A Soldier’s Tale, and A Tale of Love and Betrayal on tonight’s “Evening Concert”

March 12, 2017

Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Stravinsky’s “A Soldier’s Tale” on the “Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center”. At 8:00 it’s Episode Two of “The Cradle That Rocked: Rediscovering Marc Blitzstein”.

Sunday March 12: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 16-24)

Stravinsky & Francaix

Françaix: Trio for Violin, Viola, and Cello Yura Lee, Violin; Richard O'Neill, Viola; Jakob Koranyi, Cello

Stravinsky: Suite from Histoire du soldat for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano Ida Kavafian, Violin; Jose Franch-Ballester, Clarinet; Anne-Marie McDermott, Piano

Françaix: Quintet No. 1 for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Harp Sooyun Kim, Flute; Kristin Lee, Violin; Paul Neubauer, Viola; Nicholas Canellakis, Cello; Bridget Kibbey, Harp

Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat major for Chamber Orchestra, “Dumbarton Oaks” Violinist Todd Phillips leading an ensemble of CMS artists

 

and The Cradle that Rocked: Revisiting Marc Blitzstein (BLI 17-02) (of 4)

Act 2 – Love and Betrayal

Here’s the story of a great composer who has been all but forgotten: Marc Blitzstein. In Episode Two, we’ll hear two stories: one about Airplanes, and one about a Southern Belle. But we’ll also hear a third story, which is the most compelling of all. How a composer and a student became friends, lovers, rivals, and friends again. This is a story of love and betrayal. This is the story of Marc Blitzstein. The opera Regina is the story of a Southern Belle, who is unrepentant and evil. She will stop at nothing, even murder, to achieve her ends. About Regina, the critic Wilfred Mellers wrote: “Blitzstein’s great achievement is that he has imbued technique borrowed from he commercial world with the power to hit back– to stand for, rather than against, the human spirit. His embryonic awareness of emerging life, in his ‘low and steady’ mood, is the real America, beneath the push and go, the America that is still waiting to be born.”  [Playlist: see next page]


Marc Blitzstein: Regina, The Best thing of All Scottish Opera Orch & Chorus; John Mauceri, Director; Tommy Krasker, producer. Regina Decca 433 812

Marc Blitzstein: Regina, Prologue Scottish Opera Orch & Chorus; John Mauceri, Director; Tommy Krasker, producer. Regina Decca 433 812

Marc Blitzstein, arr. Stephen Sondheim Never Get Lost Dawn Upshaw I Wish It So Electra Nonesuch 79345

Marc Blitzstein, arr David Robbins Croon Spoon Eddie Vedder,Susan Sarandon,Steven Tyler Cradle Will Rock Soundtrac k RCA Victor 09026-63577

Marc Blitzstein Airborne Symphony - Threat and Approach Bernstein: New York Symphony Orchestra And RCA Victor Chorale With Charles Holland (Tenor), Walter Schef (Baritone) And Robert Shaw (Narrator) Blitzstein Airborne: Bernstein Early Years III [BMG 0902661581 2]

Marc Blitzstein Emily (Ballad Of The Bombardie r) William Sharp, baritone; Steven Blier, piano Zipperfly And Other Songs Koch CD 6644
Marc Blitzstein Airborne Bernstein: New York Blitzstein BMG 09026 61581 2

Marc Blitzstein Regina, Scottish Opera Orch & Regina Decca 433 812
Marc Blitzstein Regina, Scottish Opera Orch & Regina Decca 433 812
Marc Blitzstein Regina, Scottish Opera Orch & Regina Decca 433 812
Marc Blitzstein Regina, Scottish Opera Orch & Regina Decca 433 812
Marc Blitzstein Regina, Scottish Opera Orch & Regina Decca 433 812

Marc Blitzstein Regina, Scottish Opera Orch & Regina Decca 433 812
Marc Blitzstein Regina, Scottish Opera Orch & Regina Decca 433 812
 Marc Blitzstein Regina, Act Scottish Opera Orch & Regina Decca 433 812
 Leonard Bernstein West Side Story - Maria José Carreras & Leonard Bernstein Bernstein: West Side Story Deutsche Grammophon 415 253

Marc Blitzstein Regina, ACT 1 No. 2 - Birdie Scottish Opera Orch & Chorus; John Mauceri, Director; Tommy Krasker, producer. Regina Decca 433 812

Leonard Bernstein Slava! - A Political Overture - Fast and Flamboyan t Leonard Bernstein & Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Bernstein Conducts Bernstein Deutsche Grammophon 469
829-2 GB7

Marc Blitzstein Regina, ACT 3 No 9 - Finale Scottish Opera Orch & Chorus; John Mauceri, Director; Tommy Krasker, producer. Regina Decca 433 812-2

Marc Blitzstein, arr Kevin Amos Regina, The Best thing of All Kevin Amos, Lucy Schaufer & Lucy Schaufer Ensemble Carpentersville ABC Classics 4810331


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