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Saturday, October 26, 2013 Permalink

The Demonic Connection

The Danse Macabre (Dance of Death) from the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493).

 

"From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!"

So goes the old Scottish prayer -- and this hour, with music by Mussorgsky, Saint-Saens, Britten, Bernstein, and more.

 

RECORDINGS USED

CD Title

Group/Artist

Catalog #

UPC

Danse Macabre

Philharmonia Orchestra, Dutoit

Decca 425 021-2

028942502123

1000 Years of Gregorian Chant (History of Music, Disc 3)

Deller Consort

Harmonia Mundi HMX2908165

794881783229

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

LSO-Live LSO0007

822231100720

Liszt: Klavierkonzerte 1 & 2, Totentanz

 

Krystian Zimerman , Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa

Deutsche Gramophone D 105620

028942357129

Chadwick: Symphonic Sketches, MacDowell Suite

Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Hanson

Mercury Living Presence 434337 

028943433723

Dvorak Symphony No. 6, Water Goblin, etc.

Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Zdenek Kosler

Opus 99570

[Re-released on Brilliant Classics]

5028421995700

[Amazon B000F6ZICY]

Vaughan Williams: Job, A Masque for Dancing

London Symphony Orchestra, Boult

EMI Classics CDM 5672202

724356722026

 

Bernstein: Dybbuk / Fancy Free

Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Mogrelia

Naxos 8.559280

 

636943928028

Britten: The Turn of the Screw

Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Harding

Virgin Classics 4563792

5099945637926

Orchestral Music of Sibelius, Larsson, Sallinen & Rautavaara

Musica Vitae Chamber Orchestra, Petri Sakari

Chamber Sound CSCD-9102

(none)

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, etc.

Montreal Symphony, Charles Dutoit

Decca 417 299-2

028941729927

Playlist

4:00pm
4:00pm
Saint-Saens: Danse macabre BUY Philharmonia Orchestra; Dutoit, conductor
Decca 425 021-2
4:01pm
Deller Consort: Dies irae, dies illa, sequence in Mode 1 BUY from Grégorien: 1000 ans de chant (Century, Vol. 3)
Harmonia Mundi HMX2908165
4:02pm
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique for orchestra ('Episode de la vie d'un Artiste...en cinq parties'), H.48 (Op. 14): Ronde du sabbat (Dream of th BUY London Symphony; Davis, conductor
LSO Live LSO0007
4:13pm
Liszt: Totentanz (Danse macabre): Andante - Allegro - Allegro moderato (Var. I & II) - Molto vivace (Var. III) - Lento (Var. IV) - Vivace (Var. V) - Sempre allegro (ma non troppo) - Un poco meno allegro - Presto - Allegro animato BUY Boston Symphony; Ozawa, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 105620
4:18pm
Saint-Saens: Danse macabre BUY Philharmonia Orchestra; Dutoit, conductor
Decca 425 021-2
4:25pm
MacDowell: Suite For Large Orchestra, Op. 42: 1. In A Haunted Forest BUY Eastman-Rochester Orchestra; Hanson, conductor
Mercury 434337
4:29pm
Saint-Saens: Danse macabre BUY Philharmonia Orchestra; Dutoit, conductor
Decca 425 021-2
4:30pm
Dvorak: The Water Goblin (Vodník), symphonic poem, B. 195 (Op. 107) BUY Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Kosler, conductor
4:36pm
Vaughan Williams: Job: A Masque For Dancing: Scene II: Satan's Dance Of Triumph BUY London Symphony; Boult, conductor
Angel Records / EMI 5672202
4:40pm
Bernstein: XIV. Demon BUY Nashville Symphony; Mogrelia, conductor
Naxos 8.559280
4:43pm
Britten: ACT ONE: Variation III BUY Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Harding, conductor
Erato / Virgin 4563792
4:45pm
Rautavaara: Pirun polska BUY Musica Vitae Chamber Orchestra; Sakari, conductor
Chamber Sound CSCD-9102
4:47pm
Mussorgsky: Night on the Bare Mountain BUY ; Dutoit, conductor
London/Decca 417 299-2
4:58pm
Saint-Saens: Danse macabre BUY Philharmonia Orchestra; Dutoit, conductor
Decca 425 021-2

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