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What Else Ya Got?

Have you ever wondered about composers who succeeded in writing one smashing piece, but were otherwise forgotten?  This week, we’ll get to know some of these immortals for their other compositions, including Dukas, Orff and Glière.

Program 1

Bill decides to go beyond a composer’s most well known piece and plays other works from their repertoire including Pachelbel’s Suite in G and Albinoni’s “Stelle Ingrate.”

Pachelbel: Canon in D
Paillard Chamber Orchestra/ Paillard
Erato 98475

Pachelbel: Suite in G Major (excerpts)
Paillard Chamber Orchestra/ Paillard
Erato 98475

Albinoni: Oboe Concerto in Bb Major, Op. 9 #11
I Solisti Italiani; Schellenberger, ob.
Denon 75338

Albinoni: Adagio in g minor
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 429390

Albinoni: “Stelle Ingrate”
Accademia Bizantina/Dantone; Scholl, ct.
Decca 530002

Gliére: Horn Concerto in Bb Major, Op. 91, II & III
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchetra/Masur, Baumann, hn.
Phi 416380
Gliére: Russian Sailor’s Dance fr. The Red Poppy
Philadelphia Orch/Ormandy
RCA 63313


Program 2

Bill turns now to France for a pair of composers whose other pieces have been overshadowed by their most popular works. We hear music from Paul Dukas and Emmanuel Chabrier.

Dukas: Fanfare fr. La Péri
ORTF Nat’l Orch/Slatkin
RCA 68802

Dukas: Villanelle
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch/Masur; Baumann, hn.
Phi 416380

Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Berlin Phil/ Levine
DG 419617

Dukas: Symphony in C Major, II
BBC Phil/Tortelier
Chan 24132
Chabrier: Idylle fr. Dix Piecès Pittoresques
Hewitt, p.
Hyp 67515
Chabrier: “Chanson pour Jeanne”
Hendricks, s.; Dalberto, p.
EMI 555388
Chabrier: España
Philadelphia Orch/Ormandy
RCA 63313
Chabrier: Habanera
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra/Plasson
EMI 54004


Program 3

We move to Italy for more composers with a major work that tends to dominate their repertoire including music from Leoncavallo's lesser heard version of La Bohème and we hear a piece made famous by Disney's Fantasia.

Ponchielli: Capriccio for Oboe and Orchestra (excerpt)
Berlin Symphony Orch/Flor; Glaetzner, ob.
Cap 10281

Ponchielli: “Cielo e Mar” fr. La Gioconda
Orch; Björling, ten.
EMI 65806

Ponchielli: Dance of the Hours fr. La Gioconda
Philadelphia Orch/Ormandy
RCA 63313

Leoncavallo: Prologue fr. Pagliacci (excerpt)
Concertgebouw Orch/Chailly
Decca 24602

Leoncavallo: Pagliacci (excerpts)
La Scala/Ghione; Gigli,
Nimb 7843

Leoncavallo: La Bohème (excerpts)
La Fenice Orch/Koenig
Nuova Era 7300
​7:25, :24

Puccini: La Bohème (excerpts)
Decca 421049

Leoncavallo: “Mattinata”
Orch; Pavarotti, ten.
EMI 65806

Sherman: “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah” (excerpt)
Allan Sherman

Program 4

We open with the theme to Masterpiece Theater, composed by Jean-Joseph Mouret and continue with an aria from Alfredo Catalani which features in the film Diva.

Mouret: Rondeau
Läubin Brothers, tpts.; Preston, org
DG 419245

Mouret: Andromède et Persée (excerpts)
Arion Ensemble
Radio Canada 1081

Catalani: Scherzo
La Scala Phil/Muti
Sony 63025

Catalani: “Ebben… Ne Andrò Lontana” fr. La Wally
LPO/Mackerras; Fleming, s.
Lon 467049
Catalani: “Nel Verde Maggio” fr. Loreley
Philharmonia Orch/Cura; Cura, ten.
Erato 27317
Gounod: Soldier’s Chorus fr. Faust
Regis 1137
Gounod: Symphony No. 1 in D Major, I
Academy of St. Martin in-theFields/Marriner
Phil 462125
Bizet: Symphony No. 1 in C Major, I
St. Paul Chamber Orch/Wolff
Teldec 77309
Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 1
NBC Symphony/ Toscanini
RCA 6205
Catalani: Tempo di Walzer (alla tedesca)
Spada & Cozzolino, pnos.
ASV 956
Program 5

As Bill wraps up his show on one hit wonders in classical music, he turns his attention to Gustav Holst and The Planets.

Holst: Mars fr. The Planets
DG 429730

Holst: Ave Maria, Op. 9b
Finzi Singers/Spicer
Chan 9425

Holst: Suite in Eb Major, Op. 28 No. 1
London Wind Orchestra/Wick
Resonance 3006

Holst: The Hymn of Jesus, I & II
Chan 2406
Holst: Jupiter fr. The Planets
DG 429730
Holst: Brook Green Suite (excerpt)
City of London Sinfonia/Hickox
Chan 9270
Toselli: Serenade
Orch; Gigli, ten.
4:14, 1:15



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