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Carnegie Hall, Part 1

Bill joins Gino Francesconi, director of Carnegie Hall’s Archives and Rose Museum, to take listeners backstage for an intimate view of the hall, its history, and the legendary performers who have appeared there. From the world premiere of Dvorak’s New World Symphony in 1893, to U.S. debuts by Jascha Heifetz, Igor Stravinsky, and Béla Bartók, to appearances by artists and activists who challenged racial restrictions and the political status quo, including Paul Robeson, Mahalia Jackson, Bob Dylan, Martin Luther King, Jr., the Beatles, and Leontyne Price, Carnegie Hall has long been a platform for social and artistic change that have challenged conventions.

 
Program 1

Antonin Dvorak:  Symphony #9 In
E Minor, Op. 95,  The New World

3. Molto Vivace
Arturo Toscanini & NBC Symphony Orchestra
Dvořák - Symphony No.9 / Kodály - Háry János:Suite / Smetana - The Moldau
RCA 60279
2:32; 3:26

Leopold Damrosch:  Symphony in A Major:
II. Intermezzo scherzando. Vivace, con leggierezza

Azusa Pacific University Symphony Orchestra & Christopher Russell
Symphony in A Major; Festival Overture; Etc.

Toccata CLassics 261
5:42

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Old Hundredth Psalm
Waynflete Singers, Timothy Byram-Wigfield, David Hill,
Choir of Winchester Cathedral & Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
O Clap Your Hands
Argo 436 120
5:01

Ludwig Van Beethoven: Leonore Overture #3, Op. 72A
Arturo Toscanini & NBC Symphony Orchestra
Toscanini Conducts Beethoven Eroica, Egmont, Leonore No. 3

BBC Magazine BBC CON 1
13:11

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Marche Solennelle
Richard Hayman & Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Majestic Marches

Naxos 8.550370
5:07


Hector Berlioz: Te Deum, Op. 22: Judex crederis
London Symphony Chorus,
London Philharmonic Choir, Wooburn Singers,
Francisco Araiza, European Community
Youth Orchestra, Claudio Abbado
Te Deum
DG 410 696-2
10:32

 

Program 2

 

Chopin: Revolutionary Etude in C minor, Op 10, No 12
Ignace Jan Paderewski
The American Recordings / Paderewski

Apr 2047276
2:41

Chopin: Berceuse in Db Major, op. 31
Ignace Jan Paderewski
The American Recordings / Paderewski

Apr 2047276
3:56

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 in E Major
Ignace Jan Paderewski
The American Recordings / Paderewski

Apr 2047276
4:53

Paderewski: Minuet
Ignace Jan Paderewski
The American Recordings / Paderewski
Apr 2047276
3:37

Paderewski: Farewell to my American Friends
Ignace Jan Paderewski
The American Recordings / Paderewski

Apr 2047276
2:05

Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
Teresa Carreno

Recordings Of Teresa Carreño
Pierian 22
8:15

Dvorak: Symphony #9 In E Minor, Op. 95, B 178,
From The New World-
1. Allegro
2. Largo

Arturo Toscanini & NBC Symphony Orchestra

Toscanini Conducts Beethoven Eroica, Egmont, Leonore No. 3
BBC Magazine BBC CON 1
19:11

 

Program 3

 

Dvorak: Symphony #9 In E Minor, Op. 95, B 178,
From The New World - 2.
Largo 1

Arturo Toscanini & NBC Symphony Orchestra
Symphony No.5 In E Minor, Op.95 "From The New World"

His Master’s Voice ALP 1222
10:15

Donizetti: Una Furtiva Lagrima
Enrico Caruso 1904

Erico Caruso- Complete Recording
Naxos 8.110703
3:00

Donizetti: Una Furtiva Lagrima
Digitally remastered version of a recording from the 1st of February 1904
(room 826, Carnegie Hall, NY).

Modern orchestration
http://www.enricocaruso.dk
5:44

Georges Bizet: Les Pecheurs De Perles - De Mon Amie, Fleur
Endormie, recorded 1916
Enrico Caruso
Erico Caruso- Complete Recording

Naxos 8.110751
2:15

Neapolitan/Traditional: Teodoro Cottrau L'addio a Napoli
Enrico Caruso, Josef Pasternack
3 Legendary Tenors - 1996

RCA 09026-68534-2
3:15

Neapolitan Traditional/Teodoro Cottrau:  Santa Lucia
Enrico Caruso,Walter B. Rogers,Bianculli
3 Legendary Tenors - 1996

RCA 09026-68534-2
4:00

Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco - Va, pensiero
Arturo Toscanini & NBC Symphony Orchestra
Toscanini Collection Vol 63 - Verdi: Requiem, Te Deum

RCA 60299
5:03

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre - Walkürenritt
Arturo Toscanini & NBC Symphony
The Toscanini Collection - Highlights
RCA Victor Gold Seal 60340
5:10

Gustav Mahler: Symphony #4 In G -
4. Sehr Behaglich

Sylvia McNair; Bernard Haitink:
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony No. 4
Philips 435 123
9:39

 

Program 4

 

Henryk Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 In D Minor, Op. 22
II. Romance - Andante

III. Allegro Con Fuoco - Allegro Moderato (a la Zingara)
Mischa Elman, Alexander Hilsberg,
London Symphony Orchestra & Sir John Barbirolli, con.
Bruch Concerto No. 1 In G Minor For Violin
And Orchestra, Opus 26 /
Wieniawski Concerto No. 2 In D Minor
For Violin And Orchestra, Opus 22

London Records LL 1486
11:59; 1:18(excerpt)


Riccardo Drigo: Harlequin's Serenade
Efrem Zimbalist. v.
The Definitive Collection of the
19th Century's Greatest Virtuosos:
Violin 4 (pre-1915 Vintage Record)

Innovative Remaster Record Cello 3
4:10

Bach: Double Violin Concerto In D Minor

I. Vivace
Fritz Kreisler, v.  Efrem Zimbalist, v.
Concerto For Two Violins in D Minor

Victor 76028
3:49

Benjamin Godard: Jocelyn, Op. 100
Ah! ne t'éveille pas encor "Berceuse"
Fritz Kreisler, John McCormack, Vincent O’brien
Prima Voce - Mccormack & Kreisler In Recital
Nimbus 7868
5:09

Fritz Kreisler: La Gitana
Fritz Kreisler, v.
Fritz Kreisler Plays Short Pieces
Opus Kura 2058
3:11

Fritz Kreisler: Aubade Provencale
George Enescu, v.  Hephzibah Menuhin, \c.
3:03

Pablo de Sarasate: Spanish Dances (2) for
Violin and Piano,
Op. 23: no 2, Zapateado

Jascha Heifetz; vl, André Benoist; pn
Jascha Heifetz - The Complete Album Collection
Sony 770050
3:28

Alexander Glazunov: Concerto Pour
Violon Et Orchestre En La Mineur, Op. 82
II. Andante sostenuto

III. Allegro

Jascha Heifetz, v. London Philharmonic, John Barbirolli, con.
Violin Concertos
EMI Classics 61590
9:26 1:16(excerpt)

Frédéric Chopin: Étude No. 6 in G-Sharp Minor, Op. 25
Moritz Rosenthal, p.
Player Piano 2 - Chopin / Piano Players From Around 1900
MD&G (Dabringhaus & Grimm) 6451402
1:43

Robert Schumann: Symphonic
Etudes for Piano, Op. 13
In C-Sharp Minor: Étude II

Evgeny Kissin
The Complete RCA & Sony Classical Album Collection
Sony 5033827

 

Program 5


Roy Harris: Symphony No. 1 "1933"
I. Allegro

Serge Koussevitzky, BSO
Great Moments at Carnegie Hall
Sony 503227
8:10

Benny Goodman: 1950 Introduction Spoken Word
Benny Goodman
The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert
Columbia C2K 65143
0:54


M. Parish, The Sampsons, B. Goodman:
Don't Be That Way

Benny Goodman Big Band
The King Of Swing - Volumes 6-10
Musicmasters D 207303

2:15 (excerpt)

Irving Berlin: Blue Skies

Benny Goodman Big Band
The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

Columbia C2K 65143
3:25

Vincent Rose, B.G. DeSylva, Al Jolson: Avalon
Benny Goodman Quartet
The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert
Columbia C2K 65143
4:23

P. Boutelje, D. Winfree: China Boy
Benny Goodman Trio
The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert
Columbia C2K 65143
4:59, 1:06(excerpt)

Harry Carney, Duke Ellington: Blue Reverie
Benny Goodman Combo
The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert
Columbia C2K 65143
3:12

Louis Prima: Sing Sing Sing (With A Swing)

Benny Goodman Big Band
The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert
Columbia C2K 65143
12:02

Duke Ellington: Jack the Bear

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Duke Ellington  Live At Carnegie Hall Dec, 11, 1943
Storyville 103 8341
3:43

Duke Ellington: Carnegie Blues

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
The Treasury Show Vol. 3
D.E.T.S. 903 9003
3:05

George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin: I Got Rhythm

Benny Goodman Quartet
The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert
Columbia C2K 65143
2:17 (excerpt)
 

 

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