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A symphony of glorious contradictions

Beethoven's Symphony No. 4: It's delicate, but with an undercurrent of aggression. It looks back to the familiar, yet it's the very definition of avant garde. A symphony of glorious contradictions, from a concert just outside Washington D.C., on Thursday's Performance Today.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

George Gershwin (arr. Raimundo Penaforte): Three Preludes: Prelude No. 1
Eroica Trio
Eroica Trio
EMI 556482

George Gershwin (arr. Percy Grainger): Love Walked In
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano
Rockport Music, Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring, Part II: The Sacrifice
The Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vanska, conductor
Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN

Johannes Brahms: Tragic Overture in D minor, Op. 81
Nashville Symphony; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Nashville Symphony, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN

Hour 2

Ludwig van Beethoven: 12 Contretanzes Nos. 1- 4, 11-12
Swedish Chamber Orchestra; Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
Beethoven: Complete Orchestral Works
Simax PSC1281

David Lang: wed
Conrad Tao, piano
Interlochen Presents, Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, Interlochen, MI

Jacques Ibert: Deux Interludes suivi de Carillon
Les Amies Trio: Nancy Allen, harp; Cynthia Phelps, viola; Carol Wincenc, flute
San Antonio Chamber Music Society, Temple Beth-El, San Antonio, TX

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4, Op 60
National Festival Orchestra; Asher Fisch, conductor
The University of Maryland, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD

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