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Music in the Great War: Wednesday

As part of Radio 3's Music in the Great War season, Clemency Burton-Hill presents Radio 3's classical music Breakfast Show and introduces music from countries which were major participants in WW1. Today the focus is on the United States of America at War.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Edvard Grieg

    Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Op 65 No 6 (Lyric Pieces)

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • Alexandre Tharaud: Autograph.
    • Erato.
    • 7.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Wasps (Ballet and Final Tableau)

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto.
    • Naxos.
    • 5.
  • Charles Ives

    In Flanders fields K.Z.103 for voice and piano

    Singer: Robin Tritschler. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • Songs of 1914.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 9.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Prague Carnival

    Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
    • Smetana: Orchestral Works Vol. 1: BBC Phil, Noseda.
    • Chandos.
    • 6.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Freue dich, erlöste Schar (Cantata No 30)

    Orchestra: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. Choir: Amsterdam Baroque Choir.
    • Bach - Complete Cantatas 22.
    • Challenge Classics.
    • 15.
  • Richard Rodgers

    Allegro - musical show: Overture

    Orchestra: Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Conductor: John Mauceri.
    • Rodgers and Hammerstein Overtures.
    • Philips Classics.
    • 4.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Tarantella (Suite No 2 for two pianos, Op 17)

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Nelson Freire.
    • Rachmaninov, Ravel, Lotslawski: Music for Two Pianos: Martha Argerich & Nelson F.
    • Philips.
    • 4.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 1 in C major, Op 21 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Beethoven: Symphonies 1-9: Harnoncourt, Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
    • Teldec.
    • 4.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Blue-Eyes Fairy (The Starlight Express, Op 78)

    Singer: Bryn Terfel. Orchestra: Orchestra of Welsh National Opera. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Elgar: The Starlight Express.
    • Argo Records.
    • 15.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Orefo ed Euridice (Overture)

    Orchestra: Orquestra Titular del Teatro Real. Conductor: Jesús López Cobos.
    • Gluck, Orphee et Eurydice; Florez/Garmendia/Lopez-Cobos.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Samuel Wesley

    Blessed be the God and Father

    Performer: Andrew Lucas. Choir: St Paul's Cathedral Choir. Conductor: John Scott.
    • The English Anthem - Volume 1.
    • Hyperion.
    • 5.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    On the town - stage musical, Times square

    Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
    • Copland/Bernstein: Billy the Kid etc.: Slatkin/de Waart.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 12.
  • Claude Debussy

    2 Arabesques for piano, no.1 in E major;

    Performer: Pascal Rogé.
    • A Debussy Recital: Pascal Roge.
    • Decca.
    • 17.
  • Al Piantadosi

    I didn't raise me boy to be a soldier, arr. Carl Davis

    Singer: Marilyn Horne. Lyricist: Alfred Bryan. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Carl Davis. Music Arranger: Carl Davis.
    • Marilyn Horne - Beautiful Dreamer.
    • Decca.
    • 19.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic dances - series 1 (Op.46) orch. composer, no.7 in C minor;

    Conductor: Antal Doráti. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Dvorak: Slavonic Dances etc.: RPO/Detroit SO/Dorati.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Sinfonia in E flat major, RV 130, 'Sonata al Santo Sepolcro'

    Ensemble: Arte dei Suonatori.
    • Vivaldi: Concertos for Strings: Arte dei Suonartori.
    • Bis.
    • 3-4.
  • César Franck

    Mass Op.12, M.61 for 3 vv, org, hp, vc and db: Panis angelicus

    Choir: Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. Singer: Pablo Strong. Performer: Graham Walker. Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha.
    • Hear My Words: Choral Classics from St John's.
    • Chandos.
    • 9.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Summer day - children's suite for small orch (Op.65a).., no.2; Tag (Tip and run)

    Conductor: Ronald Corp. Orchestra: The New London Orchestra.
    • Prokofiev: Music for Children: New London Orchestra/Corp.
    • Hyperion.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Concerto no. 1 in E minor Op.11 for piano and orchestra: 2nd movement; Larghetto

    Performer: Nikolai Lugansky. Orchestra: Sinfonia Varsovia. Conductor: Alexander Vedernikov.
    • Chopin.
    • Naive.
    • 5.
  • James Reese Europe

    That Moanin' Trombone

    Ensemble: James Reese Europe's 369th Infantry Hellfighters Band. Director: James Europe.
    • James Reese Europe.
    • Memphis Archives.
    • 1.
  • Aram Khachaturian

    Spartacus - suite no. 1: Variation of Aegina and Bacchanal

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Karabits.
    • Khachaturian: Spartacus; Gayaneh.
    • Onyx.
    • 3.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata (Kk.27) in B minor

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Murray Perahia plays Handel and Scarlatti.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 17.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Les Boreades, Act 4: Entree de Polymnie

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Rameau: Une Symphonie Imaginaire: Musiciens du Louvre/Minkowski.
    • Archiv.
    • 16.
  • Robert Schumann

    Liederkreis Op 24: Morgens steh’ ich auf und frage

    Performer: Gerald Finley. Performer: Julius Drake.
    • CDA 67944.
    • HYPERION.
    • 19.
  • Leos Janáček

    Sinfonietta, 5th movement; Allegro

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Janacek: Sinfonietta: Rattle.
    • EMI.
    • 5.

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