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Historic Musical Bits: Isaac Stern – Edouard Lalo – Symphonie Espagnole, Op.21


Édouard Lalo

Édouard Lalo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Isaac Stern – Edouard Lalo – Symphonie Espagnole, Op.21

Published on Oct 24, 2012

Eugene Ormandy conducting Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Scherzando
III. Intermezzo
IV. Andante
V. Rondo

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The Symphonie espagnole in D minor, Op. 21, is a work for violin and orchestra by Édouard Lalo.

History

The work was written in 1874 for violinist Pablo de Sarasate, and premiered in Paris in February 1875.

Although called a “Spanish Symphony” (see also Sinfonia concertante), it is considered a violin concerto by musicians today. The piece has Spanish motifs throughout, and launched a period when Spanish-themed music came into vogue. (Georges Bizet‘s opera Carmen premiered a month after the Symphonie espagnole.)

The Symphonie espagnole is one of Lalo’s two most often played works, the other being his Cello Concerto. His “official” Violin Concerto in F, and his Symphony in G minor, written thirteen years later, are neither performed nor recorded as often.[citation needed]

Structure

  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Scherzando: Allegro molto
  3. Intermezzo: Allegro non troppo
  4. Andante
  5. Rondo: Allegro

A typical performance runs just over one-half hour. One of the shorter recordings, conductor Eugene Ormandy’s 1967 recording with the Philadelphia Orchestra, featuring violinist Isaac Stern, runs 32 minutes and 43 seconds.[1]

Influence on Tchaikovsky

The Symphonie espagnole had some influence on the genesis of Tchaikovsky‘s Violin Concerto in D major. In March 1878, Tchaikovsky was staying at Nadezhda von Meck‘s estate at Clarens, Switzerland, while recovering from the breakdown of his disastrous marriage and his subsequent suicide attempt. His favourite pupil (and possibly his lover), the violinist Iosif Kotek, shortly arrived from Berlin with a lot of new music for violin. These included the Symphonie espagnole, which he and Tchaikovsky played through to great delight. This gave Tchaikovsky the idea of writing a violin concerto, and he immediately set aside his current work on a piano sonata and started on the concerto on 17 March.[2] With Kotek’s technical help, the concerto was finished by 11 April.

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today’s holiday: Australia Day (2015)


Australia Day (2015)

The anniversary of the first British settlement in Australia on January 26, 1788, was formerly known as Foundation Day or Anniversary Day. Captain Arthur Phillip and his company of British convicts arrived first at Botany Bay, and when that proved to be unsuitable, they moved on to Port Jackson, where the city of Sydney was eventually established. First officially celebrated in 1818, Australia Day has been a public holiday since 1838. It used to be observed on either January 26 or the nearest Monday, but, since 1994, it has been observed on January 26 with celebrations all over the country. More… Discuss


Classic 100 concerto (ABC)

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During 2007, the Australian radio station ABC Classic FM held a Classic 100 concerto countdown.[1]

The works in the countdown were selected by votes cast by listeners to the station.

The broadcasting of the results of the countdown began on 27 October 2007[2] and concluded on 31 October 2007.[3] The concert featuring the final five works was broadcast live from the Hamer Hall in Melbourne, and featured the Australian Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra.[4]

Countdown results

The results of the countdown are as follows:

