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Saturday Afternoon Classical for June 27, 2009

This week, we start with an hour of music by Beethoven (the First Symphony and the Op.95 String Quartet); then an hour of music by Czech composers (Antonin Vranicky's Violin Concerto in C, and the Violin Sonata in D minor by Vitezslav Novak). In the 3:00 hour, pianist Gyorgy Cziffra playing some Liszt Transcendental Etudes, and Debussy's Trio in G for piano, violin and cello.

1pm-2pm

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1 in C, op.21 (live recording by the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic conducted by historic-performance-practice specialist Frans Bruggen) Radio Netherlands "QuattroLive" QL-2008-01

BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in F minor, Op.95, played by the Pavel Haas Quartet in a recording released with a recent issue of BBC Music Magazine (BBC MM-305)

2pm-3pm

ANTONIN VRANICKY (1761-1820): Violin Concerto in C (Gabriela Demeterova, violinist and conductor of the Prague Chamber Orchestra) Supraphon SU-3977-2

VITEZSLAV NOVAK (1870-1949): Sonata for Violin and Piano in D minor (1891) (Ivan Zenaty, violin; Martin Kasik, piano) Supraphon SU-3978-2

3pm-4pm

LISZT: Transcendental Etudes--No. 1 in C (Preludio); No.2 in A minor, "Fusees;" No. 8 in C, "Wilde Jagd;" No. 9 in Ab, "Ricordanza;" and No.11 in Bb, "Harmonies du Soir" (Gyorgy Cziffra, piano, recorded in 1957/58) Urania URN 22.386

DEBUSSY: Piano Trio in G (performed Ensemble Vivant) Opening Day Recordings ODR-9379