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March 13, 2013

Performance Today for Wednesday, March 13, 2013

In 1764, the Mozart family went on a tour of Europe. While they were in London, Papa Mozart came down with strep throat, so the family took a room in the Chelsea neighborhood for a while so he could recover. Little Wolfgang was 8 years old. There was no TV, there were no game consoles. To pass the time, little Wolfgang amused himself by trying something he'd never done before: writing a symphony. We'll hear the Symphony No. 1 by the 8 year-old Wolfgang Mozart on Wednesday's Performance Today from APM.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Chick Corea
    Quartet San Francisco
  • Joaquin Turina
    Sextet for viola, piano and string quartet, op. 7 ('Scene andalouse')
    Eduardo Hubert, piano; Nora Romanoff, viola; Dora Schwarzberg, violin; Lucia Hall, violin; Lyda Chen, viola; Jorge Bosso, cello
    RSI Auditorium, Lugano, Switzerland
  • Joaquin Turina
    Danzas fantasticos, Op. 22
    BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
    City Halls, Glasgow, Scotland
  • The Piano Puzzler
    This week's contestant is Maestro Antonio from Wheeling, West Virginia.
  • Francisco Tarrega
    Rosita (polca)
    Pepe Romero, guitar
    Spivey Hall, Morrow, GA
  • Isaac Albeniz
    Rumores de la caleta, malaguena from 'Recuerdos de viaje'
    Pepe Romero, guitar
    92nd Street Y, Theresa L. Kaufmann Concert Hall, New York City, NY

hour 2

  • Claude Debussy
    Clair de Lune (trans. Roelons)
    Janine Jansen, violin; Itamar Golan, piano
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Symphony No. 1 in E flat Major, K. 16
    Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Janine Jansen, violin and leader
    Cadogan Hall, London
  • Franz Liszt
    "La campanella" in g-sharp minor from Grandes Etudes de Paganini
    Lang Lang, piano
    Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
  • Percy Grainger
    Blithe Bells
    United States Marine Band; Major Jason K. Fettig, conductor
    Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Major, K. 211
    Janine Jansen, violin; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Janine Jansen, violin and leader
    Cadogan Hall, London
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