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Maestro, Part II Purchase Now 

The second week in our Maestro series delves further into the 20th century, featuring the work of conductors William Steinberg, Charles Münch and more.  

 
Program 1
Zoltán Kodály: Háry János Suite, Op. 35A, II. Viennese Musical Clock, III. Song, V. Intermezzo, VI. Entrance Of The Emperor & His Court
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra/ Doráti
Mercury 432005
14:53
 
Camille Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, op. 61, I. Allegro non troppo
New York Philharmonic/ Mitropoulos
Zino Francescati, v.
Sony 62339
8:16
 
Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Ballet, Op. 64, Romeo At Juliet's Before Parting (No. 5 from Suite No. 2, Op. 64)
New York Philharmonic/ Mitropoulos
CBS 38772
8:23
 
Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde, I. Das Trinklied Von Jammer Der Erde, IV. Von Der Schönheit
New York Philharmonic/ Walter
Mildred Miller, ms. ,Ernst Haeflinger, t.
Sony 64455
16:19
Program 2
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E Flat Major, Op. 82, II. Andante mosso, quasi allegretto, III. Allegro molto
Utah Symphony Orchestra/ Abravanel
VAN 3133
15:52
 
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68: II. Andante sostenuto
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra/Steinberg
SER 69206
9:17
 
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90, IV. Saltarello (Presto)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra/Steinberg
SER 65611
6:04
Program 3
Hector Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Münch
RCA 68444
8:01
 
Jacques Ibert: Escales (Ports of Call) II. Tunis-Nefta: Modéré très rythmé, III. Valencia: Animé
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Münch
RCA 61500
8:49
 
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op.98, III. Allegro giocoso
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Münch
RCA 61206
6:26
 
Claude Debussy : La Mer: I. De l'aube à midi sur la mer, II. Jeux de vagues, III. Dialogue du vent et de la mer
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Münch
RCA 61500
22:51
Program 4
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93, III. Tempo di menuetto, IV. Allegro vivace
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Leinsdorf
RCA 1916822
11:34
 
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D minor: V. Lustig im Tempo und keck im Ausdruck
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Leinsdorf
Shirley Verrett, ms.
Boston Boychoir, New England Conservatory Chorus
RCA 63469
4:28
 
Arnold Schoenberg: Gurrelieder: I. Introduction, II. Song of the Wood Dove (excerpt)
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Leinsdorf
RCA 63747
7:36, 0:05
 
Antoni Dvořák: Romance In F Minor, Op. 11, B 38
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Leinsdorf
Perlman, v.
RCA 63591
11:57
 
Gunther Schuller: Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee: 3. Little Blue Devil
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Leinsdorf
Mercury 434329-2
3:22
 
Béla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116: I. Introduzione - Andante Non Troppo; Allegro Vivace
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Leinsdorf
RCA 63309
9:43
Program 5
Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony in D Major, Hob. I: 101: I. Adagio - Presto
New York Philharmonic/Bernstein
Sony 47557
7:49
 
Aaron Copland: Billy The Kid: 3. Mexican Dance and Finale (excerpt), 4. Prairie Night (Card Game At Night), 5. Gun Battle, 6. Celebration (After Billy's Capture), 7. Billy's Death, 8. The Open Prairie Again
New York Philharmonic/Bernstein
Sony 42265
0:39, 11:39
 
Leonard Bernstein: Symphony #1, "Jeremiah": 2. Profanation
New York Philharmonic/Bernstein
Sony 47162
6:39
 
Leonard Bernstein: The Age of Anxiety (Symphony No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra): A) The Dirge (excerpt), B) The Masque, C) The Epilogue (excerpt)
New York Philharmonic/Bernstein
Foss, p.
Sony 47162
0:07, 4:34, 0:17
 
Leonard Bernstein: Serenade: IV. Agathon
New York Philharmonic/Bernstein
Zino Francescati, v.
Sony 60559
6:52
 
Igor Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (excerpt)
New York Philharmonic/Bernstein
Sony 47605
13:00

 

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