Sunday, December 21, 2014

Life, Life, Love

Philadelphia Orchestra on the Radio

Lisa Batiashvili plays Bartok´s "First Violin Concerto."
Lisa Batiashvili plays Bartok's "First Violin Concerto." ANJA FRERS / Deutsche Grammophon

Sunday at 1 p.m., WRTI-FM (90.1) presents a Philadelphia Orchestra concert from May, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the Verizon Hall podium to conduct Barber's Adagio for Strings, an ethereal meditation that has become an iconic piece of 20th-century American music; Bartok's First Violin Concerto, played by Lisa Batiashvili, one of the world's most sought-after violinists; and that imposing orchestral cathedral of sound, Bruckner's Symphony No. 9 - his last work, left unfinished, which he dedicated to "Almighty God!"

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