Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Feliz Cinco de Mayo amigos!  And it should be a bright, shiny day to celebrate the victory of the Mexican army over the French troops backing Emperor Maximillan. No Mexican music though today. This week contains the joint birthday of Johannes Brahms and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. This takes place Thursday, the 7th. So for starters we look to Mozart!
Mozart: Symphony No. 26 in E flat, KV 184, Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.
Tchaikovsky:  String Quartet No. 3 in E flat minor, Op. 30, The Ying Quartet.
Brahms:  Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98, Sir Georg Solti and the Chicago Symphony  Orchestra.
Brahms:  5 Lieder, Op. 94, Thomas Quasthof - baritone and Justus Zeyen - piano. 
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien, Op. 45, Seiji Osawa and the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Rozsa:   Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 32, Lynn Harrell - cello, Yoel Levi and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for String Orchestra, Op. 48, Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Saint-Saens:  Suite Algerienne, Op. 60, Yondani Butt and the London Symphony Orchestra.
Schumann:  Fantasiestucke, Martha Argerich - piano; Natalia Gutman - cello. 

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