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LEC # TOPICS/COMPOSERS LISTENING SCORES
1 An Introduction to the Romantic Genres
Part 1: Intimacy and the (Self-) Portrait: Piano Music and Songs
2 Songs and Piano Music of Schubert and Mendelssohn

Schubert, Franz. "Standchen" (1828), "Du Bist die Ruh" (1823), and "Erlkonig" (1815). Bryn Terfel, baritone; Malcolm Martineau, piano. Favorite Schubert Songs. Hamburg, Germany: Deutsche Grammophon, 1994.

———. "Gretchen am Spinnrade" (1814). Performed by Fleming/Eschenbach. Renee Fleming, sopano; Christoph Eschenbach, piano. The Schubert Album. London/Decca, UK, 1997.

———. "Der Doppelganger" (1828). Ernst Haefliger, tenor; Jörg Ewald Dähler, piano. Schubert: Schwanengesang. Thun, Switzerland: Claves, 1985.

Mendelssohn, Felix. op. 38 #6, op. 53 #5, and op. 62 #3 (1842). Daniel Barenboim, piano. Songs without Words. Deutsche Grammophon, 1988. [Reissue of 1974 recording.]

Schubert: Schubert songs (includes "Erlkönig" and "Gretchen am Spinnrade").

Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words Op. 38

Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words Op. 53

Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words Op. 62

3 Songs and Piano Music of Schumann

Schumann, Robert. "Dichterliebe." Op. 48 (1840). Peter Schreier, tenor; Norman Shetler, piano. Schumann: Lieder, Vol. 1. Berlin Classics, 1993.

———. "Carnaval." Op. 9 (1835). David Deveau, piano. Carnaval: Deveau plays Schumann. Holliston, MA: EcoClassics CD 011, 1993.

———. "Fantasie." Op. 17, mvmt. I (1839). Sviatoslav Richter, piano. Great pianists of the 20th Century: Sviatoslav Richter III. Philips Classics, 1999.

Schumann: Carnaval

Schumann: Fantasie

4 Piano Music of Chopin and Liszt

Chopin, Frederic. "Nocturne." op. 15 #2 (1830-31). Claudio Arrau, piano. Chopin: Nocturnes. Philips Classics, 2002.

———. "Mazurkas." op. 6 #4, op. 7 #1, op. 24 #4. Artur Rubinstein, piano. Rubinstein Collection, Vol. 50. RCA, 2002.

———. "Preludes." op. 28 #1, 2, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 24. Martha Argerich, piano. Chopin: Preludes; Scherzos; Impromptus; Rondos. Deutsche Grammophon, 1999.

———. Ballade No. 1 in G minor, op. 23 (1831). Alfred Cortot, piano. Chopin: Oeuvres pour piano, Disc 2. EMI Classics, 1991.

Liszt, Franz. "Transcendental Etude." #5 ("Feux follets") (1840, rev. 51). Ferruccio Busoni, piano. Ferruccio Busoni plays Liszt, Bach-Busoni & Chopin. Nimbus, 1997.

———. "Transcendental Etude" #10. Evgeny Kissin, piano. Historic Russian Archives: Evgeny Kissin in Concert. Brilliant Classics, 2004.

Chopin: Nocturne Op. 15

Chopin: Mazurkas Op. 6

Chopin: Preludes Op. 28

Chopin: Ballade No.1 Op. 23

Liszt: Transcendental Etudes

5 Brahms, Wolf and Strauss

Brahms, Johannes. Op. 95 #1 "Das Madchen" (1884). Jessye Norman, soprano; Daniel Barenboim, piano. Brahms: Lieder. Deutsche Grammophon 289 459 469-2, 2000.

———. Op. 96 #1 "Der Tod, das ist die kuhlst Nacht." (1886) Mitsuko Shirai, mezzo-soprano; Hartmut Höll, piano. Brahms: 21 Lieder. Capricio 10 204, 1987.

———. "Klavierstücke." Op. 118 #3 and 6 (1893). Lang Lang, piano. Lang Lang: Recorded Live at Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood. Telarc CD-80524, 2001.

———. "Klavierstücke." Op. 119 #1 and 2 (1893). Emanuel Ax, piano. Brahms: 7 Fantasies; 4 Piano Pieces; Sonata No. 2. Sony Classical SK 69284, 1995.

