Poster Aldo Lopez-Gavilan, Cuban composer and pianist
Aldo Lopez-Gavilan, Cuban composer and pianist
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Aldo Lopez-Gavilan

Composer and pianist Aldo Lopez-Gavilan has twin daughters. He wrote a little tune for their birthday, inspired by a beautiful place. Now he's expanded that tune into a full concerto. On Monday's Performance Today, hear Emporium by Aldo Lopez-Gavilan, in a performance from the Classical Tahoe festival.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Stephen Hough: On Falla
Stephen Hough, piano
Stephen Hough's Spanish Album
Hyperion 67565

Jerome Kern: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Adela Pena, violin; Basia Danilow, violin; Kathryn Lockwood, viola; Peter Sanders, cello
Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, VT

Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in C minor, Op.66: Movement 3 Scherzo
Hilary Hahn, violin; Robert deMaine, cello; Natalie Zhu, piano
Skaneateles Festival, First Presbyterian Church, Skaneateles, NY

Camille Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, Op. 103, "Egyptian"
Stephen Hough, piano; Nashville Symphony; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Nashville Symphony, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN

Hour 2

Aaron Copland: Rodeo: Saturday Night Waltz
London Symphony Orchestra; Aaron Copland, conductor
The Copland Collection 1936-1948
Sony 46559

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Two Movements for String Quartet
Escher String Quartet
Franklin College CMS & The CMSLC, Hodgson Concert Hall, University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA

Aaron Copland: Danza de Jalisco
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
92nd Street Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall, New York City, NY

Aldo Lopez-Gavilan: Emporium for Solo Piano and Orchestra
Aldo Lopez-Gavilan, piano; The Classical Tahoe Orchestra; Joel Revzen, conductor
Classical Tahoe, The Pavilion, Incline Village, NV

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