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Saturday, June 30, 2018 Permalink

The 1876 Connection

The Crystal Palace in London

 

It was a watershed year for music--both in the concert hall and opera house. There were the premieres of Brahms’ first symphony and Wagner’s four-evening-long Ring cycle.  Gustav Mahler’s first significant score made its appearance, Grieg and Dvorak produced their first major works to be acclaimed outside their own countries, and a new French opera launched Tchaikovsky on a stream of works on the subject of “fate.”  

The year was 1876, and in the eyes of many, it heralded a new age for classical music, whose impact we still feel today.

FEATURED RECORDINGS

Title Group/Artist Catalog # UPC
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite Ulster Orchestra, Handley Chandos CHAN 8524 5014682852425
Mahler: Mahler Piano Quartet in A minor Alpe Adria Ensemble Hungaroton HCD31519 [none – out of print]
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Mackerras Telarc CD-80463 089408046322
Dvorak: Piano Concerto Aimard , Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Harnoncourt Teldec8573-87630-2 685738763023
Dvorak-Smetana String Quartets [for String Quartet No. 1 “From My Life”] Alban Berg Quartet EMI Classics CDC 7542152 077775421521
Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini Berlin Philharmonic, Ozawa EMI Classics CDE 7677902 077776779027
Wagner: The Ring without Words Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Maazel Telarc CD-80154 089408015427
Wagner: Marches & Overtures [for American Centennial March] Hong Kong Philharmonic, Kojian Marco Polo 8.220114 0730099211420

Playlist

4:00pm
4:00pm
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 op.46 BUY "Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley"; Handley, conductor
Chandos CHAN 8524
4:01pm
Grieg: "Anitra's Dance, Peer Gynt" BUY "Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley"; Handley, conductor
Chandos CHAN 8524
4:06pm
Mahler: Piano Quartet in A minor BUY Alpe Adria Ensemble
Hungaroton HCD31519
4:16pm
Brahms: "Brahms Symphony No. 1, IV. Adagio - Allegro non troppo, con brio" BUY "Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras"; Mackerras, conductor
Telarc CD-80463
4:28pm
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 op.46 BUY "Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley"; Handley, conductor
Chandos CHAN 8524
4:29pm
Dvorak: "Dvorak Piano Concerto in G minor, 1. Allegro agitato" BUY "Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Nikolaus Harnoncourt"; Harnoncourt, conductor "Pierre-Laurence Aimard, piano"
Teldec 8573-87630-2
4:37pm
Smetana: "Smetana String Quartet No. 1, IV From My Life" BUY Alban Berg Quartet
CDC 7542152
4:43pm
Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini BUY "Berlin Philharmonic, Seiji Ozawa"; Ozawa, conductor
EMI CDE 7677902
4:50pm
Wagner: Gotterdammerung: Immolation Scene - The Ring Without Words BUY "Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Lorin Maazel"; Maazel, conductor
Telarc CD-80154
4:55pm
Wagner: American Centennial March BUY "Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Varujan Kojian"; Kojian, conductor
Marco Polo 8.220114
4:57pm
Dvorak: "Dvorak Piano Concerto in G minor, 3. Allegro con fuoco" BUY "Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Nikolaus Harnoncourt"; Harnoncourt, conductor
Teldec 8573-87630-2

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