March 12, 2009
Sergei Prokofiev was living in Paris when he started writing his second violin concerto. But he suffered an incurable bout of homesickness, and returned to Russia in 1935. On today's show, we'll feature this half-French, half-Russian concerto. Violinist Liza Ferschtman is making her PT debut with this performance, accompanied by the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Yakov Kreizberg.
Second movement from "Three Hebraic Melodies"
Guitarist Liat Cohen with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and conductor Frederic Chaslin
Mazurka No. 3 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 59
Pianist Aldo Ciccolini
KlaraFestival, Brussels, Belgium
"Mother Goose" Suite and "Daphnis and Chloe" Suite No. 2
The Juilliard Orchestra with conductor James DePreist
Alice Tully Hall, New York City
Apollo's Fire with harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Pianists Katia and Marielle Labeque
Overture to "The School for Scandal"
The United States Marine Band with conductor Capt. Michelle A. Rakers
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, Maryland
"Bess, You is my Woman Now" and "Summertime"
The New Century Saxophone Quartet
Kaul Auditorium, Portland, Oregon
"I Got Rhythm"
Violinist Daniel Hope and pianist Sebastian Knauer
Savannah Music Festival, Savannah, Georgia
Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63
Violinist Liza Ferschtman with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Yakov Kreizberg
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands