Performance Today

Chad Lawson's Chopin Variations

Chad LawsonPaul Bangasser

April 01, 2016

When Chad Lawson began creating his modern interpretations of Frederic Chopin's music, he considered how some might respond to his rather audacious project. But he didn't let that stop him! On Friday's Performance Today, Chad Lawson joins us with his gentle versions of piano works by Chopin.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Jean Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26
Grand Teton Festival Orchestra; Donald Runnicles, conductor
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Hall, Teton Village, WY

Daniel Paget: One Hundred Roses: Seven Neopolitan Serenades and Dances
Escher Quartet; Carol Wincenc, flute; Jonathan Borden, bass; Emily Hoile, harp; Ken Hamao, mandolin; Colin Davin, guitar; Charles Rosmarin, percussion; Michael Truesdell, percussion; Amy Schroeder, vi

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (orch. Christian Lindberg): Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
Christian Lindberg, trombone; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Osmo Vanska, conductor
All the Lonely People
Bis 568

Hour 2

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

Chad Lawson: Frederic Chopin Variations: 1. Nocturne in F Minor, Op .55, No. 1; 2. Prelude in D flat Major, Op. 28, No. 15; 3. Waltz in A Minor, Op. 34, No. 2; 4. Nocturne in E flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2
Chad Lawson, piano
Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN

Chris Rogerson: Shadows Lengthen
Members of the Manhattan Chamber Players
le poisson rouge, New York, NY