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Alessio Bax

July 1, 2013

Performance Today for Monday, July 1, 2013

When Alessio Bax was five years old, he desperately wanted to play the organ. There was one problem: his legs were not long enough for his feet to reach the pedals. So he took piano lessons, impatient for the day when he could switch. Wouldn't you know it...he fell in love with the piano. Alessio Bax joins Fred Child in the studio on Monday's Performance Today to play music by Bach and Brahms.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Paul Hindemith
    Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber - IV. March
    San Francisco Symphony; Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
  • Johann Pachelbel
    Canon & Gigue
    Potsdam Chamber Academy
    FreiRaum, Wolfsburg, Germany
  • J.S. Bach, arr. Petri
    Sheep May Safely Graze
    Alessio Bax , piano
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN
  • Johannes Brahms
    Ballade Op. 10 No. 1
    Alessio Bax , piano
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385, ('Haffner')
    San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
    Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA

hour 2

  • Mikis Theodorakis
    One Day in May
    Sharon Isbin, guitar
  • Antonio Vivaldi
    Violin Concerto No. 11 in D Major from La Stravanganza, Op. 4
    Andres Cardenes, violin & conductor; Strings Festival Orchestra
    Strings Music Festival; Strings Music Pavilion, Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Howard Shore
    The Departed: Three Pieces for Two Guitars (2006) - 1. Madolyn. 2. Beacon Hill, 3. The Departed Tango
    Sharon Isbin, guitar; Colin Davin, guitar
    Aspen Music Festival, Harris Concert Hall, Aspen, CO
  • Samuel Barber
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 38 - 1. Allegro appassionato, 2. Canzone: moderato, 3. Allegro molto
    Garrick Ohlsson, piano; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Robert Spano, Conductor
    Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH
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