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Erno Dohnanyi

Weekend of July 11, 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

  • Benjamin Britten
    Simple Symphony
    A Far Cry
    San Pablo Catholic Church, Marathon FL
  • Max Reger
    Tone Poem after Arnold Bocklin: Bacchanale
    Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
  • Claude Debussy (arr. Edward Grigoryan)
    Menuet
    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

  • Bela Bartok
    3 Hungarian Folksongs from the Csik District
    Piotr Anderszewski, piano
    Live Recording from Carnegie Hall
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven
    Piano Sonata No. 31 in Ab Major, Op. 110
  • Reynaldo Hahn
    A Chloris (Encore)
    Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano; Malcolm Martineau, piano
    Live Recording from Carnegie Hall
  • Mahler
    Liebst du um Schonheit (Encore)
  • Rachmaninoff
    Etude-tableau in d minor, Op. 39, No. 8
    Arcadi Volodos, piano
    Live at Carnegie Hall
  • Scriabin
    Enigme, No. 2 from Three Pieces for Piano, Op. 52
    Arcadi Volodos, piano
    Live at Carnegie Hall
  • Richard Wagner
    Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
    Carnegie Hall Project Orchestra
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