Performance Today

A pianist's flying fingers

Simon TrpceskiCourtesy of the artist

August 02, 2021

In the hands of a great pianist, Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 is romantic, expressive and wildly virtuosic. Powerhouse pianist Simon Trpceski brings this piece to life from a concert in Norway on the next Performance Today, from APM.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in D minor, Op 3 No. 11, RV 565 Movement 3 and 4 Largo e spiccato and Allegri
Daniel Hope, violin; Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Album: Daniel Hope plays Vivaldi
DG 4777463

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento in D, K. 136
Members of the European Youth Orchestra; Victor Aviat, conductor
Konzerthaus, Berlin, Germany

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in D Major, RV 428
Mimi Stillman, flute; Dolce Suono Ensemble
Dolce Suono Ensemble, Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA

Quinn Mason: A Joyous Trilogy
RAI National Symphony Orchestra; John Axelrod, conductor
Arturo Toscanini RAI  Auditorium, Turin, Italy

Hour 2

Claude Debussy: Arabesque No. 1
Simon Trpceski, piano
Album: Debussy: Images; Arabesques; Children's Corner; Clair de lune; L'Isle joyeuse
EMI 272

Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26
Simon Trpceski, piano; Stavanger Symphony Orchestra; Cristian Macelaru, conductor
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Fartein Valen, Stavanger Konserthus, Stavanger, Norway

Camille Saint-Saens: Tarantella for flute, clarinet, piano Op. 6
Gregory Milliren, flute; Bixby Kennedy, clarinet; Michael Brown, piano
Music in the Vineyards Festival, The Hess Collection (winery and art museum), Napa, CA

Jessica Meyer: She Sailed the Savage Seas
St. Lawrence String Quartet
Spoleto Chamber Music 2021, South Carolina Public Radio, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC