February 4, 2009
Afternoon of a faun
Ever wonder what Debussy's faun did all day? Debussy captured what his life was like from, say, noon to four. But the rest of the day is a mystery. Today we'll go to a concert in Copenhagen, Denmark, to hear Debussy's "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun." Plus, we'll feature performances by violinist Hilary Hahn and pianist Leif Ove Andsnes that are up for Grammy awards this Sunday.
Performance Today audio is available for seven days following broadcast.
"Valse Triste," Op. 44, No. 1
The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra with conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
"Seis por Derecho"
Guitarist Xuefei Yang
Spivey Hall, Morrow, Georgia
"The Piano Puzzler"
This week's contestant is Genevieve Randall from Lincoln, Nebraska.
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Minor, Op. 47
Violinist Hilary Hahn with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
Etude No. 10 in B Minor, Op. 25
Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes
Intrada from Renaissance Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
Flutist Carol Wincenc with the Brooklyn Philharmonic and conductor Lukas Foss
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, K. 453
Pianist and conductor Leif Ove Andsnes with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
"Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun"
The Danish National Symphony Orchestra with conductor Leif Segerstam
Danish Radio, Copenhagen, Denmark