May 20, 2008
when words and music meet
We're devoting the week to the confluence of music and literature. And we'll hear interesting insights on the subject from composer Dominick Argento and bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff before hearing some Argento from Minneapolis and Quasthoff singing Schubert in Berlin.
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"Siete Voi," sextette from "La Cenerentola" ("Cinderella")
Singers Deborah Linn Cole, Oana Andra, Ewa Podles, Lars Lettner, Martin Bruhns and Bernd Hofmann with the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Peter Falk
Fairy Tale No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 20
Pianist Anastasia Markina
Katzin Concert Hall, Tempe, Arizona
"Skogsraet" ("The Wood Nymph"), Op. 15
The Risor Festival Strings with narrator Jorgen Langhelle, pianist Christian Ihle Hadland, and Radovan Vladkovic and Inger Besserudhagen, French horns
Risør Chamber Music Festival, Risor, Norway
"Marchenerzahlungen" ("Fairy Tale Stories"), Op. 132
Clarinetist Todd Levy, violist Scott Lee and pianist Mark Neikrug
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe, New Mexico
"Mother Goose" Suite
The Radio France Philharmonic with conductor Myung-Whun Chung
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
"Parents (December, 1940)" from "From the Diary of Virginia Woolf"
Mezzo-soprano Dame Janet Baker with pianist Martin Isepp
Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis
Overture to "Scenes from Goethe's Faust"
The Cleveland Orchestra with conductor Franz Welser-Most
Severance Hall, Cleveland
Johann Sebastian Bach
Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D Minor
Violinist Eugene Drucker
"Morning on the Ranch" from "The Red Pony"
The St. Louis Symphony with conductor Andre Previn
"Der Lindenbaum" ("The Linden Tree") and "Die Krahe" ("The Crow") from "Winterreise," D. 911
Bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff and pianist Daniel Barenboim