Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: New Takes on Older Music

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Arnold Schoenberg, German composer, circa 1948 Schoenberg Archives at USC

On Wednesday's Performance Today: new takes on older music. Ralph Vaughan Williams found inspiration from Elizabethan English music of the 1500's. We'll hear a Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis performed at the Prague Castle. Plus, Arnold Schoenberg loved the music of Brahms, but disliked the instrumentation of the piano quartet. Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the reorchestration by Schoenerg. On Performance Today, from APM.