December 30, 2010
The Canadian Mozart
Was he the most talented unknown composer of the 20th century? Some called him the "Canadian Mozart." Andre Mathieu was an astonishing prodigy as a composer and pianist. He played his own compositions at Carnegie Hall when he was 11, he beat the young Leonard Bernstein in a composition competition when he was 13. But he was also deeply troubled. He withdrew from public life before his 20s, and died, already forgotten, at age 39 in 1968. We'll hear the Tucson Symphony in concert, playing a set of Ballet Scenes by Andre Mathieu.
Performance Today audio is available for seven days following broadcast.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Allegro from Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 12
Violinist Jorja Fleezanis and pianist Cyril Huve
Cellist Jamie Walton and pianist Daniel Greenwood
Wigmore Hall, London, England
String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51
Members of the American String Project
Benaroya Hall, Seattle
Traditional (Arranged by Andrew Smith)
"I Mine Kate Ungdomsdagar"
Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, Minnesota
Romance for Oboe and Piano, Op. 94
Oboist Allan Vogel and pianist Bryan Pezzone
Antonio Carlos Jobim
The Assad Brothers Guitar Duo
Travis Park United Methodist Church, San Antonio, Texas
The Tucson Symphony Orchestra with conductor George Hanson
Tucson Music Hall, Tucson, Arizona
"Maybe We Have Time"
Conspirare with conductor Craig Hella Johnson
St. Martin's Lutheran Church, Austin, Texas
Sonata for Oboe and Piano
Oboist Allan Vogel and pianist Marc Neikrug
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe, New Mexico