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WNYC Must Have Festival 2005

A weeklong on-air music festival designed to help you create the classical music library of your dreams

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

WNYC’s first-ever Must Have Festival—an on-air music festival designed to help you create the classical music library of your dreams. Find the Must Have picks below of WNYC hosts and special guest personalities from the world of music.

Click the listen links and enjoy these special episodes of Evening Music again and again.

Airdates and Special Guests on Evening Music
Monday, November 28
Jonathan Schwartz | Wu Han | George Preston

Tuesday, November 29
Kurt Andersen | Peter Schickele

Wednesday, November 30
Leonard Lopate | Rob Kapilow | Elena Park

Thursday, December 1
Amy Eddings | James Conlon | Margo McLean

Friday, December 2
Sara Fishko | George Steel | Arun Rath

Saturday, December 3
Brian Lehrer | John Zorn | Ed Haber

Sunday, December 4
Jad Abumrad | Soterios Johnson | Julie Burstein

Jonathan Schwartz, WNYC Host: The Saturday Show and The Sunday Show

I have always been embedded in classical music. To me, it is not classical, it is essential. On Monday night, November 28, I've been offered the opportunity to listen to and talk about some of the pieces that hold deep meaning (feeling) for me. This, on Margaret's program at 7PM.

> J.S. Bach: Suite No. 2 for Unaccompanied Cello
   Mstislav Rostropovich
   (EMI/Angel 55365)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique”
   Leonard Slatkin and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
   (RCA 60438)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 15, Op. 144
   Borodin String Quartet
   (EMI/Angel 49270)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61
   Jascha Heifetz with Charles Munch and
   the Boston Symphony Orchestra
   (RCA 68980)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Mozart: String Quartet No. 23 in F, K. 590
   Alban Berg Quartet
   (EMI/Angel 49971)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> George Gershwin: Preludes
   Arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle on Verve
   (from The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Book)
   (Verve 3145198322)
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Wu Han photoListen  Wu Han, pianist and Co-Artistic Director of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

> Horowitz in Moscow
   (Deutsche Grammophon 419 499-2)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Martha Argerich/Berliner Philharmoniker/Claudio Abbado
   Prokofiev: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra no. 3
   in C Major, op. 26

   (Deutsche Grammophon 415 062-2)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Emerson String Quartet: Shostakovich String Quartets
   (Deutsche Grammophon 289 463 284-2)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Da-Hong Seetoo/Wu Han/David Finckel
   Tchaikovsky/Kodály
   (ArtistLed 19601-2)

> Theresa Stratas: The Unknown Kurt Weill
   (Nonesuch 79019)

> Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau/Gerald Moore
   Schubert: Die Winterreise
   (Deutsche Grammophon 47421)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Emerson String Quartet/Mstislav Rostropovich
   Schubert: String Quintet in C Major
   (Deutsche Grammophon 431 792-2))

> Music@Menlo/2002: Messiaen
   Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps
   (Music@Menlo archival recording)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com
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George Preston, WNYC Music Director

If you like great singing, you’re going to love this hour. It features a stunning live performance of Wagner from Bayreuth, the plaintive tenor of Josef Schmidt, cut down in the prime of life, a serene Faure choral masterpiece, and a profound Bach solo from Benjamin Luxon. And sure, I’ll have some instrumental faves as well.

