Music
10:12 am
Fri July 23, 2010

Classical Music Selections with Frank Byrne

Frank Byrne, executive director of the Kansas City Symphony, returned to Up to Date with his picks for classical music you need to hear.

 

Byrne's selections celebrate Sir Charles Mackerras, an Australian conductor who passed away last week.

Mackerras is known for playing a crucial role in establishing Janacek's operas in the West, making important discoveries about vocal ornamentation in Mozart operas and serving as an elegant conductor of Gilbert and Sullivan's operettas and Mozart, Mendelssohn and Brahms symphonies.

Frank Byrne's Classical Picks:

Composer???????????????????????? Bedrich Smetana
Piece ? ? ? ????????????????????????? Dance of the Comedians from The Bartered Bride
Album ? ???????????????????????????? Kaleidoscope - An Orchestral Spectacular
Orchestra/conductor???????? London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Charles Mackerras
CD Label Number????????????? Mercury Living Presence 434 352-2

Composer???????????????????????? George Frideric Handel
Piece???????????????????????????????? Overture to the Music for the Royal Fireworks
Album??????????????????????????????? Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks
Orchestra/conductor???????? Wind Ensemble/Sir Charles Mackerras
CD Label Number????????????? Testament SBT 1253

Composer???????????????????????? Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piece???????????????????????????????? Adagio from Serenade for 13 Winds "Gran Partita"
Album??????????????????????????????? Mozart Gran Partita
Orchestra/conductor???????? Orchestra of St. Luke's/Sir Charles Mackerras
CD Label Number????????????? Telarc CD-80359

Composer???????????????????????? Franz Josef Haydn
Piece???????????????????????????????? Minuet from Symphony No. 100 "Military"
Album??????????????????????????????? Haydn Symphonies 100 and 103
Orchestra/conductor???????? Orchestra of St. Luke's/Sir Charles Mackerras
CD Label Number????????????? Telarc CD-80282

Composer???????????????????????? Giuseppe Verdi
Piece???????????????????????????????? Overture to Nabucco
Album??????????????????????????????? Charles Mackerras Verdi
Orchestra/conductor???????? Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Charles Mackerras
CD Label Number????????????? Testament SBT 1326

Composer???????????????????????? Sir Arthur Sullivan/arranged Mackerras
Piece???????????????????????????????? Openiing Dance from Pineapple Poll
Album??????????????????????????????? Pineapple Poll and The Lady and the Fool
Orchestra/conductor???????? London Philharmonic/Sir Charles Mackerras
CD Label Number????????????? EMI Classics for Pleasure 0 7777 67697 2 1
 

 

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