Poster Conductor Giovanni Antonini
Conductor Giovanni Antonini
©Marco Borggreve
Performance Today®

Giovanni Antonini & Il Giardino Armonico

Forty years ago, conductor Giovanni Antonini helped launch a musical movement by playing works from 300 years ago as we think they might have been originally played. Antonini and his group, Il Giardino Armonico, are on the way in concert on today's episode of PT.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Moritz Moszkowski: Suite for Two Violins and Piano: Movement 4 Molto vivace
Kristin Lee, violin | Sean Lee, violin | Wu Han, piano
Album: Resonance: Disc 5 (2012)
Music@Menlo Live 2012

Felix Mendelssohn: String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 87
James Thompson, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violins | Paul Neubauer, Matthew Lipman, violas | Dmitri Atapine, cello
Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute, Spieker Center for the Arts, Atherton, CA

Francesco Onofrio Manfredini: Concerto Grosso in C
Il Giardino Armonico | Giovanni Antonini, conductor
Actus Humanus Festival, Artus Court, Gdansk, Poland

Florence Price: Fantasie No. 1 in C Minor
Solomiya Ivakhiv, violin | Tanya Bannister, piano
Music at the Institute Concert Series, Ukrainian Institute of America, New York, NY

Hour 2

Frederic Chopin: Prelude in C sharp minor, Op. 45, "Sostenuto"
Rafal Blechacz, piano
Album: Chopin: The Complete Preludes
DG 10870

Radiohead, arr. Brian Smith: Street Spirit
University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA

Frederic Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasie in A flat Major
Evren Ozel, piano
Schubert Club and Chopin Society of MN, Ordway Concert Hall, St Paul, MN

Max Richter: Four Seasons Recomposed: Summer & Autumn
Neo-Classics Chamber Orchestra | Yukuang Jin, conductor
Music in the Summer Air, Concert Hall, Shanghai, China

Love the music?

Donate by phone

Show your support by making a gift to YourClassical.

Each day, we’re here for you with thoughtful streams that set the tone for your day – not to mention the stories and programs that inspire you to new discovery and help you explore the music you love.

YourClassical is available for free, because we are listener-supported public media. Take a moment to make your gift today.

More Ways to Give

Your Donation


Latest Performance Today® Episodes


Latest Performance Today® Episodes


About Performance Today®

To find a station near you on our Stations Listings page, click here.

American Public Media’s Performance Today® is America’s most popular classical music radio program and a winner of the 2014 Gabriel Award for artistic achievement. The show is broadcast on hundreds of public radio stations across the country, including at 1 p.m. central weekdays on Minnesota Public Radio. More information about our stations can be found at APM Distribution.

Performance Today® features live concert recordings that can’t be heard anywhere else, highlights from new album releases, and in-studio performances and interviews. Performance Today® is based at the APM studios in St. Paul, Minnesota, but is frequently on the road, with special programs broadcast from festivals and public radio stations around the country. Also, each Wednesday, composer Bruce Adolphe joins host Fred Child for a classical musical game and listener favorite: the Piano Puzzler.

How do I leave a comment?

Send us a comment here.

About Performance Today®