Options A440 / Stochastic Hit Parade with Bethany Ryker: Playlist from October 29, 2019 Options

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Options October 29, 2019: A440, Op. 5, No. 4 "AGITATO"

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Charles-Auguste de Beriot  9 Studies for Violin: No. 1 Allegro Agitato (ca. 1840)   Options     Bella Hristova - violin  0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Johannes Brahms  Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108: IV. Presto agitato (1888)   Options Brahms: The Violin Sonatas    Christian Tetzlaff  0:01:47 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
George Gershwin  Piano Concerto in F: 3. Allegro Agitato (1925)   Options     Andre Previn with the Pittsburgh Symphony  0:07:08 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Camille Saint-Saëns  Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano in D Minor, Op. 75: Allegro agitato   Options     Joshua Bell - violin, Jeremy Denk, piano  0:18:59 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Nicolo Paganini  24 Caprices for Violin Solo, Op. 1 no. 5 in A Minor "Allegro Agitato"   Options     Julia Fischer - violin  0:25:12 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Alfred Schnittke  Concerto Grosso No. 1 (1976-77) 5. Rondo: Agitato   Options     The Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Heinrich Schiff. Tatiana Grindenko (violin), Gidon Kremer (violin), Yuri Smirnov (harpsichord/piano)  0:27:32 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Fanny Mendelssohn  Piano Sonata in G Minor: I. Allegro molto agitato (1820)   Options     Heather Schmidt - piano  0:35:28 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ludwig van Beethoven  Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 "Moonlight" III. Presto Agitato (1801)   Options     performed by Yundi, recorded 2012  0:46:47 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Etienne Mehul  Symphony No. 1 G Minor   Options       0:57:31 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Norman Dello Joio  Sonata 2: Presto Martellato (19483)   Options Complete Works for Piano, Volume 1  Albany Records  Debra Torok, piano   
Giacinto Scelsi  Action Music: IV. Martellato (1955)   Options Giacinto Scelsi, Vol. 4:The Piano Works 2  Mode  Stephen Clarke, piano Giacinto Scelsi (1905–1988) https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2005/11/21/the-messenger-5   
John McLoud  12 Preludes No. 4, Allegro martellato (1984)   Options John McLoud Piano Music    Murray McLachlan, piano   
Rodolphe Kreutzer  42 Etudes and Caprices: No 6 in C Major. Moderato e sempre martellato   Options Kreutzer 42 Etudes and Caprices  Zhang Le  Zhang Le, violin   
Henk Badings  Sinfonietta No. 2, II. Molto Martellato (1981)   Options WASBE San Jose 2015  Mark Records  WASBE: World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles. Performed live by University of Louisville Wind Ensemble   
Géza Frid  Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, Op. 55: I. Allegro martellato (1957)   Options Frid: Orchestral Music - Historical Recordings  Etcetera  Luctor Ponse and Jean Fournet, pianos Géza Frid, Hungarian/Dutch (1904-1989)   
Johannes Brahms  Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op.24, Var. VIII. Martellato - Distinto, non legato (1861)   Options Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op.24  various  Gunilla Sussman, Anatol Ugorski, Emannuel Ax, Alfred Brendel, Gary Graffman   
Ludwig van Beethoven  Piano Sonata No. 29 in B♭ major, Op. 106: Scherzo "Hammerklavier" (1818)   Options Beethoven Piano Sonatas No. 28 & 29  Decca  Mitsuko Uchida, piano   
Poul Ruders (b. 1949)  Concerto in Pieces (Purcell Variations): Variation VI: Martellato feroce (1995)   Options Poul Ruders Concertos  DaCapo  Theme and 10 variations Aarhus Symphony   

Listener comments!

  Tue. 10/29/19 8:01pm P-90:

Welcome back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/29/19 8:02pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Bethany, P-90 and future people
  Tue. 10/29/19 8:02pm Larry Lurex:

Where is everybody?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/29/19 8:07pm Santos L. Halper:

Hi Bethany, glad you're back! Now I just have to remember that so I can tune in...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 10/29/19 8:09pm redkayak:

Evening, all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 10/29/19 8:11pm chresti:

Hello
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/29/19 8:14pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hullo. Gershwin so interesting.
Avatar Tue. 10/29/19 8:23pm JakeGould:

@LarryLurex: The station is mainly good ol’ rock and roll! So the non-rock shows tend to be unjust fully ignored.

