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October 5, 2012

Orchestras in Crisis

A number of major American orchestras are in financial crisis this year. In today's show, we'll hear news about the Minnesota Orchestra, whose musicians have been locked out after contract negotiations failed to reach an agreement earlier this week. And we'll hear from conductor Leonard Slatkin about the tricky process of moving forward after a labor crisis is over. Slatkin is music director of the Detroit Symphony, which went through a bitter, six-month musicians' strike last year.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Francis Poulenc
    Voyage to Paris and Montparnasse
    Jessye Norman, soprano, Dalton Baldwin, piano
  • Francis Poulenc
    Concerto in D Minor for Two Pianos and Orchestra, FP 61
    Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky, pianos, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, conductor
    Duke Ellington Festival, Buffalo, New York
  • Antonio Vivaldi
    Concerto in A Minor for Two Violins, RV 522, Op. 3, No. 8
    Daniel Hope, violin and conductor, Stefan Jackiw, violin, festival musicians
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Eugene Bozza
    Margaret Schenk, flute, Virginia McDowell, oboe, Jae-Won Kim, clarinet, Hunter Gordon, bassoon, Pin-Chun Liu, French horn
    Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen, Michigan
  • Maurice Ravel
    Piece en Forme de Habanera
    Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet, Steffen Horn, piano
    National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C
  • Franz Liszt
    Etude de Concert No. 3 (A Sigh)
    Andre Watts, piano
    The Schubert Club, St. Paul

hour 2

  • Frederic Chopin
    Minute Waltz, Op. 64, No. 1
    Rachel Barton Pine, violin, Matthew Hagle, piano
  • Jules Massenet
    Twilight, from Poemes Pastorale
    Rachel Barton Pine, violin, Matthew Hagle, piano
  • Niccolo Paganini
    Excerpts from 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1
    Rachel Barton Pine, violin
    Rockefeller University, New York City
  • Osvaldo Golijov
    Night of the Flying Horses
    The Knights, Eric Jacobsen, conductor
    Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, Georgia
  • Alla Borzova
    To The New World
    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, conductor
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