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January 1, 2009

A full house of Strauss

The only way to get five of a kind in poker is to cheat. Today, we'll feature five different works by the Waltz King, Johann Strauss, Jr. Plus a suite from "Der Rosenkavalier," by Richard Strauss. No cheating, we swear. We've laid all our cards on the table, and they add up to one great New Year's Day show.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Claude Debussy
    "Reverie"
    The Turtle Island Quartet
  • Johann Strauss, Jr.
    "By the Beautiful Blue Danube"
    The Vienna Philharmonic with conductor Lorin Maazel
  • Johann Strauss, Jr.
    "Artist's Life,""The Annen Polka," and Overture to "Die Fledermaus"
    The Cleveland Orchestra with conductor Franz Welser-Most
    Severance Hall, Cleveland
  • "The Piano Puzzler"
    This week's contestant is Joe Shinnick from Brunswick, Georgia.
  • Camille Saint-Saens
    "Winter Serenade"
    The King's Singers
    Spivey Hall, Morrow, Georgia
  • Anonymous (Arranged by David Douglass)
    "Long Cold Nights"
    The King's Noyse
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Antonio Vivaldi
    Largo from "Winter" of "The Four Seasons"
    Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and violist Cynthia Phelps
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Traditional
    "Greensleeves"
    Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, flutist Joshua Smith, and violist Cynthia Phelps
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Stephen Hough
    "Osmanthus Romp"
    Pianist Stephen Hough
    Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Denver

hour 2

  • Richard Strauss
    "Der Rosenkavalier" Suite
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Alan Gilbert
    Walt Disney Hall, Los Angeles
  • Adam Craig
    "So Merry as We Have Been"
    Bonnie Rideout, fiddle, and friends
    Performing Arts Center, Athens, Georgia
  • Traditional
    "Christmas Carousing,""Ale is Dear," and "Ships A Sailing"
    Bonnie Rideout, fiddle, and friends
    Performing Arts Center, Athens, Georgia
  • Johann Strauss, Jr.
    "The Emperor Waltz"
    The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra with conductor JoAnn Falletta
    The Church of St. John the Divine, Houston
  • Gabriel Faure
    "After a Dream"
    Violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Jeremy Denk
    Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Leroy Anderson
    "Clarinet Candy"
    Clarinetist Andy Miles with the WDR Symphony Orchestra and conductor Charles Prince
    Klaus von Bismarck Hall, Cologne, Germany
  • Giovanni Gabrieli
    "Jubilate Deo"
    The Canadian Brass and friends
  • Traditional (Arranged by Tom Linker)
    "Auld Lang Syne"
    Pianist Tom Linker
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