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August 29, 2008

A string quartet writ large

On the grounds of a vineyard in California's Napa Valley, violinist Joshua Bell recently led the UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra in a concert. We'll hear them perform an arrangement for string orchestra that Gustav Mahler made of Schubert's "Death and the Maiden" String Quartet.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Francis Poulenc
    "Trois mouvements perpetuels"
    Pianist Francis Poulenc
  • Jules Massenet
    Meditation from "Thais"
    Violinist Alina Ibragimova and pianist Huw Watkins
    The BBC Proms, London, England
  • Francis Poulenc
    The Israel Chamber Orchestra with conductor Philippe Entremont
    Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Eugene Ysaye
    First Movement from Sonata No. 5
    Violinist Natasha Korsakova
    University Cinema, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Erik Satie
    No. 3 from Trois Gnossiennes
    The Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic with conductor Ed Spanjaard
    Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • Jean-Baptiste Lully
    Three excerpts from "Persee"
    Le Concert Spirituel
    Manege de la Grande Ecurie, Versailles, France

hour 2

  • Franz Schubert
    "Night and Dreams," D. 827
    Cellist Mischa Maisky and pianist Daria Hovora
  • Gustav Mahler
    "I Breathed a Linden Fragrance"
    The Bergonzi String Quartet
    Festival Miami, Miami, Florida
  • Franz Schubert
    Quartet in D Minor, D. 810 ("Death and the Maiden")
    The UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra with violinist and director Joshua Bell
    Festival del Sole, Napa, California
  • Astor Piazzolla
    "Otono Porteno"
    The Katona Twins
    Spivey Hall, Morrow, Georgia
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