Performance Today

Stravinsky's Ode

Composer Igor StravinskyGeorge Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress

Performance Today - October 7, 2021


October 07, 2021

Natalia Koussevitzky was passionate about the arts and music. When she died, her husband, composer and conductor Serge Koussevitzky, established a foundation in her name...and asked a friend to write music in her honor. On today's show, hear Igor Stravinsky's "Ode" to Natalia Koussevitzky, from a recent concert in Berlin.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Frank Bridge: The Dew Fairy and Heart's Ease
Stephen Hough, piano
Album: Steven Hough's English Piano Album
Hyperion 67267

Igor Stravinsky: Ode, elegiacal chant for orchestra
Berlin Radio Symphony; Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
RBB Broadcasting House, Berlin, Germany

Alfredo Piatti: Fantasy on the Themes from Il Trovatore, by Giuseppe Verdi
Zlatomir Fung, cello; Dina Vainshtein, piano
Friends of Chamber Music, Bryan, TX (Virtual Event)

Stephen Hough: Piano Sonata No. 4 (Vida Breve)
Stephen Hough, piano
Aspen Music Festival and School, Harris Concert Hall Aspen, CO

Hour 2

Camille Saint-Saens: Ballet Airs
Julia Bogorad-Kogan, flute; Margo Garrett, piano
Album: Flute Music of the Paris Conservatory
Ten Thousand Lakes 121

WanChun Shi: Festive Overture
National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra; Zhang Yi, conductor
National Centre for the Performing Arts Concert Hall, Beijing, China

Ernest Bloch: Abodah for Violin and Piano
Danbi Um, violin; Orion Weiss, piano
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Rose Studio, New York, NY

Camille Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 5 in F Op. 103 (Egyptian)
Louis Lortie, piano; German Radio Symphony, Berlin; Yutaka Sado, conductor
Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany