Performance Today

Peter Schickele's Spring Forward

Peter SchickeleCourtesy of the artist

November 11, 2016

It may be the wrong time of year, but Peter Schickele's Spring Forward is such a graceful piece that we couldn't wait to share it with you. Yes indeed, that Peter Schickele - the man who created the wackiness of PDQ Bach is also a serious composer. We'll hear his new piece, Spring Forward, on Friday's Performance Today.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Johann Sebastian Bach: Canon Perpetuus, Canon a 2, Canon perpetuus contario motu
Gustav Leonhardt, harpsichord; Barthold Kuijken, transverse flute; Sigiswald Kuijken, violin; Weiland Kuijken, viola de gamba
Bach: Musical Offering
Pro Arte 9

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Sinfonia in F, F. 67, for strings and basso continuo
Concerto Copenhagen; Lars Ulrik Mortensen, conductor
Bach and his family: Concerto Copenhagen, Garrison Church, Copenhagen, Denmark

John Cage (arr. Robert van Sice): In a Landscape
Jisu Jung, marimba
Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN

Paul Schoenfield: Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano
Jose Franch-Ballester clarinet; Arnaud Sussmann, violin; Gloria Chien, piano
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Performing Arts Center, Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA

Hour 2

P.D.Q. Bach (Peter Schickele): Prelude and Fugue No. 1 and No. 2
Christopher O'Riley, piano
PDQ Bach: The Short-Tempered Clavier and Other Dysfunctional Works for Keyboard
Telarc 80390

Johannes Brahms: Rhapsodie Op. 79, Nos. 1 & 2
Vladimir Feltsman, piano
The Aspen Music Festival and School, Harris Hall, Aspen, CO

Peter Schickele: Spring Forward for clarinet quintet
David Shifrin, clarinet; The Miro Quartet
Phoenix Chamber Music Society, Central United Methodist Church, Phoenix, AZ

Sergei Rachmaninoff: The Sea and the Seagulls, from Etudes Tableaux, Op. 39
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY