Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Afernoon Classics, February 3, 2009

A sad note for today is the passing away of the American composer, Lukas Foss. He was an important figure in American music and will be missed. An "In memoriam" will be on the list.
To open: The Overture to Semiramide by Rossini, Yoel Levi and the Atlanta Symphony.
For Lukas Foss:
An elegy for Anne Frank, Carl St. Clair and the Pacific Symphony
The concerto for piano and Orchestra No. 1, (1943), Carl St. Clair, Pacific Symphony
Mendelssohn (his birthday!):
from his "Songs without Words" - Daniel Adni - Piano
String Symphony X in B minor, Patrick Strub, Kammerorchester Arcata Stuttgart
Octet for strings, Concertante Chamber Players

Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture, Yehudi Menuhin, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. in G minor, Op. 13 "Winter Dreams" Antal Dorati, London Symphony Orchestra
Stravinsky - Scenes de Ballet, Stravinsky, CBC Symphony Toronto
Arensky - Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, Antal Dorati, Philharmonica Hungarica
Stravinsky - Duo concertante - Stravinsky on piano, Joseph Szigeti - violin.

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