Options A440 / Stochastic Hit Parade with Bethany Ryker: Playlist from June 23, 2014 Options

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Options June 23, 2014: A440, Op. 3 No. 3 A Metric Maze: Variations on a Theme by Haydn / Meditation on Haydn's Name

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Lou Harrison  Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra IV. Canons and Choruses, V. Finale (1972)   Options American Mavericks  San Francisco Symphony    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
          0:11:46 (Pop‑up)
Alejandro Vinao  Book of Grooves: II Colours of a Groove   Options Vanish  Yarlung Records  performed by the Smoke & Mirrors percussion ensemble  0:12:50 (Pop‑up)
Harrison Birtwistle  Harrison's Clocks: Clock V   Options Joanna MacGregor Plays Birtwistle, Wood & Harrison  Sound Circus Ltd  Joanna MacGregor - piano  0:23:57 (Pop‑up)
Alexander Goehr  Metric Maze   Options Symmetry Disorders  Wergo  Huw Watkins, piano  0:27:43 (Pop‑up)
Franz Josef Haydn  Sonata No. 49in C# Minor, HOB XVI:36 I. Moderato (1780)   Options Haydn Piano Sonatas  Sony  Emmanuel Ax, piano  0:38:06 (Pop‑up)
George Benjamin  Three Studios for solo piano: II. Meditiation on Haydn's Name   Options Benjamin: Shadowlines / Viola, Viola / Three Studies / Piano Sonata  Wyastone Estate Ltd    0:42:55 (Pop‑up)
Johannes Brahms  Variations on a Theme By Haydn, Op. 56. Variations II, IV, VII   Options Brahms, The Symphonies  Decca  Gewandhausochester Leipzig, directed by Ricardo Chailly  0:46:07 (Pop‑up)
Franz Schubert  6 Moments musicaux, op. 94D.780 No.4 in C# Minor   Options Moments Musicaux  Decca  Alfred Brendel, piano  0:51:06 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  8:06pm P-90:

Good Evening Professor Ryker!
Avatar 8:06pm Bethany Ryker:

Good Evening, class ;)
Avatar 8:07pm Richard from Venezuela:

Great start of the show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm CockTails42:

If this is Harrison, I'm gonna guess that percussionist William Winant is playing on this. An Invigorating piece!
  8:07pm P-90:

Yes, nice start- you can't lose with Lou.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm dale:

my wife said 'this sounds like angry roller skating'
Avatar 8:10pm Edgar Cayce:

Hi, What was the first song you played?
Avatar 8:10pm Edgar Cayce:

The one before Lou Harrison?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:11pm dale:

edgar - you should be able to transport your consciousness into the future and tell her what the last song she played will be
Avatar 8:12pm Edgar Cayce:

I'm asking for Rah. He was feelin it.
  8:18pm Mrs. P:

Welcome back. Tim did a good job while you were away. We miss the Vicki and Bethany Monday night combo. The Harrison was a wonderful start tonight.
Avatar 8:19pm Edgar Cayce:

Does anybody know?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm CockTails42:

I wish I knew.
Avatar 8:20pm Richard from Venezuela:

Bethany: Do you know the cuban - venezuelan composer Angel Rada? The majority of their releases are free to download vía lastfm www.last.fm...
Avatar 8:20pm Bethany Ryker:

That little "Trinidad" glitch was fun. Wish it had been intentional!
Avatar 8:21pm Bethany Ryker:

The Harrison was the first piece I played, there was a little spill-over from Night People...
  8:22pm P-90:

@Edgar: you seem to be referring to music played on the Night People show that precedes A440. The were playing Bach organ pieces, some or all of which were W. Carlos' synth arrangements.
  8:23pm Rynac:

This piece by Vinao is very intriguing! An unexpected discovery.
Avatar 8:23pm Edgar Cayce:

Cool thanks. It was a nice transition; i'm digging your jam blasters too
  Swag For Life Member 8:25pm 12539:

Loving the endless marimba.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm maestroso:

Really enjoying the show, listening whilst preparing a light supper... perfect! The Lou Harrison was awesome indeed.
  8:39pm P-90:

How long until someone writes "Meditation on Birtwistle's Name"?
Avatar 8:40pm Bethany Ryker:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:41pm Matt from Springfield:

So where have I been Haydn??
Just lurkin' and listenin' while eatin' dinner. Amazing selections as always, Bethany! Hi everyone!
  8:42pm Andy:

This is a very pretty piece.
Avatar 8:43pm Alex Kid in Miracle World:

The animals in my room are enjoying this
  8:45pm JakeGould:

“The animals in my room are enjoying this.” So racist.
  8:45pm Rynac:

My partner and I are enjoying this!
Avatar 8:47pm Bethany Ryker:

@Rynac: well...howdy, partners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48pm Matt from Springfield:

Any partner who enjoys this must be great!
Avatar 8:49pm Bethany Ryker:

quick, before I post it and before anyone looks online....any guesses which composer wrote these Variations on a Theme by Haydn??
  8:49pm doca:

Me and myself are also enjoying this, Bethany. Hi all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm Matt from Springfield:

@Jake: Is it calling them "animals" that's the problem, or the fact of keeping them caged??...
  8:50pm bunyan:

It's one o' the Three B's...
Avatar 8:50pm Bethany Ryker:

Matt has it right!!! I'm outing them: those are my parents back in Nebraska. Andy they are lovely a million times over. Xx.
  8:50pm Rynac:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:50pm Matt from Springfield:

Hmmm, Rachmaninoff? He arranged some transcriptions by Bach..
  8:50pm P-90:

J. Brahms?
Avatar 8:51pm Bethany Ryker:

Dad, did you cheat??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm Matt from Springfield:

Hooray, Bethany's folks! Lovely people, I can tell! :)
  Swag For Life Member 8:51pm 12539:

Relatives should be excluded from any contests.
Avatar 8:52pm Bethany Ryker:

Yes, yes. BRAHMS. I selected the lesser identifiable movements. Good Work all!
  8:52pm Rynac:

No, I actually listened to the orchestration, it seemed romantic, so I took my best shot.
  8:53pm P-90:

Welcome to the Rynacs from the East Coast Contingent!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm Matt from Springfield:

Brahms is quite a romantic Romantic.

I second P-90--the coasts and the rest of the world welcome you to this most special Classical series!
Avatar 8:55pm Bethany Ryker:

Well, yes, Pa - you've always enjoyed the music. Get a piano. I know you want to play!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Matt from Springfield:

Schubert! Always so great.
  Swag For Life Member 8:57pm 12539:

Quickest hour of the week.

Thanks, Bethany.
  8:59pm P-90:

Where did that 60 minutes go?
Thanks, DJ Bethany, welcome "home", have a great week, "see" you next Monday...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks again for your weekly heartwarming shows that leave us wanting more! Good night Bethany, Rynac family and all you loyal listeners!
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