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National Orchestral Institute

June 11, 2008

the class of the orchestral scholars

We'll have performances from two top student orchestras on today's show. The National Orchestral Institute gathers many of the country's best young musicians in Maryland for a month. That's where we'll go to hear Jorge Mester conduct a Mozart Sinfonia. And, from New York City, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski leads the Juilliard Orchestra in Brahms.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Carl Friedrich Abel
    First and third movements from Trio in F for two transverse flutes and basso continuo
    Karl Kaiser and Michael Schneider, transverse flutes; Rainer Zipperling, cello; and Harald Hoeren, harpsichord
  • Franz Liszt
    "Schlafos: Frage und antwort," S. 203
    Pianist Andre Watts
    Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth
  • Anton Bruckner
    Third movement from Quintet for Strings in F, WAB 112
    Violinists Joseph Silverstein and Lily Francis, violists Paul Neubauer and Teng Li, and cellist Priscilla Lee
    Alice Tully Hall, New York City
  • "The Piano Puzzler"
    This week's contestant is Emily Papaira from Atlanta
  • Franz Benda
    Flute Concerto in E Minor
    Flutist Karl Kaiser with La Stagione Frankfurt and conductor Michael Schneider
    Wurzburg Residence, Wurzburg, Germany

hour 2

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    "Hai gia vinta la causa!" and "Vedro meatr'io sospiro" from "The Marriage of Figaro"
    Baritone Thomas Hampson with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Sinfonia in D (from Serenade K. 320, "Posthorn")
    The Orchestra of the National Orchestral Institute with conductor Jorge Mester
    Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, Maryland
  • Franz Schubert
    String Quartet No. 12 in C Minor ("Quartettsatz"), D.703
    The American String Quartet
    SummerFest, La Jolla, California
  • Johannes Brahms
    Fourth movement from Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
    The Juilliard Orchestra with conductor Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
    Peter Jay Sharp Theater, New York City
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