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December 9, 2013

Beethoven's beginnings

Beethoven is a musical giant; a composer who revolutionized music for piano, string quartet, and orchestra. Coming up on Monday's Performance Today we'll hear his first symphony, which Beethoven wrote back when he was primarily known as a performer, not a composer.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Sonata No. 18 in E-flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3: II. Scherzo
    Ingrid Fliter, piano
    Ingrid Fliter: Beethoven - Chopin
    VAI 1250
  • Richard Strauss (arr. Franz Hasenohrl)
    Till Eulenspiegel Einmal Anders!
    Czech Nonet
    Boise Chamber Music Series, Boise Chamber Music Society, BSU Department of Music, Morrison Center Recital Hall, Boise, ID
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
    Potsdam Chamber Academy; Antonello Manacorda, director
    Nikolai Hall, Potsdam, Germany
  • Traditional Swedish
    Halleforsnasnarn
    Ensemble Galilei
    National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  • Sergey Khvoschchinskiy
    Ave Maria (2010) (Premiere)
    Rose Ensemble; Jordan Sramek, artistic director
    Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis, MN

hour 2

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060: 1. Allegro
    Hilary Hahn,violin; Allan Vogel, oboe; Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Jeffery Kahane, conductor
    Hilary Hahn - Bach: Violin Concertos
    DG 986
  • Karol Szymanowski
    Concert Overture, Op. 12
    Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
    Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY
  • Valentin Silvestrov
    Two Pieces
    Hilary Hahn, violin; Cory Smythe, piano
    Greenwich House Music School, New York, NY
  • Jennifer Higdon
    Echo Dash
    Hilary Hahn, violin; Cory Smythe, piano
    Greenwich House Music School, New York, NY
  • Somei Satoh
    Bifu
    Hilary Hahn, violin; Cory Smythe, piano
    Greenwich House Music School, New York, NY
  • Jeff Myers
    The Angry Birds of Kauai
    Hilary Hahn, violin; Cory Smythe, piano
    In 27 Pieces - The Hilary Hahn Encores
    DG 479 1725
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
    Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Margaret Batjer, leader and 1st violin
    Royce Hall, Campus of UCLA, Westwood, CA
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