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Murray Perahia

March 29, 2010

Music and conversation with Murray Perahia

Pianist Murray Perahia's playing has been described using words like "flawless" and "transcendent." In today's show, Perahia joins host Fred Child for an in-studio conversation about Bach and Chopin. He shares his thoughts on Bach's music ("full of emotions, but not Romantic"), and the ways that Bach influenced Chopin. He'll play part of a Bach partita and two Chopin works.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Domenico Scarlatti
    Sonata in D, K. 29
    Pianist Murray Perahia
  • Stephen Katz
    Exodus
    Cellist Stephen Katz
    New Directions Cello Festival, Ithaca, New York
  • Perfchat with Murray Perahia
    Perfchat
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Excerpts from Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830
    Pianist Murray Perahia
    NPR Studio 4A, Washington, D.C.
  • Frederic Chopin
    Etude in A-flat, Op. 25, No. 1 (Aeolian Harp) and Mazurka in A-flat, Op. 59, No. 2
    Pianist Murray Perahia
    NPR Studio 4A, Washington, D.C.
  • Gyorgy Ligeti
    Concerto Romanesc
    The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with conductor Antonio Pappano
    The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

hour 2

  • Frederic Chopin
    Four Preludes, Op. 28
    Pianist Rafal Blechacz
    Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Frederic Chopin
    Etude in G-sharp Minor, Op. 25, No. 6
    Pianist Valentina Lisitsa
    Portland Piano International, Portland, Oregon
  • Frederic Chopin
    Waltz in F Minor, Op. 70, No. 2
    Pianist Vladimir Feltsman
    Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Maurice Durufle
    Excerpts from Requiem
    The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the SPCO Chorale with conductor Dale Warland
    Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    The Day is Gone, the Sun Goes Down, BWV 447
    The Leipzig String Quartet
    Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, Florida
  • Anonymous
    Lord, Ascending to the Cross
    Sirin with conductor Andrei Nikolayevich Kotov
    Songs of our Roots International Early Music Festival, Jaroslaw, Poland
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Third movement from Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G, BWV 1049
    The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
    St. Paul United Church of Christ, St. Paul
  • Frederic Chopin
    Mazurka in C, Op. 24, No. 2
    Pianist Martha Argerich
    Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany
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