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Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

Weekend of December 3, 2011

Part Vivaldi, Part Tango

Like plenty of other great ideas, at first glance, it might leave you scratching your head a bit. Start with an old chestnut by Antonio Vivaldi, the Four Seasons. And see it through an entirely different lens, the sultry, smoky Argentinian tango. Is that really such a good idea? Well, yes. Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg plays Astor Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, from a concert in San Francisco.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Fritz Kreisler
    Leibesleid (Love's Sorrow)
    Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin, Sandra Rivers, piano
  • Isaac Albeniz
    Asturias, from Suite Espanola, Op. 47
    Jason Vieaux, guitar
    92nd Street Y, New York City
  • The Piano Puzzler
    This week's contestant is Jeffrey Zetto from Houston
  • Astor Piazzolla
    The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
    Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin and leader, the New Century Chamber Orchestra
    Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

hour 2

  • Christopher Theofanidis
    Muse
    The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
    Carnegie Hall, New York City
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048
    Musicians from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
    Alice Tully Hall, New York City
  • Traditional (Arranged by John Rutter)
    Past Three A Clock
    The St. Olaf Orchestra and Choirs, Sigrid Johnson, conductor
    St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
  • Traditional (Arranged by F. Melius Christiansen)
    Beautiful Savior
    The St. Olaf Choirs, Anton Armstrong, director
    St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
  • Johann Balthasar Konig and Michael Praetorius
    This Night a Wondrous Revelation and Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
    The St. Olaf Orchestra and Choirs, John Ferguson, conductor
    St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
  • Pablo de Sarasate
    Romanza Andaluza
    Gil Shaham, violin, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Rondino in E-flat, WoO 25
    The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
    Carnegie Hall, New York City
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