Poster Composer Wang Jie and JoAnn Falletta
Composer Wang Jie and JoAnn Falletta
Fred Child
Performance Today®

Wang Jie: Symphony No. 1

Composer Wang Jie says "If you find yourself elated by my music, the credit goes to the muses. If you hate it, well, it's only 15 minutes long." The composer describes herself as "part cartoon character, part virtuoso." On Friday's Performance Today, JoAnn Falletta leads the Buffalo Philharmonic in a concert performance of the Symphony No. 1 by Wang Jie.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Bela Bartok: Two Romanian Dances, Op. 8a (Sz43): Allegro vivace
Gyorgy Sandor, piano
Bela Bartok Solo Piano Works, Vol. 2
Sony 68275

Bela Bartok: The Miraculous Mandarin, Sz. 73
London Symphony Orchestra; Valery Gergiev, conductor
Classical Live, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ

Gabriel Faure: Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 120: Movement 1 Allegro, ma non troppo
Boston Trio: Irina Muresanu, violin; Astrid Schween, cello; Heng-Jin Park, piano
Rockport Music, Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

John Lennon/Paul McCartney (arr. Chris Dedrick): Penny Lane
Canadian Brass
University of Georgia, Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA

Hour 2

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

Rebecca Clarke: Prelude, Allegro, Pastorale
Bil Jackson, clarinet; Toby Appel, viola
Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Packard Hall, Colorado Springs, CO

Wang Jie: Symphony No. 1 "Awakening"
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

Edvard Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul, MN

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