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November 20, 2009

Lang Lang Goes Chamber

It's rare for the young Chinese pianist Lang Lang to play chamber music. But last month, he joined violinist David Chan (concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra) and cellist Hai-Ye Ni (principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra) to play the Piano Trio by Tchaikovsky at Carnegie Hall in New York. Right before that concert, the trio joined Fred Child at the studios of WQXR in New York, to talk about the Tchaikovsky Trio, and to play the dramatic opening movement.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Alexander Scriabin
    Etudes No. 1 in C-sharp Minor and No. 3 in B Minor
    Pianist Lang Lang
  • George Frideric Handel
    Concerto Grosso in A Minor, Op. 6, No. 4, HWV 322
    Arte Dei Suonatori
    Frederiksberg Church, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Perfchat with Lang Lang, David Chan, and Hai-Ye Ni
    Perfchat
  • Peter Tchaikovksy
    First movement from Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50
    Pianist Lang Lang, violinist David Chan, and cellist Hai-Ye Ni
    WQXR Studios, New York City
  • Felix Mendelssohn
    Andante from Symphony No. 5 in D, Op. 107
    The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra with conductor Riccardo Chailly
    Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany

hour 2

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Third movement from Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra in B-flat
    Bassoonist Willard Elliot with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and conductor Claudio Abbado
  • George Frideric Handel
    Fugue in D Minor
    The Flanders Recorder Quartet
    Boston Early Music Festival, Boston
  • Rodney Sharman
    "Incantation"
    Bassoonist Kathleen McLean with the New Music Chamber Ensemble
    Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Ontario
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Excerpts from Wind Serenade No. 10 in B-flat, K. 361 ("Gran Partita")
    The Chicago Chamber Musicians
    Anne and Howard Gottlieb Hall, Chicago
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