February 11, 2009
Reunited with his first love
Ever since pianist Jonathan Biss was eight years old, he's been madly in love with Mozart's 22nd piano concerto. It was his favorite piece. He listened to it so often, his cassette tape of it broke. (Remember cassettes?) On today's show, Jonathan Biss performs Mozart's masterpiece with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at New York's Carnegie Hall.
March from "Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber"
The San Francisco Symphony with conductor Herbert Blomstedt
Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
Saxophonist Arno Bornkamp with the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic and conductor Ed Spanjaard
Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht, the Netherlands
"The Piano Puzzler"
This week's contestant is Chris Willis from Santa Monica, California.
The Lausanne Chamber Orchestra with conductor Christian Zacharias
Metropole Hall, Lausanne, Switzerland
Ludwig van Beethoven
Rondo from Piano Sonata No. 8 ("Pathetique")
Pianist Jonathan Biss
"Cavatina," from Four Miniatures for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 75a
Violinists Lily Francis and Karen Gomyo, and violist Choong-Jin Chang
Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Bridgehampton, New York
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat, K. 482
Pianist Jonathan Biss with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Carnegie Hall, New York City
Alfonso Ferrabosco II
"Four Note Pavan"
Capriccio Stravagante with conductor Skip Sempe
Musica Antica Early Music Festival, Bruges, Belgium