Classical Music Playlist, September 20, 2023


Johannes Brahms circa 1885


Johannes Brahms circa 1885

Feuds and protests of ideology aren’t limited to politics. In the 1880s there was a feud between followers of Brahms and Wagner over directions in music. This “The War of the Romantics” was a battle between modern programmatic music that tells some kind of story (Wagner), and traditional absolute music that needn’t be “about” anything (Brahms), to put it very simply. Neither composer really participated in the feud and were mostly just amused by it. But the sentiments were so strong that there were protests by Wagnerians at the premiere of the Brahms 3rd Symphony (after Wagner died earlier that year). Have a listen and decide (about the symphony, and whether we even need to take sides). The Brahms Symphony No. 3 is today’s Midday Masterpiece.

6:00 a.m.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Keyboard Concerto No. 3 in D major BWV 1054

Chamber Orchestra of Europe Andras Schiff, piano

6:17 a.m.

Agustin Barrios

The Bees (Las Abejas)

Jason Vieaux, guitar

6:20 a.m.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony No. 36 “Linz” in C major K 425

London Mozart Players; Jane Glover, conductor

6:50 a.m.

Gerald Finzi

Romance in Eb major Opus 11

London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox, conductor

6:59 a.m.

Ernest Farrar

Rhapsody No. 1 “The Open Road” Opus 9

Philharmonia Orchestra; Alasdair Mitchell, conductor

7:11 a.m.

Joaquin Rodrigo

Concierto Serenata for harp and orchestra

Symphony Orchestra of Seville; Edmon Colomer, conductor Isabelle Moretti, harp

7:37 a.m.

Ethel Smyth

String Quartet: II. Allegro molto leggiero in E minor

Mannheim String Quartet

7:44 a.m.


la bianca primavera

Yiruma, piano; Chanuk Kang, cello

7:47 a.m.

George Friederich Handel

Solomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

7:52 a.m.

George Phillip Telemann

Overture in D major

Berlin Academy of Ancient Music

8:00 a.m.

Carl Nielsen

Wind Quintet: I. Allegro ben moderato Opus 43

Bergen Wind Quintet

8:11 a.m.

Antonio Vivaldi

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

…and friends Janine Jansen, violin

8:25 a.m.

Edvard Grieg

Norwegian Dances Opus 35

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Neeme Jarvi, conductor

8:44 a.m.

William Alwyn

Suite of Scottish Dances

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic; David Lloyd-Jones, conductor

8:55 a.m.

Joe Hisaishi

My Neighbor Totoro

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; The Bach Choir; Joe Hisaishi, conductor

9:01 a.m.

Hugo Alfven

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

Minnesota Orchestra; Eiji Oue, conductor

9:15 a.m.

John Williams

Liberty Fanfare

Cincinnati Pops; Erich Kunzel, conductor

9:23 a.m.

Ottorino Respighi

Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 2

Sinfonia 21; Richard Hickox, conductor

9:45 a.m.

Felix Mendelssohn

Song Without Words “Spring Song” (Book V, No. 6) in A major Opus 62/6

Andras Schiff, piano

9:51 a.m.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata No. 140 “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme”: I. Chorale BWV 140 Wachet auf,ruft uns die Stimme

The Bach Ensemble; Joshua Rifkin, conductor

10:00 a.m.

Johannes Brahms

Serenade No. 2 in A major Opus 16

Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Charles Mackerras, conductor

10:32 a.m.

Clara Schumann

Scherzo No. 1 in D minor in D minor Opus 10

Angela Cheng, piano

10:39 a.m.

Daniel-Francois Auber

Rondo for cello and orchestra

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra; Roberto Paternostro, conductor Martin Ostertag, cello

10:53 a.m.

Enrique Granados

Danzas espanolas No. 10 “Triste”

Eduardo Fernandez, guitar

10:59 a.m.

Gabriel Faure

Masques and Bergamasques Opus 112

Seattle Symphony; Ludovic Morlot, conductor

11:14 a.m.

Tina Davidson

Blue Curve of Earth

Hilary Hahn, violin; Cory Smythe, piano

11:23 a.m.

Florence Price

Piano Concerto in One Movement

Chineke! Orchestra; Leslie Suganandarajah, conductor Jeneba Kanneh-Mason, piano

11:42 a.m.

Emilio Pujol


Julian Bream, guitar

11:50 a.m.

Adolphe Adam

SI J’ETAIS ROI (If I were King) Overture

Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Lance Friedel, conductor

12:00 p.m.

Antonin Dvorak

Symphony No. 8: I. Allegro con brio in G major Opus 88

Berlin Philharmonic; Rafael Kubelik, conductor Alice Sara Ott, piano

12:11 p.m.

