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October 10, 2011

Beautiful Sights and Sounds from Aspen

Ralph Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis has been called one of the most beautiful pieces of the 20th century. It's in today's show, from a performance at one of the most beautiful spots in the U.S., the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado. Plus, violinist Joshua Bell plays a Beethoven Romance with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Laudate Dominum, K. 339
    Joshua Bell, violin, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Michael Stern, conductor
  • Joseph Haydn
    String Quartet No. 67 in F, Op. 77, No. 2, Hob. III:82
    The Brentano String Quartet
    Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Rockport, Massachusetts
  • Anonymous
    Dou way, Robyn and Sancta Mater
    Trio Medieval
    La Folia Early Music Festival, Rougemont, Switzerland
  • Giovanni Battista Fontana
    Sonata Ottave
    Boston Early Music Festival, Boston
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Romance No. 2 in F for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 50
    Joshua Bell, violin and leader, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
    Ordway Center, St. Paul

hour 2

  • Gabriel Faure
    Trio in D Minor for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Op. 120
    David Shifrin, clarinet, Nicholas Canellakis, cello, Alessio Bax, piano
    Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York City
  • Maurice Ravel
    Lullaby on the Name Gabriel Faure
    Erin Keefe, violin, Alessio Bax, piano
    Music@Menlo, Atherton, California
  • Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
    Sonata (Homage to Boccherini)
    Robert Belinic, guitar
    Ramsey Concert Hall, Athens Georgia
  • Thomas Tallis
    In Jejunio et Fletu for Five Voices
    The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips, director
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
    The Aspen Concert Orchestra, Case Scaglione, conductor
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
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