August 6, 2008
Haydn, hold the vibrato
Not everyone likes conductor Sir Roger Norrington's preference to have no vibrato in the strings for any piece written before 1930. But it brings an interesting character to the Haydn Cello Concerto that Jean-Guihen Queyras played a couple of weeks ago at London's BBC Proms with Norrington and the Stuttgart Radio Symphony.
"Mercury, the Winged Messenger" from "The Planets"
The Stuttgart Radio Symphony with conductor Sir Roger Norrington
Allegro from Concerto for Strings and Continuo No. 1
The Accademia Bizantina with conductor Ottavio Dantone
Schwetzingen Festival, Schwetzingen, Germany
"The Piano Puzzler"
This week's contestant is Gordy Hies from River Falls, Wisconsin
Cello Concerto in C, HOB VII: 1
Cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony and conductor Sir Roger Norrington
The BBC Proms, London
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Third movement from Symphony No. 41 ("Jupiter")
The Prague Chamber Orchestra with conductor Charles Mackerras
Johann Sebastian Bach
Fugue No. 5 in D from "The Well Tempered Clavier," Book II
The Fratres Quartet
Flanders Festival, Bruges, Belgium
Pianist Alexander Kobrin
Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, Georgia
Suite for Strings
The Prague Chamber Orchestra
Worcester Music Festival, Worcester, Massachusetts
Selections from "The Danserye"
The Dallas Wind Symphony with conductor Jerry Junkin
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas