November 12, 2009
Andre Watts Finds Peace of Mind
Pianist Andre Watts talks about how he "felt like an idiot" at the beginning of his career, jetting to concerts around the world as a teenager. And how legendary pianist and teacher Leon Fleisher helped him overcome his self-doubts. We'll hear Andre Watts in concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conductor Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, playing the Piano Concerto No. 2 by Camille Saint Saens.
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Christoph Willibald Gluck
Two Pantomimes from "Orpheus and Euridice"
The San Francisco Opera Orchestra with conductor Donald Runnicles
Ernst von Dohnanyi
Concert Etude No. 6 in F Minor, Op. 28
Pianist Roberto Plano
Wellspring Theater, Kalamazoo, Michigan
The Richter Uzur Duo
Appalachian State University Recital Hall, Boone, North Carolina
Josip Stolcer Slavenski
"A Mocking Song"
The Sebastian String Quartet
Vatroslav Lisinski Hall, Zagreb, Croatia
Tomas Luis de Victoria
"Vadam et Circuibo"
Boston Early Music Festival, Boston
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 21
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with conductor Donald Runnicles
City Halls, Glasgow, Scotland
Second movement from Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 23
Pianist Andre Watts with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and conductor Andrew Litton
Johann Sebastian Bach
Sarabande from Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013
Flutist Tom Ottar Andreassen
Oslo Concert Hall, Oslo, Norway
Nocturne in C-sharp Minor
Fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout
International Chopin Festival, Warsaw, Poland
George Frideric Handel
Harpist Ion Ivan Roncea
Romanian Atheneum, Bucharest, Romania
"New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher"
Fourth movement from Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
Violist Eliesha Nelson with the Northwest Sinfonia and conductor John McLaughlin Williams
Piano Concerto No. 2
Pianist Andre Watts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conductor Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles