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Schubert at the Piano, by Gustav KlimtWikimedia Commons

Performance Today - April 30, 2021


April 30, 2021

It's fair to say that Robert Schumann was impressed when he heard Schubert's first piano trio. Schumann wrote: "..the troubles of our human existence disappear...and the whole world is fresh and bright again." Can there be a better review than that? On today's show, join us for uplifting music by Franz Schubert, his Piano Trio No. 1.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Henri Dutilleux: Au gre des ondes: Prelude en Berceuse; Claquettes
Robert Levin, piano
Album: Henri Dutilleux: D'ombre et de silence
ECM 2105

Maurice Ravel: Alborada del Gracioso (From Miroirs)
Texas Festival Orchestra; Ransom Wilson, conductor
Round Top Festival Institute, Festival Concert Hall, Round Top, TX

Joseph Haydn: Quartet in D minor, Op. 76, No. 2 "Die Quinten"
New York Philharmonic String Quartet
University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, UGA Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA

Franz Schubert: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, D.898: Mvt. 1
Robert Levin, piano; Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin; Peter Wiley, cello
Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

Hour 2

Lyun Joon Kim / Roxanna Panufnik: Korean Elegy
Han-Na Chang, cello; Philharmonia Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Album: The Swan: Classic Works for Cello and Orchestra
EMI 57052

Maurice Ravel: Piece en forme de Habanera
Peter Sanders, cello; Adrienne Kim, piano
Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, VT

Jessie Montgomery: Rhapsody No. 1
Jessie Montgomery, violin
Album: Strum: Music for Strings
Azica Records 71302

Edward Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, Enigma
Aspen Festival Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Aspen Music Festival and School, Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, CO