Mixed Up Class Playlist, March 23, 1998

Birthday anniversaries observed in this program: Johann Sebastian Bach (21 March 1685), Arthur Grumiaux (21 March 1921), Arturo Toscanini (25 March 1867), Béla Bartók (25 March 1881).

On this day in 1743, Handel's Messiah had its London premier. (The world premier had been in Dublin the previous April).

From the church calendar: the Feast of the Annunciation (25 March), and the season of Lent.

Gavin Bryars: The Sinking of the Titanic (CD: The Sinking of the Titanic) Béla Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3 (CD: Bartók / (Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano; London Prokofiev: 3rd Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Georg Solti) Piano Concertos) Robert Schumann: Märchenbilder (CD: L'Alto Romantique) (Laurent Verney, viola; Claire Marie Le Guay, piano)
Josquin Desprez: Inviolata (CD: Josquin Desprez: (Choir of New College, Oxford; Motets, Antiphons, and Edward Higginbottom) Sequences) Gabriel Fauré: Ave Marie (CD: The Songs (Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge; of Angels) Richard Marlow) Giuseppe Verdi: Laudi alla Vergine Maria (CD: The Songs (Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge; of Angels) Richard Marlow) John Tavener: Annunciation (CD: Innocence) (Choir of Westminster Abbey; Martin Neary) Alec Wyton (text by John Donne): A Hymne to God the Father (CD: Sing We (Choir of St. John's Cathedral, Denver; Hallelujah) Donald Pearson) Patrick Doyle: Much Ado About Nothing (CD: Soundtrack: Much Overture Ado About Nothing) Benedick, the married man Patrick Doyle: Non nobis, Domine (CD: Soundtrack: (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; King Henry V) Simon Rattle) George Frideric Handel: Messiah (CD: Handel: Messiah) (Carolyn Watkinson, contralto; Academy of Ancient Music; Christopher Hogwood) Jehan Titelouze: Magnificat sexti toni (CD: Jehan Titelouze: (Sylvain Ciaravolo, organ) Hymnes et Magnificat)
J. S. Bach: Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden (CD: J. S. Bach: (La Chapelle Royalle; Collegium Grands Motets) Vocale, Gent; Orchestre de la Chapelle Royalle; Phillipe Herreweghe) J. S. Bach: Concerto in E major, BWV 1042 (LP: Bach: Allegro assai Violin Concerti) (Arthur Grumiaux, violin; English Chamber Orchestra; Raymond Leppard) J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 (CD: Bach Hits Back) (The Swingle Singers) Bach (arr. Andrès Segovia): Chaconne (from Violin (CD: The Segovia Partita No. 2) Collection, Vol. 1) (Andrès Segovia, guitar) J. S. Bach: Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 (CD: Heiller: Bach (Anton Heiller, organ) Organ Recital) Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (CD: Beethoven: Molto vivace Symphony No. 9) (NBC Symphony Orchestra; Arturo Toscanini) John Rutter: Dashing away with a smoothing iron (CD: 20th Century (National Youth Chamber Choir English Choral (England); Michael Brewer) Classics)
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