30 August 2011

Tonight's classical music play list

KZYX fm 90.7 ... streaming at www.kzyx.org

August 30, 2011 “Ensemble” (8-10 pm) Tony Miksak, sitting in for Marcia Lotter

8:00 pm station ID, underwriting. Music of Mozart, Haydn, Shostakovich, Smetana, Martinu and Dvorak

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio      5:37
Performed by the Capella Istropolitana, conducted by Barry Wordsworth.

Franz Josef Haydn Symphony No. 100 in G major “The Military” 26:49
Performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Sir Georg Solti
1 Adagio - Allegro 2 Allegretto 3 Menuetto e Trio: Moderato 4 Finale: Presto

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) Concerto for piano, trumpet & strings No.1 C min Op 35 22:12
Performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Chailly. Soloists Ronald Brautigan, piano; Peter Masseurs, trumpet
1 Allegretto 2 Lento 3 Moderato 4 Allegro con brio
Shostakovich wrote his First Piano Concerto in 1933 when the composer was 27 years old, for himself to play. High spirited. Many changes of mood, parodies of popular music. Truly a piano concerto, but the trumpet speaks througought and has a lot to do, esp. at the end of the final fourth movement.

9 pm station ID, underwriting
Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884) Piano Trio in G minor Opus 15 29:14
Performed by the Golub Kaplan Carr Trio.  David Golub, piano; Mark Kaplan, violin; Colin Carr, cello
This recording won the AFIM Indie award for best classical ensemble in 1995 in honor of its recording of Smetana and Tchaikowsky piano trios.
Smetana composed only four mature chamber works, yet each had a deep personal significance. The Piano Trio in G minor of 1855 was composed after the death of his daughter Bedriška. You definitely hear the influence of Robert Schumann; maybe some direct quotes, in fact, with hints of Liszt, and the overall tone is elegiac.

Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959) Concerto for Oboe & Small Orchestra (1955) 15:44
Performed by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Paul Freeman, conductor. We hear Alex Klein on oboe, Daniela Kosinova, piano.

Antonin Dvorak (Waldesruhe) Silent Woods; Notturno in B Op. 40 5:41 + 6:50 = 12:31

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