Sunday, February 3, 2013

Classics and Beyond Playlist: Week of 02-10-13

Segment One

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral Symphony"
I. Allegro ma non troppo (Awakening of cheerful feelings upon arrival in the country)
II. Andante molto mosso (Scene at the brook)
III. Allegro (Happy gathering of country folk)
IV. Allegro (Thunderstorm; storm)
V. Allegretto  (Shepherds' Song; cheerful and thankful feelings after the storm)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
Arturo Toscanini: Conductor
78 RPM Album: Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (RCA Victor)

Segment Two

Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in D Major RV 208 "Il Grosso Mogul" (Arranged for Harpsichord by J.S. Bach)
I. Allegro
II. Larghetto
III. Allegro
Wanda Landowska: Harpsichord
78 RPM Discs: 12-002-B/12-003-B (RCA Victor)

Segment Three

George Frideric Handel: "Air and Variations" (The Harmonious Blacksmith) from Suite No. 5 in E Major, HWV 430
Wanda Landowska: Harpsichord
78 RPM Disc: 12-006-B (RCA Victor)

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