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The Talich Quartet

July 30, 2008

A lark in manhattan

The Frick Collection is a small museum in New York City that hosts some wonderful concerts. The Czech Republic's Talich Quartet was there to perform Haydn's "Lark" String Quartet, a work that gained its nickname for a violin part reminiscent of the song of a lark.

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hour 1

  • Leos Janacek
    Romance for Violin and Piano
    Violinist Petr Messieurer and pianist Radoslav Kvapil
  • Matthew Locke
    Suite No. 1 in G Minor ("For Several Friends")
    Hille Perl, viola de gamba; Lee Santana, lute; and Maurice Steger, recorder
    Dresden Music Festival, Dresden, Germany
  • "The Piano Puzzler"
    This week's contestant is Keith Aleo from Boston
  • Leos Janacek
    Suite from the opera, "The Cunning Little Vixen"
    The Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra with conductor Vladimir Valek
    Dvorak Hall, Prague, Czech Republic

hour 2

  • Bela Bartok
    Second movement from Concerto for Orchestra
    The Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela with conductor Gustavo Dudamel
    Symphony Hall, Boston
  • Joseph Haydn
    String Quartet in D, Op. 64, No. 5 ("The Lark")
    The Talich Quartet
    The Frick Collection, New York City
  • Grigoras Dinicu
    "The Lark"
    Flutist Michael Martin Kofler and the Sebastian String Quartet
    Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Traditional Irish
    "The Lark in the Clear Air"
    Violinist Geraldine O'Grady and pianist Margaret O'Sullivan
  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    "Old French Melody" and "Song of the Lark" from "Children's Album," Op. 39
    Pianist Michael Ponti
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Bassoon Concerto in B-Flat, K. 191
    Bassoonist Kenneth Munday with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and conductor Joseph Swensen
    Royce Hall, Westwood, California
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