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Symphony, Part 12

Join us as we span the globe in part twelve of our continuing exploration of the symphony. Dmitri Shostakovich will start us in the Soviet Union with Lou Harrison bringing us back to America, and along the way we’ll visit many countries including England, Italy, France, Denmark, Sweden, Brazil, Bali, and India. From India we’ll hear Ravi Shankar’s Symphony for Sitar and Orchestra, performed by the London Philharmonic with sitar soloist Anoushka Shankar. Ravi Shankar said at the symphony’s premiere, “This was conceived entirely for the Western symphony orchestra, so I had to eliminate the traditional Indian instruments but transfer some of their spirit onto the Western instruments.”

Program 1

Shostakovich Dmitri: Symphony No. 4
II. Moderato con moto
III. Largo-Allegro [excerpted]

Andris Nelsons, Boston Symphony Orchestra
Dmitri Shostakovich/ Symphonies No. 4 & 11 “The Year 1905”
8:24, 19:30
DG B0028595-02

Shostakovich : Sym No.5 in D minor, Op. 47 - III. Largo
Evgeny Mravinsky: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Mravinsky Live - Salmanov: Symphony No.2/ Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
Russian Disc RD CD 11 023

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.5 - IV Allegro Non Troppo
Evgeny Mravinsky: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Mravinsky Live - Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet Suite No.2/ Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
Russian Disc RD CD 11 180

Program 2

Henk Badings: Symphony No. 15 "Conflicts and Confluences":
III. Scherzo Finale

De Waal, Rian/Dutch National Youth Wind Orchestra
Music for Wind Orchestra
Aspects of Music from the Netherlands Vol. 9

Henri Dutilleux: Symphony #2, "Le Double" -
I. Animato, Ma Misterioso
III. Allegro Fuocoso, Calmato

Yan Pascal Tortelier: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Chandos 9853
7:46, 11:32

Lars-Erik Larsson: Symphony 1 in D
I. Allegro Moderato
II. Adagio
III. Scherzo
IV. Finale

Andrew Manze: Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
Lars-Erik Larsson - Symphony No. 1/ Music for Orchestra Lyric Fantasy
CPO 777 671-2
10:36, 3:12 [Excerpt], 6:37, 7:42

Program 3

David Diamond: Symphony No.2 - 1. Adagio funèbre
Gerard Schwarz: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Symphony No.2 / Symphony No.4 / Concerto for Small Orchestra
Delos DE 3093

David Diamond: Symphony No.2 - 4. Allegro vigoroso
Gerard Schwarz: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Symphony No.2 / Symphony No.4 / Concerto for Small Orchestra
Delos DE 3093

Harrison, Lou: Third Symphony,
Finale: Allegro
Cabrillo Music Festival Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies
Third Symphony/ Grand Duo For Violin & Piano
Music Master

Ravi Shankar: Symphony: II. Lento - Ahir Bhairav
Symphony: III. Scherzo - DoGa Kalyan
Anoushka Shankar, David Murphy & London Philharmonic Orchestra             
London Philharmonic Orchestra/ Ravi Shankar Symphony            
LPO 0060
7:52, 8:49

Program 4

William Walton: Symphony No. 2
Allegro molto
II. Lento assaiIII. Passacaglia - Fugato - Coda - Scherzando

George Szell, Cleveland Orchestra
Variations On A Theme By Hindemith / Symphony No. 2
Columbia SAX 2459
8:27, 10:14, 8:36

Bohuslav Martinů: Symphony No.2:
I. Allegro moderato, Premiere
II. Andante moderato
III. Poco allegro
IV. Allegro

Bryden Thomson, Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Complete Symphonies / Thomson
Chandos 10316
6:41, 6:24, 4:58, 5:32

Program 5

Holmboe/Vagn: Symphony #3, Op. 25, "Sinfonia Rustica" - 1. Brujdans
Owain Arwel Hughes: Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Vagn Holmboe/ Symphony No1 Sympohony No3 Symphony No10
BIS CD 605

William Schuman: Symphony #3 - 1. Passacaglia
Leonard Bernstein: New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Bernstein Century Schuman/ Symphonies No3 & No8/ Symphony for Strings
Sony 63163

Edmund Rubbra: Symphony No. 1, Op. 44 -
II. Pergourdine: Allegro Bucolico E Giocoso
Richard Hickox: BBC National Orchestra Of Wales
Rubbra - Complete Symphonies
Chandos 9944

Gian-Francesco Malipiero: Symphony #4 - Lento Funebre
Malipiero: Symphony #3 - Vivace
Antonio De Almeida: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Symphonies No.3 & No.4 Sinfonia del mare
Marco Polo 8.223602
7:26, 3:00

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Symphony No. 6
"On the Outline of the Mountains of Brazil":

I. Allegro non troppo
III. Allegretto quasi animato
IV. Allegro

Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra & Isaac Karabtchevsky
Heitor Villa - Lobos (1887-1959)
Naxos 8.573043
6:54, 4:03, 5:45

Harrison, Lou: Grand Duo For Violin And Piano,
A Round (Annabel's And April's),

Molto Moderato, Generally Tende
Romuald Tecco, Dennis Russell Davies
Third Symphony/ Grand Duo For Violin & Piano
Music Masters 7073-2



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