Performance Today

Monday- Friday, 8:00- 10:00pm
Fred Child

Performance Today is America's most popular classical music radio program, with more than 1.3 million weekly listeners on more than 260 stations around the country.

Performance Today features timely recordings that can't be heard anywhere else, recent performances by the great artists of our time and by the next generation of classical artists, from concert halls around the globe. Plus interviews and performances from the APM studios, and from concert stages around the country, along with classical music news and features. Every week composer Bruce Adolphe joins host Fred Child for a classical music game, the PT Piano Puzzler. Performance Today is based at the APM studios in Saint Paul, Minnesota, but is frequently on the road, with special programs broadcast from festivals and public radio stations around the country. And in 2006, Performance Today was live from Mozart's hometown of Salzburg, Austria for Mozart's 250th birthday celebrations.

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Playlist

December 19, 2012

8:01 PM
The Bells of Christmas: a medley of two modern carols from "The Santa Clause"
Artist : West Edge String Quartet
Album : Christmas Around The World
Composer : Michael Convertino and Loreena McKennitt (arr. Kermit Poling)
Label : Centaur 3087
8:36 PM
Sound the Bells
Artist : Recording Arts Orchestra; John Williams, cond.
Album : John Williams: American Journey
Composer : John Williams
Label : Sony 89364
9:01 PM
Angelus Ad Virginem
Artist : Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles
Album : Advent at Ephesus
Composer : Anonymous, 13th-14th century
Label : Decca 17837-02
9:04 PM
Hodie Christus natus est, Gregorian Antiphon to the Magnificat, Vespers for Christmas Day
Artist : Apollo’s Singers; Jeannette Sorrell, conductor, Apollo’s Fire
Album : Sacrum Mysterium: A Celtic Christmas Vespers
Composer : NA
Label : AV2269
9:53 PM
Flute Sonata
Artist : Irena Grafenauer, flute
Album : Sonatas & Partita for Flute & Continuo
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Label : Philips 422061