April 1, 2009
Instruments like this Stradivarius are among the most expensive in the world. Some of them are worth millions. But some musicians are choosing to alter their instruments with tattoos and piercings. Sound crazy? Some think so. But others insist they're just personalizing what they consider an extension of their own bodies - their instruments. Tune in to today's show for the full story. Plus, we'll hear our very own PT poem, written for us by poet C.K. Williams.
Performance Today audio is available for seven days following broadcast.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Overture to "The Abduction from the Seraglio"
Ludwig van Beethoven
Allegretto from Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92
The Minnesota Orchestra with conductor Osmo Vanska
George Frideric Handel
Concerto Grosso in B-flat, HWV 313, Op. 3, No. 2
Wartburg Palace, Eisenach, Germany
"The Piano Puzzler"
This week's contestant is Park Stickney from Cardiff, Wales.
Minuetto and Finale from "Pulcinella" Suite
The Juilliard Orchestra with conductor David Robertson
Alice Tully Hall, New York City
German Dance No. 10, D. 783, Landler No. 3, D. 790, and Moment Musical No. 3, D 780
Violinist Gil Shaham and guitarist Goran Sollscher
Maude Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, Minnesota
"Agua e Vinho"
Guitarist Sharon Isbin
Last two movements from Violin Concerto in B Minor, Op. 61
Violinist Gil Shaham with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor David Zinman
Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany