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David Finckel and Wu Han

February 14, 2013

Love and Music

Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han started out as musical colleagues. They fell in love with each other's playing. And it didn't take long before they fell in love with each other. Finckel describes their musical chemistry this way, "For us, it was like that right from the start. And I think that was one of the things that just sent up a signal to us that we were meant to be together somehow, in more ways than one." The husband-and-wife team of David Finckel and Wu Han are in the PT studios today, sharing music and conversation with host Fred Child.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
    My Dear Someone
    Chris Thile, mandolin and voice
    Carnegie Hall, New York City
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Third movement from Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19
    David Finckel, cello, Wu Han, piano
    Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul
  • Perfchat with David Finckel and Wu Han, Part II
    Perfchat
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492
    The World Orchestra for Peace, Valery Gergiev, conductor
    Orchestra Hall, Chicago
  • Claude Debussy
    Cello Sonata
    David Finckel, cello, Wu Han, piano
    Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul
  • Johannes Brahms
    First movement from Cello Sonata No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 38
    David Finckel, cello, Wu Han, piano
    Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul
  • Perfchat with David Finckel and Wu Han, Part I
    Perfchat

hour 2

  • George Gershwin
    He Loves and She Loves
    The Lark Quartet
    Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, Randolph, Vermont
  • Edvard Grieg
    Du fatter ei Bolgeines evige Gang (A Poet's Heart), Op. 52, No. 3
    Evgeny Kissin, piano
    Opera House, Sydney, Australia
  • Edvard Grieg
    Jeg elsker dig (I love you), Op. 41, No. 3
    Evgeny Kissin, piano
    Opera House, Sydney, Australia
  • Franz Liszt
    Liebeslied (Love Song), S. 566
    Daniil Trifonov, piano
    Philharmonic Concert Hall, Warsaw, Poland
  • Max Bruch
    Romance in F for Viola and Orchestra, Op. 85
    Renaud Capucon, viola, the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Harding, conductor
    Verbier Festival and Academy, Verbier, Switzerland
  • Alfonso Carlos Miguel
    Love Song, from Summer Suite
    Ana Belen Tejedor, mandolin, Yiannis Sofos, guitar
    GRERT Radio, Athens, Greece
  • Enrique Granados
    The Flirtations, from Goyescas: Los Majos Enamorados (Goyescas: The Majos in Love), Op. 11
    Garrick Ohlsson, piano
    Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Manuel de Falla
    Ritual Fire Dance, from El Amor Brujo
    The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
    92nd Street Y, New York City
  • Anonymous (Scottish)
    Joy to the Person of My Love
    Ensemble Galilei
  • Harry Connick, Jr.
    Recipe for Love
    The King's Singers
    Spivey Hall, Morrow, Georgia
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