Performance Today

Dusting off the past

Danish String QuartetCaroline Bittencourt

March 03, 2017

In 2013, the Danish String Quartet spent a week in the countryside, arranging and recording Scandanavian folk tunes. We'll listen to an arrangement from that outing - an old Danish tune called "Five Sheep, Four Goats". Also featured, symphonies by Beethoven and Brahms on Friday's Performance Today.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Sergei Prokofiev: Folk Dance from Romeo and Juliet
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Paavo Jarvi, conductor
Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet:Complete Suites from the Ballet Music
Telarc 80597

Franz Schubert: Rondo in A major for Violin and String Quartet, D. 438
Danbi Um, violin; Erin Keefe, violin; Ying Fu, violin; Richard O'Neill, viola; Mihai Marica, cello
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

Philip Glass: Closing
Grand Band: Vicky Chow, piano; David Friend, piano; Paul Kerekes, piano; Blair McMillen, piano; Lisa Moore, piano; Isabelle O'Connell, piano
Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, Dalton Recital Hall, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68: Movements 3 & 4
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Louis Langree, conductor
Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH

Hour 2

Ludwig van Beethoven: The Ruins of Athens: Movement 1
The Hanover Band; Roy Goodman, conductor
Beethoven: Overtures
Nimbus 5130

Traditional (arr. Danish String Quartet): Five Sheep, Four Goats
Danish String Quartet
Classical KING FM 98.1, KING FM studios, Seattle, WA

Jon Bash: Dance, final movement from 'Oratorio'
Equus Saxophone Quartet
Classical KING FM 98.1, KING FM Studios, Seattle, WA

James Primosch: Badinerie Squared for Two Flutes
Mimi Stillman, flute; Jeffrey Khaner, flute
Trinity Center for Urban Life, Philadelphia, PA

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat, Op. 60
Concerto Koln; Michael Guttler, conductor
Chopin and his Europe International Music Festival, Philharmonic Concert Hall, Warsaw, Poland