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November 21, 2008

music of scandinavia

The first hour of our show features the music of Scandinavia. We'll hear music from Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, culminating in the monumental piano concerto by Edvard Grieg. Grieg hailed from the lovely town of Bergen, Norway, and we'll hear pianist Andre Watts perform Grieg's concerto with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Carl Nielsen
    "The Fog is Lifting"
    Michala Petri, recorder, with the London Symphony Orchestra and conductor James Judd
  • Traditional
    "Eg Aktar Inkje Mykje Hine Gutan"
    Trio Mediaeval with percussionist Birger Mistereggen
    Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar
    "Excelsior!" Op. 13
    The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra with conductor Johannes Gustavsson
    Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Niklas Sivelov
    Pianist Niklas Sivelov
    Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Edvard Grieg
    Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16
    Pianist Andre Watts with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Andrew Litton
    Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida

hour 2

  • Claude Debussy
    "Morning of a Festival Day" from "Images pour Orchestre"
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic with conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
  • Niccolo Paganini
    Adagio from Trio Concertante in D for Guitar, Viola, and Cello
    Guitarist Jason Vieaux, violist Yizhak Schotten, and cellist Young Song
    Strings Music Festival, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Johannes Brahms
    Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic with conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi
    Walt Disney Hall, Los Angeles
  • Anthony Holborne
    "The Honie Suckle"
    Capriccio Stravagante with conductor Skip Sempe
    Musica Antica Early Music Festival, Bruges, Belgium
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