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Thanksgiving and St. Cecilia

11/22/12 3:00PM

It's not only Thanksgiving, but the feast day of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music and musicians.  We'll celebrate both this afternoon.



Hymn to St. Cecilia, Op. 27
Composer: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: John Scott
Soloists: London Sinfonietta Chorus ; Choir of St Paul's Cathedral
CD/Album: Britten: Unaccompanied Choral Music
Record co./Cat #: Virgin Classics 90728


Blessed is he that considereth the poor, Z 7
Composer: Henry Purcell
Ensemble: The Choir of the King's Consort, The King's Consort
Conductor: Robert King
Soloists: Eamonn O'Dwyer, James Goodman, Mark Kennedy, David Nickless, Aaron Webber, treble ; Susan Gritton, soprano ; James Bowman, countertenor ; Rogers Covey-Crump, Charles Daniels, Mark Padmore, Mark Milhofer, tenor ; Colin Campbell, Michael George, bass
CD/Album: Henry Purcell; The Complete Anthems and Services
Record co./Cat #: Hyperion 66707


Piano Quintet in A, Op. 81, B 155
Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Ensemble: Emerson String Quartet
Soloists: Menahem Pressler, piano
CD/Album: Dvorak: Klavierquintett Op. 81, Klavierquartett Op. 87
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 439868


Trumpet Concerto in Eb, HOB 7e/1
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Soloists: Ole Edvard Antonsen, trumpet
CD/Album: Trumpet Concertos
Record co./Cat #: EMI 54897


St. Cecilia Mass: Gloria
Composer: Charles Gounod
Ensemble: New Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: George Pretre
Soloists: Barbara Hendricks, soprano ; Laurence Dale, tenor ; Jean-Philippe Lafont, baritone
CD/Album: Gounod: Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cecile
Record co./Cat #: EMI 47094


The Tender Land: Suite
Composer: Aaron Copland
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Aaron Copland
CD/Album: Copland-Gould: Composers Conduct
Record co./Cat #: RCA 61505


Il Turco in Italia: Overture ("The Turk in Italy")
Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
CD/Album: Rossini: 14 Overtures
Record co./Cat #: London 443850


Poeme Lyrique
Composer: Alexander Glazunov
Ensemble: Bamberg Symphony
Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
CD/Album: Glazunov: Symphony #6, Poeme Lyrique
Record co./Cat #: Orfeo 157201


Les Chansons des Roses ("Songs of the Roses")
Composer: Morten Lauridsen
Ensemble: LA Master Chorale Sinfonia Orchestra
Conductor: Paul Salamunovich
Soloists: Morten Lauridsen, piano
CD/Album: Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna
Record co./Cat #: RCM 19705


Piano Concerto #23 in A, K 488
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Soloists: Richard Goode, piano
CD/Album: Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 17 & 23
Record co./Cat #: Nonesuch 79042


Piece Breve for Flute, Oboe & Harp
Composer: Frank Martin
Soloists: Heinz Holliger, oboe ; Ursula Holliger, harp ; Aurele Nicolet, flute
CD/Album: Martinu, Honegger, Martin: Concertos, Chamber Music
Record co./Cat #: Philips 434105


Symphony #3 "Pastoral"
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Soloists: Margaret Price, soprano
CD/Album: Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 5
Record co./Cat #: EMI 47214


Choral Fantasy in c, Op. 80
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Ensemble: Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra & Swiss Chamber Choir
Conductor: David Zinman
Soloists: Yefim Bronfman, piano
CD/Album: Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 - Choral Fantasy
Record co./Cat #: Arte Nova 825850
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