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Wagenaar's musical portrait of Cyrano de Bergerac on the New York Phil, October 2021.

Cyrano de Bergerac
Tim Heimdal
Cyrano is a painting by Tim Heimdal which was uploaded on January 11th, 2011

Written in 1905, Johan Wagenaar's overture Cyrano de Bergerac is a musical portrait of the title character in Edmond Rostand’s 1897 play of the same name. Cyrano’s pertinent characteristics, "Heroism, Poetry, Love, Humor, Satire" and "Chivalry"are indicated in the score. We'll hear it on the Oct 10th broadcast.

10/3 Mozart: Sinfonia concertante Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 (Sheryl Staples, v; Cynthia Phelps, vla; Jaap van Zweden, cond)

10/10 Wagenaar: Cyrano de Bergerac Overture Korngold: Violin Concerto Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 (Hilary Hahn, v; Jaap van Zweden, cond)

10/17 Berg: Lyric Suite, Violin Concerto, Act III from Wozzeck (Mack Harrell, bar; Eileen Farrell, s; Pinchas Zuckerman, v; Dimitri Mitropoulos, Pierre Boulez and Christoph Eschenbach, cond) Janacek: Glagolitic Mass (Helga Plarczyk, s; Janis Martin, a; Nicolai Gedda, t; George Gaynes, bs; Leonard Raven, org; Westminster Choir; Leonard Bernstein, cond)

10/24 Rachmaninoff: The Isle of the Dead, Piano Concerto No. 3, Symphony No. 2, II. Allegro molto (Vladimir Horowitz, p; Kurt Masur, Eugene Ormandy and Artur Rodzinski, cond) Respighi: Feste Romana (Giuseppe Sinopoli, cond)

10/31 Hindemith: Violin Concerto Beethoven: Triple Concerto Corigliano: Clarinet Concerto Vivaldi/Casella: Concerto for Diverse Instruments in C (Charles Rex, John Corigliano and John Corigliano Sr., v; Laszlo Varga, c; Stanley Drucker, cl; Giovanni Vicari and Carlo de Filippos, mand; John Wummer and Robert Morris, f; Engelbert, Brenner, ob; William Vacchiano and Nathan Prager, tr; Christine Stavrache and Aristid Wurtzler, hp; Leonard Bernstein, p, hc and cond; Zubin Mehta, cond)