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Orion Weiss Anna Polonsky

January 4, 2013

Music and Marriage

Would you rather be married to someone who does exactly what you do for a living? Someone who knows every little inside joke, every nuance and intricacy of your profession? Or would you rather be with someone who does something completely different, who can open up a new world to you? In 2010, Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky decided that a two-piano household was a good thing, and they got married. In today's show, Polonsky and Weiss share how they balance music and marriage, and they play the Poulenc Concerto for Two Pianos in Buffalo.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Maurice Ravel
    Noctuelles (Moths), from Miroirs
    Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
  • Robert Schumann
    String Quartet in F, Op. 41, No. 2
    The Escher String Quartet
    The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York City
  • Maurice Ravel
    Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2
    The New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert, conductor
    Avery Fisher Hall, New York City
  • Orlando Gibbons
    Fantasy No. 3 for Three Viols
    The Salastina Music Society
    Hannon Theater, Brentwood, California

hour 2

  • Antonio Vivaldi
    Concerto in A Minor for Two Violins, RV 522, Op. 3, No. 8
    Daniel Hope, violin and conductor, Stefan Jackiw, violin, festival musicians
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Eugene Bozza
    Margaret Schenk, flute, Virginia McDowell, oboe, Jae-Won Kim, clarinet, Hunter Gordon, bassoon, Pin-Chun Liu, French horn
    Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen, Michigan
  • Maurice Ravel
    Piece en Forme de Habanera
    Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet, Steffen Horn, piano
    National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C
  • Franz Liszt
    Etude de Concert No. 3 (A Sigh)
    Andre Watts, piano
    The Schubert Club, St. Paul
  • Francis Poulenc
    Voyage to Paris and Montparnasse
    Jessye Norman, soprano, Dalton Baldwin, piano
  • Francis Poulenc
    Concerto in D Minor for Two Pianos and Orchestra, FP 61
    Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky, pianos, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, conductor
    Duke Ellington Festival, Buffalo, New York
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