November 18, 2008
Boy Meets Girl...
William Walton wrote his first symphony while he was in a turbulent romantic relationship. His girlfriend jilted him, and Walton poured his anger and heartbreak into his first symphony. The symphony ends on a happy note, after Walton met a new love. We'll hear the final two movements of the symphony by the Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Simon Rattle.
Performance Today audio is available for seven days following broadcast.
Allegretto in C, D. 346
Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes
Synod Hall, Oakland, Pennsylvania
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto in E-flat, K. 449
Pianist and conductor Leif Ove Andsnes with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Culture and Congress Center, Lucerne, Switzerland
Rondo in A for Flute and String Quartet, D. 438
Flutist Michael Martin Kofler with the Sebastian String Quartet
Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, Zagreb, Croatia
"Piece en Forme de Habanera"
Violist Gyozo Mate and pianist Balazs Szokolay
Hungarian Radio, Budapest, Hungary
Andante and Maestoso from Symphony No. 1
The Philadelphia Orchestra with conductor Simon Rattle
Verizon Hall, Philadelphia
Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9
The Quebec Symphony Orchestra with conductor Yoav Talmi
Grand Theatre, Quebec, Canada
Intermezzo from "Faschingsschwank aus Wien," Op. 26
Pianist Nikolai Lugansky
Konzerthaus, Berlin, Germany
"Valse" from "Facade"
Pianist Hamish Milne
Pianist Jorge Luis Prats
Miami International Piano Festival, Miami