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Mahler's Fourth

12/03/12 9:00AM By Walter Parker

Today we'll listen to the Symphony No. 4 of Gustav Mahler.  With sleigh bells at the beginning and a child's vision of heaven as its finale, it seems to resonate with the holiday season.





Introduction and Allegro
Composer: Edward Elgar
Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
CD/Album: Elgar Vaughan Williams
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 419191


Noels sur les Instruments, H 534 ("Noels on instruments")
Composer: Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Ensemble: Masques
Conductor: Oliver Fortin
CD/Album: Noel baroque - Baroque Christmas
Record co./Cat #: Analekta 9908


Cello Suite #3 in C, BWV 1009
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloists: Matt Haimovitz, cello
CD/Album: J.S. Bach: 6 Suites for Cello Solo
Record co./Cat #: Oxingale 2000


Symphony #4 in G
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi
Soloists: Dawn Upshaw, soprano
CD/Album: Mahler: Symphony No. 4
Record co./Cat #: London 440315


Piano Concerto #16 in D, K 451
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Soloists: Mitsuko Uchida, piano
CD/Album: Mozart: Piano Concertos
Record co./Cat #: Philips 426305


Symphony #2 "Little Russian" in c, Op. 17
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
CD/Album: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 - Abbado
Record co./Cat #: Sony 39359


Composer: Marcel Tournier
Soloists: Emily Mitchell, harp
CD/Album: Rejoice! a String Quartet Christmas, Volume Three
Record co./Cat #: John Marks 20


Concerto Grosso #8 "Christmas Concerto" in g, Op. 6/8
Composer: Arcangelo Corelli
Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico
Conductor: Giovanni Antonini
CD/Album: Christmas Concertos - Il Giardino Armonico
Record co./Cat #: Teldec 46013


The Holly And The Ivy
Composer: Lowell Mason/Traditional (English)
arr. Walford Davies
Ensemble: The Cambridge Singers
Conductor: John Rutter
CD/Album: Christmas Album
Record co./Cat #: Collegium 512


O Magnum Mysterium (Motet: "O Great Mystery")
Composer: Tomas Luis de Victoria
Ensemble: The Cambridge Singers
Conductor: John Rutter
CD/Album: Christmas Album
Record co./Cat #: Collegium 512


Symphony #22 "Philosopher" in Eb
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle
CD/Album: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 22, 86 & 102
Record co./Cat #: EMI 55509
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