July 1, 2008
Unfinished in Beaver Creek
Last week, we heard Vladimir Jurowski and the Russian National Orchestra play Anton Safronov's completion of Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony. Today, we'll offer your comments about that piece, preceded by the orchestra's performance of Schubert's incomplete original from a concert in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Can it be improved upon? Your call.
Manuel de Falla
"Danza del Corregidor" and "Danza del molineros" from "The Three-Cornered Hat"
Guitarists the Romeros
Interludes from "Nais and Dardanus"
The Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra with directors Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs
Jordan Hall, Boston
"After a Dream", Op. 7, No. 1
Cellist Gautier Capucon
Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Paris, France
Three pieces from "Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano", Op. 83
Clarinetist Todd Palmer, violist Hsin-yun Huang and pianist Stephen Prutsman
Spoleto USA Festival, Charleston, South Carolina
Overture to "William Shakespeare"
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and conductor Philippe Herreweghe
The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Ludwig van Beethoven
Overture to "Coriolan", Op. 62
The Swedish Chamber Orchestra with conductor Thomas Dausgaard
Severance Hall, Cleveland
Impromptu No. 2 in E-flat, Op. 90
Pianist Radu Lupu
"Nazbar" ("Coy Dance")
Pianist Sahan Arzruni
Merkin Concert Hall, New York City
"Spanish Dance No. 5", Op. 37
Guitarist Sharon Isbin
Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis
"Cancel My Rumba Lesson" from "The Horse with the Lavender Eyes"
Healdsburg Community Church, Healdsburg, California
Scherzo in E-flat Minor, Op. 4
Pianist Ignat Solzhenitsyn
Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia
Symphony No. 8 in B Minor ("Unfinished")
The Russian National Orchestra with conductor Vladimir Jurowski
Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek, Colorado