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Charles Ives

Weekend of October 3, 2009

Feeding the Kids, Feeding the Soul

American composer Charles Ives had a day job selling insurance, so he could feed his family. But in his free time, he fed his own soul by writing music. Ives' third symphony is peppered with hymn tunes that most audience members of the day would have easily recognized. Today, those kinds of cultural references might not be so easily understood. See how many tunes you can recognize as the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya perform Ives' third, nicknamed "Camp Meeting."

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hour 1

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Overture to "The Marriage of Figaro"
    The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra with conductor Bobby McFerrin
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
    "Hamburg" Symphony No. 4 in G
    Tempesta di Mare
    Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia
  • "The Piano Puzzler"
    This week's contestant is Claudio Buchwald from Bloomington, Indiana
  • Charles Ives
    Symphony No. 3 ("Camp Meeting")
    The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra with conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya
    Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul

hour 2

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Contrapunctus XIII, from "The Art of the Fugue"
    Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard
  • Claude Debussy
    Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul
  • Perfchat with Pierre-Laurent Aimard
  • Johann Friedrich Fasch
    Andante in D, FWV L:D15 bis
    Tempesta di Mare
    St Mark's Church, Philadelphia
  • Claude Debussy
    "Bells Through the Leaves"
    Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard
  • Antonio Vivaldi
    Concerto Grosso Op. 3, No. 11, R. 565
    The Australian Chamber Orchestra with violinist and conductor Richard Tognetti
    Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, California
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