Poster Conductor Giovanni Antonini
Conductor Giovanni Antonini
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Giovanni Antonini & Il Giardino Armonico

Forty years ago, conductor Giovanni Antonini helped launch a musical movement by playing works from 300 years ago as we think they might have been originally played. Antonini and his group, Il Giardino Armonico, are on the way in concert on today's episode of PT.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Nino Rota: Sonata for flute and harp: Movement 1 Allegro molto moderato
Christina Smith, flute | Elisabeth Remy Johnson, harp
Album: Encantamiento
ACA Digital Recording, Inc

Cecile Chaminade: Capriccio for Violin and Piano, Op. 18
Arnaud Sussmann, violin | Anton Nel, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

Giovanni Legrenzi: Sonata 'La cetra'
Il Giardino Armonico | Giovanni Antonini, conductor
Actus Humanus Festival, Artus Court, Gdansk, Poland

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major K.299
Angela Jones-Reus, flute | Elisabeth Remy Johnson, harp | Grand Teton Festival Orchestra | Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

Hour 2

Johannes Rusten: O Fredrik, O Fredrik
Danish String Quartet
Album: Wood Works
Dacapo 226081

Witold Lutoslawski: Symphonic Variations
The Orchestra Now | Leon Botstein, conductor
Bard College and The Orchestra Now, Sosnoff Theatre at The Fisher Center for The Performing Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

George Walker: Piano Sonata No. 5
Roman Rabinovich, piano
ChamberFest Cleveland, Cultural Arts Center at Disciples Church, Cleveland Heights, OH

Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D 810 "Death and the Maiden": Movements 1-2
Danish String Quartet
String Theory at the Hunter, The Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN

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