> Richard Wagner: Die Walküre, Act I
   Lauritz Melchior/Lotte Lehmann/
   Erich Leinsdorf/
   Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera
   (Guild 2215)

> Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A, Opus 92
   Carlos Kleiber/Vienna Philharmonic
   (DG 447400)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Giacomo Puccini: “E lucevan le stelle” from Tosca
   Joseph Schmidt
   (Angel/EMI 64673)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Fauré: Requiem, Agnus Dei
   Stephen Cleobury/
   Choir of King’s College, Cambridge/
   /English Chamber Orchestra
   (Angel/EMI 49880)

> J.S. Bach: “Mache dich, mein Herze, rein”
   St. Matthew Passion
   Benjamin Luxon/Johannes Somary/
   English Chamber Orchestra
   (Vanguard Classics 4060/1/2)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com
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Listen  Kurt Andersen, WNYC Host: Studio 360
Most of my eight choices were revelations when I first heard them—composers I hadn't known (Raymond Scott, Zez Confrey, Michael Nyman) or unfamiliar pieces by familiar composers (Beethoven's “Grosse Fuge,” Britten's “Four Sea Interludes”). And to my slight surprise all but two are from the 20th century.

> Ludwig van Beethoven: Grosse Fuge
   in B-flat Major
   The Alban Berg Quartet
   (Angel/EMI 69792)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Eric Satie: Gnossienne No. 5
   Jean-Yves Thibaudet
   (Decca/London 473620)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Zez Confrey: Fourth Dimension
   Eteri Andjaparidze
   (Naxos 559016)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Raymond Scott: “Powerhouse”
   (Basta 1998 or Stash CD-543)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Britten: “Four Sea Interludes”
   Bernstein, Boston SO
   (DGG 431768)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> John Adams: “Short Ride In A Fast Machine”
   Edo de Waart, San Francisco SO
   (Nonesuch 79144)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Harold Budd: “Breathless…I” and “Breathless….2”
   (New Albion)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Michael Nyman: “Piano Concerto, III. The Hut”
   John Lenehan/Takuo Yuasa/Ulster Orchestra
   (Naxos 554168)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com
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Peter Schickele photoListen  Peter Schickele, 21st Century Composer, Musicologist, Multifaceted Performer (aka, P.D.Q. Bach)

> Mozart: Symphony No. 1 in E-flat, K. 16
   Erich Leinsdorf and the
   Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
   of London
   (MCA 9808)

> Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments
   Igor Stravinsky and the
   North German Radio Symphony Orchestra
   (Arkadia 766.2, CD 2)

> Mozart: Divertimento in E-flat, K. 563
   Jascha Heifetz/William Primrose/Emanuel Feuermann
   (RCA Victor 61740)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Webern: Variations for Piano
   Maurizio Pollini
   (DG 419 202)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Ravel: L’enfant et les sortileges
   Lorin Maazel and the French National
   Radio Orchestra with various soloists
   (DG 423 718)

> Lennie Tristano: Turkish Mambo
   Lennie Tristano
   Rhino 71595

> Mozart: “Un aura amorosa” from Cosi fan tutte
   Richard Lewis with Fritz Busch and
   the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
   (Guild 2303)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Gershwin/Davis: “My Man’s Gone Now”
   from Porgy and Bess
   Miles Davis with Gil Evans and orchestra
   (Columbia 40647)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com
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Listen  Leonard Lopate, WNYC Host: The Leonard Lopate Show

> J. S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor,
   BWV 1011 (excerpt)
   Matt Haimovitz
   (Oxingale 2000)

> Poor Pilgrim of Sorrow (gospel song)
   J. Robert Bradley
   (Shanachie 6005)

> Robert Schumann, “Ich hab im Traum geweinet”
   Dichterliebe
   José van Dam and Dalton Baldwin
   (Forlane 16595)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Mellin-Wood, My One and Only Love
   John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman
   (ImpulseGRD-107)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> The Day is Past and Gone (gospel song)
   Marion Williams
   (hanachie 6063)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Van Heusen-Burke, Here’s That Rainy Day
   Bill Evans
   (Verve 314 589 319-2)
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Rob Kapilow photoListen  Rob Kapilow, conductor, composer, commentator

> Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in c minor, 3rd mvt.
   Wilhelm Furtwängler/Berlin Philharmonic
   (DG 427 402)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 132 in a minor
   3rd mvt
   The Fine Arts Quartet
   (Everest 9056/58)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Bernstein: Simple Song from Mass
   Alan Titus/Leonard Bernstein and orchestra
   (CBS/Sony 63089)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in c minor, 5th mvt
   Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
   (CBS/Sony 63159)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Vivaldi: “Winter” from The Four Seasons, 1st mvt.
   Piazzolla: “Primavera portena” Spring in Buenos Aires
   Gidon Kremer/Kremerata Baltica
   (Nonesuch 79568)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com
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Listen  Elena Park, WNYC Executive Producer for Music & Culture

My musical tastes do include the much heralded Three B's: Bach, Beethoven & Brahms. But much of music I love features sounds and textures that expand notions of "classical" music. So joining Beethoven and Wagner are Arvo Pärt and John Adams—and a rollicking new, genre-busting recording by Osvaldo Golijov.

> Pärt: Tabula Rasa
   Staatsorchester Stuttgart
   Dennis Russell Davies, conductor
   Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
   (ECM 1275 1375)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Adams: Harmonium
   San Francisco Symphony & San Francisco
   Symphony Chorus
   John Adams, conductor
   (Nonesuch John Adams Earbox)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Golijov: Ayre
   Dawn Upshaw & The Andalucian Dogs
   Wa Habibi (My love)
   (DG B0004782-02)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Adagio
   (EMI)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Wagner: Pilgrims’ Chorus from Tannhäuser
   (Telarc 80333)
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Listen  Amy Eddings, Host: All Things Considered

I like my pop music to make me shout, and my classical music to make me cry. Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings does just that. It’s the soundtrack to all who are lonesome in the world. And then there’s Henryk Gorecki’s Symphony Number 3, Opus 36, his slow, structurally repetitive lament of the Nazi occupation of Poland. The version I have has the gorgeous, crystal clear soprano of Dawn Upshaw.

> Henryk Gorecki: Symphony no 3,
   opus 36, Lento e Largo
   Dawn Upshaw/London Sinfonietta/
   David Zinman
   (Nonesuch 79282)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings
   New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein
   (CBS/Sony 63088)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
   Royal Philharmonic/pianist Earl Wild
   (Chandos 8521)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Thomas Tallis: If Ye Love Me
   Voices of Ascension
   Dennis Keene conducting
   (Delos 3165)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com
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James Conlon, conductorListen  James Conlon, conductor

> Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22,
   K. 482, 2nd mvt.
   Wilhelm Furtwängler/Berlin Philharmonic
   (Nuova Era 013.6339)

> Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde, 5th mvt.
   Fritz Wunderlich/Otto Klemperer/(New) Philharmonia Orchestra
   (EMI/Angel 47231)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Verdi: Otello, “Dio mi potevi scagliar...”
   Ramon Vinay/Arturo Toscanini/NBC Symphony Orchestra
   (RCA 60302)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Schubert: Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat, D. 898.
   Alfred Cortot/Jacques Thibaud/Pablo Casals
   (EMI/Angel 61024)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, “Erbarme dich.”
   Bernarda Fink/Nikolaus Harnoncourt/Concentus Musicus Wien
   (Teldec 81036)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Stravinsky: Rite of Spring, exc.
   Pierre Boulez/Cleveland Orchestra
   (CBS/Sony 37764)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Wagner: Die Walküre, Act III, exc.
   Thomas Stewart/Herbert von Karajan/Berlin Philharmonic
   (DG 415-149)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Beethoven: 7th Symphony, 4th mvt.
   Carlos Kleiber/Vienna Philharmonic
   (DG 447 400)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Debussy: La Mer, Dialogue of the Wind and the Sea
   Arturo Toscanini/Philadelphia Orchestra
   (RCA 60311)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Dvorák: Piano Quintet in A, Op. 81, Finale
   Menahem Pressler/Emerson String Quartet
   (DG 439 868)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com
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Listen  Margo McLean, Interactive Producer, Music & Culture Content

Herbert von Karajan conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in an intensely ravishing recording of Debussy's opera based on Maurice Maeterlink's play Pelléas et Mélisande. With an exquisite, heartbreaking performance by Frederica von Stade singing the mysterious and fragile Mélisande, the cast is first-rate including the masterful José von Dam singing Golaud.

> Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit
   Ondine
   Martha Argerich/Claudio Abbado/Berlin Philharmonic
   (Deutsche Grammophon #47438)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
   Frederica von Stade/Richard Stilwell/
   Herbert von Karajan/Berliner Philharmoniker
   (EMI Classics #67168 )
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Reynaldo Hahn: Tyndaris
    sung by Ian Bostridge
   Songs by Reynaldo Hahn
   (Hyperion CDA67141/2)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Hans Huber: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Minor, 3rd mvt.
   Dan Franklin Smith, piano/Stuttgarter Philharmoniker
   (Sterling #1056)

> Richard Strauss: Vier Letzte Lieder
   Beim Schlafengehen
   Gundala Janowitz/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan
   (Deutsche Grammophon #47422)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Gustav Mahler: Ich bin der welt abhanden gekommen
   Janet Baker/Sir John Barbirolli
   (EMI #66996)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5
   Adagietto
   Leonard Bernstein/Vienna Philharmonic
   (Deutsche Grammophon #23608)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, conclusion, Act.3
   Mild und leise wie er Lächelt...
   Heller schallend, mich umwallend

   Kirsten Flagstad/Wilhelm Furtwängler
   (EMI Classics)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Jerome Kern: All the things you are
   The Jerome Kern Songbook
   Sylvia McNair/André Previn
   (Philips 442 129-2)
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WNYC host Sara FishkoListen  Sara Fishko, Cultural Producer/Fishko Files

Pianist Simone Barere was a technical wizard, dismissed by some critics as a mere ‘machine.’ He was inclined to play familiar pieces at triple-speed; but his 1951 recording of this impossibly difficult Liszt etude is chills-producing in the extreme and not at all machine-like.

> Irén Marik:
   performing Beethoven’s Sonata no. 30 op. 109
   recorded 1956 in her home
   (Arbiter 143)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Fine Arts Quartet:
   performing Mozart’s Adagio and Fugue
   for string quartet in c minor, K 546
   from a broadcast in the late ‘60’s
   (Music & Arts 1154)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Sviatoslav Richter:
   performing Prokofiev’s “Visions Fugitive”
   recorded in concert in 1960
   (RCA 63844)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Simon Barere: Liszt’s Concert Etude no. 2,
    “La Leggierezza”
   rec. in a studio in 1951
   only recently released
   (Cembal d’amour 114)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Ivo Pogorelich: encore
   (DG 445 573)
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Listen  George Steel, Executive Director of the Miller Theater

> Stravinksy: Vom Himmel Hoch Variations
   American Stravinsky: Robert Craft, conductor
   (Stravinsky edition Volume IV)
   (Music Masters 67113)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Purcell: Fantasias
   Jordi Savall and Hesperion XX
   Fantasias X and XI
   (Astree 9922)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio
   Jauchet, frohlocket
   Bach Collegium Japan
   (BIS 941)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah
   Lamentations II
   Tallis Scholars
   (Gimell 025)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Chausson: Poème de l'amour et de la mer
   Le Mort de l'amour
   Jessye Norman & Orchestre Philharmonique
   de Monte Carlo
   (Warner/apex 48992)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Mahler Fifth: Adagietto
   Leonard Bernstein's 1972 DVD (Unitel/DG)
   (DGG Video UCBG-1037)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Stravinsky: Variations
   Conducted by Oliver Knussen
   (DG 447-068-2)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com
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Listen  Arun Rath, Senior Editor of Studio 360

Ives’ First Symphony—amazingly, written when he was a student—takes the European orchestra and gives it an utterly American sound. His Fourth Symphony was so far ahead of its time, we still haven’t caught up with it. One is easy listening, the other is not, but both will blow you away.

