Week of May 16, 2011
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Paavo Järvi, conductor
Alexander Toradze, piano
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LISZT: Mephisto Waltz No. 1
PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto, No. 2
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 in c minor, Op. 67
MUSSORGSKY: mvts from Pictures at an Exhibition -Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi, conductor (Telarc 80705) Paavo Järvi Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra MUSSORGSKY etc.
The first notes of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 are so familiar to so many people that they've almost become a parody to themselves. You can almost imagine people thinking: Is it fate knocking on the door or should I go to the disco? As part of his final year as their Music Director, Paavo Järvi gives a dynamite performance of it with the CSO.
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