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1 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #29: Drawn from the source2011-10-07 15:30:00
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2 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #28: A Rhine journey2011-10-07 15:24:00
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3 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #27: Changing tides2011-10-07 15:18:00
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Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #27: Changing tides

A tribute to European unity in this concert, where pianist Jeno Jando delivers a performance full of contrasts and surprises in 'Variations on a Children's Song' by Erno Dohnanyi.Erno Dohnanyi Variations on a children's song for piano and orchestra, op. 25 Jeno Jando, piano Dohnanyi Orchestra Budafok Conductor: Gabor Hollerung MP3 recorded at the University of Bonn on October 3, 2011 by Deutsche Welle (DW) The 2011 Beethovenfest celebrated Franz Liszt and the music of Hungary, the composer's home country - reason enough to invite Budapest's young and spirited Dohnanyi Orchestra Budafok. The ensemble was also invited to celebrate German Unity Day on October 3 and the key role Hungary played in ultimately bringing down the Iron Curtain. Beginning in late spring of 1989, Hungarian reformers and activists began taking apart their country's fortified border with Austria. Their actions resulted in the first breach of the fortifications separating eastern and western Europe, helping set the stage for the peaceful revolutions in Germany and other countries months later. "That is really a matter of pride for us because we had the courage to bring about change, but none of us expected that so much would happen so fast!" conductor Gabor Hollerung said. The October 3 program paid special tribute to the music of Hollerung's homeland, including a work written by his orchestra's namesake, composer Erno Dohnanyi. The second part of the group's name, Budafok, stems from the Budapest district Budafok-Teteny, which helped support the establishment of the orchestra. Dohnanyi's temperamental "Variations on a Children's Song" is a bit like the changing tides of history as it shifts among moods, from bright, playful - even banal - to dramatic and mysterious. The work imitates or cites a hodge-podge of compositions, including Kodaly's "Viennese Musical Clock," Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 and the central melody in the work, "Twinkle, twinkle, little star." Listen as pianist Jeno Jando masterfully brings each variation to life in this Beethovenfest performance. Author: Greg Wiser Editor: Rick Fulker…read more

4 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #25: Carmen's life in an hour2011-10-07 15:03:00
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5 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #26: Thundering hooves2011-10-07 10:51:00
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6 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #24: Balkan fireworks2011-10-07 10:42:00
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7 Beethoven and more podcast #23: Gypsy improv2011-10-07 10:28:00
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8 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #22: Full of fire2011-10-07 10:18:00
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9 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #21: Up to speed2011-10-07 10:03:00
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10 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #13: Minimal music to maximum effect2011-09-30 12:45:00
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11 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #19: A grand duet2011-09-30 11:48:00
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12 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #20: Looking back, looking ahead2011-09-30 11:48:00
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13 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #16: Devilish dance2011-09-30 11:47:00
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14 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #17: 19th century rockstar2011-09-30 11:47:00
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15 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #18: Written for a prodigy2011-09-30 11:47:00
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16 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #15: Inner power2011-09-30 11:46:00
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17 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #14: Reich's greatest 'hit'2011-09-30 11:45:00
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18 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #12: A musical army2011-09-23 18:58:00
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19 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #11: Full of nuance2011-09-23 18:48:00
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20 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #10 - Into the future2011-09-23 18:43:00
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