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Ludwig van Beethoven

April 3, 2008

Beethoven's pastoral symphony

Anima Eterna plays Beethoven's Sixth Symphony in a way in which you've likely never heard it before. Striving for a sound as authentic to the composer's era as possible, it's a smaller orchestra that plays on period instruments. The group's founder, Jos van Immerseel, leads them in concert at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

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hour 1

  • Richard Rodgers and Moss Hart
    "My Funny Valentine"
    The Ahn Trio
  • Maurice Ravel
    Pianist Adam Neiman
    Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Camille Saint-Saens
    Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
    Violinist Giora Schmidt with the Israel Chamber Orchestra and conductor Gil Shohat
    Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Yehezkel Braun
    Serenade No. 2 for Chamber Orchestra
    The Israel Chamber Orchestra with conductor Gil Shohat
    Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, Georgia
  • Edvard Grieg
    Violin Sonata No. 1 in F, Op. 8
    Violinist Henning Kraggerud and pianist Helge Kjekshus
    St. Olav Festival, Trondheim, Norway

hour 2

  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    First movement from Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95 ("Serioso")
    The Guarneri String Quartet
  • Agustin Barrios
    Waltz, Op. 8, No. 4
    Guitarist Sharon Isbin
    Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis
  • Ferruccio Busoni
    Elegie in E-flat
    Clarinetist Todd Levy and pianist Marc Neikrug
    Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 ("Pastoral")
    Anima Eterna with conductor Jos van Immerseel
    Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
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