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Symphony, Part 11 (FREE)

Join us as we continue our journey exploring the symphonic form. In this week you'll hear familiar pieces from Copland, Prokofiev, Hindemith, and Piston, as well as intriguing works from some of their contemporaries who may have slipped under your radar. Please let us introduce you to American works by Carpenter, Cowell, and Hanson; Finnish symphonies by Madetoja, Melartin, and Merikanto; the Austrian composers Gál, Schmidt, Toch, and Zemlinsky; and other symphonists from England, France, Russia and Spain. We'll even sample some works from the conductors Wilhelm Furtwängler and Otto Klemperer, who wrote 9 symphonies between them.

Program 1

Sir Arnold Edward Trevor Bax,(1883-1953) : Symphony No. 4 - II. Lento moderato     

Bryden Thomson: Ulster Orchestra

Chandos CHAN 8480


Bax: Symphony No. 7 - III. Theme and Variations.

Allegro — Andante — Vivace — Epilogue. Sereno    

Bryden Thomson: London Philharmonic Orchestra

Chandos CHAN 8628


Sir Arnold Edward Trevor Bax :  Symphony 1 -

I. Allegro

Bryden Thomson: London Phil

Chandos CHAN 8480
2:01 (excerpt)


Sir Arnold Bax  Bax: Tintagel    

Bryden Thomson: Ulster Orchestra

Chandos CHAN 8312


Gordon Percival Septimus Jacob CBE

01.08 - Symphony No. 2 in C Major, ;Sinfonietta No. 2;;

III. Scherzo; Molto allegro, quasi presto       

London Philharmonic , Barry (Naxos)


Program 2

John Alden Carpenter: Carpenter: Symphony #2 -

I.  Moderato       

II. Andante    

III. Allegro       

John McLaughlin Williams: National Symphony Orchestra Of Ukraine

Naxos 8.559065

6:09,  6:39, 6:19


Copland, Aaron: "Short Symphony" -

1. Incisivo          

2. Espressivo      

3. Presto E Ritmico      

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

DG 427 335-2

4:27, 5:27,  5:56  


Roger Sessions: Symphony No. 1: II. Largo          
Akeo Watanabe & Japan Philharmonic Orchestra


Roger Sessions  Symphony No. 2: III. Adagio tranquillo ed espressivo   

Dimitri Mitropoulos & New York Philharmonic    


Program 3

Walter Piston: Symphony No. 2 -

1. Moderato  

3. Allegro       

Michael Tilson Thomas: Boston Symphony Orchestra    

DG 429 860-2

10:40, 4:53

Walter Piston: Symphony No. 6:

III. Adagio sereno

IV. Allegro energico    

Boston Symphony Orchestra & Charles Münch          

9:32, 4:16

Roy Harris: Symphony #3:

Born on Lincoln's Birthday, in a log cabin in Chandler, Oklahoma.

Marin Alsop: Colorado Symphony Orchestra  

Naxos 8.559227


Program 4

Leevi Madetoja: Symphony No 3, Op 55:

I. Andantino

II - Adagio  

Jukka-Pekka Saraste: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Finlandia 4509-96867-2

6:49, 6:31

Ernst  Toch/Symphony No. 3:

I. Molto adagio      

William Steinberg: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra       


Joaquín Turina: Sinfonia Sevillana, Op. 23 -

I. Panorama      

II.  Por El Rio Guadalquivir       

III. Fiesta En San Juan De Aznalfarache  

Jesús López-Cobos: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Telarc 80574

7:33,  7:10, 7:06

Program 5

Hindemith, Paul: Symphony in E-flat

I. Sehr lebhaft        

Adrian Boult: London Symphony Orchestra

Vanguard Classics Evc 9009



Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis

II. Turandot Scherzo

Eugene Ormandy: Philadelphia Orchestra

Emi Cdm5 65175



Igor Stravinsky: Symphony In 3 Movements

III.. Con Moto

Igor Stravinsky: CBC Symphony Orchestra

Cbs Mk 42434



Copland: Symphony #3 -

1. Molto Moderato   

4. Molto Deliberato, Allegro Risoluto

Leonard Bernstein: New York Philharmonic Orchestra  

DG 419170-2

11:01, 14:04



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