October 15, 2009
From miniature to larger-than-life
We'll feature the wide emotional range of the piano in today's show, from two charming and reflective miniatures played by Stephen Hough and Jose Enrique Bagaria, to Beethoven's brooding and powerful third piano concerto. Alfred Brendel performs with Franz Welser-Most and the Cleveland Orchestra, in one of his last American appearances before he retired last year.
Performance Today audio is available for seven days following broadcast.
Slavonic Dance No. 1 in B, Op. 72
The Cleveland Orchestra with conductor George Szell
"Feuillet d'Album" ("Album Leaf")
Pianist Stephen Hough
Henry Wood Hall, London, England
"To Franz Schubert"
Pianist Jose Enrique Bagaria
Parish Church, Santa Cristina d'Aro, Spain
Johann Sebastian Bach
Sarabande from Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004
Violinist Janine Jansen
Philharmonie, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37
Pianist Alfred Brendel with the Cleveland Orchestra and conductor Franz Welser-Most
Severance Hall, Cleveland
"Orgia" from "Danzas Fantasticas"
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra with conductor Eduardo Mata
Pablo de Sarasate
Zortzico "Adios Montanas Mias," Op. 39
Violinist Gil Shaham with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon and conductor Alejandro Posada
Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes, Valladolid, Spain
Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra with conductor Jaap Van Zweden
Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas