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Rudolf Buchbinder grew up in a house with a piano, despite the fact that no one in his family played music. But that piano became a source of inspiration for Buchbinder, who now has a tremendous career as a pianist. On Tuesday's Performance Today, we'll hear him play music by Beethoven. Here's a rundown of the show, which also features - Martha Argerich.

Hour 1

Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonatas Vol. 2

: Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 57 in F Major, Hob. XVI/47

Rudolf Buchbinder, piano


Francis Poulenc

: Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor, FP 61

Martha Argerich, piano; Alexander Gurning, piano; Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana; Erasmo Capilla, conductor

Martha Argerich: Lugano Concertos

DG 477 9884

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

: Andante and Five Variations in G for piano four hands, K. 501

Martha Argerich, piano; Alexander Gurning, piano

Martha Argerich: Lugano Concertos

DG 477 9884

Felix Mendelssohn

: Scherzo in A minor, Op. 81, No. 2

Pacifica Quartet: Simin Ganatra, violin; Sibbi Bernhardsson, violin; Masumi Per Rostad, viola: Brandon Vamos, cello

Music@Menlo, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Palo Alto, CA

Ludwig van Beethoven

: Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp major, Op. 78

Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

Semperoper, Dresden, Germany

Beethoven: The Sonata Legacy

RCA 87510

Hour 2

Johannes Brahms

: Seven Fantasies: Nos. 1 & 7

Richard Goode, piano

Richard Goode Plays Brahms

Nonesuch 79154

Camille Saint-Saens

: Fantasie in A Major for Violin and Harp, Op. 124

Kristin Lee, violin; Bridget Kibbey, harp

Music@Menlo, Menlo School, Atherton, CA

Igor Stravinsky

: First Scene from The Fairy's Kiss

New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert, conductor

David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY

Tan Dun (arr. Bas Apswoude)

: 8 Memories in Watercolor: Nos. 5 & 8

Amstel Saxophone Quartet

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

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