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Options October 13, 2014: A440, Op. 3, No. 16. Casella, Berkeley, Panufnik & Villa-Lobos pay hommage to Debussy

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Sergei Prokofiev  String Quartet No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 50, I. Allegro   Options String Quartets 1 & 2  Collins Classics    0:00:00 ()
          0:15:25 ()
Claude Debussy  12 Etudes: No. 9 Pour les notes Repetees, version for orchestra (1915)   Options Debussy Complete Orchestral Works  Naxos  Orchestre National de Lyon  0:15:50 ()
Alfredo Casella  Six Studies, Op. 70, IV. On Repeated Notes (1942)   Options 9 Pieces / 6 Studies / 2 Ricercari  Naxos  Luca Ballerini, piano  0:18:24 ()
Alfredo Casella  Six Studies, Op. 70, V. On Fifths (Hommage to Chopin No. 2) (1942)   Options       0:21:40 ()
Lennox Berkeley  3 Mazurkas, Op. 32, "Hommage a Chopin" I. Allegro   Options Lennox Berkeley & Michael Berkeley Piano Music  Chandos  Margaret Fingehut, piano  0:22:48 ()
Lennox Berkeley  3 Mazurkas, Op. 32, "Hommage a Chopin" II. Allegretto   Options       0:25:21 ()
Andrej Panufnik  Suita Polska, "Hommage a Chopin" (arr for flute & orchestra1966)   Options       0:26:45 ()
Hector Villa-Lobos  Hommage a Chopin, Paris 1949   Options       0:30:15 ()
          0:43:53 ()
David Diamond  Night Music for Accordion & String Quartet   Options       0:44:06 ()
Marcel Tyberg  Piano Sonata No. 2, IV.   Options     Fabio Bidini, piano  0:54:21 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/13/14 8:05pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...woo!: Latesurf Psychedelic Radio was smokin' tonight !
...back home for Bethany440 now - a rich & wonderful evening...
Avatar    Mon. 10/13/14 8:09pm TDK60:

In the house with Bethany and Prokofiev and RRN63.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/13/14 8:10pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...just a quartet - phenomenal...
Avatar    Mon. 10/13/14 8:10pm SeanG:

Hola Bethany!
     Mon. 10/13/14 8:10pm 12539:

(hello)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/13/14 8:12pm ! I X Key !:

!
\I love this show!!!!!
(o:
Avatar Mon. 10/13/14 8:12pm ranjit:

not so bad to have to go back over previous A440s!
Avatar Mon. 10/13/14 8:18pm Bethany Ryker:

Hello all, and thanks for joining tonight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/13/14 8:27pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

en.wikipedia.org... :
...'Alfredo entered the Conservatoire de Paris in 1896 to study piano under Louis Diémer and composition under Gabriel Fauré; in these classes, George Enescu and Maurice Ravel were among his fellow students. During his Parisian period, Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky, and Manuel de Falla were acquaintances, and he was in contact with Ferruccio Busoni, Gustav Mahler, and Richard Strauss as well.
Casella developed a deep admiration for Debussy's output after hearing Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune in 1898, but pursued a more romantic vein (stemming from Strauss and Mahler) in his own writing of this period, rather than turning to impressionism. His first symphony of 1905 is from this time, and it is with this work that Casella made his debut as a conductor when he led the symphony's premiere in Monte Carlo in 1908'...
Avatar Mon. 10/13/14 8:37pm t_J:

Hi All and Bethany, great music for soothing my ears after a great live rock xp
Avatar Mon. 10/13/14 8:43pm ranjit:

Samson is the obvious choice for mascot!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/13/14 8:45pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Interesting to me being more familiar w/ Blues & Jazz (& Rawk) - that 'Classical' people 'rework(ed)' previous stuff in much the same way (?!)...
Avatar Mon. 10/13/14 8:46pm t_J:

the gallery is SO SWEET hehe congrats everyone
Avatar Mon. 10/13/14 8:47pm Bethany Ryker:

I'm down with TEAM SAMSON!
Avatar Mon. 10/13/14 8:48pm t_J:

and a lot of composers were probably more rebellious towards life and creation than a lot of otherly musicians we found of
Avatar Mon. 10/13/14 8:50pm Bethany Ryker:

As I was puitting this David Diamond piece into the playlist, it popped up as something that a DJ had played in the past. I looked it up, and it was Rix (!) This set is dedicated to his memory. Without him A440 might not have come to fruition. When I was just starting out, he played more 'classical' music than anyone else, and his shows gave me the signal that it was 'ok' to go into that territory and not be afraid of souning too conventional on a station such as FMU....thanks, Rix.
Avatar Mon. 10/13/14 8:53pm t_J:

or something like backstage talk: "oh, you cannot put think on that maestro playing that piece with those orchestra in that hall, can you imagine the impetus on that crazy flow of takts and ictus ?"
Avatar Mon. 10/13/14 8:54pm t_J:

sorry late hour 4 me / just thought of saying hi
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/13/14 8:55pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Joshua Bell was recently on PBS Newshour talking about playing in subway stations (Context)
- & how Not Applauding between Movements is actually a more recent thing - & people even sometimes demanded Beethoven repeat movements in his own time !...Also interesting looking up wigkey (wiki) about Villa-Lobos - a Brazillian - the intereaction of 'Classical' (/'Academic') music & 'Folk' musics - but of course it would be - in Stravinsky (Russian) - & anybody....
     Mon. 10/13/14 8:59pm 12539:

A lovely hour, Bethany. Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/13/14 9:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Yes !
  Mon. 10/13/14 9:02pm P-90:

Thanks, Bethany!
  Wed. 10/22/14 4:48pm marge:

i am watching this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44q-e00OS3A
with no sound and listening to this program. It is so very lovely
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