April 24, 2009
Norrington Turns 75
British conductor Sir Roger Norrington has been making waves in the music world for decades. He's passionate about getting orchestras to play his way. Norrington's current boss at the Stuttgart Radio Symphony said (with a wink and a grin) that if they had known what they were getting themselves into, they probably wouldn't have hired him. Luckily for them, they did. Today's show features music from Norrington's 75th birthday concert, last month in London.
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"Interrupted Dreams," from Twelve Pieces of Average Difficulty, Op. 40
Pianist Mikhail Pletnev
Overture in D ("In the Italian Style")
The Stavanger Symphony Orchestra with conductor Paul McCreesh
Concert Hall, Stavanger, Norway
"Three Little Nightmares"
Guitarist Brad Richter
Appalachian State University Recital Hall, Boone, North Carolina
Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 32
Violinist Harumi Rhodes, cellist David Ying, and pianist Adam Neiman
Skaneateles Music Festival, Skaneateles, New York
"Night and Day"
Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violist Masao Kawasaki, and cellist Mats Lindstrom
"Le Printemps" ("Spring")
Ensemble 1700 with conductor Dorothee Oberlinger
Herne Early Music Days, Herne, Germany
Traditional (Arranged by Tone Krohn)
"Springdans fra Vestfold" ("Spring Dance from Vestfold")
Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, Minnesota
"Impressions: Suite for Chamber Orchestra"
Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg with the New Century Chamber Orchestra
First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto, California
Ludwig van Beethoven
4th Movement from Symphony No. 3 in E-flat ("Eroica")
The Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra with conductor Roger Norrington
Royal Festival Hall, London, England