June 5, 2013
Performance Today for Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Music was a part of movies since before they even had sound. During the silent film era, pianists or organists would play along in the theater. From the 1930s on, Hollywood has known the value of music in supporting, and even sometimes creating a sense of emotion and drama. On Wednesday's Performance Today we'll sample powerful music from the movies. A symphony by Mozart that helped to create just the right sense of dread in the 1984 film 'Amadeus.' Music by Grieg, artfully adapted for the 2010 film 'The Social Network.' And Joshua Bell joins Fred Child to talk about a 21st-century violin concerto based on music John Corigliano wrote for the 1993 film 'The Red Violin.'
Performance Today audio is available for seven days following broadcast.
Consolation No. 3
Van Cliburn, piano
Album: A Romantic Collection, RCA 60414
Fei-Fei Dong, piano
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition 2013; Bass Hall, Fort Worth, Texas
June Barcarolle, from Le saisons, Op. 37b
Van Cliburn, piano
Album: Great Pianists of the 20th Century, Philips 456748
Visions fugitive - X. Ridicolosamente
John Lill, piano
Album: Prokofiev: The Piano Sonatas Vol. 1, ASV 753
Piano Puzzler: Peter Sagal from Chicago, IL
Symphony No. 63 in C, Hob. I: 63 'La Roxelane' - II. Giardino Armonico
Giovanni Antonini, conductor
Union Hall, Maribor, Slovenia
Prospectors' Quartet from 'There Will Be Blood' soundtrack
Album: 'There Will Be Blood' Soundtrack, Nonesuch 369020-2
"What Players are They" from 'Hamlet'
Studio Orchestra; Robert Ziegler, conductor
Concerto for "The Red Violin" (World Premiere Recording) - III. Andante Flautando; IV. Accelerando Finale
Joshua Bell, violin; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop, cond.
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Op. 46 - 3. Anitra's Dance; 4. In the Hall of the Mountain King
Berlin Philharmonic; Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Album: Grieg - Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2, DG 410 026-2
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 25 in g minor, K. 183
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Hans Graf, conductor
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St Paul, MN