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Yo-Yo Ma

September 20, 2012

PT at the Ravinia Festival

Two weeks ago, the Ravinia Festival in Chicago wrapped up its 2012 season. PT's own Fred Child was there, hosting the final concerts of the season. We'll hear highlights from a very special concert from Ravinia that featured cellist Yo-Yo Ma and a remarkable young ensemble from New York called the Knights. They played music by Thomas Ades and Robert Schumann.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Zhao Jiping
    Summer in the High Grassland
    The Silk Road Ensemble
  • Robert Schumann
    Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129
    Yo-Yo Ma, cello, the Knights, Eric Jacobsen, conductor
    Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, Illinois
  • Thomas Ades
    Sleight of Hand, from Three Studies from Couperin
    The Knights, Eric Jacobsen, conductor
    Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, Illinois
  • Olivier Messiaen
    Theme and Variations
    Leila Josefowicz, violin, Tamara Stefanovich, piano
    The Schubert Club, St. Paul
  • Erik Satie
    Gnossienne No. 1
    Rolf Hind, piano
    Theatre Republique, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Claude Debussy
    Preludes, Book 1, No. 11 (Puck's Dance)
    Conrad Tao, piano
    Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, Texas

hour 2

  • Joseph Haydn
    Finale from Symphony No. 99 in E-flat, Hob. I.99
    The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner, conductor
  • Antonio Vivaldi
    Cello Concerto in G Minor, RV 416
    Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello, the Academy for Ancient Music, Berlin, Georg Kallweit, violin and leader
    The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Joseph Haydn
    Symphony No. 104 in D, Hob I:104 (London)
    The Vienna Philharmonic, Bernard Haitink, conductor
    The BBC Proms, London, England
  • Alexander Scriabin
    Etude in F-sharp, Op. 42, No. 4
    Olga Kern, piano
    Halton Theater, Charlotte, North Carolina
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