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February 4, 2009

Afternoon of a faun

Ever wonder what Debussy's faun did all day? Debussy captured what his life was like from, say, noon to four. But the rest of the day is a mystery. Today we'll go to a concert in Copenhagen, Denmark, to hear Debussy's "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun." Plus, we'll feature performances by violinist Hilary Hahn and pianist Leif Ove Andsnes that are up for Grammy awards this Sunday.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Jean Sibelius
    "Valse Triste," Op. 44, No. 1
    The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra with conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
  • Antonio Lauro
    "Seis por Derecho"
    Guitarist Xuefei Yang
    Spivey Hall, Morrow, Georgia
  • "The Piano Puzzler"
    This week's contestant is Genevieve Randall from Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • Jean Sibelius
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Minor, Op. 47
    Violinist Hilary Hahn with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen

hour 2

  • Frederic Chopin
    Etude No. 10 in B Minor, Op. 25
    Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes
  • Lukas Foss
    Intrada from Renaissance Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
    Flutist Carol Wincenc with the Brooklyn Philharmonic and conductor Lukas Foss
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, K. 453
    Pianist and conductor Leif Ove Andsnes with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
  • Claude Debussy
    "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun"
    The Danish National Symphony Orchestra with conductor Leif Segerstam
    Danish Radio, Copenhagen, Denmark
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