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Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

Weekend of April 14, 2012

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, in a word, yes! Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg plays Astor Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, from a concert in San Francisco.

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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 June Echols from Richmond, Virginia
  • 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

  • Igor Stravinsky
    Tableau 1: Prologue, from Apollon Musagete (Apollo)
    The Moscow Soloists, Yuri Bashmet, conductor
  • Antonio Vivaldi
    Third movement from Trio in G Minor, RV 85
    Ramsey Concert Hall, Athens Georgia
  • Time for Three
    Time for Three
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Ernest Bloch
    Ba'al Shem (Three Pictures of Chassidic Life)
    Gil Shaham, violin, Orli Shaham, piano
    92nd Street Y, New York Cityv
  • Franz Schubert
    Sonata in A Minor, D.821 (Arpeggione)
    Yuri Bashmet, viola and director, the Moscow Soloists
    Kolarac Hall, Belgrade, Serbia
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