Week of December 22, 2008
Ton Koopman, conductor
Joshua Smith, flute
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Telemann: Suite No. 3 from Tafelmusik
C.P.E. Bach: Flute Concerto in A major
Haydn: Symphony No. 94 (“Surprise”)
Someone once said that gentleness is the greatest evidence of strength, and if that's true, then The Cleveland Orchestra is one of the mightiest in the land. Their big, glorious 100-member band is pared back here to just a few dozen players. But when the musicians are this good, you see what strength lies in this gentleness.
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Georg Frederick Telemann
Franz Josef Haydn