The Berlin Wall falls – and a celebration of Dame Joan too!

This Friday, Vivace begins with a delightful piano quartet by Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia and a symphony by Antonio Rosetti.

At 7:30 am, we’ll do our part to mark the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which occurs next Sunday, including an excerpt from a rare recording of cellist Mstislav Rostropovich playing at the Berlin Wall as it was being hacked down.  (Incidentally, do join John Delehanty who will also mark the occasion on Sunday morning, 6-9 am)

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Just after 8 am, we have another treat for you: a special feature on the great opera singer, Dame Joan Sutherland on the 88th anniversary of her birth.  Of course, we’ll hear Dame Joan singing for us, and my colleague, Tim Snider, host of the Sunday Opera Matinee, will also offer some insights into her magic.

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As ever, I hope you’ll join me for an extra-special edition of Vivace, this Friday, 6-9 am, here on WTJU-Charlottesville.

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