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FRIDAY ON SPECIAL EDITION OF CLASSICAL  DISCOVERIES
5:30 - 11:00am

Friday, August 18, 2017 from 5:30 till 11:00

CLASSICAL DISCOVERIES CELEBRATES THE 85TH BIRTHDAY OF JAAN RÄÄTS

born on October 15, 1932, in a program titled

ROCKIN' RÄÄTS

Whole program will be devoted to the works of Jaan Rääts, an Estonian composer little known in the USA.
He has been influenced by neoclassicism as well as by minimalism and rock music. As well has written some of the most rhythmically exciting music of our time.

You will hear the following works by Jaan Raats:
Concerto for Chamber Orchestra, Op. 16
Concerto No. 2 for Violin, Op. 63
Double Concerto for Flute, Guitar and Orchestra, Op. 117
Electronic Marginalia, Op. 65a
Piano Sonata No. 4, Op. 36 "Quasi Beatles"
Piano Sonata, No. 9, Op. 76
Sonata for Two Pianos, Op. 82
String Quartet No. 5, Op. 53
Symphony No. 3, Op. 10
Symphony No. 4, Op. 13
Symphony No. 5, Op. 28

and others

Playlist and MP3 File *(available after the broadcast till August 31, 2017)

 

  August - 18 - 2017  -  MP3
listen  08/18/2017-05:30-06:00
listen  08/18/2017-06:00-07:00
listen  08/18/2017-07:00-08:00
listen  08/18/2017-08:00-09:00
listen  08/18/2017-09:00-10:00
listen  08/18/2017-10:00-11:00

 

Friday, August 18,  2017 - 05:30 - 11:00
ROCKIN' RÄÄTS - 85th Birthday tribute
Composer Work Performers label air time
Castellano, Jennifer The Castle at Sunrise (Opening) Jennifer Castellano, Piano Castellano 5:30
Rääts, Jaan Estonian Prelude No. 9 (1989) Lorenzo Meo, piano Lorenzo Meo 5:31
Rääts, Jaan String Quartet No. 5, Op. 53 (1974) String Quartet of the Estonian State Symphony Melodiya (LP) - C10 07237-8 5:34
Rääts, Jaan Piano Sonata No. 9, Op. 76 (1985, rev. 2014) Nicolas Horvath, piano Grand Piano - GP765 5:46
Rääts, Jaan Allegro, Op. 93 (1994) Urmas Vulp, violin, Heiki Matlik, guitar Eesti Raadio - ERCD030 5:57
Rääts, Jaan Chamber Concerto 1 (1961) Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Juha Kangas, conductor Finlandia Records - 3984-21448 6:07
Rääts, Jaan (arr. Mihkel Kerem) Chamber Concerto 1 (1961) - last movement only Prezioso String Quartet Estonian Record Productions - ERP 5912 6:26
Rääts, Jaan Estonian Prelude No. 6 (1989) Lorenzo Meo, piano Lorenzo Meo 6:29
Rääts, Jaan Symphony No. 3, Op. 10 (1959) Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Neem Jarvi, conductor Melodiya (LP) - 025161-2 6:32
Rääts, Jaan Piano Quintet Number 3, Op. 38 (1970) Mati Karmas & Alexander Sagorulko, violins, Paul Purga, viola, Toomas Tummeleht, cello, Rein Rannap, piano Antes Edition - BM-CD 31.9065 6:50
Rääts, Jaan Toccata (1968) Lauri Vainmaa, piano Finlandia - 4509-95704-2 7:03
Rääts, Jaan Symphony No. 8, Op. 74 (1989) Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Ehwald, conductor Antes Edition - BM-CD-31.9183 7:11
Rääts, Jaan Nameless Music, Op. 107 (1999) Duo Concertante (Tauno Saviauk, flute, Tiit Peterson, guitar) Antes Edition - BM-CD 31.9160 7:33
Rääts, Jaan Double Concerto for flute, guitar and orchestra, Op. 117 (2001) Jean-Claude Girard, flute, Boris Bjorn Bagger, guitar, Baden-Baden Philharmonic, Habs Werner Pintgen, conductor Edition 49 7:38
Rääts, Jaan Piano Sonata No. 10, Op. 114 (2000, rev. 2014) Nicolas Horvath, piano Grand Piano - GP765 7:59
Rääts, Jaan Symphony No. 5, Op. 28 (1967) Anhaltische Philharmonic Dessau, Golo Berg, conductor Antes Edition - BM-CD 31.9204 8:08
Rääts, Jaan From 24 Marginalia , Op. 68 (1982) - 1st 12 pieces Nora Novik & Raffi Charadjanjan, pianos Antes Edition - BM-CD 31.9064 8:39
Rääts, Jaan Estonian Prelude No. 20 (1989) Lorenzo Meo, piano Lorenzo Meo 8:57
Rääts, Jaan Concerto for Violin and Chamber Orchestra No. 2, Op. 63 (1979) Yevgeni Schuk, violin, Soloists Ensemble of the Moscow State Philharmonic, Valentin Schuk, conductor Antes Edition - BM-CD 31.9065 9:00
Rääts, Jaan Symphony No. 4, Op. 13, "Cosmic" (1959) Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Neem Jarvi, conductor Melodiya (LP) - 018049-50 9:19
Rääts, Jaan Sonata for two pianos, Op. 82 (1990) Lorenzo Meo, both piano parts Lorenzo Meo 9:43
Rääts, Jaan Concerto for trumpet, piano and strings, Op. 92 (1993) Reinhold Friederich, trumpet, Thomas Duis, piano, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin Capriccio - 10575 10:02
Rääts, Jaan Estonian Preludes 22, 23 and 24 (1989) Lorenzo Meo, piano Lorenzo Meo 10:20
Raats, Jaan From 24 Marginalia, Op. 65 (1979) - (#22, 23,24) Kalle Randalu, piano Estonian Record Productions - ERP 5814 10:26
Raats, Jaan Electronic Marginalia, Op. 65a (1980) Kalle Randalu, synthesizer, Jaan Raats and Sven Grunberg, electronics Estonian Record Productions - ERP 5814 10:29
Raats, Jaan Piano Sonata No. 4, Op. 36, "Quasi Beatles" (1969) Nicolas Horvath, piano Grand Piano - GP765 10:52
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