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Week two of the music of London continues with visits from continental composers.  Haydn’s last 12 symphonies were inspired by London. Geminiani and Mendelssohn wrote music using material from their visits, and the German-born composer Handel spent most of his life in England. After the death of Handel, music of London went into a decline, until about one hundred years later, when the wandering minstrels Gilbert and Sullivan started engaging us with songs and snatches, and awakened London’s creative spirit. We will listen to Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Holst, Britten, and Thomas Ades. Three cheers for the music of London and Nanki-Poo too!

 
Program 1

Johann Christian Bach: Symphony in D Major, Op. 18,
No. 1, W. XC2: I. Allegro assai II. Andante III. Allegro assai
The Hanover Band , Anthony Halstead
Bach, J.C.: Opera Overtures, Vol. 2
CPO 999488
4:15, 2:59, 2:24

Thomas Linley Jr.: Minuetto
Philip Pickett: Musicians Of The Globe
Thomas Linley Jr.: A Shakespeare Ode
On The Witches And Fairies
Phillips 446689
2:19

Haydn, Franz Joseph: ymphony #101 In D,
"The Clock" - 2. Andante
Charles Mackerras: Orchestra Of St. Luke's
Symphony No. 101 «The Clock» / Symphony
No. 104 «London»
Telarc 80311
7:33


Haydn, Franz Joseph: Symphony #104 In D, "London"
- 1. Adagio; Allegro 4. Finale: Spiritoso
Charles Mackerras: Orchestra Of St. Luke's
Symphony No. 101 «The Clock» / Symphony No. 104 «London»
Telarc 80311
8:45, 6:35


Mendelssohn, Felix: The Hebrides Overture, Op.26, "Fingal's Cave"
Claudio Abbado: London Symphony Orchestra
Overtures
DG 423104
10:22

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix: Symphony #3 In
A Minor, Op. 56, "Scottish" - 2. Vivace Non Troppo
Claudio Abbado: London Symphony Orchestra
Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 & 4
London 4758677
4:04

Program 2

Balfe, Michael William: The Rose of Castille
Jerry Hadley, Richard Bonynge, English Chamber Orchestra
The Age Of Bel Canto / Jerry Hadley, Richard Bonynge
RCA 68030
3:43

Michael William Balfe: Les Puits D'Amour -
Rêves D'Amour, Rêves De Gloire
Sumi Jo; Richard Bonynge: English Chamber Orchestra
Carnaval! - French Coloratura Arias
London 440 679-2
5:22

Balfe, Michael William: The Bohemian Girl, You'll Remember Me
Jerry Hadley, Richard Bonynge, English Chamber Orchestra
The Age Of Bel Canto / Jerry Hadley, Richard Bonynge
RCA 68030
3:38


W. S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan: Gilbert & Sullivan:
The Pirates Of Penzance (New Year's Eve, 1879) -
I Am The Very Model Of A Modern-General
John Reed, Isidore Godfrey: Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra, D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
The Very Best Of Gilbert & Sullivan [Disc 2]
London 460010
3:00


W. S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan: HMS Pinafore (1878) - I'm Called Little Buttercup
Gillian Knight, D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
The Very Best Of Gilbert & Sullivan [Disc 2]
London 460010
1:47

W. S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan: Mikado (1885)- Here's A How-De-Do
The King's Singers
Gilbert & Sullivan: Here's A Howdy Do!
RCA 61885
2:35

Edward Elgar: Variations On An Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma"
Leonard Bernstein: BBC Symphony Orchestra 1.W.N. 2. "Enigma" - Nimrod 3. Intermezzo: Dorabella 4. G.R.S. 5. B.G.N. 6. "Enigma" - Romanza: 7. Finale: E.D.U.
Leonard Bernstein: BBC Symphony Orchestra Bernstein Conducts Sibelius
DG 474936-2
2:30, 6:10, 3:05, 1:01, 3:29, 3:25, 6:20

Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto In E Minor, Op. 85 - 3. Adagio
Pablo Casals; Adrian Boult: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Cello Concertos / Kol Nidrei
BBC EMI 62953
4:10

 

Program 3

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor - Kyrie
Anne Heider: His Majestie's Clerkes
Hear my Prayer - Choral Music of the English Romantics
Cedille 90000036
3:51

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony #5 In D - 1. Preludio
Robert Spano: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 5, Etc / Spano, Et Al
Telarc 80676
12:18

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Serenade To Music
Robert Spano: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Chorus
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 5, Etc / Spano, Et Al
Telarc 80676
13:06

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Nicola Benedetti; Andrew Litton: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Nicola Benedetti: Tavener/ Vaughan Williams
DG 4766198
16:05

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor - Agnus Dei
Anne Heider: His Majestie's Clerkes
Hear my Prayer - Choral Music of the English Romantics
Cedille 90000036
3:52

Program 4

Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 - 1. Mars, The Bringer Of War 2. Venus, The Bringer Of Peace 3. Mercury, The Winged Messenger
Simon Rattle: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Holst: The Planets
EMI 69690

 

George Butterworth:  A Shropshire Lad
William Boughton: English String Orchestra
George Butterworth
Nimbus 5068     
10:20


William Walton: Symphony #1 In B Flat 1, Allegro assai
Leonard Slatkin:London Philharmonic
Walton
Virgin Classics 61146
13:54

William Walton: Concerto, II. Presto capriciososo ala napolitana
Jascha Heifetz & Philharmonia Orchestr
The Heifetz Collection Vol 23 Concertos Walton Gruenberg 1950
RCA 61754
5:58

Program 5

Benjamin Britten: 4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33A - 1. Dawn 2. Sunday Morning 3. Moonlight 4. Storm
Leonard Bernstein: Boston Symphony Orchestra
The Final Concert
DG 431768
3:41, 4:02, 5:00, 5:28

Nicholas Maw: Violin Concerto - 3. Romanza
Joshua Bell; Roger Norrington: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Maw: Violin Concerto / Joshua Bell, Roger Norrington, Et Al
Sony 62856
8:16

John Tavener: O Lux Beata Trinitas & As One Who Has Slept
Anonymous 4, Chilingirian Quartet
Darkness Into Light
Harmonia MUndi 907274
2:18, 4:58

Benjamin Britten: Nocturnal After John Dowland For Guitar, Op.70: Gently Rocking
Lukasz Kuropaczewski
Nocturnal
PRCO 1572
1:36

Lukasz Kuropaczewski: Slow And Quiet
Lukasz Kuropaczewski
Nocturnal
PRCO 1572
2:35

Thomas Adès: In darkness let me dwell
Mark Padmore; Elizabeth Kenny
Dowland - Lute Songs
Hyperion 67648
4:32

Edward Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance March #1 In D, Op. 39/1
Andrew Davis: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Last Night Of The Proms - The 100th Season
Teldec 97868
6:23

 

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