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Juraj Valcuha

October 8, 2012

Juraj Valcuha

Conductor Juraj Valcuha has been taking the music world by storm for the last few years. He's only 36, but has already led most of the top orchestras in Europe and America. Last season saw him debuting with the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, along with return engagements with other top orchestras. We'll hear a performance from Valcuha's big year. He leads the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Sergei Rachmaninoff's 3rd Symphony.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Fritz Kreisler
    Liebesleid (Love's Sorrow)
    Alessio Bax, piano
  • Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
    Prelude and Fugue No. 15 in A (I hear America Singing), from the Well-Tempered Guitars, Op. 199
    St. John the Baptist Church, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Federico Mompou
    Secreto, from Impresiones Intimas
    Jenny Lin, piano
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 44
    The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Juraj Valcuha, conductor
    The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

hour 2

  • Philip Phile and Alexander Reinagle
    Music of the Early Republic
    The American Brass Quintet
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Robert Beaser
    Cindy, from Mountain Songs
    Linda Chesis, flute, Jason Vieaux, guitar
    Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, Cooperstown, New York
  • Gabriela Montero
    Improvisation on George Gershwin's Summertime
    Gabriela Montero, piano
    RSI Auditorium, Lugano, Switzerland
  • Arcade Fire (arranged by Christopher O'Riley)
    Empty Room
    Matt Haimovitz, cello, Christopher O'Riley, piano
    Redpath Hall, Montreal, Quebec
  • Edward MacDowell
    In Lilting Rhythm, Op. 2
    James Barbagallo, piano
  • Edward MacDowell
    Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 23
    Anton Nel, piano, the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra, Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
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