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October 7, 2008

making lemonade

Life dealt the Orion String Quartet a bunch of lemons earlier this year when one of their members was stranded in Chicago and unable to get to their concert in San Antonio. So the remaining three members of the quartet had to scramble to put together a performance without him. We'll hear that trio performance today.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Alessandro Scarlatti
    Overture from "The Most Blessed Virgin of the Rosary"
    John Wallace and John Miller, trumpets, with the Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor Simon Wright
  • Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt
    "The Maiden's Wish"
    Pianist Earl Wild
    Carnegie Hall, New York City
  • Christoff Willibald Gluck and Giovanni Sgambati
    "Melodie d'Orphee"
    Pianist Earl Wild
    Carnegie Hall, New York City
  • Johannes Brahms
    Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98
    The Philharmonia Orchestra with conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi
    Southbank Centre, London, England

hour 2

  • Antonin Dvorak
    Scherzo Furiant from the Piano Quintet in A, Op. 81
    Pianist Peter Serkin with the Orion String Quartet
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    String Trio in C Minor, Op. 9, No. 3
    Members of the Orion String Quartet
    Temple Beth-El, San Antonio, Texas
  • Hector Berlioz
    "Roman Carnival" Overture
    The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with conductor Mariss Jansons
    The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Antonin Dvorak
    "Four Romantic Pieces"
    Violinist Daniel Phillips and pianist Wendy Chen
    Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, South Carolina
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