Classical Music Playlist, June 6, 2022

Wolfgang AmadeusMozart

Mozart was doing quite well in his early years in Vienna until about 1785. He was famous and above all financially well off (except that he was a big spender); the city was full of generous patrons and a large behind-the-scenes music industry (publishers, etc.) supported all the activity. But by late 1785 the scene began to look darker as the Austro-Turkish War [1788-1791] seemed imminent (and the aristocracy would have to move their money there and away from musical patronage, and in fact would later flee the city). Before things fell apart, Mozart composed his Piano Concerto No. 22 and there were still enough well-funded music lovers to almost sell out his subscription concerts for its premiere which was very well received (with an encore of the movement slow required). Mozart’s Piano Concerto #22, played on a pianoforte as one would have heard it in Mozart’s time, is today’s midday masterpiece at 2:00 p.m.

6:00 am

Henry Purcell

suite for brass

Canadian copper


Ferdinand Ries

Piano concerto in Eb major Opus 42

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Uwe Grodd, conductor Christopher Hinterhuber, piano


Francois Tarrega

brilliant study

Eduardo Fernandez, guitar

6:43 am

Joaquin Turina

Tribute to Tarrega: Soleares Opus 69

Norbert Kraft, guitar


Edward Elgar

Three Bavarian Dances Opus 27

Bournemouth Sinfonietta; Norman Del Mar, conductor


Antonio Vivaldi

Violin Concerto No. 10 “The Hunt” in Bb major Opus 8 RV 362 (La Caccia)

The English Concert; Trevor Pinnock, conductor Simon Standage, violin


Antonin Dvorak

Serenade for wind instruments in D minor Opus 44

Oslo Wind Soloists