May 7, 2008
Six degrees of separation
After saying "Happy birthday" to Brahms and Tchaikovsky, we'll spend our second hour forging a connection between classical-era composer Christoph Gluck and the present day's Nico Muhly. The composers acting as links in this chain are Wagner, Mahler, Shostakovich and Britten. Among the performers are pianist Louis Lortie and Sinfonia Varsovia.
Second movement from Clarinet Sonata No. 2 in E-flat, Op. 120
Clarinetist Stanley Drucker and pianist Leonid Hambro
The Los Angeles Philharmonic with conductor Thomas Ades
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
"The Piano Puzzler"
This week's contestant is Maureen O'Brien from Montreal
"Trepak" and "Russian Dance" from "The Nutcracker"
Trinity Lutheran Church, Stillwater, Minnesota
Hungarian Dance No. 5
Time for Three
Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, Indianapolis
Two Pantomimes from "Orphee et Eurydice"
The San Francisco Opera Orchestra with conductor Donald Runnicles
"Ballet des Ombres Heureuses" from "Orphee et Eurydice"
Schwetzingen Festival, Schwetzingen, Germany
"Dawn" and "Siegfried's Rhine Journey" from "Gotterdammerung"
Pianist Louis Lortie
Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto
"Rheinlegendchen" from "Des Knaben Wunderhorn"
The Bergonzi String Quartet
Festival Miami, Miami
"Urlicht" from "Des Knaben Wunderhorn"
The United States Air Force Reserve Brass Quintet
Falany Performing Arts Center, Waleska, Georgia
First movement from Symphony No. 9 in E-flat, Op. 70
National Philharmonic Concert Hall, Warsaw, Poland
Second movement from Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68
Cellist Christian Giger with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and conductor Richard Hickox
Neues Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany
Clarice Jensen, cello; Nico Muhly, celeste; and Monika Abendroth, harp