Week of March 21, 2011
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor
Lilli Paasikivi, mezzo-soprano
Stuart Skelton, tenor
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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 (ASV 6117) WITCHES' BREW Le Bouillon de la Sorciere Hexenbrau
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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