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February 12, 2008

Performance Today for Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Calder Quartet plays some Philip Glass before one of the most exhilarating works in the classical canon - Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony - is performed in Prague by Pavel Safarik and the Prague Chamber Orchestra. Alain Altinoglu leads the French National Orchestra in a Chausson symphony in Paris. And pianist Claude Frank plays Bach.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Seventh movement from Serenade No. 7 in D, K. 250 ("Haffner")
    The Prague Chamber Orchestra with conductor Sir Charles Mackerras
  • York Bowen
    Melody for the G String, Op. 47
    Violist Roger Chase and pianist Michiko Otaki
  • Franz Liszt
    Consolation No. 3 in D-flat, S. 172
    Pianist Stefan Vladar
  • Philip Glass
    String Quartet No. 2 ("Company")
    The Calder Quartet
  • Felix Mendelssohn
    Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90 ("Italian")
    The Prague Chamber Orchestra with conductor Pavel Safarik

hour 2

  • Francis Poulenc
    Improvisation 15
    Pianist Stefano Bollani
  • Siegfried Kohler
    "Valse de Fleurs"
    Trio Virtuosi
  • Ernest Chausson
    Symphony in B-flat, Op. 20
    The French National Orchestra with conductor Alain Altinoglu
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Fantasy and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 904
    Pianist Claude Frank
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