Exploring Music Playlist: Let me tell you a Story, Part I                           
Exploring Music Playlist: Let me tell you a Story, Part I                           

February 26th, 2024

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Composers tell us stories. Franz Schubert died asking for more of James Fenimore Cooper’s novels like The Last of the Mohicans. We can only imagine that Schubert was looking for more musical inspiration from stories of forbidden love caught in the crosshairs of the French and Indian War. The next two weeks will feature tone poems, operas and symphonies inspired by folk tales and legends.

Playlist

Episode 1
Monteverdi, Claudio: L’Orfeo: Toccata
John Eliot Gardiner & English Baroque Soloists
Monteverdi: L’Orfeo
Archiv Produktion 419250 2
1:38

Monteverdi, Claudio: L’Orfeo: Sinfonia
– “Scorto da te, mio nume”
– “Ecco l’atra palude” – “Dove, ah, dove te’n vai”

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Anthony Rolfe Johnson & Mary Nichols
Monteverdi: L’Orfeo
Archiv Produktion 419250 2
6:29

Monteverdi, Claudio: L’Orfeo: Moresca
English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
Monteverdi: L’Orfeo
Archiv Produktion 419250 2
1:18

Jean-Baptiste, Lully: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme – Ouverture
Jordi Savall: Le Concert Des Nations
Jean-Baptiste Lully L’Orchestre du Roi Soleil
Alia Vox AV9807
3:00

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail
(The Abduction from the Seraglio), K. 384: Overture

London Festival Orchestra & Alfred Scholz
Die Zauberflöte · Entführung Aus Dem Serail · Symphony No. 40 & 41 · Konzerte
Classic Mediaphon 22 168
5:33

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Don Giovanni, K. 527: Overture
Sir Neville Marriner & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Philips 438494
6:03
Beethoven, Ludwig Van: Leonore Overture #3, Op. 72A
Arturo Toscanini & NBC Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven – Overtures
RCA Victor 60267 2
13:13

Rossini, Gioachino: William Tell – Overture
Paul Paray: Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Marchés & Overtures A La Francaise
Mercury 434 332 2
11:12

Episode 2
Borodin, Alexander: In The Steppes Of Central Asia
Valery Gergiev: Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra
Rimsky Korsakov: Sheherazade, etc.
Philips 470 840 2
7:54

Borodin, Alexander: In The Steppes Of Central Asia (excerpt)
Valery Gergiev: Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra
Rimsky Korsakov: Sheherazade, etc.
Philips 470 840 2
0:45

Borodin, Alexander: Prince Igor – Polovtsian Dances
Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre / Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre (Valery Gergiev)
White nights
Philips 442 011 2
11:24

Balakirev, Mily: Islamey, “Fantaisie Orientale”
Vladimir Horowitz
Schuman, Chopin, Liszt & Balakirev
Vladimir Horowitz At Carnegie Hall – The Private Collection:  1950
RCA Red Seal 88697 54604
7:06

Mussorgsky, Modest: St. John’s Night On Bald Mountain
Claudio Abbado: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Mussorgsky: St John’s night on the Bare Mountain
Sony SK 62034
11:42

Mussorgsky, Modest: Pictures At an Exhibition:
IV. Bydlo. Sempre Moderato, Pesante

Eugene Ormandy & The Philadelphia Orchestra (Henry C. Smith, tenor tuba)
Basic 100 Vol 68 – Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition
RCA Victor 68336
2:16
Mussorgsky, Modest: Pictures At an Exhibition:
IX. La Cabane de Baba-Yaga Sur Des Pattes de Poule

(The Hut of Baba-Yaga On Chicken’s Legs)
Allegro Con Brio, Feroce – Andante Mosso – Allegro Molto

Eugene Ormandy & The Philadelphia Orchestra (Henry C. Smith, tenor tuba)
Basic 100 Vol 68 – Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition
RCA Victor 68336
3:44

Mussorgsky, Modest: Pictures At an Exhibition:
X. La Grande Porte de Kiev (The Great Gate of Kiev). Allegro Alla Breve. Maestoso. Con Grandezza

Eugene Ormandy & The Philadelphia Orchestra (Henry C. Smith, tenor tuba)
Basic 100 Vol 68 – Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition
RCA Victor 68336
4:52

