April 18, 2013
Performance Today for Thursday, April 18, 2013
Alone, at night. Lost in the inky darkness of the sky. Flying over an unknown landscape, filled with unseen enemies. Samuel Barber was in the Army Air Force during World War Two. He was not a pilot, but he rode along on many night flights. On Thursday's Performance Today, we'll hear a piece of music Barber wrote inspired by those journeys called Night Flight.
Performance Today audio is available for seven days following broadcast.
Songs without Words: Nacht und Traume
Miscah Maisky, cello; Daria Hovora, piano
Divertimento in B-flat Major, K. 137
Montreal Chamber Music Festival Orchestra
Saint James Church, Montreal
Night Flight, Op. 19a
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Jacques Lacombe, cond.
Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cello Suite in c minor, BWV 1011 - 4. Sarabande
Mischa Maisky, cello
RSI Auditorium, Lugano, Switzerland
Trio elegiaque No. 1 in G minor
Lang Lang, piano; Vadim Repin, violin; Mischa Maisky, cello
Scherzando No. 1 in F (Hob.II: 33) - Menuet & Trio; Scherzando No. 2 in C (Hob.II: 34) - Menuet & Trio
Emamanuel Pahud, Flute; Haydn Ensemble Berlin; Schellenberger, cond.
Andante cantabile, Op. 11, arr. from String Quartet No. 1
Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Koussevitzky
Music Shed, Tanglewood Music Festival, Lenox, MA
Franz Joseph Haydn
String Quartet No. 29 in G Major, Op. 33, No. 5, Hob. III:41, "How do you do?"
Hugo Wolf Quartet
Occidental Community Church, Occidental, CA
Suite in Memory of Peter Tchaikovsky, op. 13
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Lukasz Borowicz, conductor Witold Lutoslawski
Polish Radio Concert Studio, Warsaw, Poland