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Weekend of February 4, 2012

Philip Glass Turns 75

When PT host Fred Child recently asked Philip Glass what the experience of composing is all about, Glass had a quick answer. "It's about fear," he said jokingly. If that's true, then Glass has been living with fear for three quarters of a century. He turned 75 this past week. In today's show, we'll have a tribute to this iconic American composer and hear highlights from the world premiere of his Ninth Symphony.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Jean Sibelius
    Scherzo from Symphony No. 1 in E Minor
    The Lahti Symphony, Osmo Vanska, conductor
  • Antonio Vivaldi
    Concerto for Strings (Sinfonia) in D, RV 124
    Concerto Copenhagen, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, conductor and harpsichord
    Garrison Church, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • The Piano Puzzler
    This week's contestant is Debra Heller from Spring Mills, Pennsylvania
  • Jean Sibelius
    Pelleas and Melisande, Op. 46
    The Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska, conductor
    Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis

hour 2

  • Joseph Haydn
    Symphony No. 88 in G
    The Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, conductor
  • Claude Debussy
    Puck's Dance, from Preludes, Book 1
    Conrad Tao, piano
    Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Engelbert Humperdinck
    Prayer, from Hansel and Gretel
    Ryan Anthony, trumpet, Gary Beard, organ
    Beaches Fine Arts Series, Jacksonville Beach, Florida
  • Anthony Holborne
    Galliard No. 3 (The Fairy Round)
    Goran Sollscher, guitar
  • Philip Glass
    The Secret Agent
    La Pieta, Angele Dubeau, violin and leader
  • Philip Glass
    First movement from Symphony No. 9
    The Bruckner Orchestra Linz, Dennis Russell Davies, conductor
    Brucknerhaus, Linz, Austria
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