Weekend of June 1, 2013
Performance Today for Saturday, June 1, 2013
On an early morning walk, Antonin Dvorak heard the song of a red bird, with black wings. Dvorak was transfixed. He quickly scribbled down the melody of that bird song, then hurried home to include the song of the Scarlet Tanager in his new string quartet. We'll hear the Miro Quartet play Dvorak's American Quartet, with that American bird song in the third movement, on this weekend's Performance Today, from APM.
Performance Today audio is available for seven days following broadcast.
"Potpourri" from Die schweigsame Frau
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra; Karl Anton Rickenbacher, conductor
The Unfinished Swan Theme
Divertimento. Op. 86 - III. Le Tic-Toc-Choc, VI. Les Tours de passe-passe, VII. Les ombres errantes, VIII. Les Brimborions
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Palace Minuet from The Unfinished Swan
Thomas Hampson, baritone; Jay Ungar, violin; Molly Mason, guitar David Alpher, piano
Lighter than Air from BioShock Infinite
Elizabeth from BioShock Infinite
Old Home Days Suite
The President's Own United States Marine Band; Colonel Timothy Foley, director
Dances with Wolves
London Symphony Orchestra; John Williams, conductor
Call of the Raven from Guild Wars 2
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on Greensleeves
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Sir Neville Marriner, conductor
Slavonic Dances, Op. 46: No.3 in A-flat Major
The Cleveland Orchestra; Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
Three Etudes - No. 1: Pour les cinq doigts d'apres Monsieur Czerny, No. 11: Pour les arpeges composes, No. 5: Pour les octaves
Mariangela Vacatello, piano
Chopin Manor, Duszniki Zdroj, Poland; International Chopin Piano Festival
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96 "American"
Miro Quartet - Daniel Ching, Sandy Yamamoto, violins; John Largess, viola; Joshua Gindele, cello
Bates Recital Hall, Butler School of Music, University of Texas, Austin
Overture from "Girl Crazy"
Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra; Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor
Sao Paulo Concert Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil