August 27, 2009
Solemn Benediction and Raucous Celebration
The second movement is some of the most calming, comforting music ever written, and the third movement is a raucous party scene. It's Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, the "Emperor" Concerto. Arnaldo Cohen at the piano, Michael Palmer conducting the Bellingham Festival Orchestra, at the Bellingham Festival of Music, in Washington state. Plus listener comments and calls about 21st century music, about "Bravo Man," and about an *alleged* Tartini Adagio.
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Franz Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 93 in D major, Ho. I: 93; IV. Final: Presto ma non troppa
Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell
Cordoba from Cantos de Espana
Assad Brothers Guitar Duo: Sergio & Odair Assad, guitars
Travis Park United Methodist Church, San Antonio, TX
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 5 in Eb major "Emperor"
Arnaldo Cohen, piano
WWU Performing Arts Center Concert Hall
Mercury, the Winged Messenger from the Planets
Radio Symphony Orchestra of Stuttgart; Roger Norringtion, cond.
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Ana Vidovic, guitar
Spivey Hall, Morrow, GA
Trittico Botticelliano (Three Botticelli Pictures)
Strings Festival Orchestra; Andres Cardenes, conductor and violin
Strings Festival Pavilion, Steamboat Springs Colorado
Excerpts from "Romeo and Juliet" Ballet: Movements I - IV (omit V, Death of Juliet):
BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Thierry Fischer, conductor
BBC Proms 2009; Royal Albert Hall, London, England