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Weekend of March 20, 2010

Traunstein's Mozart, and Barber's kick

There is a lovely Bavarian town called Traunstein. The Alps rise majestically on one side, lakes glimmer on the other. A monastery was founded in the town center in 1685. Now it's used as an art gallery and performance space. From that former monastery in Bavaria, we'll hear a sparkling performance of Mozart's Piano Quartet in E-flat Major. Also: Samuel Barber was a great American composer, but as his friend Lee Hoiby recalls, Barber was not always a model of decorum. Hoiby tells a story about Barber kicking his way through patrons at a concert one evening.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Allegro from Piano Sonata No. 16 in C K545
    Pianists Martha Argerich and Piotr Anderszewski
  • Edvard Grieg
    Excerpts from Haugtussa, Op. 67
    Trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth and pianist Steffen Horn
    National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos
    Guitarist Eliot Fisk
    Flagey, Brussels, Belgium
  • Samuel Barber
    Medea's Dance of Vengeance, Op. 23a
    The Boston Symphony Orchestra with conductor Charles Munch
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Piano Quartet in E-flat, K. 493
    Pianist Diana Ketler, violinist Alina Pogostkina, violist Razvan Popovici, and cellist David Cohen
    Klosterkirche, Traunstein, Germany

hour 2

  • Antonin Dvorak
    First movement from Four Romantic Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 75
    Violinist Donald Weilerstein and pianist Vivian Hornik Weilerstein
    Sanibel Music Festival, Sanibel Island, Florida
  • Frederic Chopin
    Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52
    Pianist Adam Neiman
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul
  • Adam Neiman
    Pianist Adam Neiman
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul
  • Perfchat with Adam Neiman
  • Samuel Barber
    Excerpts from Antony and Cleopatra
    The Spoleto Festival Orchestra with conductor Christian Badea
    Festival of Two Worlds, Spoleto, Italy
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Excerpts from English Suite No.2 in A Minor, BWV 807
    Pianist Adam Neiman
    Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Antonin Dvorak
    Romance in F Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 11, B. 39
    Violinist Isabelle van Keulen with the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic and conductor Kenneth Montgomery
    The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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