June 8, 2009
And the Winner is...
Last night in Fort Worth, Texas, the Van Cliburn Piano Competition came to an end. The result? An unexpected tie for first place. Our own Fred Child was there, hosting the awards ceremony. On today's show, we'll hear from Fred in Texas, feature conversations with the winners, and catch one of the winning concerto performances, featuring co-winner Nobuyuki Tsujii of Japan.
Nocturnes No. 1 in C and No. 2 in A
Pianist Ralph Votapek
Georg Philipp Telemann
Finale from "Grillen-Sinfonie" ("Whimsical Symphony")
Apollo's Fire with harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
"Canzona Super O Nachbar Roland"
Capriccio Stravagante with conductor Skip Sempe
Musica Antica Early Music Festival, Bruges, Belgium
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11
Pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and conductor James Conlon
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Fort Worth, Texas
Allegro from Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Op. 114
Clarinetist Stanley Drucker, cellist Carter Brey, and pianist Gerald Robbins
String Quartet No. 42 in C, Op. 54, No. 2, Hob. III/57
The St. Lawrence String Quartet
Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, South Carolina
Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra
Clarinetist Stanley Drucker with the New York Philharmonic and conductor Leonard Bernstein
Avery Fisher Hall, New York City
Traditional (Arranged by Gareth Koch)
"The Skye-Boat Song"
Guitarist Gareth Koch
Spivey Hall, Morrow, Georgia
"Un Poco Triste"
Violinist Pinchas Zukerman and pianist Marc Neikrug
92nd Street Y, New York City