When Form Follows Composer

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Saturday, June 01, 2013

On this edition of All Ears, Terrance McKnight explores composers who have veered outside of the styles for which they are best known.

 

Music over the centuries is composed of trends. There are musical forms that seemingly go hand in hand with the personalities of the musicians that made them famous. For example, Scott Joplin and the rag; J.S. Bach and the cantata or fugue; Chopin and the nocturne. This episode introduces music by composers who aren't typically associated with their signature style.

Playlist:

Maurice Ravel: Bolero

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Charles Munch, conductor

RCA

 

Frederic Chopin: Bolero, Op. 19

Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Arabesque

 

Carlos Salzedo: Bolero

Yolando Kondonassis, harp

Teldec

 

Ludwig van Beethoven: Bolero

New York Vocal Arts Ensemble

Fred Sherry, cello

Raymond Beegle, piano

Arturo Delmoni, violin

Arabesque

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Abendempfindung, K. 523 (Evening Thoughts)

Juliane Banse, soprano

Andras Schiff, piano

 

Zoltan Kodaly: Summer Evening

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Deutsche Grammophon

 

Veljo Tormis: Ingrian Evenings

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Tonu Kaljuste, conductor

ECM

 

John Field: Nocturne No. 5 in B-flat

Miceal O'Rourke, piano

Chandos

 

Samuel Barber: Nocturne, "homage to John Field," op. 33

John Browning, piano

Music Masters

 

Nikolay Medtner: Three Nocturnes, Op. 16

Laurence Kayaleh, violin

Paul Stewart, piano

Naxos

 

Earle Hagen: Harlem Nocturne

Quartet San Francisco

ViolinJazz Recordings

 

Benedetto Marcello: Trumpet Concerto in C Minor

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor

Maurice Andre, trumpet

Angel/EMI

 

Leonard Bernstein: Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs

Columbia Jazz Combo

Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Benny Goodman, clarinet

CBS/Sony

 

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Comments [1]

FRED SCHICK from HARRINGTON PART, NJ

STUCK IN TRAFFIC APPROACHING THE TRIBORO LAST NIGHT. PUT ON WQXR. HEARD TERRANCE MCKNIGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME; THE NOCTURNE PART. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. I INTEND TO PURCHASE ALMOST ALL THE PIECES HE BROADCAST. MCKNIGHT IS A WINNER!! THANK YOU.

Jun. 02 2013 01:24 PM

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