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March 2, 2010

Garrick Ohlsson in Poland

Yesterday was Frederic Chopin's 200th birthday. Of all the celebrations across the globe in his honor, the one we're most excited to bring you is from Chopin's home town in Poland. American pianist Garrick Ohlsson gave a very special recital there yesterday. He played on an 1848 Pleyel piano once owned by Chopin, in a manor house in Chopin's home town. The recital was broadcast live over Polish radio, to a nation that Ohlsson admits is "Chopin-crazy." In today's show, we'll have highlights.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Frederic Chopin
    Nocturne in E-flat, Op. 9, No. 2
    Pianist Garrick Ohlsson
    Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis
  • Frederic Chopin
    Polonaise in A, Op. 40, No. 1, Ballade No. 3 in A-flat, Op. 47, Scherzo in E, Op. 54, Mazurka in C-sharp Minor, Op. 50, No. 3, Waltz in E-flat, Op. 18, and Polonaise in A-flat, Op. 53
    Pianist Garrick Ohlsson
    Chopin's childhood home, Zelazowa Wola, Poland

hour 2

  • Jonny Greenwood
    "Prospectors' Quartet" from "There Will Be Blood"
    The Emperor Quartet
  • Patrick Doyle
    "What Players are They" from "Hamlet"
    A studio orchestra with conductor Robert Ziegler
  • John Corigliano
    Third and fourth movements from "The Red Violin" Concerto
    Violinist Joshua Bell with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and conductor Marin Alsop
    Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore
  • Frederic Chopin
    Nocturne No. 20 in C-sharp Minor, Op. Posthumous
    Pianist Mikhail Pletnev
    Tonhalle, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Michael Nyman
    "The Heart Asks Pleasure First"
    Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183
    The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra with conductor Hans Graf
    Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul, Minnesota
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