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Mitsuko Uchida

August 4, 2010

Eternity in your Hands

We're continuing our week-long look at the Marlboro Music Festival in Marlboro, Vermont. Co-artistic director Mitsuko Uchida sums up the magic of the place: "Time passes very slowly in Marlboro, and at the same time very fast. You blink, and seven weeks are gone. But it seems as if you had eternity in your hands." We'll hear a couple of standout Marlboro performances today. Plus, the New York Philharmonic, at home and on the road in Hanoi.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Felix Mendelssohn
    Intermezzo from String Quartet No. 2 in A, Op. 13
    The Juilliard String Quartet
  • George Gershwin
    An American in Paris
    The New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert, conductor
    Avery Fisher Hall, New York City
  • Felix Mendelssohn
    Scherzo in G Minor from Octet for Strings
    The New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert, conductor
    Hanoi Opera House, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • The Piano Puzzler
    This week's contestant is Chuck Lavazzi from St. Louis, Missouri
  • Witold Lutoslawski
    Excerpt from Dance Preludes
    Musicians from the Music Academy of the West
    Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, California
  • Michael Praetorius
    Four Dances from the Late Renaissance
    The Georgia Guitar Quartet
    Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, Georgia
  • Bernd Alois Zimmermann
    Rhine Church Festival Dances
    The BBC Symphony Orchestra, Oliver Knussen, conductor
    The BBC Proms, London, England

hour 2

  • Robert Schumann
    Selections from Carnaval, Op. 9
    Mitsuko Uchida, piano
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, S. 104
    The Marlboro Festival Orchestra
    Marlboro Music Festival, Marlboro, Vermont
  • Johannes Brahms
    The Sea, from Three Duets, Op. 20
    Susanna Phillips, soprano, Jennifer Johnson, mezzo-soprano, Lydia Brown, piano
    Marlboro Music Festival, Marlboro, Vermont
  • Franz Schubert
    Shepherd on the Rock, D. 965
    Benita Valente, soprano, Harold Wright, clarinet, Rudolf Serkin, piano
  • Gustav Mahler
    First movement from Piano Quartet (unfinished)
    The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Lothar Zagrosek, conductor
    The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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