This show is great!
Avatar Tue. 10/29/19 8:24pm Bethany Ryker:

Greetings fine folks!! So glad you are here tonight!! HUGE thanks to all who've pledged online for the October HELLRAISER...seeing the radio and pumpkin icons gives me a giant rush!!
  Tue. 10/29/19 8:24pm John from Florham park:

@Jakegould first time I have listened to this show and so far I like it
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/29/19 8:26pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...in my ignorance classify Saint-Saëns as some kind of Moses of Ambient - so an eye-opener here...
Thx for curating such magnificent selections !
  Tue. 10/29/19 8:28pm Dean:

WFMU really needs to expand classical programming along the lines, but others, too, that Bethany pursues.
  Tue. 10/29/19 8:34pm ParUbi:

What’s that percussion?
Avatar 🎃 Tue. 10/29/19 8:35pm ranjit:

I made it home in time - didn't miss all of A440!
Avatar 🎃 Tue. 10/29/19 8:35pm khd:

same
  Tue. 10/29/19 8:37pm Eugene R.:

Enjoyed hearing the Schnittke "Concerto Grosso", a lovely preview for a program of concerti grossi that my local town orchestra will be performing at the end of January.
Avatar Tue. 10/29/19 8:38pm Bethany Ryker:

@ParUbi that's prepared piano (or harpsichord!)
I believe
  Tue. 10/29/19 8:40pm ParUbi:

What a sound!
Avatar 🎃 Tue. 10/29/19 8:44pm Vanessa bikes:

Enjoying the show , but swag for life, everyone please pledge!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 10/29/19 8:45pm chresti:

Only $147 to go!
  Tue. 10/29/19 8:46pm P-90:

The PINNACLE of PRESTO AGITATO?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 10/29/19 8:47pm chresti:

I can hear it
  Tue. 10/29/19 8:47pm P-90:

Ludwig. Who else?
Avatar 🎃 Tue. 10/29/19 8:48pm khd:

this music makes me want to pledge
Avatar 🎃 Tue. 10/29/19 8:49pm khd:

oops i'm overdrawn, damn you beethoven!!!
  Tue. 10/29/19 8:49pm Dean:

Okay, I pledged my piddlyass few bucks.
Avatar Tue. 10/29/19 8:49pm Bethany Ryker:

YAY!! Then PLEDGE!! GIANT SMILE!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 10/29/19 8:50pm Ken From Hyde Park:

After last week with Scott Williams, I don't know what constitutes classical music anymore. I need more education on the subject.
  Tue. 10/29/19 8:50pm Dean:

(In fact, I'm not even listening at the moment, because I'm playing some hella good gospel on my main system. But the program here warrants listener support!)

If your question is, "What is classical music?," then start with Monteverdi.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 10/29/19 8:54pm chresti:

Thanks Bethany!
  Tue. 10/29/19 8:56pm acid rich:

can you pick a performance of beethoven's violin concerto for next week, with or without piano?
Avatar 🎃 Tue. 10/29/19 8:58pm ranjit:

argh you peer pressured me into pledging!
  Tue. 10/29/19 8:59pm P-90:

Thanks, DJ Bethany. And congratulations on a successful Hellraiser!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/29/19 8:59pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Bethany!
  🎃 Tue. 10/29/19 8:59pm Listener Robert:

Yay!
Avatar 🎃 Tue. 10/29/19 8:59pm Frank Verplanck:

Agree with Dean, some more classical on WFMU couldn't hurt. I very much enjoy programs by people who know a lot about a style of music and can share it. I really like when they can explain what is notable about a piece. There was a guy, years ago, I think on WBAI (could be mistaken there) who would go so far as to play the same passage by different performers, and point out what was significant in each interpretation.
  Tue. 10/29/19 9:01pm Eugene R.:

@Frank Verplanck - Yes, that is/was James Irsay on WBAI, "Morning Irsay", Fridays 10 am - 12 pm (at least until the coup overthrew the local programming).
Avatar 🎃 Tue. 10/29/19 9:03pm Frank Verplanck:

"the coup"?! at BAI coups were a regular thing! Thanks Eugene R.
  Tue. 10/29/19 9:21pm Dean:

Frank, yes! Comparative listening is an amazing experience! Emerson v. Bartok, v. Alban Berg (etc.) renditions of Bartok's SQs can be so instructive, but most importantly, they're all enjoyable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/30/19 12:59pm steveo:

hurrah, the future is here at last!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 11/5/19 8:19pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

And there it goes, into the past!
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