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Music of the Night

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Today’s Podcast Vault selection serves two purposes: it provides one of my best “theme illustrations”, originally part of a three-montage arc dedicated to “the equinox”. Secondly, it illustrates the gist of my thematic arc for this month "unfinished business" - focusing on works that were featured in past montages but only as work fragments.

The theme of this month's retro montage is "the night" and features a bunch of works that are inspired by the mood of the night, the moon and all things nocturnal. In addition to some short works and large complete ones (by Vivaldi and Ravel), I added fragments (movements) from works by French-Canadian composer François Dompierre, Mozart, Beethoven and Mahler - the Beethiven and Mozart works are very well-known indeed!

If you can wait until May 30th, I will post a new montage that features the complete Moonlight sonata. In the meantime, I added links to complete performances available on YouTube.

More listening: you might also want to sample the other two montages from the equinox trilogy: Daytime and the Fall Equinox.


ITYWLTMT Podcast Montage # 22 – Night Time
(Originally issued on Friday, September 16, 2011)

François DOMPIERRE (*1943)
Brunante (Dusk) from the Piano Concerto in A Major (1978)
Edith Boivin-Béluse, piano
Jean-Marie Benoît, guitar
Michel Donato, bass guitar
Richard Provençal, drums
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
Charles Dutoit, conducting
[Complete Performance]

Victor HERBERT (1859-1924)
Sunset (1912)
CBC Vancouver Orchestra
Mario Bernardi, conducting

Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911)
Second movement (Nachtmusik: Allegro Moderato) from Symphony no. 7 In E Minor (1904-05) "Lied Der Nacht" (Song of the Night)
Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
Riccardo Chailly, conducting
[Complete Performance, conducted by Pierre Boulez]

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)
Second movement (Romance - Andante): from Serenade No. 13 in G major, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" (A little night music)
Wiener Staatsoper
Sir Adrian Boult, conducting
[Complete Performance, conducted by Karl Münchinger]

Claude DEBUSSY (1862 –1918)
«Clair de Lune» (Moonlight) from Suite Bergamasque, L. 75
Orchestration: Leopold Stokowski (1940)
Cincinnati Pops
Erich Kunzel, conducting

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
First movement (Adagio sostenuto) from Piano Sonata no. 14, in C sharp minor, op. 27, no. 2 "Moonlight"
Wilhelm Kempff, piano
[Complete Performance]

Antonio VIVALDI (1678-1741)
Flute Concerto in G Minor, RV 439, "La Notte" (The night)
Andreas Blau, flute
Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan, conducting

André MATHIEU (1929-1968)
Dans la nuit (In the Night), op. 12
Alain Lefèvre, piano

Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)
Gaspard de la nuit, after Aloysius Bertrand, MR 55
Suzanne Bradbury, piano

May 9, 2014, "I Think You Will Love This Music Too" will feature a new podcast "Korngold & Beethoven Violin Concertos" at its Pod-O-Matic Channel .Read more May 9 on our blogs in English and in French.

Updated May-06-2014 at 16:05 by itywltmt

Classical Music , Recorded Music