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Daniel Hope

March 9, 2011

Authorized Mendelssohn

Thirty years ago, violinist Daniel Hope was called on the carpet for a serious offense at his music school: unauthorized practicing of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. His teachers said he wasn't ready. Hope says he just couldn't help himself. Those dazzling melodies and dizzying runs: who wouldn't ache to be able to play that? These days, Hope is authorized to play whatever he wants. He'll play his childhood dream piece, the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Felix Mendelssohn
    Witches' Song and On Wings of Song
    Daniel Hope, violin, Sebastian Knauer, piano
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Overture to King Stephan, Op. 117
    The San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
    Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
  • The Piano Puzzler
    This week's contestant is Galen Spindler from Albert Lea, Minnesota
  • Felix Mendelssohn
    Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
    Daniel Hope, violin, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
    Royce Hall, Los Angeles

hour 2

  • Manuel de Falla
    Ritual Fire Dance from El Amor Brujo
    The Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit, conductor
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
    Sonata III a Cinque in D Minor
    The Masques Ensemble
    Our Lady of Good Help Church, Montreal, Quebec
  • Antonin Dvorak
    Symphony No. 8 in G, Op. 88, B. 163
    The Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Jean-Francois Rivest, conductor
    Wilfrid Pelletier Hall, Montreal, Quebec
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