Thursday, April 29, 2010

Afternoon Classics, Thursday, April 29, 2010

Todays playlist is not based on any particular theme, it just happened so we can make no claim to any coherent plan.

To begin with a Mozart violin sonata - Sonata for violin in B flat, performed by Maria-Elizabeth Lott on the Mozart child's violin (17350 Sontraud Speidel accompanying on a 1790 fortepiano.
The Symphony No. 1 by Beethoven performed by the Heidelberger Sinfoniker under the baton of Thomas Fey.
Brahms' Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60 performed by Xianyin Wang and the Amity players.
For fun: the Rondon in B flat KV 269 by Mozart. Once again Mis Lott and Mr. Speidel.
Celebrating the premier of "The Marriage of Figaro" on May 1 and also the closing performance of the magnificent production by the JLO in Sitka three arias from the opera. First Cecilia Bartoli singing two arias sung by Cherubino in the opera: "Non so piu" and "Voi che sapete," And following that an aria sung by the contessa in Act II - "Porg, mi amor" sung by Barbara Hendricks.
Sergei Rachmaninov opens the second half with the "Isle of the Dead" performed by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic under the baton of Mariss Jansons.
Next "pilgrims" by Ned Rorem and immediately following his Violin Concerto, Philippe Quint on the violin and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Jose Serebrier and them his Symphony No. 1 (1950) performed by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra again with Jose Serebrier conducting.
To close the day and the week we will have the Symphony No. 3 of Ned Rorem, same players. And that closes the week.

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