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Erno Dohnanyi

July 6, 2009

Meet "A Far Cry"

The PT debut of a young and talented (and irreverent) chamber orchestra from Boston that calls itself "A Far Cry." They'll play Benjamin Britten's playful "Simple Symphony." And a rarely-played gem: the Sextet in C by Erno Dohnanyi. Fred explains *why* it's so rarely played (there's a good reason!), and we'll hear an exemplary performance by members of the Nash Ensemble, in concert in Boston.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Max Reger
    Tone Poem after Arnold Bocklin: Bacchanale
    Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
  • Benjamin Britten
    Simple Symphony
    A Far Cry
    San Pablo Catholic Church, Marathon FL
  • Claude Debussy (arr. Edward Grigoryan)
    Leonard & Slava Grigoryan, Guitars; (members of) Saffire: The Australian Guitar Quartet
    Spivey Hall, Morrow, GA
  • Richard Strauss
    Symphonic Fragment Josephs-Legende Op. 63 (Symphonic Fragment from The Legend of Joseph)
    Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, cond.
    Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

hour 2

  • Shostakovich
    Two Waltzes: Spring Waltz for clarinet and piano; Waltz for flute, clarinet, and piano
    Nash Ensemble: Michael Collins, clarinet, Philippa Davies, flute, Ian Brown, piano
  • Handel
    Suite in D major, HWV 349
    Alison Balsom, trumpet, Benjamin Hochman, harpsichord/piano, Raman Ramakrishnan, cello
    Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Michael Praetorius
    Psallite unigenite
    The King's Singers
    Spivey Hall, Morrow, GA
  • Messiaen
    O sacrum convivium!
    Netherlands Chamber Chorus; Klaas Stok, conductor
    Church, College Saint-Michel, Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Ernst von Dohnanyi
    Sextet in C Major, Op. 37
    Nash Ensemble; Amelia Freedman, artistic director
    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA
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