Performance Today

Garrick Ohlsson plays Chopin

Garrick OhlssonKacper Pemple

May 31, 2018

Pianist Garrick Ohlsson feels that Frederic Chopin was a brilliant intellect, but he thinks Chopin's music is more about visceral feeling than intellectual understanding. On Thursday's Performance Today, hear Ohlsson perform a Chopin scherzo from a concert in Fort Worth, Texas.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Frederic Chopin: Nocturne No. 4 in F Major, Op. 15, No. 1
Daniel Barenboim, piano
Chopin Nocturnes Music
Deutsche Grammophon 453022

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto a Molti Strumenti in D Minor, RV 566
Venice Baroque Orchestra; Andrea Marcon, conductor
University of Georgia, Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Flute Concerto in D Minor, H. 484.1, Wq 22
Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Geoff Nuttall, violin; Owen Dalby, violin; Benjamin Beilman, violin; Livia Sohn, violin; Daniel Phillips, viola
Spoleto Festival USA 2015, Bank of America's Chamber Music Series, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC

Frederic Chopin: Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
The Cliburn, Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, TX

Hour 2

Philip Glass: String Quartet No. 3, I. 1957: Award Montage
Modern Mandolin Quartet
Americana
Sono Luminus DSL-92157

Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Sonate pour le Violon et pour le Clavecin, No. 3 in F
Sonnambula; Elizabeth Weinfield, conductor
Baruch Performing Arts Center - Engelman Recital Hall, New York, NY

Jacob Clemens non Papa: Ego flos campi
In Mulieribus; Anna Song, conductor
In Mulieribus, Proto-Cathedral of St James the Greater, Vancouver, WA

Philip Glass: Violin Concerto No. 2
Mikhail Simonyan, violin; Baltic Sea Philharmonic; Kristjan Jarvi, conductor
Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany