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Mature composers often discover ways to enhance their defined voices and styles that create entirely new sounds. Both Mozart and Brahms fell in love with the clarinet late in their lives and created unparalleled masterpieces. Some of Brahms’s music even gives the impression that the clarinet gave a new purpose to his art. This week will evoke feelings of sadness, but only because these great artists are creating their final works and taking their last bows.

 
Program 1

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3
Excerpt from the funeral march

1:45

Schubert:  Winterreise, D. 911
Das Wirtshaus: Der Leiermann 
Thomas Quasthoff, Baritone
Charles Spencer, Piano
RCA 757143
8:14
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Schubert: The Shepherd on the Rock (Der Hirt auf dem Felsen) D 965
Kathleen Battle,s. Karl Leister, cl. James Levine, pn
DG 419237
11:40
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Schubert: Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956
Adagio; Scherzo (Pesto)- Trio (Andante sostenuto)

Emerson String Quartet. Mstislav Rostropovich, c.
DG 431792
24:42; :39
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Schubert: Schwanengesang, D. 957 Standchen
Thomas Quasthoff, Baritone
Justus Zeyen, Piano
DG 471030
3:36
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Program 2

Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 3. Sz 119
Montreal Symphony Orchestra/Dutoit
Martha Argerich, pn
Warner Classics 94031
24:43
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Debussy: Sonata for violin and piano, L. 140
Menuhin, vl. Britten, pn.
BBC Legends
12:01
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Chausson: Symphony in B flat major, Op. 20
Montreal Symphony  Orchestra/ Dutoit
London/Decca 458010
11:43
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Program 3

Mahler: Symphony No. 10, Final Movement
Berlin Philharmonic/ Rattle
Warner Classics 56972
24:37
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Strauss: Four Last Songs
Vienna Philharmonic/Solti
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, s
London/Decca  001746102
19:16
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Program 4

Brahms: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op 115
Mvt. 1, lll

Ida and Annie Kavafian, v. Steve Tenenbom, vla. Fred Sherry, c. David Shifrin, cl.
Delos 3066
17:55
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Beethoven: String Quartet, Op 135
Emerson String Quartet
DG 000048402
7:27
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Bach: The Musical Offering: Ricercare a 3
Organ
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Berg: Violin Concerto
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/ Levine
Anne-Sophie Mutter, vl
DG 437093
16:06
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Bach: Bach Cantata —O Ewigkeit-Du Donnerwort 
O Eternity—Thou Word of Thunder

Excerpt 
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Program 5

Mozart: The Magic Flute, K 620
Overture: Dreiter Finale, " Papagena! Papagena!,Papagena!

Thomas Allen, Papageno. Ulrike Steinsky, Papagena
Scottish Chamber Orchestra and chorus/ Mackerras
Telarc 80727
14:17
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Mozart: Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
Adagio

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra/Schwarz, c.
David Shifrin, Cl.
Delos 3020
7:56
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Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K 626
Introitus through the Lacrimosa

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Chorus/Shaw
Zieger, ms. Augér, s. Hadley, t. Kraus, b.
28:57
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