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Simone Dinnerstein

September 3, 2013

The Enduring Appeal of Leonard Cohen

Simone Dinnerstein talks about the enduring appeal of songs by Leonard Cohen. She'll introduce us to a new piece for piano based on Cohen's music. Plus we hear from star violinist Leonidas Kavakos on a rarely performed Szymanowski concerto, on Tuesday's Performance Today.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Ottorino Respighi
    Impressioni brasiliane (Brazilian Impressions) - II. Butantan
    Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
    Respighi: Church Windows, Brazilian Impressions, Rossiniana
    Naxos 557711
  • Franz Schubert
    Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F Major, D.487
    Arnaud Sussmann, violin; Misha Amory, viola; Edward Arron, cello; Jeewon Park, piano
    Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, Bridgehampton, NY
  • Ildebrando Pizzetti
    Venetian Rondo
    Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
    Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY
  • Daniel Felsenfeld
    Cohen Variations
    Simone Dinnerstein, piano
    Studio 4A, NPR, Washington DC

hour 2

  • Manuel de Falla
    Ritual Fire Dance from El Amor Brujo
    Philadelphia Orchestra; Eugene Ormandy, conductor
    The Fantastic Philadelphians
  • Maurice Ravel
    Pavane pour une infante defunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess)
    Los Angeles Philharmonic; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
  • Ian Krause
    Antique Suite
    Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
    Utsey Chamber Music Series, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
  • Karol Szymanowski
    Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 61
    Leonidas Kavakos, violin; Philadelphia Orchestra; Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor
    Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY
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