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  1. itywltmt's Avatar
    We are repurposing the music from this post as a new montage in our ongoing A la Carte series on the For Your Listening Pleasure podcast January 18, 2019. The following notes are an update .

    The original post, featuring stage music by Grieg, is being “mashed up” into a new programme by adding more stage music by the Norwegian. This A La Carte montage extends our old vinyl share of Vaclav Neumann conducting excerpts Peer Gynt with a rare complete recording of the incidental music from Sigurd Jorsalfar.

    Sigurd Jorsalfar is a play by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson celebrating King Sigurd I of Norway. Published as his Op. 22, his incidental music for the play was first performed in Christiania on 10 April 1872. The full work consists of nine parts; five are purely orchestral, and four are scored for tenor or baritone, male chorus, and orchestra.

    Happy Listeing!

    Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907)
    Peer Gynt, op.23 (Incidental Music, selections)
    Soprano Vocals – Adele Stolte
    Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
    Václav Neumann, conducting
    [VR-18]
    Sigurd Jorsalfar Op. 22 (Incidental Music, complete)
    1. Prelude
    2. Intermezzo (Borghilds Dream) – Act I
    3. In The ing's Hall (The Matching Game) – Act II
    4. Horn Calls – Act II
    5. The Norsmen – Act II
    6. Homage March – Act III
    7. Interlude I & II – Act III
    8. The King's Ballad – Act III
    Baritone Vocals – Kåre Bjørkøy
    Chorus – Oslo Philharmonic Chorus
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Per Dreier, conducting
    Archive Page - https://archive.org/details/alc-06
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    We are featuring the music from this post as part of our ongoing “222 day Binge Challenge” on the For Your Listening Pleasure podcast beginning January 17, 2022. The following notes are an update with useful links we have created or discovered since the original post.

    The original 2011 post from one of our earliest Tuesday Blog series was part of what I called at the time “The Summer of the String Quartet”.

    There are three complete recorded cycles of the 16 Beethoven string quartets by the Budapest Quartet. My favourite is still the set they made for Columbia in the early 1950s, playing the magnificent instruments owned by the Library of Congress. I was pleased to find the complete recordings of the Budapest String Quartet’s 1950’s Beethoven complete corpus of quartets on YouTube, and assembled them for you at the below link:

    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...yPGgNSHxYFxntU

    Archive Page - https://archive.org/details/sq-14-16

    I will issue them in more or less bi-weekly installments starting on January 17, with the final quartets planned for April 25th as part of my Monday series “Lundi avec Ludwig”.

    Happy listening!
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    We are repurposing the music from this post as a new montage in our ongoing Friday series on the For Your Listening Pleasure podcast January 14, 2022. The following notes are an update with useful links we have created or discovered since the original post.

    Henryk Wieniawski was a polish violinist and composer and one of the most celebrated violinists of the 19th century.

    Wieniawski was a child prodigy who entered the Paris Conservatory at age 8 and graduated from there with the first prize in violin at the unprecedented age of 11. He became a concert violinist at age 13 and began touring Europe with his brother Joseph, a pianist. His wide-ranging concert tours brought him international fame. In 1860 he was appointed violin soloist to the tsar of Russia, and from 1862 to 1869 he taught at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. In 1872–74 he toured the United States, playing with the pianist Anton Rubinstein, and he subsequently taught for a time at the Brussels Conservatory.

    As a violinist Wieniawski was admired for his rich, warm tone, glowing temperament, and perfect technique. His own compositions for violin are Romantic in style and were intended to display his virtuosity. He composed two violin concerti, one in F-sharp Minor (Opus 14) and a quite popular one in D Minor (Opus 22). His other compositions include Le Carnaval russe (Opus 11), Legende (Opus 17), Scherzo-tarantelle (Opus 16), and études, mazurkas, and polonaises.

    The pair of concerti are performed by Michael Rabin; the opening work, Bruch's Scottish Fantasy, was part of a past Vinyl's Revenge share, which we extended with the second Wieniawski concerto.

    I think you will (still) love this music too.

    All works performed by Michael Rabin, violin

    Max BRUCH (1838-1920)
    Fantasie für die Violine mit Orchester und Harfe unter freier Benutzung schottischer Volksmelodien (Scottish Fantasy), op. 46
    [Vinyl’s Revenge #40]
    Philharmonia Orchestra
    Sir Adrian Boult, conducting

    Henryk WIENIAWSKI (1835-1880)
    Violin Concerto No.1 in F Sharp Minor, op. 14
    [Vinyl’s Revenge#40]
    Philharmonia Orchestra
    Sir Adrian Boult, conducting

    Violin ConcertoNo.2 in D Minor, op. 22
    Philharmonia Orchestra
    Sir Eugene Goosens, conducting

    Archive Page - https://archive.org/details/pcast375
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  4. BrahmsWasAGreatMelodist's Avatar
    Just FYI, I often get my TC feed from my friends' most recent posts under "my activity". Blog posts show up there.
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    Updated Jan-11-2022 at 09:28 by BrahmsWasAGreatMelodist
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    Poop I didn't know people would see this. Sorry people.
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  6. itywltmt's Avatar
    We are repurposing the music from this post as a new montage in our ongoing A la Carte series on the For Your Listening Pleasure podcast January 4, 2019. The following notes are an update .

    The original post, featuring balletmusic by Prokofiev, is being “mashed up” into a new programme by adding another Prokofiev ballet.

    Cinderella is one of Prokofiev's most popular and melodious compositions, and has inspired a great many choreographers since its inception. The piece was composed between 1940 and 1944. Part way through writing it Prokofiev broke off to write his opera War and Peace.

    Cinderella is notable for its jubilant music, lush scenery, and for the comic double-roles of the stepmother and the two stepsisters (which can be performed in travesti), more mad than bad in this treatment.

    Sergey PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)
    Romeo and Juliet (Ромео и Джульетта), Op. 64
    Selections from suites op. 64bis & ter
    New York Philharmonic
    Dimitri Mitropoulos, conducting
    [VR-20]

    Cinderella, Op.87 (Highlights)
    1 Introduction
    3 Cinderella
    12 Spring Fairy
    13 Summer Fairy
    14 Grasshoppers And Dragonflies
    15 Autumn Fairy
    16 Winter Fairy
    31 Promenade 1:36
    32 Cinderella's Dance
    33 Dance Of The Prince
    37 Waltz-Coda 1:36
    38 Midnight
    45 Cinderella's Awakening
    50 Amoroso: The Prince And Cinderella
    The Cleveland Orchestra
    Vladimir Ashkenazy, conducting

    Archive Page - https://archive.org/details/alc-04
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