March 4 & 5, 2017: Our show this week is a very exciting potpourri of musical favorites that I’m sure you’re going to enjoy! I recently found a wonderful recording of the suite from the opera “The Tsar of Saltan”, or more completely, “The Tsar of Saltan Vasily Nebolsin Bolshoi”. This is a wonderful opera and the orchestra suite is just as beautiful! I’m also “crossing over” into jazz with a most unusual “backup band” featured! And last but certainly not least, we will hear the very programmatic and intensely exciting Concerto for Orchestra by Bela Bartok, and some beautiful Spanish folk songs as sung by soprano Victoria de los Angeles.
Bach JS-Concerto in A major for Oboe d’Amore, Strings and basso continuo (Vienna Consentus Musicus/Nikolaus Harnoncourt ) [13.58]
Rimsky-Korsakov-Suite from the Opera “The Tsar of Saltan Vasily Nebolsin Bolshoi ” [22.26]
Turtle Island String Quartet-Spider Dreams & Waterfall with Blenders (Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Jarvi with the Turtle Island String Quartet) [12.44]
Bartok-Concerto for Orchestra (Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra/Andrew Davis) [37.45]
deFalla-Seven Canciones for Soprano and orchestra (Orquestra de Cambra Teatre Lliure/Josep Poins and Victoria de los Angeles, soprano) [13.25]
Exit: Swingle Singers-Waltzing Mathilda [3.17]