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Week of March 21, 2011

Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy — conductor
Lilli Paasikivi — mezzo-soprano
Stuart Skelton — tenor

SymphonyCast 03/21/2011 (Hour 1)
SymphonyCast 03/21/2011 (Hour 2)

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MOZART: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro

STRAUSS: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier

MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde

MUSSORGSKY: A Night on the Bare Mountain
Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Jose Serebrier, conductor
WITCHES' BREW Le Bouillon de la Sorciere Hexenbrau
ASV 6117

Tenor Stuart Skelton loves Mahler's uproarious love song to life, Das Lied von der Erde, especially the moments when he gets to sing of the joys of wine! But there is so much tenderness here, too, and Skelton is a master at evoking these and many other moods in Mahler's masterpiece.

Karen L of Atascadero, CA is this week's encore contest winner! She correctly id'd Vladimir Ashkenazy's performance as Mendelssohn's Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream (transcribed by Rachmaninov).

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Vladimir Ashkenazy
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Lilli Paasikivi
Lilli Paasikivi
Stuart Skelton
Stuart Skelton
Gustav Mahler
Gustav Mahler