March 27, 2013
Performance Today for Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Stephen Hough is a poet at the piano and on the page. He's also quite open about his weaknesses. Hough has written about questioning his career choice, battling ego issues, fighting his nerves, and overcoming moments when he says he fails to reach his own high standards. Nevertheless, Hough keeps trying. We'll hear this heroic pianist, from a live concert in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday's Performance Today.
Performance Today audio is available for seven days following broadcast.
Suite algerienne, Op. 60 - IV. Marche militaire francaise
Swiss Italian Orchestra; Francis Travis, conductor
Violin Sonata in a minor, "F-A-E" - 3. Scherzo in c minor, Wo02
Wu Han, piano; Daniel Hope, violin
Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY
The Piano Puzzler
This week's contestant is Tony Villecco from Binghamton, NY.
Symphony No. 85 in B flat Major, Hob. I:85, "La reine"
Swiss Italian Orchestra; Juraj Valcuha, conductor
Auditorium, RSI, Lugano
Prelude in c-sharp minor, Op. 3, no. 2
Vladimir Askenazy, piano
Maxim Vengerov, violin; Vag Papian, piano; Virtuosi (ensemble)
Piano Concerto No. 4 in g minor, Op. 40
Stephen Hough, piano; Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Litton, conductor
Eugene McDermott Concert Hall, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center - Dallas, TX
Two Poems in Homage to Faure - I. Chanson d' Automne
Stephen Hough, piano
Piano Trio No. 2 in c minor, Op. 66 - III. Scherzo; IV. Finale
Nicholas Angelich, piano; Renaud Capucon, violin; Gautier Capucon, cello
Stelio Molo Auditorium, Lugano