Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Well, let us all wish a Happy Birthday to Duke Ellington today. He is one of America's most prolific and most respected composers. We will play a few of his pieces at the end of the program.
To start with it is really spring so -----
Vivaldi: Spring from The Four Seasons, Op. 8 No. 1, Christina Day Martinson on the violin and Martin Perlman conducting the Boston Baroque.
Vaughan Williams:  Romance, Tommy Reilly on the Harmonica and Sir Neville Marriner conducting the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.
Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A minor, James Levine conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Copland: Three Latin American Sketches, Paul Gambill conducting the Nashville Chamber Orchestra
Hindemith: Kammermusik No. 1, for 12 Solo Instruments, Op. 24, No. 1, Riccardo Chailly conducting the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Brahms: Hungarian Dances, Book 1, Veri & Jamanis - Pianists.
Dvorak: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat, Op. 87, Emmanuel Ax - piano, Isaac Stern - violin, Jaime Laredo - viola, Yo-Yo Ma - cello.
Ellington: 2 Dances from his Liberian Suite, and Suite Thursday written with Billy Strayhorn.

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