Performance Today

Composer Maurice Greene

Composer Maurice GreenePainting by Francis Hayman, National Portrait Gallery, London

April 05, 2018

Composer Maurice Greene and George Frederic Handel had a relatively pleasant relationship... until Greene got a job that Handel had wanted. On Thursday's Performance Today, music by Maurice Greene, frenemy of George Frederic Handel.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 13: 3. Intermezzo
Juilliard String Quartet
50 Years, Vol. 6 - Scherzo Through Time
Sony 62712

Robert Schumann: Overture to Genoveva
Houston Symphony; Marc Albrecht, conductor
Houston Symphony, Jones Hall, Houston, TX

Frederic Chopin: Three Waltzes, Op. 34
Drew Petersen, piano
The Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, The Epic Center Wellspring Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI

Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet No. 3 in B minor, Op. 3 Movements 2-4
Juho Pohjonen, piano; Sean Lee, violin; Roberto Diaz, viola; Keith Robinson, cello; David Finckel and Wu Han, Artistic Directors
Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA

Hour 2

Sergei Prokofiev: Pushkin Waltz No. 2, Op. 120
Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suites 1 and 2 / Seattle Symphony
Delos 3050

Maurice Greene: Overture No. 2 in G
Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare; Gwyn Roberts & Richard Stone, Directors; Emlyn Ngai, Concertmaster
Tempesta di Mare, Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA

Sergei Taneyev: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 30: Movements 2-4
Escher String Quartet; Gilles Vonsattel, piano
Rockport Music, Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

Sergei Prokofiev: Five Melodies for Violin and Piano, Op. 35bis
Erin Keefe, violin; Adam Neiman, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA