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Celebrating 100 years of the Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra is one of the top orchestras in the country, and they've consistently held that ranking over the course of several generations. On this episode of Performance Today, join us for a special tribute to the Cleveland Orchestra.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Antonin Dvorak: Legends, No. 5
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor
Dvorak: Symphonic Variations, Scherzo capriccioso, Legends
Supraphon 3533

H. Leslie Adams: Twelve Etudes: Movement 1 G Minor
Maria Corley, piano
H. Leslie Adams - 12 Etudes - Maria Corley, piano
Albany 639

Antonin Dvorak: Sonatina for violin and piano in G major, Op. 100
James Ehnes, violin; Orion Weiss, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K595: Movmements 2-3
The Cleveland Orchestra; Mitsuko Uchida, piano and director
Mitsuko Uchida - The Cleveland Orchestra - Mozart
London/Decca 15498

Hour 2

Franz Schubert: Six Moments Musicaux, D. 780: Movement 4 Moderato
Shai Wosner, piano
The Frederic Chopin Society, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Oberon
Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell, conductor
George Szell - The Cleveland Orchestra- The Complete Columbia Album Collection
Sony BC 1259 CD 58

Franz Schubert (arr. George Szell): Octet in F Major, D.803: Movements 3, 5, 6
Robert Marcellus, clarinet; Myron Bloom, horn; George Goslee, bassoon; Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell, conductor
George Szell Centeinnial
Cleveland Orchestra 97

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurmberg: Prelude to Act I
Cleveland Orchestra; Franz Welser-Most, conductor
Wagner: Wesendonck-Lieder; Preludes And Overtures
DG 4778773

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