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January 2, 2009

a mozart doubleheader

We'll have a Mozart symphony in each hour of today's show. In the first, we'll go to Amsterdam to hear Nikolaus Harnoncourt lead the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in a stirring rendition of the "Haffner" Symphony. And, in our second hour, Hans Graf conducts the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Mozart's 25th Symphony in St. Paul.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Third movement from Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550
    The Chamber Orchestra of Europe with conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  • Gustav Mahler
    "Urlicht" from Symphony No. 2
    The U.S. Air Force Reserve Brass Quintet
    Reinhardt College, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Traditional
    Moravian Folk Tunes
    The Skampa String Quartet
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Symphony No. 35 in D, KV 385 ("Haffner")
    The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Alexandre Tansman
    Polka from Suite Divertissement
    The Ames Piano Quartet
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Henri Dutilleux
    Sonatina for Flute and Piano
    Flutist Carol Wincenc and pianist Derek Han
    Music@Menlo Festival, Palo Alto, California
  • Francis Poulenc
    Rondo from Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano
    Oboist Allan Vogel, bassoonist Dennis Godburn and pianist Jeffrey Kahane
    Music@Menlo Festival, Palo Alto, California

hour 2

  • Jonny Greenwood
    "Prospectors' Quartet" from "There Will Be Blood"
    The Emperor Quartet
  • Patrick Doyle
    "What Players are They" from "Hamlet"
    A studio orchestra with conductor Robert Ziegler
  • John Corigliano
    Third and fourth movements from "The Red Violin" Concerto
    Violinist Joshua Bell with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and conductor Marin Alsop
    Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore
  • Frederic Chopin
    Nocturne No. 20 in C-sharp Minor, Op. Posthumous
    Pianist Mikhail Pletnev
    Tonhalle, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Michael Nyman
    "The Heart Asks Pleasure First"
    Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183
    The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra with conductor Hans Graf
    Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul, Minnesota
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