Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Afternoon Classics, Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The principal work on today's program is the Second Symphony of Gustav Mahler. This majestic work sets the pattern for those symphonies following with the inclusion of a choral segment. Mahler was no stranger to choral works and he wrote most of his lyrics himself instead of borrowing from one of the classics poets. So here goes:

Cello Concerto in C minor, RV 402 by Antonio Vivaldi performed by Ofra Harnoy - cello; Paul Robinson conducting the Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Symphony No. 2 in C minor - "Resurrection" of Gustav Mahler. Featuring Eva Martin, Jessye Norman - sopranos with Lorin Maazel ocnducting the Vienna Symphony Orchesta and Vienna State Opera Choir.
Sonata for flute, viola and harp (1916) by Claude Debussy with Pascal Rogé - flute; Bruno Pasquier - viola; Frédérique Cambreling - harp
Nobilissima Visioni - suite by Paul Hindemith. Herbert Blomstedt conducting the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Orchestral Suite No. 4 in G, Op. 61 "Mozartiana" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Sir Neville Marriner and the Radio-Sinfonie Stuttgart
Piano Trio No. 1 in G mnor, Op. Posth. of Sergei Rachmaninov performed by The Borodin Trio
Serenade in D minor, Op. 20 by Sir Edward Elgar performed by Sir John Barbirolli and the Sinfonia of London

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