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Bach to Beethoven

A century separates Bach’s B Minor Mass and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 – crowning achievements of two very distinct voices. Bill begins the week observing Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Italian Concerto, and Brandenburg Concertos, then connects them to Beethoven by exploring the harmonies, rhythms, orchestration, and musical forms of Italy, France, Germany, and England. Bill reaches the end of the week with the Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, and excerpts from Haydn and Mozart that provide context for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7

Program 1

J.S. Bach: “Gloria” from the B Minor Mass Rbt Shaw
Chorale and Orch/Shaw
RCA 09026 63529

J..S. Bach: Italian Concerto, II
P. Serkin, p.
RCA 09026 68188

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos: No. 1, I & II and No. 6 (excerpt)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Virg 90747
8:02, 5:18

J.S. Bach: Prelude & Fugue in C Minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I
Van Asperen, hpd.
EMI 49727

Handel: Concerto
Grosso Op.3 No. 4a, I & II Linde Consort/Hans-Martin Linde
Era 61162

Handel: “Revenge Timotheus Cries” from Alexander’s Feast
Scottish Chamber Orch/ Mackerras; Terfel, bar.

Scarlatti: Sonata in E Major L.23, Sonata in F Major L.188 & Sonata inG Major L.219
Horowitz, p.
CBS 42410

Program 2

Soler: Sonata No. 2 in Eb
Schrader, hpd.
Cedille 90000 009

Rameau: Overture to Dardanus; Overture, Rondeau, Gavotte & Entre’acte from Les Boreades
Orchestra of the 18th Century/Bruggen
Phil 420 240
4:44, 9:47

Gossec: Symphony in D, Op. 3 No. 6
Concerto Koln
Cap 10280

Boyce: Symphony No. 1
Menuhin Festival Orchestra/Menuhin
EMI 65730

Arne: Symphony No. 4
Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Montgomery
EMI 65730

Program 3

Quantz: Concerto in D pour Potsdam
Wurtenburg Chamber/ Farber; Galway, fl.
RCA 60247

CPE Bach: Clavichord Sonata No. 6, I & III
Thalheim, clav.
CAP 10107

CPE Bach: Concerto for Violoncello in A, I
Santa Fe Orchestra; Starker, vc.
Del 3197

CPE Bach: Concerto for Violoncello in A, II & II
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Leonhardt; Bylsma, vc.
Virg 90800

CPE Bach: Symphony in A, Wq. 182 no.4, II
Academy of Ancient Music/Hogwood
Ois 417 124

Dittersdorf: Symphony in D “La Prise de la Bastille”, III
Concerto Koln
Cap 10280

Stamitz: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra No. 11, II
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/ Brown; Meyer, cl.
EMI 54842

Program 4

Tartini: Violin Concerto in A, I
Ensemble 415/Banchini
HM 901548

Sammartini: Symphony in D
Ensemble 415/Banchini
HM 901245

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater Dolorosa & Amen from Stabat Mater
Orchestra of La Scala Milan/Muti; Frittoli & Antonacci, soloists
EMI 56174

Boccherini: Quintet in A Op.29, No.4, III & IV (excerpt)
S. Kuijken, v.; Stuurop, v.; van Dael, vla.; Bylsma, vc.; W. Kuijken, vc.
Seon 63190

Boccherini: Concerto for Violoncello in D, G. 483, I
Tafelmusik/Lamon; Bylsma, vc.
RCA 7867

J.C. Bach: Symphony No. 1 in G Major, Op.6, I & II
Hanover Band/Halstead
CPO 999298

Mozart: Divertimento in F, K. 138, II
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra/Koopman
Era 2292-45471

Program 5

Beethoven: Concerto for Piano No. 4, I (excerpt)
BSO/Ozawa; R. Serkin, p
Tel 80061

Haydn: Piano Sonata #30, I
Odiaga, fp.
Tit 156

Haydn: Quartet in A major, Op.20 No.6, (excerpt)
Hagen Quartet
Lon 289466

Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551, Jupiter (excerpt)

Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro, Act III Finale
Vienna Phil/Abbado
DG 445903

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, II & III
RCA 6376



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