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April 24, 2014

Lieutenant Kije

On Thursday's Performance Today, we'll hear music that Sergei Prokofiev wrote for the satirical film Lieutenant Kije, which depicts the noble life and tragic death of a soldier who was never born in the first place.

Today's Playlist

hour 1

  • Niccolo Paganini
    Sei Sonata No. 6, M.S. 27, Op. 3
    Gil Shaham, violin; Goran Sollscher, guitar
    Works for Violin and Guitar
    DG 437837
  • Antonin Dvorak
    Bagatelles, Op. 47
    Harumi Rhodes, violin; Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin; Nicholas Canellakis, cello; Pedja Muzijevic, harmonium
    Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, Bridgehampton, NY
  • John Adams
    China Gates
    Orli Shaham, piano
    SubCulture, New York, NY
  • Maurice Ravel
    Mother Goose Suite
    New York Philharmonic; David Robertson, conductor
    Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY

hour 2

  • Sergei Prokofiev
    Waltz Suite Op. 110: 4. End of the Fairy Tale
    Scottish National Orchestra; Neeme Jarvi, conductor
    Chandos 8450
  • Johannes Brahms
    Tragic Overture
    Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
    Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    String Quartet in E flat Major, Op. 74 "Harp": 1. Poco Adagio. Allegro
    Orion String Quartet
    Impromptu, WFMT, Chicago IL
  • Sergei Prokofiev
    Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60
    Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Jacques Lacombe
    Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH
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