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Mark O'Connor

February 21, 2012

Gypsy Music

The Roma people (also known as Gypsies) have long lived on the fringes of Eastern European society. But even though they themselves have been marginalized, their influence on classical music has not. In today's show, we'll hear Haydn's "Gypsy Rondo" Trio and the world premiere of Mark O'Connor's "March of the Gypsy Fiddler."

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Silvius Leopold Weiss
    Concerto for Lute and Flute in F, SC 9
    Richard Stone, lute, Gwyn Roberts, flute, Tempesta di Mare
  • Joseph Haydn
    Finale from Trio in G, H.XV.25 (Gypsy Rondo)
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul
  • Mark O'Connor
    March of the Gypsy Fiddler
    The Ahn Trio, the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Timothy Russell, conductor
    Southern Theatre, Columbus, Ohio
  • Johann Friedrich Fasch
    Concerto in D, FWV L:D8
    Tempesta di Mare
    Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Andante from Cello Sonata in G Minor
    Jamie Walton, cello, Daniel Grimwood, piano
    Wigmore Hall, London, England

hour 2

  • Charles Ives
    Two movements from Symphony No. 2
    The New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert, conductor
    Avery Fisher Hall, New York City
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Violin Sonata No. 2 in A, Op. 12, No. 2
    Alina Ibragimova, violin, Cedric Tiberghien, piano
    Wigmore Hall, London, England
  • Richard Wagner
    The Ride of the Valkyries, from Die Walkure
    The Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Most, conductor
    Severance Hall, Cleveland
  • John Adams
    Tromba Lontana, from Two Fanfares for Orchestra
    The San Francisco Symphony, Edo De Waart, conductor
  • Charles Ives
    The Alcotts, from a Concord Symphony
    The San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
    Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
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