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May 13, 2008

A conversation with cantus

The male vocal ensemble from Minneapolis stops by the town where they first formed - Northfield, Minnesota - to chat and sing music of Bobby McFerrin and Thomas Tallis, as well as a traditional gospel tune.

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hour 1

  • Astor Piazzolla
    "Milonga en re"
    Violinist Gidon Kremer, pianist Vadim Sakharov and bassist Alois Posch
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    "Egmont" Overture, Op. 84
    The Chamber Orchestra of Europe with conductor Bernard Haitink
    Culture and Congress Center, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    32 Variations on an Original Theme in C Minor, WoO 80
    Pianist Ingrid Fliter
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Tomaso Antonio Vitali
    Chaconne in G Minor
    Violinist Helena Baillie and pianist Julian Riem
    Higginson Room, Symphony Hall, Boston
  • Astor Piazzolla
    "Autumn" and "Spring" from "The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires"
    Violinist Andres Cardenes and the Strings Chamber Orchestra
    Strings in the Mountains Festival, Steamboat Springs, CO

hour 2

  • Traditional
    "I Can't Tarry"
    Boe Memorial Chapel, Northfield, Minnesota
  • Thomas Tallis
    "Lamentations of Jeremiah"
    Boe Memorial Chapel, Northfield, Minnesota
  • Bobby McFerrin
    "Dedicated to My Mother"
    Boe Memorial Chapel, Northfield, Minnesota
  • Felix Mendelssohn
    Third and fourth movements from Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66
    Violinist Julia Fischer, cellist Daniel Muller-Schott and pianist Jonathan Gilad
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Hector Berlioz
    "Rakoczy March"
    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with conductor David Zinman
  • Hector Berlioz
    "Roman Carnival" Overture, Op. 9
    The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Jukka Pekka Saraste
    Oslo Concert Hall, Oslo, Norway
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