Performance Today

PT Weekend: Louise Farrenc

Composer Louise FarrencLuigi Rubio, painter (ca.1835)

Performance Today - September 4, 2021


September 04, 2021

Composer Louise Farrenc grew up in Paris in the early 1800s. She had a great career as a pianist and composer, and she was hired as a professor...but at half the pay as men doing the same work. Louise Farrenc fought for and GOT equal pay. We'll hear chamber music by Louise Farrenc, on this edition of Performance Today, from APM.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Edvard Grieg: Lyric Suite, Op. 54 Movement 6 Klokkeklang (Bells)
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Album: Leif Ove Andsnes: Grieg Piano Sonata, Lyric Pieces
Virgin 59300

Ben Hippen: American Nocturne
Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra | Benjamin Loeb, conductor
Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra, Lviv National Philharmonie, Ukraine

Piano Puzzler
Contestant: Ted Fisher from Belgrade, Serbia

Louise Farrenc: Sextet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, and Piano, Op. 40
Marya Martin, flute
Kemp Jernigan, oboe
Tommaso Lonquich, clarinet
Peter Kolkay, bassoon
Stewart Rose, horn
Juho Pohjonen, piano
Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church,  Bridgehampton, NY

Hour 2

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata in C, K. 545. Movement 1 Allegro
Mitsuko Uchida, piano
Album: Mozart Piano Sonatas
Philips 422 725-2

Gabriela Lena Frank: Elegia Andina
ROCO | David Danzmayr, conductor
St. John the Divine Church, Houston, TX

Ludwig van Beethoven: Duet with two obligato eyeglasses WoO 32 for viola and violoncello
Zhenwei Shi, viola | Rainer Eudeikis, cello
Georgian Chamber Players, First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, GA

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A, K. 201
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra | Marek Janowski, conductor
Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany