25 April 2012

Music by the original Aaahnold from Austria: Schönberg, that is.

Set #1 - 8:00am - 10:00am

1. Arnold Schönberg: Gurrelieder [Songs of Gurre] (1901-11)
Seiji Ozawa - conductor, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Philips, 412 511-2
103'

Set #2 - 10:00am - 11:00am

2. Ernest Gold: Ship of Fools (1965)
Ship of Fools Original Soundtrack
Monstrous Movie Music, MMM-1962
57'
(Waltzing towards doom. Viennese-flavoured score from the motion picture.) 

3. Didina, didina mea [My Darling]
4:02

4. Pentr-un cal şi-o iapā surā [I Bought a Horse Which Has Cost Me Dear]
3:33

Tracks 3-4
Romica Puceanu - voice
Romica: The Sensual Voice: Gipsy Songs
Electrecord Records, EDC 254

18 April 2012

Bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch.

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

1. Gustav Mahler: Das klagende Lied [Song of Lamentation] (1878-80)
Richard Hickox - conductor, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Chandos, CHAN 9247
69'

Set #2 - 9:00am - 11:00am

2. Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.8 (1906-7)
Giuseppe Sinopoli - conductor, Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon, 435 434-2
83'

3. Gustav Mahler: First movement: Langsam. Schleppend. Wie ein Naturlaut from Symphony No.1 "Titan" (1888-96)
Transcribed by Chitose Okashiro
Chitose Okashiro - piano
Château, C10001
14:38

11 April 2012

Apocalypse 1937. "And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads, and a big red bloodshot eye in the centre of his forehead."

Set #1 - 8:00am - 10:00am

1. Franz Schmidt: Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln [The Book with Seven Seals] (1935-37)
Text after the Book of Revelation
Franz Welser-Möst - conductor, Stig Andersen - tenor, René Pape - bass, Chor & Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
EMI, 7243 5 85782 2 5
107'
(This piece was not as dissonant as I expected. The Apocalypse is actually quite pleasant, an oasis of beauty and sanity.)

Set #2 - 10:00am - 11:00am

2. Alfred Schnittke: Seid nüchtern und wachet [Be Sober and Attentive] (Faust Cantata) (1983)
James DePriest - conductor, Inger Blom - mezzo-soprano, Mikael Bellini - counter-tenor, Louis Devos - tenor, Ulrik Cold - bass, Malmö Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
BIS, CD-437
34:15

3. Alfred Schnittke: Sonata No.1 for Violin & Piano (1963)
17:46
(Goodbye world. The last movement quotes La cucaracha because the cockroaches will survive nuclear war.)

4. Alfred Schnittke: Stille Nacht for Violin & Piano (1978)
4:51

Tracks 3-4
Ulf Wallin - violin, Roland Pöntinen - piano
BIS, CD-527

04 April 2012

What has three masts and flies?

Set #1 - 8:00am - 10:00am

1. Richard Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (1841)
Karl Böhm - conductor, Thomas Stewart - Dutchman, Gwyneth Jones - Senta, Hermin Esser - Erik, Harald Ek - Steersman, Karl Ridderbusch - Daland, Sieglinde Wagner - Mary, Chor & Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele 1971
Deutsche Grammophon, 437 711-2
134'

Set #2 - 10:00am - 11:00am

2. Miklós Rózsa: The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974)
Miklós Rózsa - conductor, Rome Symphony Orchestra
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Prometheus Records, PCD 148
54:25