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Samuel Barber

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.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Franz Schubert
    Songs without Words: Nacht und Traume
    Miscah Maisky, cello; Daria Hovora, piano
  • W.A. Mozart
    Divertimento in B-flat Major, K. 137
    Montreal Chamber Music Festival Orchestra
    Saint James Church, Montreal
  • Samuel Barber
    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
  • Rachmaninoff
    Trio elegiaque No. 1 in G minor
    Lang Lang, piano; Vadim Repin, violin; Mischa Maisky, cello

hour 2

  • Hadyn
    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.
  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    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
  • Henryk Pachulski
    Suite in Memory of Peter Tchaikovsky, op. 13
    Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Lukasz Borowicz, conductor Witold Lutoslawski
    Polish Radio Concert Studio, Warsaw, Poland
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