Weekend of May 17, 2008
Multi-tasking with chopin
Christian Zacharias was an award-winning pianist before he became a conductor. And now he's among the best at pulling double duty, conducting an orchestra while also acting as piano soloist. He'll do that in St. Paul, performing Chopin's Second Piano Concerto with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Performance Today audio is available for seven days following broadcast.
Keyboard Sonata in F-sharp, K. 318
Pianist Christian Zacharias
Introduction, "Hens and Cocks,""The Elephant,""Aquarium" and "Fossils" from "Carnival of the Animals"
Pianist Wu Han and musicians from Music@Menlo
Menlo Presbyterian Church, Menlo Park, California
Flutist Robert Langevin and harpist Nancy Allen
The Kosciusko Foundation, New York City
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21
Pianist and conductor Christian Zacharias with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul
Pianist Adam Neiman
Seattle Chamber Music Society's Summer Festival, Seattle
"Traumerei" from Twelve Virtuoso Studies for Solo Piano, Op. 46, No. 9
Pianist Alan Feinberg
New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York City
Miguel del Aguila
"The Giant Guitar"
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor JoAnn Falletta
Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo
Second movement from Concierto de Aranjuez
Guitarist Masao Tanibe with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor JoAnn Falletta
JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, Buffalo
Nocturne Op. 19 in D Minor
Cellist Nina Kotova with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and conductor Constantine Orbelian
"Holberg" Suite, Op. 40
The Moscow Chamber Orchestra with conductor Constantine Orbelian
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida