BSO at Home: Listening

BSO at Home: Listening

Full listing of the audio featured on BSO at Home from the BSO Archives, curated by BSO Artistic Administrator Anthony Fogg.

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Week 1: BSO Music Directors

For this first week’s offering, I’ve chosen works conducted by seven of the BSO’s 15 Music Directors, and repertoire with which each is particularly associated.

March 23: Andris Nelsons | SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2
March 24: Seiji Ozawa | STRAVINSKY Symphony of Psalms
March 25: Charles Munch | ROUSSEL Suite in F
March 26: William Steinberg | BEETHOVEN Three Overtures
March 27: Pierre Monteux | STRAUSS Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
March 28: Serge Koussevitzky | BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9
March 29: Erich Leinsdorf | WAGNER Excerpts from Götterdämmerung

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Week 2: Great Soloists with the BSO

In selecting a sampling of BSO archival performances from the last 70 years featuring some of the hundreds of distinguished soloists who have appeared with the orchestra, I wanted to include a mixture of beloved concerti, in addition to a couple of less well-known corners of the repertoire.

March 30: Van Cliburn | RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3
March 31: Doriot Anthony Dwyer, Lukas Foss and Seymour Lipkin | J.S. BACH Orchestral Suite No. 2, J.S. BACH Concerto No. 1 in C minor for two pianos
April 1: Isaac Stern | BRAHMS Violin Concerto
April 2: Leonard Bernstein | BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety
April 3: Doriot Anthony Dwyer, flute; Ralph Gomberg, oboe; Harold Wright, clarinet; Sherman Walt, bassoon; Armando Ghitalla, trumpet; Charles Kavalovski, horn;Ronald Barron, trombone; Everett Firth, timpani | MARTIN Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments, Timpani, Percussion, and String Orchestra
April 4: Leon Fleisher | BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1
April 5: Rudolf Serkin | MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 1

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Week 3: BSO plays masterworks from the Classical period

Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, and Beethoven. This week, you’ll hear the BSO playing a diverse selection of works from the Classical period, in performances dating back to 1947 and as recent as 1992. And to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first concert given by the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, we have one of the most popular choral works of any period – Mozart’s Requiem.

April 6: HAYDN Symphony No. 98
April 7: MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat, K.271
April 8: HAYDN Symphony No. 92, Oxford
April 9: SCHUBERT Symphony No. 3
April 10: MOZART Sinfonia concertante in E-flat, K.364
April 11: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus MOZART Requiem
April 12: BEETHOVEN Fidelio

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Week 4: BSO performs musical landmarks of the 20th century

This week, we celebrate this great legacy through singular performances of music by composers close to the artistic heart of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. And, by extension, we recognize the enormous influence of the BSO’s music director from 1929 to 1949, Serge Koussevitzky.

April 13: SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 1
April 14: HINDEMITH Symphony, Mathis der Maler
April 15: MARTINŮ Double Concerto for Two String Orchestras, Piano, and Timpani
April 16: COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
April 17: MESSIAEN Turangalîla-Symphonie
April 18: BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra
April 19: VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No. 4

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Week 5: The French Tradition and the BSO

Whether in the music of Berlioz, Debussy or Ravel, or in recent years Henri Dutilleux, Eric Tanguy, Betsy Jolas, or Jean-Frédéric Neuberger, the BSO has maintained a singular and unique relationship with French composers for over a century.

April 20: DEBUSSY La Mer
April 21: BIZET Symphony in C
April 22: BERLIOZ The Damnation of Faust
April 23: ROUSSEL Symphony No. 3 in G Minor
April 24: RAVEL La Valse
April 25: BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique
April 26: RAVEL Daphnis and Chloé, Suite No. 2

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Week 6: BSO and the Romantic Age

This final week of performances from the radio archives of the Boston Symphony features compositions both large-scale and small from the Romantic era.

April 27: TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy
April 28: STRAUSS Don Quixote
April 29: WEBER Konzertstück for piano and orchestra
April 30: BERLIOZ Béatrice et Bénédict
TCHAIKOVSKY Hamlet, Fantasy Overture
May 2: BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 in C minor
May 3: BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 in D

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