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Saturday, November 28, 2015
The Art Connection
Danish composer Carl Nielsen’s second symphony was inspired by a painting he saw while enjoying a glass of beer in a country inn.
The death of a promising Russian artist prompted composer Modest Mussorgsky to write what has become his best-loved work.
And an 18th century French painter’s depictions of aristocratic passion prompted two very different 20th century responses by Debussy and Poulenc.
In this hour, these and other links between canvas and concert hall.
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|Mussorgsky - Pictures At An Exhibition||Vladimir Ashkenazy||Decca 4757717||028947577171|
|Respighi - Pines of Rome; Fountains of Rome, etc (for “Birth of Venus”)||Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner||EMI Classics 7243 58654929||724358654929|
|Hindemith: Orchestral Works (for Mathis der Maler, Symphony)||Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Werner Andreas Albert||CPO 9992482||0761203924820|
|Reger: Romantic Suite, Four Symphonic Poems (for “Im Spiel Der Wellen”||Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Gerd Albrecht||Koch/Schwann 3-1418-2||099923141822|
|Debussy: Complete Works for Piano, Vol. 2||Jean-Efflam Bavouzet||Chandos CHAN 10443||095115144329|
|Poulenc: Animaux modeles - Les Biches||Odense Symphony Orchestra, Jan Wagner||Classico CLASSCD 239||5709644986446|
|Nielsen: Symphonies 1-3||San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Herbert Blomstedt||Decca 2DF2460-985||0028946098523|
|Granados: Goyescas, etc||Jean François Heisser||Warner Classics 256 69984-3||825646998432|
|The Best Of Rachmaninoff (for “The Isle of the Dead”)||Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Edo de Waart||Philips 4383832||028943838320|
|Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition||Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit||Decca 417 299-2||028941729927|
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