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October 21, 2011

PT and Hamelin in Boston

Franz Liszt wrote hundreds of original piano works and piano transcriptions. But his magnum opus for the piano is the B Minor Sonata. Marc-Andre Hamelin performs it, from a special PT event several weeks ago in Boston, hosted by Fred Child. Plus, we'll hear the late great poet Bill Holm reading his own poem, based on Franz Liszt's "Forgotten Romance."

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Franz Schubert and Franz Liszt
    Der Lindenbaum (The Linden Tree)
    Frederic Chiu, piano
  • Antonio Vivaldi
    Concerto in B Minor for Four Violins, Op. 3, No. 10, RV 580
    Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini, director
    Concertgebouw, Bruges, Belgium
  • Franz Liszt
    Forgotten Romance, S. 132
    Rachel Barton Pine, violin, Thomas Labe, piano
  • Franz Liszt
    Excerpts from What One Hears from the Mountain Top (Mountain Symphony)
    The Swiss-Italian Orchestra, Alexander Vedernikov, conductor
    Stelio Molo Auditorium, Lugano, Switzerland
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Variations on La ci Darem la Mano, from Don Giovanni WoO 28
    Gerard Reuter, oboe, Lara St. John, violin, Paul Coletti, viola
    Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival, Tucson, Arizona

hour 2

  • Joseph Haydn
    Presto from Piano Sonata No. 43 in A-flat, Hob. XVI/43
    Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
  • Kenji Bunch
    Excerpts from the Devil's Box
    Kenji Bunch, viola, the American Composers Orchestra, George Manahan, conductor
    SONiC Festival, New York City
  • Franz Liszt
    Piano Sonata in B Minor, S. 178
    Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
    Fraser Studio, Boston
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