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Saturday Afternoon Classical June 11, 2011

This week, excerpts from the JFK Inaugural concert in January 1961 during a blinding snowstorm in Washington, DC, as aired nationally on the old Mutual Broadcasting System. Also: a piano sonata by Beethoven, Scriabin's "Poeme of Ecstasy," and music for strings by Mendelssohn and Hoffmeister.

Start Title Artist Album Label Length
1:06 PM INTRO 0:30
1:06 PM Johann Christoph Friedrich BACH: Sinfonia in E-flat Leipzig Chamber Orchestra/Morten Schuldt-Jensen J.C.F.Bach: Symphonies Nos. 6, 10, and 20 Naxos 8.572217 11:38
1:18 PM COMMENTARY 1:00
1:19 PM BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No.28 in A, Op.101 Robert Casadesus, piano Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5/Piano Sonata Op.101 Newton Classics 8802050 18:30
1:37 PM COMMENTARY 1:30
1:39 PM SCRIABIN: Le Poeme de L'Extase, op.54 Frankfurt Opera Orchestra & Vocal Academy/Yuri Ahronovitch Franz Liszt/Richard Wagner/Alexander Scriabin Profil PH-10067 20:01
1:59 PM OUTRO 1:51
2:01 PM NPR NEWS 5:00
2:06 PM INTRO 2:30
2:08 PM From the JFK Inaugural Concert, 1/19/1961: Radio Commentary by Tony Marvin et al. Remembering JFK Ondine ODE-1190-2D 9:40
2:18 PM From the JFK Inaugural Concert, 1/19/1961: Star-Spangled Banner National Symphony Orchestra/Howard Mitchell Remembering JFK Ondine ODE-1190-2D 1:20
2:19 PM From the JFK Inaugural Concert, 1/19/1961: Radio Commentary by Tony Marvin Remembering JFK Ondine ODE-1190-2D 2:08
2:21 PM From the JFK Inaugural Concert, 1/19/1961--John LA MONTAINE: From Sea to Shining Sea (overture) National Symphony Orchestra/Howard Mitchell Remembering JFK Ondine ODE-1190-2D 7:36
2:29 PM From the JFK Inaugural Concert, 1/19/1961: Radio Commentary by Tony Marvin Remembering JFK Ondine ODE-1190-2D 2:51
2:32 PM From the JFK Inaugural Concert, 1/19/1961--Randall THOMPSON: Testament of Freedom, 1st movement Georgetown Univ.Glee Club/National Symphony Orchestra/Howard Mitchell Remembering JFK Ondine ODE-1190-2D 3:19
2:35 PM From the JFK Inaugural Concert, 1/19/1961: Radio Commentary by Tony Marvin Remembering JFK Ondine ODE-1190-2D 3:15
2:38 PM From the JFK Inaugural Concert, 1/19/1961--GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue Earl Wild, piano; National Symphony Orchestra/Howard Mitchell Remembering JFK Ondine ODE-1190-2D 15:38
2:54 PM From the JFK Inaugural Concert, 1/19/1961: Radio Commentary by Tony Marvin Remembering JFK Ondine ODE-1190-2D 2:51
2:57 PM OUTRO 3:52
3:01 PM NPR NEWS 5:00
3:06 PM INTRO 1:00
3:07 PM MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet No.4 in E minor (arr.for string orchestra) American String Project Live 2010 MSR Classics MS-1386 30:01
3:37 PM COMMENTARY 1:20
3:38 PM Franz Anton HOFFMEISTER: Quartet No.2 in D for double-bass, violin, viola & cello Duka, bass; Sebestyen, violin; Nicolai, viola; Ostertag, cello Hoffmeister: Double Bass Quartets 2,3 & 4 Naxos 8.572187 18:44
3:57 PM OUTRO 2:55