Poster Still-life painting by Pieter Claesz (1627)
Still-life painting by Pieter Claesz (1627)
via Wikimedia Commons, Rijksmuseum
Performance Today®


On this Thanksgiving holiday, we're thankful for being able to share music with you. Whether you're gathering with a few loved ones or settling in for a quiet weekend, we have a cozy Thanksgiving soundtrack to share with you. Join us for nourishing music and reflections on gratitude.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite in E minor, BWV 996: Movements 2-3
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Album: Bach: Works for Lute Vol 1
Azica 71250

Jason Vieaux: Home
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Chamber Music Northwest, Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA

Duke Ellington: In a Sentimental Mood
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Chamber Music Northwest, Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA

Luigi Boccherini: Quintet No. 4 for Guitar and Strings in D Major, "Fandango": Movement 3
Jason Vieaux, guitar | Francisco Fullana, Daria Tedeschi Adams, violins | Masumi Per Rostad, viola | Brook Speltz, cello and castanets
Music in the Vineyards festival, Inglenook. Rutherford, CA

Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Piano Sonata in F minor: Movement 2 Adagio maestoso
Anton Nel, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, The Center for Chamber Music, Seattle, WA

Antonio Vivaldi: Four Seasons: Movements 3-4
Nikki Chooi, violin | The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra | JoAnn Falletta, conductor
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

Hour 2

Johannes Brahms: Two Intermezzos, Op. 118, Nos. 1 & 4
Lang Lang, piano
Album: Haydn, Rachmaninov, Brahms, Tchaikovsky
Telarc 80524

Charles Villiers Stanford: The Blue Bird
Chicago a cappella
Chicago a cappella, Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston, IL

Johannes Brahms: String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36: Movement 1 Allegro no troppo
Grace Park, Scott Yoo, violins | Jessica Chang, Ben Ullery, violas | Robert deMaine, Jonah Kim, cellos
Festival Mozaic, Oyster Ridge Ancient Peaks Winery, Santa Margarita, CA

Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring
Tara Helen O'Connor, flute | Spoleto Festival USA ensemble
Bank of America Chamber Music Series, Spoleto Festival USA, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC

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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.

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