Poster Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia
Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia
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The persistent princess

Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia had a tyrannical father who punished her for playing music. Her life didn't get any easier when her father died, but music remained her secret source of comfort. On today's show, hear the Flute Sonata in F Major by Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Joaquin Turina: Circulo Op. 91: Movement 1 Amanecer
Lincoln Trio: Desiree Ruhstrat, violin; David Cunliffe, cello; Marta Aznavoorian, piano
Turina: Chamber Music For Strings And Piano
Cedille 1450

Frederic Chopin: Etude Op. 10, No. 3, in E major
Jenny Chen, piano
Tippet Rise, The Olivier Music Barn, Fishtail, MT

Joaquin Turina: Danzas fantasticas
Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Oregon Symphony, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR

Peter Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 3 in E-flat minor, Op. 30 (selected movements)
Dover Quartet
Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

Hour 2

Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder: Traume
Jonas Kaufmann, tenor; Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin; Donald Runnicles, conductor
Kaufmann Wagner
Decca 1802802

Franz Liszt: Tarantella from venezia e napoli s.159
Sun-A Park, piano
Lake George Music Festival, Tannery Pond Community Center, Lake George, NY

Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia: Flute Sonata in F Major
Sylvan Trio
First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, First Congregational Church, Webster Groves, MO

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in Amajor, Op. 92 (excerpts)
Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra; Donald Runnicles, conductor
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

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