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Hidden Gold, Part I

On this edition of Exploring Music, we examine some works that are absolutely fantastic - every bit as fantastic as the pieces we hear all the time - but relatively unknown by comparison. Guides to finding some of this hidden treasure come from the experts at WFMT, who have a rich wealth of knowledge when it comes to unearthing musical gold.

Program 1

Haydn: Symphony No. 52, III & IV
Academy of Ancient Music/ Hogwood
L’OiseauLyre 443 777

Rochberg: Ricordanza
Fischer, vc.; Rochberg, p.
CRI 769

Storace: Ciaconna
Vinikour, hps.
Consonance 0007

Massenet: Don Quichotte (excerpt)
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra/ Plasson; soloists
EMI 54767

Cavalli: Bear Dance from La Calisto
Concerto Vocale/ Jacobs
HM 901515

Rameau: Castor and Pullox (excerpt)
Orchestra of the 18thCentury/ Bruggen
Phil 426714

Program 2



Beach: Concerto for Piano & Orchestra in c# minor, I
English Chamber Orchestra/ Goodwin; Polk, p.
Ara 6738

Delius: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/ Handley; Holmes, v.
Unicorn 2072

Delius: Irmelin Prelude
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/ Fenby
Unicorn 9008/9

Program 3

Piston: Serenata for Orchestra
New York Chamber Symphony/ Schwarz
Del 3106

Thompson: Symphony No. 3, I & IV
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra/ Schenck
Koch 7413

Hindemith: Concert Music for Strings and Brass, I & II
Israel Phil/ Bernstein
DG 429404

Bloch: Concerto Grosso No. 1, I & III
Chicago String Ensemble/ Heatherington; Schrader, p.
Cent 2140

Britten: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (excerpt)
English Chamber Orchestra/ Britten; Richter, p.
Lon 417308

Program 4

Webern: Passacaglia
Berlin Phil/ Karajan
DG 457689

Strauss: Sonatina No 2 in Eb, I
Haffner Wind Ensemble/ Hickox
Chan 9286

Menotti: Death of the Bishop of Brindisi (excerpt)
BSO/ Leinsdorf
RCA 63747

Britten: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, II + excerpt
English Chamber Orchestra/ Britten; Richter, p.
Lon 417308
5:05, 2:15

Program 5

Brahms: Nänie, Schicksalslied
San Francisco Symphony & Chorus/ Blomstedt
Lon 452582
12:44, 17:03

Saint-Saëns: Havanaise
LSO/ Barbirolli;Heifitz, v.
RCA 61735

de Ribayaz: Luz y Norte (excerpts)
The Harp Consort/ LawrenceKing
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77340



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