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Donald Runnicles

April 27, 2011

The Cowboy with the Brogue

Every summer, Scottish-born conductor Donald Runnicles exchanges his tam for a cowboy hat, and steps into his role as the music director of Wyoming's Grand Teton Music Festival. This summer marks the festival's 50th anniversary. In today's show, Mozart's Symphony Number 40, led by the cowboy with the brogue, from last year's Grand Teton Music Festival.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Zoltan Kodaly
    The Budapest Clarinet Quintet
  • Time for Three
    Time for Three
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Johannes Brahms
    Hungarian Dance No. 5
    Time for Three
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • The Piano Puzzler
    This week's contestant is Drew Herman from Kodiak, Alaska
  • Zoltan Kodaly
    Hary Janos Suite
    The Liege Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Arming, conductor
    Philharmonic Hall, Liege, Belgium

hour 2

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck
    Dance of the Blessed Spirits, from Orpheus and Eurydice
    The San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Donald Runnicles, conductor
  • Joseph Haydn
    String Quartet No. 50 in B-flat, Op. 64
    The Amstel Saxophone Quartet
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550
    The Grand Teton Festival Orchestra, Donald Runnicles, conductor
    Grand Teton Music Festival, Teton Village, Wyoming
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