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Saturday, September 26, 2015 Permalink

The Listener Connection

Images reflecting musical selections that struck a chord with our listeners


Have you been delighted or moved by a piece of music—perhaps a striking performance of a familiar work—or one that’s brand new to you?  Well, tune in, because in this hour, we'll feature music that prompted our listeners to share the sometimes surprising reasons why it meant so much to them.


CD Title Group/Artist Catalog # UPC
Michael Tilson Thomas: Gershwin [for Rhapsody in Blue] Los Angeles Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas Sony MK 39699 0074643969925
Vaughan Williams Collector’s Edition [for English Folk Song Suite] Central Band of the Royal Air Force.  EMI Classics 7243 5 75308 2 8 7243 5 75308 2 8
This Is... Martin Carthy[for “Blow Away the Morning Dew”] Martin Carthy Topic Records TSCD340 501627234002
Nottamun Town: British and American Folksongs and Ballads  [for "High Germany"] John Langstaff, Martin Best CD out of print, but available as Amazon download - ASIN: B000QQYUPO 738871200327
Gottschalk Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 [for  A Night in the Tropics]  Hot Springs Festival Symphony, Richard Rosenberg Naxox 8.559320 636943932025
Glass: Orphee Suite  Paul Barnes Orange Mountain Music OMM-0008 0801837000825
Stravinksy: The Firebird  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle EMI Classics 7243 5 85538 2 6 724358553826
Saint-Saens - Piano Concertos [for Wedding Cake, Valse-Caprice for piano and strings, op. 76] Stephen Hough, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo Hyperion CDA67331/2 034571173313
Ravel/Gershwin: Piano Concertos Helene Grimaud, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman Erato 0630 19571-2 706301957127
Reflections [for Carroll’s Winter Dances: January] Philharmonia à Vent Wind Orchestra, John Boyd Klavier K 11166 019688116620
Diva! A Soprano at the Movies [for Dvorak’s Rusalka: Song to the Moon] Lesley Garrett Silva America 1007 738572100728 
Lewenthal Concerto Recordings [for "Funeral March for a Dead Parrot"] Metropolitan Opera Studio, Raymond Lewenthal.  Elan 744198-2284-2 744198228425

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