Performance Today: Philip Glass and Franz Schubert

Friday, January 29, 2010

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This special edition of Performance Today marks the birthdays of Franz Schubert and Philip Glass with performances of music by each composer.

Host Fred Child celebrates with Mr. Glass himself onstage at Rockefeller University’s Caspary Auditorium.

They’ll explore performances of Glass’s own recent works alongside those of composers who’ve sustained and inspired him over a half century of composing. Trio Solisti and the Glass Chamber Players play music of Bach, Schubert, Ravel, and Glass.

J.S. Bach: Prelude No. 1 in C major for piano, John Klibinoff, piano

Franz Schubert: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major D 574, Op. 182
—I.  Allegro moderato
Maria Bachmann, violin; John Klibinoff, piano

Philip Glass: Violin Sonata  
Maria Bachmann, violin; John Klibinoff, piano

Maurice Ravel: Piano Trio
—III.  Passacaille (Très large)


Maria Bachmann, violin

Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello

Jon Klibonoff, piano

Philip Glass: String Sextet  

Maria Bachmann, violin
Jesse Mills, violin
Hsin-Yun Huang, viola
Misha Amory, viola
Alexis Gerlach, cello
Wendy Sutter, cello

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Comments [2]

Michael Meltzer

Today is Mario Lanza's birthday as well as Schubert's, and Lanza sang the Schubert Ave Maria in the movie "Serenade." The track can be downloaded on the web from a number of sources. You really ought to squeeze it in today, if you don't already have it programmed.

Jan. 31 2010 07:09 PM
Nancy de Flon from Metro NY

Happy birthday, Mr. Glass, and thank you for the wonderful music!

Jan. 30 2010 07:44 PM

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