December 26, 2008
Cracking the Code
There are lots of great encoded mysteries in the world. Some of them, like Egyptian hieroglyphics, have been solved. Unfortunately, there's no Rosetta Stone to help decipher Edward Elgar's "Enigma Variations," but there are some interesting theories about them. Tune in today for a performance of the "Enigma Variations" by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra.
The Asbury Brass Quintet
"La Cheminee du Roi Rene," Op. 205
Musicians from the Oregon Bach Festival
Oregon Bach Festival, Eugene, Oregon
"Song of Mary"
Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, Minnesota
"We Wish You a Merry Christmas"
The Tokyo FM Boys' Choir with conductor and pianist Megumi Yorita
Tokyo FM Hall, Tokyo, Japan
"The Enigma Variations," Op. 36
The Iceland Symphony Orchestra with conductor Rumon Gamba
University Cinema, Reykjavik, Iceland
"The Waltz of the Snowflakes" from "The Nutcracker"
The Houston Symphony with conductor Sergiu Comissiona
"The Irish Suite"
The Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra with conductor Charles Prince
Klaus von Bismarck Hall, Cologne, Germany
"Carmen Fantasy," Op. 25
The Avalon Wind Quintet
Wartburg Palace, Eisenach, Germany
Jakub Jan Ryba
Excerpts from "Missa Pastoralis Bohemica"
The Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra with conductor Vladimir Valek, soprano Eva Drizgova Jirusova, mezzo-soprano Jana Wallingero Stefackova, tenor Vladimir Dolezal, bass Jiri Sulzenko, and organist Katerina Chrobokova
Dvorak Hall, Prague, Czech Republic