Classical Music Playlist, April 26, 2023


Edward Elgar in 1921

Just after the First World War, English composer Edward Elgar was in uncomfortable conditions. The war had distressed him terribly; he was financially strained and had lost dear friends. He had been suffering throat problems and in early 1918 had an infected tonsil removed. Soon after, Elgar and his wife Alice, who had also been suffering health problems, moved to the English countryside where he worked in a small studio separate from the cottage they rented. He took walks in the woods and heartily chopped firewood. In this environment he composed a number of notable chamber works which Alice noted were all splendid music with a new focus and rejuvenated imagination. His Piano Quintet in A-minor came from this period and, though partly expressing a fresh view of life in the relaxed countryside, the music retains echoes of the sadness. Edward Elgar’s 1919 Piano Quintet in A-minor is today’s Midday Masterpiece.

6:00 a.m.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Trio Sonata No. 1 in Eb major BWV 525

King’s Consort; Robert King, conductor

6:12 a.m.

Wilhelm Peterson-Berger

Earina Suite

Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra; Michail Jurowski, conductor

6:33 a.m.

Robert Ballard

Rustic Dance (Branles de village)

Ronn McFarlane, lute

6:38 a.m.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Trio for clarinet, viola and piano “Kegelstatt” in Eb major K 498

Martin Frost, clarinet; Antoine Tamestit, viola; Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

6:58 a.m.

Antonin Dvorak

My Home Overture Opus 62

Scottish National Orchestra; Neeme Jarvi, conductor

7:10 a.m.

Gabriel Faure

Piano Trio in D minor Opus 120

Florestan Trio

7:31 a.m.

George Phillip Telemann

Overture in D major

Berlin Academy of Ancient Music

7:39 a.m.

Lili Boulanger


Janine Jansen, violin; Itamar Golan, piano

7:43 a.m.

Ethel Smyth

Serenade in D: II. Scherzo. Allegro vivace in D major

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Odaline de la Martinez, conductor Tasmin Little, violin; John Lenehan, piano

7:50 a.m.

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Swan Lake: Farewell of the Guests/Waltz Opus 20

New York Philharmonic; Kurt Masur, conductor

7:59 a.m.

Sergei Prokofiev

Symphony No. 1 “Classical” in D major Opus 25

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

8:15 a.m.

Mauro Giuliani

Guitar Concerto No. 1 in A major Opus 30

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Neville Marriner, conductor Pepe Romero, guitar

8:39 a.m.

Alexandra Streliski


Alexandra Streliski, piano

8:44 a.m.

Gioachino Rossini


Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Claudio Abbado, conductor

8:52 a.m.

Bela Bartok

Romanian Folk Dances SZ 56

Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Georg Solti, conductor

9:00 a.m.

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Symphony No. 2 in D major Opus 36

Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

9:34 a.m.

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson

String Quartet No. 1 “Calvary”: III. Allegro vivace

Catalyst Quartet

9:41 a.m.

Edward Elgar

Serenade for string orchestra in E minor Opus 20

Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra; Conrad van Alphen, conductor

9:53 a.m.

Andrew York

Muir Woods

Andrew York, guitar

10:00 a.m.

Jan Paderewski


Polish National Radio Orchestra; Antoni Wit, conductor

10:10 a.m.

Scott Joplin

Treemonisha: Prelude Act III

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Gunther Schuller, conductor

10:15 a.m.

Franz Joseph Haydn

String Quartet “Quinten” (Fifths) in D minor Opus 76/2

Kodaly Quartet

10:36 a.m.

Johannes Brahms

Piano Sonata No. 1: IV. Finale in C major Opus 1

Norman Krieger, piano

10:45 a.m.

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Neville Marriner, conductor

10:59 a.m.

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor Opus 30

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra; Riccardo Chailly, conductor Martha Argerich, piano

11:41 a.m.

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Les Cyclopes (“Cyclops”)

Los Angeles Philharmonic; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Raphael Feuillatre, guitar

11:46 a.m.

Grace Williams

Ballads: II. Alla marcia solenne

BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra; Vernon Handley, conductor

11:51 a.m.

Antonin Dvorak

Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”: III. Scherzo in E minor Opus 95

Los Angeles Philharmonic; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

12:00 p.m.

Marianne Martinez

Sinfonia in C major

La Floridiana; Nicoleta Paraschivescu, conductor

12:13 p.m.

