Week of January 16, 2012
Hans Graf, conductor
Vadim Repin, violin
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RESPIGHI: Fontane di Roma
PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 2
RACHMANINOV: Symphony No. 1
BRAHMS: Tragic Overture, Op. 81 –Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (Philips 442068) BRAHMS The Symphonies
Nothing is worse than having your life determined by people who show up unprepared, and that's exactly what happened to Rachmaninov. At the first performance of his first symphony, the conductor showed up drunk and the orchestra hadn't practiced. In the words of Homer Simpson, "D'oh!"
Enter this week's Encore Contest
A of Troy, AL won this week's contest by id'ing Schubert's Erlking. Congratulations, Catherine!
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