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Erich Kunzel

Weekend of September 5, 2009

The Late Great Erich Kunzel

We remember Cincinnati Pops conductor Erich Kunzel, who died Tuesday at age 74. Plus, Purcell from the Proms in London. Robert Spano guest-conducts the Cleveland Orchestra in a concert performance of the Mathis der Maler Symphony by Paul Hindemith. And Bruce Adolphe joins Fred in the studio for this week's Piano Puzzler.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Richard Wagner
    Die Walkure: Magic Fire Music
    Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell, conductor
  • Henry Purcell
    Abdelazar Suite, select movements
    Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Sir Roger Norrington, conductor
    BBC Proms 2009, Royal Albert Hall, London
  • Piano Puzzler
    This week's contestant is Michael Barone, host of Pipedreams, St. Paul, MN.
  • J.S. Bach
    Well-tempered Klavier Book II (No. 15 in G Major: fugue)
    Angela Hewitt, piano
  • Paul Hindemith
    Symphony "Mathis der Maler"
    Cleveland Orchestra; Robert Spano, conductor
    Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio

hour 2

  • Leos Janacek
    Adagio from String Quartet No. 1 ("Kreutzer Sonata")
    The Jullliard String Quartet
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Sonata No. 9 in A for Violin and Piano, Op. 47 ("Kreutzer")
    Violinist Itzhak Perlman and pianist Martha Argerich
    Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, New York
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