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Marlboro Music Festival

July 30, 2012

Summer Camp for Geniuses

Every summer, an amazing musical gathering takes place in Vermont. Christopher Serkin, board member of Marlboro Music, sums it up this way. He says, "It's like summer camp, but for geniuses." Serkin's grandfather, pianist Rudolf Serkin, founded Marlboro in 1951. Every summer since then, young professionals and seasoned music veterans have gathered for seven weeks of glorious music-making. We'll have highlights from Marlboro all week, including a Shostakovich Piano Trio in today's show.

Today's Playlist

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  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    First movement from Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
    The Marlboro Festival Orchestra, Pablo Casals, conductor
  • Felix Mendelssohn
    Hebrides Overture, Op. 26
    Orchestra of the Swan, Kenneth Woods, conductor
    Civic Hall, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
  • Dmitri Shostakovich
    Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67
    Bruno Canino, piano, Ying Fu, violin, Matthew Zalkind, cello
    Marlboro Music Festival, Marlboro, Vermont
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Glory to God in the Highest, from Vespers, Op. 37 (All-Night Vigil)
    The Swedish Radio Chorus, Peter Dijkstra, director
    Saint James Church, Stockholm, Sweden
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