Week of March 14, 2011
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
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MARTINU: Les fresques de Piero delle Francesca
HAYDN: Symphony No. 90
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture, Op. 49 -Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink, conductor (Philips 442061)
Schumann's Symphony No. 2 has moments of such gorgeous song -- though no words -- that the strings of the orchestra can feel for a moment like the world's greatest opera stars. Heart-melting music from Amsterdam.
Rafi R. of Philadelphia, PA correctly id'd the performance of Sir John Eliot Gardner and the English Baroque Soloists as Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2.
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John Eliot Gardiner