Listening

This page lists suggested recordings of works assigned for each class session. In some cases, public domain scores are also linked via the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP).

LEC # TOPICS/COMPOSERS LISTENING SCORES
1 An Introduction to the Romantic Genres    
Part 1: Intimacy and the (Self-) Portrait: Piano Music and Songs
2 Songs and Piano Music of Schubert and Mendelssohn

Buy at Amazon Schubert, Franz. "Standchen" (1828), "Du Bist die Ruh" (1823), and "Erlkonig" (1815). Bryn Terfel, baritone; Malcolm Martineau, piano. Favorite Schubert Songs. Hamburg, Germany: Deutsche Grammophon, 1994.

Buy at Amazon ———. "Gretchen am Spinnrade" (1814). Performed by Fleming/Eschenbach. Renee Fleming, sopano; Christoph Eschenbach, piano. The Schubert Album. London/Decca, UK, 1997.

———. "Der Doppelganger" (1828). Ernst Haefliger, tenor; Jörg Ewald Dähler, piano. Schubert: Schwanengesang. Thun, Switzerland: Claves, 1985.

Buy at Amazon Mendelssohn, Felix. op. 38 #6, op. 53 #5, and op. 62 #3 (1842). Daniel Barenboim, piano. Songs without Words. Deutsche Grammophon, 1988. [Reissue of 1974 recording.]

"Erlkönig"

"Gretchen am Spinnrade"

Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words Op. 38

Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words Op. 53

Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words Op. 62

3 Songs and Piano Music of Schumann

Buy at Amazon Schumann, Robert. "Dichterliebe." Op. 48 (1840). Peter Schreier, tenor; Norman Shetler, piano. Schumann: Lieder, Vol. 1. Berlin Classics, 1994.

———. "Carnaval." Op. 9 (1835). David Deveau, piano. Carnaval: Deveau plays Schumann. Holliston, MA: EcoClassics CD 011, 1993.

Buy at Amazon ———. "Fantasie." Op. 17, mvmt. I (1839). Sviatoslav Richter, piano. Great pianists of the 20th Century: Sviatoslav Richter III. Philips Classics, 1999.

Schumann: Carnaval

Schumann: Fantasie

4 Piano Music of Chopin and Liszt

Buy at Amazon Chopin, Frederic. "Nocturne." op. 15 #2 (1830-31). Claudio Arrau, piano. Chopin: Nocturnes. Philips Classics, 2002.

Buy at Amazon ———. "Mazurkas." op. 6 #4, op. 7 #1, op. 24 #4. Artur Rubinstein, piano. Rubinstein Collection, Vol. 50. RCA, 2002.

Buy at Amazon ———. "Preludes." op. 28 #1, 2, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 24. Martha Argerich, piano. Chopin: Preludes; Scherzos; Impromptus; Rondos. Deutsche Grammophon, 1999.

Buy at Amazon ———. Ballade No. 1 in G minor, op. 23 (1831). Alfred Cortot, piano. Chopin: Oeuvres pour piano, Disc 2. EMI Classics, 1991.

Buy at Amazon Liszt, Franz. "Transcendental Etude." #5 ("Feux follets") (1840, rev. 51). Ferruccio Busoni, piano. Ferruccio Busoni plays Liszt, Bach-Busoni & Chopin. Nimbus, 1997.

Buy at Amazon ———. "Transcendental Etude" #10. Evgeny Kissin, piano. Historic Russian Archives: Evgeny Kissin in Concert. Brilliant Classics, 2004.

Chopin: Nocturne Op. 15

Chopin: Mazurkas Op. 6

Chopin: Preludes Op. 28

Chopin: Ballade No.1 Op. 23

Liszt: Transcendental Etudes

5 Brahms, Wolf and Strauss

Buy at Amazon Brahms, Johannes. Op. 95 #1 "Das Madchen" (1884). Jessye Norman, soprano; Daniel Barenboim, piano. Brahms: Lieder. Deutsche Grammophon 289 459 469-2, 2000.

Buy at Amazon ———. Op. 96 #1 "Der Tod, das ist die kuhlst Nacht." (1886) Mitsuko Shirai, mezzo-soprano; Hartmut Höll, piano. Brahms: 21 Lieder. Capricio 10 204, 1987.

Buy at Amazon ———. "Klavierstücke." Op. 118 #3 and 6 (1893). Lang Lang, piano. Lang Lang: Recorded Live at Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood. Telarc CD-80524, 2001.

Buy at Amazon ———. "Klavierstücke." Op. 119 #1 and 2 (1893). Emanuel Ax, piano. Brahms: 7 Fantasies; 4 Piano Pieces; Sonata No. 2. Sony Classical SK 69284, 1995.