Karl Jenkins

The Armed Man–A Mass for Peace: XII. Benedictus

Berlin Chamber Orchestra; Berlin Radio Choir Daniel Hope, violin

12:21 p.m.

John Field

Piano Concerto No. 1 in Eb major

New Irish Chamber Orchestra; Janos Furst, conductor John O’Conor, piano

12:43 p.m.

Astor Piazzolla

Double Concerto: II. Milonga

A Far Cry Jason Vieaux, guitar; Julien Labro, bandoneon

12:52 p.m.

Frederic Chopin

Fantasie-impromptu in C# minor Opus 66

Anatol Ugorski, piano

1:00 p.m.

Franz Liszt

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in F minor

Budapest Symphony Orchestra; Andras Korodi, conductor

1:13 p.m.

Hugo Alfven

Swedish Rhapsody #2 “Uppsala Rhapsody” Opus 24

Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Niklas Willen, conductor

1:26 p.m.

Sergei Prokofiev

Lieutenant Kije Suite Opus 60

London Philharmonic Orchestra; Klaus Tennstedt, conductor

1:48 p.m.

Clara Schumann

Piano Concerto: III. Finale in A minor Opus 7

The Women’s Philharmonic; JoAnn Falletta, conductor Angela Cheng, piano

2:00 p.m.

Johannes Brahms

Symphony No. 3 in F major Opus 90

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Riccardo Chailly, conductor

2:35 p.m.

Ricardo Castro

Plainte Opus 38/2

Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria (OSM) Jorge Federico Osorio, piano

2:42 p.m.

Franz Liszt

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in D minor

Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Georg Solti, conductor

2:54 p.m.

Rafael Antonio Castellanos

Vaya de Jacara Amigos

El Mundo; Richard Savino, director, conductor Ryland Angel, tenor

2:59 p.m.

Johann Strauss, Jr.

DIE FLEDERMAUS Overture (The Bat)

Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Franz Bauer-Theussl, conductor

3:09 p.m.

Philipp Friedrich Boddecker

Violin Sonata, from Sacra Partitura in D minor RISM A/I: B 3263

Carrie Krause, baroque violin; John Lenti, theorbo

3:21 p.m.

Florence Price

Symphony No. 4: I. Tempo Moderato in D minor

Fort Smith Symphony; John Jeter, conductor

3:38 p.m.

Harold Arlen

Over the Rainbow

Dave Brubeck, piano

3:45 p.m.

Manuel de Falla

Three-Cornered Hat Suite No. 2

Boston Pops Orchestra; Arthur Fiedler, conductor

3:58 p.m.

Camille Saint-Saens

Rhapsodie d’Auvergne Opus 73

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Andre Previn, conductor Jean-Philippe Collard, piano

4:10 p.m.

Peter Maxwell Davies

Farewell to Stromness

Lauren Scott, harp

4:18 p.m.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major K 218

Netherlands Chamber Orchestra; Yakov Kreizberg, conductor Julia Fischer, violin

4:42 p.m.

John Williams

STAR WARS – ATTACK OF THE CLONES: Across the Stars (Love Theme)

London Symphony Orchestra; John Williams, conductor

4:52 p.m.

Mikhail Glinka


BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Vassily Sinaisky, conductor

4:59 p.m.

Fanny Mendelssohn

Overture in C major

The Women’s Philharmonic; JoAnn Falletta, conductor

5:11 p.m.

Clara Schumann

Four Fugitive Pieces Opus 15

Angela Cheng, piano

5:25 p.m.

Samuel Barber

Violin Concerto Opus 14

Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, conductor Elmar Oliveira, violin

5:51 p.m.

Gabriel Faure

Papillon Opus 77

Yo Yo Ma, cello; Kathryn Stott, piano

5:55 p.m.

Elmer Bernstein

Guitar Concerto “For Two Christophers”: III. Celebration

London Symphony Orchestra; Elmer Bernstein, conductor Christopher Parkening, guitar

6:00 p.m.

Jean Sibelius

Symphony No. 5 in Eb major Opus 82

Berlin Philharmonic; Herbert Von Karajan, conductor

6:33 p.m.

Camargo Mozart Guarnieri

Enchantment (Encantamento)

Simon Bolivar Orchestra; Maximiano Valdez, conductor

6:42 p.m.

Percy Grainger

Molly on the Shore

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble

6:45 p.m.

Joe Hisaishi

A Town with an Ocean View (from Kiki’s Delivery Service)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Joe Hisaishi, conductor David Garrett, violin; Itzhak Perlman, violin

6:51 p.m.

Malcolm Forsyth

Golyardes’ Grounde

Canadian Brass

6:54 p.m.

Federico Moreno Torroba

Castillos de Espana: Torija/Alcaniz (Elegia/Festival)

Andres Segovia, guitar

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