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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.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Camille Saint-Saens
    Suite algerienne, Op. 60 - IV. Marche militaire francaise
    Swiss Italian Orchestra; Francis Travis, conductor
  • Johannes Brahms
    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.
  • Joseph Haydn
    Symphony No. 85 in B flat Major, Hob. I:85, "La reine"
    Swiss Italian Orchestra; Juraj Valcuha, conductor
    Auditorium, RSI, Lugano

hour 2

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Prelude in c-sharp minor, Op. 3, no. 2
    Vladimir Askenazy, piano
  • Vittorio Monti
    Maxim Vengerov, violin; Vag Papian, piano; Virtuosi (ensemble)
    Musikverein; Vienna
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
    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
  • Stephen Reynolds
    Two Poems in Homage to Faure - I. Chanson d' Automne
    Stephen Hough, piano
  • Felix Mendelssohn
    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
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