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