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Christian Tetzlaff

August 29, 2011

Brahms at the Proms

Violinist Christian Tetzlaff hears every emotion in the Brahms Violin Concerto. He says it starts as a serene, beautiful piece, but then tumbles into incredible depths, with anger and moments of total forlornness. Tetzlaff played the Brahms concerto at the BBC Proms in London earlier this month. Plus, PT listeners weigh in on pianist Yuja Wang and the dust-up over her little orange dress. Details are in today's show.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Johannes Brahms
    Intermezzo in E Minor, Op. 119, No. 2
    Helene Grimaud, piano
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Gavotte from Solo Violin Partita No. 3 in E, BWV 1006
    Christian Tetzlaff, violin
    The BBC Proms, London, England
  • Johannes Brahms
    Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77
    Christian Tetzlaff, violin, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner, conductor
    The BBC Proms, London, England
  • Domenico Scarlatti
    Sonata in G, K.455
    Yuja Wang, piano
    Schwetzingen Festival, Schwetzingen, Germany
  • Alexander Scriabin
    Poeme No. 1 in F-Sharp, Op. 32, from Two Poemes for Piano
    Yuja Wang, piano
    Schwetzingen Festival, Schwetzingen, Germany
  • Alexander Scriabin
    Prelude No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 13, from Six Piano Preludes
    Yuja Wang, piano
    Schwetzingen Festival, Schwetzingen, Germany

hour 2

  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Overture from the Creatures of Prometheus
    The German Chamber Philharmonic, Daniel Harding, conductor
  • Franz Liszt
    Invocation, from Poetic and Religious Harmonies
    Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano
    The BBC Proms, London, England
  • Traditional (Arranged by Percy Grainger)
    Shepherds Hey Medley
    The Kathryn Tickell Band, the Northern Sinfonia, John Harle, conductor
    The BBC Proms, London, England
  • Time for Three
    Thunderstomp and Samuel
    Time for Three
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Symphony No. 4 in B-flat, Op. 60
    The Aspen Chamber Symphony, Robert Spano, conductor
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
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