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francois couperin

October 24, 2014

English studies

English composer Thomas Ades is a huge fan of Francois Couperin's 18th century keyboard music. So much so, he rewrote three of the French composer's pieces for orchestra. On Friday's Performance Today, we'll hear conductor Jeffrey Kahane lead the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Ades's "Three Studies from Couperin."

Today's Playlist



hour 1

  • Edvard Grieg
    Norwegian Peasant Dances, Op. 72; 7. Rotnamsknut from Hallingdal
    Geir Botnen, piano
    Norwegian Folk Songs and Peasant Dances From Op. 66 & Op. 72
  • Richard Wagner
    Overture to Rienzi
    Academy Festival Orchestra; James Gaffigan, conductor
    Music Academy of the West, The Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara,CA
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Ballet Music from Idomeneo, K. 367
    Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Matthew Halls, conductor
    Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA
  • Edvard Grieg
    Ballade in the Form of Variations on a Norwegian Melody, Op. 24
    Juho Pohjonen, piano
    Harris Concert Hall, Aspen Music Festival and School, Aspen, CO

hour 2

  • Duke Ellington (arr. Richard Price)
    Caravan and I'm Beginning to See the Light
    The Chestnut Brass Co
    Opening Night
  • Carl Maria von Weber
    Oberon Overture J. 306
    Texas Festival Orchestra; Christian Arming, conductor
    Round Top Music Festival, Festival Concert Hall, Round Top, TX
  • Gabriel Faure
    Dolly Suite, Op.56
    Anna Petrova and Josu de Solaun, piano
    Virginia Arts Festival, Trinity Episcopal Church, Portsmouth, VA
  • Thomas Ades
    Three Studies from Couperin
    Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
    Royce Hall, Westwood, CA
  • Stephen Paulus
    Pilgrims' Hymn
    The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge; Stephen Layton, conductor
    Beyond All Mortal Dreams - American A Cappella
    Hyperion 67832
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