Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Afternoon Classics, Wednesday, October 13, 2010

This is a day of few pieces of music, but an awful lot of music! The upcoming performance of the Mahler Symphony No. 2, the Resurrection Symphony, is the focus of the first two hours and then Brahms and David Diamond take up the second half.

Siegfried's Death & Funeral music (Götterdämmerung) of Richard Wagner with Leopold Stowkowski and the London Symphony Orchestra begin the program followed by:
Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Resurrection, by Gustav Mahler featuring Eva Marton, Jessye Norman, sopranos, and Lorin Maazel conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Vienna State Opera Choir.
For the second half: the Symphony No. 2 of David Diamond with Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Elegy in Memory of Maurice Ravel, by David Diamond, again Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra
The Trio No. 1 in B, Op. 8 of Johannes Brahms performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell (what a crew!) and then Rounds for String Orchestra by David Diamond with Gerard Schwarz conducting the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Hope you enjoyed it!

Mike Price

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