Composers Who Loved Hard

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Buddy Johnson standard "Since I Fell for You" is a classic meditation on unrequited love and feelings of heartache. This week’s edition of All Ears explores not only the unreciprocated relationship but also composers who loved heard and experienced broken hearts.

“When you just give love / And never get love / You'd better let love depart” goes "Since I Fell for You,” composed by Buddy Johnson in 1945 and first popularized by his sister, Ella Johnson, with Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra. We’ll hear his version of the song as well as music by Schumann (the Fantasiestucke, Op. 74), a composer with his own relationship problems, Scarlatti and Berlioz (Symphonie Fantastique “March to the Scaffold.”)

Other selections include Andre Previn’s “A Wedding Waltz” and Paul Robeson singing “Lil’ Gal.”

Playlist:

Improvisation No. 1
Yungchen Lhamo
Yungchen Lhamo, vocalist
WNYC Archives

Sonata in B Minor, K. 87
Domenico Scarlatti
Vladimir Horowitz, piano
Deutsche Grammophon

lil' gal
Hall Johnson
Paul Robeson, bass-baritone; Ruthland Clapham, piano
Angel/EMI

Meu Amigo
Antonio Carlos Jobim
New York Voices
Claudio Roditi, trumpet; Paquito D' Rivera, alto saxophone, clarinet
MCG

Well-Tempered Clavier Vol. I, BWV 850: Fugue in D
Johann Sebastian Bach
Andrei Vieru, piano
Alpha
087

Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 20
Clara Schumann
Angela Cheng, piano
CBC

Fantasiestucke, Op. 73
Robert Schumann
Martha Argerich, piano; Natalia Gutman, cello
Angel/EMI

Modern Love Waltz
Philip Glass
Margaret Leng Tan, toy pianos
Point

Naqoyqatsi: Tissues Nos. 1, 2, 6 and 7
Philip Glass
Wendy Sutter, cello
Orange Mountain Music

Seule, Op.3/1 (Alone)
Gabriel Faure
Elly Ameling, soprano; Dalton Baldwin, piano
Angel/EMI

Symphony fantastique: 'March to the Scaffold'
Hector Berlioz
Cleveland Orchestra
CBS/Sony

A Wedding Waltz
Andre Previn
Andre Previn, piano; Stephen Taylor, oboe; Melanie Feld, oboe
Arabesque

Pondok
Evan Ziporyn
Sarah Cahill, piano
New Albion

Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
David Baker
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor
Thomas Walsh, alto saxophone
Albany

Comments [3]

A playlist would be great. What was the song/singer just before The Berlioz "March to the Scaffold"?

Sep. 26 2011 09:10 PM
Jae Alexander from San Diego, CA

I'm listening to some great music on All Ears with Terrance McKnight, but there's no playlist. Why doesn't this "show" have a playlist?!

Sep. 25 2011 04:51 PM
Frank Feldman

Don't forget the Berg Lyric Suite!

Sep. 24 2011 07:46 PM

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