Abbey Road 50: Wagner, Mozart, Bach, Beethoven

5️⃣0️⃣ Our team got inspired by this graphic from Bayerische Rundfunk celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the iconic Abbey Road photo shoot. This playlist begins with the prelude to ‘Tristan & Isolde’, continues with Beethoven 3 (II) over Bach’s ‘Mass in B Minor’ (Agnus Dei Part 1) ending with Mozart 40 (IV). What do you think of our choices of recordings? Kleiber, Abbado, Karajan, Bernstein! Please leave you comments below. 🎼

Dedicated to Per Erik Veng.

John Adams – Roll Over Beethoven

Joseph Havlat & Philip Moore from the LSO Percussion Ensemble perform ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ by John Adams. Filmed at LSO Eclectica: East meets West – proudly supported by Reignwood. Recorded March 2018 at LSO St Luke’s.

Joseph Havlat & Philip Moore from the LSO Percussion Ensemble perform ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ by John Adams. Filmed at LSO Eclectica: East meets West – proudly supported by Reignwood. Recorded March 2018 at LSO St Luke’s.

Eliane Radigue – Biogenesis (1973)

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Éliane Radigue (born January 24, 1932) is a French electronic music composer. She began working in the 1950s and her first compositions were presented in the late 1960s. Until 2000 her work was almost exclusively created on a single synthesizer, the ARP 2500 modular system and tape. Since 2001 she has composed mainly for acoustic instruments.

Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 3 in D Minor (1896)

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The Symphony No. 3 by Gustav Mahler was written in 1896, or possibly only completed in that year, but composed between 1893 and 1896. It is his longest piece and is the longest symphony in the standard repertoire, with a typical performance lasting around 90 to 105 minutes. It was voted the tenth-greatest symphony of all time in a survey of conductors carried out by the BBC Music Magazine.

The Wiener Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Beinstein:

The New York Philarmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein:

Performed tonight at the Osterfestspiele in Salzburg by Staatskapelle Dresden conducted by Christian Thielemann.

Bernd Alois Zimmermann – Ich wandte mich um und sah alles Unrecht das geschah unter der Sonne — Ekklesiastische Aktion for two narrators, bass and orchestra (1970)

Bernd Alois Zimmermann (1918-1970): Ich wandte mich und sah an alles Unrecht, das geschah unter der Sonne, Ekklesiastische Aktion für 2 Sprecher, Bass-Solo und Orchester (1970)
3.3.3.3 – 5.3.6.1 – timp, 4 perc, e-git, hp – strings

Bernard Kruysen (narrator), Lieuwe Visser (narrator), Wout Oosterkamp (bass), Radio Symfonie Orkest, Richard Dufallo

November 22, 1986, Amsterdam
Concert given with Orlando Quartet (Wolf/Stravinsky, 2 Sacred Songs; Schubert, String Quartet No. 14)