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Ray Chen

June 20, 2013

Performance Today for Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ray Chen is a violinist. He's only 24 years old, but already he has played some big big concerts. Nothing, though, compared to the concert he played this past winter in Stockholm. It was the annual Nobel Prize concert. "For me, this has been the most special concert in my life yet, " Chen said. "To play for these Nobel Prize Laureates, that is truly inspiring." We'll hear Chen's inspired performance of Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic on Thursday's Performance Today.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Max Bruch
    Scherzo from Septet (1849)
    Bronx Arts Ensemble
  • Franz Schubert
    Andantino in B flat, from 'Rosamunde, Op. 26, D. 797'
    Lausanne Chamber Orchestra; Christian Zacharias, conductor
    Metropole Hall, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Pat Metheny, arr. Rick Parrell
    In Her Family
    Washington Saxophone Quartet: Reg Jackson, soprano saxophone; James Steele, alto saxophone; Rich Kleinfledt, tenor saxophone; Rick Parrell, baritone saxophone
    National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • Pat Metheny, arr. Jason Vieaux
    Five Songs in Baroque Style - 4. Gavotte and Double "Question and Answer", 5. Gigue "James"
    Jason Vieaux, guitar
    Spivey Hall, Morrow, GA
  • Max Bruch
    Violin Concerto No. 1 in g minor, Op. 26
    Ray Chen, Violin; Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
    Stockholm Concert Hall, Stockholm, Sweden

hour 2

  • Gyorgy Ligeti
    Sonata for Solo Cello - I. Dialogo, II. Capriccio
    Coleman Itzkoff, cello
    Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, MN
  • PT Young Artist-in-Residence
    Coleman Itzkoff, cello
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525 - I. Allegro (encore)
    Various festival musicians; 8 vlns, 3 vlas, 3 cellos, 1 bass; no conductor
    Montreal Chamber Music Festival Mozart Marathon, Saint James Church, Montreal, Canada
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Andante in F Major, K. 616
    Andreas Borregaard, accordion; Witold Lutoslawski Polish Radio
    Concert Studio, Warsaw
  • Paul Hindemith
    Marsch from Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes of C. M. von Weber
    Berlin Philharmonic; Claudio Abbado, conductor
  • Franz Liszt
    Mazeppa, Symphony Poem No. 6, S100/R417
    Berlin Philharmonic; Christian Thielemann, conductor
    Philharmonie, Berlin
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