Connections

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Exploring the often surprising links between concepts, themes and people in classical music, from medieval to modern

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Saturday, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
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Saturday, September 10, 2016 Permalink

The Opening Connection

Conductor Solielson Goethe

 

The French, as they say, have a word for it, and it means “opening.”  And just as an open door ushers you into a home or business, this particular opening ushers you into an on-stage world of comedy or drama—and sometimes both.

In this hour, the stories behind famous overtures by Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Offenbach, Strauss, and Bernstein.

Playlist

4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
J. Strauss: Fledermaus Overture BUY Bavarian State Orchestra; Carlos Kleiber, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 457 765-2
4:01 p.m.
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro - Overture BUY Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; James Levine, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 431 619-2
4:06 p.m.
Rossini: The Barber of Seville (highlights) BUY Budapest Failoni Chamber Orchestra; Will Humburg, conductor
Naxos 8.553436
4:14 p.m.
Beethoven: "Fidelio, Op. 72 - Overture" BUY Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell, conductor
Sony SBK 63062
4:20 p.m.
Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander - Overture BUY Swedish Chamber Orchestra; Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
BIS Records BIS-2022
4:30 p.m.
Beethoven: "Fidelio, Op. 72 - Overture" BUY Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell, conductor
Sony SBK 63062
4:31 p.m.
Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld - Overture BUY Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra; Alexander Faris, conductor
Classics for Pleasure 75999 2 4
4:40 p.m.
J. Strauss: Fledermaus Overture BUY Bavarian State Orchestra; Carlos Kleiber, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 457 765-2
4:48 p.m.
Neilsen: Maskarade - Overture BUY Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Myung-Whun Chung, conductor
BIS Records BIS-CD-321
4:53 p.m.
Copland: Candide Overture BUY Los Angeles Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 413 324-2
4:57 p.m.
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro - Overture BUY Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; James Levine, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 431 619-2


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