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Classical WETA

  • Six Polish Songs: #1. The Maiden's Wish (transcription by Franz Liszt)

    Frédéric Chopin

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)

    Decca 478.3206 (Chopin, Liszt & Ravel)
  • Prince Igor: Overture

    Alexander Borodin

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra | Robert Shaw (conductor)

    Telarc 80039 (Stravinsky: The Firebird)
  • Brandenburg Concerto #5: I

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Taverner Players | Andrew Parrott (conductor)

    EMI 49806 (Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos, etc.)
  • Daphnis and Chloe: General Dance

    Maurice Ravel

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Rotterdam Philharmonic | Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor)

    EMI 66342 (Ravel: Ballet and Dance Music)
  • Symphonie Concertante in A Major (Benton 114): I. Allegro

    Ignaz Joseph Pleyel

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    David Perry (violin) | Isabella Lippi (violin) | Baltimore Chamber Orchestra | Markand Thakar (conductor)

    Naxos 570.320 (Pleyel: Symphonies Concertantes)
  • Mephisto Waltz #1

    Franz Liszt

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    La Pietà

    Analekta 28723 (Infernal Violins)
  • Scherzo-valse

    Emmanuel Chabrier

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Naida Cole (piano)

    Decca 748.021 (Fauré, Chabrier, Satie & Ravel)
  • Doce Piezas Caracteristicas, Op. 92: Minueto a Sylvia

    Isaac Albéniz

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    David Russell (guitar)

    Telarc 32712 (Spanish Music for Classical Guitar)
  • Symphony #8 in G Major, Op. 88: IV. Allegro ma non troppo

    Antonín Dvorák

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra | Marin Alsop (conductor)

    Naxos 572.112 (Dvorák: Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8)
  • Suite from Violin Partita #3 (transcription by Rachmaninoff)

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Daniil Trifonov (piano)

    DG 483.5335 (Daniil Trifonov: Destination Rachmaninov: Departure)
  • Ma Vlast: The Moldau

    Bedrich Smetana

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Cleveland Orchestra | George Szell (conductor)

    CBS 36716 (Smetana: Moldau - Dvorák: 4 Dances)
  • Flute Concerto #1 in E Major, Op. 49: I. Allegro maestoso

    Saverio Mercadante

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Patrick Gallois (flute) | Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä | Patrick Gallois (conductor)

    Naxos 572.731 (Mercadante: Flute Concertos Nos. 1, 2 & 4)
  • Piano Concerto #3: III

    Ludwig van Beethoven

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Yefim Bronfman (piano) | Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich | David Zinman (conductor)

    Arte Nova 640100 (Beethoven: Piano Concertos 3 & 4)
  • Scherzo Capriccioso

    Antonín Dvorák

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | John Farrer (conductor)

    ASV 794 (Dvorák: Nature, Life, and Love)
  • Concerto, RV 265

    Antonio Vivaldi

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    I Musici

    Philips 412.128 (Vivaldi: 12 Concerti, Op. 3)
  • Mikado: Overture

    Sir Arthur Sullivan

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Academy of St. Martin in the Fields | Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)

    Philips 434.916 (Sullivan: Overtures)
  • Rage Over a Lost Penny

    Ludwig van Beethoven

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Evgeny Kissin (piano)

    RCA 68911 (Bach/Busoni: Chaconne - Schumann: Kreisleriana - Beethoven: Rondos, Op. 51, No. 2 & 129)
  • Sylvia: Procession of Bacchus

    Léo Delibes

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    San Francisco Symphony | Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

    SFS 60 (Masterpieces in Miniature)
  • Four Pieces, Op. 17: #2. Appassionato

    Josef Suk

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Augustin Hadelich (violin) | Charles Owen (piano)

    Warner Classics 52745 (Bohemian Tales: Augustin Hadelich)
  • Symphony #1 "Classical"

    Sergei Prokofiev

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

    DG 423.624 (Prokofiev, Britten & Bizet: Symphonies)
  • Symphony #4

    Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Orchestra of St. Luke's | Dennis Russell Davies (conductor)

    MusicMasters 7062 (J. C. F. Bach: Four Early Symphonies)
  • Symphony #3 "Rhenish"

