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Variations and variations

12/04/12 7:00AM

We'll hear Arensky's Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, plus music of Granados, Gabrieli, and our first sprinkling of holiday tunes.



The Fairy Queen: (Act IV) Symphony
Composer: Henry Purcell
Ensemble: Musicians of the Globe
Conductor: Philip Pickett
CD/Album: Purcell's Shakespeare
Record co./Cat #: Philips 446218


Serenade and Allegro giocoso for Piano and Orchestra in b, Op. 43
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Lawrence Foster
Soloists: Stephen Hough, piano
CD/Album: Mendelssohn - Piano Concertos
Record co./Cat #: Hyperion 66969


Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus & Phrygia
Composer: Aram Khachaturian
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Aram Khachaturian
CD/Album: Essential Ballet
Record co./Cat #: London 436658


Wolcum Yole!
Composer: Benjamin Britten
Ensemble: Mount Holyoke College Glee Club
Conductor: James A. Carpenter
Soloists: Debra Thalberg, harp
CD/Album: Christmas Vespers-Volume One
Record co./Cat #: Mount Holyoke College HDP 346


Barcarolle #3 in Gb, Op. 42
Composer: Gabriel Faure
Soloists: Jean-Philippe Collard, piano
CD/Album: Faure: Piano Music Complete
Record co./Cat #: Brilliant Classics 93007


Sinfonia in F, F. 67
Composer: Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Ensemble: Les Violons du Roy, Quebec
Conductor: Bernard Labadie
CD/Album: Music of Bach's Sons
Record co./Cat #: Dorian 90239


The Damnation of Faust: selections
Composer: Hector Berlioz
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Seiiji Ozawa
CD/Album: Panorama - Hector Berlioz
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 469118


Canzon on the 12th Tone ("Echo" Canzon)
Composer: Giovanni Gabrieli
Ensemble: Canadian Brass
Conductor: Elmer Iseler
CD/Album: Gabrieli for Brass
Record co./Cat #: Philips 438392


Concerto for Recorder, Oboe, Violin, Bassoon & continuo in D, RV 94
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Ensemble: Musical Offering
Soloists: Paul Jordan, recorder ; Allan Vogel, oboe ; Kathleen Lenski, violin ; Kenneth Munday, bassoon
CD/Album: Viva Vivaldi/Musical Offering
Record co./Cat #: Nonesuch 79067


Danzas Espanolas: #8 "Asturiana", Op. 37/8
Composer: Enrique Granados
Soloists: Alicia de Larrocha, piano
CD/Album: Granados: Danzas Espanolas
Record co./Cat #: London 414557


Danzas Espanolas: #9 "Mazurka", Op. 37/9
Composer: Enrique Granados
Soloists: Alicia de Larrocha, piano
CD/Album: Granados: Danzas Espanolas
Record co./Cat #: London 414557


Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky
Composer: Anton Arensky
Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of the Kremlin
Conductor: Misha Rachlevsky
CD/Album: A Russian Mosaic
Record co./Cat #: Claves 50-9909
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