February 29, 2008
The new york philharmonic in north korea
On Tuesday, the orchestra performed an historic concert in Pyongyang, North Korea, becoming part of the largest American delegation to visit that country since the early 1950's. We'll have excerpts from that concert, including Lorin Maazel conducting Gershwin's "An American in Paris." And we'll talk with WNYC's John Schaefer, who was at the concert.
"William Tell" Overture
The New York Philharmonic with conductor Leonard Bernstein
Overture to "La Cenerentola" ("Cinderella")
The Buffalo Philharmonic with conductor JoAnn Falletta
Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo
Impromptu No. 3, Op. 90
Violist Helen Callus and pianist Robert Koenig
Unitarian Society, Santa Barbara, California
"An American in Paris"
The New York Philharmonic with conductor Lorin Maazel
East Pyongyang Grand Theater, Pyongyang, North Korea
W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
"Oh! Is There Not One Maiden Breast?," from "The Pirates of Penzance"
Tenor John Mark Ainsley and soprano Rebecca Evans with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Welsh National Opera and conductor Sir Charles Mackerras
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra with conductor Kenneth Young
Gioacchino Rossini and C.E.F. Weyse
Comic Duet for Two Cats
Soprano Byung-Soon Lee, contralto Meredith Arwady and pianist Spencer Myer
Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63
Violinist Julia Fischer with the Netherlands Philharmonic and conductor Yakov Kreizberg
Weimar Hall, Weimar, Germany
"Ecce Beatam Lucem"
The Huelgas Ensemble with conductor Paul Van Nevel
Abbaye de Noirlac, Bourges, France