Wolf, Hugo. "Verborgenheit" (1889). Olaf Bär, baritone; Geoffrey Parsons, piano. Mörike-Lieder. EMI 7 49054 2, 1987.

———. "Mausfallen Spruchlein" (1888). Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano; Gerald Moore, piano. Wolf: Lieder-Recital, Salzburger Festspiele 1958. EMI Classics 7 64905 2, 1993.

Strauss: "Allerseelen." Op. 10 #8 (1885). Felicity Lott, soprano; Graham Johnson, piano. Richard Strauss: Songs. ASV DCA 1155, 2003.

Brahms: Klavierstücke Op.118

Brahms: Klavierstücke Op.119

6 Faure and Debussy

Fauré, Gabriel. op. 46: #2 "Clair de Lune" (1887); Cinq Melodies de Venise Op. 58: #2 "En Sourdine", #5 "C'est l'extase" (1891). Elly Ameling, soprano; Gérard Souzay, baritone; Dalton Baldwin, piano. Fauré: Mélodies. EMI Classics CDM 7 64081 2, 1991.

———. "Nocturne." op. 33 #3 (1882). David Jalbert, piano. Complete Nocturnes. Endeavour Classics END 1014, 2006.

Debussy, Claude. "Ariettes Oubliees." L. 60 #1 (1887): Frederica von Stade, soprano, and Dalton Baldwin, piano. "Fetes Gallants" L. 104 #1-3 (1891): "En Sourdine, Fantoches, Clair de lune". Gérard Souzay, baritone, and Dalton Baldwin, piano. Debussy: Mélodies. EMI Classics CDMC 64095, 1991.

———. "L'Isle Joyuese" (1904). Alexis Weissenberg, piano. Debussy: Piano Works. Deutsche Grammophon, 1995.

———. "Preludes": Minstrels, (1910) La Puerta del Vino, Feux d'artifice (1913). Walter Gieseking, piano. Debussy: Préludes. EMI Classics, 2000.

Fauré: Nocturnes Nos.1-3 op. 33

Debussy: L'Isle Joyeuse

Debussy: Preludes: Book 1 (includes "Minstrels")

Debussy: Preludes: Book 2 (includes "La Puerta del Vino" and "Feux d'artifice")

Part 2: Romantic Chamber Music
7 Schubert String Quintet Schubert, Franz. String Quintet (1827), complete. Lindsay String Quartet with Douglas Cummings, 2nd violincello. Schubert: String Quintet in C. ASV DCA 537, 1985. Schubert: String Quintet
8 Brahms

Brahms, Johannes. First Trio op. 8, 1st movement (1853-4). Isaac Stern, violin; Leonard Rose, violoncello; Eugene Istomin, piano. Piano Trios Nos. 1-3; Piano Quartets Nos. 1-3. Sony Classical, 1995.

———. Piano Quintet op. 34, 3rd movement (Scherzo) (1862). Budapest String Quartet and George Szell, piano. Brahms/Schubert: Quintets. Bridge 9062, 1996.

———. Second String Quintet op. 111 (1890), 1st movement. Ludwig Quartet with Bruno Pasquier, viola. Brahms: String Quintets Nos. 1 and 2. Naxos 8.553635, 1996.

Brahms: Piano Quintet op. 34 (arrangments for piano four hands)

9 Chamber Music in France: Saint-Saens, Franck, Faure and Debussy

Saint-Saëns, Camille. Quartet for piano and strings in B flat major, op. 41 (1875), movements 2 and 4. The Nash Ensemble. Saint-Saëns: Chamber Music. Hyperion, 2005.

Franck, Cesar. Violin Sonata, 4th movement (1886). Arthur Rubinstein, piano; Jascha Heifetz, violin. Rubinstein Collection, Vol. 7. RCA Red Seal, 1999.

Fauré, Gabriel. Piano Quartet No. 2, 1st movement (1887). Domus Ensemble. Fauré: Piano Quartets 1 and 2. Hyperion CDA66166, 1986.

Debussy, Claude. String Quartet, Scherzo (1893). Quartetto Italiano. Debussy & Ravel: String Quartets. Philips, 2002.

Franck: Violin Sonata

Debussy: String Quartet

10 Quiz 1
Part 3: Drama in the Theater and the Church: Opera and Church Music
11 Weber and Wagner

Weber, Carl Maria von. Act II Finale (wolf's glen) (1821). Gundula Janowitz, Edith Mathis, Peter Schreier, Theo Adam; Staatskapelle Dresden; Carlos Kleiber. Der Freischütz. Deutsche Grammophon, 1998.

