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February 28, 2014

The Academy Awards

The Academy Awards are coming up this weekend. On Friday's Performance Today, we'll hear music by Oscar-nominated composer (and five-time Oscar winner) John Williams, in anticipation of Hollywood's big night.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Nino Rota
    Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet
    Bettine Clemen, solo flute; members of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
    Sugo 9414
  • Franz Schubert
    String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, Op. 29, D. 804, "Rosamunde"
    The Dover Quartet
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN
  • Vincent Youmans (arr. Art Tatum)
    Tea for Two
    Yuja Wang, piano
    Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Nino Rota
    Ballet Suite from La Strada
    Artosphere Festival Orchestra; Corrado Rovaris, conductor
    Artosphere Festival, Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR

hour 2

  • John Williams
    Princess Leia's Theme, from 'Star Wars'
    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Franz Welser-Most, conductor
    Gardens, Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 103
    Kevin Vigneau, Toyin Spellman-Diaz, oboes; Alan Kay, Mariam Adam, clarinets; William Purvis, Jeff Scott, French horns; Frank Morelli, Monica Ellis, bassoons
    Music from Angel Fire, Taos Center from the Arts, Taos, NM
  • John Williams
    The Book Thief
    Randy Kerber, piano; Fox Studio Orchestra; John Williams, conductor
    The Book Thief Original Major Motion Picture Soundtrack
    Sony Classical 8888397072
  • John Adams
    Son of Chamber Symphony: Movements 2, 3
    Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Jeffrey Kahane, music director
    Royce Hall, Westwood, CA
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