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Bill's Keepers

This week on Exploring Music, Bill plays his favorite recordings, those that have found their way into his “Keepers Box.”  Consisting of mostly newer releases, Bill’s Keepers Box is full of upcoming stars as well as established masters.

Program 1

The week begins with new variations on an old tune called La Folia, a melody and chord progression that was extremely popular in the baroque era, and invited improvisation.  La Folia’s popularity has extended far beyond the baroque; this set of variations was written by Sergei Rachmaninoff, and performed by Alexander Romanovsky.

Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49, I & III, IV (excerpt)
Perlman, v.; Ma, vc.; Ax, p.
Sony 752192
13:52, 1:22

Marais: Les Folies d'Espagne in d minor: Variations For 
Solo Flute
Stallman, fl.
Bogner's Cafè 104
Rachmaninoff: Variations On A Theme Of Corelli, Op. 42: 
Romanovsky, p.
Decca 476 3334
Couperin: Pieces De Clavecin, Book III: Musette De 
Taverny & Le Rossignol Et Amour
Stallman, fl.; Swanborn, hps.; Bennion, vc.
Bogner's Cafè 104
Program 2

Trad., arr. Krohn: So Ro, Godt Barn
Trio Mediaeval
ECM 000988802

Kalinnikov: The Skylark
Houston Chamber Choir/Simpson
MSR 1311
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E-Flat 
Major, K. 364, III
The Knights/Jacobsen; L. St. John, v.; S. St. John, vla.;
Ancalagon 136
Schubert: “Der Hirt Auf Dem Felsen”, D. 965
Valente, s.; Wright, cl.; Serkin, p.
Bridge 9316
d’Rivera: Kites Over Havana fr. Kites
Imani Winds
Koch 7782
Saint-Säens: The Carnival of the Animals
Chiu, p.; Gonzalez, nar.
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15:46, 1:40
Winkler: Afterglow
Cook, v.; Winkler, p.
Silken Rags


Program 3

Webern: Im Sommerwind
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Haitink
CSO Resound 9011002

Mozart: Concerto in A Major, K. 488, II & III
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra/Fleisher; Fleisher, p.
Sony 743505
Debussy: En Blanc Et Noir 
Oppens & Lowenthal, pnos.
Cedille 119
14:31, :21
Yorke (Radiohead): How I Made My Millions
O'Riley, p.
World Village 468034
Yorke: How I Made My Millions (excerpt)
Yorke, p.
Capitol 93623
Program 4

Elgar: Viola Concerto In E Minor (adapted from the cello concerto), Op. 85, III & IV
Philharmonia Orchestra/Eschenbach; Carpenter, vla.
Ondine 11532

Albéniz: Iberia, Book I: Evocación, El Puerto & Fête-dieu à 
Lang, p.
Sony 771901
Obradors: Chiquitita La Novia
Benita Valente, s. & David Effron
Bridge 9316
Miaskovsky: Cello Sonata No. 2 In A, Op. 81, II
Warner, vc.; Nuzova, p.
Cedille 120
O’Connor: Fair Dancer Reel fr. Strings & Threads 
Isbin, gtr.; O'Connor, vln.
Sony 745456
Program 5

Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825, I-VI
Perahia, p.
Sony 744361
1:37, 18:27

Elgar: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in B minor, III
Staatskapelle Dresden/Davis; Znaider, v.
Masterworks 760588
Schubert: Impromptu No. 3 in G-flat Major, Op. 90, No. 3,  D. 899 
Primakov, p.
Bridge 9327
Niles: “Go 'Way From My Window”
Isbin, gtr; Baez, voc.
Sony 745456
O’Connor: Swing & Sweet Suzanne from Strings & Threads 
Suite + Shine On
Isbin, gtr.; O'Connor, vln.
Sony 745456
2:22 + 1:49


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