- DVD: Inga Nielsen, Malin Hartelius, et al.; Chor und Orchester des Opernhauses Zürich; Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Der Freischütz. TDK, 2004.

Wagner, Richard. Die Walküre act III (1854-56). Birgit Nilsson, Hans Hotter, et al.; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Georg Solti. Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen. London/Decca, 1985.

Wagner: Die Walküre (arrangement for 2 pianos, eight hands)
12 Donizetti and Verdi

Donizetti, Gaetano. Lucia di Lamermoor, Act II Recitative and Sextet (1835).
CD: Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, et al.; Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Richard Bonynge. Donizetti: Lucia di Lamermoor. London/Decca, 1985.

DVD: Joan Sutherland, Alfredo Kraus, et al.; Metropolitan Opera; Richard Bonynge. Donizetti: Lucia di Lamermoor (1982). Deutsche Grammophon, 2006.

Verdi, Giuseppe. La Traviata (1853).
CD: Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Matteo Manuguerra; National Philharmonic Orchestra; Richard Bonynge. Verdi: La Traviata. London/Decca, 1983.

DVD: Verdi: La Traviata / Levine, Stratas, Domingo (1982). Universal Studios, 1999.

———. Messa da requiem (1874) 2. Dies irae, 7. Libera me. Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra; Carlo Maria Giulini. Verdi: Messa da Requiem /Quattro Pezzi Sacri. EMI Classics, 2001.

Verdi: Requiem
13 Verdi (cont.) and Gounod

Verdi, Giuseppe. Otello, Act II scenes 1-4 (1887).
CD: Placido Domingo, Renata Scotto, Sherrill Milnes; Ambrosian Opera Chorus; National Philharmonic Orchestra; James Levine. Verdi: Otello. RCA, 1985.

DVD: Placido Domingo; La Scala, Ricardo Muti. Verdi: Otello. TDK, 2003.

Gounod, Charles. Faust, Act IV scene 2 (Finale) (1859). Cheryl Studer, Richard Leech, et al.; Chour et Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse; Michel Plasson. Gounod: Faust. EMI Classics, 1991.

14 Tchaikowsky

Tchaikowsky, Pyotr Ilyich. Eugen Onegin, Act III, 2nd tableau (1878).
CD: Mirella Freni, Anne Sofie von Otter, et al.; Staatskapelle Dresden; James Levine. Tchaikowsky: Eugen Onegin. Deutsche Grammophon, 1988.

DVD: Ineke Vlogtman, Orla Boylan, Anna Burford, Katja Boos; Opera and Chorus of the European Union Opera; Gennadi Rozhdestvensky. Tchaikowsky: Eugen Onegin. Kultur, 2002.

Bizet, Georges. Carmen, Act IV (1875).
CD: Teresa Berganza, Placido Domingo, et al.; London Symphony Orchestra; Claudio Abbado. Bizet: Carmen. Deutsche Grammophon, 2005.

DVD: Julia Migenes, Plácido Domingo, Lorin Maazel. Bizet: Carmen (1984). Sony Pictures, 1999.

Tchaikowsky: Eugen Onegin
Intermezzo: Nationalism
15 Smetana, Grieg, Dvorak, Moussorgsky

Smetana, Bedřich. String Quartet No. 1, movements 3 and 4 (1876). Moyzes Quartet. Smetana: String Quartets. Naxos 8.550379, 1991.

Grieg, Edvard. Piano Concerto, 3rd movement (1868). Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Valery Gergiev. Grieg and Chopin: Piano Concertos. Decca, 2000.

Dvořák, Antonín. Cello Concerto, 3rd movement (1895). Mstislav Rostropovich, violoncello; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan. Cello concerto op. 104/Dvorák; Rokoko variations op. 33 / Tchaikovsky. Deutsche Grammophon, 1995. [1969 reissue.]

Moussorgsky, Modest. Pictures at an Exhibition (1874). Anatol Ugorski, piano. Pictures at an Exhibition/ Three movements from Petrushka. Deutsche Grammophon, 1992.

