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Cameron Carpenter

Weekend of July 23, 2011

Musical Games

Two musical games in the show today. Claude Debussy wrote music for a ballet about a game of tennis. Debussy called it simply Jeux, or Games. We'll hear a performance by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. And Bruce Adolphe drops by for our weekly PT game, the Piano Puzzler. This week's very special guest is organist Cameron Carpenter.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Leonard Bernstein
    Overture to Candide
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, conductor
  • Edward Elgar
    Introduction and Allegro for Solo Quartet and Strings
    The New Century Chamber Orchestra, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin and leader
    Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, San Rafael, California
  • The Piano Puzzler
    This week's special guest is organist Cameron Carpenter
  • Claude Debussy
    Jeux (Games)
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

hour 2

  • Gustav Mahler
    Excerpt from Symphony No. 3
    The London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
  • Franz Liszt
    Concert Etude No. 1, S145, R6 (Forest Murmurs)
    George Li, piano
    WGBH Fraser Performance Studio, Boston
  • Michael Tilson Thomas
    Paula Robison, flute, the San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
    Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    String Quartet in D, Op. 18, No. 3
    The Borromeo String Quartet
    Alice Tully Hall, New York City
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