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Wunderkinder, Part II

More performers and composers whose exceptional musical gifts emerged at an early age are our subject this week. It’s amazing to think that many of these musicians, like Mendelssohn, are still best known today for works that they composed in their early teens. Conductor Eugene Ormandy said that all his violinists were prodigies, so we end the week with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee played by the entire first and second violin sections of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Please enjoy this week of wunderkinder playing the works of wunderkinder.

Program 1

Franz Liszt: Les Jeux D'Eaux À La Villa D'Este

Claudio Arrau, p.

Phi 456706



Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat, I

NY Phil/Bernstein; André Watts, p.

Phi 456985



Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 In E-Flat, III

LSO/Abbado; Martha Argerich, p.

DG 415061



Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11 in A Minor, S. 244

György Cziffra, p.

EMI 67555



Liszt: Christus: XIV. Resurrexit

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra & Slovak Philharmonic

Choir/James Conlon; Krause, bar.; Lindroos,

bar.; Marjana Lipovsek, ms.; Valente, s.

Erato 88231



Liszt: Transcendental Etude No. 3 after Paganini, S. 140,

La Campanella

David Helfgott, p,

RCA 46725

:40, 4:57


Charles Valentin Alkan: Saltarelle in E Minor, Op. 23

Bernard Ringeissen, p.

Challenge 72154



Vincenzo Bellini: Casta Diva fr. Norma (excerpt)

Scintilla Chamber Orchestra/Adam Fischer; Cecilia Bartoli,

Decca 001639200



Malabran: Rataplan

Scintilla Chamber Orchestra/Adam Fischer

Decca 001639200



Program 2

Pau Casals: Sant Marti del Cantigo (excerpt)

Prades Festival Orchestra/Casals, vc.

CBS 4926 (LP)



Antonín Dvorák: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B Minor, III

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/George Szell; Pablo Casals, vc.

EMI 62953



William Walton: Cello Concerto, I

BSO/Charles Münch; Gregor Piatigorsky, vc.

RCA 61498



Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony-Concerto in E Minor, Op. 125, III

Royal Philharmonic/Sir Malcolm Sargent; Mstislav Rostropovich, vc.

EMI 80012



Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto In E Minor, Op. 85, IV

LSO/John Barbirolli; Jacqueline Du Pré, vc.

EMI 69707



Camille Saint-Saëns: Le Cygne fr. Le Carnaval des Animaux

Jacqueline du Pré, vc.; Osian Ellis, harp

EMI 91934



Bright Sheng: Little Cabbage fr. 7 Tunes Heard in China

Yo-Yo Ma, vc.

Sony 64114




Program 3

Henryk Wieniawski: Etude Caprice In A Minor, Op. 18/4

Michael Rabin, v.

EMI 64123



Alexander Glazunov: Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 82

III. Allegro

London Philharmonia Orchestra/Lovro von Matacic; Michael

Rabin, v.

EMI 64123



Paganini: Caprice No. 1 In E Major, Op. 1

Michael Rabin, v.

EMI 64123



Fritz Kreisler: Caprice Viennois

Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra/Felix Slatkin; Michael

Rabin, v.

EMI 64123



Cecile Chaminade (arr. Fritz Kreisler): Chanson Serenade

Espagnole, Op. 150 Josef Gingold, v.; Charles H. Webb, p.

Music and Arts 286



Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 In G Minor, Op. 26, III

Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/Marriner; Joshua Bell, v.

Lon 421145



Ludwig Van Beethoven: Sonata No. 5 In F Major, Op. 24, Spring, IV

Pamela Frank, v.; Claude Frank, p.

Music and Arts 1143



Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14, III

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra/Hugh Wolff; Hilary Hahn, v.

Sony 89029



Antonio Vivaldi: finale of Winter fr. The Four Seasons

New York Sinfonietta/Goberman; Nadia Koutzen, v.



J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto #2 In E, BWV 1042, II

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra/Pinchas Zukerman; Midori, v.

Phi 416389



arr. Fritz Kreisler: Fantasia on Two Russian Themes, Op. 33 (excerpt)

Josef Gingold, v.; Charles Webb, p.

Music and Arts 286



Program 4

Franz Schubert: Variation in C minor on a Waltz by

Diabelli, D. 718

Michael Endres, p.

Capriccio 49242



Schubert: Gondelfahrer, D. 808

Matthias Goerne, ten., Helmut Deutsch, p.

HM 902004



Clara Schumann: Romance No. 3 in B (Leidenschaftlich Schnell)

Isabelle Van Keulen, v.; Ronald Brautigam, p.

Koch 6554



Georges Bizet: Symphony In C: IV. Allegro Vivace

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra/Hugo Wolff

Teldec 77309



Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Die Tote Stadt

English Chamber Orchestra/Jeffrey Tate; Renée Fleming, s.

London 458858



Barber: The School For Scandal, Overture, Op. 5

Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Marin Alsop

Naxos 8.559024



Copland: Piano Concerto, 2. Molto Moderato

Seattle Symphony Orchestra/Gerard Schwarz; Lorin Hollander, p.

Delos 3154



Bach: The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Contrapunctus 9 A4, Alla Duodecima

Glenn Gould, o.

Sony 52595



Prokofiev: Sonata No.7 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83

III. Precipitato

Eldar Djangirov, p.

Motema 116



Ian Finkel: The Gypsy Virtuoso (excerpt)

Evelyn Glennie & the Black Dyke Band

RCA 63234



Program 5

Frederic Chopin: Waltz in a minor

Alicia de Larrocha, p.

Desmar IPA 109



Waltz for Ruth

Pat Metheny, g.; Charlie Haden, db.

Beyond the Missouri Sky

Verve 537130



Conrad Tao: Vestiges - Upon Waking Alongside Green Glass Bottles

Conrad Tao, p.

EMI 344 762



Rachmaninov: Prelude No. 2 In B Flat, Op. 23/2

Conrad Tao, p.

EMI 344 762



Debussy: Sonata for cello and piano,

III. Finale

Zara Nelsova, vc.; Grant Johannesen, p.




Rudolph Friml: Indian Love Call From Rose-Marie

Beverly Sills, s.; Sherrill Milnes, bar.

EMI 47203



Puccini/Todd: “O Mio Babbino Caro”

Jackie Evancho, s.




Puccini: “Nessun Dorma” fr. Turandot

Aretha Franklin, s.




Frederick Loewe: “Show Me” fr. My Fair Lady

Julie Andrews & Leonard Weir




Stevie Wonder: Fingertips

Stevie Wonder


4:00 excerpt


Little Liza Jane

Alison Krauss & Union Station

So Long So Wrong



Richard Thomson: Dimming of the Day

Alison Krauss, v. and Union Station

Paper Airplane



Gershwin: Rialto Ripples

Gershwin, p.




Mischa-Yascha-Toscha-Sascha (excerpt)

The Funnyboners




Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight Of The Bumblebee

Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy

Sony 62683





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