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Weekend of May 19, 2012

Trouble in Tahiti

Leonard Bernstein's one-act opera, "Trouble in Tahiti," has languished since he wrote it in 1952. Opera companies rarely stage it these days. But the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra just commissioned an orchestral suite based on music from "Trouble in Tahiti." We'll hear the world premiere in this weekend's show, from a concert this spring in New York.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Leonard Bernstein
    Aristophanes, from Serenade for Solo Violin, Strings, Harp, and Percussion
    Hilary Hahn, violin, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman, conductor
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier
    The Emerson String Quartet
    Alamo Heights United Methodist Church, San Antonio, Texas
  • Antonin Dvorak
    The Sweet Power of your Eyes, from Cypresses, B. 152
    The Emerson String Quartet
    The Louvre, Paris, France
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Fourth movement from String Quartet No. 16 in F, Op. 135
    The Emerson String Quartet
  • The Piano Puzzler
    This week's contestant is Christine Boone from Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Leonard Bernstein
    Suite for Small Orchestra, from Trouble in Tahiti
    The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
    Carnegie Hall, New York City

hour 2

  • Anton Reicha
    Scene for English Horn and Orchestra
    Heinz Holliger, English horn and conductor, the Orchestra of the Suisse Romande
    Baitiment des Forces Motrices, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Maurice Ravel
    Ondine and Scarbo, from Gaspard de la Nuit
    Alexander Malikov, piano
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Music Studio, St. Paul
  • PT Young Artist-in-Residence
    Alexander Malikov, piano
  • Clint Needham
    When We Forget
    The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
    Carnegie Hall, New York City
  • Anton Reicha
    Fourth movement from Flute Quartet in D, Op. 12
    Flute Force
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Bagatelle No. 7 in A-flat, Op. 33
    Anton Nel, piano
    Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival, Redmond, Washington
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