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I Didn't Know About You

The making of Exploring Music constantly unearths hidden gems and unexpected delights. This week, Bill shares some of his own musical discoveries and solicits suggestions from listeners.

 
Program 1

Lu Wencheng: Autumn Moon On A Calm Lake 
Lang Lang, piano
DG B000823300
4:03
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Du Ming-Xin: Straw Hat Dance 
Lang Lang, p.
DG B000823300
6:10
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Béla Bartók: Piano Quintet, DD 77
II. Vivace (Scherzando)
IV. Poco A Poco Piu Vivace
Kodály Quartet & Jénö Jándo
Naxos 8.550886
17:11; 1:55
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Ravel: Chants Populaires
1. Chanson Française
2. Chanson Espagnole
3. Chanson Italienne
4. Chanson Hébraïque
Cecilia Bartoli, ms,; Myung-Whun Chung, p.
Lon 452667
10:12
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Georges Bizet: Roma, III & IV
Orchestre National De Lille/Jean Claude Casadesus
Apex 7489952
13:47
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Program 2

Gustav Mahler: Piano Quartet Movement In A Minor
David Kim, v.; Choong-Jin Chang, vla.; Efe Baltacigil, vc.; Christoph Eschenbach, p.
Ondine 1084
13:23
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Edward MacDowell: New England Idyls, Op. 62
1. An Old Garden
2. Mid-Summer
3. Mid-Winter
4. With Sweet Lavender
10. The Joy Of Autumn
Michel Legrand, p.
Apex 49576
10:42
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Gian Carlo Menotti: Violin Concerto, II
Pacific Symphony Orchestra/Keith Clark; Ruggiero Ricci, v.
Reference 45
7:58
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Lienas: Lamentatio
Schola Cantorum of Boston; Boston Camerata
Erato 45977
6:59
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Enriquez: Recordando a Juan de Lienas
Orquesta Filarmónica del Bajío
Coro A.M.E.N. 10152
6:26

Zdenék Fibich: Poem
Trondheim Symphony Orchestra/Goran W. Nilson; Arve Tellefsen, v.
Grappa 4104
3:35
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Program 3

Maria Szymanowska: Nocturne B-flat Major, Moderato 
Anna Ciborowska, p.
Dux 450
5:30
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Ignace Paderewski: Minuet, Op. 14, No. 1 
Sergei Rachmaninoff, p.
RCA 61265
3:52
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William Alwyn: Concerto for harp and string orchestra, Lyra Angelica, I & II
City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox; Rachel Masters, hp.
Chan 9065
15:15, 2:51
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William Alwyn: Autumn Legend
City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox; Nicholas Daniel, eng. horn
Chan 9065
11:57
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György Ligeti: Etude for Piano, Book 1 No. 6, Automne à Varsovie 
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, p.
Sony 62308
4:22
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Piazzolla: Otoño Porteño
Daniel Barenboim, p.; Rodolfo Mederos, db.; Héctor Console, band.
Teldec 13474
4:53
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Rachmainoff: Italian Polka For Trumpet & Piano (4 Hands)
Alastair Mackie, t.; Vladimir Ashkenazy & Vovka Ashkenazy, p.
Decca 470291
1:57
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Program 4

Reynaldo Hahn: Piano Concerto In E 
1. Improvisation
2. Danse
3. Rêverie, Toccata et Finale
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Jean-Yves Ossonce; Stephen Coombs, p.
Hyperion 66897
16:23, 1:42
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Peter Lieberson: Neruda Songs (excerpts)
Boston Symphony Orchestra/James Levine; Lorraine Hunt-Lieberson, ms.
Nonesuch 79954
20:28
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Gustave Charpentier: On The Hill-Tops fr. Impressions of Italy
Orchestre du Theatre National/Pierre Dervaux
EMI 65150
6:01
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Gustave Charpentier: “Depuis Le Jour” from Louise
Prague Philharmonia/Emmanuel Villaume; Anna Netrebko, s.
DG B001221702
5:20
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Program 5

Taverner: “Dum Transisset Sabbatum”
Choir Of King’s College Cambridge/Philip Ledger
EMI 65103
8:23
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John Tavener: The Hidden Face
Fretwork; Michael Chance, ct.; Nicholas Daniel, oboe
HM 907285
17:42
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Tallis: “Why fum’th in Sight”
Theatre of Voices/Hiller
HM 907154
3:45
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Vaughan Williams: Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 419191
14:11
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Duke Ellington: “I Didn’t Know About You”
Karrin Allyson, Russ Long, Gerald Spaits, Todd Strait
Concord 4543
4:29
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Christine Anderson
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