Performance Today

Efficiency experts would have loved Mozart. Some composers spend years, even decades, writing a single symphony. But in 1783, Mozart proved that it's possible to get the job done in just four days. We'll hear Mozart's weekend masterpiece, his Linz Symphony, from a concert at the Music Academy of the West in California. The always efficient Nicholas McGegan conducts.

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The list of concert performers and studio guests on Performance Today is a Who's Who of the classical music world: the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Yo Yo Ma, Gil Shaham, Midori, Maxim Vengerov, Itzhak Perlman, Andrew Manze, Pierre Boulez, John Adams, John Tavener, Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Cecelia Bartoli, the Emerson Quartet, the Eroica Trio, Sir Simon Rattle, Lorin Maazel, Daniel Barenboim, Michael Tilson Thomas, Ravi Shankar, Mikhail Pletnev, Emanuel Ax, and Alfred Brendel, to name just a few.

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March 31, 2014

1:01 PM
Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra
Artist : Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Album : Prokofiev: Love For 3 Oranges, Lieutenant Kij┬┐; Stravinsky: Suites
Composer : Igor Stravinsky
Label : RCA 5168
1:20 PM
Artist : Toby Twining Music
Album : Shaman
Composer : Toby Twining
Label : BMG Classics
1:29 PM
Symphony Allegro
Artist : Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Album : Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Symphonies Nos. 1-5
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Label : Eurodisc 69237
1:40 PM
Italian Concerto
Artist : Andras Schiff, piano
Album : Bach: 6 French Suites Bwv 812-817
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Label : London/Decca 433313