Lili Boulanger
D’un soir triste (1918)

BBC Philharmonic
Yan Pascal Tortelier

What a masterpiece…penned by a French woman only 24 years young, with most of the material originating in earlier years. Tragically, she died shortly after completing it.

20 September 2014 ·

1,774 plays

Le nozze di Figaro, K 492

Cappella Istropolitana
Barry Wordsworth

20 September 2014 ·

Symphony in D minor
I. Lento — Allegro ma non troppo
II. Allegretto
III. Finale: Allegro non troppo

Orchestre National de France
Emmanuel Krivine

18 September 2014 ·

Sinfonia concertante for percussion and orchestra
III. Allegro

Amadinda Percussion
Pannon Philharmonic Orch.
Tibor Bogányi, cond.

30 August 2014 ·

29 plays

Des canyons aux étoiles
III. Ce qui est écrit sur les étoiles…

Paul Crossley, piano
London Sinfonietta
Esa Pekka Salonen

(img: UCBerkeley spectrograph)

26 August 2014 ·

The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
(Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell)

Kölner Philharmonie - WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
Jukka Pekka Saraste

25 August 2014 ·

Stabat Mater, Op. 96
I. Prelude

BBC Philharmonic
Richard Hickox

6 August 2014 ·

19 plays

Symphony Nº 2 (1901)
III. Adagio cantabile

New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein

(ph: Ansel Adams)

One of the most salient facts about Ives’ music is its diversity. There are marches for band and symphonies for orchestra, popular songs and art songs, sincere sentimental songs and wildly satirical ones, serious sonatas and musical jokes, programmatic tone poems and purely abstract compositions, winningly attractive melodies and shocking dissonances, pieces that use common-practice harmony and pieces that invent new harmonic systems … His background gave him the capacity to speak many native languages as a composer. Rather than renounce any of them, he developed the flexibility to use any idiom or combination of idioms that was appropriate to the particular audience and purpose for each piece.

- J. Peter Burkholder

22 June 2014 ·

70 plays

Schubert (orch. Anton Webern)
German Dances, D. 820

Berliner Philharmoniker
Pierre Boulez

(photo by ob8)

31 January 2014 ·

79 plays

Symphony Nº 2 in B minor
III. Andante

Rotterdam Philharmonic
Valery Gergiev

(Mikhail Vrubel | The Demon in Flight [det.])

3 January 2014 ·

Vaughan Williams
Symphony Nº. 1, A Sea Symphony (1903-1909)
on texts by Walt Whitman

I. A Song for All Seas, All Ships
II. On the Beach at Night, Alone
III. Scherzo: The Waves
IV. Finale: The Explorers

Felicity Lott, Jonathan Summers
London Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus
Bernard Haitink

"He is the only one of my students who does not try to write like me."
- Maurice Ravel

"He was aware of the common aspirations of generations of ordinary men and women with whom he felt a deep, contemplative sympathy. And so there is in his work a fundamental tension between traditional concepts of belief and morality and a modern spiritual anguish which is also visionary.”
- Ursula Vaughan Williams

14 December 2013 ·

Cantus arcticus,
concerto for birds and orchestra

Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken-Kaiserslautern
Christoph Poppen (2011, live)

29 November 2013 ·

180 plays

Five Movements, Op. 5 (1909)
V. In zarter Bewegung

Berliner Philharmoniker
Pierre Boulez

30 September 2013 ·

Turangalîla Symphony

Introduction / Chant d’amour 1 / Turangalîla 1 / Chant d’amour 2 / Joie du sang des étoiles / Jardin du sommeil d’amour / Turangalîla 2 / Développement d’amour / Turangalîla 3 / Final

Frankfurt Radio Orchestra
Paavo Järvi

13 September 2013 ·

190 plays

Double concerto for two string orchestras, piano, & timpani
I. Poco allegro

Endellion Quartet
City of London Symphony
Richard Hickox

6 September 2013 ·

Curtis Lindsay
Pianist, composer,
expert in nonsense.

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