November 4, 2009
Symphony of a Thousand, Part II
Yesterday, we brought you Part I of Mahler's 8th Symphony, known as the Symphony of a Thousand. Today is the conclusion. Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leads the massed forces of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, the Pacific Boychoir, and the San Francisco Girls Chorus. Tilson Thomas calls the work an "allegory of the distressed soul finding its way through trials to...blessedness."
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Finale from Symphony No 101 in D, Hob I:101 ("Clock")
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with conductor Colin Davis
Georg Philipp Telemann
Suite for Strings and Continuo ("Don Quixote")
Musicians from Music from Angel Fire
Music from Angel Fire, Taos, New Mexico
"The Piano Puzzler"
This week's contestant is Eileen Pollock from New York City.
Ludwig van Beethoven
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with conductor Mariss Jansons
The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
"Danse Russe" from "Swan Lake," Op. 20
Violinist Joshua Bell with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
"Diversi Bizzarie Sopra la Vecchia Sarabanda o pur Ciaccona"
Violinist Ingrid Matthews, lutenist John Lenti, and bassist Chuck Deardorf
Benaroya Hall, Seattle
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Divertimento in B-Flat, K. 137
The Montreal Chamber Music Festival Orchestra
Montreal Chamber Music Festival, Montreal, Canada
Part II from Symphony No. 8
The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, the Pacific Boychoir, and the San Francisco Girls Chorus with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco