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Saturday Afternoon Classical

This week you'll hear Mozart's "Posthorn" Serenade; Nielsen's Symphony No.4, "The Inextinguishable," and the String Quartet No.3 by Brahms.

Featured this week, Gliere's sprawling Symphony No.3, "Il'ya Murometz." Also: music for violin by Mozart and Respighi, and a piano sonata by Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee.

Visit www.http://classical24.publicradio.org/listings/ for this afternoon's playlist, which includes Liszt's Piano Sonata; a sinfonia by C.P.E. Bach; Mozart's Horn Concerto No.1; and much more.

This week you'll hear a cello sonata by Beethoven, Schumann's "Carnaval" suite for piano, a string quartet by Janacek, Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No.3, "Prometheus" by Liszt, and a flute concerto by Mercadante.

Featured this week: piano variations by Mozart; one of Beethoven's "Razumovsky" string quartets; the Piano Concerto No.2 by Brahms; Boieldieu's Harp Concerto; and the "West Side Story" Symphonic Dances by Leonard Bernstein.

This afternoon, a symphony from 1900 by Volkmar Andreae, and a gigantic piano sonata from early in the 19th century by Anton Liste. Also: Richard Strauss's "Death and Transfiguration," and the Symphony No.40 by Mozart.

Beethoven specialist Rudolf Buchbinder has released a set of the five Beethoven Piano Concertos on which he directs the Vienna Philharmonic from the keyboard--we'll hear the Concerto No.4. Also: a flute concerto by Mercadante; piano music by Liszt; a violin sonata by Mozart; and a symphony by Niels Gade.

Today, Anne Akiko Meyers's new recording of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons"; Alisa Weilerstein's new CD of the Dvorak Cello Concerto; and Simone Dinnerstein's new CD of Bach's "Inventions and Sinfonias."

This week we'll hear Richard Strauss's "Also Sprach Zarathustra;" "Intimate Letters," a string quartet by Janacek; Dvorak's 5th Symphony; and Beethoven's 1st Cello Sonata.

Featured this week: Anton Rubinstein's Symphony No.6 and the Symphony No.8 by Dvorak. Also: the Harp Concerto by Ginastera, and concertos by Mercadante and Platti.

Handel wasn't the only Baroque composer to write a famous "Water Music" Suite--today you'll hear one by Telemann. Also: Schubert's "Tragic" Symphony, No.4; a Beethoven Piano Sonata; Bach's Solo Violin Partita No.3; and the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto.

Today, a Beethoven cello sonata; a suite for piano by Enesco; Smetana's string quartet "From My Life;" Dohnanyi's orchestral suite "Ruralia hungarica;" a piano sonata by Mozart; and the Symphony No.1 ("Sinfonie serieuse") by Berwald.

Two major orchestral works bookend this afternoon's show: Bruckner's 4th Symphony and the Piano Concerto No.1 by Brahms. In between there's a piano sonata by Beethoven and a trio by Borodin.

Today, music for the Christmas season with Malcolm Arnold's "Commonwealth Christmas Overture;" Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite;" and a Pastorale for brass by early 18th-century Italian composer Gaetano Schiassi. Also: Schubert's Four Impromptus for piano; and Mahler's 5th Symphony.

This afternoon it's a piano sonata by Beethoven; Dvorak's "American" Quartet; the Cello Concerto by Khachaturian; a violin concerto by Vanhal; and chamber music by Brahms and Rick Sowash.

Today's program includes the Piano Concerto No.1 by Brahms; the "Peacock" Variations by Kodaly; a violin sonata by Niels Gade; and "The Protecting Veil" for cello and orchestra by Sir John Tavener.

Bruckner's 3rd and Beethoven's 2nd Symphonies are featured this afternoon, along with a Mozart violin sonata and a string quartet by Arriaga.

Two "Fifths" today: the Fifth Symphonies of Schubert and Glazunov. Also: Bartok's Piano Concerto No.2; Beethoven's "Appassionata" piano sonata; and Barber's String Quartet.

This afternoon we're featuring symphonies by Haydn (the "Oxford," No.92) and Mendelssohn (the "Italian," No.4). Also: Brahms' Piano Concerto No.2; a cello sonata by Beethoven, and music for two pianos by Clementi.

Featured this afternoon: a duet for flute and guitar by Luigi Legnani; a symphony by Clementi; Schubert's final piano sonata; a piano trio by Schumann; and Rachmaninoff's symphonic poem "The Isle of the Dead."

This week, an orchestral suite by American composer John Knowles Paine based on Shakespeare; Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No.3; Schubert's "Death and the Maiden" String Quartet; music by Handel arranged for guitar; and Bruch's Violin Concerto No.1.

This afternoon, music for piano 4-hands by Schubert; a symphony by Spohr; Beethoven's 1st Cello Sonata; Jascha Heifetz's arrangement of music from Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess;" and the "Impostor Concerto" for banjo and orchestra by Bela Fleck.

Today, a symphony by Clementi; music for viola by Ernest Bloch; a cello concerto by Myslivecek; a piano sonata by Marcel Tyberg; and tenor Jonas Kaufmann in music by Verdi.

Today, a symphony by Louis Spohr; Schubert's String Quintet in C; a symphony by American composer John Knowles Paine; and a first hearing of Placido Domingo's new CD of Verdi baritone arias and scenes.