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September 29, 2008

The Best of the Best

Last week in London, Gramophone magazine handed out its annual Gramophone awards for the best classical recordings of the year. In addition to the usual categories, they gave a special award for the best recording of the last 30 years. Tune in to Performance Today to find out who the surprise winner was.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Allegro from the Quartet in C Minor for Strings Op. 18, No. 4
    The Brentano String Quartet
  • Joseph Haydn
    String Quartet in G, Op. 64, No. 4, Hob. III:66
    The Brentano String Quartet
    Wortham Theater Center, Houston
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Largo from Sonata in C, BWV 1005
    Violinist Hilary Hahn
    Grand Studio, Hanover, Germany
  • Camille Saint-Saens
    "Rapsodie d'Auvergne," Op. 73
    Pianist Stephen Hough with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and conductor Sakari Oramo
  • Nicola Matteis
    "Ground after the Scotch Humour"
    Chatham Baroque
    Synod Hall, Oakland, Pennsylvania
  • James Oswald
    "Oh Mother, What Shall I Do"
    Chatham Baroque
    Synod Hall, Oakland, Pennsylvania
  • Roy Williamson and Gabriela Montero
    Improvisation on "Flower of Scotland"
    Pianist Gabriela Montero
    Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

hour 2

  • Alexander Glazunov
    "Chant du Menestrel," Op. 71
    Cellist Mischa Maisky with the Orchestra of Paris and conductor Semyon Bychkov
  • Claude Debussy
    "Jeux"
    The Cleveland Orchestra with conductor Franz Welser-Most
    Severance Hall, Cleveland
  • Anton Rubinstein
    "Night," Op. 48/8
    Cellist Mischa Maisky and pianist Lily Maisky
    Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    "Frenzied Nights," Op. 60/6
    Cellist Mischa Maisky and pianist Lily Maisky
    Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
    "How Fair this Spot," Op. 21, No. 7
    Cellist Mischa Maisky and pianist Lily Maisky
    Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D, BWV 1069
    The Philadelphia Orchestra with conductor Bernard Labadie
    Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia
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