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16

Moussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (piano score)

Part 4: Orchestral Music: Programatic and Absolute
16 Mendelssohn and Schubert

Mendelssohn, Felix. Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream (1826). London Symphony Orchestra; Claudio Abbado. Mendelssohn: Overtures. Deutsche Grammophon, 1990.

Schubert, Franz. Symphony No. 9 (1825-8?). Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor. Schubert: Symphony No. 9; Symphony No.8. Telarc, 1998.

17 Berlioz Berlioz, Louis Hector. Orchestre symphonique de Montréal; Charles Dutoit. Symphonie Fantastique op. 14 (1830). London, 1985. Berlioz: Symphony Fantastique
18 Schumann and Brahms

Schumann, Robert. Piano Concerto. 1st movement (1841). Alicia de Larrocha, piano; London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis, conductor. Schumann: Piano Concerto; Piano Quintet. RCA Red Seal, 2005. [reissue 1993.]

Brahms, Johannes. Symphony No. 4 (1884-5). Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor. Brahms: Symphonies nos. 3 & 4. Telarc, 1997.

Schumann: Piano Concerto

Brahms: Symphony No. 4
19 Tchaikowsky

Tchaikowsky, Pyotr Ilyich. Violin Concerto. 3rd movement (1878). Kyung Wha Chung, violin; Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit, conductor. Tchaikowsky: Piano concertos 1-3; Violin concerto. London/Decca, 1996.

———. Symphony No. 4. 1st and 4th movements (1878). New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor. Tchaikowsky: Symphony no. 4; Symphonic Fantasy after Dante. Sony, 1993. [reissue 1976.]

Tchaikowsky: Violin Concerto.

Tchaikowsky: Symphony No. 4
20 Bruckner and Sibelius

Bruckner, Anton. Symphony No. 9. Scherzo (1887-94). Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale di Katowice della Radiotelevisione polacca; Nicola Samale, conductor. Bruckner: Sinfonia n. 9 in re minore. Melodram, 1990.

Sibelius, Jean. Symphony No. 3. 1st and 2nd movement (1907). Philharmonia Orchestra; Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor. Symphonies 3 & 6. London, 1985.

Bruckner: Symphony No. 9
21 Mahler Mahler, Gustav. Symphony No. 3. (1893-6, final version 1906) San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor. Mahler: Symphony no. 3; Kindertotenlieder. San Francisco Symphony, 2002.
22 Elgar, Strauss and Debussy

Elgar, Edward. Enigma Variations, op. 36 (1899). Vienna Philharmonic, Sir George Solti. Elgar: Enigma variations; Kodály: Peacock variations; Blacher: Paganini variations. London/Decca, 1997.

Strauss, Richard. Don Juan, op. 20. (1889).
CD 1: Königliche Kapelle; Richard Strauss, conductor. Strauss Conducts Strauss. Symposium CD 1225, 1998.

CD 2: Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam; Bernard Haitink. Strauss: 5 Great Tone Poems. Philips, 1994.

Debussy, Claude. Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (1895). Montréal Symphony Orchestra; Charles Dutoit. Debussy: La mer [etc.]. London/Decca, 1999.

Elgar: Enigma Variations (arranged for piano by the composer)

Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
23 Quiz 2
Part 5: Romanticism in America
24 Foster, Gottschalk, Beach, Foote and Chadwick

Foster, Stephen. "Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair" (1854). Jan de Gaetani, mezzo-soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano. Songs by Stephen Foster. Elektra/Nonesuch, 1992.

———. "Ah, May the Red Rose Bloom Alway" (1850). Jan de Gaetani, mezzo-soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano. Stephen Foster: Songs. 33 1/3 rpm LP. Nonesuch H-71268, 1971.

Gottschalk, Louis Moreau. The Banjo (1855). Cecile Licad, piano. Gottschalk: Piano music. Naxos, 2003.

Beach, Amy. Violin Sonata 1st movement (1896). Ambache Chamber Ensemble. Beach: Violin Sonata, (etc.). Chandos, 2004.

Foote, Arthur. Piano Quintet (1897). James Barbagallo, piano; Da Vinci Quartet. Chamber music, Vol. 1. Naxos, 1998.

Chadwick, George. Symphonic Sketches, Jubilee and Noel (1895-1904). National Radio Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine; Theodore Kuchar. Chadwick: Symphony No. 2; Symphonic Sketches. Naxos, 2005.

Finale
25 Salon I
26 Salon II