The BPO at 75
Commemorative Recordings

Set of Five CDs - 1949-2008    Recorded at Kleinhans Music Hall

                 
                    

Disc One
   
Ludwig van Beethoven
    Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 "Pastoral"
        1. Allegro ma non troppo - Cheerful Impressions 8:11
        2. Andante molto moto - Scene by the Brook 11:14
        3. Allegro - Merry Gathering of Countryfolk 2:46
        4. Allegro - Thunderstorm 3:29
        5. Allegretto - Song after the Storm 8:26
                William Steinberg, conductor
                NBC live broadcast, 5 March 1949
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Ludwig van Beethoven
    Piano Concerto No.5 in E-flat major, Op.73 "Emperor"
        6. Allegro 19:39
        7. Adagio un poco mosso 8:23
        8. Rondo: Allegro 10.03
                Josef Krips, conductor; Glenn Gould, piano
                Live performance, 6 November 1960

Disc Two
   
Lukas Foss
    Baroque Variations
        1. On a Handel Larghetto 7:19
        2. On a Scarlatti Sonata 6:31
        3. On a Bach Prelude - "Phorion" 10:35
                Lukas Foss, conductor
                Nonesuch recording, 1967
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Lukas Foss
    Renaissance Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
        4. Intrada 4:52
        5. Baroque Interlude 3:30
        6. Recitative 5:16
        7. Jouissance 5:59
                Lukas Foss, conductor; Carol Wincenc, flute
                World premier performance, 9 May 1986
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Symphony No.36 in C Major "Linz" K.425
        8. Adagio; Allegro spiritoso 10:11
        9. Andante 7:00
        10. Menuetto 3:26
        11. Finale: Presto 7:33
                Maximiano Valdes, conductor
                Live performance, 25 October 1987

Disc Three
   
Carl Ruggles
    Men and Mountains
        1. Men 2:46
        2. Lilacs 3:02
        3. Marching Mountains 4:40
                Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
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George Gershwin
    4. Overture to Oh, Kay! 7:13
                Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
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George Gershwin
        5. Porgy and Bess Introduction 0:57
        6. Summertime; It Ain't Necessarily So; I Wants to Stay Here; I Loves You Porgy; 6:13
        7. Sarah Vaughan narrative 1:14
        8. But not for me (Girl Crazy, 1930); Love is here to stay (Goldwyn Follies Revue, 1938);
            Embraceable you (Girl Crazy, 1930); Someone to watch over me (Oh, Kay!, 1926) 10:31
        9. Sarah narrative 0:27
       10. It's nice work (A Damsel in Distress, 1937); They can't take that away
            (Shall We Dance, 1937); 'S Wonderful (Funny Face, 1937); Swanee (Capitol Revue, 1919);
            Strike up the band (Strike up the band, 1927) 6:03
       11. I've got a crush on you (Treasure Girl, 1928); A foggy day (A Damsel in Distress, 1937) 7:51
                Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
                Sarah Vaughan, diva extraordinaire
                Live performance, 10 October 1975

Disc Four
      
Sergey Rachmaninoff
    Concerto No.2 in C Minor, Op.18
        1. Moderato; Allegro 10:12
        2. Adagio sostenuto 11:09
        3. Allegro scherzando 11:00
                Julius Rudel, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano
                Live performance, 26 January 1980
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Dmitry Shostakovich
    Symphony No.5, Op.47
        4. Moderato 14:20
        5. Allegreto 5:38
        6. Largo 15:15
        7. Allegro non troppo 11:52
                Semyon Bychkov, conductor
                Live performance, 26 March 1988

Disc Five
   
Franz Schreker
        1. Prelude to a Drama - Das Spielwerke 17:24
                JoAnn Falletta, conductor
                Live performance, 30 March 2008
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Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
    Scheherazade, Op.35
        2. The Sea and the Vessel of Sinbad 10.19
        3. The Tale of Prince Kalender 12:03
        4. The Young Prince and the Young Princess 11:44
        5. Festival at Bagdad; the Sea; the Vessel is Wrecked 12:12
                JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Michael Ludwig, violin
                Live performance, 29 September 2007

   Special thanks for archival assistance to BPO musicians Rodney Pierce
   and Richard Myers, and BPO patron Jerry Gennaro.



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