Episode 3
Mussorgsky, Modest: Pictures At an Exhibition:
IX. La Cabane de Baba-Yaga Sur Des Pattes de Poule

(The Hut of Baba-Yaga On Chicken’s Legs)
Allegro Con Brio, Feroce – Andante Mosso – Allegro Molto (excerpt)

Eugene Ormandy & The Philadelphia Orchestra (Henry C. Smith, tenor tuba)
Basic 100 Vol 68 – Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition
RCA Victor 68336
3:44

Liadov, Anatoly: Baba-Yaga, Op. 56
Russian National Orchestra,Mikhail Pletnev
The Enchanted Kingdom
DG 447 084 2
3:35

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai: Scheherazade, Op. 35 –
1.The Sea & Sinbad’s Ship

Seiji Ozawa: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Victor Aitay, solo violin
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35
Angel 47617 2
9:36

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai: Scheherazade, Op. 35 –
2. Story Of The Calendar Prince

Seiji Ozawa: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Victor Aitay, solo violin
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35
Angel 47617 2
11:50

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai: Scheherazade, Op. 35 – 2. Story Of The Calendar Prince
Seiji Ozawa: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Victor Aitay, solo violin
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35
EMI Angel 47617 2
3:14

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai: Scheherazade, Op. 35 – 3. Young Prince & Young Princess
Seiji Ozawa: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Victor Aitay, solo violin
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35
Angel 47617 2
9:43

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai: Scheherazade, Op. 35 – 4. Festival In Baghdad; The Sea; Shipwreck
Seiji Ozawa: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Victor Aitay, solo violin
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35
Angel 47617 2
12:02

Episode 4
Smetana, Bedřich: Má Vlast – 2. Vltava (Moldau)
Rafael Kubelík: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
My Country
Supraphon Records 1910 2 031
11:43

Wagner, Richard: Gotterdammerung – Dawn & Siegfried’s Rhine Journey
Fritz Reiner; Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Reiner Conducts Wagner
RCA Victor 63301 2
13:23

Sibelius, Jean: Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22: IV. Lemminkäinen’s return
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra & Neeme Järvi
The Symphonies & Tone Poems
DG 4776654
6:24

Grofé, Ferde: Grand Canyon Suite – 3. On The Trail
Leonard Bernstein: New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Bernstein Favorites – The Twentieth Century
Sony SK 46715
7:23

Honegger, Arthur: Pacific 231
Charles Dutoit: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Symphonies 1 – 5 • Pacific 231 • Rugby
Apex 62687 2
6:24

Villa-Lobos, Heitor: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2:
The Little Train of the Caipira

London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Eugene Goossens
Villa-Lobos/ Antill/ Ginastera
Everest EVC 900
4:36

Episode 5
Beethoven, Ludwig Van: Egmont, Op. 84: Overture
Kurt Masur, cond; New York Philharmonic
Beethoven Symphony No 5 / Egmont
Teldec 77313-2
8:40

Schubert, Franz: Gretchen Am Spinnrade, D 118
Dawn Upshaw, Richard Goode
Goethe Lieder
Elektra Nonesuch 79317
3:34

Berlioz, Hector: La Damnation De Faust, Op. 24 – Marche De Rakoczi
Julius Rudel: Munich Radio Orchestra
A Date with the Devil
Naxos 8.555355
4:51

Berlioz, Hector: The Ride to the Abyss, Pandemonium and Epilogue on Earth
Kenneth Riegel, José van Dam, Frederica von Stade; Sir Georg Solti, CSO
La Damnation de Faust – Berlioz
London 410 181 2
9:11

Gounod, Charles: Faust – Act 2: Waltz
Paul Paray: Detroit Symphony Orchestra
French Opera highlights
Mercury 432 014 2
5:06

Schumann, Robert: Lieder Aus Wilhelm Meister, Op. 98A – Kennst Du Das Land
Dawn Upshaw, Richard Goode
Goethe Lieder
Elektra Nonesuch 79317
4:11

Mahler, Gustav: Symphony #8 In E Flat, “Symphony Of A Thousand” – Part 2: Blicket Auf Zum Retterblick
Lucia Popp, Arleen Augér, Etc.; Georg Solti: Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Mahler: Symphony #8
London 414 493
11:29