Options A440 / Stochastic Hit Parade with Bethany Ryker: Playlist from May 19, 2014 Options

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Options May 19, 2014: A440, Op. 2 No. 19 Ain't No Valse

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Leos Janacek  Sinfonietta   Options       0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Claude Debussy  Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor I. Prologue (1915)   Options Duo    Sol Gabetta - cello, and Hélène Grimaud - piano  0:03:49 (Pop‑up)
Claude Debussy  Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor II. Sérénade   Options Duo    Sol Gabetta - cello, and Hélène Grimaud - piano  0:07:31 (Pop‑up)
Claude Debussy  Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor III. Finale (1915)   Options Duo    Sol Gabetta - cello, and Hélène Grimaud - piano  0:11:17 (Pop‑up)
          0:24:31 (Pop‑up)
Dmitri Shostakovich  Piano Concerto No. 1 for Piano, Trumpet & Strings, Op. 35, I. Allegretto   Options Shostakovich: The Jazz Album    Ronald Brautigam - piano. Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra  0:19:27 (Pop‑up)
Charles Koechlin  Les Heures Persanes, Op. 65, No. 12 Arabesques (1913)   Options     Ralph van Raat, piano  0:24:17 (Pop‑up)
Johannes Brahms  Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108 "Symphonic" III. Un poco presto e con sentimentato (1888)   Options Sonatas for Violin and Piano    Catherine Manoukian - violin & Gunilla Sussman - piano  0:25:38 (Pop‑up)
          0:32:32 (Pop‑up)
Toru Takemitsu  Face of Another: Waltz (1966)   Options Three Film Scores    Bournemouth Symphony, directed by Marin Alsop  0:33:18 (Pop‑up)
Maurice Ravel  La Valse (1919)   Options Debussy & Ravel Works for Orchestra    Kurt Masur - New York Philharmonic  0:35:47 (Pop‑up)
Dmitri Shostakovich  Jazz Suite No. 2., VI. Waltz (1938)   Options Legend of the Orchestra    Paavo Jarvi directing the Orchestre Philharmonique Radio de France  0:48:38 (Pop‑up)
Hilmar Jensson  Ain't No Waltz   Options Meg Nem Sa  Skirl  Hilmar Jensson - guitar, Andrew D'Angelo - saxophone, Jim Black - drums  0:52:39 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm maestroso:

No rehearsal tonight, yay! I get to listen to Bethany's show, and nice Janacek!
  8:04pm doca:

The horns are blowing, the flowers are blooming (but not where I live) and A440 is on! Hi, Bethany and fellow listeners
Avatar 8:09pm Bethany Ryker:

Greetings all! I'm quite transfixed by this Sonata, hope you enjoy as well...
  Swag For Life Member 8:10pm 12539:

What did you say? I was caught up in listening...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm maestroso:

Ah yes...
  8:12pm doca:

Helene Grimaud is one bad ass wolf lover pianist.
  8:14pm P-90:

Yes, quite transfixing.
  Swag For Life Member 8:21pm 12539:

"Chimpanzee" sounds like the name of a hipster Brooklyn New Music ensemble.
Avatar 8:23pm Bethany Ryker:

That chimpanzee thing slipped in there as something cached in the database...gotta find out what the hell that is!
  8:25pm P-90:

That's just Maestro Leopold "Bingo" Bingowsky, an associate of DJ Dave Abramson...
  Swag For Life Member 8:33pm 12539:

Just barely got my Black Tie on in time for the waltzing.
  8:34pm P-90:

...I'm behind, still tying up my Capezio waltz shoe
Avatar 8:34pm earrie:

And tippy-toe shoes.
Avatar 8:37pm Bethany Ryker:

'Face of Another' is actually the name of the film - my mistake earlier. Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara from 1966. Anyone familiar??
  8:39pm P-90:

It's a "minor" classic of postwar Japanese cinema
  8:45pm P-90:

It was an adaptation of a novel by famous author Kobo Abe, whose book "Woman in the Dunes" had been made into a very successful film a year or two before. " It's pretty macabre, in a very Japanese way.
Avatar 8:46pm Bethany Ryker:

I'm so curious to know how a waltz figured in to it...
  8:50pm Eric in va:

I take piano lessons and my teacher had me read through some of the piano part to the debussy during my lesson tonight so it was great to hear it on the drive home. Thanks for playing it
  8:50pm P-90:

The guy whose face is horribly scarred in an accident and then is given a very convincing mask to cover it with, dances with his wife and seduces her, as the "other" person- the face on the mask.
When the truth is revealed she claims she knew it was him "role-playing" with her all along. But did she really?
  Swag For Life Member 8:50pm 12539:

Cafe scene, apparently:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:50pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Quite a good show tonight. Are you on the summer WFMU schedule, Bethany?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm davex:

Fine selections, Bethany, waltzes and non-waltzes.
  8:56pm Cooh John:

Have not seen the film, but know of Teshigahara. Since you mentioned it, it is now my #1 must see--so late.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm maestroso:

Oh, yeah! That was awesome! Thanks for the music, Bethany...
Three hours for Bethany!
  Swag For Life Member 8:58pm 12539:

I was just getting comfortable in my chair and now they're rushing me out.

Thanks, Bethany.
  8:59pm P-90:

Thanks, DJ Bethany!
  9:02pm Eric in va:

Agreed this show would work well in a three hour format -- kind of ironic that the genre with the most long format material gets one of the shortest time slots
  5:01am afroblue 10:

what's the music on the background as you talk around 16 mins in the show? thanks
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