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Weekend of October 22, 2011

Franz Liszt's 200th

How to sum up Franz Liszt in just a few words? A musician of such immense skill that people whispered he was in league with the devil. A savvy businessman who encouraged those rumors, knowing that there's no such thing as bad press. A reformed rock star with a wild youth and an intensely spiritual old age. We'll hear all sides of Franz Liszt this weekend, in celebration of his 200th birthday.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Johannes Brahms
    Intermezzo in A Minor and Intermezzo in F Minor, Op. 118
    Lang Lang, piano
  • Franz Liszt
    Les Preludes, S. 637, R. 359
    The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Valery Gergiev, conductor
    Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria
  • Claudio Monteverdi
    Pur ti Miro, from the Coronation of Poppea
    Maxine Eilander, baroque harp, Stephen Stubbs, lute
    Boston Early Music Festival, Boston
  • Giovanni Paolo Cima
    Trio Sonata from Concerti Ecclesiastici
    Boston Early Music Festival, Boston
  • Franz Liszt
    Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat, S. 124
    Lang Lang, piano, the San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
    Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

hour 2

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Violin Concerto in E, BWV 1042
    Georg Kallweit, violin and conductor, the Academy for Ancient Music, Berlin
    Stockholm Early Music Festival, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Santiago de Murcia
    La Jota
    David Jacques, baroque guitar
    Our Lady of Good Help Chapel, Montreal, Quebec
  • Andrea Falconieri
    Folias echa para mi Senora
    The Masques Ensemble, Olivier Fortin, conductor and harpsichord
    Our Lady of Good Help Chapel, Montreal, Quebec
  • Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner
    Paraphrase: Lohengrin's Admonition
    Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
  • Franz Liszt
    Piano Concerto No. 2 in A, S. 125, R. 456
    Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Charles Dutoit, conductor
    Berlin Music Festival, Berlin, Germany
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