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Thomas Quasthoff

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.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Gioachino Rossini
    "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
  • Nikolai Medtner
    Fairy Tale No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 20
    Pianist Anastasia Markina
    Katzin Concert Hall, Tempe, Arizona
  • Jean Sibelius
    "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
  • Robert Schumann
    "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
  • Maurice Ravel
    "Mother Goose" Suite
    The Radio France Philharmonic with conductor Myung-Whun Chung
    Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

hour 2

  • Dominick Argento
    "Parents (December, 1940)" from "From the Diary of Virginia Woolf"
    Mezzo-soprano Dame Janet Baker with pianist Martin Isepp
    Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis
  • Robert Schumann
    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
  • Aaron Copland
    "Morning on the Ranch" from "The Red Pony"
    The St. Louis Symphony with conductor Andre Previn
  • Franz Schubert
    "Der Lindenbaum" ("The Linden Tree") and "Die Krahe" ("The Crow") from "Winterreise," D. 911
    Bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff and pianist Daniel Barenboim
    Philharmonie, Berlin
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