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Welcome to December

12/03/12 3:00PM

We'll hear music for the season today by Tchaikovsky, Byrd, Poulenc, and more...plus a wonderful performance of the Clarinet Quintet of Johannes Brahms.



Overture for Wind Instruments
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
CD/Album: Mendelssohn: Overtures
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 423104


O Magnum Mysterium (Motet: "O Great Mystery")
Composer: William Byrd
Ensemble: The Cambridge Singers
Conductor: John Rutter
CD/Album: Byrd: motets and anthems
Record co./Cat #: Collegium 110


Clarinet Quintet in b, Op. 115
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players
Soloists: Harold Wright, clarinet ; Malcolm Lowe, violin ; Laura Park, violin ; Burton Fine, viola ; Jules Eskin, cello
CD/Album: Mozart - Brahms: Clarinet Quintets
Record co./Cat #: Philips 442149


Divertimento after Couperin: Musette de Choisy, etc., Op. 86
Composer: Richard Strauss
Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
CD/Album: R. Strauss: Der Burger Als Edelmann
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 435871


Les barricades mysterieuses ("Mysterious Barricades")
Composer: Francois Couperin
Soloists: John Williams, guitar
CD/Album: John Williams - The Baroque Album
Record co./Cat #: Sony 44518


Piano Sonata #8 "Pathetique" in c, Op. 13
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Soloists: Paul Lewis, piano
CD/Album: Paul Lewis: Beethoven #2
Record co./Cat #: Harmonia Mundi 901903


Concertpiece for 4 Horns & Orchestra in F, Op. 86
Composer: Robert Schumann
Ensemble: Revolutionary & Romantic Orchestra
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Soloists: Roger Montgomery, horn ; Gavin Edwards, horn ; Susan Dent, horn ; Robert Maskell, horn
CD/Album: Schumann: Complete Symphonies
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 457591


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


Trumpet Concerto in D
Composer: Michael Haydn
Ensemble: Munich Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Hans Stadlmair
Soloists: Maurice Andre, trumpet
CD/Album: Masters of the Trumpet
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon B0005042


The Seasons: December (Christmas), Op. 37/12
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Soloists: Vassily Primakov, piano
CD/Album: Tchaikovsky - Vassily Primakov, piano
Record co./Cat #: Bridge 9283


Double Quartet #1 in d, Op. 65
Composer: Louis Spohr
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble
CD/Album: Spohr: Double Quartets 1 & 2
Record co./Cat #: Hyperion 66141


Fantasia on "Greensleeves"
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
CD/Album: Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 8, etc.
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 8828


Polichinelle, Op. 3/4
Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff
Soloists: Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano
CD/Album: A Window in Time
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80489


Four Christmas Motets: O Magnum Mysterium
Composer: Francis Poulenc
Ensemble: The Sixteen
Conductor: Harry Christophers
CD/Album: Poulenc: Figure Humaine
Record co./Cat #: Virgin Classics 59192


Four Christmas Motets: Hodie Christus Natus Est ("Hallelujah, Christ is born")
Composer: Francis Poulenc
Ensemble: The Sixteen
Conductor: Harry Christophers
CD/Album: Poulenc: Figure Humaine
Record co./Cat #: Virgin Classics 59192


Piano Trio #2 in b, Op. 76
Composer: Joaquin Turina
Ensemble: Trio Solisti
Soloists: Maria Bachmann, violin ; Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello ; Jon Klibonoff, piano
CD/Album: Trio Solisti: Cafe Music
Record co./Cat #: Bridge 9296


Symphony #29 in A, K 201
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
CD/Album: Mozart: Symphonien Nr. 25 & 29 - Klarinettenkonzert
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 429221


Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Ensemble: Budapest Festival Orchestra
Conductor: Ivan Fischer
CD/Album: Dvorak: Legends, Prague Waltzes, etc.
Record co./Cat #: Philips 464647
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