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December 8, 2009

A Beethoven Iron Man

French pianist Francois Guy loves to play Beethoven. Just a few weeks ago in Washington, he accomplished a pianist's equivalent of an Iron Man. He played all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas, 9 concerts in 9 days. Today, he'll make his PT debut, playing Beethoven's fourth piano concerto, from a recent concert in Paris.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Sergei Prokofiev
    Allegretto from Piano Sonata No. 6 in A, Op. 82
    Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott
  • Astor Piazzolla
    Tango Revolucionario
    The Bayer-Gallin-Tylman Trio
    Bethlehem Chapel, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos
    Preludes No. 3 in A Minor and No. 1 in E Minor for Guitar
    Guitarist Celin Romero
    92nd Street Y, New York City
  • Johannes Brahms
    Hungarian Dances No. 6 in D-flat and No. 10 in E
    Pianists Anne-Marie McDermott and Alessio Bax
    Alice Tully Hall, New York City
  • Bela Bartok
    Rhapsody No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra
    Violinist Helene Collerette with the Radio France Philharmonic and conductor Philippe Jordan
    Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
  • Nicolas Chedeville
    Ensemble 1700 with Dorothee Oberlinger, director and recorder
    Herne Early Music Days, Herne, Germany
  • Malcolm Mowa
    "Aerial Ice"
    Grand Canyon Music Festival, Grand Canyon, Arizona
  • Erich Korngold
    Prelude and Serenade from "The Snowman"
    Violinist Michael Ludwig with the Buffalo Philharmonic and conductor JoAnn Falletta
    Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York

hour 2

  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Fourth movement from Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95 ("Serioso")
    The Emerson String Quartet
  • Johann David Heinichen
    Collegium Marianum with conductor Jana Semeradova
    Clementinum, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Eugene Ysaye
    "Reve d'enfant," Op. 14
    Violinist Hilary Hahn and pianist Valentina Lisitsa
    Spivey Hall, Morrow, Georgia
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 58
    Pianist Francois F. Guy with the Radio France Philharmonic and conductor Philippe Jordan
    Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
  • Frederic Chopin
    Nocturne No. 20 in C-sharp Minor, Op. Posth.
    Pianist Francois F. Guy
    Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
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