Options A440 / Stochastic Hit Parade with Bethany Ryker: Playlist from January 30, 2012 Options

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Options January 30, 2012: A447: Bartok PIzzicato, Harpsichord & Piano works. 720 notes per minute.

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
François Couperin  L'Art de toucher le clavecin: Prélude No. 3 in G minor (1724)   Options Couperin - Pieces du Clavecin    Gustav Leonhardt, harpsichord  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Per Norgard  Turn (1973)   Options Aspects of Harpsichord  BIS  Eva Nordwell, harpsichord  0:01:58 (Pop‑up)
François Couperin  La Menetou. Rondeau   Options Couperin - Pieces du Clavecin    Gustav Leonhardt, harpsichord  0:06:06 (Pop‑up)
Franco Donatoni  Algo IV for 13 instruments (1996)   Options Chamber Music  Stradivarius    0:08:44 (Pop‑up)
Györgi Ligeti  Hungarian Rock fpr Harpsichord (1978)   Options Ligeti: Works for Piano and Cembalo  Essential Media Group  Erika Haase, cembalo.  0:14:30 (Pop‑up)
          0:39:27 (Pop‑up)
Frank Bridge  Noveletten: II Presto. Allegretto (1904)   Options Phantasie Quartet / Novelletten  Naxos  Maggini Quartet  0:24:52 (Pop‑up)
Béla Bartók  String Quartet No. 4, IV. Allegretto pizzicato   Options Bartók String Quartets  Sony Classical  Juilliard String Quartet  0:26:38 (Pop‑up)
Benjamin Britten  Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, Op. 10 Variation 7 Moto Perpetuo (1937)   Options Jurowski conducts Britten  LPO  London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski  0:30:10 (Pop‑up)
Gustav Mahler  Symphony No. 7 in E minor, III. Scherzo (1905)   Options Mahler - Symphony No. 7  EMI  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle  0:30:38 (Pop‑up)
Peter Sculthorpe  String Quartet No. 8, II. Risoluto (1969)   Options Kronos Quartet: Sculthorpe, Sallinen, Glass, Nancarrow, Hendrix  Nonesuch  Kronos Quartet  0:36:57 (Pop‑up)
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Silvestre Reveultas  Allegro (1939)   Options       0:47:28 (Pop‑up)
Ernesto Lecouna  Andalucia, "Suite Espagnola": Gitanerias (1927)   Options Lecouna: Complete Piano Music, Volume 1  BIS  Thomas Tirino, piano.  0:48:34 (Pop‑up)
Dimitri Shostakovich  Prelude No. 2 in A minor (1950)   Options 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87  Doremi  Tatiana Nikolayeva, piano  0:49:57 (Pop‑up)
Maurice Ravel  Le Tombeau de Couperin VI. Toccata (1917)   Options Maurice Ravel plays Ravel    Maurice Ravel, piano.  0:51:16 (Pop‑up)
Edward MacDowell  2 Fantasiestücke Op. 17: II. Hexentanz (1884)   Options The Piano Album  EMI  Stephen Hough, piano.  0:56:07 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  8:03pm 12539:

(listening intently)
  8:04pm T-Zero:

Good evening, Bethany. Have been looking forward to this evening's program and what you made of our comments last week. ;)
Avatar 8:09pm bethany:

Hello all! Glad you are out there. Lots of notes tonight! Short ones at that!
  8:17pm Ken From Hyde Park:

There was a kind of heavy metal documentary on VH-1 and they mentioned some bands from Germany, Finland & Scandinavia that incorporate some classical music into their songs.
  8:19pm rick in sc:

Lovin' your show!
  8:22pm Skirkie:

The nut?
  8:22pm T-Zero:

Where you groping for the word "bridge"?
  8:23pm other david:

tuned in and enjoying muchly :)
  8:25pm A listener:

Wait - we're going to hear Frank Bridge? Perhaps the two bridges canceled each other out and that's why the word was not available to Bethany.
Avatar 8:27pm bethany:

I like that idea. Thank you for the assist!!
  8:30pm T-Zero:

Happens to us all... the mind going blank... ;)
Avatar 8:33pm bethany:

T-Zero, except we're wrong, I knew it wasn't bridge...it was the FINGERBOARD! Damn! Too many bridges...two in that set!
  8:35pm T-Zero:

Ahhh. Sorry! But I've already forgotten now why you were talking about it lol... all I remember is something about him tuning ...
Avatar 8:35pm bethany:

The 'Bartok' Pizzicato is plucked so hard it slaps against the fingerboard.

Next time I'll do better on my book report.
  8:37pm Patron X:

Turning off my phone now...
  8:37pm T-Zero:

Ahhhhh. That's right! And the bridge wouldn't have much to do with tuning anyway (so I was wrong all the way round, sorry), as that would be more the pegs, wouldn't it?
  8:38pm T-Zero:

@Patron X: lol
  8:40pm T-Zero:

Ohhhh, Peter Sculthorpe... I like!
  8:41pm listener gary:

Var. on a theme by Frank Bridge is one of my all time favorites. Many thanks...
  8:42pm a different listener:

nice transition from Mahler to Schulthorpe, whoever he is. was looking for professor dum dum archives, but might have to stay with this show a while
  8:43pm T-Zero:

Unless this is a different person, Sculthorpe is Australian
  8:46pm G:

Sculthorpe (no ch)...

wikipedia: Peter Joshua Sculthorpe AO OBE (born 29 April 1929) is an Australian composer. Much of his music has resulted from an interest in the music of Australia's neighbours as well as from the impulse to bring together aspects of native Australian music with that of the heritage of the West. He is known primarily for his orchestral and chamber music, such as Kakadu (1988) and Earth Cry (1986), which evoke the sounds and feeling of the Australian bushland and outback. He has also written 17 string quartets, using unusual timbral effects, works for piano, and two operas.
  8:49pm a different listener:

go figure. the wikipedia editorial board allowed the entry for Sculthorpe, but decided that Glenn Jones didn't merit his own entry.
  8:52pm T-Zero:

Whoa... These piano piceces... not good after too much coffee... lol
  8:52pm G:

Sculthorpe might really be Australia's best-known living classical composer. He's pretty encyclopedia-worthy.
  8:53pm T-Zero:

@Bethany... in all seriousness, thanks a lot for the program. It's been great, if as usual all too brief.
  8:53pm Emperor Joseph:

Too many notes and not enough time.
  8:54pm mrmucho:

Great set, Bethany. This show is making Mondays tolerable.
Avatar 8:54pm bethany:

2 points of for spelling! I need an engineer, a playlist database administer and another 2 hours ;)
  8:56pm 12539:

(Speaking of spelling, isn't it Ernesto Lecuona?)

A most marvelous hour.
  8:58pm Drewtube:

Quite the out of body experience to hear Ravel while walking into The Living Room! Great to hear you once more!
  8:59pm a different listener:

glad i stumbled in here! long time caller, first time listener, or something like that. didn't know there was a show like this hidden on this here station.
  9:00pm 12539:

Spelling is irrelevant on the radio.
  9:01pm Skirkie:

Yes, a show with just 2 or 3 pieces would be equally great.
  12:14pm Paul H:

Peter 'Shoolthorp'? Must be 'Skullthorpe' surely. That's the way I've always heard it before, anyway. Great to have you back, Bethany. Shame I've only just found out - 2011 could have been so much better! Never thought I'd hear you playing tracks by Beethoven, but where you go I will follow.
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