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Love Greetings:

Wednesday, February 14, 7:00 PM:

Join Mark Perzel for Love Greetings, a two-hour special that provides the perfect backdrop for your romantic Valentine's Day celebration.

Featuring lush classical music and wonderful romantic poetry, Love Greetings couples melodies that are bold, passionate and affirming with gentler tunes that play like soft musical caresses. Not all of these pieces were written with love in mind, but each of the melodies will touch your heart.

Included will be Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21; Elgar’s Love’s Greeting; Lizst’s Dreams of Love #3; Puccini’s O Mio Babbino Caro; Canzone of Love by Bodorova, and many more.


Part 1:

Edward Elgar
Love's Greeting
Nigel Kennedy, violin; Peter Pettinger, piano

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Paganini Variation #18
City of Birmingham Symphony
Simon Rattle, conductor; Cecile Ousset, piano

Leo Delibes
Lakme: Flower Duet
Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra
Richard Bonynge, conductor; Joan Sutherland and Jane Berbie

Aram Khachaturian
Adagio of Spartacus & Phrygia
Kirov Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, conductor

Alexander Borodin
Nocturne for String Quartet #2
Takacs Quartet

Antonio Vivaldi
The Four Seasons: Winter: Largo
Amsterdam Guitar Trio

Pietro Mascagni
Cavaleria Intermezzo
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi, conductor

Part 2:

Joaquin Rodrigo
Aranjuez Concerto: Adagio
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Goran Sollscher, guitar

Jules Massenet
Thais: Meditation
National Philharmonic
Richard Bonynge, conductor; Nigel Kennedy, violin

Giacomo Puccini
Gianni Schicchi: O Mio Babbino Caro
London Philharmonic Orchestra
John Pritchard, conductor; Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano

Michel Colombier
Emmanuel
English Chamber Orchestra
Andrew Litton, conductor; Branford Marsalis, saxophone

Part 3:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto #21: Andante
London Symphony Orchestra
Claudio Abbado, conductor; Rudolf Serkin, piano

Malcom Arnold
Four Scottish Dancers: Allegretto
The Philharmonia
Bryden Thomson, conductor

Fritz Kreisler
Love's Sorrow
Pinchas Zuckerman, violin; Marc Neikrug, piano

Peter Tchaikovsky
Romeo & Juliet: Love Theme
Philharmonia Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach
Piano Concerto #5: Largo
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Neville Marriner, conductor; Andrei Gavrilov, piano

Sylvie Bodorova
Canzone of Love
Prague Chamber Orchestra
Jiri Behlohlavek, conductor; Lubomir Brabec, guitar

Part 4:

Joseph Canteloube
Songs of the Auvergne: Bailero
English Chamber Orchestra
Jeffrey Tate, conductor; Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano

Franz Liszt
Love Dream #3
Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Piano Concerto #2: Andante
Royal Philharmonic
Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor; Helen Grimaud, piano

Johann Pachelbel
Canon
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

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