June 11, 2009
Bell and the Maiden
Franz Schubert's "Death and the Maiden" began its life as a song. Schubert later turned that song into a string quartet, and Gustav Mahler subsequently arranged it for string orchestra. On today's show, violinist Joshua Bell joins the violin section of the UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, and leads them in a performance of Schubert's "Death and the Maiden," from California's Festival del Sole.
Performance Today audio is available for seven days following broadcast.
Violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Paul Coker
Manuel de Falla
Vivace from Harpsichord Concerto
Harpsichordist Veronique Carrot with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra and conductor Christian Zacharias
Metropole Hall, Lausanne, Switzerland
Johann Friedrich Fasch
Overture from Concerto in F ("Konzertsatz")
Tempesta di Mare
St. Mark's Church, Philadelphia
Quartet in D Minor, D. 810 ("Death and the Maiden")
Violinist and conductor Joshua Bell with the UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
Festival del Sole, Napa Valley, California
Johann Sebastian Bach
Adagio from Triple Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1044
Flutist Alison Mitchell, pianist Angela Hewitt, and violinist and conductor Richard Tognetti with the Australian Chamber Orchestra
Suite from "Dardanus"
Violinist and conductor Richard Tognetti with the Australian Chamber Orchestra
Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, California
Adagio from Quintet in F
Members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Alice Tully Hall, New York City
The St. Olaf College Choir with conductor Eric Whitacre
Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis
"On the Dominant Divide," from "Grand Pianola Music"
Pianists Franklin Gross and Jim James, singers Diana Brown, Annie Byrom, and Holly Dalrymple with the University of Texas Wind Ensemble and conductor Jerry Junkin
Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas