Episode 56 – February 26, 2017

The King of Instruments is a one-hour show airing Sunday evenings at 6:00pm on the Radio Arts Foundation in St. Louis. It is a joint production of the St. Louis AGO and the Organ Media Foundation. Hear it in the St. Louis region on 107.3 FM, 96.3 HD2, or you can listen online from anywhere in the world via at rafstl.org.

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This week we again ask “Who needs an orchestra?” as we hear orchestral transcriptions of music by Tchaikovsky, Barber, and Elgar.

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson
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Title: Lyric Scenes to Eugene Onégin, Act III – Polonaise transcribed by Thomas Heywood
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Organist: Thomas Heywood
Album: Krazy Bout Kotzschmar! – Pro Organo CD 7236
Organ: 1927 V/102 Austin, The City Hall Auditorium, Portland, Maine, USA

Title: Adagio for Strings transcribed by William Strickland
Composer: Samuel Barber
Organist: David Sinden
Recorded live in Concert, January 20, 2017
Organ: 1947 IV/72 Kilgen/Möller, Third Baptist Church, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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Title: Le Carnaval des Animaux – No. 13 Le Cygne Arr. Dom Richard Gagné
Composer: Camille Saint-Saëns
Organist: Richard Gagné
Album: Festival au Grand-Orgue – ATMA Classique ACD2 2704
Organ: 1999 III/57 Wilhelm, Abbey Church, Saint-Benoît-du-lac, Quebec, Canada

Title: Enigma Variations, Op.36 – Enigma
Andante, Variation 1 – C.A.E. (L’istesso Tempo)
Variation 2 – H.D.S-P. (Allegro)
Variation 3 – R.B.T. (Allegro)
Variation 4 – W.M.B. (Allegro di molto)
Variation 5 – R.P.A. (Moderato)
Variation 6 – Ysobel (Andantino)
Variation 7 – Troyte (Presto)
Variation 8 – W.N. (Allegretto)
Variation 9 – Nimrod (Adagio)
Variation 10 – Dorabella (Intermezzo – Allegretto)
Variation 11 – G.R.S. (Allegro di molto)
Variation 12 – B.G.N. (Andante)
Variation 13 – *** (Romanza – Moderato)
Variation 14 – E.D.U. (Finale – Allegro – Presto)
Composer: Edward Elgar
Organist: Keith John
Album: Elgar: Enigma Variations and Organ Sonata – Hyperion CDA67363
Organ: 1954 IV/70 Harrison and Harrison, The Temple Church, London, England