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December 26, 2011

Best of PT 2011

As 2011 winds to a close, we'll be taking this week to look back on some of our favorite shows from the past year. In April, host Fred Child visited a special new rehearsal and performance space in Manhattan, the DiMenna Center. Ivan Fischer and the Orchestra of St. Luke's performed a Beethoven Symphony there. And in August, we met an astonishing young violinist, 15-year-old Simone Porter, at the Aspen Festival in Colorado.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Overture to the Ruins of Athens, Op. 113
    The Orchestra of St. Luke's, Dennis Russell Davies, conductor
  • Perfchat with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Part II
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Symphony No. 4 in B-flat, Op. 60
    The Orchestra of St. Luke's, Ivan Fischer, conductor
    The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, New York City
  • Zhou Long
    Jasmine Flower, from String Quartet
    Lynn Chang and Jae Cosmos Lee, violins, Hsin-yun Huang, viola, Carol Ou, cello
    Jordan Hall, Boston

hour 2

  • Pablo de Sarasate
    Simone Porter, violin, Hui-Chuan Chen, piano
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Perfchat with Simone Porter
  • Alberto Ginastera
    Malambo (Final Dance), from Estancia, Op. 8a
    The New York Philharmonic, David Robertson, conductor
    Avery Fisher Hall, New York City
  • Alexander Scriabin
    Piano Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp Minor, Op. 19 (Sonata-Fantasy)
    Orli Shaham, piano
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Maurice Ravel
    Noctuelles, from Miroirs
    Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
  • Maurice Ravel
    Piano Concerto in G
    Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano, the Aspen Chamber Symphony, Robert Spano, conductor
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
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