May 20, 2009
The Kreutzer Sonata
But for an off-hand remark, it would have been called the "Bridgetower Sonata." Beethoven's "Kreutzer Sonata" is our featured work in the second hour. Poet Rita Dove (pictured) is our guest, and shares the story of Beethoven's friendship with violinist George Bridgetower, and how it went awry. We'll hear a complete performance of the work by violinist Itzhak Perlman and pianist Martha Argerich.
Waltz from "Masquerade Suite"
The Philharmonia Orchestra with conductor Efrem Kurtz
Excerpts from Five Pieces for Flute, Violin, and Piano, Op. 56
Flutist Debra Wendells Cross, violinist Vahn Armstrong, and pianist Charles Woodward
Virginia Arts Festival, Norfolk, Virginia
"The Piano Puzzler"
This week's contestant is Warren Harder from Crystal Lake, Illinois.
Last two movements from Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64
The Grand Teton Festival Orchestra with conductor Roberto Abbado
Grand Teton Music Festival, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Adagio from String Quartet No. 1 ("Kreutzer Sonata")
The Jullliard String Quartet
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata No. 9 in A for Violin and Piano, Op. 47 ("Kreutzer")
Violinist Itzhak Perlman and pianist Martha Argerich
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, New York