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Great Performances Aaron Copland

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APPALACHIAN SPRING
1.   Very Slowly (2:42)
2.   Allegro (2:42)
3.   Moderato (3:52)
4.   Fast (3:35)
5.   Subito allegro (3:44)
6.   As at first (Slowly) (1:15)
7. Doppio movimento (Shaker melody "The Gift to be SImple") (6:46)
8.   FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN (2:01)
9.   EL SALON MEXICO (10:56)
10. DANZON CUBANO (6:46)

Leonard Bernstein - New York Philharmonic

Great Performances George Gershwin

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1.   Rhapsody in Blue (16:26)
       Columbia Symphony Orchestra
       Leonard Bernstein, Piano

2.   An American in Paris (18:22)
       New York Philharmonic

Sonata and the Creative Ideal: The Classical Period 1750-1830

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The principle and importance of classical Sonata Form is aided with keyboard examples on an eighteenth-century traveling square piano. We move to Vienna for a discussion of opera and the reforms of Gluck, before looking ahead to the Romantic period through the music of Schubert and Weber. Hosted by Alan Hacker, lecturer of Music at the University of York. The recordings are performed by Peter Wilson, Associate Director of London's Lyric Theatre Hammersmith.

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Expression and Extravagance: The Romantic Period 1830-1900

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The speakers examine the meaning of romanticism in music, while exploring the rise of Nationalism within the period and tracing the development of the orchestra. Hosted by conductor Norman Del Mar and broadcaster/musician John Amis.

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Contemporary Music 1945-1980

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Post-war music has seen a wealth of innovations—many of then strikingly original, some exceedingly complex. This illuminating appraisal features illustrations from the music of such composers as Stockhausen and Peter Maxwell Davies. Hosted by Hugh Wood, composer, lecturer, and Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge.

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From Cave to Cavern: The History of Percussion Instruments

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The remarkable history of percussion instruments is traced through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to the Classical Period. Hosted by James Blades, consultant Professor of Percussion at the University of Surrey.

Reaction and Revolution: The Modern Period 1900-1945

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From Wagner to Schoenberg, this enlightening discussion focuses on the change in musical language around 1900. You will also hear some of the less radical elements of twentieth century music, finishing with the place of jazz in the period. Hosted by Dr. Wilfrid Mellers, composer, author, and formerly Professor of Music at the University of York.

Rachmaninoff

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1. Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14 (6'08)
     Tchaikovsky Chamber Orchestra/Lazar Gosman

2. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
     III. Allegro scherzando
(11'40)
     Yefim Bronfman, Piano
     Philharmonia Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen

3. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
     18th Variation
(2'40)
     Vladimir Feltsman, Piano
     Israel Philharmonic/Zubin Mehta

Brahms

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1. Hungarian Dance No. 5 (2'49)
     Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich/Christoph Eschenbach

2. Lullaby, Op. 49, No 4 (2'32)
     Columbia Symphony Orchestra/Andre Kostelanetz

3. Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 (10'32)
     London Symphony Orchestra/Michael Tilson Thomas

Beethoven

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     Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
1. I. Allegro con brio (8'35)
     New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein

2. Minuet in G Major, WoO 10, No. 2 (2'58)
     (arr. Thomas Frost)
     Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy

3. Fur Elise (3'26)
     (Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59)
     (arr. William Smith)
     Philadelphia Orchestra/William Smith

Chopin

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1. Polonaise in A Major, Op. 40, No. 1 "Military" (5'36)
     Philippe Entremont, Piano

2. Waltz in D-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 1 "Minute" (1'40)
     Hiroko Nakamura, Piano

3. Mazurka in C Major, Op. 24, No. 2 (1'59)
     Emanuel Ax, Piano

4. Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2 (3'16)
     Alexander Barilowsky, Piano

Schubert

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       Symphony No. 8 in B minor "Unfinished"
1.   Allegro moderato (13'50)
       New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein

2.   marche militaire, Op. 51, No. 1 (4'07)
       Cleveland Pops Orchestra/Louis Lane

3.   Ave Maria (5'49)
       (arr. Arthur Harris)
       Isaac Stern, Violin
       Columbia Symphony Orchestra/Milton Katims

Verdi

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1.   "Grand March" from Aida 7'11
       Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus/James Levine

2.   "La donna e mobile" from Rigoletto 2'10
       Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor
       Symphony Orchestra of Emilia Romagna "ARTURO TOSCANINI" /
       Emerson Buckley

Wagner

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       Die Meistersinger
1.   Prelude to Act I 9'33
       Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell

       Lohengrin
2.   Bridal Chorus 4'48
       Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele
       (Norbert Balatsch, Director)
       Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele/Woldemar Nelsson

Vivaldi

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       Concerto for Lute (Guitar), 2 Violins & Basso continuo in D Major, RV 93
1.   I. Allegro glusto 3'45
2.   II. Largo 4'29
3.   III. Allegro 2'05
       John Williams, Guitar
       Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra/Janos Rolla

       Flute Concerto in D Major "Il Gardellino," RV 428
4.   I. Allegro 3'54
       Jean-Pierre Rampal, Flute
       I Solisti Veneti/Claudio Scimone

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