I thought that it would be a simple matter to put classical music together for a 3-hour show, but oddly enough, it wasn't. Despite being a classical music major, and despite being able to play music easily in freeform style, classical music seemed to elude me this day. It was an interesting challenge, and one that I hope to repeat in the future. It requires such a great knowledge of classical music to do a show like this, and I really respect Peter for doing it every week, and I think that WCBN is truly lucky to have someone like him with us.
I played a lot of opera, a lot of choral works, and a lot of lieder on this show, and I'm not sorry. I'm glad that I could share it with you, and I really hope that you enjoy it, because this is the music that I love.
[Artist: Song - Album]
- Robert Shaw: O Fortuna - Orff: Carmina Burana
- Boston Baroque: Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 - Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks and Water Music
- Manuel Cardoso: Lamentations for Maundy Thursday: Feria Quinta in Coena Domini: Lectio II - Masterpieces of Portuguese Polyphony vol. 2
- London Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Overture - The Nutcracker, op. 71
- The New York Electric String Ensemble: Purcell: Presto from a Sonata in D Major - Tapestry
- David Russel: Sonata in C Major, K. 501 - Plays Baroque Music
- Sarah Connolly: Korngold: Fünf Lieder, Op. 38, Glückwunsch - Sonnett Für Wien
- Philadelphia Orchestra: Tchaikovsky: "Waltz" from Act I of Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 - Russian Music & Revolution
- Kodály Quartet: Haydn: Quartet No. 34 in B Flat Major, Op. 33, No. 4, Allegro moderato - "Russian Quartets" Op. 33, Nos. 3, 4 and 6
- Joyce DiDonato: Things Change, Jo - Adamo: Little Women
- Houston Grand Opera: Socks! - Adamo: Little Women
- Rudolf Kempe: Grossmachtige Prinzessin - Ariadne auf Naxos
- Leopold Stokowski and the London Symphony Orchestra: Bach: Ein' Feste Burg - Stokowsky Conducts Bach
- The Dartington Piano Trio: Clara Schumann: Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17, Allegro - Fanny Mendelssohn and Clara Schumann Piano Trios
- Michel Legrand: 2nd mvt Sonatine Bureaucratique, 3éme Gymnopedie, and Caresse - Erik Satie
- Coeur des Moines de L'Abbaye Saint-Benoit-Du-Lac: Orgue: Verset Sur L'Hymne "Iste Confessor" etc. - Chant grégorien: Messe de Saint Martin
- Ruth Ziesak: Mignon (Kennst du das Land), D321 - Schubert: Goethe Lieder, vol. 2
- Der Hamburger Sinfonien: Symphony No. 1 in D - C.P.E. Bach: English Chamber Orchestra
- L.A. Philharmonic: IV. Von der Schönheit - Mahler: Das Lied Von Der Erde
- Kiri Te Kanawa, Anne Sophie von Otter, Barbara Hendricks: Ist ein Traum, kann nicht wirklich sein... - Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier
- Palatinate Philharmonic Orchestra: Kyrie - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
- Houston Grand Opera: Kennst du das Land and Do you know the land? - Adamo: Little Women
- Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera: La Forza del Destino Overture - Verdi: Ballet Music and Overtures
- The Tallis Scholars: Sancte Deus - Tallis: Spem in alium
- Otto Klemperer: Overture to 'The Abduction from the Seraglio' - Mozart Overtures
- Pro Cantione Antiqua: Dufay: Motetten - Motetten
- NBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Toscanini: Poncielli: La Gioconda: Act III; Dance of the Hours - Toscanini Plays Your Favorites
- Jeanne Lamon: Vivaldi: Sinfonia for strings in G major - Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Avison
- Rainer Maria Rilke: Someday I will read something other than Rainer Maria Rilke, but this was a request from one of my favorite listeners, and I'm so glad that I stuck with it. Later in the night I had an older German man call in--I think he said he was a professor in the German department here at the university--and said that he was brushing his teeth and absolutely loved hearing the poetry I read so early in the morning!
- Der Rosenkavalier: This is a great recording of the final scene/trio, with three really amazing singers. I'm so happy to be able to play it for you, and I highly suggest that you look up the opera to watch sometime.
- Nutcracker Suite: I love this. I don't care if you've heard it a million times this holiday season. I'm not sorry I played it again.
- Too much Little Women: Ugggh sorry about that. I really didn't realize I had played so much Little Women until I got to the last Little Women track I played. I will be more conscientious of that in the future.
- Silence between tracks: Right at the beginning I played Handel's Royal Fireworks, but it was on a CD, and the space between tracks was just too much. In the future I will check how much space is in between tracks, or try to cover it up with some layering.
- Checking sets of tracks: So apparently on some classical CDs, they will list a piece, and then something like "1-3" which I have now learned means "tracks 1-3 are this piece." But before I realized that, I played the 2nd movement of Sonatine Bureaucratique.
- EDIT: Facebook sounds! It's no secret to my friends that I will chat on Facebook about what I'm playing, and take requests the same way, but this time I forgot to close Facebook before I played a song off of the computer! Oops.
Thanks for listening to my all classical show, and I hope that you get to hear another classical show in the future!