April 2, 2008
Enigma in toronto
Whatever the enigma is behind Sir Edward Elgar's "Enigma Variations" - and we've had theories posited on "Performance Today" - it's still magnificent music, a grand showcase for an outstanding orchestra. Peter Oundjian will lead one, the Toronto Symphony, at a concert in Toronto.
Performance Today audio is available for seven days following broadcast.
"Songs Without Words," Nos. 2 and 3, Op. 19
Pianist Daniel Barenboim
Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 107 ("Reformation")
The Liege Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Pascal Rophe
Philharmonic Hall, Liege, Belgium
"The Piano Puzzler"
This week's contestant is Jim Little from West Hartford, Connecticut
Prelude No. 3 from Five Preludes for Solo Guitar
Guitarist David Leisner
Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Rockport, Massachusetts
"A Lover's Tears at the Tomb of His Beloved"
The Brentano String Quartet
Katzin Concert Hall, Tempe, Arizona
"Cor mio, mentre vi miro" and "Io mi son giovinetta"
The Atlantic Brass Quintet
Faith Presbyterian Church, Sun City, Arizona
"Carillon" from "L'Arlesienne" Suite No. 1
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra with conductor Andrew Davis
Yu Shi Wang
Pianist Yundi Li
Festspielhaus, Baden-Baden, Germany
Rondo from Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano
Oboist Christian Wetzel, bassoonist Dag Jensen and pianist Andreas Bach
Spannungen Chamber Music Festival, Heimbach, Germany
Sir Edward Elgar
"Enigma Variations," Op. 36
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra with conductor Peter Oundjian
Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, Ontario
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Church Sonata in E-flat, K. 67, and Church Sonata in F, K. 244
Violinist Ani Kavafian and Tien-Hsin Wu, cellist Peter Wiley and organist James Welch
Music@Menlo, Palo Alto, California