“The Cradle That Rocked: Re-Discovering Marc Blitzstein” last episode tonight

March 26, 2017
 

Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Sibelius’ “String Quartet in D Minor” on the “Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center”. At 8:00 it’s the last episode of “The Cradle That Rocked: Rediscovering Marc Blitzstein”.

Sunday March 26: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 16-26)

Finnish Treasures

Mustonen: Nonet II for Four Violins, Two Violas, Two Cellos, and Bass Lin, Aarnio, Vähälä, Kilpiö, O'Neill, Angervo, Sherry, Laakso, Cobb

Sibelius: Quartet in D minor for Strings, Op. 56, "Voces intimae" New Helsinki Quartet

and

The Cradle that Rocked: Revisiting Marc Blitzstein (BLI 16-04) (of 4)

Act 4 – Anarchists at the Opera

Composer Marc Blitzstein wrote engaging, and politically engaged music all his life. In the early 1960’s he was commissioned to write an opera for the Met in New York, about Sacco and Vanzetti. Immensely controversial, this opera about anarchists was cut short by his murder – in Martinique. Guests on this episode include Leonard Bernstein’s daughter Jamie, and Marc’s nephew, Stephen Davis, as well as conductor John Mauceri and opera buff Fred Plotkin. This final episode of this four-part radio series tells the story of the end of Marc’s life, and his unfinished ‘masterpiece.’ (Was it? We will never know.) We also tell the story of the recent revival of his music, and offer some thoughts on what such passionate intensity can mean to us now.

1:04 Marc Blitzstein, arr. Stephen Sondheim Never Get Lost Dawn Upshaw I Wish It So Electra Nonesuch 79345

3:20 Marc Blitzstein, arr. Stephen Sondheim I Wish It So Dawn Upshaw I Wish It So Electra Nonesuch 79345

1:03 Marc Blitzstein Piano Sonata (1927) Sarah Cahill First Life- Early Chamber Works of Marc Blitzstein OM 1017-2 (2009)

0:53 Marc Blitzstein Piano Percussion Music (1929)
1. Toccata Sarah Cahill First Life- Early Chamber Works of Marc Blitzstein OM 1017-2 (2009)

1:33 Marc Blitzstein Piano Concerto_ I. Moderato (promising) Lukas Foss, Brooklyn Philharmonic & Michael Barrett Works for Piano and Orchestra CRI CD 554

1:09 Marc Blitzstein Piano Concerto_ III Adagio ma non troppo Lukas Foss, Brooklyn Philharmonic & Michael Barrett Works for Piano and Orchestra CRI CD 554

1:10 Gino Paoli Il cielo in una stanza Mina Super Mina, volume uno Carosello – 300 553-2

1:01 Marc Blitzstein Quartet For Strings Del Sol Quartet First Life- Early Chamber Works of Marc Blitzstein OM 1017-2 (2009)

0:49 Marc Blitzstein Freedom of the Press Steven Cradle Will RCA Victor
1:29 Ennio Moricone Speranze Di Liberta' Ennio Morricone And His Orchestra; Gastone Chiarini, oboe. Sacco e Vanzetti (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) RCA Victor 443 013

1:05 Marc Blitzstein Nickel Under the Foot Steven The Cradle RCA Victor 63577-2
0:55 Marc Blitzstein The Airborne Bernstein: Blitzstein BMG 09026
4:24 Marc Blitzstein Stay In My Arms William Sharp, baritone; Steven Blier, piano Zipperfly And Other Songs Koch CD 6644
2:12 Marc Blitzstein Regina ACT 1_ No. 7c - What will it be Scottish Opera Orch & Chorus; John Mauceri, Director; Tommy Krasker, producer. Regina Decca 433812-2

2:15 Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat
Major Op. 55 "Eroica": III. Scherzo Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein - Beethoven: The 9 Symphonies Deutsche Grammophon DG 474 924-2

1:44 Marc Blitzstein Serenade String Quartet mvt 2 "Largo" Del Sol Quartet First Life- Early Chamber Works of Marc Blitzstein OM 1017-2 (2009)

1:48 Marc Blitzstein Piano Concerto_ II Largo assai Lukas Foss, Brooklyn Philharmonic & Michael Barrett Works for Piano and Orchestra CRI CD 554

2:57 Marc Blitzstein Displaced William Sharp, baritone; Steven Blier, piano Zipperfly And Other Songs Koch CD 6644

1:38 Marc Blitzstein, arr. Leonard Lehrman With A Woman To Be Leonard Lehrman And Company Marc Blitzstein Centennial OC 6127
Original Cast Records

4:52 Marc Blitzstein Piano Concerto: Largo Assai Lukas Foss, Brooklyn Philharmonic & Michael Barrett Works for Piano and Orchestra CRI CD 554

3:17 Marc Blitzstein Three Four Dance Bennett Lerner American Piano Music Vol II of II Etcetera 1986
CD KTC 1019
4:17 Marc Blitzstein Pas de Deux Bennett Lerner American Piano Music Vol II of II Etcetera 1986 CD KTC 1019

1:17 Marc Blitzstein, arr. Stephen Sondheim Never Get Lost Dawn Upshaw I Wish It So Electra Nonesuch 79345

1:05 Marc Blitzstein, arr David Robbins Regina, ACT 3
- No. 9 - Finale Scottish Opera Orch & Chorus; John Mauceri, Director; Tommy Krasker, producer. Regina Decca 433812-2


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