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Ludwig van Beethoven

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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hour 1

  • Jean Sibelius
    Andante Festivo
    The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Mariss Jansons
  • Lev Zhurbin
    "Bagel on the Malecon"
    The Enso String Quartet
    The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas
  • Leo Brouwer
    "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

hour 2

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
    Trio Sonata in B-flat, Wq 161:2
    Trio Virtuosi
    Duane Smith Auditorium, Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar
    Interlude from the cantata, "Sangen"
    The HR Symphony Orchestra with conductor Paavo Jarvi
    Teatro Nuovo Giovanni, Udine, Italy
  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    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
  • Richard Wagner
    Prelude and Liebestod from "Tristan and Isolde"
    The Montreal Symphony Orchestra with conductor Franz-Paul Decker
    Amphitheatre de Lanaudiere, Joliette, Quebec
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