27 April 2011

Three whole albums, a little on the somber side, this Wednesday from 8-11am CT on 101.5 in Winnipeg and http://www.umfm.com in the stream.

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

1. The Fall of Constantinople
Alexander Lingas - conductor, Cappella Romana
Cappella Romana, CR402-CD
(The Latin West and the Greek East were concurrent musical traditions that rubbed together at moments of crisis.)

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

2. Joseph Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Christ (1796)
Helmuth Rilling - conductor, Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart
Hänssler Classic, CD 98.977
("TGIF" is not one of them. Seven Adagios. A piece like the Haydn should make you reflect (or at least notice) the nature of repetition in music on the micro and macro levels. Not only does one not mind the repetition, but the mind seems to expect and/or want the repetition to somehow complete the musical balance. That echo is Speyer Cathedral.)

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

3. Passione e morte: Le musiche della Settimana Santa a Ruvo di Puglia (rec. 1993)
Michele Di Puppo - conductor, Orchestra di fiati Ruvomusica
Ruvomusica, RMCD 001
(Eight slow funerial marches for wind orchestra composed for Holy Week by Antonio and Alessandro Amenduni. I have always maintained that Winnipeg needs a municipal wind orchestra on the city payroll.)

Where to buy CDs featured on today's show:
The Fall of Constantinople - CD Universe
The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ - Amazon
Passione e morte: Le musiche della Settimana Santa a Ruvo di Puglia - Amazon

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