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Week of January 16, 2012

Royal Concertgebouw
Hans Graf — conductor
Vadim Repin — violin

SymphonyCast 01/16/2012 (Hour 1)
SymphonyCast 01/16/2012 (Hour 2)

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RESPIGHI: Fontane di Roma

PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 2

RACHMANINOV: Symphony No. 1

BRAHMS: Tragic Overture, Op. 81
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink
BRAHMS The Symphonies
Philips 442068

Nothing is worse than having your life determined by people who show up unprepared, and that's exactly what happened to Rachmaninov. At the first performance of his first symphony, the conductor showed up drunk and the orchestra hadn't practiced. In the words of Homer Simpson, "D'oh!"

Produced in partnership with Radio Netherlands Worldwide A of Troy, AL won this week's contest by id'ing Schubert's Erlking. Congratulations, Catherine!

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Hans Graf
Hans Graf
Vadim Repin
Vadim Repin
Sergie Rachmaninov
Sergie Rachmaninov
Ottorino Respighi
Ottorino Respighi