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Don Quixote

February 2, 2011

Don Quixote

He tilted at windmills and went to battle with armies of sheep. Miguel de Cervantes' mad hero, Don Quixote, has been a classic literary figure since the early 1600s. In today's show, a full hour of nothing but the Don and his faithful sidekick, Sancho Panza, in works by Georg Philipp Telemann and Richard Strauss.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Manuel de Falla
    Excerpts from Popular Spanish Suite
    Alisa Weilerstein, cello, Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, piano
  • Marquis de Ferriol
    Turkish Concerto in the Hijaz Scale
    Armonico Tributo and Sarband
    St. James's Church, Bruges, Belgium
  • The Piano Puzzler
    This week's contestant is David Anderson from Lawton, Oklahoma.
  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    Variations on a Rococo Theme in A, Op. 33
    Alisa Weilerstein, cello, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
    Carnegie Hall, New York City
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Bouree from Cello Suite No. 3 in C, BWV 1009
    Alisa Weilerstein, cello
    Carnegie Hall, New York City

hour 2

  • Leon Minkus
    Excerpt from Don Quijote
    The Sofia National Opera Orchestra, Boris Spassov, conductor
  • Georg Philipp Telemann
    Excerpts from Don Quixote, Suite for Strings and Continuo
    Festival Musicians
    Music from Angel Fire, Taos, New Mexico
  • Richard Strauss
    Don Quixote, Op. 35, TrV 184
    Gautier Capucon, cello, Ilan Schneider, viola, the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Emmanuel Krivine, conductor
    Philharmonie, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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