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Enrico Pace

February 25, 2010

Skating Music, no Excerpts

American figure skater Rachael Flatt says "it's one of my all-time favorite pieces of music. It's very heartfelt, very emotional, which is great for the Olympics." She's talking about the 18th variation in Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini." Tonight at the Olympics, Rachael Flatt will skate to that excerpt in her long program. Today on PT, we'll hear the entire piece. The Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic and pianist Enrico Pace in concert at the Concertgebouw, in Amsterdam.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Prelude in G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5
    The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra with conductor Sergiu Comissiona
  • Carl Maria von Weber
    Overture to Der Freischutz, Op. 77
    The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with conductor Manfred Honeck
    Beethoven Hall, Bonn, Germany
  • Nicolo Paganini
    Violin Sonata in C (Duo Merveille)
    Violinist Feng Ning
    Auckland Town Hall, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Giuseppe Tartini
    Two movements from Violin Concerto in A, D. 96
    Violinist Giuliano Carmignola with the Venice Baroque Orchestra and conductor Andrea Marcon
    Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
    The Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic with pianist Enrico Pace and conductor Jaap van Zweden
    The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

hour 2

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Gigue from Partita No. 1 in B-flat, BWV 825
    Pianist Angela Hewitt
    Carnegie Hall, New York City
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Concerto for Keyboard and Strings No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 1052
    Pianist Angela Hewitt with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
    Carnegie Hall, New York City
  • Georges Bizet
    Excerpts from Carmen
    The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
    92nd Street Y, New York City
  • Emile Waldteufel
    The Skaters' Waltz
    The Buffalo Philharmonic with conductor JoAnn Falletta
    Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Fantasia in C Minor, BWV 906
    Pianist Angela Hewitt
  • Johannes Brahms
    Adagio from Sonata for Violin and Piano in D Minor, Op. 108 (arranged for cello)
    Cellist Bion Tsang and pianist Anton Nel
    Jordan Hall, Boston
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