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Peer Gynt in the Hall of the Mountain King (Theodor Kittelsen 1913)
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In the Hall of the Mountain King

Trolls, goblins, and gnomes - we'll join them all in the Hall of the Mountain King. On Friday's Performance Today, we'll hear Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite; plus, pianist Joyce Yang plays Grieg's Piano Concerto in concert at the Aspen Festival.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Ney Rosauro (arr. Seattle Marimba Quartet): Brazilian Fantasy: "Bach in Brazil"
Seattle Marimba Quartet
In Studio at KING FM, Seattle, WA

Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16
Joyce Yang, piano; Aspen Chamber Symphony; Osmo Vanska, conductor
Aspen Music Festival and School, Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, CO

Johann Sebastian Bach: Variations on Goldberg Variations, No. 18 and No. 1
Chris Thile, mandolin; Mike Marshall, mandocello
Savannah Music Festival, Charles H. Morris Center, Savannah, GA

Hour 2

Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46
Artosphere Festival Orchestra; Corrado Rovaris, conductor
Artosphere Festival, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR

Gerald Cohen: Variously Blue
Vasko Dukovski, clarinet; Gerald Cohen, conductor
le poisson rouge, New York, NY

George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Eldar Djangirov, piano
Windham Chamber Music Festival, Windham Civic Centre, Windham, NY

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Performance Today® features live concert recordings that can’t be heard anywhere else, highlights from new album releases, and in-studio performances and interviews. Performance Today® is based at the APM studios in St. Paul, Minnesota, but is frequently on the road, with special programs broadcast from festivals and public radio stations around the country. Also, each Wednesday, composer Bruce Adolphe joins host Fred Child for a classical musical game and listener favorite: the Piano Puzzler.

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