Monthly Archives: July 2008

Hope’s Violin

To compliment this morning’s airing of violinist Daniel Hope’s debut recording, here’s video that captured his June, 2008 performance of the finale from Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in e with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding conducting:

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Beethoven Meets Beaker: Pure Joy

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Chopin: Genius or Monster

Chopin: “A moral vampire.” “A strange person…hard to like.” “A political arch-conservative, an artistic and social snob and a dandy who hated contact with the rest of the human race” Curious to learn more? Here’s the article from The Telegraph … Continue reading

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Leon Fleisher: Two Hands, Eighty Years

PIanist Leon Fleisher turns 80 on July 23rd. His musicianship is the stuff of legend, and his personal story is as heartbreaking as it is life affirming. Leon Fleisher was well on his way to conquering the music world at … Continue reading

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Listener Request

We aim to please! Unable to find a recording of this performance in our library for Sunday’s Listener Request Show, the team here at WDAV did manage to come up with this video version for Pat. “Perhaps Love” sung by … Continue reading

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