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11/22/12 7:00AM

Music for Thanksgiving this morning, some American favorites and beautiful works from all over



Three American Perennials for Woodwind Quintet: Ragtime
Composer: Rick Sowash
Ensemble: Aeolian Winds
Soloists: Peggy Holleran Greb, flute ; Laura Gershman, oboe ; Alex K. Jones, clarinet ; Barbara Folb, horn ; Steven Ehrin, bassoon
CD/Album: Rick Sowash: American Perennials
Record co./Cat #: Rick Sowash Productions RSP-8


American Rhapsody, Op. 47
Composer: Ernst von Dohnanyi
Ensemble: Danubia Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Domonkas Heja
CD/Album: Dohnanyi: Suite for Orchestra etc.
Record co./Cat #: Warner 62409


Adagio and Rondo for Glass Armonica in C, K 617
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Emerson String Quartet
Soloists: Dennis James, glass armonica
CD/Album: Cristal: Glass Music Through the Ages
Record co./Cat #: Sony 89047


Blumenstuck in Db, Op. 19 ("Flower Piece")
Composer: Robert Schumann
Soloists: Vladimir Horowitz, piano
CD/Album: Vladimir Horowitz Live at Carnegie Hall
Record co./Cat #: Sony 44681
Note: (Recorded live at Carnegie Hall - historic 1965 concert)


The Lark Ascending
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Colin Davis
Soloists: Hilary Hahn, violin
CD/Album: Elgar: Violin Concerto - Vaughan Williams: The Lark
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon B0003026


Festive Overture, Op. 96
Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
Ensemble: Russian National Orchestra
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
CD/Album: Russian Overtures
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 439892


From Grandmother's Garden: 3 selections, Op. 97
Composer: Amy Beach
Soloists: Joanne Polk, piano
CD/Album: Fire-Flies: The Solo Piano Music of Amy Beach
Record co./Cat #: Arabesque 6721
Note: (Morning Glories, Mignonette, Honeysuckle)


The Thieving Magpie: Overture (Italian: La Gazza Ladra)
Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
CD/Album: Rossini Overtures
Record co./Cat #: London 433074


Suite #2 (Indian): Love Song, Op. 48
Composer: Edward MacDowell
Ensemble: Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic
Conductor: Charles Anthony Johnson
CD/Album: Orchestral Music of Edward MacDowell
Record co./Cat #: Albany 224


Appalachia Waltz
Composer: Mark O'Connor
Soloists: Mark O'Connor, violin ; Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin
CD/Album: Double Violin Concerto
Record co./Cat #: OMAC 8


Toccata and Fugue in F, BWV 540
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloists: Ton Koopman, organ
CD/Album: J. S. Bach: Organ Works
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 410999


Agnus Dei ("Lamb of God")
Composer: Samuel Barber
Ensemble: Handel & Haydn Society
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
CD/Album: Peace
Record co./Cat #: Avie 39
Note: (Barber's choral arrangement of the Adagio from the String Quartet, Op. 11)


Eclogue for Piano & String Orchestra, Op. 10
Composer: Gerald Finzi
Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Soloists: Peter Katin, piano
CD/Album: Gerald Finzi: Nocturne, Severn Rhapsody, Eclogue...
Record co./Cat #: Lyrita 239
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