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How Strange the Change from Major to Minor, Part II (FREE)

When our listener wrote asking Bill to describe the different scales and modes in music, he said a week ought to do it. Bill quickly realized that a week ought NOT to do it, and two weeks were better! So, this week we continue listening to music change from major to minor, plus harmonic surprises that composers add to their music. This same listener goes on to say, “What classical music buff wouldn't find that interesting and entertaining, and what classical music neophyte wouldn't find that enlightening?” He’s right! Come listen with fresh ears to Schubert and Mahler symphonies, plus our favorite folk songs and jazz standards.

 
Program 1

Truckin' (2015 Remastered Version)
Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead/ Rhino
00:33 excerpt

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony #5 In D Minor, Op. 47
I. Moderato
IV. Allegro Non Troppo

Gennady Rozhdestvensky:
USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra
Mel/ BMG 49611
15:11, 11:11

Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet #8 in C Minor, op. 110
I. Largo

Emerson String Quartet
DG 463284
4:28

Dmitri Shostakovich:
Sonata For Viola and Piano Op. 147 Adagio

Kim Kashkashian, Viola
Robert Levin, Pianio
EMC 847 538
15:08

Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 for
Piano, Trumpet, & Strings, Op. 35
IV. Allegro con Bri

Ronal Brautigam, Riccardo Chailly, ROyal Concertgebouw Orchestra/ Peter Masseurs, conductor
Londond 433702
Excerpt 2:50

Cole Porter: Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
John Coltrane
My Favorite Things
Atlantic 1361
00:43 excerpt

 

Program 2

Flying Theme (From "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial")
John WIlliams
John WIlliams & the London Symphony Orchestra
Sony 70636
3:41

Bartok: Sonata for 2 Pianos & Percussions, SZ 110
III. Allegro Non Troppo

Murray Perahia, Georg Solti, David Corkhill, Evelyn Glennie
CBS 42625
6:43

Bartok: Hungarian Sketches, SZ 97 - Melody
Fritz Reiner: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
RCA 61504
1:57

Bartok: String Quartet #5, SZ 102 - 3 Scherzo
Emerson Quartet Bartok: String Quartets
DG 423657
4:54

Beethoven: String Quartet #15 In A Minor,
Op. 132 - 3. Molto Adagio

Emerson Quartet Beethoven: The Late Quartets 1997
DG 447075
17:48

Elmer Berstein: To Kill a Mockingbird
Elmer Bernstein & the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Denon 75288
8:18

Danny Elfman: "The Simpsons" Main Title Theme
Danny Elfman
1:23

Cole Porter: Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
Bobby Short
Late night at the Cafe Carlyle
Telarc 83311
1:30

 

Program 3

Cole Porter: Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
John Coltrane, Sax
My Favorite Things
Atlantic 1361
00:54, 2:22

Bach: Italian Concerto, BWV 971: Adante
Peter Serkin, Piano
Bach : Goldberg- Variations, Peter Serkin
RCA 68188
5:41

Antonio Carlos Jobim/ Vincius de Moraes: Sem Voce
Jaques Morelenbaum, Paula Morelenbaum, & Ryuichi Sakamoto
Morelenbaum/ Sakamoto
Sony Classics SK 89982
5:03

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
I. Allegro conbrio
III. Allegretto Grazioso- Molto Vivace

Bournemouth Symphony/ Jose Serebrier
Dvorak Serebrier
Warner 0825646287871
10:14, 5:49

Previn - Sonata No. 2 pour Violin et Piano
II. Desole

Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin
Lambert Orkis, Piano
DG 4792949
7:48

Moon Ray
Chris Connor with Artie Shaw Band
A Jazz Date with Chris Connor
3:14

Claude Debussy: Sonata For Flute, Viola, & Harp, L 137
II. Interlude

Kim Kashkashian, Viola
Marina Piccinini, Flute
Sivan Magen, Harp
EMC 2345
7:07


 

Program 4

Cole Porter: Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
Bobby Short
Late Night at the Cafe Carlyle
Telarc 83311
00:25 excerpt

Johannes Brahms: Symphony #4 In E Minor, Op. 98
II. Adnate Moderato

Carlos Maria Giulini: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
DG 429403
13:02

JS Bach: Die Himmel erzhlen die Ehre Gottes, BWV 76
Chorale: Es Woll uns Gott Genadig Sein (Chorus)

Lisa Larsson, John Eliot Gardiner, Daniel Taylor, James Gilchrist, Monteverdi Choir,
Stephen Varcoe, & English Baroque Soloists
Bach: Cantatas, Vol. 2
Soli Deo Gloria 165
2:19

Philip Glass: Satyagraha - Evening Song
Douglas Perry, Christopher Keene
New York Opera
Songs from the Trilogy
CBS 45580
4:07

Jeno Hubay: Balaton
Sintiromarus
Sintiromarus latcho Drom
O.P.A. 9789078686118
2:27

Bronislaw Kaper & Ned Washingotn: On Green Dolphin Street
Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, & Ray Brown
The Poll Winners
Contemporary 156-2
3:07

Bright Sheng: Three Chinese Love Songs
Blue Flower
At the Hillside Where Horses Are Running

Bright Sheng, Lisa Saffer, & Paul Neubauer
New World Records 80407-2
3:13

Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: Arabian Dnace
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & James Levine
Tchakovsky: Ballet Suites/ Lebine, Wiener Philharmoniker
DG 437806
3:35

Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5 In E Minor, Op. 64
I. Andante, Allegro Con Anima
IV. Finale: Andante Maestoso, Allegro Vivo

Evgeny Mravinsky" Leningrad hilharmonic Orchestra
Tchakovsky Symphony No. 5 Op. 64
Erato 45755
14:00, 11:23


 

Program 5

Franz Liszt: 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies
S. 244: No. 11 in A Minor

Georges Cziffra Liszt: 7 Hungarian Rhapsodies
Georges Cziffra
EMI 456760
5:11

Bela Bartok: Divertimento for Str.,
III. Allegro Assai

Chicago Symphony Orchestra/ Georg Solti
Georg Solti Conducts Bartok
London 430352
7:15

Ginastera: Danzas Argentinas, op. 2
III. Danza Del Gaucho Matrero

Martha Argerich, Piano
Live from the Concertgebouw
EMI 56975
2:56

Igor Stravinsky: Four Norwegian Moods for Orchestra
II. Songs
IV. Cortege

Orchestra of St. Luke's/ Robert Craft, conductor
Igor Stravinsky: The Composer Vol. I
Music Master 67110
4:06

John Lennon & Paul McCartney: Norwegian Wood
The Beatles
Rubber Soul
Capitol records
2:05

Giacomo Puccini: Tosca
Act III. Prelude - "Io de'sospiri"
"E Lucevan le Stele."

National Philharmonic Orchestra
Nicola Rescigno, conductor
Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Puccini: Tosca/ Rescigno, Freni, Pavarotti, Milnes
London/ Decca 4143036
6:11

Marilyn Bergman, Alan Berman, & Michael Legrand
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life
Mel Torme
Live at the Maisonette
Atlantic SD 18129
3:27

Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chole, Suite No. 2
II. Pantomime
III. Danse Generale

Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Ravel: Bolero, l Valse, Pavane, Etc/ Dutoit, montreal So
London/ Decca 460214
9:11

Cole Porter: Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
Ray Charles & Betty Carter
Ray Charles & Betty Carter
ABC Records 385
4:40


 

 

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