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Joann Falletta Conducting

October 14, 2010

Musical Fairy Tales

Raduz and Mahulena, two young lovers whose families despise each other. Sound familiar, Shakespeare fans? But unlike Romeo and Juliet, these legendary Slovakian lovers overcome all obstacles and live happily ever after. JoAnn Falletta leads the Buffalo Philharmonic in a performance of a musical re-telling of their story, "A Fairy Tale" by Josef Suk. Plus the "Children's Fairy Tale" by Johann Kaspar Mertz, played by guitarist Adam Holzman. And Maurice Ravel's musical version of the story of a beautiful Princess whose century-long slumber could only be broken by a kiss of true love. Listen for the arrival of the handsome Prince and the moment of the kiss, in the "Fairy Garden" from the Mother Goose Suite, by Maurice Ravel. Myung-Whun Chung conducts the Seoul Philharmonic, in concert in Brussels, Belgium.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
    Presto from Symphony in E-flat, Wq 179
    Les Violons du Roy, Bernard Labadie, conductor
  • John W. Duarte
    English Suite, Op. 77, No. 2
    The Dukic - Brcic Guitar Duo
    Rector's Palace, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Joseph Haydn
    Te Deum for the Empress Marie Therese, Hob. XXIIIc:2
    The San Francisco Symphony and Chorus, Bernard Labadie, conductor
    Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
  • Joseph Haydn
    Symphony No. 100 in G, Hob. I:100 (Military)
    The San Francisco Symphony, Bernard Labadie, conductor
    Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
  • Tobias Allvin
    Nigun for Tobias
    Klezmer Zahav
    Koncerthus, Odense, Denmark

hour 2

  • Maurice Ravel
    The Fairy Garden, from Mother Goose
    The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung, conductor
    KlaraFestival, Brussels, Belgium
  • Johann Kaspar Mertz
    Children's Fairy Tale, Op. 13, No. 13
    Adam Holzman, guitar
  • Josef Suk
    Fairy Tale, Op. 16 (Pohadka)
    The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, conductor
    Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York
  • Robert Schumann
    Marchenerzahlungen, Op. 132 (Fairy Tales)
    Nobuko Imai, viola, Harold Wright, clarinet, Harris Goldsmith, piano
  • Gabriel Gabriel
    Barcarolle No. 13 in C, Op. 116
    Alessio Bax, piano
    Music@Menlo, Palo Alto, California
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