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Igor Stravinsky

Weekend of April 5, 2008

Alex ross on Stravinsky

The classical music writer for the New Yorker magazine reads from his best-selling book, "The Rest is Noise," and talks about Stravinsky before we hear Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic play music from "The Rite of Spring."

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Sir William Walton
    March from "A History of the English Speaking Peoples"
    The London Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Carl Davis
  • Francois Couperin
    "Les Ondes" from Pieces de clavecin, premier livre, 5e ordre
    Harpsichordist Lionel Party
    Field Concert Hall, Philadelphia
  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    "April" from "The Seasons," Op. 37b
    Violist Helen Callus and pianist Robert Koenig
    Unitarian Society, Santa Barbara, California
  • Sir William Walton
    "Crown Imperial": A Coronation March
    The Dallas Wind Symphony with conductor Jerry Junkin and organist Mary Preston
    Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Hall, Dallas
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Violin Concerto No. 5 in A, K. 219
    Violinist Nikolaj Znaider with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
    Holland Performing Arts Center, Omaha, Nebraska

hour 2

  • Georg Philipp Telemann
    First movement from Concerto in E-flat
    Philharmonia Virtuosi with conductor Richard Kapp
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Piano Sonata No. 22 in F, Op. 54
    Pianist Paul Lewis
    Spivey Hall, Morrow, Georgia
  • Igor Stravinsky
    "The Adoration of the Earth" from "The Rite of Spring (1947)"
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic with conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
  • Georg Philipp Telemann
    Trio Sonata in C Minor for Flute, Oboe and continuo
    Flutist Carol Wincenc, oboist Stephen Taylor, cellist Colin Carr and harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper
    Alice Tully Hall, New York City
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