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Shakespeare

April 23, 2014

Shakespeare's birthday

On Wednesday's Performance Today, we're celebrating the Bard's 450th birthday with Shakespeare-inspired works by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, and Chopin.

Today's Playlist



hour 1

  • Felix Mendelssohn
    Hexenlied, "Witches' Song," Op. 8, No. 8
    Daniel Hope, violin; Sebastian Knauer, piano
  • Felix Mendelssohn
    Auf Flugeln des Gesanges. "On Wings of Song." Op. 34, No. 2
    Daniel Hope, violin; Sebastian Knauer, piano
  • Mikhail Glinka
    Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla
    Greenville Symphony Orchestra; Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
    Peace Center for the Performing Arts, Greenville, SC
  • The Piano Puzzler
    This week's contestant is Caroline Cassil from Sutherlin, OR
  • Felix Mendelssohn
    String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80, No. 6
    Miami String Quartet: Benny Kim, violin; Cathy Meng Robinson, violin; Scott Lee, viola; Keith Robinson, cello
    Virginia Arts Festival, Robin Hixon Theater, Norfolk, VA

hour 2

  • Sergei Prokofiev
    Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 1, Op. 64a: 1. Folk Dance
    Philadelphia Orchestra; Riccardo Muti, conductor
    EMI 86642
  • Felix Mendelssohn
    A Midsummer Night's Dream: 1. Scherzo; 9. Wedding March
    Berlin Philharmonic; Claudio Abbado, conductor
    Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany
  • Frederic Chopin
    Nocturne in g minor, Op. 15, No. 3
    Louis Lortie, piano
    Louis Lortie: Chopin Volume 2
    Chandos 10714
  • William Walton (arr. Jeremy Cavaterra)
    Princes in the Tower, from Richard III
    Members of the Salastina Music Society: Jessica Pearlman, oboe; Kevin Kumar, violin; Maia Jasper, violin; Born Lau, viola; Jonathan Karoly, cello
    Salastina Music Society, Bing Theatre, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • William Walton (arr. Jeremy Cavaterra)
    Touch Her Soft Lips and Part, from Henry V
    Members of the Salastina Music Society: Jessica Pearlman, oboe; Kevin Kumar, violin; Maia Jasper, violin; Born Lau, viola; Jonathan Karoly, cello
    Salastina Music Society, Bing Theatre, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, Op. 17
    Orchestra of the Suisse Romande, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor
    Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland
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