    Robert Schumann

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Revolutionary & Romantic Orchestra | John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    Archiv 457.591 (Schumann: Complete Symphonies)
  • Sonata #5

    Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Musicians of the Louvre | Marc Minkowski (conductor)

    Archiv 474.550 (Mondonville: 6 Sonatas Op. 3)
  • Piano Concerto

    Alexander Scriabin

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Garrick Ohlsson (piano) | Czech Philharmonic Orchestra | Libor Pesek (conductor)

    Supraphon 2047 (Scriabin: Piano Concerto; Poeme de l'extase; Reverie)
  • Brandenburg Concerto #1

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Berlin Academy for Old Music

    Harmonia Mundi 90.1634/5 (Bach: Brandenburgische Konzerte)
  • Piano Sonata #29 "Hammerklavier"

    Ludwig van Beethoven

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Alfred Brendel (piano)

    Philips 412.575 (Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas)
  • Norwegian Festival Overture

    Johan Halvorsen

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Bergen Philharmonic | Karsten Andersen (conductor)

    NKF 50013 (Johan Halvorsen)
  • Sinfonia, H. 658 in B-flat Major

    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Camerata Bern | Thomas Füri (conductor)

    Denon 73326 (C.P.E. Bach: 6 Hamburg Symphonies, wq.182)
  • Serenade for Winds, K 361 "Gran Partita"

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Berlin Academy for Old Music

    Harmonia Mundi 902627 (Mozart: Gran Partita)
  • Violin Concerto #3

    Camille Saint-Saëns

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Gil Shaham (violin) | New York Philharmonic | Giuseppe Sinopoli (conductor)

    DG 429.786 (Paganini & Saint-Saëns: Violin Concertos)
  • Banquet Music, Part 3: Concerto

    Georg Philipp Telemann

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Musica Amphion | Pieter-Jan Belder (conductor)

    Brilliant 92177 (Telemann: Tafelmusik)
  • Russian Easter Overture

    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra | Neeme Jaervi (conductor)

    DG 423.604 (Rimsky-Korsakov: 3 Symphonies)
  • Partita #6 in E Minor, BWV 830

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Sir András Schiff (piano)

    London 411.732 (Bach: 6 Partitas BWV 825-830)
  • Concert Piece for 4 Horns

    Robert Schumann

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Revolutionary & Romantic Orchestra | John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    Archiv 457.591 (Schumann: Complete Symphonies)
  • Concerto G Major (S. 215)

    Johann David Heinichen

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Musica Antiqua of Cologne | Reinhard Goebel (conductor)

    Archiv 437.549 (Heinichen: Dresden Concerti)

VivaLaVoce

  • Cantata, BWV 114. Ach, lieben Christen, seid getrost (Ah, dear Christians, be comforted)

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Katharine Fuge (soprano) | Charles Humphries (alto) | Mark Padmore (tenor) | Stephan Loges (bass) | The Monteverdi Choir | The English Baroque Soloists | John Eliot Gardiner (conductor) | [Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage: Allhelgonakyrkan, Lund, Oct 14, 2000]

    SDG 159 (Bach: Cantatas, Vol. 9)
  • Mazeppa: Mazeppa's arioso: "O Mariya, Mariya!" (O Maria, Maria!)

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Mariusz Kwiecien (baritone) | Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra | Lukasz Borowicz (conductor)

    Harmonia Mundi 90.6010 (Slavic Heroes)
  • Don Carlo: Act V, scena & aria (Elisabetta). "Tu che le vanità...Francia, nobile suol" (You who knew the vanities of the world...France, noble land)

    Giuseppe Verdi

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Anna Netrebko (soprano) | Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino | Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

    DG 0018735 (Verdi)
  • Médée: Act I

    Marc-Antoine Charpentier

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Jill Feldman [Médée] | Jacques Bona [Créon] | Agnes Mellon [Créuse] | Gilles Ragon [Jason] | Philippe Cantor [Oronte] | Sophie Boulin [Nérine] | Les Arts Florissants Chours et Orchestre | William Christie (conductor)

