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Daphnis and Chloe

Weekend of May 14, 2011

Daphnis and Chloe

It's an ancient, simple story of boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Boy loses girl when she is abducted by pirates. Boy gets girl back, thanks to the intervention of a deity who is half-man and half-goat. OK, maybe the story of Daphnis and Chloe isn't so simple after all. But boy and girl live happily ever after in Maurice Ravel's ravishing, shimmering coming-of-age love story. The Montreal Symphony plays Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2, from a concert in Montreal.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Georges Bizet
    Danse Boheme, from Carmen
    The Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit, conductor
  • Maurice Ravel
    Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2
    The Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Jacques Lacombe, conductor
    Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Montreal, Quebec
  • The Piano Puzzler
    This week's contestant is Keith Weber from Houston
  • Bohuslav Martinu
    Excerpt from the Frescoes of Piero della Francesca
    The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
    The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Claude Debussy
    Estampes, from Gardens in the Rain
    Rafal Blechacz, piano
    Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Enrique Granados
    Intermedio, from Goyescas
    The Mexican State Symphony Orchestra, Enrique Batiz, conductor
    Granada International Music Festival, Granada, Spain

hour 2

  • Igor Stravinsky
    Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra
    The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Eduardo Mata, conductor
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    March in D, K. 445
    The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Christian Zacharias, conductor
    Ordway Center, St. Paul
  • Felix Mendelssohn
    Song without Words in E, Op. 19b, No. 1 (Sweet Remembrance)
    Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
    92nd Street Y, New York City
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92
    The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden, conductor
    Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas
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