#3684: Classics Recomposed

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Hear variations on, recompositions of, and even electronic treatments added to classical (well, technically, romantic, baroque & medieval) works on this New Sounds. There’s music from the German composer Max Richter who recomposed Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” along with Uri Caine’s playful romp around J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations and pianist Chad Lawson’s modern minimalism in trio form based on Chopin. Also, Korean-American composer Bora Yoon remixes medieval chant, and Jed Distler has at Pachelbel and his Canon in D.

PROGRAM #3684 Classics Recomposed (First aired on 1/16/2015)  

ARTIST: Max Richter, Daniel Hope, violin; Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin; André de Ridder
WORK: Autumn, excerpt [:47]
RECORDING: Recomposed: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
SOURCE: Deutsche Grammophone 0289 481 0044 6 CD
INFO: deutschegrammophon.com

ARTIST: Berlin Philharmonic | Herbert von Karajan, conductor | Frank Maus, harpsichord
WORK: Johann Pachelbel, Canon in D, excerpt [1:00]
RECORDING: One Hit Wonders
SOURCE: Deutsche Grammaphon 472700
INFO: deutschegrammophon.com

ARTIST: Brian Eno
WORK: Three Variations on the Canon in D Major by Johann Pachelbel [:45]
RECORDING: Discreet Music
SOURCE: Astralwerks / Virgin - #ENOCD 5
INFO: Available at iTunes, Amazon.com

ARTIST: The Village People
WORK: Go West [:45]
RECORDING: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Village People
SOURCE: Mercury - #546558
INFO: Available at iTunes, Amazon.com

ARTIST: The Pet Shop Boys
WORK: Go West [:30]
RECORDING: Ultimate Pet Shop Boys
SOURCE: EMI Catalogue / EMI Music Distribution - #9193952
INFO: Available at iTunes, Amazon.com

ARTIST: Jocelyn Pook
WORK: Arsenal: Trevor's Conversion [5:20]
RECORDING: Portraits In Absentia
SOURCE: Private CD, not commercially available.
INFO: Stream it at Pook's website, jocelynpook.com

ARTIST: Jed Distler
WORK: After Pachelbel [6:21]
RECORDING: Meditate with the Masters
SOURCE: Musical Concepts
INFO: jeddistler.com

ARTIST: Chad Lawson, piano | Judy Kang, violin | Rubin Kodheli, cello
WORK: Chopin Nocture in f minor, Op. 55, No. 1 [6:17]
RECORDING: The Chopin Variations
SOURCE: Hillset Records 
INFO: chadlawson.com/#music

ARTIST: Max Richter, Daniel Hope, violin; Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin; André de Ridder
WORK: Autumn: 3[1:44]
RECORDING: Recomposed: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
SOURCE: Deutsche Grammophone 0289 481 0044 6 CD
INFO: deutschegrammophon.com

ARTIST: Max Richter, Daniel Hope, violin; Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin; André de Ridder
WORK: Autumn: 4 [3:08]
RECORDING: Recomposed: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
SOURCE: Deutsche Grammophone 0289 481 0044 6 CD
INFO: deutschegrammophon.com

ARTIST: Uri Caine
WORK: Variation For Vinicius [4:57]
RECORDING: Goldberg
SOURCE: Winter & Winter 910054 
INFO:  winterandwinter.com

ARTIST: Uri Caine
WORK: Stomp Variation [2:26]
RECORDING: Goldberg
SOURCE: Winter & Winter 910054 
INFO:  winterandwinter.com

ARTIST: Forma Antiqua, Aitor Hevia, violin with Theo Bleckmann & Uri Caine
WORK: Fall [2:55]
RECORDING: Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
SOURCE: Winter & Winter 910185
INFO: winterandwinter.com

ARTIST: Bora Yoon
WORK: In paradisum [8:54]
RECORDING: Sunken Cathedral
SOURCE: Innova 880
INFO: innova.mu

ARTIST: A Far Cry
WORK: Ted Hearne: Law of Mosaics - Climactic moments from Adagio for Strings and The Four Seasons, slowed down and layered on top of one another [4:03]
RECORDING: Ted Hearne: Law of Mosaics
SOURCE: Crier 1402
INFO: afarcry.org