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October 28, 2013

Mozart's fiddle spree

In his youth, Wolfgang Mozart didn't write much for solo violin. But at age 19 he went on a fiddle spree, composing four violin concertos in rapid succession. On Monday's Performance Today from APM, we'll hear a performance of Mozart's Fourth Violin Concerto from the Artosphere Festival in Bentonville, Arkansas. Plus, a new focus on Johann Hummel's music from the Chamber Society of Lincoln Center.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Claude Debussy
    Frederique Cambreling, harp
    French Music for Solo Harp
    Adda 581146
  • Franz Danzi
    Wind Quintet in G minor Op. 56, No. 2 (1821)
    Farkas Quintet Amsterdam
    Orgelpark, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Claude Debussy
    L'isle joyeuse L. 106
    Ann Schein, piano
    Bloch Hall, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major K.218
    Joel Link, violin; Artosphere Festival Orchestra; Corrado Rovaris, conductor
    Artosphere Festival, Great Hall, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

hour 2

  • Leonard Bernstein
    Serenade for Solo Violin, Strings, Harp, and Percussion, II. Aristophanes (allegretto)
    Hilary Hahn, violin; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; David Zinman, conductor
    Sony SK 60584
  • Antonio Vivaldi
    Bassoon Concerto in a minor, RV 498
    Per Hannevold, bassoon; Aspen Soloist Ensemble; Nicholas McGegan, conductor and harpsichord
    Aspen Music Festival, Harris Concert Hall, Aspen, CO
  • Johann Hummel
    Septet in D minor for flute, oboe, horn, viola, cello, bass, and piano, Op. 74, 2. Menuetto o Scherzo: Allegro, 3. Menuetto con variazioni
    Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Stephen Taylor, oboe; Radovan Vladkovic, horn; Paul Neubauer, viola; Nicholas Canellakis, cello; Kurt Muroki, double bass; Alessio Bax, piano
    The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York City, NY
  • Dmitri Shostakovich
    Symphony No. 5 in d minor, Op. 47, 4. Allegro non troppo
    Curtis Symphony Orchestra; Juanjo Mena, conductor
    Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA
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