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Franz Joseph Haydn

August 6, 2008

Haydn, hold the vibrato

Not everyone likes conductor Sir Roger Norrington's preference to have no vibrato in the strings for any piece written before 1930. But it brings an interesting character to the Haydn Cello Concerto that Jean-Guihen Queyras played a couple of weeks ago at London's BBC Proms with Norrington and the Stuttgart Radio Symphony.

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hour 1

  • Gustav Holst
    "Mercury, the Winged Messenger" from "The Planets"
    The Stuttgart Radio Symphony with conductor Sir Roger Norrington
  • Baldassare Galuppi
    Allegro from Concerto for Strings and Continuo No. 1
    The Accademia Bizantina with conductor Ottavio Dantone
    Schwetzingen Festival, Schwetzingen, Germany
  • "The Piano Puzzler"
    This week's contestant is Gordy Hies from River Falls, Wisconsin
  • Joseph Haydn
    Cello Concerto in C, HOB VII: 1
    Cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony and conductor Sir Roger Norrington
    The BBC Proms, London

hour 2

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Third movement from Symphony No. 41 ("Jupiter")
    The Prague Chamber Orchestra with conductor Charles Mackerras
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Fugue No. 5 in D from "The Well Tempered Clavier," Book II
    The Fratres Quartet
    Flanders Festival, Bruges, Belgium
  • Joseph Haydn
    Minuet
    Pianist Alexander Kobrin
    Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, Georgia
  • Leos Janacek
    Suite for Strings
    The Prague Chamber Orchestra
    Worcester Music Festival, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Tielman Susato
    Selections from "The Danserye"
    The Dallas Wind Symphony with conductor Jerry Junkin
    Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas
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