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Gustavo Dudamel

May 14, 2008

Dancing to the movies

Our first hour is devoted to music designed for dancing, including a dance-friendly "Piano Puzzler" and a slice of Ravel's ballet, "Daphnis and Chloe," from Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Disney Hall. And our second hour features music that's played a starring role in such films as "The Red Violin,""The Pianist,""The Piano" and "Amadeus."

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Franz Schubert
    "The Bee"
    Violinist Renaud Capucon and pianist Jerome Ducros
  • Maurice Ravel
    Act Two of the complete ballet music from "Daphnis and Chloe"
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Pacific Chorale with conductor Gustavo Dudamel
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
  • "The Piano Puzzler"
    This week's contestant is Jeanette McCormick from Choteau, Montana
  • Astor Piazzolla
    Quartet San Francisco
    Yoshi's, San Francisco
  • Arthur Foote
    Sarabande and Rigaudon
    Trio Virtuosi
    George Bush Conference Center, College Station, Texas
  • Carl Maria von Weber
    "An Invitation to the Dance"
    Flutist Tara Helen O'Connor, clarinetist Todd Palmer, harpist Catrin Finch, bassist Edward Allman and the St. Lawrence String Quartet
    Spoleto Chamber Music Festival, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    Valse Sentimentale
    Violinist Renaud Capucon and pianist Jerome Ducros

hour 2

  • Jonny Greenwood
    "Prospectors' Quartet" from "There Will Be Blood"
    The Emperor Quartet
  • Patrick Doyle
    "What Players are They" from "Hamlet"
    A studio orchestra with conductor Robert Ziegler
  • John Corigliano
    Third and fourth movements from "The Red Violin" Concerto
    Violinist Joshua Bell with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and conductor Marin Alsop
    Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore
  • Frederic Chopin
    Nocturne No. 20 in C-sharp Minor, Op. Posthumous
    Pianist Mikhail Pletnev
    Tonhalle, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Michael Nyman
    "The Heart Asks Pleasure First"
    Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183
    The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra with conductor Hans Graf
    Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul
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