Buy at Amazon Wolf, Hugo. "Verborgenheit" (1889). Olaf Bär, baritone; Geoffrey Parsons, piano. Mörike-Lieder. EMI 7 49054 2, 1987.

Buy at Amazon ———. "Mausfallen Spruchlein" (1888). Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano; Gerald Moore, piano. Wolf: Lieder-Recital, Salzburger Festspiele 1958. EMI Classics 7 64905 2, 1993.

Buy at Amazon Strauss: "Allerseelen." Op. 10 #8 (1885). Felicity Lott, soprano; Graham Johnson, piano. Richard Strauss: Songs. ASV DCA 1155, 2003.

Brahms: Klavierstücke Op.118

Brahms: Klavierstücke Op.119

6 Faure and Debussy

Buy at Amazon Fauré, Gabriel. op. 46: #2 "Clair de Lune" (1887); Cinq Melodies de Venise Op. 58: #2 "En Sourdine", #5 "C'est l'extase" (1891). Elly Ameling, soprano; Gérard Souzay, baritone; Dalton Baldwin, piano. Fauré: Mélodies. EMI Classics CDM 7 64081 2, 1991.

Buy at Amazon ———. "Nocturne." op. 33 #3 (1882). David Jalbert, piano. Complete Nocturnes. Endeavour Classics END 1014, 2006.

Buy at Amazon Debussy, Claude. "Ariettes Oubliees." L. 60 #1 (1887): Frederica von Stade, soprano, and Dalton Baldwin, piano. "Fetes Gallants" L. 104 #1-3 (1891): "En Sourdine, Fantoches, Clair de lune". Gérard Souzay, baritone, and Dalton Baldwin, piano. Debussy: Mélodies. EMI Classics CDMC 64095, 1991.

Buy at Amazon ———. "L'Isle Joyuese" (1904). Alexis Weissenberg, piano. Debussy: Piano Works. Deutsche Grammophon, 1995.

Buy at Amazon ———. "Preludes": Minstrels, (1910) La Puerta del Vino, Feux d'artifice (1913). Walter Gieseking, piano. Debussy: Préludes. EMI Classics, 2000.

Fauré: Nocturnes Nos.1-3 op. 33

Debussy: L'Isle Joyeuse

Debussy: Preludes: Book 1 (includes "Minstrels")

Debussy: Preludes: Book 2 (includes "La Puerta del Vino" and "Feux d'artifice")

Part 2: Romantic Chamber Music
7 Schubert String Quintet Buy at Amazon Schubert, Franz. String Quintet (1827), complete. Lindsay String Quartet with Douglas Cummings, 2nd violincello. Schubert: String Quintet in C. ASV DCA 537, 1985. Schubert: String Quintet
8 Brahms

Buy at Amazon Brahms, Johannes. First Trio op. 8, 1st movement (1853-4). Isaac Stern, violin; Leonard Rose, violoncello; Eugene Istomin, piano. Piano Trios Nos. 1-3; Piano Quartets Nos. 1-3. Sony Classical, 1995.

Buy at Amazon ———. Piano Quintet op. 34, 3rd movement (Scherzo) (1862). Budapest String Quartet and George Szell, piano. Brahms/Schubert: Quintets. Bridge 9062, 1996.

Buy at Amazon ———. Second String Quintet op. 111 (1890), 1st movement. Ludwig Quartet with Bruno Pasquier, viola. Brahms: String Quintets Nos. 1 and 2. Naxos 8.553635, 1996.

Brahms: Piano Quintet op. 34

9 Chamber Music in France: Saint-Saens, Franck, Faure and Debussy

Buy at Amazon Saint-Saëns, Camille. Quartet for piano and strings in B flat major, op. 41 (1875), movements 2 and 4. The Nash Ensemble. Saint-Saëns: Chamber Music. Hyperion, 2005.

Buy at Amazon Franck, Cesar. Violin Sonata, 4th movement (1886). Arthur Rubinstein, piano; Jascha Heifetz, violin. Rubinstein Collection, Vol. 7. RCA Red Seal, 1999.

Buy at Amazon Fauré, Gabriel. Piano Quartet No. 2, 1st movement (1887). Domus Ensemble. Fauré: Piano Quartets 1 and 2. Hyperion CDA66166, 1986.

Buy at Amazon Debussy, Claude. String Quartet, Scherzo (1893). Quartetto Italiano. Debussy & Ravel: String Quartets. Philips, 2002.

