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.
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"Trois mouvements perpetuels"
Pianist Francis Poulenc
Meditation from "Thais"
Violinist Alina Ibragimova and pianist Huw Watkins
The BBC Proms, London, England
The Israel Chamber Orchestra with conductor Philippe Entremont
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida
First Movement from Sonata No. 5
Violinist Natasha Korsakova
University Cinema, Reykjavik, Iceland
No. 3 from Trois Gnossiennes
The Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic with conductor Ed Spanjaard
Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Three excerpts from "Persee"
Le Concert Spirituel
Manege de la Grande Ecurie, Versailles, France
"Night and Dreams," D. 827
Cellist Mischa Maisky and pianist Daria Hovora
"I Breathed a Linden Fragrance"
The Bergonzi String Quartet
Festival Miami, Miami, Florida
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
The Katona Twins
Spivey Hall, Morrow, Georgia