Performance Today

Celebrating the Olympics

Aerial view of Japan National Stadium, TokyoPhoto: Arne Müseler, via Wikimedia Commons

July 23, 2021

The Summer Games get underway weekend in Tokyo. Among the changes in the Covid Era, podium winners will place their own medals over their heads, and they'll do it to music by Japanese composer Naoki Satō. On this edition of Performance Today, hear Naoki Satō's music in celebration of the Olympic Games.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Anton Bruckner: Intermezzo in D minor
L'Archibudelli
Album: Anton Bruckner, L'Archibudelli
Sony 66251

Jessie Montgomery: Coincident Dances
Chicago Sinfonietta; Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Album: Project W: Works by Diverse Women Composers
Cedille 90000185

Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C Minor: Movement 4
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Donald Runnicles, conductor
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH

Naoki Satō: Limit of Love (Theme from Umizaru)
The United States Coast Guard Band
Album: The United States Coast Guard Band: Live in Japan
Altissimo 75442263112

Naoki Satō: 2020 Tokyo Olympic Victory Ceremony Music
Studio Orchestra

Hour 2

Johann Sebastian Bach: French Suite No. 5 for Solo Piano Movement 1 and 2 Allemande and Courante
Wu Han, piano
Album: Wu Han Live
Music@Menlo 2014

Chris Brubeck: The Time Out Suite
Stockton Symphony; Peter Jaffe, conductor
Stockton Symphony Association, Atherton Auditorium, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Trio elegiaque in G Minor for Piano, Violin and Cello
Wu Han, piano; Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin; Nicholas Canellakis, cello
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center @ Interlochen Presents, Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, Interlochen, MI

Johannes Brahms: Three Intermezzos for Piano, Op. 117
Gilbert Kalish, piano
Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA