Concerts from the Library of Congress
Sundays @ 7PM

Concerts from the Library of Congress is now in its 90th year of broadcasts from historic Coolidge Auditorium.  Host Bill McGlaughlin delves into the Library's music collections, rediscovering manuscripts, instruments and artifacts that tell the stories behind the music.  This season's outstanding performers include the St. Lawrence Quartet, mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, Apollo's Fire and the Handel and Haydn Society.

7/15

Borromeo Quartet

Bela Bartok:  Quartet No. 5
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Cavatina from String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130

7/22

Apollo's Fire
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Amanda Forsythe, soprano

Marco Uccellini (arr. Sorrell):  Aria quinta, sopra la Bergamasca
George Frideric Handel:  "Il primo ardor" from Ariodante, HWV 33
George Frideric Handel:  Grave from Oboe Concerto No. 3, HWV 287
George Frideric Handel:  "Geloso tormento" from Almira, HWV 1
Antonio Vivaldi:  Concerto for Four Violins in B minor, RV 580
George Frideric Handel:  "Piangero? la sorte mia" from Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17
Henry Purcell: "If Love's a Sweet Passion" from The Fairy Queen

7/29

Robert Schumann:  Humoreske, Op. 20
Richard Goode, piano

Robert Schumann:  Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47
Daniel Hope, violin;  Paul Neubauer, viola;  David Finckel, cello;  Wu Han, piano

8/5

Cellist Alban Gerhardt and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott
Cellist Amit Peled and pianist Noreen Polera
Cellist Lynn Harrell and pianist Victor Santiago Ascuncion

Samuel Barber:  Cello Sonata, Op. 6
Ernest Bloch:  From Jewish Life
Franz Schubert:  Sonata in A minor, D. 821 "Arpeggione"

8/12

Handel and Haydn Society
Harry Christophers, conductor

Works by William Byrd, Thomas Linley and Johann Sebastian Bach
Gabriela Lena Frank:  My angel, his name is freedom

8/19

Ensemble Intercontemporain
Matthias Pintscher, conductor

Alban Berg:  Chamber Concerto for piano, violin and 13 winds

8/26

Calefax Wind Quintet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Serenade in B-flat Major, K. 361 "Gran Partita"
Dmitri Shostakovich:  Excerpts from Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87
Conlon Nancarrow (arr. Raaf Hekkema):  Excerpts from Selected Studies for Player Piano
Cesar Franck (arr. Jelte Althuis):   Prélude, fugue et variation, Op. 18
Johannes Ockeghem (arr. Raaf Hekkema):  Mort, tu as navré de ton dart
Richard Strauss (arr. Olivier Boekhoorn):  Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op. 28