April 16, 2008
Beethoven's eighth symphony
One of the world's great orchestras offers a fascinating interpretation of Beethoven's penultimate symphony. Mariss Jansons leads the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in concert at their home hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
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The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Mariss Jansons
"Bagel on the Malecon"
The Enso String Quartet
The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas
"Lovers Fleeing Through the Valley of Ecos" from "The Black Decameron"
Guitarist Sharon Isbin
Grand Teton Music Festival, Teton Village, Wyoming
"The Piano Puzzler"
This week's contestant is Susan Liebeskind from Atlanta
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with conductor Mariss Jansons
The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Trio Sonata in B-flat, Wq 161:2
Duane Smith Auditorium, Los Alamos, New Mexico
Interlude from the cantata, "Sangen"
The HR Symphony Orchestra with conductor Paavo Jarvi
Teatro Nuovo Giovanni, Udine, Italy
Impromptu from Eighteen Pieces for Piano, Op. 72
Pianist Irina Ivanitzkaya
Festival Theater, Budapest, Hungary
Manuel de Falla
"Ritual Fire Dance"
The Montreal Symphony Orchestra with conductor Charles Dutoit
Prelude and Liebestod from "Tristan and Isolde"
The Montreal Symphony Orchestra with conductor Franz-Paul Decker
Amphitheatre de Lanaudiere, Joliette, Quebec