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.
Performance Today audio is available for thirty days following broadcast.
Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet
Bettine Clemen, solo flute; members of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
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
Ballet Suite from La Strada
Artosphere Festival Orchestra; Corrado Rovaris, conductor
Artosphere Festival, Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR
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
The Book Thief
Randy Kerber, piano; Fox Studio Orchestra; John Williams, conductor
The Book Thief Original Major Motion Picture Soundtrack
Sony Classical 8888397072
Son of Chamber Symphony: Movements 2, 3
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Jeffrey Kahane, music director
Royce Hall, Westwood, CA