Monday, 12 November 2012 | Rich Samuels
5:09: Ferrucio Busoni’s arrangement of J.S. Bach’s prelude “Come Now Savior of the Heathen” (BWV 569) and Chaconne from Partita for Solo Violin (BWV 1004) performed by pianist Anna Gourari. These selections are from her new CD “Canto Oscuro” on the ECM label
5:31: Háry János Suite (first performed in 1926) by Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967) featuring the Budapest Festival Orchestra conducted by Iván Fischer. A Philips recording.
5:55: Two folk song settings – “Dance Song” and “The Gypsy Eats Cheese” – by Zoltán Kodály, performed by the Magnificat Children;s Choir and the “Miraculum Children’s Choir.
6:08: Ben Johnson’s arrangement of Harry Partch’s “U.S. Highball” (1941-1943) performed by the Kronos Quartet with the voice of David Barron.
6:44: “Souvenirs” (Samba, Tango, Tin Pan Alley and Square Dance) by Paul Schoenfield (b. 1947) performed by Stephanie Saint’Ambrogio (violin) and Jeffrey Sykes (piano).
6:52: “Spanish Dance No. 1 for Piano Four Hands” of Manuel De Falla (1876-1946) performed by Madison natives Christine and Michelle Naughton. This is a track from the Naughton’s new CD “Piano Duets”on the Orfeo label (recorded in Germany).
7:08: “1922″, a suite for piano (March, Shimmy, Night Piece, Boston, Rag Time) by Paul Hindemith (1995-1963) performed by Anna Gourari.
7:29: “Parisot”, a suite for cello ensemble by Ezra Laderman written in honor of cellist Aldo Parisot. This performance is by the Yale Cellos conducted by Aldo Parisot. From an Albany Troy CD, the Music of Ezra Laderman Vol, 4.
7:57: Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio (violin) and Jeffrey Sykes (piano) perform a setting of George Gershwin’s “It ain’t Necessarily So” from