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Yin and Yang: The Play of Opposites, Part 2

This week we continue to hold on to the dragon’s tail listening to the pull of musical opposites. Starting with Samuel Barber and Francisco Tárrega, only Bill knows where this week's musical yin and yang will end! Heaven, Earth, or the abyss!

Program 1

Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14


Presto In Moto Perpetuo

Gil Shaham; New York Philharmonic Orchestra/David Robertson Canary Classics 0012

8:36, 4:28

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Beethoven: Piano Sonata #32 In C Minor, Op. 111, 2. Arietta: Adagio Molto

Semplice E Cantabile


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Beethoven: String Quartet #16 In F, Op. 135 - 3. Lento Assai, Cantante E Tranquillo

Emerson Quartet DG 4470752




Samuel Barber: Prayers Of Kierkegaard, Op.30, I.

O Thou Who Art Unchangeable

Carmen Pelton, Nannette Soles, Richard Clement;

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Shaw

Telarc CD-80479 4:38



Barber: Sure On This Shining Night

Nathan Gunn, Kevin Murphy

EMI 73160


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Francisco Tárrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra Pepe Romero

Philips 411033



Program 2

David Diamond: Romeo & Juliet, 2. Balcony Scene (Andante semplice)

New York Chamber Orchestra/Schwarz

Delos 3103




Hector Berlioz: Love Scene (Adagio) from Romeo & Juliet

Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Giulini

EMI 859742




Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet, Op.64 Balcony Scene

Montagues & Capulets Juliet as a Young Girl Tybalt’s Death

Romeo at Juliet’s Grave

Philadelphia Orchestra/Muti EMI 7470042

7:30, 5:17, 3:55, 4:13, 6:04



Program 3

Moritz Moszkowski: Etude In A Flat, Op. 72, No.11

Vladimir Horowitz

CBS 44681


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Chopin: Prelude #22 In G Minor, Op. 28, No.22

Prelude #2 In A Minor, Op. 28, No.2

Prelude #3 In G, Op. 28, No.3

Martha Argerich, piano

Philips 436709

0:34, 2:10, 0:51



Vivaldi: Violin Concerto In G Minor, Op. 8, No.2, RV 315, "The Four Seasons (Summer)"

2.  Adagio, Presto

3.  Presto

Gil Shaham: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DG 439933

2:06, 2:39



Haydn: Symphony #59 In A, H 1/59, "Fire,” 4. Allegro Assai

The English Concert/Pinnock

Archive 427661




Moravec: Cool Fire - 3. Con Fuoco

Ayano Ninomiya, Cynthia Phelps, Jeewon Park, Etc.

Naxos 8.559393




Jean Belmont: The Roadside Fire

Kansas City Chorale

Nimbus 5449




Wagner: Die Walküre - Act 3:

Und Das Ich Ihm In Stücken Schlug! Leb Wohl, Du Kühnes, Herliches Kind!

Der Augen Leuchtendes Paar London 414108

4:30, 4:40, 7:19

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Manuel de Falla: El Amor Brujo - Midnight

Ritual Fire Dance

Leontyne Price; Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Reiner RCA 62582

0:44, 4:15

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Program 4

Khachaturian: Gayaneh Ballet Suite, Sabre Dance

Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy

Sony 62647


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Shostakovich: Symphony #10 In E Minor, Op. 93 - II. Allegro

National Symphony Orchestra Of Washington/Rostropovich

Teldec 0630-17046


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Paganini: 24 Caprices for Violin, Op. 1: No. 5 in A Minor

Julia Fischer

London 4782254


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Dinicu: Hora Staccato

Grigoras Dinicu, violin

Pearl BVA11


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Beethoven: String Quartet #13 In B Flat, Op. 130

V. Cavatina: Adagio Molto Espressivo

IV. Grosse Fuge (Grand Fugue, Op.133) Emerson Quartet

DG 447075-2




Kernis: Musica Celestis

Minnesota Orchestra/Eiji Oue

Virgin 45464




Program 5

Liszt: Un Sospiro, S 144/3,

André Watts

EMI 646012




Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 ('Moonlight')

I. Adagio Sostenuto

III. Presto Agitato

Rudolf Serkin

CBS 37219

6:29, 6:54



Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde, VI. Der Abschied

Christa Ludwig; New Philharmonia/Klemperer

EMI 669442




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