July 3, 2007
Remembering Beverly Sills
The grande dame of American opera died Monday night at the age of 78. We'll pay tribute to this legend of the voice with excerpts from a conversation Fred Child had with her in 2002, as well as some of her greatest performances. We'll have arias from Verdi's "La Traviata" and Rossini's "The Siege of Corinth" during our first hour. Then we'll conclude the show with more of that conversation, as well as two of her greatest arias from Handel's "Julius Caesar" and Jules Massenet's "Manon."
Pianist Siegfried Mauser
"Dance of the Wooden Dolls"
Pianist Richard Goode
Four preludes from Twelve Preludes for Piano, from Book II, L. 123
The National Orchestral Institute with conductor Eri Klas
"Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber"
The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor James Conlon
"The Blessed One" and "Dance from the village of Celadna" from "Lachian Dances"
Violinist Agata Szymczewska
Caprice No. 23 in E-flat Major, Op. 1
Finale from Concerto in G Minor for flute, violin, oboe, bassoon and continuo, RV 107
The Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra with conductor Marzena Diakun