April 16, 2013
Performance Today for Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Pianist Paul Wittgenstein lost his right arm during World War I, but he was determined to continue his career in music. Wittgenstein developed new playing techniques, arranged pieces for left hand alone and eventually began to give public concerts. Then he asked composer Maurice Ravel to write a piano concerto for left hand only. On Tuesday's Performance Today we'll go to a concert in Germany to hear it played by pianist Kirill Gerstein and the North German Radio Symphony.
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German Dance, D 783, No. 10; Landler D 790, No. 3; Moment Musical D 780, No. 3
Gil Shaham, violin, Goran Sollscher, guitar
Sonata in g minor
Ana Belen Tejedor, mandolin; Yiannis Sofos, guitar
Studio C, GRERT Radio, Athens, Greece
Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D. 887 - 3. Scherzo: Allegro vivace - Trio: Allegretto; 4. Allegro assai
Jupiter String Quartet
Spivey Hall, Morrow, GA
Piano Concerto in D Major for the Left Hand
Kirill Gerstein, piano; North German Radio Symphony Orchestra; Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Laeiszhalle, Hamburg, Germany
La Capricieuse, Op. 17
Pinchas Zukerman, violin; Marc Neikrug, piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 28 in C Major, K. 200
Orchestra of the Suisse Romande; Marek Janowski, conductor
Batiment des Forces Motrices, Geneva, Switzerland
Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Studio 4A, NPR; Washington, D.C.
Nimrod, from 'Enigma Variations'
Danish National Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
Old Opera, Frankfurt, Germany