September 17, 2008
The "drumroll" without the drumroll
Conductor Christoph Konig made an unusual choice while leading the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra in Haydn's 103rd Symphony, nicknamed the "Drumroll" Symphony. He downplayed that attention-getting blast of percussion, instead opting for an unsettling distant rumble. See what you think of his take on Haydn when they play it in concert in Fribourg, Switzerland.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Overture to "The Impresario"
The Lausanne Chamber Orchestra with conductor Yehudi Menuhin
Symphony No. 103 in E-flat ("Drumroll")
The Lausanne Chamber Orchestra with conductor Christoph Konig
Aula Magna, Fribourg, Switzerland
"The Piano Puzzler"
This week's contestant is Kent McWilliams of Northfield, Minnesota
"Wyoming 307" and "Forget About It"
Time for Three
Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, Indianapolis
The New York Philharmonic with conductor Leonard Bernstein
Concerto Grosso No 2 in G Minor from "Armonico Tributo"
Concerto Copenhagen with conductor Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Garrison Church, Copenhagen, Denmark
Selected Duos for Violin and Cello, Op. 39, and Selected Duos for Two Cellos, Op. 53
Violinist Jun Iwasaki and cellists Lynn Harrell and Christopher Rex
Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, Fernandina Beach, Florida
"Love Scene: Night in the Capulets' Garden" and "Snatches of Music from the Ball" from the "Romeo and Juliet" Dramatic Symphony
The Orchestra de Champs Elysees with conductor Philippe Herreweghe
The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands