Options A440 / Stochastic Hit Parade with Bethany Ryker: Playlist from February 28, 2017 Options

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Options February 28, 2017: A440, Op. 4, No. 20: 19171817171716172017 spanning 400 years with Biagio Marini, Couperin, Clementi, Bridge and many others

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Charles Ives  Three Places In New England: II. Putnam's Camp, Redding, Connecticut (1917)   Options Philadelphia Orchestra, directed by Eugene Ormandy  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Sergei Prokofiev  Piano Sonata, No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 28 (1917)   Options Emil Gilels, piano  0:05:48 (Pop‑up)
Frank Bridge  Sonata in D Minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 125 (1917)   Options Paul Watkins, cello & Huw Watkins, piano  0:19:02 (Pop‑up)
Claude Debussy  Children's Corner: No. 1 'Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum' (1908)   Options Jacopo Salvatori, piano  0:28:27 (Pop‑up)
Muzio Clementi  Gradus ad Parnassum, Op. 44, No. 3 Vivacissimo (1817)   Options Alessandro Marangoni, Piano  0:30:55 (Pop‑up)
Muzio Clementi  Gradus ad Parnassum, Op. 44, No. 17 Veloce   Options Alessandro Marangoni, Piano  0:31:31 (Pop‑up)
Ludwig van Beethoven  String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 104, III. Menuetto (1817)   Options performed by The Lindsays  0:42:15 (Pop‑up)
Francois Couperin  Pieces de Clavecin, Book 2 (1717)   Options   0:47:57 (Pop‑up)
Biagio Marini  Affetti musicali, Op. 1 XI. La Caotorta (1617)   Options   0:47:23 (Pop‑up)
Biagio Marini  Affetti musicali, Op. 1 II. La Giustiniana (1617)   Options   0:48:52 (Pop‑up)
Biagio Marini  Affetti musicali, Op. 1, I. La Zorzi (1617)   Options   0:49:32 (Pop‑up)
Lera Auerbach  24 Preludes for Violin and Piano, Op. 46   Options Daniel Hope, violin  0:53:05 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 8:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

*Just* passed the Centennial of Recorded Jazz - here's more from 1917.
Avatar 8:07pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Sousa:Nov 06, 1854 - Mar 06, 1932 (age 77)
Ives: Oct 20, 1874 - May 19, 1954 (age 79)
Avatar 8:08pm Bethany Ryker:

RevRabbit: you'll soon find out how prescient you are with that comment!
  8:08pm bunyan:

It's a rare person who heard rehearsing bands marching past each other in the 1870s and said, "Yeah, I wanna make orchestral music outta that!"
Avatar 8:09pm Bethany Ryker:

Hi, ya'll. February is too short!!
Avatar 8:09pm Bethany Ryker:

Yes, bunyan, Ives is a treasure - he liked that so much he did it many other times!
  8:11pm Listening Out There:

Rock it, Sergei!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm Dave in Vermont:

Prokofiev is cool.
One of the musical highlights of my life was seeing a pianist (I have no idea what her name is) playing Romeo and Juliet (solo piano) at Middlebury College in an amazing auditorium. (Saw Steve Reich there too.)
Avatar 8:14pm ranjit:

Hello! I for one am glad February is almost over.
  8:14pm drummergirl:

most expressive music. The year prior to the birth of special grandparents.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm Ken From Hyde Park:

1917 a hundred years ago, when the Russians successfully pulled off a revo- ... wait a minute!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19pm Dave in Vermont:

Lise de Salle, I think.
Avatar 8:20pm Bethany Ryker:

Ranjit: will you supply us with a link so everyone knows what you've been up to all month?
Avatar 8:21pm Jeff:

In a whole different genre, Sondheim has come up with some great moments where two characters sing independently yet simultaneously about the things which concern them individually... they sing past one another, the lyrics and notes cross like ships in the night, but with moments where they intertwine.
Avatar 8:22pm Bethany Ryker:

Dave in Vermont - that would be amazing to hear. That piece, specifically the 'Death of Tybalt', is something I can listen to over and over and over and over
  8:23pm bunyan:

I was checking on a date, but found the _Skandalkonzert_ had already occurred in 1913. On the other hand, this is the centennial of Satie and Cocteau's premiere of _Parade_.
Avatar 8:23pm ranjit:

Sure! This is what i've been up to all month: www.moonmilk.com
Avatar 8:30pm Bethany Ryker:

Glad you are all out there and stirring the proverbial soup of music, memory and experience. Now, in true WFMU spirit, let the discussion of soup begin...
Avatar 8:31pm ranjit:

Progresso's Chickarina is the best canned soup.
Avatar 8:32pm Jeff:

The A440!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:38pm Ken From Hyde Park:

This show is soup-er good!
  8:41pm Listening Out There:

What Ken sailed....
  8:41pm bunyan:

As another "Bridge" between composers whose work is played here today, Clementi helped spread the word of Beethoven to England...
Avatar 8:42pm Bethany Ryker:

A musician is ordering a meal which includes soup or salad..."I'll have the super salad." Har.
  8:43pm Listening Out There:

Gerf. Friggin' touch screens...
  8:47pm Listener Robert:

Doesn't Mighty Mouse eat super salad? With cheese dressing, of course.
  8:49pm Listener Robert:

That was shown in "Mouse of Tomorrow", after which your pledges to get the streaming service going was named.
  8:49pm bunyan:

Another interesting centennial: the American Federation of Musicians adopted the A440 tuning in 1917 (although in searching for this, I had no idea there was still such contention over tuning standards)...
Avatar 8:51pm geezerette:

Calming us down before the press-less briefing. Thank you, Bethany!
Avatar 9:01pm ranjit:

Goodnight! I'm excited for the marathon!
  10:54am Tom McGee:

We should do "Three Places in New England" with BSO.
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