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Performance Today®

April 4, 2015: Music old and new

On this weekend's Performance Today, we have music old and new from venues near and far, including a new composition for Passover by cantor and composer, Gerald Cohen. Plus, we'll hear a Brahms Symphony that was 20 years in the making.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Sergei Prokofiev: Symphonie Classique: 1. Allegro
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Prokofiev: Classical Symphony; Bizet, Britten
DG 423624

Claude Debussy: Selections from Preludes, Book 1: La fille aux cheveux de l, Minstrels, La cathedrale engloutie
Gilles Vonsattel, piano
Music@Menlo, Menlo School, Atherton, CA

Henri Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 5 in a minor, Op. 37, "Gretry"
Viviane Hagner, violin; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

Sulkhan Tsintsadze: Six Miniatures
Avi Avital, mandolin; The Dover Quartet
Savannah Music Festival, Temple Mickve Israel, Savannah, GA

Hour 2

Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in F Major: 4. Allegro
Alban Gerhardt, cello; Markus Groh, piano
Les Nouveaux Interpretes - Brahms: Sonatas Music
Harmonia Music 911641

Frederic Chopin: Heroic Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53
Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano
University of Georgia, Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68: 3. Un poco Allegretto e graz; 4. Adagio, Piu andante.
Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra; Adrien Perruchon, conductor
Auditorium, Radio France, Paris, France

Gerald Cohen: Sea of Reeds, five songs for clarinet duo and piano
Grneta Ensemble: Vasko Dukovski and Ismail Lumanovski, clarinets; Alexandra Joan, piano; Gerald Cohen, conductor
le poisson rouge, New York, NY

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