May 21, 2010
Two giant turbines loom large on the stage. Black iron hooks and chains dangle from the ceiling. No, it's not a medieval torture chamber. It's a concert venue, although an admittedly unusual one. It's the Heimbach Power plant in Germany, site of the Spannungen Chamber Music Festival. We'll hear a Dvorak piano quintet from Heimbach today on PT.
Performance Today audio is available for seven days following broadcast.
Piano Concerto in D, Hob. XVIII/11
Pianist and conductor Rudolf Buchbinder with the Vienna Philharmonic
Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
Scherzo and Finale from the Piano Quintet in A, Op. 81
Violinists Christian Tetzlaff and Antje Weithaas, violist Kim Kashkashian, cellist Boris Pergamenschikow and pianist Lars Vogt
Spannungen Chamber Music Festival, Heimbach, Germany
"Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9"
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra with conductor Andreas Delfs
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul, Minnesota
"Bordel 1900" from "L'Histoire du Tango"
Stephanie Jutt, flute and Dane Richeson, marimba
Cactus Pear Music Festival, San Antonio, Texas
Moderato from the Piano Sonata No. 57 in F, Hob. XVI/47
Pianist Rudolf Buchbinder
Romance for String Orchestra, Op. 11
The Scottish Ensemble with Artistic Director Jonathan Morton
Wigmore Hall, London, England
Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra with conductor Jaap van Zweden
Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas
Klavierstucke No. 2 in E-flat, D. 946
Pianist Imogen Cooper
Southbank Centre, London, England
Ludwig van Beethoven
Leonore Overture No. 1, Op. 138
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra with conductor Nicholas McGegan
Ordway Center, St. Paul
Adagio from Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra with conductor Andrew Litton