John Williams

Jaws: Theme

London Symphony Orchestra; John Williams, conductor

12:17 p.m.

Joaquin Rodrigo

Concierto Andaluz for 4 guitars

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Neville Marriner, conductor Los Romeros

12:42 p.m.

Percy Grainger

Molly on the Shore

Dallas Wind Symphony; Jerry Junkin, conductor

12:48 p.m.

Franz Schubert

Nocturne (Notturno for Piano Trio) in Eb major Opus 148 D 897

Jos Van Immerseel, fortepiano; Anner Bylsma, cello; Vera Beths, violin

12:59 p.m.

Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto for 2 trumpets in C major RV 537

English Chamber Orchestra; Raymond Leppard, conductor Wynton Marsalis, trumpet

1:07 p.m.

Cesar Franck

Symphony in D minor

Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Pierre Monteux, conductor

1:48 p.m.

Nainita Desai

My Mind Is Still


1:54 p.m.

Gaspar Sanz


Chatham Baroque

2:00 p.m.

Edward Elgar

Piano Quintet in A minor Opus 84

Coull Quartet Allan Schiller, piano

2:38 p.m.

Gabriela Lena Frank

Three Latin American Dances: The Mestizo Waltz

Utah Symphony Orchestra; Keith Lockhart, conductor

2:43 p.m.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerto in D major in D major BWV 972

Raphael Feuillatre, guitar

2:53 p.m.

Franz Liszt

Etude No. 3 “The Little Bell” (“La Campanella”) in G# minor

Lang Lang, piano

2:59 p.m.

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Violin Concerto in G minor Opus 80

Chineke! Orchestra; Kevin John Edusei, conductor Elena Urioste, violin

3:32 p.m.

Earl Wild

Grand Fantasie on Porgy and Bess: Summertime (After G. Gershwin)

Voces8 Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

3:35 p.m.

Pablo Casals


City of Birmingham Cellos; Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, conductor Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello

3:43 p.m.

Mikhail Glinka

Spanish Overture No. 2

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Vassily Sinaisky, conductor

3:53 p.m.

Franz Joseph Haydn

Symphony No. 103 “Drum Roll” – Finale

Orchestra of the 18th Century; Frans Bruggen, conductor

4:00 p.m.

Johannes Brahms

Academic Festival Overture Opus 80

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Riccardo Chailly, conductor

4:10 p.m.

Joe Hisaishi

Howl’s Moving Castle: Merry-Go-Round of Life

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Joe Hisaishi, conductor Yuja Wang, piano

4:14 p.m.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik in G major K 525 (FROM THE RUSSELL KLETZING COLLECTION)

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Neville Marriner, conductor

4:32 p.m.

Elena Kats-Chernin

Unsent Love Letters

Tamara-Anna Cislowska, piano

4:37 p.m.

Erik Satie

Gymnopedie No. 1

Minnesota Orchestra; Eiji Oue, conductor

4:42 p.m.

Georges Bizet

L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2

Ulster Orchestra; Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor

5:00 p.m.

Henry Litolff

Concerto Symphonique No. 4: II. Scherzo Opus 102

San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor Yuja Wang, piano

5:08 p.m.

Felix Mendelssohn

Violin Concerto in E minor Opus 64

Boston Symphony Orchestra; Charles Munch, conductor Jascha Heifetz, violin

5:34 p.m.

Silvestre Revueltas

Ocho por Radio

London Sinfonietta; David Atherton, conductor

5:40 p.m.

Carl Maria Von Weber

Concertino for clarinet and orchestra in Eb major Opus 26

Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra; Lukas Foss, conductor Jon Manasse, clarinet

5:51 p.m.

George Gershwin

Someone to Watch Over Me

Chick Corea, piano

6:00 p.m.

William Grant Still

Symphony No. 2 “Song of a New Race” in G minor

Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Neeme Jarvi, conductor

6:30 p.m.

Arvid Kleven


Stavanger Symphony Orchestra (sta VAHN ger); Susanna Malkki, conductor

6:46 p.m.

John Adams

Fellow Traveler

Attacca Quartet

6:52 p.m.

Bela Bartok

Allegro Barbaro for piano SZ 49

Zoltan Kocsis, piano

6:54 p.m.

Astor Piazzolla

5 Pieces for Guitar: No. 2 Romantico

Franz Halasz, guitar

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