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David Grossman from the New York Philharmonic

May 4, 2012

Live at the Bottom

Every day on Performance Today, we hear great musicians in concert. How did they get to be so good? And how do they stay on top of their game? On Fridaya€™s show, we'll meet double bass player David Grossman from the New York Philharmonic. He'll tell us what it's like to live at the bottom of the orchestra, musically speaking, and wea€™ll hear him perform Mozarta€™s Sinfonia Concertante.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Maurice Ravel
    Danse Generale from 'Daphnis et Chloe'
    New York Philharmonic, Pierre Boulez, conductor
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Cello Suite No. 2 in d minor, BWV 1008 6. Gigue arr. Wijnaud van Klaveren
    Amstel Saxophone Quartet
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra (K. 364/320d)
    Glenn Dicterow, violin; Cynthia Phelps, viola; New York Philharmonic, Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
    Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York City, New York
  • Alexander Agricola
    Je nay dueul, Tant ha bon oeuil
    Piffaro
    Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

hour 2

  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 - "Grand Adage" or "Wedding Pas De Deux", from Act III
    Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton, conductor
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    No. 1 to Leonore, op. 138
    Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Nicholas McGegan, conductor
    Ordway Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Franz Schubert
    3 Klavierstucke D946: No. 2 in Eb major
    Imogen Cooper, Piano
    Southbank Centre, London
  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    Capriccio italien, Op. 45
    Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Jaap van Zweden, conductor
    McDermott Concert Hall, Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Gerald Finzi
    Romance for String Orchestra, op. 11
    Scottish Ensemble, Jonathan Morton, artistic director
    Wigmore Hall, London, England
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