> African Dawn
   Abdullah Ibrahim
   (Enja #4030)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Ives: Symphonies No 1 & 4
   Tilson Thomas/Chicago So & Chorus
   (Sony Classical #44939)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (Mass in D)
   John Eliot Gardiner English Baroque
   Soloists/Monteverdi Choir
   (Archiv 429779)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com
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Listen  Brian Lehrer, WNYC Host: The Brian Lehrer Show

I will start with my single biggest musical hero, Miles Davis, who inspired me to think creatively about change. Then I’ll sample from three of my favorite 20th Century classical works, and throw in a piece of Rumsfeldian new music for an unusual dessert.

> Miles Davis: Boplicity
   from Birth of The Cool (1949)
   Bill Evans's arrangements: "Boplicity"
   and "Moon Dreams"
   (Blue Note Records 30117)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Miles Davis: Orbits from Miles Smiles (1966)
   (Sony 65682)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Miles Davis: Spanish Key from Bitch’s Brew (1969)
   The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions
    (Sony 65570)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Messiaen: Quartet For the End of Time, mvt. IV
   Jian Wang/Gil Shaham/Myung-Whun Chung/
   Paul Meyer/Jian Wang (Cello)/Gil Shaham (Violin)
   (DGG 469052)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Movement I
   Solti with the Chicago/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
   (London/Decca 470516)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Steve Reich: Vermont Counterpoint
   Ransom Wilson/Solisti New York
   (EMI Classics Red Line CDR5729942)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Phil Kline: Three Rumsfeld Songsfrom Zippo Songs
   Todd Reynolds/ Phil Kline/David Cossin/Theo Bleckmann
   (Cantaloupe 21019)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com
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Listen  John Zorn, composer, performer

Composer and improviser John Zorn chose to represent the spirit of experimentalism through the centuries, in the realm of classical music. Despite diverse sources and centuries, there's a common thread of boldness, surprise, and a sense of breaking through old rules and stepping into new territory.

> Guillaume de Machaut: Horquetus David
   Studio der Fruhen Musik, dir. Thomas Binkley
   (EMI, 63424)

> Moondog: Big Cat
   Moondog
   (Prestige, 1741)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Charles Ives: Improvisation
   Ives Plays Ives
   (CRI, 810)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Burmese music: Chit Kyoo...
   from the album "White Elephants and Golden Ducks"
   (Shanachie 64087)

> Pierre Boulez: Marteau Sans Maîtres
   conductor Pierre Boulez
   (Ades, 202902)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> K. Sivaprasad: Atukaraadani
   from the album "Whistle Wizard"
   (Sangeetha/Koel, KDI 057)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Terry Riley: The Gift (excerpt)
   Terry Riley
   (Organ of Corti, 1)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Giancinto Scelsi: Canti di Capricorn (part 1)
   (Wergo, 60127)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Gesualdo: O Dolorosa Gioia
   Moro Lasso – Concerto Italiano
   (Opus 111, 30-238)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Heinrich Biber: Battaglia (part 1-3)
   Concentus Musicus Wien, cond. by Harnoncourt
   (Teldec, 8.43779)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Maurizio Kagel: Exotica (excerpt)
   Michel Portal, at al
   (Deutsche Grammophone, 445 252)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> traditional Japanese Gagaku: Hyojo...
   (Japanese Columbia, 6194)

> Harry Partch: The Dreamer That Remains
   Harry Partch Ensemble
   (New World Records, 80623)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com
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Listen  Ed Haber, WNYC Senior Concert Engineer

While almost certainly intended as a political parable, the text of The Seven Deadly Sins is actually quite nuanced, encompassing a broad range of emotions, including a great deal of humor in addition to the underlying anger and sadness. The English translation (by W.H. Auden & Chester Kalman) is powerful and rarely recorded, and conductor Dennis Russell Davies and the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Marianne Faithfull, and members of the Hudson Shad give thrilling performances of one of the great underrated pieces of the 20th century.