Rank Composer Work Key Instrument Opus Completed
100 Vivaldi Concerto for Two Mandolins G major Mandolin RV 532  
99 Carl Vine Piano Concerto   Piano    
98 Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto F minor Tuba   1954
97 Telemann Viola Concerto G major Viola TWV 51:G9  
96 Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1 C minor Piano Op.35 1933
95 Mozart Bassoon Concerto B-flat major Bassoon K 191 1774
94 Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 5 The Egyptian F major Piano Op.103 1896
93 Giuliani Concerto for Guitar and Strings No. 1   Guitar and strings Op.30  
92 Ross Edwards Oboe Concerto   Oboe   2002
91 J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 F major Various BWV 1046 1721
90 Vivaldi Concerto for Two Trumpets C major Trumpet RV 537  
89 Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 E-flat major Piano S 124 1849
88 Korngold Violin Concerto D major Violin Op.35 1945
87 Haydn Cello Concerto No. 2 D major Cello Hob.VIIb:2 1783
86 Glazunov Saxophone Concerto E-flat major Saxophone Op.109 1934
85 J.S. Bach Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 D minor Harpsichord BWV 1052  
84 Bruch Scottish Fantasy E-flat major Violin Op.46 1880
83 J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 B-flat major Various BWV 1051 1721
82 Mozart Oboe Concerto C major Oboe K 314 1777
81 Telemann Concerto for Flute, Oboe d’amore and Viola d’amore   Flute, Oboe and Viola    
80 Mozart Horn Concerto No. 1 D major Horn K 412 1791
79 J.S. Bach Violin Concerto E major Violin BWV 1042  
78 Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 A minor Violin Op.77 1948
77 Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 C major Piano Op.26 1921
76 Mozart Piano Concerto No. 9 E-flat major Piano K 271 1777
75 Vivaldi Lute Concerto D major Lute RV 93  
74 Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 E-flat major Cello Op.107 1959
73 Hummel Piano Concerto No. 2 A minor Piano Op.85 1816
72 Berg Violin Concerto   Violin   1935
71 J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 F major Various BWV 1047 1721
70 Vivaldi Flute Concerto ‘Il gardellino’ D major Flute RV 428  
69 Marcello Oboe Concerto D minor Oboe    
68 Barber Violin Concerto   Violin Op.14 1939
67 Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending   Violin   1914
66 Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 G major Piano Op.44 1880
65 Rieding Violin Concerto B minor Violin Op.35  
64 Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini A minor Piano Op.43 1934
63 Mozart Piano Concerto No. 22 E-flat major Piano K 482 1785
62 Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 C major Piano Op.15 1797
61 J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 G major Various BWV 1049 1721
60 Handel Harp Concerto B-flat major Harp HWV 294 1736
59 J.S. Bach Concerto for Oboe and Violin C minor Oboe and violin BWV 1060R  
58 Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 G minor Piano Op.22 1868
57 Litolff Concerto Symphonique No. 4   Piano Op.102  
56 Ross Edwards Violin Concerto Maninyas   Violin   1988
55 Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 G major Violin K 216 1775
54 Bartók Concerto for Orchestra   Orchestra BB 123 1943
53 Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 1 F minor Clarinet Op.73 1811
52 Hummel Trumpet Concerto E-flat major Trumpet S 49 1803
51 Gershwin Piano Concerto F major Piano   1925
50 Davies Piano Concerto No.1 Mennonite   Piano   1975
49 Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello A minor Violin and cello Op.102 1887
48 Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27 B-flat major Piano K 595 1791
47 Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue   Piano   1924
46 Addinsell Warsaw Concerto   Piano   1941
45 Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1 D major Violin Op.6 1818
44 Mozart Sinfonia Concertante E-flat major Violin and Viola K 364 1779
43 Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 C major Cello Hob.VIIb:1 1765
42 Glass Violin Concerto   Violin   1987
41 Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2 F major Piano Op.102 1957
40 Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24 C minor Piano K 491 1786
39 Vivaldi Four Seasons – Summer G minor Violin RV 315 1723
38 Vivaldi Four Seasons – Winter F minor Violin RV 297 1723
37 Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 C minor Piano Op.37 1800
36 Albinoni Oboe Concerto D minor Oboe Op.9 No.2 1722
35 Elgar Violin Concerto B minor Violin Op.61 1910
34 Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 F minor Piano Op.21 1830
33 Vivaldi Four Seasons – Spring E major Violin RV 269 1723
32 Sean O’Boyle & William Barton Concerto for didgeridoo   Didgeridoo    
31 Schumann Piano Concerto A minor Piano Op.54 1845
30 J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 D major Various BWV 1050 1721
29 Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 D minor Piano K 466 1786
28 Ravel Piano Concerto G major Piano   1931
27 Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 A major Piano K 488 1786
26 Mozart Horn Concerto No. 4 E-flat major Horn K 495 1786
25 J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 G major Various BWV 1048 1721
24 Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 D minor Piano Op.15 1858
23 Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 E minor Piano Op.11 1830
22 Haydn Trumpet Concerto E-flat major Trumpet Hob.VIIe:1 1796
21 Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp C major Flute and Harp K 299 1778
20 Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 B-flat major Piano Op.83 1881
19 Beethoven Triple Concerto C major Violin, Cello, and Piano Op.56 1803
18 Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto D major Violin Op.35 1878
17 Brahms Violin Concerto D major Violin Op.77 1878
16 Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 G major Piano Op.58 1806
15 Sibelius Violin Concerto D minor Violin Op.47 1904
14 Dvořák Cello Concerto B minor Cello Op.104 1895
13 Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 C major Piano K 467 1785
12 Mendelssohn Violin Concerto E minor Violin Op.64 1844
11 Grieg Piano Concerto A minor Piano Op.16 1868
10 Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 D minor Piano Op.30 1909
9 Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 B-flat minor Piano Op.23 1875
8 J.S. Bach Concerto for Two Violins D minor Violin BWV 1043 1731
7 Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez   Guitar   1939
6 Mozart Clarinet Concerto A major Clarinet K 622 1791
5 Elgar Cello Concerto E minor Cello Op.85 1919
4 Max Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 G minor Violin Op.26 1866
3 Beethoven Violin Concerto D major Violin Op.61 1806
2 Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 C minor Piano Op.18 1901
1 Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor Concerto E-flat major Piano Op.73 1811

