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PT Wine Party

December 31, 2009

A Special New Year's Eve

Does wine taste better when you're listening to classical music? A study by a Scottish scientist argued that it does. We decided to put this theory to the test in a special broadcast, a Performance Today music listening and wine tasting party. Jason Kallsen, founder and owner of Twin Cities Wine Education, provided some wine recommendations to accompany our playlist.

Today's Playlist

Performance Today audio is available for seven days following broadcast.

hour 1

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Fantasia on "Greensleeves"
    The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  • Josef Strauss
    "Music of the Spheres"
    The Vienna Philharmonic with conductor Daniel Barenboim
    Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
  • Gustav Mahler
    Fourth movement from Symphony No. 1 in D ("Titan")
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic with conductor Gustavo Dudamel
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
  • John Williams
    "Air and Simple Gifts"
    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Itzhak Perlman, pianist Gabriela Montero, and clarinetist Anthony McGill
    United States Capitol Building, Washington D.C.
  • Enrique Granados
    "Los Requiebros"
    Pianist Alicia de Larrocha
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Allegretto from Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92
    The Minnesota Orchestra with conductor Osmo Vanska
  • Anton Bruckner
    "Locus Iste"
    The Oslo Chamber Choir with conductor Hakon Daniel Nystedt
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul
  • Frederic Chopin
    Etude in C, Op. 10, No. 1
    Pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii
    Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Fort Worth, Texas

hour 2

  • Franz Waxman
    Excerpts from "Auld Lang Syne" Variations for String Trio and Piano
    Violinist Gidon Kremer, violist Ula Ulijona, cellist Marta Sudraba, and pianist Louis Lortie
  • Wine: Adami Prosecco 'Garbel,' Northeastern Italy
    Allegro con Spirito from String Quartet in B-flat ("Sunrise")
    Members of the Lyric Chamber Music Society
    Kosciuszko Foundation, New York City
  • Wine: Juve y Camps Reserva de la Familia Cava, Northeastern Spain
    "The Champagne Polka"
    The Vienna Philharmonic with conductor Riccardo Muti
    Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Adagio and Presto from Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 ("Choral")
    The Cleveland Orchestra with conductor Franz Welser-Most, soprano Measha Bruggergosman, mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor, tenor Frank Lopardo, and baritone Rene Pape
    Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami
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