Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Afternoon Classics, Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sometimes I think that all music is my favorite music, but there are still some that are more favorite than others. Some of those show up today. First of all:

Grillensymphonie by Georg Philipp Telemann performed by the Ensemble Caprice.
The Double Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra by Felix Mendelssohn. (This can be easily added to any favorites list) Alain Lefvre - piano, David Lefevre - violin and the London Mozart Players under the baton of Matthias Bamert.
Here is a first that will always be first with me: The Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor by Johannes Brahms. Xiayiin Wang and the Amity Players performing.
For a quick change of venue so to speak here is the Concert Piece for Orchestra by David Diamond played by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz conducting.
Also by Mr. Diamond An Elegy in the Memory of Maurice Ravel, once again performed by Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony.
Just because it hasn't been played for a while (and because I like Valery Gergiev) here are the "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Modest Moussorgsky, Gergiev conducting the Vienna Philharmonic.
Back in 1925 on April 30th the first performance of Paul Hindemith's Kammermusik No. 3, Op. 36, No. 2 the cello concerto occured. We are going to hear the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Riccardo Chailly with Lynn Harrell on the cello.
Following that will be the Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra by Bohuslav Martinu performed by The Endellion String Quartet and the City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox conducting.
To wrap up everything will be the Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra by Igor Stravinsky, Robert Craft conducting the Columbia Symphony Orchestra with Philippe Entrement at the piano.

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