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Walt Disney Concert Hall

November 18, 2011

Enigma from Los Angeles

Perhaps it's appropriate that the Los Angeles Philharmonic plays in a concert hall named for this country's most famous animator. In today's show, the L.A. Phil plays Edward Elgar's set of lovingly-drawn musical portraits of his friends and family, the Enigma Variations. We'll hear a concert performance from the orchestra's home, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Edward Elgar
    Excerpts from the Wand of Youth Suite No. 1, Op. 1a
    The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley, conductor
  • Friedrich Gulda
    Three exercises from Play Piano Play
    Alessandro Taverna, piano
    Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
  • Alberto Ginastera
    Valerie Milot, harp
    Ansermet Studio, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Edward Elgar
    Enigma Variations, Op. 36
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Robin Ticciati, conductor
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
  • Jean l'Heritier
    Nigra Sum
    Stile Antico
    Flanders Festival, Bruges, Belgium

hour 2

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Fourth movement from Suite for Orchestra in D Minor (arranged for piano)
    Denis Matsuev, piano
  • Anonymous (Arranged by Jose Riojas)
    The New Century Saxophone Quartet
    Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Rockport, Massachusetts
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 1
    Simon Trpceski, piano, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Jaap van Zweden, conductor
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
  • Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, and Stuart Duncan
    Where's My Bow?
    Stuart Duncan and Chris Thile, fiddles, Yo-Yo Ma, cello, Edgar Meyer, bass
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