Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Afternoon Classics, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009

Throughout this week there are a number of pieces of great music that were first performed.Until it has been performed a piece of music is just an exercise in note writing, once performed it may become a masterpiece. There are a number of masterpieces that first were performed in the last week of January throughout the years. As played we will hear:

The Overture to Cosi fan tutti by Mozart, Bruno Weil and Tafelmusik performing.
The Piano trio in B flat major Op. 99, D898, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Pinchas Zukerman, and Lynn Harrell.
The Violin Concerto No. 2 in C major, Op. 43 by Erno von Dohnanyi, Michael Ludwig on violin; JoAnn Falleta and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Overture on Hebrew Themes for Clarinet, String Quartet & Piano, Op. 34 by Serge Prokofiev, Giora Feidman with the Juliard String Quartet.
Scherzo, an early piece by Sergei Rachmaninov performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Paavo Jarvi.
A Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No. 3) by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Bernard Haitink and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dances from Aleko by Sergei Rachmaninov, Paavo Jarvi and the Cincinnati Orchestra.
Florida Suite by Fredrick Delius as revised and edited by Sir Thomas Beecham, Beecham and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. (Beecham was a champion of the music of Delius.)
Concerto for Small Orchestra (1940) by David Diamond, Gerard Schwarz & the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
Vocalize by Sergei Rachmaninov, Paavo Jarvi, Cincinnati Symphony.
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Thank you - Mike Price

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