Music
2:58 pm
Tue December 16, 2008

Classical Music Recordings for the Holidays

Frank Byrne, Executive Director of the Kansas City Symphony, returns to KCUR's Up to Date program with another collection of classical recordings. Selections include music by composers Mozart, Vivaldi, Haydn, Hahn, Reinberger, Sibelius, and Bernstein.

Kansas City, Mo – Frank Byrne, Executive Director of the Kansas City Symphony, returns with another collection of classical recordings.

If you're trying to find something for the classical music aficionado on your gift list, Frank is sure to have a pick or two to fit the bill!

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COMPOSER
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CD LABEL/NUMBER Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Finale to Symphony No. 35 "Haffner"
Mozart Symponies
Orchestra Mozart/Claudio Abbado
Archiv Production 477 7598 (two CDs)COMPOSER
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CD TITLE
ENSEMBLE/CONDUCTOR
CD LABEL/NUMBERAntonio Vivaldi
Spring from "The Four Seasons"
The Four Seasons
Jansen ensemble
Decca B000 5298-02COMPOSER
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CD LABEL/NUMBERFranz Josef Haydn
Finale to Symphony No. 88
Haydn Symphonies
Berlin Philharmonic/Sir Simon Rattle
EMI Classics 0946 3 94237 2 9 (two CDs)COMPOSER
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Reynaldo Hahn
Sopra l'acque indormenzada
Joyce DiDonato Wigmore Hall Recital
Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano; Julius Drake, piano
Wigmore Hall Live WHLive 0009COMPOSER
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Antonin Dvorak
Finale from Symphonic Variations for Orchestra
Dvorak Cello Concerto/Symphonic Variations
Budapest Festival Orchestra/Ivan Fischer
Channel Classics CCS SA 25807
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Josef Rheinberger
Gloria from Mass, Op. 134
Rheinberger Sacred Choral Works

 

Phoenix Bach Choir/Kansas City
Chorale/Charles Bruffy
Chandos SACD CHSA 5055

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Jean Sibelius
"Prospero" from Suite No. 2 from Incidental Music to "The Tempest"
Shakespeare's Tempest
Kansas City Symphony/Michael Stern
Reference Recordings RR-115

 

 

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Leonard Bernstein
Mambo from "West Side Story"

 

Fiesta!
Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela/Gustavo Dudamel
Deutche Grammophon B001340-02

 

Additional Information:

Frank Byrne is executive Director of the Kansas City Symphony. The latest Kansas City Symphony CD, music inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest, was released in July 2008. A collaboration between Musical Director Michael Stern, the Symphony, and Reference Recordings, the CD features the first modern recording of the suite by Sir Arthur Sullivan, and an exceptional performance of the Sibelius suites. The Kansas City Symphony Hour can be heard Thursday evenings at 9 on KCUR.

 

 

 

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