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Ludwig van Beethoven

Weekend of June 21, 2008

Beethoven's Septet at Spoleto

When chamber music lovers visit the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina, they don't know what's being played at the afternoon chamber music concerts until they see the program written on a chalkboard outside the Memminger Auditorium. And what a delight it must have been to see a masterpiece like Beethoven's Septet for Winds and Strings listed there a couple of weeks ago. We'll have that performance on today's show.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Joseph Longen
    "Danse Lente" for Flute and Harp
    Flutist Laurel Zucker and harpist Susan Jolles
  • Johannes Brahms
    "Romance," Op. 118, No. 5
    The Catskill Mountain Chamber Orchestra with conductor Robert Manno
    Catskill Mountain Foundation Performing Arts Center, Hunter, New York
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Septet for Winds and Strings in E-flat, Op. 20
    Todd Palmer, clarinet; Eric Ruske, French horn; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; Daniel Phillips, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Edward Arron, cello; and Anthony Manzo, bass
    Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Johann Sebastian Bach and Time for Three
    "Bach Double"
    Time for Three
    Ramsey Concert Hall, Athens, Georgia
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Fourth movement from Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1023
    Trio Settecento
    The Frick Collection, New York, New York
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    First movement from Partita No. 2 in D Minor
    Violinist Christian Tetzlaff
    Spivey Hall, Morrow, Georgia

hour 2

  • Amy Beach
    "Le Prince gracieux" ("The Gracious Prince")
    Pianist Joanne Polk
  • Joseph Haydn
    String Quartet No. 42 in C, Hob. III/57
    The St. Lawrence String Quartet
    Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Amy Beach
    Third Movement from the Suite for Two Pianos on Irish Melodies, Op. 104
    Pianists Susan and Sarah Wang (second place winners)
    Dranoff International Two Piano Competition, Miami, Florida
  • Franz Schubert and Anton Safronov
    Two movements from the realized version of Symphony No. 8 in b Minor, "Unfinished"
    The Russian National Orchestra with conductor Vladimir Jurowski
    Villar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek, Colorado
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