Mozart chamber music + Ep. 3 “The Cradle that Rocked” on the “Evening Concert”

March 19, 2017

Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on FM 90.9 you’ll hear an hour of chamber music by Mozart on the “Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center”. At 8:00 it’s Episode Three of “The Cradle That Rocked: Rediscovering Marc Blitzstein”.

Sunday March 19: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 16-25)

Mozart - Unlimited Inspiration

Mozart Serenade in C minor for Winds, K. 388

James Austin Smith, Stephen Taylor, Oboe; David Shifrin, Alexander Fiterstein, Clarinet; Peter Kolkay, Marc Goldberg, Bassoon; Kevin Rivard, Julie Landsman, Horn

Mozart Quartet in G minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, K. 478

Wu Qian, Piano; Paul Huang, Violin; Matthew Lipman, Viola; Sophie Shao, Cello

 

and The Cradle that Rocked: Revisiting Marc Blitzstein (BLI 16-03) (of 4)

Act 3 – Mack the Knife on Broadway

Composer Marc Blitzstein was a man who straddled many genres, from classical to Broadway. He could make text and music marry each other in simple and glorious ways. We’ll hear Bob Dylan, Louis Armstrong, and Lotte Lenya in this episode, about Blitzstein’s brilliant adaptation of Threepenny Opera. Blitzstein’s own songwriting was remarkably focused and spare – pared down to the most basic elements – yet with fiery results. One of the highlights of this episode is

Marc’s friend Paul Robeson singing “Purest Kind of a Guy.” Joshua Schmidt wrote, “How many of us nowadays are willing to put work out into the world in the teeth of forces that will quash and censor it? Who in modern American music and theatrical history offers a greater example of such bravery than Blitzstein?”

0:54 Marc Blitzstein, arr. Stephen Sondheim Never Get Lost Dawn Upshaw I Wish It So Electra Nonesuch 79345

0:17 Kurt Weill Threepenny Prologue 1954 Orig. Broadway Cast The Threepenny Opera Decca Broadway - 012 159463-2

1:14 Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht (Blitzstein adaptation); arr. Louis Armstrong Mack the Knife (Session Takes from The Threepenny Opera) Lotte Lenya, Eric Bentley, George Tabori, Instrumental Ensemble, Jack Gilford, Louis Armstrong & His All Stars, Ludwig Lewisohn, Marc Blitzstein, Maurice Levine & Turk Murphy Lenya Sings Weill- The American Theatre Songs Sony Classical – MHK 60647
1:09 Marc Blitzstein, arr David Robbins The Cradle Will Rock (finale) Steven Tyler;Henry Stram;Tim Jerome The Cradle Will Rock (soundtrack) RCA Victor 09026-63577-2

1:04 Marc Blitzstein Summer Weather Original 1985 Cast (The Acting Company) & Patti LuPone The Cradle Will Rock JAY Records JAY 1300 (CD, LP)

2:04 Marc Blitzstein Quartet For Strings: Italian mvt 4. "Lento" Del Sol Quartet First Life- Early Chamber Works of Marc Blitzstein OM 1017-2 (2009)

2:35 Marc Blitzstein The Purest Kind of Guy (Joe's Birthday Song) Paul Robeson Songs of Free Men Sony BMG Music 1997 re- release

5:32 Marc Blitzstein Zipperfly William Sharp, baritone; Steven Blier, piano Zipperfly And Other Songs Koch CD 6644

3:20 Marc Blitzstein I Wish It So Dawn Upshaw I Wish It So Electra Nonesuch 79345-2

6:06 Marc Blitzstein Rose Song William Sharp, baritone; Steven Blier, piano Zipperfly And Other Songs Koch CD 6644

1:21 english traditional The Countryman's Joy The City Waites Penny Merriments: Street Songs of 17th Century England Naxos 8557672

1:37 Kurt Weill Moritat von Mackie Messer Ensemble Modern;HK Gruber;Max Raabe Kurt Weill: Die Dreigroschenope r BMG
Classics - 7432166133 2

3:19 Kurt Weill Mack the Knife 1954 Orig. Broadway Cast The Threepenny Opera Decca Broadway- 012 159463-2

0:43 Kurt Weill Useless Song 1954 Orig. Broadway Cast Threepenny Opera (original off-Broadway cast) Decca Broadway - 012 159463-2

0:51 Kurt Weill Instead-Of Song 1954 Orig. Broadway Cast Threepenny Opera (original off-Broadway cast) Decca Broadway - 012 159463-2

1:25 Kurt Weill Pirate Jenny Lotte Lenya:The Threepenny Opera (Original Off Broad Threepenny Opera (original off-Broadway cast) Decca Broadway- 012 159463-2

4:18 Marc Blitzstein Blues William Sharp, baritone; Steven Blier, piano Zipperfly And Other Songs Koch CD 6644

1:25 Kurt Weill, arr. Louis Armstrong Satchmo-Mack the Knife Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars CBS 88079

1:03 Kurt Weill, arr. Bobby Darin Mack the Knife Bobby Darin The Ultimate Bobby Darin Warner 9-27606-2

1:30 Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht (Blitzstein adaptation) Mack the Knife (Ella live in 1966) Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington Orchestra & Jimmy Jones Trio Ella & Duke at The Côte d'Azur (Live) Eagle Vision -EREDV431

1:13 Bob Dylan When the Ship Comes In Bob Dylan The Times They Are A-Changin' Columbia COL CD 32021

2:13 Kurt Weill Pirate Jenny (Nina) Nina Simone The Best of Nina Simone Philips 82246-2
0:54 Kurt Weill Tango Ballad 1954 Orig. Broadway Cast Threepenny Opera (original off-Broadway cast) Decca Broadway - 012 159463-2

0:54 Marc Blitzstein Art for Art's Sake Randle Mell The Cradle Will Rock (soundtrack) JAY Records JAY 1300 (CD, LP)


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