Pacifica plays Mendelssohn; plus “Song: Mirror of the World”, Episode 2

January 10, 2016
 

Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on WILL FM-90.9 the Pacifica Quartet plays Mendelssohn’s F Minor String Quartet on the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. At 8:00 it’s Episode two in the series “Song: Mirror of the World” with Thomas Hampson.

Sunday January 10:

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-15)

Schubert: Fantasy for Violin & Piano, D. 934; Benjamin Beilman, Violin; Juho Pohjonen, Piano

Mendelssohn: Quartet in F minor for Strings, Op. 80 The Pacifica Quartet

and     

Song: Mirror of the World (with Thomas Hampson) (15-02)

Vienna, Crossroads of Change  

At the turn of the 18th century, Imperial Vienna was the setting for political as well as artistic upheaval. A new yearning for individual expression gave Schubert the impetus to forge poetry and music into a fresh, powerful metaphor for human experience. This was the birth of the Lied, the cornerstone of classic song. We hear Schubert’s game-changing song “Gretchen am Spinnrade,” plus masterpieces by Mozart, Reichardt, Weber, and Beethoven. Writer: Morten Solvik, musicologist and director of the Institute for the International Education of Students, Vienna

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Die ihr einem neuen Grad” (fr. Lied zur Gesellenreise, K. 468) [2.53]
Werner Güra, tenor; Christoph Berner, piano Harmonia Mundi HMC 901979

Rouget de Lille: “La Marseillaise” [1 verse -1.00] Lily Pons, soprano; unnamed orchestra Sandy Hook Records - “Great Voices on Radio: Rare Broadcast Vocal Performances 1941-46”

Marx Augustin: “O, du lieber Augustin” [portion-0.45] Wilfried Zelinka, baritone; Armonico Tributo Austria; Lorenz Duftschmid, conductor CPO 999919

Carl Maria von Weber: “Gebet während der Schlacht” [4.07] Gerald Finley, bariton; Graham Jonson, piano Hyperion CDJ 33051/3

Franz Joseph Haydn: Kaiserhymne “Gott erhalte Franz, der Kaiser” [1 verse -1.03] Elly Ameling,soprano; Jörg Demus, piano Brilliant Classics 31256

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Lied der Trennung” [5.02] Barbara Bonney, soprano; Geoffrey Parson,piano Teldec 6229463342

Johann Friedrich Reichhardt: “Der Alpenjäger” [3.19] Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Maria Graf,harp Orfeo C2455921A

Carl Maria von Weber: “Abendsegen” [1 verse-1.30] Thomas Hampson baritone; Geoffrey Parsons,piano

Franz Joseph Haydn: “Morag” [1 verse-2.48] Werner Güra, tenor; Julia Schroeder, violin; RoelDieltiens, cello; Christoph Berner, pi-ano Harmonia Mundi 902144

Ludwig Berger: “Des Müllers Wanderlied” [1.55] Mark Padmore, tenor; Graham Johnson, pianoHyperion CDJ 33051/3

Franz Schubert: “Wohin” [2.10] Thomas Quasthoff, baritone; Justus Zeyen, piano DG 000508102

Ludwig van Beethoven: “Die Ehre Gottes in der Natur” [2.31] Jessye Norman, soprano; James Levine, piano Philips 000550902

Friedrich Zelter: “Rastlose Liebe” [2.17] Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Aribert Reimann, piano Orfeo C097841A

Franz Schubert: “Gretchen am Spinnrade” [3.39] Elly Ameling, soprano; Jörg Demus, pianoEMI Classics 6 79073 2


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