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October 27, 2009

Music from Down Under

When Mozart was writing his Symphony Number 29 in 1774, Australia was pretty much as it had been for the previous 40,000 years. Westerners wouldn't start arriving for another decade or more. Much has changed in the intervening centuries. Today, Australia is a thoroughly modern nation with a thriving arts scene. On today's show, we'll hear Richard Tognetti lead the Australian Chamber Orchestra in Mozart's 29th symphony, from a recent concert in Melbourne.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Johann Christian Bach
    Overture in D ("La Calamita")
    The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra with conductor David Zinman
  • Bela Bartok
    First Movement from Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116
    The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor David Zinman
    Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany
  • Josef Suk
    "Un Poco Triste"
    Violinist Pinchas Zukerman and pianist Marc Neikrug
    92nd Street Y, New York City
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Sonata for Violin and Piano in B-flat, K. 454
    Violinist Pinchas Zukerman and pianist Marc Neikrug
    92nd Street Y, New York City
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Contrapunctus No. 9 from "The Art of the Fugue"
    The New Century Saxophone Quartet
    Kaul Auditorium, Portland, Oregon
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Gigue from Cello Suite No. 3 in C, BWV 1009
    Cellist Alisa Weilerstein
    Cultural Centre, Hong Kong, China
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Largo from Violin Sonata No. 3 in C, BWV 1005
    Violinist Christian Tetzlaff
    Bela Bartok National Concert Hall, Budapest, Hungary

hour 2

  • John Williams Percy
    "Molly on the Shore"
    The Boston Pops Orchestra with conductor John Williams
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G, BWV 1049
    Musicians of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
    Rose Theater, New York City
  • Anonymous
    Viola da gambists Erin Headley and Anne-Marie Lasla and organist Kristian Bezuidenhout
    Boston Early Music Festival, Boston
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Symphony No. 29 in A, K. 201
    The Australian Chamber Orchestra with conductor Richard Tognetti
    Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia
  • Giovanni Kapsberger
    Toccata Arpeggiata
    Guitarist Gareth Koch
    Spivey Hall, Morrow, Georgia
  • Unknown
    "Rumba Fantasie"
    Spivey Hall, Morrow, Georgia
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