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April 5, 2013

Performance Today for Friday, April 5, 2013

Composer Gustav Holst loved astrology. He called it his "pet vice" and read a book called "What is a Horoscope and How Is It Cast?" So when he was writing his orchestral suite, "The Planets," he wasn't writing about astronomical bodies in orbit around the sun. He was thinking of the astrological character of the planets like Jupiter, "The Bringer of Jollity." It's amazing what a difference a few letters can make. On today's Performance Today, we'll hear Holst's musical and astrological exploration of space.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Giovanni Gabrieli (arr. Eric Robertson)
    Sonata pian e forte
    Canadian Brass
  • Felix Godefroid
    Carnaval de Venise
    Catrin Finch, harp
    Symphony Space, New York City, New York
  • Del Staigers (arr. Art Frackenpohl)
    Carnival of Venice
    Canadian Brass; Brandon Ridenour, trumpet solo
    Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • Antonio Vivaldi
    Sinfonia in C Major, from Il Giustino, RV 717
    Venice Baroque Orchestra
    Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic, Cracow, Poland
  • Igor Stravinsky
    Italian Suite
    Martha Argerich, piano; Mischa Maisky, cello
    RSI Auditorium, Lugano, Switzerland

hour 2

  • Gustav Holst
    The Planets - Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
    Nashville Symphony; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
    Laura Turner Concert Hall, Schermerhorn Symphony Center; Nashville, TN
  • Edward Elgar
    Salut d'amour
    Xiang Yu, violin; Evan Wong, piano
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN.
  • Jules Massenet
    Meditation from Thais
    Xiang Yu, violin; Evan Wong, piano
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN.
  • Fritz Kreisler
    Liebesleid
    Xiang Yu, violin; Evan Wong, piano
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN.
  • Kyle Gann
    The Planets - Book II: Jupiter
    Relache Ensemble
  • Gustav Holst
    Mercury, the Winged Messenger from the Planets
    Radio Symphony Orchestra of Stuttgart; Roger Norringtion, cond.
  • Claude Debussy(orch. Andre Caplet)
    Clair de lune
    Aspen Chamber Symphony; Matthias Pintscher, conductor
    Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, Colorado
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