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Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra - Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Bach, Beethoven

Penny Gore concludes a week of concert recordings by the Minnesota Orchestra and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, featuring music by Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Beethoven.

Penny Gore concludes a week of concert recordings from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Today the focus is on the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, with two full concerts. The first features works by Dvorak, Walton and Mendelssohn; in the second, the innovative pianist Jeremy Denk joins the orchestra to play Bach and Beethoven, and conduct music by Shostakovich. In between the two concerts, there's chamber music from members of the orchestra, performing a clarinet trio by American composer Paul Schoenfield.

2pm
Dvorak: Romance in F minor, Op 11
Walton: Sonata for Strings
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 4 in A major, Op 90 (Italian)
Maureen Nelson (violin)
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

3.10pm
Paul Schoenfield: Trio for clarinet, violin and piano
Members of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra:
Alexander Fiterstein (clarinet), Francisco Fullana (violin), Timothy Lovelace (piano)

3.40pm
J S Bach: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903
Shostakovich (arr. Barshai): Chamber Symphony in F major, Op 73a (based on String Quartet No 3)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 4 in G major, Op 58
Jeremy Denk (piano/conductor)
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

The US twin cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul have a long tradition of first class music making, and all this week Penny Gore introduces, on Afternoon Concert, recordings of their flagship ensembles, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra. Today, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra showcases the talented players among its ranks with Dvorak's Romance in F minor, featuring solo violin, and contemporary American Composer Paul Schoenfield's virtuosic Trio for clarinet, violin and piano.

In the second of today's complete concerts, one of the Orchestra's Artistic Partners, the pianist Jeremy Denk, presents one of his typically eclectic programmes, including solo keyboard music by Johann Sebastian Bach, an orchestral arrangement of one of Shostakovich's String Quartets, and Beethoven's ever-popular Fourth Piano Concerto.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Romance In F Minor, Op.11

    Performer: Maureen Nelson.
  • William Walton

    Sonata For String Orchestra

    Orchestra: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony No. 4 In A Major, Op.90 (Italian)

    Performer: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
  • Paul Schoenfield

    Trio For Clarinet, Violin and Piano

    Performer: Alexander Fiterstein. Performer: Fancisco Fullana. Orchestra: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Ensemble: Timothy Lovelace.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903

    Performer: Jeremy Denk.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Chamber Symphony in F major, Op 73a, based on String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op 73

    Orchestra: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Jeremy Denk.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano concerto No 4 In G Major, Op 58

    Performer: Jeremy Denk. Orchestra: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
  • Richard Wagner

    Pilgrim's Chorus (Tannhauser)

    Performer: Jeremy Denk. Music Arranger: Donald Lambert.

Credits

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra
Performer BBC Symphony Chorus

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