Franck: Violin Sonata

Debussy: String Quartet

10 Quiz 1    
Part 3: Drama in the Theater and the Church: Opera and Church Music
11 Weber and Wagner

Buy at Amazon Weber, Carl Maria von. Act II Finale (wolf's glen) (1821). Gundula Janowitz, Edith Mathis, Peter Schreier, Theo Adam; Staatskapelle Dresden; Carlos Kleiber. Der Freischütz. Deutsche Grammophon, 1998.

Buy at Amazon - DVD: Inga Nielsen, Malin Hartelius, et al.; Chor und Orchester des Opernhauses Zürich; Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Der Freischütz. TDK, 2004.

Buy at Amazon Wagner, Richard. Die Walküre act III (1854-56). Birgit Nilsson, Hans Hotter, et al.; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Georg Solti. Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen. London/Decca, 1985.

Wagner: Die Walküre
12 Donizetti and Verdi

Buy at Amazon Donizetti, Gaetano. Lucia di Lamermoor, Act II Recitative and Sextet (1835).
CD: Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, et al.; Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Richard Bonynge. Donizetti: Lucia di Lamermoor. London/Decca, 1985.

Buy at Amazon DVD: Joan Sutherland, Alfredo Kraus, et al.; Metropolitan Opera; Richard Bonynge. Donizetti: Lucia di Lamermoor (1982). Deutsche Grammophon, 2006.

Buy at Amazon Verdi, Giuseppe. La Traviata (1853).
CD: Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Matteo Manuguerra; National Philharmonic Orchestra; Richard Bonynge. Verdi: La Traviata. London/Decca, 1983.

Buy at Amazon DVD: Verdi: La Traviata / Levine, Stratas, Domingo (1982). Universal Studios, 1999.

Buy at Amazon ———. Messa da requiem (1874) 2. Dies irae, 7. Libera me. Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra; Carlo Maria Giulini. Verdi: Messa da Requiem /Quattro Pezzi Sacri. EMI Classics, 2001.

Verdi: Requiem
13 Verdi (cont.) and Gounod

Buy at Amazon Verdi, Giuseppe. Otello, Act II scenes 1-4 (1887).
CD: Placido Domingo, Renata Scotto, Sherrill Milnes; Ambrosian Opera Chorus; National Philharmonic Orchestra; James Levine. Verdi: Otello. RCA, 1985.

Buy at Amazon DVD: Placido Domingo; La Scala, Ricardo Muti. Verdi: Otello. TDK, 2003.

Buy at Amazon Gounod, Charles. Faust, Act IV scene 2 (Finale) (1859). Cheryl Studer, Richard Leech, et al.; Chour et Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse; Michel Plasson. Gounod: Faust. EMI Classics, 1991.

 
14 Tchaikowsky

Buy at Amazon Tchaikowsky, Pyotr Ilyich. Eugen Onegin, Act III, 2nd tableau (1878).
CD: Mirella Freni, Anne Sofie von Otter, et al.; Staatskapelle Dresden; James Levine. Tchaikowsky: Eugen Onegin. Deutsche Grammophon, 1988.

Buy at Amazon DVD: Ineke Vlogtman, Orla Boylan, Anna Burford, Katja Boos; Opera and Chorus of the European Union Opera; Gennadi Rozhdestvensky. Tchaikowsky: Eugen Onegin. Kultur, 2002.

Buy at Amazon Bizet, Georges. Carmen, Act IV (1875).
CD: Teresa Berganza, Placido Domingo, et al.; London Symphony Orchestra; Claudio Abbado. Bizet: Carmen. Deutsche Grammophon, 2005.

Buy at Amazon DVD: Julia Migenes, Plácido Domingo, Lorin Maazel. Bizet: Carmen (1984). Sony Pictures, 1999.

Tchaikowsky: Eugen Onegin
Intermezzo: Nationalism
15 Smetana, Grieg, Dvorak, Moussorgsky

Buy at Amazon Smetana, Bedřich. String Quartet No. 1, movements 3 and 4 (1876). Moyzes Quartet. Smetana: String Quartets. Naxos 8.550379, 1991.

Buy at Amazon Grieg, Edvard. Piano Concerto, 3rd movement (1868). Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Valery Gergiev. Grieg and Chopin: Piano Concertos. Decca, 2000.

Buy at Amazon Dvořák, Antonín. Cello Concerto, 3rd movement (1895). Mstislav Rostropovich, violoncello; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan. Cello concerto op. 104/Dvorák; Rokoko variations op. 33 / Tchaikovsky. Deutsche Grammophon, 1995. [1969 reissue.]

Buy at Amazon Moussorgsky, Modest. Pictures at an Exhibition (1874). Anatol Ugorski, piano. Pictures at an Exhibition/ Three movements from Petrushka. Deutsche Grammophon, 1992.

