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The persistent princess

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May 05, 2021

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

Guadalupe Trigo, arr. Jorge Cordoba: Mi Ciudad
Chicago a cappella; Benjamin Rivera, conductor
Chicago a cappella, Wentz Concert Hall, Naperville, IL

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World': Mvts. 2-4
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana; Markus Poschner, conductor
Stelio Molo Auditorium, RSI, Lugano, Switzerland

Piano Puzzler: Contestant: Lorelei Costa from Kitty Hawk, NC

Julio Morales: De sur a norte
Chicago a cappella; Benjamin Rivera, conductor
Chicago a cappella, Wentz Concert Hall, Naperville, IL

Hour 2

Frederick II, King of Prussia: Flute Concerto No. 3 in C major: III. Allegro assai
Konrad Hunteler, flute; Cappella Coloniensis; Ulf Bjorlin, conductor
Album: Berlin Castles (Music From) - Graun, J.G. - Frederick Ii - Benda, F. - Quantz, J.J. - August Wilhelm - Janitsch, J.G. - Bach, C.P.E.
Capriccio

Alan Fletcher: Violin Concerto
Daniel Hope, violin; Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Savannah Music Festival, Yamacraw Center for the Performing Arts, Savannah, GA

Florent Schmitt: Sonatine en trio, Op. 85
Todd Skitch, flute; Laura Ardan, clarinet; Julie Coucheron, piano
Atlanta Chamber Players & Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA

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