Performance Today

Ignacy Jan Paderewski

Ignacy Jan Paderewski: Composer, pianist, statesmanBy Genthe, Arnold (1869-1942), via Wikipedia Commons

September 18, 2017

Ignacy Jan Paderewski was a dashing, virtuosic pianist around the turn of the 20th century. In 1919, he was the Prime Minister of Poland... his signature is on the Treaty of Versailles. On Monday's Performance Today, we'll hear Paderewski's Piano Concerto No. 1, from a concert in his hometown of Warsaw, Poland.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Arno Babajanian: Melody & Humoresque: Melody; Vagharshapat and Dance
Raffi Besalyan, piano
The Return
Dorian 92187

Marco Pereira: Pacho porsha
Brasil Guitar Duo
San Antonio Chamber Music Society, Temple Beth-El, San Antonio, TX

Paulo Bellinati: Bom Partido
Brasil Guitar Duo
San Antonio Chamber Music Society, Temple Beth-El, San Antonio, TX

Arno Babajanian: Trio in F sharp minor for Piano, Violin and Cello
Mihai Marica, cello; Ani Kavafian, violin; Gloria Chien, piano
Late Night Rose, Rose Studio at Lincoln Center, New York, NY

Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Op. 8, L'autunno
New York Philharmonic; Frank Huang, conductor
David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY

Hour 2

Bohuslav Martinu: Magical Bag from the ballet "Spalicek" Suite No. 2
Prague Chamber Orchestra
Evening Tunes in Prague
Denon 78926

Giuseppe Tartini: Sonata in G minor, Devil's Trill
Adam Barnett-Hart, violin; Keith Robinson, cello; Hyeyeon Park, harpsichord
Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA

Bohuslav Martinu: Quartet for oboe, violin, cello and piano
Jonathan Fischer, oboe; Jonathan Crow, violin; Bion Tsang, cello; Susan Grace, piano
Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Packard Hall, Colorado Springs, CO

Ignaz Paderewski: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 17: Movements 2-3
Nelson Goerner, piano; Warsaw Phiharmonic Orchestra; Jacek Kaspszyk, conductor
17th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition, Concert Hall, Philharmonic, Warsaw, Poland