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Genre of Music:
Classical Music (choral, orchestral, chamber)

Why is this music important in today's scene?
Musical forms and techniques in all genres of modern music trace their roots to classical music. Whether you like the Beatles' use of looping background sounds on their Sgt. Pepper's album (pioneered by Karlheinz Stockhausen), the atmospheric sounds of bands like Godspeed You! Black Emperor (pioneered by modernists like Steve Reich), or the lamenting bass lines of Bob Dylan and Led Zeppelin (made famous by Claudio Monteverdi and Henry Purcell), it is hard to deny the influence that even the oldest classical music has on the music that we listen to today.

Where did this music come from?
Originating as chant in medieval times, classical music developed into the madrigals of the renaissance, the operas of the Baroque period, and symphonies of the Classical period, the light folk dances and brooding masterworks of the Romantic period, and the dissonant yet intriguing pieces of the Modern, Post-Modern, and Contemporary periods.

Why are you doing this show?
I am doing this show in order to educate the loyal K listership on the merits of the "classics", to challenge their critical listening with modern works, and to present classical music in a fun and interesting way. Classical music is a passion of mine, and I want to share that with all of our listeners.

Who's your favorite artist or song?
I'm going to interpret this question in two different ways. My favorite composers would have to be, in rough chronological order: Palestrina, Gesualdo, Scarlatti (either of 'em), Bach, Hassler, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Stravinsky, Copland...and on, and on. In terms of my favorite artists, there are a few that I always look for when acquiring new recordings. They are as follows: Chanticleer, Cantus, King's Singers, Hilliard Ensemble, Rose Ensemble, Anonymous 4, Academy of Ancient Music (Christopher Hogwood), Berlin Philharmonic (von Karajan, or whomever), London Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic, just to name a few.

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Playlist - 10//27/2013

Posted on 10/27/2013

It's about that time for the first midterm for students of music history! In order to help them with the immense list of pieces for their listening exam, we have an entire show dedicated to those essential pieces that they may have to indentify!

 

I. Allegro from Brandenburg Concerto No.2 (Bach, J.S.) - Academy of St. Martin In the Fields, Andre Bernard, Heinz Hollinger, Henryk Szeryng, Michala Petri; Sir Neville Marriner

I. Chorus from Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland (Bach, J.S.) - Concentus Musicus Wien, Toelz Boys' Choir; Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Der Vogelfanger bin ich ja from Die Zauberflote (Mozart) - Bryn Terfel, Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Sir Charles Mackerras

I. Allegro moderato, Cantabile from String Quartet in E-flat, Op.33, No.2 (Haydn) - Emerson String Quartet

Vollendet Ist Das Grosse Werk from Act 2, The Creation (Haydn) - Sylvia McNair, Michael Schade, etc., English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir; John Eliot Gardiner

1. Allegro con brio from Symphony #5 in c minor (Beethoven) - Cleveland Orchestra; Christoph von Dohnanyi

1 Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso from Symphony #9 in d minor "Choral" (Beethoven) - Cleveland Orchestra; Christoph von Dohnanyi

I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio from Piano Sonata No.8 in c minor "pathetique" (Beethoven) - Daniel Barenboim

Va Tacito e Nascosto from Giulio Cesare (Handel) - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Hermann Baumann, Munchener Bach-Orchester; Karl Richter

Comfort Ye My People from Messiah (Handel) - Emma Kirkby, Judith Nelson, etc., Academy of Ancient Music, Christ Church Cathedral Choir Oxford; Christopher Hogwood

Sonata in D Major (Scarlatti, D.) - Lawrence Cummings

I. Vivace - Grave - Adagio from Concerto Grosso, Op.6, No.8 "fatto per la notte di na tale" (Corelli) - Academy of St. Martin In the Fields; Sir Neville Marriner

Che Faro Senza, Euridice? from Orfeo Ed Euridice (Gluck) - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Munchener Bach-Orchester; Karl Richter

I. Allegro Assai from Symphony in E-flat Major (Stamitz) - New Zealand Chamber Orchestra; Donald Armstrong

Playlist - 10/20/2013

Posted on 10/20/2013

Danzon Cubano (Copland) - Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra; Antal Dorati

3. Anitra's Dance from Peer Gynt, Suite 3 (Grieg) - Berliner Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan

Overture from Aristophanic Suite: The Wasps (Vaughan Williams) - London Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Adrian Boult

Overture from A Midsummer Night's Dream (Mendelssohn) - Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Rafael Kubelik

Bei Mannern, Welche Liebe fuhlen from Die Zauberflote (Mozart) - Bryn Terfel, Miah Persson, Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Sir Charles Mackerras

Si, vendetta, tremenda vendetta from Rigoletto (Verdi) - Tito Gobbi, Maria Callas, Orcestro del Teatro Alla Scala di Milan; Tullio Serafin

Bleib, Senta!...Auf Hohem Felsen from Der Fliegende Hollander (Wagner) - Janis Maritn, Rene Kollo, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Sir Georg Solit

