon B0004771


Mignon: Overture
Composer: Ambroise Thomas
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
CD/Album: Offenbach / Gounod / Chabrier / Thomas
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 423698
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