Thursday, January 29, 2009

Afternoon Classics, Thursday, January 29, 2009

Today's offering is truly a potpourri of 20th Century music. All the composers are well known and all are popular to one degree or another. We will start with the depth of the program and surface to lighter ways as the afternoon wears on.
The Overture to Don Giovanni, by Mozart, Bruno Weil and Tafelmusik
Death and the Maiden String Quartet No. 14 by Franz Schubert The Tokyo String Quartet.
Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27 by Sergei Rachmaninov, Paavo Jarvi and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Graceful Ghost Rag (really!) by William Bolcom, Eugene Barban at the piano.
2nd Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra. George Gershwin doing his magic. Stewart Goodyear at the piano and Erich Kunzel conducting the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.
Trio by Maurice Ravel. (I keep looking for a longer title but that is it.) Andre Previn on the piano, Julie Rosenfield on the violin and Gary Hoffman on the cello.
Orchestral Suite from "The Snow Maiden" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Michail Jurowski, the Radio Symphony Orchestra, Berlin. (Back in the last century that was originally RIAS - Radio in the American Sector - orchestra. We would get our classical music live!)
The Scythian Suite by Sergei Prokofiev, Valery Gergiev and the Kirov Orchestra.
"Quartettsatz" String Quartet 12 D 703, this is a single movement by Franz Schubert for a quartet which he left unfinished. The Tokyo String Quartet performs.
Quiet City by Aaron Copland. Paul Gambill and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra.

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Mike Price

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