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October 23, 2008


Cellist Alban Gerhardt shares his thoughts on his performances with listeners through his blog - even his self-doubts. That kind of openness is a rarity these days. We'll hear a stunning peformance of Gerhardt performing Robert Schumann's cello concerto, from a concert with the KBS Symphony in Seoul, South Korea.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Andante from the Serenade for Winds in C Minor, K. 388
    Musicians from Music@Menlo
    Music@Menlo, Palo Alto, California
  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    Final Variation and Coda from the Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50
    Pianist Wu Han, violinist Joseph Swensen and cellist Ralph Kirshbaum
    Music@Menlo, Palo Alto, California
  • Max Bruch
    Allegro from "Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano," Op. 83
    Members of the American Chamber Players
    Sanibel Music Festival, Sanibel Island, Florida
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Orchestral Suite No. 3
    The Philadelphia Orchestra with conductor Roger Norrington
    Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia
  • Josquin des Pres
    "El Grillo" ("The Cricket")
    Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, Georgia
  • Signor Detri
    Sonata in C Minor
    Matthias Maute, recorder and Kristian Bezuidenhout, organ
    Boston Early Music Festival, Boston
  • Niccolo Paganini
    Capriccio in E, Op. 1, No. 1
    Violinist Andrej Bielow
    Slovak Philharmonie, Bratislava, Slovakia

hour 2

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
    "Oriental Dance," Op. 2, No. 2
    Cellist Lynn Harrell and pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Robert Schumann
    Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129
    Cellist Alban Gerhardt with the KBS Symphony Orchestra and conductor Claus Peter Flor
    Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea
  • Gabriel Faure
    "Fantasie," Op. 79
    Flutist Emer McDonough with the RTE Vanbrugh Quartet
    National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Sonata No. 4 in C for Cello and Piano, Op. 102, No. 1
    Cellist Lynn Harrell and pianist Jon Kimura Parker
    Lillian H. Duncan Recital Hall, Houston
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