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Gustavo Dudamel

October 9, 2009

Highlights from Los Angeles

Last night, Gustavo Dudamel made his debut as the new music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Host Fred Child was there, and will share his experience of the big event. We'll hear excerpts from Mahler's first symphony from the concert. Plus, our weekly 21st-century work is a charming string quartet by Paul Moravec called "Vince and Jan: 1945." It's based on a World War II-era photo of Moravec's parents, Vince and Jan (see sidebar at right).

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Alberto Ginastera
    Excerpts from "Estancia," Op. 8
    The Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra with conductor Gustavo Dudamel
  • Gustav Mahler
    Excerpts from Symphony No. 1 in D ("Titan")
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic with conductor Gustavo Dudamel
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
  • Joseph Haydn
    Finale from String Quartet in B-flat, Op. 50, Hob. III:44
    The Tokyo String Quartet
    Royal Castle, Warsaw, Poland
  • Alexander Scriabin
    Mazurkas No. 3 in G Minor and No. 6 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 3
    Pianist Yevgeny Sudbin
    The Frick Collection, New York City
  • Karol Szymanowski
    Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland

hour 2

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Ballet from "Idomeneo," K. 366
    The Norwegian National Opera Orchestra with conductor Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Edward Elgar
    "Love's Greeting," Op. 12
    The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Yuri Temirkanov
    Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Paul Moravec
    "Vince and Jan: 1945"
    The Enso String Quartet
    Grand Canyon Music Festival, Williams, Arizona
  • Franz Schubert
    Excerpts from String Quintet in C, D. 956
    Violinists Lorenza Borrani and Daniel Hope, violist Carla Maria Rodrigues, and cellists Eric Kim and Keith Robinson
    Savannah Music Festival, Savannah, Georgia
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