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Alisa Weilerstein

Weekend of September 20, 2014

Alisa Weilerstein

This past summer at the Aspen Music Festival, American cellist Alisa Weilerstein gave an emotional performance of Bach's Solo Cello Suite No. 3. That's on the way on this weekend's Performance Today, plus Bruce Adolphe has this week's Piano Puzzler.

Today's Playlist

hour 1

  • Richard Wagner
    Romanza: Albumblatt
    Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin; Robert Koenig, piano
    Heartbreak, Romantic Encores for Violin
    Dorian 90268
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Suite No. 3 for Unaccompanied Cello in C major, BWV 1009
    Alisa Weilerstein, cello
    Aspen Music Festival and School, Harris Concert Hall, Aspen, CO
  • The Piano Puzzler
    This week's contestant is Fran B. from Las Cruces, NM
  • Richard Wagner
    Good Friday Spell, from Parsifal
    Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Jaap van Zweden, conductor
    Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX

hour 2

  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    Russian Folk Songs 41-45
    Guennadi Rojdestvenki, piano; Viktoria Postnikova, piano
    Tchaikovsky: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 5
    Erato 45968
  • Bohuslav Martinu
    Serenade No. 3 for Oboe, Clarinet, 4 Violins, and Cello, H. 218
    James Austin Smith, oboe; Todd Palmer, clarinet; Gabriela Diaz, violin; Mark Fewer, violin; Livia Sohn, violin; Geoff Nuttall, violin, David Ying, cello
    Spoleto Festival USA, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC
  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    Variations on a rococo theme in A major, Op. 33
    Gautier Capucon, cello; Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra; Valery Gergiev, conductor
    Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theater, Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations
    Erato 5099969448607
  • Michael Gandolfi
    Flourishes and Meditations on a Renaissance Theme
    The University of Texas Wind Ensemble; Jerry F. Junkin, conductor
    Bates Recital Hall, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
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