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Downton Abbey

Weekend of January 4, 2014

The music of 'Downton Abbey'

The fourth season of "Downton Abbey" begins on Sunday, and in anticipation we'll hear from Scottish composer John Lunn, who has written music for the series. And since "Downton Abbey" is set in early 20th century England, we'll also sample some early 20th century English music on this weekend's Performance Today.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Hector Berlioz
    The Damnation of Faust, Part I: Scene 3: Hungarian March, "Rakoczy March"
    New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor
    Bernstein Favorite Marches
    Sony 46709
  • Frederic Chopin
    Etude No. 8 in F Major, Op. 10
    Vladimir Horowitz, piano
    Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
    The Historic Return: Carnegie Hall 1965 - The 1966 Concerts
    Sony
  • Moritz Moszkowski
    Etude No. 11 in A-flat Major, Op. 72
    Vladimir Horowitz, piano
    Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
    The Historic Return: Carnegie Hall 1965 - The 1966 Concerts
    Sony
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Symphony No. 9 in d minor, Op. 125: 4. Finale: Presto - Allegro assai
    June Anderson, soprano; Sarah Walker, mezzo-soprano; Klaus Konig, tenor; Jan-Hendrik Rootering, bass; Members of Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Bavarian Radio Chorus; Staatskapelle Dresden; New Y
    Ode to Freedom: Bernstein in Berlin
    Deutsche Grammophon 429861
  • Johann Strauss II (arr. Shostakovich)
    Polka "Vergnugungszug"
    National Symphony Orchestra USA; Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor
    Grande of the Halls of Conservatory Moscow, Russia
    Rostropovich - Return To Russia
    Sony 45836
  • John Philip Sousa
    Stars and Stripes Forever
    National Symphony Orchestra USA; Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor
    Grande of the Halls of Conservatory Moscow, Russia
    Rostropovich - Return To Russia
    Sony 45836

hour 2

  • Edward Elgar
    "Pomp and Circumstance", March No. 4
    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Donald Runnicles, conductor
    Britannia
    Telarc 80677
  • John Lunn
    Downton Abbey Main Theme
    Mary Preston, organ; Dallas Wind Symphony, Jerry Junkin, conductor
    Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX
  • Edward Elgar
    Nimrod from Variations on an Original Theme
    Mary Preston, organ; Dallas Wind Symphony, Jerry Junkin, conductor
    Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Overture to The Wasps
    Mary Preston, organ; Dallas Wind Symphony, Jerry Junkin, Conductor
    Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX
  • Frank Bridge
    Quintet in D minor for Piano and Strings, H49A: 1. Adagio - allegro moderato; 3. allegro energico
    Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Ida Kavafian, violin; Benny Kim, violin: Steven Tenenbom, viola; Peter Wiley, cello
    Music from Angel Fire, Angel Fire Community Center, Angel Fire, NM
  • Jean-Marie Leclair
    Sonata for two violins in F Major, Op. 3 No. 4
    Jasmine Lin, violin; Wayne Lee, violin
    Levin Performance Studio - WFMT, Chicago, IL
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