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Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Permalink

Classical Music Playlist, Verdi: La Forza Del Destino (The Force of Destiny) January 1, 2019

  

La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) is an Italian opera by Giuseppe Verdi. The libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on a Spanish drama, Don Álvaro o la fuerza del sino (1835), by Ángel de Saavedra, 3rd Duke of Rivas, with a scene adapted from Friedrich Schiller's Wallensteins Lager. It was first performed in the Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre of Saint Petersburg, Russia, on November 10, 1862.

After its premiere in Russia, La Forza underwent some revisions and made its debut in Europe with performances in Rome in 1863 under the title Don Alvaro. Performances followed in Madrid (with the Duke of Rivas, the play's author, in attendance) and the opera subsequently travelled to New York, Vienna (1865), Buenos Aires (1866), and London (1867).

Following these productions, Verdi made further, more extensive revisions to the opera with additions to the libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni. This version, which premiered at La Scala, Milan, on February 27, 1869, has become the standard performance version. The most important changes were a new overture (replacing a brief prelude); the addition of a final scene to Act 3, following the duel between Carlo and Alvaro; and a new ending, in which Alvaro remains alive, instead of throwing himself off a cliff to his death. The opera in this version is frequently performed in the world's opera houses today.

Cast:

Leonora – Leontyne Price

Alvaro – Richard Tucker

Carlo – Robert Merrill

Preziosilla – Shirley Verrett

Padre Guardiano – Giorgio Tozzi

Melitone – Ezio Flagello

RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Thomas Schippers – conductor