    Harmonia Mundi 901139.41 (Charpentier: Médée)
  • Farnace: Act I, Scenes 1-7

    Antonio Vivaldi

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Max Emanuel Cencic [Farnace] | Ruxandra Donose [Tamiri] | Mary Ellen Nesi [Berenice] | Ann Hallenberg [Selinda] | Karina Gauvin [Gilade] | Daniel Behle [Pompeo] | Emiliano Gonzalez-Toro [Aquilio] | Coro della Radiotelevisione svizzera, Lugano | I Barocchisti | Diego Fasolis (conductor)

    Virgin Classics 70914 (Vivaldi: Farnace)
  • Agrippina: Act II, Scenes 1-5

    George Frideric Handel

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Alexandrina Pendatchanska [Agrippina] | Jennifer Rivera [Nerone] | Sunhae Im [Poppea] | Bejun Mehta [Ottone] | Marcos Fink [Claudio] | Neal Davies [Pallante] | Dominique Visse [Narciso] | Daniel Schmutzhard [Lesbo] | Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin | René Jacobs (conductor)

    Harmonia Mundi 90.2088.90 (Handel: Agrippina)
  • Les Huguenots: Act IV, Aria. "Parmi les fleurs mon rêve se ranime"

    Giacomo Meyerbeer

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Françoise Pollet [Valentine] | Orchestre Philharmonique de Montpellier | Cyril Diederich (conductor)

    Erato 2292-45027 (Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots)
  • Aleko: Aleko's recitative and cavatina. "Ves' tabar spit...Kak nezhna priklan'as'ka mne" (The camp is asleep...How tenderly she caressed)

    Sergei Rachmaninoff

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Mariusz Kwiecien (baritone) | Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra | Lukasz Borowicz (conductor)

    Harmonia Mundi 90.6010 (Slavic Heroes)
  • Il barbiere di Siviglia: Act I Scene 2

    Gioachino Rossini

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Jerry Hadley (tenor) [Il Conte d'Almaviva] | Bruno Praticò [Bartolo] | Susanne Mentzer [Rosina] | Thomas Hampson (baritone) [Figaro] | Samuel Ramey (bass) [Basilio] | Josè Fardilha [Fiorello] | Mauro Utzeri [Ambrogio | Ufficiale] | Amelia Felle [Berta] | Coro e Orchestra della Toscana | Gianluigi Gelmetti (conductor)

    EMI 54863 (Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia)
  • Litaniæ Laurentanæ in D Major, K 195

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Annemarie Kremer (soprano) | Chamber Choir of Europe | Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester, Mannheim | Nicol Matt (conductor)

    Brilliant Classics 94051 (Mozart: Complete Works)
  • Cantata, BWV 33. Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (In thee alone, Lord Jesus Christ)

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Nathalie Stutzmann (alto) | Christoph Genz (tenor) | Jonathan Brown (bass) | The Monteverdi Choir | The English Baroque Soloists | John Eliot Gardiner (conductor) | [Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage: Dreikönigskirche, Frankfurt, Sep 17, 2000]

    SDG 134 (Bach: Cantatas, Vol. 6)
  • Oberon

    Carl Maria von Weber

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Gary Lakes [Oberon] | Ben Heppner [Hüon von Bordeaux] | Deborah Voigt [Rezia] | Delores Ziegler [Fatime] | Dwayne Croft [Scherasmin] | Victoria Livengood [Puck] | Machiko Obata [Meermädchen] | Ludwig Boettger [Narrator] | Cologne Opera Chorus | Cologne Philharmonic | James Conlon (conductor)

    EMI 54739 (Weber: Oberon)
  • Die drei Zigeuner [Nikolaus Lenau]

    Franz Liszt

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Brigitte Fassbaender (contralto) | Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

    DG 477.9525 (Liszt: The Collection)
  • Hamlet: Ophelia's mad scene. "A vos jeux, mes amis"

    Ambroise Thomas

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Natalie Dessay [Ophélie] | Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse | Michel Plasson (conductor)

    Virgin Classics 99469 (Mad Scenes)
  • Norma: Act II/3

    Vincenzo Bellini

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Montserrat Caballé (soprano) [Norma] | Fiorenza Cossotto [Adalgisa] | Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Pollione] | Ruggero Raimondi (baritone) [Oroveso] | Elizabeth Bainbridge [Clotilde] | Kenneth Collins [Flavio] | Ambrosian Opera Chorus | London Philharmonic Orchestra | Carlo Felice Cillario (conductor)

