02 December 2009

Get set to slum around the 19th century. Visit the Republic of MacDowell. Go dunk your head in the Bosphorus with Lord Byron, or is that Sir Richard Burton?

Set #1 - 8:00am - 9:00am

1. Franz Liszt: Excelsior!: Preludio to the Bells of Strasburg Cathedral (1874)
Leslie Howard - piano
Liszt: The Complete Music for Solo Piano 36: Excelsior! & Other Rare Original Works
Hyperion Records, CDA66995
3:41
(You'd be crazy to climb to fa├žade of Strasburg Cathedral.)

2. Edward MacDowell: Woodland Sketches (1896)
Arranged by Lucas Asselbergs
The Beau Hunks: Ilona de Groot - violin, Tineke de Jong - violin, Charles Mutter - viola, Eelco Beinema - cello, Ronald Jansen Heijtmajer - clarinet & bass clarinet, Leendert de Jonge - flute & alto flute
Basta, 30-90382
20:12

3. Edward MacDowell: Woodland Sketches (1896)
Alan Mandel - piano
Piano Works of Edward MacDowell
Phoenix USA, PHCD 148
19:56

4. Edward MacDowell: Two Fragments after the Song of Roland (1891)
10:20
(Right, oh what a lovely war. The death of Roland at the Battle of Roncevaux Pass, 778.)

Set #2 - 9:00am - 10:00am

5. Edward MacDowell: Hamlet/Ophelia (1885)
17:20

6. Edward MacDowell: Lancelot und Elaine (1888)
18:27

7. Edward MacDowell: Lamia (1887-88)
17:33

Tracks 4-7
Karl Krueger - conductor, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Edward MacDowell: The Symphonic Poems
Bridge Records, 9089

Set #3 - 10:00am - 11:00am

8. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony (1885)
Maurice Abravanel - conductor, Utah Symphony Orchestra
MMG/Vox Prima, MWCD 7123
52:37

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