Friday, May 9, 2014

Montage # 155 - Korngold & Beethoven: Violin Concertos

As of  June 6, 2014, this montage will no longer be available on Pod-O-Matic. It can be heard or downloaded from the Internet Archive at the following address:

https://archive.org/details/pcast155



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Today's installment of "Unfinished Business" takes a look back - way, way back - at a pair of montages that were put together in the early days of 2011 (before we were even doing bilingual posts!)

The works have this n common: they are both concertos by Austrian composers, and both are in the key of D Major: works by Beethoven and and Erich Korngold.

The Korngold was programmed in our Canada Day (July 1st) podcast of 2011, along with a bevy of works featuring Canadian artists and composers. Among the "unfinished" works we also have some selections from the Goldberg Variations featurmg you-know-who and a pair of excerpts fir solo piano of Oscar Peterson's Canadiana Suite. The concerto was performed then - and today - by Manitoba's James Ehnes and the Vancouver Symphony.t

The Beethoven was embedded in a montage of Digital Vinyl tracks, along with "unfinished" fragments of Mahler's Fourth and the Ravel ballet Daphnis et Chloe. The former Mahler is on deck for next week's podcast... The violin concerto is performed (then, and now) by Christian Ferras and the Berlin Philharmonic.

BTW - we also featured the Beethoven "piano and orchestra" transcription of the violin concerto in 2012 in our look at Ronald Brautigam's Beethoven piano cycle.

I think you will love this music too!