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January 11, 2012

American Made

Every day on PT, we feature the best of the best of live performances from all around the world. Today is an exception, not in quality but in geography. Every performance in Wednesday's show took place right here in the U.S. From the lowlands of Florida to the Colorado Rockies, with a stopover in the PT studios in Minnesota for the Piano Puzzler, we're featuring the best of the best of the American music scene.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Anton Reicha
    Fourth movement from Quartet in D, Op. 12
    Flute Force
  • Bela Bartok
    Third movement from Divertimento for String Orchestra, BB 118
    The Sphinx Virtuosi
    Beaches Fine Arts Series, Jacksonville Beach, Florida
  • The Piano Puzzler
    This week's contestant is John Champion from Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Gunther Schuller
    The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
    Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, Georgia
  • Anton Reicha
    Wind Quintet in B-flat, Op. 88, No. 5
    The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
    Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, Georgia

hour 2

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Concerto No. 3 in G for Violin and Orchestra, K.216
    Rachel Barton Pine, violin, New York Chamber Soloists Orchestra
    University of Florida Performing Arts, Gainesville, Florida
  • Francois Couperin
    Courante from La Francoise Suite
    Tempesta di Mare
    Old St. Joseph's Church, Philadelphia
  • George Frideric Handel
    Courante from Suite in D, HWV 448
    Laure Vovard, harp
    Tropical Baroque Festival, Coral Gables, Florida
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Corrente from Solo Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004
    Julia Fischer, violin
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Frederic Chopin
    Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 45
    Rafal Blechacz, piano
  • Claude Debussy
    Pour le Piano
    Rafal Blechacz, piano
    Spivey Hall, Morrow, Georgia
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