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Week of February 24, 2014

WDR Symphony Orchestra
Jukka-Pekka Saraste — Conductor
Nikolaj Znaider — violin

SymphonyCast 02/24/2014 (Hour 1)
SymphonyCast 02/24/2014 (Hour 2)

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TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto, Op. 35

PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 3, Op. 44

Symphony No. 3
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Brahms the Four Symphonies
Avie 2051

He may not be as recognizable in the U.S. as two of his classmates - Esa Pekka Salonen (former LA Philharmonic conductor) or Osmo Vanska (former Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra), but the reputation of Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Sarasate is just as great in Canada, Norway and Finland.

Mihoko Kubo of Thousand Oaks, CA won this week's Encore Contest by correctly identifying the "Gavotte en Rondeau" from Johann Sebastian Bach's Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006 .

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Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Nikolaj Znaider
Nikolaj Znaider
Pitor Tchaikovsky
Pitor Tchaikovsky
Sergie Prokofiev
Sergie Prokofiev