Music by Request for April 18, 2020

Apr 18, 2020

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Credit Open Music Library

Today' playlist featured the Concerto In D Major for Guitar and Orchestra by Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. His compositions were banned from radio even before the Italian Government promulgated the Italian Racial Laws.  This convinced him to leave Italy and immigrate to the U.S.  He soon landed a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a film composer.  As a teacher, he had a significant influence on major film composers including Henri Mancini, Andre Previn, Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams, all of whom were his pupils. 

1.      Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 5, Rudolph Serkin, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein

2.     Aaron Copland, Appalachian Spring, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Aaron Copland

3.     Traditional Swedish/arr. Peter Schindler, Limu, Limu, Limu, Lang Lang

4.     Charles-Marie Widor, Symphony No. 5 for Organ, Simon Preston

5.     Peter Heidrich, Happy Birthday Variations, Kremerata Baltica

6.     Budy DeSylva and Louis Silvers, April Showers, Judy Garland

7.     Edwin Franko Goldman, Interlochen Bowl March, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Frederick Fennel

8.     Johann Sebastian Bach, Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings and Continuo, English Consort, Trevor Pinnock

9.     Robert Schumann, Three Romances, Benjamin Coelho and Uriel Tsachor

10.  Doyle Lawson, Calling my Children Home, Chanticleer

11.  Edgar Meyer, Sliding Down, Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck, Mike Marshall

12.  Victor Herbert, Thine Alone, Beverly Sills, London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Kostelanetz

13.  Giacomo Puccini, Humming Chorus from Madame Butterfly, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, John McCarthy, Philharmonia Orchestra, Giuseppe Sinopoli

14.  Jacob Gade, Jalouise, Boston Pops Orchestra, Keith Lockhart

15.  Meyer Kupferman, A Nietzsche Cycle, Susan Gregory, Robert Johnson, Seymour Bernstein

16.  Samuel Barber, Sure on this Shining Night, Barbara Hendricks, London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas

17.  Georges Bizet, Excerpts from the second act of Carmen, Shirley Verret, Orchestra of the Royal Opera – Covent Garden, Sir Georg Solti

18.  Antonin Dvorak, Piano Quintet No. 2, Portland String Quartet

19.  Richard Rodgers/arr. Christopher O’Riley, Carousel Waltz, Jenny Lin

20.  Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim, Somewhere from West Side Story, Jessye Norman, Israel Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein

21.  John Lennon, Imagine, 2Cellos

22.  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian Easter Overture, Israel Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta

23.  Johann Sebastian Bach, Goldberg Variations, Theme and Variations 1-5, Glenn Gould

24.  Johann Strauss II, Where the lemon trees blossom, Israel Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta

25.  Rodgers and Hammerstein, O what a beautiful morning from Oklahoma, 2019 Broadway Cast Recording

26.  Dave Grusin, Theme from On Golden Pond, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Dave Grusin

27.  Hector Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasilaires No. 2, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Jesus Lopez-Cobos

28.  Robert Wadsworth Lowry, How can I keep from Singing, St Pauls Cathedral Choristers, City of London Sinfonia, John Scott

29.  Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Concerto in D Major for Guitar and Orchestra, Alirio Diaz, The Zagreb Soloists, Antonia Janigro

30.  John Adams, Road Movies for Violin and Piano, Angele Dubeau and Louise Bessette