Scotland, Czechoslovakia and Ukraine have all been in the news recently, but did you know that composers Mendelssohn, Mozart and Tchaikovsky wrote symphonies about them? Join BPO guest conductor Paul Ferington for free "adult music appreciation" courses called "Symphonic Traveling" on either Nov. 5 or 12 at various public libraries. WNED's Peter Hall found out more.

Monday, 03 November 2014 20:31

Sunday Baroque-International Baroque CD

Pledge Level: $90 

 

Track listing:

•1-7 Anonymous (18th C.): Contredances parisiennes (10:49), Ensemble Caprice; Mattias Maute, conductor

 

•8-9 Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #3 in G

major, BWV 1048 (12:17), Ensemble Caprice; Bargemusic

 

•10-12 Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in D for Recorder, Oboe, Violin & Bassoon RV 92 (10:15), Laszlo Kecskemeti, recorder; Laszlo Hadady, oboe; Attila Falvay, violin; Gyorgy Olajos, bassoon; Borbola Dobozy, harpsichord

 

•13 Anonymous (Peru): Follias Criollas (3:24), Hespèrion XXI; Jordi Savall, director

 

•14 Francesco Corbetta and Gaspar Sanz: Folias (3:14), Rolf Lislevand, guitar

 

•15 Andrea Falconiero: Folias (a 3) echa para mi Señora (4:32), Hespèrion XXI; Jordi Savall, director

 

•16-18 Georg Philip Telemann: Concerto Polonois in G major TWV43:G7 (8:56), Apollo's Fire; Jeannette Sorrell, conductor

 

•19 George Frideric Handel: Concerto in F major (6:16), American Horn Quartet, Sinfonia Varsovia; Dariusz Wisniewski, conductor

 

•20-26 Henry Purcell: Suite from "Amphitryon, or the Two Sosias" Z. 572 (8:53), Adrian Butterfield, Helene Plouffe, violins; Margaret Little, viola; Susie Napper, cello; Christopher Jackson, harpsichord; Nigel North, lute

 

•27-30 General John Reid: Solo VI (7:30), Chris Norman, baroque flute; Byron Schenkman, harpsichord

 

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Monday, 03 November 2014 20:29

50X Film Classics 3CD Set

Pledge Level: $120

 

R. Strauss: Prelude (Opening to "2001") [Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30] 

Beethoven: 4. Presto - Allegro assai [Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral"] 

Mahler: 4. Adagietto (Sehr langsam) [Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor] 

Mozart: 1. Allegro con brio [Symphony No.25 in G minor, K.183]

Albinoni: Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor - Arr. by Remo Giazotto 

Handel: Zadok the Priest (Coronation Anthem No.1, HWV 258)

Main Title [Star Wars] 

Williams: Schindler's List: Main Theme 

Gabriel's Oboe 

Nuovo Cinema Paradiso 

Nyman: The Heart Asks Pleasure First [The Piano] - The Piano 

My Heart Will Go On 

and more!

 

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Monday, 03 November 2014 20:27

50X Ballet 3CD Set

Pledge Level: $120

 

Tchaikovsky: No.10 Scène (Moderato) [Swan Lake, Op.20 / Act 2] 

Tchaikovsky: No.2 Valse (Corps de Ballet) [Swan Lake, Op.20 / Act 1] 

Tchaikovsky: No.13 Danses des cygnes 

Tchaikovsky: No.13e/f: Pas d'action - Tempo di valse [Swan Lake, Op.20 / Act 2] 

Tchaikovsky: No.20 Danse hongroise (Czárdás) [Swan Lake, Op.20 / Act 3] 

Tchaikovsky: Scène (Act IV) [Swan Lake, Op.20 / Act 4] 

Adam: Danse des vignerons..Pas seul..Peasant pas de deux [Giselle - Act 1] 

Adam: Grand pas de deux [Giselle - Act 2] 

Hérold: 17a. Clog Dance [La fille mal gardée / Act 1] 

Delibes: No. 1 Valse [Coppélia - Tableau 1] 

Delibes: No. 3 Mazurka [Coppélia - Tableau 1] 

Minkus: La Bayadère 

Prokofiev: 13. Dance of the knights [Romeo and Juliet, Op.64 / Act 1] 

Prokofiev: 19. Balcony scene [Romeo and Juliet, Op.64 - Act 1] 

Prokofiev: 20. Romeo's variation [Romeo and Juliet, Op.64 - Act 1] 

Prokofiev: 21. Love dance [Romeo and Juliet, Op.64 - Act 1] 

Khachaturian: Variation Of Aegina & Bacchanalia [Spartacus - Ballet Suite] 

Khachaturian: Adagio Of Spartacus And Phrygia [Spartacus - Ballet Suite] 

and more!

 

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O What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound is the first poetry collection written by Garrison Keillor, the celebrated radio host of A Prairie Home Companion. Although he has edited several anthologies of his favorite poems, this volume forges a new path for him, as a poet of light verse. He writes—with his characteristic combination of humor and insight—on love, modernity, nostalgia, politics, religion, and other facets of daily life. Keillor’s verses are charming and playful, locating sublime song within the humdrum of being human. 160 pages

 

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