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It Was a Lover and His Lass

This week on Exploring Music, composers influenced by the elixir of love.

 
Program 1

It Was a Lover and His Lass (excerpt)
Ken ‘Snakehips’ Johnson & His West Indian Dance Band
British Library Nat’l Sound archive
:47 (excerpt)
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Debussy: L’Isle Joyeuse, L 106
Kocsis, p.
Phillips 422 404
6:12
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Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet; Love Scene (Adagio)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Giulini
EMI 47616
16:52
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Bizet: Flower Song fr. Carmen
Domingo, tenor
Decca 466 480
3:57
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Dvorák: “Lasst Mich Allein,” Op. 82/1
Angelika Kirschschlager, s. Helmut Deutsch, p.
Sony 73716
4:28
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Dvorák: Cello Concerto In B Minor, Op. 104, III
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Robertson; Vogler, vc.
Sony 73716
12:48
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Elgar: Salut D’Amour, Op. 12
Kennedy, v.; Isserlis, c.; Pettinger, p.
Chandos 8380
3:10
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Dvorák: Lasst Mich Allein, Op. 82/1 (excerpt)
Vogler, vc.; Deutsch, p.
Sony 73716
1:21

Program 2

Morley: “It was a Lover and His Lass” (excerpt)
Musicians of the Globe/Pickett
Phil 446687
:30
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Sibelius: Pelléas Et Mélisande, Op. 46 (excerpts)
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra/Järvi
BIS 237
5:56
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Debussy: Preludes and Interludes from Pelléas Et Mélisande
Cleveland Orch/Leinsdorf
Musical Arts Assn. 000904
9:45
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Schoenberg: Pelléas Et Mélisande, I-III
Israel Philharmonic/Mehta
Sony 45870
11:13
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Fauré: Pelléas Et Mélisande Suite, I-III
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Marriner
Decca 410552
12:35
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Fauré: Pavane fr. Pelléas Et Mélisande
St. Louis Symphony/Slatkin
BMG Classics 09026-68511-2
5:12

Mahler: “Ich atmet’ einen Linden Duft” fr. Five Rückert Songs
Cleveland Orchestra/Dohnanyi; Van Dam, bs.
Musical Arts Assn. 904
2:35

Program 3

Harris: It Was a Lover and his Lass
Chicago A Capella
Cedille 85
:45
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Mozart: Grosse Messe c-moll KV 427: Credo – Et incarnatus est 
Bayerischen Rundfunks/Bernstein; Augér, s.
DG 431791
7:50
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C. Schumann: Drei Romanzen Op.22:
Nr.1 Des-Dur (Andante Molto)
Nr.2 G-Moll (Allegretto, Mit Zartem Vortrag)
Nr.3 B-Dur (Leidenschaftlich Schnell)
Van Keulen, v.; Brautigam, p.
Koch 6554
8:54

R. Schumann: Romance, Op. 28, No. 2 
Janis, Piano
Phillips 456 850
3:19
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Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll
Staatskapelle Dresden/Runnicles
Teldec 17109
17:47
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Gershwin: “Our Love Is Here to Stay” 
Blossom Dearie
iTunes download
3:10

Lobo: “Pra Dizer Adeus” 
Karrin Allyson & Ens.
Concord Jazz 30428
4:47
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Jobim: “Vinicius de Moraes” (excerpt)
Lees: “Estrada Branca (This Happy Madness)“

Karrin Allyson & Ens.
Concord Jazz 30428
2:15

Program 4

Puccini: “Recondita Armonia” fr. Tosca
St. Cecilia Academy Orch./Patane
Decca 466480
3:08
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Wagner: Vorspiel und Liebestode fr. Tristan und Isolde
Philharmonia Orchestra/Klemperer
EMI 47254
15:49
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Tchaikovsky: “Do You Hear the Nightingale?” fr. Romeo & Juliet
Scottish Nat’l Orch/Järvi; Lewis, ten.; Murphy, s.
Chan 8476
13:03
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Schubert: “Gretchen am Spinnrade,” D. 118
Upshaw, s.; Goode, p.
Nonesuch 79317
3:32
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Strayhorn: “Lush Life”
featuring Hartman, voc.; Tyner, p.; Coltrane, ten. sax
iTunes download
5:28
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Scott: “Annie Laurie”
King’s Singers
EMI 54904
3:12
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Finzi: “It Was A Lover and His Lass” fr. Let us Garlands Bring, Op. 18: No. 5
Milnes, bar.; Spong, p.
VAI 1141
3:04
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Schumann: Romance, Op. 28 No. 2 in F-sharp (excerpt)
Janis, p.
Phil 456850
2:58
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Program 5

Vaughan Williams: “It was a Lover and his Lass”
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, t.; Simon Keenlyside, b.;
Graham Johnson,p.
Naxos 8557144
:45 (excerpt)
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Richard Strauss: Waltzes fr. Der Rosenkavalier
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Reiner
Sony 64451
8:41
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Mahler: Symphony No. 5: Adagietto
New York Philharmonic/Walter
Decca/ London 460 793
7:42, :45 (excerpt)
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Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (excerpt)
Philharmonia Orchestra/Klemperer
EMI 47254
:31
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Verdi: Othello (excerpt)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Barenboim
Fleming, s.; Domingo, t.
10:03
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Kreisler: Liebesleid 
Mutter, v.; Orkis, p.
DG 471 500
4:18
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Kreisler: Schön Rosmarin
Mutter, v.; Orkis, p.
DG 471 500
2:12
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Gershwin: ”Bess, You Is My Woman Now” fr. Porgy & Bess
Orch/Gershwin; Duncan, bar.; Brown, s.
reh. & radio broadcast (7/19/1935)
Heritage Jazz 512923A
5:13

“Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?)” 
Billie Holiday, Jimmy Sherman, Jimmy Ramirez, Roger “Ram”
Unreleased CD
3:23

Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert: Immense et rouge 
Eric Amado
Van 6038
1:09
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Francis Lemarque: D’Amour et d’eau fraiche (Some Love and Some Cold Water) 
Eric Amado
Van 6038
1:39
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Rodgers & Hart: “My Funny Valentine” 
Ella Fitzgerald
iTunes
3:54
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Rodgers & Hart: My Funny Valentine (excerpt) 
Gene Bertoncini, Bill Charlap & Sean Smith
iTunes
1:46
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