Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Capricious

Eldar Djangirov, pianist (mostly jazz, some classical)

Caprice, capricious, capriccio. A set of words all meaning whimsical, light-hearted, and free-spirited. As you'll find out today, that can encompass a lot of territory. Everything from the thoughtful, wandering improvisation on a Brahms Capriccio by the amazing jazz pianist Eldar Djangirov (pictured), to the sometimes ferocious yet ultimately playful Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra by Igor Stravinsky. Join us as we explore some of the many facets of the Capriccio in today's show.