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Astor Piazzolla

April 11, 2013

Performance Today for Thursday, April 11, 2013

On Thursday's Performance Today we'll take a trip to Argentina for spring break... or, south of the equator, would it be fall break? Either way, a full hour of warm, energetic and sunny music by Argentine composers is on the way. We'll hear a tango by Astor Piazzolla, dances from the Argentine Suite by Alberto Williams, and a cowboy gaucho romp by Alberto Ginastera.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Henri Tomasi
    Trumpet Concerto: II. Nocturne
    Alison Balsom, trumpet; Gottenburg Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner, conductor
  • Georges Bizet
    Carmen Suite (arr. William Kanengiser)
    Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
    Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel
    Trumpet Concerto in E Major, WoO 1, S49
    Alison Balsom, trumpet; Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana; Juraj Valcuha, conductor
    Auditorium, RSI, Lugano
  • Antonin Dvorak
    String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, B. 179, "American" - 4. Finale
    Cypress String Quartet
    Classical KING FM, Seattle, WA
  • Antonin Dvorak
    Slavonic Dance No. 1 in C Major, Op. 46, No. 1
    Jeremy Denk, piano; Wu Han, piano
    Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, NY

hour 2

  • Piazzolla
    Ave Maria
    Maya Beiser, cello, Anthony de Mare, piano
  • Alberto Williams
    Selections from Three Argentine Suites for Strings
    New Century Chamber Orchestra; Stuart Canin, cond.
  • Astor Piazzolla
    History of the Tango
    Costin Soare, guitar; Ion Bogdan Stefanescu, flute
    Mihail Jora Concert Hall, Romanian Radio, Bucharest, Romania
  • Alberto Ginastera
    Four Dances, from Estancia, Op. 8a
    Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop, conductor
    Concert Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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