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December 31, 2010

New Year's Eve on PT

On this last day of 2010, we'll take a look back at some of the big stories of the past year. We said goodbye to some important names in the classical music world. Paid visits to some great summer music festivals and met some of the stars of tomorrow there. And observed several big composer anniversaries. Join us as we look back on a great year.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Franz Waxman
    Auld Lang Syne Variations for String Trio and Piano
    Marta Sudraba, cello, Ula Ulijona, viola, Gidon Kremer, violin, Louis Lortie, piano
  • Traditional Scottish
    Auld Lang Syne
    Jean Redpath, singer
  • Johannes Brahms
    Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 101
    Richard Goode, piano, Benjamin Beilman, violin, Peter Myers, cello
    Marlboro Music Festival, Marlboro, Vermont
  • Franz Schubert
    Fourth movement from Piano Trio in E-flat, Op. 100, D. 929
    Mitsuko Uchida, piano, Soovin Kim, violin, David Soyer, cello
    Marlboro Music Festival, Marlboro, Vermont
  • Frederic Chopin
    Mazurka in C-sharp Minor Op. 50, No. 3
    Garrick Ohlsson, piano
    Chopin's childhood home, Zelazowa Wola, Poland
  • Henryk Gorecki
    Second movement from Symphony No. 3, Op. 36 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs)
    Christine Brewer, soprano, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Donald Runnicles, conductor
  • Hans Christian Lumbye
    Champagne Galop
    The Vienna Philharmonic, Georges Pretre, conductor
    Musikverein, Vienna, Austria

hour 2

  • Gustav Mahler
    Blumine (Bouquet of Flowers)
    The New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert, conductor
    Avery Fisher Hall, New York City
  • Samuel Barber
    Violin Concerto, Op. 14
    Gil Shaham, violin, the New York Philharmonic, David Robertson, conductor
    Avery Fisher Hall, New York City
  • Vincenzo Bellini
    Casta Diva, from Norma
    Joan Sutherland, soprano, the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Richard Bonynge, conductor
  • Ricardo Castro
    Intermezzo de Atzimba
    The Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Alondra De La Parra, conductor
  • Robert Schumann
    Of Foreign Lands and Peoples, from Scenes from Childhood, Op. 15
    Martha Argerich, piano
    Semperoper, Dresden, Germany
  • Fanny Mendelssohn
    December, from the Year
    Sarah Rothenberg, piano
  • Johann Strauss, Jr.
    Champagne Polka, Op. 211
    The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, conductor
    Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
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