By composer

The following 45 composers were featured in the countdown:

Composer Nationality Works in countdown
Richard Addinsell British 1
Tomaso Albinoni Italian 1
Johann Sebastian Bach German 10
Samuel Barber American 1
Béla Bartók Hungarian 1
Ludwig van Beethoven German 6
Alban Berg Austrian 1
Johannes Brahms German 4
Max Bruch German 2
Frédéric Chopin Polish 2
Victor Davies Canadian 1
Antonín Dvořák Czech 1
Ross Edwards Australian 1
Edward Elgar British 2
George Gershwin American 1
Mauro Giuliani Italian 1
Philip Glass American 1
Alexander Glazunov Russian 1
Edvard Grieg Norwegian 1
George Frideric Handel German-British 1
Joseph Haydn Austrian 3
Johann Nepomuk Hummel Austrian 1
Erich Wolfgang Korngold Austro-Hungarian 1
Franz Liszt Hungarian 1
Henry Litolff British 1
Alessandro Marcello Italian 1
Felix Mendelssohn German 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart German 15
Sean O’Boyle Australian 1
Niccolò Paganini Italian 1
Sergei Prokofiev Russian 1
Sergei Rachmaninoff Russian 3
Maurice Ravel French 1
Oskar Rieding German 1
Joaquín Rodrigo Spanish 1
Camille Saint-Saëns French 2
Robert Schuman German 1
Dmitri Shostakovich Russian 4
Jean Sibelius Finnish 1
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Russian 3
Georg Philipp Telemann German 2
Ralph Vaughan Williams British 2
Carl Vine Australian 1
Antonio Vivaldi Italian 7
Carl Maria von Weber German 1

today’s holiday: Angam Day


Angam Day

Nauru is an island in the Pacific, about 2,200 miles northeast of Sydney, Australia, and 2,400 miles southwest of Honolulu, Hawaii. Over the past 100 years, the existence of Nauruans has been threatened a number of times—by tribal disputes in the 1870s and by an influenza epidemic in 1919. During World War II, two-thirds of the population were deported by the Japanese to the Caroline Islands to build airstrips. Angam (“hope”) Day on October 26 commemorates the various occasions when the Nauruan population has reached 1,500, considered the minimum number necessary for survival. More… Discuss

THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE OPENS (1932)


Sydney Harbour Bridge Opens (1932)

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Australia‘s major landmarks, connecting Sydney’s central business district with the North Shore. Nicknamed the “coat hanger” because of its arch-based design, it is among the world’s widest and longest bridges, and it towers as much as 440 feet (134 m) above the harbor. Despite opening during the Great Depression, the bridge was heralded by lavish festivities. How did a member of a right-wing paramilitary group interrupt the bridge’s ribbon-cutting ceremonyMore… Discuss

 

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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: AUSTRALIA DAY: BRITAIN’S FIRST FLEET ARRIVES (1788)


Australia Day: Britain’s First Fleet Arrives (1788)

On January 26, 1788, the first British fleet in modern-day Australia claimed it in the name of King George III. Captain Arthur Phillip and his band of British convicts settled in Port Jackson—where the city of Sydney was later established—and built a penal colony there to help relieve overcrowding in the British prisons. First officially celebrated in 1818, Australia Day—formerly known as Foundation Day or Anniversary Day—has been a public holiday since 1838. What was the British fleet called? More… Discuss

 

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Time Square New York Ball Drop 2014 New Years Eve Celebrations 2014


Published on Dec 31, 2013

The stunning Time Square Ball Drop from 2014. Celebrate the new year with New York and the rest of the world by watching this spectacular display.
Time Square New York Ball Drop 2014 New Years Eve Celebrations 2014
Time Square New York Ball Drop 2014 New Years Eve Celebrations 2014

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2014 Midnight Fireworks Highlights – Sydney, Australia (HD) 

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