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Alisa Weilerstein

October 20, 2010

A Musical Family

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein is one of the rising stars in classical music right now. She's only 28, but has been getting rave reviews for quite a while now. In fact, one reviewer called her recent performance of Elgar's Cello Concerto "life-changing." We'll hear that performance of the Elgar, with Daniel Barenboim and the Berlin Philharmonic, from a concert in Oxford, England. We'll also hear a performance by Alisa Weilerstein's parents, violinist Donald and pianist Vivian.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Anton Dvorak
    Fourth movement from Trio in E Minor, Op. 90 (Dumky)
    The Weilerstein Trio
  • Giovanni Coprario
    Fantasia a 4
    Market Square Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • The Piano Puzzler
    This week's contestant is June Echols from Richmond, Virginia
  • Anton Dvorak
    Third movement from Romantic Pieces, Op. 75
    Donald Weilerstein, violin, Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, piano
  • Edward Elgar
    Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85
    Alisa Weilerstein, cello, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim, conductor
    Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, England

hour 2

  • Gerald Finzi
    Dance from Love's Labour's Lost Suite
    The English String Orchestra, William Boughton, conductor
  • Maurice Ravel
    Piece en Forme de Habanera
    Matias de Oliveira Pinto, cello, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, harp
    Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany
  • Gerald Finzi
    Romance for String Orchestra, Op. 11
    The Scottish Ensemble, Jonathan Morton, director
    Wigmore Hall, London, England
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
    The San Francisco Symphony, James Gaffigan, conductor
    Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
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