Ist Ein Traum from Der Rosenkavalier (Strauss) - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Loughton Girls School Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra; Herbert von Karajan

I. Allegro Maestoso from Symphony No.7(Dvorak) - London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis

Vivacissimo from Symphony #2 in D (Sibelius) - Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Petri Sakari

Playlist - 10/13/2013

Posted on 10/13/2013

Mazurka No.2 in e minor, Op.41 (Chopin) - Vladimir Ashkenazy

1. Allegro from Piano Concerto #4 in G (Mozart) - Robert Levin, Academy of Ancient Music; Christopher Hogwood

4. Passacaglia from Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite 3 (Respighi) - Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Sir Neville Marriner

Canzon Per Sonar Primi Toni (Gabrieli, Giovanni) - Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Pipers Pavan (Dowland) - Ronn McFarlane

Kyrie from Missa Pro Defunctis (Palestrina) - Chanticleer

I. Gloria in Excelsis Deo from Mass for 4 Voices (Tallis) - New York Polyphony

III. Credo from Mass (Stravinsky) - Gregg Smith Singers, St. Luke's Orchestra; Robert Craft

Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland (Luther, Martin) - Concentus; Paul Elliott

I. Chorus. Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland from Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62 (Bach, J.S.) - Concentus Musicus Wien, Toelz Boys' Choir; Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Comfort Ye My People - Every Valley Shall Be Exalted from Messiah (Handel) - Kiri Te Kanawa, Anne Gjevang, Etc., Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus; Georg Solti

Overture from Candide (Bernstein) - London Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Bernstein

The Hebrides Overture, Op.26 (Mendelssohn) - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Herbert von Karajan

Leonore Overture #3, Op.72B (Beethoven) - Cleveland Orchestra; Christoph von Dohnanyi

Overture from Hippolyte et Aricie (Rameau) - Les Arts Florissants; William Christie

Playlist - 10/6/2013

Posted on 10/6/2013

Henry V Overture (Vaughan Williams) - London Brass Virtuosi; David Honeyball

I. Overture. Allegro from Symphony in Three Movements (Stravinsky) - London Symphony Orchestra; Michael Tilson Thomas

1. Allegro Vivace from Piano Concerto #14 in E-flat, K 449 (Mozart) - Robert Levin; Academy of Ancient Music: Christopher Hogwood

3. Allegro Con Brio from Piano Concerto in F (Gershwin) - Orion Weiss; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra: Joann Falletta

Pilgrims' Hymn from the Three Hermits (Paulus) - Octarium

Now That the Sun Has Veiled His Light (Evening Hymn) (Purcell) - Chanticleer

2. Sarabande (Andante) from Holberg Suite, Op.40 (Grieg) - Berliner Philharmoniker: Herbert von Karajan

III. Gavottes I-II from Orchestral Suite No.3 in D, BWV 1068 (Bach, J.S.) - Academy of St. Martin In the Fields: Sir Neville Marriner

Aragonaise from Carmen Suite (Bizet) - Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

I. Kozich from Moravian Dances (Janacek) - Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra: Libor Pesek

II. Avec Serenite et Nonchalance from Symphony No.8 "Rhodanienne" (Milhaud) - Luxembourg Radio Orchestra: Louis de Froment

II. Adagio Molto (sostenuto) from Symphony No.1 (Ives) - Los Angeles Philharmonic: Zubin Mehta

Die Himmel Erzahlen Die Ehre Gottes (Schutz) - The King's Singers

Playlist - 9/29/2013

Posted on 9/29/2013

I. Allegro from Brandenburg Concerto No.1 (Bach) - Academy of St. Martin In the Fields; Sir Neville Marriner

III. Rondo alla polacca from Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C Major, Op.56 "Triple" (Beethoven) - The Claremont Trio

Andante from Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op.42 (Schoenberg) - Mitsuko Uchida, Cleveland Orchestra; Pierre Boulez

Holy Manna (Traditional, Sacred Harp, Moore) - Anonymous 4

Holy Manna from Book Two: Southern Harmony (Traditional, Sacred Harp, Moore; arr. Duckworth) - Drew Michael Martin, Mark Wilson, Megan Friar, Rosalind Rees, The Gregg Smith Singers, The Rooke Chapel Choir of Bucknell; William Duckworth

Wondrous Love (Traditional, Sacred Harp, Christophers) - Chanticleer

Allegro Vivace from Romanian Dance (Bartok) - Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra; Adam Fischer

2. Sarabande from Pour Le Piano (Debussy) - Pascal Roge

Valse (Poulenc) - Pascal Roge

II. in e minor from 8 Slavonic Dances for Piano Four Hands (Dvorak) - Claudio Colombo

Finlandia-Hymni (Sibelius) - Cantus

Finlandia (Sibelius) - Minnesota Orchestra

X. Final from Turangalila Symphonie (Messiaen) - Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Takashi Harada, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Riccardo Chailly

III. Largo from Symphony No.4 (Martinu) - Belgium National Orchestra; Walter Weller

Valse Triste, Op.44 (Sibelius) - Berliner Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan

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