The Academy Awards
February 28, 2014
The Academy Awards are coming up this weekend. On Friday's Performance Today, we'll hear music by Oscar-nominated composer (and five-time Oscar winner) John Williams, in anticipation of Hollywood's big night.
Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet
Bettine Clemen, solo flute; members of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Sugo - 9414
String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, Op. 29, D. 804, "Rosamunde"
The Dover Quartet
Vincent Youmans (arr. Art Tatum):
Tea for Two
Yuja Wang, piano
Ballet Suite from La Strada
Artosphere Festival Orchestra; Corrado Rovaris, conductor
Princess Leia's Theme, from 'Star Wars'
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Franz Welser-Most, conductor
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 103
Kevin Vigneau, Toyin Spellman-Diaz, oboes; Alan Kay, Mariam Adam, clarinets; William Purvis, Jeff Scott, French horns; Frank Morelli, Monica Ellis, bassoons
The Book Thief
Randy Kerber, piano; Fox Studio Orchestra; John Williams, conductor
The Book Thief Original Major Motion Picture Soundtrack
Sony Classical - 8888397072
Son of Chamber Symphony: Movements 2, 3
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Jeffrey Kahane, music director