Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Afternoon Classics, Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Time flies when you are having fun! Here it is April and a beautiful spring day - with 2 inches of new snow on the ground! Mother Nature played the April Fool joke today. To begin with then here is one of Eugene Yasaye's Violin Sonatas.
Ysaye:
Sonata for solo violin in E minor, Op. 27 Thomas Zehtmair performing on the violin.
The birthday boy for today (almost as bad as Rossini's Feb 29th birthday) is Sergei Rachmaninov. Here are two of his works, one famous,the other almost unknown.
Rachmaninov:
Piano Concerto in C minor No. 2, Artur Rubenstein - piano, Fritz Reiner & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
The Rock - Symphonic Fantasy, Gennady Rozhdenstvensky, Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Diamond:
Violin Concerto No. 2 (1947) Ilkka Talvi - violin, Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
Ketelbey:
In a Chinese Temple Garden, The Royal Philharmonic led by Eric Rogers.
Johannes Brahms "Ein Deutches Requiem" will be the featured work at the performances of the Juneau Symphony this weekend. To lear more about Brahms "Requiem" come to the concert an hour early and Maestro Pickett will fill you in!
Brahms:
Ein Deutsches Requiem, James Levine conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Tanglewood Chorus.
Grieg:
Piano Concerto in A minor, Leif Ove Andsnes at the piano, Dimitry Kitayenko conducting the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
See you next week!

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