Thursday, October 29, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Thursday, October 29, 2009

We will wrap up this week with some heavyweights - two pieces by Dmitri Shostakovich. Both are significant, the first is the Symphony No. 11 - The Year 1905 which is a musical depiction of the first peasant uprising against the Tsar in St. Petersburg at the Winter Palace. (Memorialized on film as "The Battleship Potemkin." To begin with:

"The Nightmare Concerto(La notte), RV 439, by Antonio Vivaldi performed by the ensemble "The Red Priest."
Piano Quartet of Aaron Copland performed by Charles Rex - violin, Rebbeca Young - viola, Alan Stepansky - cello, Israela Margalit - piano.
Tango by Igor Stravinsky played by the Columbia Chamber Ensemble.
Symphony No. 11, Op. 103 "The Year 1905" by Dmitri Shostakovich. Bernard Haitink conducts The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Pastorale by Igor Stravinsky played by Israel Baker - violin with the Columbia Chamber Ensemble.
String Quartet No. 2 in D of Alexander Borodin performed by the St. Petersburg String Quartet.
Serenade for String Orchestra in E, Op. 22 by Peter Tchaikovsky. Herbert von Karajan conducts The Berlin Philharmonic.
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 99 of Dmitri Shostakovich. David Oistrakh is on the violin with Dmitri Mitropoulos conducting the New York Philharmonic.
Concerto for piano trio & percussion (1996) by Kenji Bunch. We hear Matthew Gold at the percussion and The Ahn Trio providing the rest.

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