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Daphnis and Chloe

December 11, 2012

Daphnis and Chloe

It's an ancient, simple story of boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Boy loses girl when she is abducted by pirates. Boy gets girl back, thanks to the intervention of a deity who is half-man and half-goat. OK, maybe the story of Daphnis and Chloe isn't so simple after all. But boy and girl live happily ever after in Maurice Ravel's ravishing, shimmering coming-of-age love story. The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel play Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2, from a concert at Walt Disney Hall.

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hour 1

  • Erich Korngold
    Prelude and Serenade from Der Schneemann (The Snowman)
    Lajos Farkas, violin, the Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra, Werner Andreas Albert, conductor
  • Traditional Chanukah (arranged by Robert Applebaum)
    Funky Dreidel
    Chicago a cappella, Patrick Sinozich, director
    Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston, Illinois
  • Traditional Sephardic
    Los Siete Hijos de Hanna
    Julianne Baird, soprano, Piffaro
    Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
  • Edvard Grieg
    Second movement from Cello Sonata in A Minor, Op. 36
    Gautier Capucon, cello, Gabriela Montero, piano
    Wigmore Hall, London, England
  • Erich Korngold
    Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
    Alina Pogostkina, violin, the Liege Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Domingo Hindoyan, conductor
    Philharmonic Hall, Liege, Belgium
  • Jean Sibelius
    Raindrops, for Violin and Cello
    Alina Pogostkina, violin, Amy Norrington, cello
    Philharmonic Hall, Liege, Belgium

hour 2

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in A , K. 386
    Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano and conductor, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
    Schwetzingen Festival, Schwetzingen, Germany
  • John Playford
    Excerpts from the English Dancing Master
    Les Ambassadeurs, Alexis Kossenko, director
    Mazovia Goes Baroque Festival, Warsaw, Poland
  • Maurice Ravel
    Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
  • Pavel Chesnokov
    Salvation is Created
    Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Rockport, Massachusetts
  • George Perlman
    The Dance of the Rabbi's Wife, from Hebrew Suite
    Gil Shaham, violin, Orli Shaham, piano
    92nd Street Y, New York City
  • Traditional (arranged by A. Binder)
    Candle Lighting Blessings
    David Rappaport, soloist, the Zamir Chorale of Boston, Joshua Jacobson, conductor
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Second movement from Piano Sonata No. 10 in C, K. 330
    Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano
    Schwetzingen Festival, Schwetzingen, Germany
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