    RCA 6502 (Bellini: Norma)
  • Cantata, BWV 101. Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott (Take from us, Lord, thou faithful God)

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Joanne Lunn (soprano) | Daniel Taylor (alto) | Christoph Genz (tenor) | Gotthold Schwarz (bass) | The Monteverdi Choir | The English Baroque Soloists | John Eliot Gardiner (conductor) | [Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage: Dom, Braunschweig, Aug 27, 2000]

    SDG 147 (Bach: Cantatas, Vol. 5)
  • Don Carlos: Act V, scene 1. Élisabeth de Valois' aria. "Toi qui sus le néant des grandeurs de ce monde" (You who knew the emptiness of the world's splendors)

    Giuseppe Verdi

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Véronique Gens (soprano) | Les Talens Lyriques | Christophe Rousset (conductor)

    Virgin Classics 0709272 (Les Héroïnes Romantiques)
  • Agrippina: Act I, Scenes 1-5

    George Frideric Handel

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Alexandrina Pendatchanska [Agrippina] | Jennifer Rivera [Nerone] | Sunhae Im [Poppea] | Bejun Mehta [Ottone] | Marcos Fink [Claudio] | Neal Davies [Pallante] | Dominique Visse [Narciso] | Daniel Schmutzhard [Lesbo] | Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin | René Jacobs (conductor)

    Harmonia Mundi 90.2088.90 (Handel: Agrippina)
  • Stabat Mater a dieci voci: "Fac ut animae donetur.Amen"

    Domenico Scarlatti

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Concerto Italiano | Rinaldo Alessandrini (conductor)

    Naïve/Opus 111 30248 (Scarlatti: Stabat Mater a dieci voci)
  • Lucio Vero ossia il vologeso: Vologeso's aria. "Cara ti lascio, addio" (Dearest, I must leave you, farewell)

    Gennaro Manna

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Franco Fagioli (countertenor) | Il Pomo d'Oro | Riccardo Minasi (conductor)

    Naive 5333 (Arias for Caffarelli)
  • Adriano in Siria: Farnaspe's aria. "Lieto così talvolta" (Thus, joyful still)

    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Franco Fagioli (countertenor) | Il Pomo d'Oro | Riccardo Minasi (conductor)

    Naive 5333 (Arias for Caffarelli)
  • Boris Godunov: Act IV, Scene 2

    Modest Mussorgsky

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Alexander Vedernikov [Boris Godunov] | Glafira Koroleva [Feodor] | Elena Shkolnikova [Xenia] | Nina Grigorieva [Nurse] | Andrei Sokolov [Shuisky] | Alexander Voroshilo [Shchelkalov] | Vladimir Matorin (bass) [Pimen] | Vladisolav Piavko [Grigory/Dmitri] | Irina Arkhipova [Marina Mnishek] | Yuri Masurok [Rangoni] | Artur Eisen [Varlaam] | Anatoli Mishutin [Missail] | Ludmila Simonova [Hostess] | Janis Sporgis [Simpleton] | Vladimir Filippov [Nikitich] | Nikolaï Nizinenko [Mitiukha] | Yuri Elnikov [Boyar/Khrushchov/Lavitsky] | Vladimir Silaev [Chernikovsky] | USSR TV and Radio Large Chorus and Symphony Orchestra | Vladimir Fedoseyev (conductor)

    Philips 412.281 (Mussorgsky: Boris Godounov)
  • Il Vespero di Santa Cecilia: Psalm 126/127. Nisi Dominus

    Alessandro Scarlatti

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Philharmonia Chorale | Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra | Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

    Avie 0048 (Scarlatti: Il Vespero di Santa Cecilia)
  • Missa in Angustis "Lord Nelson Mass": II. Gloria

    Joseph Haydn

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    Mary Wilson (soprano) | Abigail Fischer (mezzo-soprano) | Keith Jameson (tenor) | Kevin Deas (baritone) | Boston Baroque | Martin Pearlman (conductor)

    Linn Records 426 (Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass)