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Monteverdi's Vespers

12/13/12 9:00AM By Walter Parker

Claudio Monteverdi wrote his 1610 Vespers of the Blessed Virgin in hopes of getting the prestigious position in charge of music at St. Mark's Basilica in Venice.  He got the job.  We'll listen to some of the Psalms from his Vespers, recorded in St. Mark's under the direction of John Eliot Gardiner.

 

 

Playlist

9:02am

Keyboard Partita #2 in c, BWV 826
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloists: Martha Argerich, piano
CD/Album: J.S. Bach: Toccata BWV 911; Partita BWV 826; English suite No. 2
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 463604
 
 

9:23am

Methinks I See An Heavenly Host
Composer: William Billings
Ensemble: Taverner Choir
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
CD/Album: The Christmas Album; Festive Music from Europe and America
Record co./Cat #: EMI 54529
 
 

9:26am

A Virgin Unspotted
Composer: William Billings
Ensemble: Taverner Choir
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
CD/Album: The Christmas Album; Festive Music from Europe and America
Record co./Cat #: EMI 54529
 
 

9:31am

Flute & Harp Concerto in C, K 299
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Orchestra Mozart
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Soloists: Jacques Zoon, flute ; Letizia Belmondo, harp
CD/Album: Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante - Konzert fur Flote & Harpe
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 4779329
 
 

10:01am

Alleluia
Composer: Randall Thompson
Ensemble: Robert Shaw Chorale
Conductor: Robert Shaw
CD/Album: A Robert Shaw Christmas - Angels on High
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80461
 
 

10:07am

String Quartet #15 in G, Op. 161, D 887
Composer: Franz Schubert
Ensemble: Artemis Quartet
CD/Album: Schubert String Quartets 'Death and the Maiden,' 'Rosamunde,' Quartet in G Major
Record co./Cat #: Virgin Classics 602512
 
 

11:01am

Vespers of 1610 (Vespro della Beata Vergine): Psalms
Composer: Claudio Monteverdi
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Soloists: Monteverdi Choir ; London Oratory Junior Choir ; His Majesties Sagbutts & Cornetts
CD/Album: Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 429565
 
 

11:31am

Piano Concerto #3 in E, Sz 119
Composer: Bela Bartok
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Soloists: Helene Grimaud, piano
CD/Album: Bartok: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-3
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon B0003885
 
 

12:05pm

Tancredi: Overture
Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
CD/Album: Rossini: Overtures
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 415363
 
 

12:13pm

L'Enfance Du Christ: Shepherd's Farewell
Composer: Hector Berlioz
Ensemble: The Cambridge Singers
Conductor: John Rutter
CD/Album: Christmas with the Cambridge Singers
Record co./Cat #: Collegium 111
 
 

12:17pm

O Holy Night
Composer: Adolphe Adam
Ensemble: The Cambridge Singers
Conductor: John Rutter
CD/Album: Christmas with the Cambridge Singers
Record co./Cat #: Collegium 111
 
 

12:25pm

Sleeping Beauty: Ballet suite, Op. 66
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
CD/Album: Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake/Nutcraker/Sleeping Beauty
Record co./Cat #: London 443555
 
 

12:49pm

Fascinatin' Rythm: Virtuoso Etude after Gershwin #6
Composer: George Gershwin
Arr. Earl Wild
Soloists: Jenny Lin, piano
CD/Album: Get Happy
Record co./Cat #: Steinway 30011
 
 

12:51pm

Embraceable You: Virtuoso Etude after Gershwin #4
Composer: George Gershwin
arr. Earl Wild
Soloists: Jenny Lin, piano
CD/Album: Get Happy
Record co./Cat #: Steinway 30011
 
 

12:54pm

My Favorite Things (From The Sound of Music)
Composer: Richard Rodgers
arr. Stephen Hough
Soloists: Jenny Lin, piano
CD/Album: Get Happy
Record co./Cat #: Steinway 30011
 
 
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