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Alondra de la Parra

Weekend of August 8, 2009

Dances from Hell's Kitchen

Leonard Bernstein was a brash young New Yorker when he wrote the music for "West Side Story," mixing classical with jazz and Latin American rhythms. We'll hear a group of brash young *21st century* New Yorkers playing the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: The Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, founded by 28 year-old conductor Alondra de la Parra. Their concert was this spring at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    The Creatures of Prometheus (Overture)
    German Chamber Philharmonic; Daniel Harding, conductor
  • Francesco Corbetta
    Passacaglia in D
    Pierre Laniau, guitar
    Municipal House, Karvina, Czech Republic
  • Piano Puzzler
    This weeks contestant is David Anderson from Lawton, OK.
  • Antonin Dvorak
    The Golden Spinning Wheel
    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Daniel Harding, conductor
    Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. This concert performance is produced and made available by Radio Netherlands Worldwide.

hour 2

  • Claude Debussy
    Sonata for flute, viola and harp; III. Final- Allegro moderato ma risoluto
    Ransom Wilson, flute; Paul Neubauer, viola; Nancy Allen, harp
  • J.S. Bach
    from Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004; I. Allemanda, II. Corrente, IV. Giga
    Christian Tetzlaff, violin
    Spivey Hall, Morrow, GA
  • Irving Fine
    Partita for Wind Quintet
    Ransom Wilson, flute; Stephen Taylor, oboe; Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; William Purvis, horn
    The Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio, New York, NY
  • Franz Liszt
    Piano Concerto No. 2
    Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop, conductor
    Grand Hall, Old Opera, Frankfurt, Germany
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