October 14, 2009
Gergiev's 'La Mer' in London
Conductor Valery Gergiev brings a penetrating intelligence to the podium, but when the moment for music-making arrives, he also has a primal intensity that can produce riveting performances. From a concert last month in London, Gergiev leads the London Symphony in Claude Debussy's musical picture of the primal power of the sea, "La Mer."
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Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov
Intermezzo No. 2 in G for Orchestra
The London Symphony Orchestra with conductor Neeme Jarvi
Excerpts from Duets for Two Violins
Violinists William Harvey and Erin Aldridge
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
"The Piano Puzzler"
This week's contestant is Beth Hartman from St. Paul, MN.
The London Symphony Orchestra with conductor Valery Gergiev
Barbican Hall, London, England
George Frideric Handel
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Modlin Center for the Arts, Richmond, Virginia
Passacaglia from Violin Concerto in E, RV 583
Violinist Giuliano Carmignola with the Venice Baroque Orchestra and conductor Andrea Marcon
Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland
First movement from Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49
Pianist Jonathan Biss, violinist Steven Copes, and cellist Ronald Thomas
Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul
Perfchat with Jonathan Biss, Steven Copes, and Ronald Thomas
Overture to "L'infedelta Delusa" ("Deceit Outwitted")
The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Carnegie Hall, New York City
Ludwig van Beethoven
Third movement from Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 ("Pathetique")
Pianist Jonathan Biss
Passacaglia for Orchestra, Op. 1
The German Symphony Orchestra, Berlin with conductor Ingo Metzmacher
Edinburgh Festival International, Edinburgh, Scotland