Poster Statue depicting Mykola Lysenko
Monument To Mykola Lysenko, Kiev, Ukraine
via Wikimedia Commons
Performance Today®

A source of Ukrainian pride

Mykola Lysenko was a Ukrainian composer and conductor who is considered one of the founders of Ukrainian classical music. On today's show, we'll hear the overture from Lysenko's opera 'Taras Bulba,' from a concert by the Romanian Radio National Orchestra.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Leos Janacek: Glagolitic Mass Movements 1 and 8
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra | Rafael Kubelik, conductor
Album: Janacek Glagolitic Mass, Diary Of One Who Disappeared
DG 463672

Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor: Movement 1 Andante - Allegro
Classical Tahoe Orchestra | Joel Revzen, conductor
Classical Tahoe, The Pavilion, Classical Tahoe Sierra Nevada University Campus, Incline Village, NV

Piano Puzzler
Contestant: Mike Freiberg calling from Golden Valley, MN

Leos Janacek: String Quartet No. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata"
Bob Anemone & Rachel Ostler, violins | Madeline Sharp, viola | Brad Ritchie, cello
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Pre-Concert Chamber Music Series, Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA

Hour 2

Jessie Montgomery: Peace
Anthony McGill, clarinet | Gloria Chien, piano
Album: Here With You
Cedille 207

Gabriel Faure: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op.15: Movement 1 Allegro molto moderato
Jennifer Frautschi, violin | Paul Neubauer, viola | Edward Arron, cello | Gloria Chien, piano
String Theory at Home, online concert

Mykola Lysenko: Overture to 'Taras Bulba'
Romanian Radio National Orchestra | Adrian Morar, conductor
Mihail Jora Concert Hall, Bucharest, Romania

Robert Schumann: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63
Trio Wanderer | Jinsang Lee, piano
Music in PyeongChang, Alpensia Concert Hall, PyeongChang, South Korea

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