Options A440 / Stochastic Hit Parade with Bethany Ryker: Playlist from January 28, 2020 Options

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Options January 28, 2020: A440, Op. 5 No. 14, MAESTOSO

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Artist Track Album Label Comments
Osvaldo Golijov  The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind - 1. Agitato-Con Fuoco-Maestoso-Senza Misura-Oscilante (1994)   Options The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind  Nonesuch  For Klezmer Clarinet and String Quartet, performed by Kronos Quartet and David Krakauer, clarinet, bass clarinet, basset horn 
Antonín Dvořák  4 Romantic Pieces, Op. 75, B. 150, II. Allegro maestoso (1887)   Options Brahms/Dvořák/Janácek  Universal International Music B.V.   Akiko Suwanai, violin and Boris Brevzosky, piano 
Zoltán Kodály   Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 8, III. Allegro Molto Vivace (1915)   Options Zara Nelsova: Decca Recordings 1950 - 1956  Decca  Zara Nelsova, cello 
Alfredo Piatti  12 Caprices, Op. 25, No. 7. Maestoso (1865)   Options Piatti: Caprices for Solo Cello  Naxos  Soo Bae, cello 
Auguste Franchomme  Twelve Études, with optional second cello, Op. 35, No. 7 Andante Maestoso (1835)   Options Anner Bylsma Collection  Sony  Anner Bylsma, cello - recorded 1970 
Charles Ives  Symphony No. 4, I. Prelude: Maestoso (1910-1920)   Options Ives Symphonies 3 & 4  SFSMedia  San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas 
Herman Severin Løvenskiold   La Sylphide Overture: Maestoso - Allegro (1836)   Options Nutcracker / La Sylphide  EMI  Copenhagen Philharmonic, Ole Schmidt 
Ottorino Respighi  Antiche danze ed arie per liuto, Suite No. 3 P. 172: IV. Passacaglia: Maestoso (1932)   Options Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances  Naxos  RTE National Symphony Orchestra, 
Elliott Carter  String Quartet No. 1, I. Fantasia: Maestoso (1951)   Options Carter: The Five String Quartets  Sony  The Juilliard String Quartet 

Listener comments!

  8:01pm P-90:

W
  8:02pm P-90:

Welcome to the podium!
Avatar 8:10pm ranjit:

Wow, season 5! Congratulations!!
  8:13pm Dave from Brooklyn:

Aaaaa440???? I could get it for 340 or less in my neighborhood! Dats what deyd say in Bensonhurst! Great show. Thanks.
  8:16pm The Butterman:

Brooklyn Zoo!
Avatar 8:17pm Bethany Ryker:

Jersey City prices have skyrocketed since 2011 :)
Avatar 8:19pm Bethany Ryker:

Thank you, Ranjit! It seemed radical to propose a "Classical" show back then. I can't tell y'all how fun it is to explore this music and put it in a Freeform context for the airwaves...
  8:35pm Cabbage:

Love this showwwww
Avatar 8:39pm mariano:

Not to debase the discourse, but the first few notes made me think it was the opening theme music to Python's Holy Grail. I have a CD of the incidental music from the movie, it's pretty good!
Avatar 8:41pm Bethany Ryker:

@mariano - that sounds pretty awesome and I'm excited to listen to both back-to-back!
  8:43pm Ian london:

happy birthday sir john tavener....exquisite composer...the holy grail...
Avatar 8:44pm slugluv1313:

oooooo La Sylphide! :)
gorgeous show, Bethany -- enjoying immensely!
  8:47pm The Butterman:

Bethany, Just a wonderful show- always. I wouldn’t get this education anywhere else. Thanks.
Avatar 8:47pm mariano:

Bethany: I'm trying to find what the CD was, as mine is buried away somewhere. Jan Stockaert is one composer, but there was an in-house BBC composer who made stock music that wound up in Holy Grail and on the show, iirc. Proved to be much more interesting than I'd imagined.
Avatar 8:57pm mariano:

Thanks Bethany!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm listener 126464:

Thanks Bethany!
Avatar 9:12pm slugluv1313:

thanks so much, Bethany!
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