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This week we will explore the sections of the modern orchestra: instruments that are hit, plucked, blown through, fingered, and bowed. Bill will point out the unique sonic colors that are achieved by each instrument and the never-ending combination of sounds from the strings, winds, brass, percussion, and keyboards.

Program 1

Debussy: Syrinx
Dwyer, fl.
DG 469130

Rouse: Concerto for Flute (excerpts)
Houston Symphony/Eschenbach; Wincenc, fl.
Teldec 80452

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, III (excerpt)
Lon 414192

Strauss: Oboe Concerto in D Major, I
Academy of London/Stamp; Still, ob.
Virgin 90813
Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela fr. Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22, No. 3 
Philadelphia Orch/Ormandy;Rosenblatt, eng. hn.
CBS 39447
Weber: Concerto for Clarinet & Orchestra No. 2, III
Royal Phil/Herbig; Meyer, cl.
Denon 79551
Strauss: Don Quixote (excerpt)
Cleveland Orch/Szell
Sony 63123
Mozart: Concerto for Bassoonin B flat major, K 191, II
CSO/Abbado; Elliot, bsn.
DG B0000025-02
Ravel: Beauty & the Beast fr. Mother Goose Suite (excerpt)
RCA 6522
Mozart: Serenade for Winds No. 10 in B flat Major, K. 361, Gran Partita (excerpt)
Winds of the Berlin Phil/Mehta
Sony 58950


Program 2

Strauss: Concerto for Horn No. 2 in E flat major, I & II
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/Masur; Baumann, hn.
Phi 412237

Haydn: Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat Major, III
English Chamber Orchestra/Leppard; Marsalis, tpt.
Sony 57497

Rouse: Trombone Concerto, I (excerpt) & II
Colorado Symphony/Alsop; Alessi, tbn.
RCA 68410

Poulenc: Sonata for Horn, Trombone & Trumpet (1922), II & III
Civil, hn.; Wilbraham, tbn.; Iveson, tpt.
EMI 62736

VaughanWilliams: Concerto for Bass Tuba and Orchestra in f minor, II
CSO/Barenboim; Jacobs, tuba
DG B0000025-02

Arnold: Quintet for Brass, Op. 73
St. Louis Brass Quintet
Crystal 200

Schickele: A Little Mosey Music (excerpt)
Chestnut Brass Company
Newport Classics 85638


Program 3

Chavez: Toccata for Percussion, III
La Camerata/ Mata
Dorian 90215

Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber, II
San Francisco Symphony/Blomstedt
Lon 421523

Schwantner: Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra, II & III
National Symphony Orchestra/Slatkin; Glennie, perc.
RCA 68692

Bartók: Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra, III
Royal Concertgebouw Orch/ Zinman; Argerich & Freiere, pnos.; Labordus & Pustjens, perc.
Phi 416378

Lobi: Ganda Yina
Gramley, mar.
Tower Hill 72003


Program 4

Paganini: Caprice No. 24 for Violin, Op. 1
Perlman, v.
EMI 67257

Hindemith: Trauermusik for Viola and Strings
San Francisco Symphony/Blomstedt; Walther, vla.
Lon 421523

Villa-Lobos: Bachiana Brasileira No. 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos
French Nat’l Radio Orch/VillaLobos; De los Angeles, s.;
Benedetti, vc.
EMI 67229

Meyer: Concerto in D, III
St. Paul Chamber Orch/Wolff; Meyer, db.
Sony 60956

Stravinsky: Concerto for String Orchestra in D Major, II & III
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 453458

Tchaikovsky: String Serenade in C Major, Op. 48, III & IV
EMI 67700
16:51, :18


Program 5

Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, II, I (excerpt)
Lon 436610
6:44, 2:39

Ginastera: Variaciones Concertantes
Royal Phil/Diemecke
Intersound 2887

Ravel: Bolero
DG B0000025-02



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