Music By Request for October 3, 2020

Oct 3, 2020

John Challis, American Harpsichord Maker (1908-1974)
Credit Ann Arbor District Library

Featured on today's playlist was a recording of E. Power Biggs performing Scott Joplin's Sunflower Slowdrag on a John Challis pedal harpsichord.  John Challis grew up in southeastern Michigan and attended Eastern Michigan University.  He became the only harpsichord builder in North America where he worked out of a two-story space above a dress shop in Ypsilanti.  He later moved to New York City when his home was condemned to build the Chrysler Freeway.

1.     Johann Sebastian Bach, transcription by August Strada, Organ Sonata in E minor, Vikingur Olafsson

2.     Charles Ives, Variations on America, Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy

3.     Harry Gregson-Williams, excerpts from Narnia, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

4.     Antonin Dvorak, Symphony No. 8, Vienna Philharmonic, Seiji Ozawa

5.     J.S. Bach, Tocatta and Fugue in D minor, E. Power Biggs

6.     Ravi Shankar, Variant Moods, Joshua Bell and Anoushka Shankar

7.     Charles Ives, Circus Band March, Samuel Jones and Warren Jones

8.     Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 25, Leonard Bernstein, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

9.     Aaron Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man, Emerson Lake and Palmer

10.  Johannes Brahms, Symphony No.1, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

11.  Traditional Gospel Medley, Bob Snyder and David B. Hooten

12.  Charles Ives, Halloween, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein

13.  Louis Prima, Sing, Sing, Sing, Benny Goodman and his Orchestra

14.  Carl Maria von Weber, Overture to Oberon, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

15.  Franz Schubert, Piano Quintet in A major, “Trout” Cleveland Quartet, John O’Connor

16.  Giuseppe Verdi, Grand March from Aida, Rome Opera Theater Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti

17.  Emmerich Kalman, excerpt from Die Csardasfurstin, Slovak Philharmonic Choir and Radio Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

18.  Johannes Brahms, Waltzes for Piano, Four Hands, Yaara Tal and Andrea Groethuysen

19.  Alessio de Sensi and Andrea Morricone, Cinema Paradiso (Se), Josh Groban

20.  Gustav Mahler, Symphony No 1. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop

21.  Giuseppe Verdi, Sanctus from Requiem, Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Shaw

22.  Scott Joplin, Sunflower Slow Drag, E. Power Biggs

23.  Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto for Bassoon in B flat major, Meyrick Alexander, London Chamber Orchestra, Christopher Warren Green

24.  Nina Rota, La Strada, I Salonisti

25.  Johann Pachelbel, Aria and Variations in F Minor, Gustav Leonhardt

26.  Gregorio Allegri, Miserere, Choir of King’s College Cambridge, Sir David Willcocks

27.  George Frederich Handel, Sonata for Two in G Minor, Amit Peled, Andrea Casarrubios, Hui-Chuan Chen

28.  Philip Glass, Piece in the Shape of a Square, Craig Morris