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Aspen Music Festival

June 25, 2009

The Aspen Festival

The Aspen Music Festival is the country's largest summer festival. Aspen opens today, and runs through late August, featuring many of the top performers in the world. As the festival continues, we'll be bringing you live performances throughout the summer. On today's show, we'll revisit past Aspen concerts by pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin, violinist Julia Fischer, and the Aspen Festival Orchestra.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Hector Berlioz
    "Rakoczy" March
    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with conductor David Zinman
  • Frederic Chopin
    Barcarolle in F-sharp, Op. 60
    Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Marc-Andre Hamelin
    "The Variation Beethoven Never Wrote"
    Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • John Harbison
    The "Great Gatsby" Suite
    The Aspen Festival Orchestra with conductor David Zinman
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Fugue from Sonata No. 1 in G Minor for Unaccompanied Violin, BWV 1001
    Violinist Julia Fischer
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado

hour 2

  • Edward Elgar
    "Chanson de Nuit," Op. 15, No. 1
    The English Sinfonia with conductor Charles Groves
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, BWV 903, and Chorale Prelude, BWV 140 ("Sleepers Awake")
    Pianist Awadagin Pratt
    Wortham Theater Center, Houston
  • Edward Elgar
    "In the South" Overture ("Alassio"), Op. 50
    The National Orchestral Institute Orchestra with conductor James Ross
    National Orchestral Institute, College Park, Maryland
  • Theobald Boehm
    "Nel Cor Piu non mi Sento," Op. 4
    Flutist Sunghyun Cho and pianist Yerin Kim
    Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin, Ohio
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