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Billy Joel: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize


Billy Joel is honored with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The event features performances by the honoree as well as Tony Bennett, Boyz II Men, Michael Feinstein, Gavin DeGraw, Josh Groban, Natalie Maines, John Mellencamp and LeAnn Rimes; and includes a special appearance by Kevin Spacey. The entertainer has scored 33 Top 40 hits, including "She's Got a Way," "Movin' Out" and "You May Be Right," since releasing his first album in 1971. From DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

11:57 pm

Musical Moment #3

Franz Schubert
Gil Shaham (violin) Goeran Soellscher (guitar)

DG 471.568

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11:01 pm

Water Music

George Frideric Handel
Boston Baroque Martin Pearlman (conductor)

Telarc 80594

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10:50 pm

Notturno, Op. 12

Joseph Joachim
Daniel Hope (violin) Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra Sakari Oramo (conductor)

DG 0015312

Daniel Hope
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10:28 pm

Oboe Concerto, H. 468 in E-flat Major

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Ku Ebbinge (oboe) Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra Ton Koopman (conductor)

Warner Classics 463.492

CPE Bach Collection
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10:16 pm

Polonaise in F-sharp Minor, Op. 44

Frédéric Chopin
Maurizio Pollini (piano)

DG 0014190

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Choral Showcase

9:24 pm

Saint Nicolas (A Cantata)

Benjamin Britten
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) Corydon Singers Choristers of St. George's Chapel, Windsor Girls of Warwick University Chamber Choir Choirs of Sevenoaks School and Tonbridge School Choir of Christ Church, Southgate Penshurst Choral Society The Occasional Choir Catherine Edwards (piano) John Alley (piano) John Scott (organ) English Chamber Orchestra Matthew Best (conductor)

Hyperion 66333

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Choral Showcase

9:01 pm

A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28

Benjamin Britten
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge Sir David Willcocks (conductor)

EMI 47709

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8:41 pm

Rhapsody in Blue

George Gershwin
Leonard Bernstein (piano) Los Angeles Philharmonic Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

DG 410.025

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8:11 pm

Cello Concerto #1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb:1

Joseph Haydn
Christine Walevska (cello) English Chamber Orchestra Edo de Waart (conductor)

Brilliant 93782

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