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Carnegie Hall, Part 2

Bill and Carnegie Hall’s Archivist Gino Francesconi continue touring backstage for a view of the three concert venues, the hall’s history, and the legendary performers who have appeared there. Carnegie Hall has been the stage for thousands of premieres from all genres of music and spoken word. We will listen to artists’ stories and hear some of the great ones like Ella Fitzgerald and Leonard Bernstein who have graced its stage.

 
Program 1

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto #1 In B Flat Minor, Op. 23 -
1. Allegro Non Troppo E Molto Maestoso April 25, 1943
Vladimir Horowitz; Arturo Toscanini: NBC Symphony Orchestra
Piano Concerto No.1 In B-Flat Minor, Op. 23
RCM Victor LM-2319
19:20

​Francis Scott Key: Star Spangled Banner with intro
Leonard Bernstein, NY Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein's N.Y. Philharmonic Debut
New York Philharmonic Label
2:27

Bernstein: Symphony #1, "Jeremiah"
2. Profanation
Leonard Bernstein: New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Jeremiah (Symphony No. 1) - The Age Of Anxiety (Symphony No. 2)
Sony Classical 88697683652-7
6:40

Leonard Bernstein: Symphony No. 2: The Age of Anxiety
2. The Masque
Leonard Bernstein: New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Jeremiah (Symphony No. 1) - The Age Of Anxiety (Symphony No. 2)
Sony Classical 88697683652-7
4:42

Leonard Bernstein: Serenade: After Plato's "Symposium" for Solo Violin,
String Orchestra, Harp and Percussion:
I. Phaedrus: Pausanias

IV. Agathon
Isaac Stern, Leonard Bernstein & The Symphony of the Air
Serenade for Solo Violin, Strings, and Percussion
Columbia Masterworks ML 5144
14:36

 

Program 2

Gustav Mahler: I. Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde
IV. »Von der Schonheit 
Bruno Walter/New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Mildred Miller & Ernst Haefliger
Das Lied von der Erde/ The Song of the Earth
Sony Classics SMK 64455
9:33

Gustav Mahler: II. Der einsame im Herbst
Bruno Walter, Kathleen Ferrier, Set Svanholm, New York Philharmonic
Das Lied von der Erde
Naxos Historical 8.110029
8:44

Frédéric Chopin: Prelude #24 In D Minor, Op. 28
Artur Rubinstein
Rubinstein plays Chopin
RCA 687122
2:28

Frédéric Chopin: Mazurka #13 In A Minor, Op. 17/4, CT 63
Arthur Rubinstein
The Chopin Collection
RCA GD60822
4:36

Frédéric Chopin: Barcarolle In F Sharp, Op. 60, B 158
Arthur Rubinstein
The Chopin Collection
RCA GD60822
9:30

Frédéric Chopin: Prelude #15 In D-Flat Major, Op. 28, #15 "Raindrop"
Artur Rubinstein
Great Moments At Carnegie Hall: Arthur Rubinstein
Sony Classical 88985304202
4:56

Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise #6 In A-Flat Major, Op. 53 "Heroic”
Artur Rubinstein
Great Moments At Carnegie Hall: Arthur Rubinstein
Sony Classical 88985304202
7:18

Program 3

Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto in E Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 64:
III. Allegretto non troppo; Allegro molto vivace
Leonard Bernstein, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra & Isaac Stern
Carnegie Hall Presents Isaac Stern - Keeping the Doors Open
Sony 75347
6:55

Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto In D Minor For 2 Violins & Orchestra,
BWV 1043 - 2. Largo Ma Non Tanto
Yehudi Menuhin, Isaac Stern; Leonard Bernstein: New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Concert Of The Century
CBS Masterworks M2X 34256
6:24

Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op. 48 -
1. Im Wunderschönen Monat Mai
2. Aus Meinen Tränen Sprießen
3. Die Rose, Die Lilie, Die Taube, Die Sonne
4. Ein Jüngling Liebt Ein Mädchen
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Vladimir Horowitz
Concert Of The Century
CBS Masterworks M2X 34256
3:59

