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Johann Sebastian Bach

March 15, 2013

Performance Today for Friday, March 15, 2013

The Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 by Johann Sebastian Bach moves along nicely until everything stops for a surprise solo from the harpsichord, usually the foundation of ensemble. That was unheard of in 1719, but Bach had a brand new harpsichord that he wanted to showcase. And he might have wanted to showcase the harpsichord soloist... who also happened to be the composer. On Friday's Performance Today, we'll go to San Francisco to hear members of the San Francisco Symphony play the Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 while Robin Sutherland takes a star turn at the harpsichord. Plus, music for this weekend's celebration of all things Irish.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Sonata No. 3 in C major BWV 1005 - IV. Allegro Assai
    Hilary Hahn, violin
  • Traditional Irish
    Parting Glass
    Nathan Gunn, baritone; Julie Gunn, piano
    Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, TX
  • Traditional Irish (arr. Caolmhin O'Raghallaigh)
    I have two yellow goats/The Glen Cottage / I'll Tell Me Ma
    Caoimhin O'Raghallaigh, fiddle
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050
    Members of the San Francisco Symphony; Alexander Barantschik, leader and violin
    Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
  • Traditional Irish (arr. Kyle Dawkins)
    The Road to Lisdoonvarna
    Georgia Guitar Quartet
    Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC
  • Traditional (arr. Ludwig Bohme)
    Sally Gardens
    Pilgrim Congregational Church, Duluth, MN
  • Traditional (arr. Sebastian Krause)
    Finnegan's Wake
    Pilgrim Congregational Church, Duluth, MN

hour 2

  • Aaron Copland
    The Red Pony, Film Suite for Orchestra - IIIa. Dream March; IIIb. Circus Music
    Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton, conductor
  • Domenico Scarlatti
    Sonata in A minor, K. 175
    Joyce Yang, piano
    Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff (Earl Wild, arr.)
    Six Songs, Op. 38 - 5. Son (A Dream)
    Joyce Yang, piano
    Laurel Heights United Methodist Church, San Antonio, TX
  • Judd Greenstein
    Clearing, Dawn, Dance
    y Music
  • Aaron Copland
    Suite from Appalachian Spring
    Nashville Symphony; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
    Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN
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