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Julia Fischer

June 15, 2011

Julia Fischer

Violinist Julia Fischer has been playing to packed concert halls ever since she was a child. She says, "I was already extremely conscientious when I was 10 years old. I was always aware of what it meant to go onstage and stand in front of a thousand people...I was very self-critical, and strict with myself." That self-discipline paid off. Today, she's one of the top violinists in the world. In today's show, Julia Fischer plays the Bruch Violin Concerto, from a concert in Geneva.

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hour 1

  • Alexander Glazunov
    First movement from Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 82
    Julia Fischer, violin, the Russian National Orchestra, Yakov Kreizberg, conductor
  • Jean Francaix
    Petit Quatuor
    The Vintage Quartet
    Academia Auditorium, Espinho, Portugal
  • The Piano Puzzler
    This week's contestant is Mary Kunz Goldman from Buffalo, New York
  • Arthur Honegger
    Symphony No. 4 in A (Delights of Basel)
    The Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kaspar Zehnder, conductor
    Witold Lutoslawski Polish Radio Concert Hall, Warsaw, Poland

hour 2

  • Juan del Encina
    Today Let's Eat and Drink (Hoy Comamos y Bebamos)
    The Rose Ensemble, Jordan Sramek, director
    St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Anonymous
    La Manfredina/Rotto/Trotto
    The Folger Consort
    Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.
  • Anonymous
    Benedicamus Domino, from the Las Huelgas Codex
    Anonymous 4
    Church of St. Bernard, St. Paul
  • Dorothy Lawson
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul
  • Felix Mendelssohn
    Scherzo from a Midsummer Night's Dream
    The Imani Winds
    Temple Beth-El, San Antonio, Texas
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Adagio from Sonata No. 1 in G Minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1001
    Julia Fischer, violin
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Max Bruch
    Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26
    Julia Fischer, violin, the Orchestra of the Suisse Romande, Marek Janowski, conductor
    Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland
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