Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Solemn Benediction and Raucous Celebration

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The second movement is some of the most calming, comforting music ever written, and the third movement is a raucous party scene. It's Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, the "Emperor" Concerto. Arnaldo Cohen at the piano, Michael Palmer conducting the Bellingham Festival Orchestra, at the Bellingham Festival of Music, in Washington state. Plus listener comments and calls about 21st century music, about "Bravo Man," and about an *alleged* Tartini Adagio.