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Maurizio Pollini

July 25, 2008

Pollini in berlin

Our week of outstanding pianists concludes with a performance in Berlin by a seasoned statesman of the keys. Maurizio Pollini offers a vibrant interpretation of Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto with conductor Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic.

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hour 1

  • Frederic Chopin
    Nocturne in A-flat, Op. 32, No. 2
    Pianist Maurizio Pollini
  • Franz Liszt and Felix Mendelssohn
    Variations on the "Wedding March"
    Pianist Arcadi Volodos
    Carnegie Hall, New York City
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Fragments in A-flat, Op. Post.
    Pianist Arcadi Volodos
    Carnegie Hall, New York City
  • Sir Edward Elgar
    "La Capricieuse"
    Violinist Nai-Yuan Hu and pianist Alain Jacquon
    Newport Music Festival, Newport, Rhode Island
  • Henryk Wieniawski
    Capriccio-Valse
    Violinist Nai-Yuan Hu and pianist Alain Jacquon
    Newport Music Festival, Newport, Rhode Island
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 19
    Pianist Maurizio Pollini with the Berlin Philharmonic and conductor Claudio Abbado
    The Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany

hour 2

  • Toivo Karki
    "Full Moon"
    Brooklyn Rider
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Music Studio, St. Paul
  • Edvard Grieg
    "Dance of the Little Goats" and "At the Brookside"
    Brooklyn Rider with mezzo-soprano Heather Johnson
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Music Studio, St. Paul
  • Astor Piazzolla
    "Libertango"
    Brooklyn Rider
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Music Studio, St. Paul
  • Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
    "My Funny Valentine"
    Voci Nobili with conductor Maria Gamberg Helbekkmo
    World Choral Symposium, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Traditional Norwegian
    "Ve no velkomme med oera" and "Pols fra Dunderlandsdalen"
    Voci Nobili with conductor Maria Gamberg Helbekkmo
    World Choral Symposium, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Richard Wagner
    "The Gods' Entry into Valhalla" from "Das Rheingold"
    The Berlin Philharmonic with conductor Klaus Tennstedt
  • Richard Wagner
    "Ride of the Valkyries"
    The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra with conductor Mariss Jansons
    Lucerne Festival, Lucerne, Switzerland
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