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Weekend of January 28, 2012

PT Turns 25

In January of 1987, a new arts show hit the public radio airwaves for the first time. It was called Performance Today. A number of talented hosts and staffers have worked on the show in the intervening years. But the thing that has stayed during that time has been the immediacy of the show. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma calls it the "I was there" feeling you get from Performance Today. Join us and help us celebrate 25 years of Performance Today.

Today's Playlist

Performance Today audio is available for seven days following broadcast.

hour 1

  • Richard Strauss
    Excerpts from Couperin Dance Suite
    The Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Erich Leinsdorf, conductor
  • Sergei Prokofiev
    Symphony No. 1 in D, Op. 25 (Classical)
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic, James Conlon, conductor
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
  • The Piano Puzzler
    This week's contestant is Aaron Hassell from Columbia, South Carolina
  • Richard Strauss
    Serenade in G Major for Piano Quartet, TrV 114, AV 168
    The Mozart Piano Quartet
    Calvary Community Church, St. Cloud, Minnesota

hour 2

  • Alban Berg
    Selections from Seven Early Songs
    Elizabeth Zharoff, soprano, Milos Repicky, piano
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul
  • Liu Shufang
    Mei gui san Yuan (The Rose's Three Wishes)
    Elizabeth Zharoff, soprano, Milos Repicky, piano
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul
  • Fernando Obradors
    El Vito and Al Amor
    Elizabeth Zharoff, soprano, Milos Repicky, piano
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul
  • PT Young Artist in Residence
    Elizabeth Zharoff, soprano
  • Joseph Haydn
    First movement from String Quartet No. 25 in C, Op. 20, No. 2, Hob.III:32
    The Parker Quartet
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul
  • Francis Poulenc
    First movement from Sonate for Flute and Piano
    Emmanuel Pahud, flute, Eric Le Sage, piano
  • Francis Poulenc
    Sonata for Flute and Piano, FP 164 (arranged for orchestra)
    Emmanuel Pahud, flute, the German Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Sondergaard, conductor
    Die Glocke, Bremen, Germany
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