Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Tuesday, July 7, 2009

As we settle in for a long, hot summer the time spent out of the heat and sunshine (unless that is your style) is best spent with good music and today we have some of the best. The show is built around Bohemian (Czech) composers. The centerpiece is Gustav Mahler but only because it is his birthday.

Three Dances "The Bartered Bride"; Bedrich Smetana; Leonard Bernstein; New York Philharmonic
Piano Quintet No. 1 (1933); Bohuslav Martinu; Karel Kosarek - piano and the Martinu Quartet
Sarka from "Ma Vlast"; Bedrich Smetana; Zdenek Macal; Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Symphony No. 4; Gustav Mahler; Bernard Haitink Royal Concdetgebouw Orchestra
Songs of a Wayfarer; Gustav Mahler; Frederica von Strada - mezzo; Yoel Levi and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22; Antonin Dvorak ; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Klaviertrio in e-moll, op 2; Joseph Suk; the Berlin Philharmonic Piano Trio
Symphony No. 2; Bohuslav Martinu; Arthur Fagen; National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
Elegie in Des-dur, op. 23; Joseph Suk; the Berlin Philharmonic Piano Trio
Slavonic Dance No. 3, Op. 46; Antonin Dvorak; Leonard Bernstein; the New York Philharmonic

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