Performance Today

Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1

Portrait of Tchaikovsky by Nikolai Kuznetsov (1893)Wikimedia Commons

May 17, 2018

Not many pieces can match the romantic drama and sheer virtuosity of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1. On Thursday's Performance Today, hear a thrilling concert performance by pianist Joyce Yang and the Nashville Symphony.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Johann Sebastian Bach: Flute Sonata in A Major BWV 1032 Movement 1 Vivace
Marina Piccinini, flute; Brasil Guitar Duo
Bach: Flute Sonatas
Avie 2196

Antonin Dvorak: Quartet in F Major, Op 96 "American"
Jasper String Quartet
Honest Brook Music Festival, WSKG Public Media, Honest Brook Music Festival, Delhi, NY

Astor Piazzolla: Zita from Suite Troileana
Brasil Guitar Duo
Americas Society, Americas Society, New York, NY

Peter Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op 23: Movements 2 & 3
Joyce Yang, piano; Nashville Symphony; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Nashville Symphony, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN

Hour 2

Erwin Schulhoff: Alla Tango Milonga
Mira Wang, Colin Jacobsen, violins; Nicholas Cords, viola; Jan Vogler, cello
Tango!
Sony 32803

Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Trio Sonata No.4 in C minor
Sonnambula; Elizabeth Weinfield, Artistic Director
Baruch Performing Arts Center - Engelman Recital Hall, New York, NY

Maurice Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner, conductor
Musikkitalo, Helsinki, Finland

Erwin Schulhoff: Sonata for alto saxophone & piano "Hot Sonata"
Sean Meyers, alto saxophone; Teodora Adzharova, piano
Summer Chamber Music in Roland Park, Roland Park Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD