Classical Music Playlist, June 21, 2023


Czech composer Josef Suk


Czech composer Josef Suk

The first half of Czech composer Josef Suk’s life was happy. He was a favorite student of composer Antonín Dvořák whose daughter, Otilie, Suk married. But the dividing line in Suk’s life was the devastating loss of both of them. After Dvořák died in 1904, Suk was writing his funeral symphony “Asrael” when Otilie also died in 1905. Suk wrote that the “Asrael” symphony became a dedication “to the exalted memory of Dvořák and Otilie.” Two years after the 1907 premiere of the “Asrael,” Suk composed his symphonic poem “A Summer’s Tale” which he said was about “finding a soothing balm in nature.” It’s today’s Midday Masterpiece.

6:00 a.m.

George Friederich Handel

Water Music Suite No. 3 in G major HWV 350

Orchestra of St. Luke’s; Charles Mackerras, conductor

6:11 a.m.

Franz Joseph Haydn

String Quartet “Sunrise” in Bb major Opus 76/4

Takacs Quartet

6:35 a.m.

Jeff Lambert

Chicago Summer

Minneapolis Guitar Quartet

6:40 a.m.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Oboe Quartet in F major K 370

Terzetto Paul Goodwin, oboe

7:00 a.m.

George Phillip Telemann

Concerto for horn and strings in D major

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

7:09 a.m.

Arthur Foote

Piano Trio No. 2 in Bb major Opus 65

Neave Trio

7:32 a.m.

Antonin Dvorak

Slavonic Rhapsody No. 3 in Ab major Opus 45

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Kurt Masur, conductor

7:46 a.m.


Summer is icumen in

; Paul Hillier, conductor The Hilliard Ensemble

7:48 a.m.

Felix Mendelssohn

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Wedding March

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Yoel Levi, conductor

7:53 a.m.

Florence Price

Symphony No. 3: III. Juba

Philadelphia Orchestra; Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor

8:00 a.m.

George W. Chadwick

Symphonic Sketches: Jubilee

Cincinnati Pops; Erich Kunzel, conductor

8:09 a.m.

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Orchestral Suite “Mozartiana” in G major Opus 61

Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Neeme Jarvi, conductor

8:35 a.m.

Antonio Vivaldi

Four Seasons: Summer (L’Estate) in G minor Opus 8/2 RV 315

Tafelmusik; Jeanne Lamon, conductor Jeanne Lamon, violin

8:47 a.m.

John Williams

STAR WARS: Main Theme

London Symphony Orchestra; John Williams, conductor

8:53 a.m.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Charles Mackerras, conductor

8:59 a.m.

Samuel Barber

Summer Music Opus 31

Reykjavik Wind Quintet

9:12 a.m.

Richard Strauss

Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks Opus 28

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor

9:27 a.m.

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Les Cyclopes (“Cyclops”)

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

9:32 a.m.

Antonin Dvorak

String Quartet No. 12 “American” in F major Opus 96

Emerson String Quartet

10:00 a.m.

Johannes Brahms

String Quintet No. 1: I. Allegro non troppo ma con brio in F major Opus 88

Takacs Quartet Lawrence Power, viola

10:11 a.m.

Clara Schumann

Scherzo No. 2 in C minor in C minor Opus 14

Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

10:17 a.m.

Frederick Delius

In a Summer Garden

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Richard Hickox, conductor

10:34 a.m.

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Prelude in G minor in G minor Opus 23

Yuja Wang, piano

10:39 a.m.

Joseph Kraus

Viola Concerto in C major VB 153b

Tapiola Sinfonietta David Aaron Carpenter, viola

10:58 a.m.

Henri Vieuxtemps

Violin Concerto No. 4 in D minor Opus 31

German Chamber Philharmonic; Paavo Jarvi, conductor Hilary Hahn, violin

11:30 a.m.

William Grant Still


Althea Waites, piano

11:36 a.m.

John Williams

Summon the Heroes

Boston Pops Orchestra; John Williams, conductor

11:43 a.m.

Stewart Goodyear

The Kapok

New York Youth Symphony; Michael Repper, conductor Inbal Segev, cello; Stewart Goodyear, piano

11:51 a.m.

Luigi Boccherini

Quintet for guitar and strings No. 4: III. Fandango in D major G 448

Pacifica Quartet Sharon Isbin, guitar

11:59 a.m.

Hugo Alfven

Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 “Midsummer Night Vigil” Opus 19

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Paavo Berglund, conductor

12:13 p.m.

Felix Mendelssohn

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Scherzo

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Yoel Levi, conductor

12:19 p.m.

Joaquin Rodrigo

Concierto de Aranjuez

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

12:44 p.m.

James Horner

Braveheart: End Credits

Cincinnati Pops; Erich Kunzel, conductor Eric Rigler, bagpipes

12:50 p.m.

Jose Moncayo


Simon Bolivar Orchestra; Maximiano Valdez, conductor

12:59 p.m.

Pietro Locatelli

Concerto Grosso No. 5 in D major Opus 1/5

Europa Galante; Fabio Biondi, conductor

1:08 p.m.

Mahito Yokota

SUPER MARIO GALAXY: Gusty Garden Galaxy

London Philharmonic Orchestra

1:13 p.m.

Jean Sibelius

Symphony No. 5 in Eb major Opus 82

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Simon Rattle, conductor

1:45 p.m.

Grace Williams

Sea Sketches: V. Calm Sea in Summer

English Chamber Orchestra; David Atherton, conductor

1:53 p.m.

Benjamin Britten

PETER GRIMES: Sea Interlude No. 4 “Storm” Opus 33a

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Paavo Jarvi, conductor

1:59 p.m.

Josef Suk

A Summer’s Tale Opus 29

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic; Libor Pesek, conductor

2:51 p.m.

Fernando Sor

Etude in G major Opus 29/11

Narciso Yepes, guitar

2:56 p.m.

H. T. Burleigh

Deep River

PubliQuartet Lara Downes, piano

3:00 p.m.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik in G major K 525

Tafelmusik; Bruno Weil, conductor

3:20 p.m.

Anton Webern

Im Sommerwind (In the Summer Wind)

Concertgebouw Orchestra; Riccardo Chailly, conductor

3:35 p.m.

Carlos Chavez

Chapultepec Republican Overture

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Enrique Batiz, conductor

3:42 p.m.

Eric Whitacre

Sing Gently

Voces8; Eric Whitacre, conductor Randall Goosby, violin

3:48 p.m.

Arturo Marquez

Danzon No. 2

Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

3:59 p.m.

Felix Mendelssohn

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture

London Symphony Orchestra; Claudio Abbado, conductor

4:12 p.m.

Heitor Villa-Lobos

Choros No. 5: Alma Brasileira

Assad Brothers Sergio Assad, guitar; Odair Assad, guitar

4:18 p.m.

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Symphony No. 2: IV. Finale: Allegro vivace in E minor Opus 27

Philadelphia Orchestra; Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor Maria Duenas, violin

4:29 p.m.

Claude Debussy

Images for Orchestra: Iberia

San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

4:52 p.m.

Ethel Smyth

String Quartet: II. Allegro molto leggiero in E minor

Mannheim String Quartet

4:59 p.m.

Robert Schumann

Carnaval Opus 9

Minnesota Orchestra; Eiji Oue, conductor

5:10 p.m.

Joe Hisaishi

One Summer’s Day (from Spirited Away)

London Symphony Orchestra; Roman Simovic, conductor Joe Hisaishi, piano

5:15 p.m.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major K 218

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Neville Marriner, conductor Rachel Barton Pine, violin

5:39 p.m.

Earl Wild

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

Voces8 Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

5:43 p.m.

Johann Neruda

Trumpet Concerto in Eb major

German Chamber Philharmonic; Thomas Klug, conductor Alison Balsom, trumpet

5:59 p.m.

Louise Farrenc

Trio for piano, flute, and cello in E minor Opus 45

Midsummer’s Music

6:22 p.m.

Zoltan Kodaly

Summer Evening

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

6:40 p.m.

Max Richter


Berlin Chamber Orchestra; Andre de Ridder, conductor Daniel Hope, violin; Max Richter, moog synthesizer

6:54 p.m.

Valerie Coleman

Portraits of Langston: VI. Harlem’s Summer Night

McGill/McHale Trio Demarre McGill, flute; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Michael McHale, piano

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