Recorded in Rome in 1964 on RCA

Playlist

6:00am
6:01am
Domenico Cimarosa: Oboe Concerto in C minor BUY Philharmonia Orchestra; Simon Wright, conductor John Anderson, oboe
Nimbus 5188
6:12am
Aram Khachaturian: Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus & Phrygia BUY The Bolshoi Theater Orchestra; Mark Ermler, conductor
MFSL(Mldya 862
6:22am
Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Sextet in D major Opus 110 BUY Bartholdy Quartett and friends
Naxos 550966
6:54am
Jacob Gade: Valse Capriccio BUY Odense Symphony Orchestra; Matthias Aeschbacher, conductor Unknown soloist, violin
DaCapo 220509
6:59am
George Phillip Telemann: Concerto for 3 trumpets in D major BUY Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Iona Brown, conductor Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet; Michael Laird, trumpet; William Houghton, trumpet
Philips 420954
7:00am
7:11am
Alexander Glazunov: Ballet Scenes Opus 52 (Scenes de Ballet) BUY Minnesota Orchestra; Edo de Waart, conductor
Telarc 80347
7:40am
Cecile Chaminade: Villanelle Opus 126/10 BUY Peter Jacobs, piano
Hyperion 66846
7:43am
Antonin Dvorak: In Nature's Realm Overture Opus 91 BUY Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Jose Serebrier, conductor
Warner Classics 666562
10:00am
10:00am
Antonio Vivaldi: Chamber Concerto in F major RV 99 BUY Camerata Koln
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77033
10:08am
Jules Massenet: Suite No. 7 "Alsatian Scenes" (Scenes Alsaciennes) BUY New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Jean-Yves Ossonce, conductor
Naxos 553125
10:31am
Paul Hindemith: News of the Day Overture (Neues vom Tage) BUY Bamberg Symphony; Karl Anton Rickenbacher, conductor
Virgin Classics 61201
10:39am
Luigi Boccherini: Symphony No. 26 in D major Opus 42 G 520 BUY London Festival Orchestra; Ross Pople, conductor
Hyperion 66904
10:58am
Franz Beck: Sinfonia no. 3 in A major Opus 2/3 BUY Thirteen String Chamber Orchestra; Kevin Mallon, conductor
Naxos 573323
11:00am
11:13am
Johan Halvorsen: Symphony No. 1 in C minor BUY Bergen Philharmonic; Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Chandos 10584
11:49am
Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto Grosso No. 4 in G minor BUY Europa Galante; Fabio Biondi, conductor
Virgin Classics 45495
11:55am
Antonin Dvorak: Legend No. 6 Opus 59 BUY San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
San Francisco Symphony 60
12:00pm
12:02pm
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 1 in F major K 37 BUY English Chamber Orchestra; Murray Perahia, conductor Murray Perahia, piano
Sony 1914112
12:18pm
Alexander Borodin: Petite Suite BUY Philharmonia Orchestra; Geoffrey Simon, conductor
Cala Records 1011
12:42pm
Franz Von Suppe: Fatinitza: Overture BUY Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Gustav Kuhn, conductor
Rca 34174
12:51pm
Enrique Granados: Goyescas: Los Requiebros (Compliments) BUY Maria Garzon, piano
ASV 798
1:00pm
1:01pm
George Phillip Telemann: Concerto for 2 trumpets & strings in Eb major BUY English String Orchestra; William Boughton, conductor John Wallace, trumpet; John Miller, trumpet
Nimbus 5189
1:14pm
Ernst von Dohnanyi: Serenade in C major Opus 10 BUY Denes Kovacs, violin; Laszlo Barsony, viola; Karoly Botvay, cello
White Label 121
1:35pm
Alexander MacKenzie: Second Scottish Rhapsody Opus 24 BUY BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins, conductor
Hyperion 66764
1:52pm
Camargo Mozart Guarnieri: Enchantment (Encantamento) BUY Simon Bolivar Orchestra; Maximiano Valdez, conductor
Dorian Recordings 90227
2:00pm
2:00pm
Gioachino Rossini: TANCREDI: Overture BUY Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Yoel Levi, conductor
Telarc 80334
2:06pm
Camille Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major Opus 103 BUY Orchestre de Paris; Serge Baudo, conductor Aldo Ciccolini, piano
EMI Classics 69443
2:35pm
Francesco Geminiani: Concerto Grosso "La Follia" in D minor BUY Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Catherine Mackintosh, conductor Catherine Mackintosh, violin
BBC Music 201
2:48pm
Malcolm Arnold: Four Welsh Dances Opus 138 BUY The Queensland Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Penny, conductor
Naxos 553526
2:58pm
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Coronation March BUY Cincinnati Pops; Erich Kunzel, conductor
Telarc 80122
3:00pm
3:04pm
Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll BUY Concertgebouw Orchestra; Bernard Haitink, conductor
Philips 412465
3:23pm
Hans Gal: Symphony No. 3 in A major Opus 62 BUY Orchestra of the Swan; Kenneth Woods, conductor
Avie Records 2230
3:59pm
Antonio Vivaldi: Mandolin Concerto in C major RV 425 BUY Europa Galante; Fabio Biondi, conductor Giovanni Scaramuzzino, mandolin
Virgin Classics 45527
4:00pm
4:08pm
George Gershwin: Porgy and Bess Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra orchestra BUY London Symphony Orchestra; John Williams, conductor Joshua Bell, violin
Sony 60659
4:29pm
Franz Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 20 in Bb major HOB 16/18 BUY Jean-Eflam Bavouzet, piano
Chandos 10668
4:45pm
Antonin Dvorak: Slavonic Rhapsody No. 3 in Ab major Opus 45 BUY Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Zdenek Kosler, conductor
Marco Polo 223129
4:59pm
Max Bruch: Swedish Dances Opus 63 BUY Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Kurt Masur, conductor
Philips 420932
5:00pm
5:10pm
William Grant Still: Vignettes for oboe, bassoon and piano BUY Sierra Winds
Cambria Music 1083
5:22pm
Johann Neruda: Trumpet Concerto in Eb major BUY German Chamber Philharmonic; Thomas Klug, conductor Alison Balsom, trumpet
EMI Classics 62130
5:38pm
Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin (The tomb of Couperin) BUY Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon 449186
5:54pm
George Friederich Handel: Occasional Suite in D major BUY The English Concert; Trevor Pinnock, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 453451
6:00pm
6:10pm
Bernhard Molique: Concertino for oboe in G minor BUY Czech National Symphony Orchestra; Paul Freeman, conductor Alex Klein, oboe
Cedille Records 80
6:26pm
Alexander Borodin: Symphony No. 1 in Eb major BUY Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 435757


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