> Kurt Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins
   (RCA Victor, 74321-60119-2)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Philip Glass: Satyagraha
   (CBS Masterworks, M3K-39672)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Bach: Cantata BWV 33
   (Teldec, 4509-91756-2)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com
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Listen  Jad Abumrad, WNYC Producer: Radio Lab

I enjoy playing Kiln while people-watching on the subway. I'm not sure what to call this style of music...maybe the musical equivalent of a still-life. In any case, it's a perfect soundtrack for hectic days because the mental pictures are beautiful and wide open.

> Shostakovich Cello Concerto #1 in E-Flat
   Rostropovich/David Oistrakh/Moscow Philharmonic
   (Yedang Entertainment 10037)

> Kiln, "A Place in Between"
   "Thermals: Sonic-Carousels, Tonesheets,
   Loopstrata, And Slo-Wave Microsymphonies 1993-2000"
   (Available at Infractionrecords.co)

> Morton Feldman, Morton 2
   "For Philip Guston 1"
   (Bridge 9078)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Metric "Combat Baby"
   "Old World Undergroun, Whare Are You Now?"
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Bernard Parmegiani, "Moins I'infini"
   "La Creation Du Monde"
   (INA-GRM 1002)

> Radiohead, "Let Down"
   "OK Computer"
   (Parlophone CDNODATA02)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> 7/4 (Shoreline)
   Broken Social Scene
   "Broken Social Scene"
   (Arts & Crafts 014)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Stars of the Lid, The Better Angels of Our Nation
   "Gravitational Pull Vs The Desire
   For An Aquatic Life"
   (Kranky)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Boards of Canada, Happy Cycling
   "Music Has the Right to Children"
   (Warp 55)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com
   or...
> Boards of Canada, Julie And Candy
   "Geogaddi"
   » Purchase at Amazon.com
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Listen  Soterios Johnson, Host, Morning Edition

Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” is one of my favorite choral works. Its harmonies are dissonant, but not overly so. And its Middle Eastern rhythms help create a piece that is beautiful, moving and uplifting, while at the same time serene.

> Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
   Vienna Boys’ Choir/Israel Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein
   (Deutsche Grammophon 415-965-2)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Mozart: Requiem
   Kirkby/Watkinson/Rolfe-Johnson/Thomas
   Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir/Christopher Hogwood
   (L’Oiseau-Lyre 411 712-2)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture Op36
   Ernest Ansermet/Jacques Horneffer/
   L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
   (Decca 43464)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Puccini: La Boheme
   Mirella Freni/Luciano Pavarotti/Berlin Philharmonic
   Herbert von Karajan
   (London 421 245-2)
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> Wonderful Town
   Rosalind Russell/Bernstein/Comden & Green
   (Sony Broadway SK 48021)
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> Mikis Theodorakis
   Maria Farandouri/Adonis Kaloyiannis
   “To Perigiali”
   (Poem by George Seferis set to music
   by Theodorakis
   (Mi Pan CD 2023)

> Philip Glass: GlassWorks
   (Sony Masterworks MK 37265)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

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> Elgar: Cello Concerto, Op. 85
   Jacqueline DuPre/Daniel Barenboim/
   London Philharmonic Orchestra
   (Sony 60789)
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> Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in c minor,
   Op. 68, 1st mvt.
   Kurt Masur/New York Philharmonic
   (Teldec 90883)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No 5
   Yo Yo Ma
   (CBS/Sony 63203)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasilieras #5
   Netania Davrath/Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
   (CBS/Sony 46715)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com

> Weill: Mack the Knife
   Ella Fitzgerald
   (Verve314 519 564-2)
   » Purchase at Amazon.com
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