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16

Moussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Part 4: Orchestral Music: Programatic and Absolute
16 Mendelssohn and Schubert

Buy at Amazon Mendelssohn, Felix. Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream (1826). London Symphony Orchestra; Claudio Abbado. Mendelssohn: Overtures. Deutsche Grammophon, 1990.

Buy at Amazon Schubert, Franz. Symphony No. 9 (1825-8?). Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor. Schubert: Symphony No. 9; Symphony No.8. Telarc, 1998.

 
17 Berlioz Buy at Amazon Berlioz, Louis Hector. Orchestre symphonique de Montréal; Charles Dutoit. Symphonie Fantastique op. 14 (1830). London, 1985. Berlioz: Symphony Fantastique
18 Schumann and Brahms

Buy at Amazon Schumann, Robert. Piano Concerto. 1st movement (1841). Alicia de Larrocha, piano; London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis, conductor. Schumann: Piano Concerto; Piano Quintet. RCA Red Seal, 2005. [reissue 1993.]

Buy at Amazon Brahms, Johannes. Symphony No. 4 (1884-5). Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor. Brahms: Symphonies nos. 3 & 4. Telarc, 1997.

Schumann: Piano Concerto

Brahms: Symphony No. 4
19 Tchaikowsky

Buy at Amazon Tchaikowsky, Pyotr Ilyich. Violin Concerto. 3rd movement (1878). Kyung Wha Chung, violin; Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit, conductor. Tchaikowsky: Piano concertos 1-3; Violin concerto. London/Decca, 1996.

Buy at Amazon ———. Symphony No. 4. 1st and 4th movements (1878). New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor. Tchaikowsky: Symphony no. 4; Symphonic Fantasy after Dante. Sony, 1993. [reissue 1976.]

Tchaikowsky: Violin Concerto.

Tchaikowsky: Symphony No. 4
20 Bruckner and Sibelius

Bruckner, Anton. Symphony No. 9. Scherzo (1887-94). Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale di Katowice della Radiotelevisione polacca; Nicola Samale, conductor. Bruckner: Sinfonia n. 9 in re minore. Melodram, 1990.

Buy at Amazon Sibelius, Jean. Symphony No. 3. 1st and 2nd movement (1907). Philharmonia Orchestra; Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor. Symphonies 3 & 6. London, 1985.

Bruckner: Symphony No. 9
21 Mahler Buy at Amazon Mahler, Gustav. Symphony No. 3. (1893-6, final version 1906) San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor. Mahler: Symphony no. 3; Kindertotenlieder. San Francisco Symphony, 2002.  
22 Elgar, Strauss and Debussy

Buy at Amazon Elgar, Edward. Enigma Variations, op. 36 (1899). Vienna Philharmonic, Sir George Solti. Elgar: Enigma variations; Kodály: Peacock variations; Blacher: Paganini variations. London/Decca, 1997.

Buy at Amazon Strauss, Richard. Don Juan, op. 20. (1889).
CD 1: Königliche Kapelle; Richard Strauss, conductor. Strauss Conducts Strauss. Symposium CD 1225, 1998.

Buy at Amazon CD 2: Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam; Bernard Haitink. Strauss: 5 Great Tone Poems. Philips, 1994.

Buy at Amazon Debussy, Claude. Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (1895). Montréal Symphony Orchestra; Charles Dutoit. Debussy: La mer [etc.]. London/Decca, 1999.

Elgar: Enigma Variations (arranged for piano by the composer)

Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
23 Quiz 2    
Part 5: Romanticism in America
24 Foster, Gottschalk, Beach, Foote and Chadwick

Buy at Amazon Foster, Stephen. "Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair" (1854). Jan de Gaetani, mezzo-soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano. Songs by Stephen Foster. Elektra/Nonesuch, 1992.

———. "Ah, May the Red Rose Bloom Alway" (1850). Jan de Gaetani, mezzo-soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano. Stephen Foster: Songs. 33 1/3 rpm LP. Nonesuch H-71268, 1971.

Buy at Amazon Gottschalk, Louis Moreau. The Banjo (1855). Cecile Licad, piano. Gottschalk: Piano music. Naxos, 2003.

Buy at Amazon Beach, Amy. Violin Sonata 1st movement (1896). Ambache Chamber Ensemble. Beach: Violin Sonata, (etc.). Chandos, 2004.

Buy at Amazon Foote, Arthur. Piano Quintet (1897). James Barbagallo, piano; Da Vinci Quartet. Chamber music, Vol. 1. Naxos, 1998.

Buy at Amazon Chadwick, George. Symphonic Sketches, Jubilee and Noel (1895-1904). National Radio Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine; Theodore Kuchar. Chadwick: Symphony No. 2; Symphonic Sketches. Naxos, 2005.

 
Finale
25 Salon I    
26 Salon II