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Italian Souvenirs

An exploration of music by composers who were inspired by trips to Italy, including Berlioz, Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn.

 
Program 1

Di Capua: “O Sole Mio” (excerpt)
National Phil/Chiaramello;Pavarotti, ten.
Lon 410015
1:18

Schütz: First Book of Madrigals (excerpts)
Consort of Musicke/Rooley
EMI 47600
2:51, 11:12

Corelli: Concerto Grosso in F Major, Op. 6 No. 9, I (excerp t)
English Concert/Pinnock
Archiv 423626
1:15

Handel: Concerto Grosso Op. 3 No. 4 in F Major
English Chamber/Leppard
Phil 454363
10:35

Handel: Sinfonia fr. Agrippina 
English Concert/Pinnock
Archiv 419219
4:09
 
Handel: “Pensieri, voi mi tormentate” fr. Agrippina
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Bicket; Fleming, ms.
Lon B0003160
5:16, :25
 
Mozart: Miserere in a minor, K. 85 
Concentus Musicus Wien/Harnoncourt
Teldec 98928
5:53
 
Mozart: Symphony No. 34, K. 338, III
Bonn Beethoven Hall Orch/Davies
Musicmasters 60175
5:29

 

Program 2

Denza: “Funiculì funiculà” (excerpt)
Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra & Chorus/Guadagno; Pavarotti, ten.
Lon 410015
1:24

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9
LSO/Previn
EMI 73338
8:05

Berlioz: Harold in Italy, Op. 16, III
Nat’l Orch of France/Bernstein; McInnes, va.
EMI 73338
6:50
 
Liszt: Canzonetta del Salvator Rosa fr. Anneés de Pèlerinage
Brendel, p.
Phil 46924
3:01
 
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, Italian
CSO/Solti
Lon 414665
30:01
 
 

 

Program 3

Liszt: Les Jeux D'eau a La Villa D'Este fr. Années de Pèlerinage
Watts, p.
EMI 64599
7:48

Glinka: Trio in d minor, III & IV
Borodin Trio
Chan 8477
7:51

Charpentier: Impressions of Italy On the Hill-Tops
Nat’l Opera Theatre Orchestra/Dervaux
EMI 65618
6:03

Massenet: Suite for Orchestra No. 5:Scènes Napolitaines (excerpt)
New Zealand Symphony Orch/Ossonce
Naxos 8.553125
3:02

Tchaikovsky: Cappricio Italien, Op. 45
New York Phil/Berstein
CBS 39440
16:07
 
Stravinsky: Gavotte con Due Variazioni fr. Pulcinella
Perlman, v.; Canino, p.
EMI 49322
3:43
 
Rachmaninov: Italian Polka for Piano (4 Hands) and Trumpet
Vladimir & Volvka Ashkenazy, pnos.; Mackie, tpt.
Lon 470291
1:48
 
Program 4

Goldmark: In ItalienOverture (excerpt)
PhilharmoniaOrch/Butt
ASV 934
2:38

Denza: “Funiculì funiculà” (excerpts)
Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra & Chorus/Guadagno; Pavarotti, ten.
Lon 410015
1:12, :29

Strauss: Aus Italien, Op. 16, III & IV
Berlin Phil/Muti
Phil 422399
11:52, 8:36
 
Elgar: Overture, In the South (Alassio)
London Phil/Solti
Lon 443856
1:05, 20:06

Ravel: Chanson Italienne fr. Chants Populaires
Chung, p.; Bartoli, ms.
Lon 452667
1:27

Bizet: Tarantelle
Chung, p.; Bartoli, ms.
Lon 452667
3:54

Program 5

Ibert: RomePalermo fr. Escales
French Nat’l Radio Orchestra/Martinon
EMI 64276
6:56

Barber: Intermezzo fr. Vanessa
Met Opera Orchestra & Chorus/Mitropoulos
RCA 7899
3:32

Persichetti: Infanta Marina, Op. 83
Pöntinen, p.; Imai, vla.
BIS 829
10:01

Giannini: Symphony No. 3 for Winds, III
Eastman Wind Ensemble/Fennell
Mercury 434320
3:21

Piston: Sonatina for Violin and Piano, II
Meyers, v.; Schub, p.
RCA 68114
5:30

Creston: Symphony No. 5, Op. 64, III
Seattle Symphony/Schwartz
Naxos 8.559153
6:31
 
Del Tredici: Acrostic Songs from Final Alice
The Sixteen/Christophers
Coro 16031
5:47
 
Corigliano: Campane di Ravello
Louisville Orch/Smith
LCD 008
3:43
 
Stravinsky: Finale fr. Pulcinella Suite
NY Phil/ Bernstein
Sony 78749
3:43
 

 

 

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