Performance Today

Pianist Garrick Ohlsson

Fred Child and Garrick Ohlsson - 2017 Grand Teton Music Festivalcourtesy of Garrick Ohlsson

September 29, 2017

Pianist Garrick Ohlsson joined us for music and conversation at a special PT event in Jackson Hole, Wyoming last month. Ohlsson is thoughtful and poetic when it comes to talking about music, and as a pianist, he's a virtuoso and a master on the lyrical side of the keyboard. On Friday's Performance Today, Garrick Ohlsson plays four pieces by Alexander Scriabin, in concert at the Grand Teton Music Festival.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto For Two Violins In D Minor, BWV 1043: Movement 3 Allegro
Pekka Kuusisto, Jaakko Kuusisto, violins; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Tero Latvala, conductor
J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos
Ondine 980

Alexandre Tansman: Septet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Viola, & Cello
Ransom Wilson, flute; Nicholas Stovall, oboe; Jonathan Gunn, clarinet; Kristin Wolfe Jensen, bassoon; Ray Riccomini, trumpet; Susan Dubois, viola; Stephen Balderston, cello
Round Top Festival Institute, Festival Concert Hall, Round Top, TX

John Corigliano: Red Violin Caprices for Violin
Bella Hristova, violin
Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA

Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046
Peter McGuire, violin; Michael Gast, horn; Brian Jensen, horn; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN

Hour 2

Peter Tchaikovsky: Mazeppa: Cossack Dance
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Erich Kunzel, conductor
Tchaikovsky: 1812
Telarc 80041

George Tsontakis: O Mikros, O Megas ("The small world, The huge world"): Movements 3-4
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
92nd Street Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall, New York City, NY

Alexander Scriabin: Etude in C sharp minor, Op. 2 No. 1
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

Alexander Scriabin: Prelude Op. 59 No. 2
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

Alexander Scriabin: Poeme Op. 32, No. 1
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

Alexander Scriabin: Etude in D sharp minor, Op. 8 No. 12
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

Peter Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture solonelle, Op. 49
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY