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Deborah Voigt

May 21, 2013

Performance Today for Tuesday, May 21, 2013

This month, soprano Deborah Voigt has been on stage at the Metropolitan Opera in New York singing the role of Brunhilde in Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle. We asked Voigt what Wagner's music means to her as a singer. Her first answer was "LONG," but her second answer showed how she really feels. "You will constantly discover things in Wagner's music that you didn't hear" the first or even fifth time, she said. "It's just so rich." Deborah Voigt talks about the composer who is about to celebrate his 200th anniversary on Tuesday's Performance Today.

Today's Playlist

Performance Today audio is available for seven days following broadcast.

hour 1

  • Gabriel Faure
    Souvenirs of Bayreuth (for piano 4-hands)
    Jean-Philippe Collard, Bruno Rigutto, piano
  • Tan Dun
    Eight Memories in Watercolor - Staccato Beans, Floating Clouds, Sunrain
    Manuel Barrueco, guitar; Meng Su, guitar; Yameng Wang, guitar
    92nd Street Y, Theresa L. Kaufmann Concert Hall
  • Richard Wagner
    Prelude and Liebestod, from Tristan und Isolde
    Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Jaap van Zweden, conductor
    Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Jean Francaix
    L'horloge de flore (The Flower Clock)
    Joseph Robinson, Oboe; Bellingham Festival Orchestra; Michael Palmer, conductor
    WWU Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, Bellingham, WA

hour 2

  • Richard Wagner
    Hojotoho from Die Walkure
    Deborah Voigt, soprano; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Fabio Luisi, conductor
  • Bela Bartok
    Sonata for Violin - I. Tempo di ciaccona
    Timothy Kantor, violin
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN
  • PT Young Artist-in-Residence
    Timothy Kantor, violin
  • Claude Debussy, arr. Raaf Hekkema
    Children's Corner, arranged for reed quintet
    Calefax Reed Quintet - Oliver Boekhoorn, oboe; Ivar Berix, clarinet; Raaf Hekkema, saxophone; Jelte Althuis, bass clarinet; Alban Wesly, bassoon
    Falany Performing Arts Center, Reinhardt University Waleska, GA
  • Jean Sibelius
    Valse Triste, Op. 44, No. 1
    Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
  • Richard Wagner
    Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
    Los Angeles Philharmonic; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, California
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