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Weekend of March 30, 2013

Performance Today for Saturday, March 30, 2013

Conductor Harry Christophers says for him, Handel strikes every emotion in his body. At times it reduces him to tears, but most of the time it leaves him smiling like a Cheshire Cat. We'll have highlights from the Easter sections of Handel's Messiah on this weekend's Performance Today. Plus Harry Christophers talking (and grinning like a Cheshire Cat) about the music by Handel.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • George Frideric Handel
    Air With Variations
    London Brass
  • Chris Rogerson
    String Quartet No. 1 - 3. Dance
    Nathan Cole, violin; Jasmine Lin, violin; Burchard Tang, viola; Priscilla Lee, cello
    Fasig-Tipton Pavilion, Lexington, KY
  • Anonymous
    Heu pius pastor, Easter mystery play (excerpt)
    Ars Coralis Coeln; Maria Jonas, director
    Frauenkirche, Nuremberg, Germany
  • Giovanni Gabrieli, ed. Raymond Mase
    Sacro tempio d'honor
    American Brass Quintet
    Harris Concert Hall, Aspen, Colorado
  • George Frideric Handel
    Excerpts from Messiah, HWV 56
    Gillian Keith, soprano; The Sixteen, choir and orchestra; Harry Christophers, conductor
    St. Mary's Church, Marienburg

hour 2

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Suite in G minor, BWV 995 - II. Allemande
    Jason Vieaux, Guitar
  • Traditional, arr. Glenn Haynes
    My Lord, What a Morning
    New Century Saxophone Quartet
    Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, Massachusetts
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Selections from Saint Matthew Passion, Part 2, BWV 244
    Christina Landshamer, soprano; Stefan Kahle, alto; Wolfram Lattke, tenor; Klaus Mertens, bass; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Leipzig Thomanerchor; Georg Christoph Biller, conductor
    St. Thomas' Church, Leipzig, Germany
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams
    The Lark Ascending
    Tasmin Little, violin; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra; Marko Letonja, conductor
    Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, Australia
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