Poster Conductor Andrew Manze
Conductor Andrew Manze
Chris Christodoulou
Performance Today®

Exhausting and exhilarating

Conductor Andrew Manze recently led the LA Philharmonic in a symphony that they hadn't played in decades... possibly due the technical difficulty of the piece. Find out which symphony is exhausting to play and exhilarating to hear, on this episode of Performance Today.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Heitor Villa-Lobos: The Martyrdom of Insects: The Cicada in Winter
Francesca Anderegg, violin; Erika Ribeiro, piano
Images of Brazil
Naxos Classics 8272

Nico Muhly: So Far So Good
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra; Christopher Rountree, conductor
NY Phil Biennial, David Geffen Hall, New York, NY

Aaron Copland: Duo for violin and piano
Francesca Anderegg, violin; Greg Kostraba, piano
New Harmony Music Festival & School, Thralls Opera House, New Harmony, IN

Joan Tower: Rising
Alice K. Dade, flute; Dennis Kim, Clinton Dewing, violins; Jessica Oudin, viola; Jonah Kim, cello
Festival Mozaic, United Methodist Church, San Luis Obispo, CA

Hour 2

Franz Schubert: Violin Sonata in A minor, D. 385 Movement 4 Allegro
Andrew Manze, violin; Richard Egarr, fortepiano
Schubert Sonatas for Violin and Piano
Harmonia Mundi 907 445

Claude Debussy: Jardins sous la pluie (Estampes)
Frederic Chiu, piano
Southeastern Piano Festival, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Columbia, SC

Traditional (arr. The Danish String Quartet): Staedelil/The Dromer
The Danish String Quartet
Interlochen Presents, Corson Auditorium, Interlochen, MI

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6 in E minor
Los Angeles Philharmonic; Andrew Manze, conductor
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA

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