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Performance Today - September 9, 2021


September 09, 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

Cecile Chaminade: Nocturne
Peter Jacobs, piano
Album: Chaminade: Piano Music 2
Hyperion 66706

Paul Dukas: La Peri
Texas Festival Orchestra | Perry So, conductor
Round Top Festival Institute, Festival Concert Hall, Round Top, TX

Traditional Scottish, arr. Alasdair Fraser: Gloomy Winter's Noo Awa'- Giga de Tenerife
Rachell Wong, violin | Nicholas Mariscal, cello
Heifetz International Music Institute, Francis Auditorium, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA

Cecile Chaminade: Le Matin et le Soir, Op. 79
Nancy Cooper, piano | Barbara Blegen, piano
University of Montana Music Recital Hall, Missoula, MT

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.

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, 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, First Congregational Church, Webster Groves, MO