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Saturday, February 14, 2015 Permalink

The Avian Connection II

Swans in flight -- a major inspiration for composer Jean Sibelius

 

So, what’s up with birds, anyway?  People talk about being as free or as happy as one—but also of birds of ill omen and bird-brained ideas.

We explored some music inspired by such wildly different views in another program, but had to leave out a lot—which might have ruffled some feathers.

So, in this hour, more musical flights of fancy--from Mozart & Handel to Ravel & Stravinsky.

 

Playlist

4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Mozart: Piano Concerto #17 In G - 3. Allegretto BUY English Chamber Orchestra
Sony 1914112
4:02 p.m.
Handel: Organ Concerto in F major 'Cuckoo & the Nightingale' (No.13), HWV 295: Allegro BUY English Concert; Trevor Pinnock, conductor
Archiv Produktion 289 469 358-2
4:06 p.m.
Vivaldii: Allegro BUY from Vivaldi: Four Seasons; composed by Vivaldii
Decca 475 6188
4:09 p.m.
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82: Allegro Molto - Un Pochettino Largamente BUY Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Simon Rattle, conductor
EMI Classics Imports 7647372
4:12 p.m.
Sibelius: Der Schwan Von Tuonela Op. 22 No. 2 (The Swan Of Tuonela) BUY Berlin Philharmonic; Karajan, conductor
Deutsch Grammophon 413 755-2
4:20 p.m.
Amy Beach: A Humming-bird BUY Kirsten Johnson
Guild 7387W
4:22 p.m.
Casals: El Cant Dels Ocells BUY Prades Festival Orchestra
Sony 66573
4:25 p.m.
Respighi: Respighi: The Birds III: The Hen BUY Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Neville Marriner, conductor
4:28 p.m.
Mozart: Piano Concerto #17 In G - 3. Allegretto BUY English Chamber Orchestra
Sony 1914112
4:30 p.m.
Respighi: Die Vogel: Vorspiel und Prolog: Vorspiel BUY German Symphony Orchestra, Berlin; Lothar Zagrosek, conductor
Indie Europe/Zoom Decca 448 679-2
4:35 p.m.
Brahms: No.13 Vogelein Durchrauscht Die Luft BUY Robert Shaw Festival Singers
Telarc D110548
4:36 p.m.
Brahms: No.18 Es Bebet Das Gestrauche BUY Robert Shaw Festival Singers
Telarc D110548
4:37 p.m.
Ravel: Complete Works For Solo Piano: Miroirs: Oiseaux tristes BUY from Ravel: Works for Solo Piano; composed by Ravel
Decca 433515
4:42 p.m.
Gustav Holst: The Golden Goose: The Goose Dance BUY BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Richard Hickox, conductor
Chandos CHSA 5069
4:46 p.m.
Peter Hope: The Lark in the Clear Air, for orchestra BUY Royal Ballet Sinfonia; Gavin Sutherland, conductor
White Line WHL 2155
4:49 p.m.
Igor Stravinsky: Ballets Vol.II: Bluebird-Pas De Deux: Adagio - Columbia SO/Igor Stravinsky BUY Columbia Symphony Orchestra; Igor Stravinsky, conductor
Columbia Records/Sony X22K46290
4:51 p.m.
Igor Stravinsky: Ballets Vol.II: Bluebird-Pas De Deux: Var II - Columbia SO/Igor Stravinsky BUY Columbia Symphony Orchestra; Igor Stravinsky, conductor
Columbia Records/Sony X22K46290
4:52 p.m.
Igor Stravinsky: Ballets Vol.II: Bluebird-Pas De Deux: Coda - Columbia SO/Igor Stravinsky BUY Columbia Symphony Orchestra; Igor Stravinsky, conductor
Columbia Records/Sony X22K46290
4:54 p.m.
Rimsky-Korsakov: II. Dance Of The Birds BUY Scottish National Orchestra; Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Chandos 10369(2)
4:57 p.m.
Peter Hope: The Lark in the Clear Air, for orchestra BUY Royal Ballet Sinfonia; Gavin Sutherland, conductor
White Line WHL 2155


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