Support Performance Today with your Amazon.com purchases
Search Amazon.com:
Keywords:
  • News/Talk
  • Music
  • Entertainment
Performance Today homepage
Samuel Barber

May 26, 2008

Two sides of samuel barber

The disparate moods of Memorial Day - celebrating the unofficial start of summer and honoring those who have died for our country - are reflected in two pieces by Samuel Barber. The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet plays his "Summer Music" in Athens, Georgia. And the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra offers his Adagio for Strings in Denver.

Today's Playlist

Performance Today audio is available for seven days following broadcast.

hour 1

  • Nick Glennie-Smith
    "Mansions of the Lord"
    United States Military Academy Glee Club
  • Samuel Barber
    Adagio for Strings, Op. 11
    The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
    Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Denver
  • Samuel Barber
    "Summer Music" for Woodwind Quintet, Op. 31
    The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
    Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, Georgia
  • Antonio Vivaldi
    Third movement of "Summer" from "The Four Seasons," Op. 8
    Violinist Frederico Braga with the Interpreti Veneziani Baroque Orchestra
    Modlin Center for the Arts, Richmond, Virginia
  • Elinor Remick Warren
    "God Be in My Heart"
    Baritone Thomas Hampson and pianist Craig Rutenberg
    Right Track Studios, New York City
  • Charles Ives
    "In Flanders Fields"
    Baritone Thomas Hampson and pianist Craig Rutenberg
    Right Track Studios, New York City
  • Daniel Bradshaw
    Chaconne
    The Minnesota Orchestra with conductor Osmo Vanska
    Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis
  • Ben Franklin
    String Quartet No. 2 in F for Three Violins and Cello
    The Escher String Quartet
    The New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York City
  • Aaron Copland
    "The Story of Our Town"
    The Utah Symphony Orchestra with conductor Maurice Abravanel

hour 2

  • Traditional
    "Shenandoah"
    The Dale Warland Singers with conductor Dale Warland
  • Eric Ewazen
    "Bridgehampton Suite" for Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello
    Flutist Marya Martin, violinist James Ehnes, violist Kirsten Johnson and cellist Clive Greensmith
    Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Bridgehampton, New York
  • George Antheil
    "A Jazz Symphony"
    The Aspen Chamber Symphony with conductor David Zinman
    Aspen Music Festival and School, Aspen, Colorado
  • George Gershwin
    Lullaby for String Quartet
    The Jupiter String Quartet
    The New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York City
  • George Gershwin
    "Blues" from "An American in Paris"
    The Italian Saxophone Quartet
    Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, California
  • Scott Joplin
    "The Easy Winners"
    The Italian Saxophone Quartet
    Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, California
  • Cole Porter
    "I've Got You Under My Skin"
    The Italian Saxophone Quartet
    Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, California
  • John Ireland
    Andantino from "Summer Evening"
    Pianist Eric Parkin
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Overture to "The Marriage of Figaro"
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic with conductor Charles Dutoit
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
Program Archive



Questions or Comments
Call 1-866-943-4450 or email us.