October 6, 2009
Clarinets and Brahms 4
Nothing but clarinets in hour 1, with single-reed masterpieces by Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Steve Reich. (Don't miss Sabine Meyer's stellar performance of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto, or Richie Hawley's hypnotic performance of "New York Counterpoint" by Steve Reich.) In hour 2, Zubin Mehta conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in the Symphony No. 4, by Brahms. A concert last month at the BBC Proms in London.
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Carl Maria von Weber
"Leise, Leise, fromme Weise," from "Der Freischutz"
Clarinetist Sabine Meyer with the Orchestra of Zurich Opera and conductor Franz Welser-Most
Allegretto Grazioso from Concertpiece No. 2 in D Minor for Clarinet, Basset Horn, and Piano, Op. 114
David Shifrin, clarinet, Jose Franch-Ballester, basset horn, and Jeremy Denk, piano
Alice Tully Hall, New York City
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622
Clarinetist Sabine Meyer with Camerata Bern
Saanen Church, Saanen, Switzerland
"New York Counterpoint"
Clarinetist Richie Hawley
Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, California
Slavonic Dance No. 9 in B, Op. 72
The Vienna Philharmonic with conductor Fritz Reiner
Imago Mundi Early Music Ensemble
George Enescu Concert Hall, Bucharest, Romania
Sonata in D Minor, K. 141, and Sonata in C, K. 159
Pianist Ivan Martin
Santa Maria Parish Church, Vilabertran, Spain
Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Zubin Mehta
The BBC Proms, London, England