Sounds of the seasons
June 13, 2008
It's winter in the southern hemisphere now. Here in the north, we'll have to rely on violinist Joshua Bell to provide our icicles. He'll perform "Winter" from Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" in Indiana. We'll also hear music inspired by the beauty of all the seasons, from Tchaikovsky's April in Russia to Astor Piazzolla's "Four Seasons of Buenos Aires."
Etude for the Left Hand Alone, Op. 36
Pianist Michael Ponti
Sir Edward Elgar:
Third movement from Violin Sonata in E Minor, Op. 82, and "Salut d'Amore," Op. 12
Violinist Nai-Yuan Hu and pianist John Lenehan
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Piano Concerto No. 12 in A, K. 414
Pianist and conductor Maurizio Pollini with the Vienna Philharmonic
"El mirar de la Maja" ("The Gaze of the Maja")
Mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson and pianist Steven Blier
Fourth movement from Trio for violin, cello, and piano, Op. 50, H. 140
Violinist Jennifer Frautschi, cellist Jiri Barta and pianist Daniel del Pino
"Scon eilet froh der Ackersmann" from "The Seasons," Hob. 21/3
Baritone Thomas Quasthoff with Staatskapelle Dresden and conductor Sebastian Weigle
"Ranunculus" from "Airs for the Seasons"
"Winter" from "The Four Seasons"
Violinist and conductor Joshua Bell with the Indiana University Festival Orchestra
"The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires"
Violinist and conductor Andres Cardenes with the Strings Chamber Orchestra
"October (Autumn's Song)" Op. 37b, No. 10, and "April (The Snowdrop)" from "The Seasons," Op. 37b, No. 4
Violist Helen Callus and pianist Robert Koenig