Episode 56 – February 26, 2017


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
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

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