Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Shunning Advice From Classical WETA-FM, American Soprano Superstar Renee Fleming Wows Nobel Prize Celebration Audiences With American Classical Music

American Public Media's SymphonyCast

Week of March 25, 2007

2006 Nobel Prize Concert
Renée Fleming and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Lawrence Renes, conductor
Renée Fleming, soprano

Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20, symphonic poem
Strauss: Final scene from 'Capriccio'
Verdi: Overture to 'La forza del destino'
Verdi: Lenora's Cavatina, from 'Il Trovatore'
Puccini: Intermezzo, from 'Manon Lescaut'
Puccini: O, mio babbino caro, from 'Gianni Schicchi'
Puccini: Vissi d'arte, from 'Tosca'
Bernstein: Overture to 'Candide'
Gershwin: Summertime, from 'Porgy and Bess'
Porter: So in Love, from 'Kiss Me, Kate'
Korngold: 'Ich soll ihn niemals niemals mehr seh'n', from 'Die Kathrin'
Strauss: Cäcilie, op. 27/2
Schubert: Ave Maria


"Each December, just before the Nobel Prizes are awarded, there's a very special concert in the royal city of Stockholm. The concert honors the contributions that Nobel laureates have made to the world. Last year Renée Fleming made her first trip to Sweden to sing for the event. Lawrence Renes and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra accompanied Renée's luminous voice for an extraordinary performance of works by Strauss, Puccini, Gershwin, and a few classic jazz numbers."

Source: American Public Media.

The initials FDR, alone, once stood for a past American courage, public culture, and idealism. A central figure of the 20th century, FDR has consistently been ranked as one of the three greatest U.S. presidents in scholarly surveys.


Karl Weigl's Symphony #5 "The Apocalyptic" was dedicated to the memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Photo credit: (c) Tom Powers and www.geocities.com. With thanks.


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