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August 15, 2011

PT at the Aspen Festival

All week long, PT will be coming to you from the Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado. Host Fred Child is there. We'll be featuring interviews, special on-stage events, and great performances from America's biggest summer music festival. In today's show, a gondola ride up Aspen Mountain for an informal concert, and performances by Time for Three, guitarist Sharon Isbin, flutist Marina Piccinini, the Brasil Guitar Duo, and much more.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau
    Overture to Platee
    The Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, conductor
  • Astor Piazzolla
    Marina Piccinini, flute, the Brasil Guitar Duo
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Felix Mendelssohn
    Excerpts from a Midsummer Night's Dream
    Matthew Rhys, narrator, Deanna Breiwick, soprano, Nian Wang, mezzo-soprano, the Aspen Chamber Symphony, Opera Theatre Center Singers, Nicholas McGegan, conductor
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado

hour 2

  • Augustin Barrios
    Julia Florida
    Sharon Isbin, guitar
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Violin Sonata in E Minor, K. 304
    James Ehnes, violin, Andrew Armstrong, piano
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Claude Debussy
    Clair de Lune
    The Aspen Chamber Symphony, Matthias Pintscher, conductor
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Antonio Vivaldi
    Second movement from Guitar Concerto in D, RV 93
    Sharon Isbin, guitar, the Aspen Concert Orchestra, Nicholas Kraemer, conductor
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Georg Philipp Telemann
    Concerto in F for Three Violins, TWV 53:F1
    Gil Shaham, Naoko Tanaka, and Adele Anthony, violins, Festival Musicians, Nicholas McGegan, conductor and harpsichord
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Johann Sebastian Bach and Time for Three
    Bach Double
    Time for Three
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
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