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Radu Lupu

December 2, 2008

Cool on the outside, warm on the inside

Pianist Radu Lupu isn't exactly a media darling. He has a gruff exterior. He scowls at the audience when he performs, grants no interviews, and generally keeps to himself. But his playing is wonderfully warm and expressive. Today we'll hear him perform Beethoven's fourth piano concerto with the Swedish Radio Symphony.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Franz Schubert
    Allegro Vivace from Piano Sonata in A Minor, D. 784
    Pianist Radu Lupu
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Allegro from String Quartet No. 8, K. 168
    The San Francisco Saxophone Quartet
    Occidental Community Church, Occidental, California
  • Joseph Haydn
    Menuetto from String Quartet, Op. 20, No. 4
    The Vermeer String Quartet
    Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York City
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 58
    Pianist Radu Lupu with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Manfred Honeck
    Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Sarabande from Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004d
    Violinist Eldbjorg Hemsing
    Concert Hall, Stavanger, Norway
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Gigue from Cello Suite No. 4
    Cellist Gautier Capucon
    Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Paris, France

hour 2

  • Frederick Delius
    Prelude to "Irmelin"
    The Northern Sinfonia of England with conductor Richard Hickox
  • Kevin Bobo
    "Gordon's Bicycle"
    Kevin Bobo, marimba
    Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore
  • Claude Debussy
    Nocturnes for Orchestra
    The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus with conductor Richard Hickox
    Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia
  • Frederic Chopin
    Nocturne in D-flat, Op. 27, No. 2
    Pianist Ingrid Fliter
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Archangelo Corelli
    Concerto Grosso in D, Op. 6, No. 4
    Concerto Copenhagen with conductor Lars Ulrik Mortensen
    Garrison Church, Copenhagen, Denmark
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