Sergei Rachmaninov: Cello Sonata In G Minor, Op. 19 - 3. Andante
Vladimir Horowitz, Mstislav Rostropovich
Vladimir Horowitz live at Carnegie Hall
Sony 548417
6:44

Franz Schubert: Quintet In C Major for 2 Violins,
Viola & 2 Cellos, D. 956 (Op. Posth. 163): III. Scherzo. Presto
Isaac Stern, Pablo Casals, Milton Katims, Alexander Schneider & Paul Tortelier
Quintet op. 163 D. 956
CBS Masterworks MPK 44853
9:12; 1:02(excerpt)

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 8, "Symphony of a Thousand" -
IX. Mater gloriosa
X. Chorus mysticus
Leopold Stokowski, Frances Yeend, Martha Lipton, Eugene Conley,
Carlos Alexander, George London, New York Philharmonic
Symphony No. 8 “Symphony of a Thousand”
United Classics 2013008
11:58

 
Program 4

Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto in E Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 64:
III. Allegretto non troppo; Allegro molto vivace
Leonard Bernstein, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra & Isaac Stern
Carnegie Hall Presents Isaac Stern - Keeping the Doors Open
Sony 75347
6:55

Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto In D Minor For 2 Violins & Orchestra,
BWV 1043 - 2. Largo Ma Non Tanto
Yehudi Menuhin, Isaac Stern; Leonard Bernstein: New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Concert Of The Century
CBS Masterworks M2X 34256
6:24

Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op. 48 -
1. Im Wunderschönen Monat Mai
2. Aus Meinen Tränen Sprießen
3. Die Rose, Die Lilie, Die Taube, Die Sonne
4. Ein Jüngling Liebt Ein Mädchen
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Vladimir Horowitz
Concert Of The Century
CBS Masterworks M2X 34256
3:59

Sergei Rachmaninov: Cello Sonata In G Minor, Op. 19 - 3. Andante
Vladimir Horowitz, Mstislav Rostropovich
Vladimir Horowitz live at Carnegie Hall
Sony 548417
6:44

Franz Schubert: Quintet In C Major for 2 Violins,
Viola & 2 Cellos, D. 956 (Op. Posth. 163): III. Scherzo. Presto
Isaac Stern, Pablo Casals, Milton Katims, Alexander Schneider & Paul Tortelier
Quintet op. 163 D. 956
CBS Masterworks MPK 44853
9:12; 1:02(excerpt)

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 8, "Symphony of a Thousand" -
IX. Mater gloriosa
X. Chorus mysticus
Leopold Stokowski, Frances Yeend, Martha Lipton, Eugene Conley,
Carlos Alexander, George London, New York Philharmonic
Symphony No. 8 “Symphony of a Thousand”
United Classics 2013008
11:58

Program 5

Wagner: Overture To Die Meistersinger
Sir Georg Solti: Carnegie Hall Project
Carnegie Hall Project/ Sir Georg Solti
Decca 444458
10:11

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9: III Presto
Sir Georg Solti: Carnegie Hall Project
Carnegie Hall Project/ Sir Georg Solti
Decca 444458
2:38

Frédéric Chopin: Waltz #7 In C Sharp Minor, Op. 64/2
Evgeny Kissin
Evgeny Kissin: Début Concert
Great Moments At Carnegie Hall
Sony 503227
3:52

Franz Liszt: Étude D'Exécution Transcendante #10
Evgeny Kissin
Evgeny Kissin: Début Concert
Great Moments At Carnegie Hall
Sony 503227
4:49

Francesco Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur - Ecco, Respiro Appena ... Io Son L'Umile Ancella
Giacomo Puccini: Tosca - Vissi D'Arte
George Gershwin: Summertime
Leontyne Price, David Garvey
Leontyne Price Rediscovered - Carnegie Hall Recital
RCA Victor Red Seal 63908
8:23

Antonio Carlos Jobim: Chega De Saudade
Mariano: Cristal
Barroso: Aquarela Do Brazil
Yo-Yo Ma
Obrigado Brazil - Live In Concert
Sony Classical SK 90970
12:44

 

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