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Simone Dinnerstein

May 8, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Sunday is Mother's Day, and we're celebrating a few days early. Today's show features stories of motherhood and the classical music world. How violinist Leila Josefowicz manages life as both a globe-trotting soloist and a single parent, how pianist Simone Dinnerstein (pictured) found common ground in being pregnant and learning Bach's "Goldberg Variations." You'll hear great stories, and great performances, today on PT.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Antonin Dvorak
    "Songs My Mother Taught Me"
    Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber and pianist John Lenehan
  • Aram Khachaturian
    "A Little Song"
    Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber and pianist John Lenehan
  • Bela Bartok
    Allegro Molto from Violin Concerto No. 2, BB 117
    Violinist Leila Josefowicz with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conductor Gustavo Dudamel
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Excerpts from "Goldberg Variations"
    Pianist Simone Dinnerstein
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Music Studio, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Radames Gnattali
    Excerpts from "Suite Retratos"
    The Assad Brothers Guitar Duo
    Travis Park United Methodist Church, San Antonio, Texas
  • George Walker
    "Lyric for Strings"
    The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with conductor Chelsea Tipton
    Martin Luther King, Jr., International Chapel, Atlanta

hour 2

  • Luigi Boccherini
    "Introduction and Fandango"
    The Romeros
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Osvaldo Golijov
    "Lua Descolorida," from "Three Songs"
    Soprano Dawn Upshaw with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conductor Alexander Mickelthwate
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
  • Claude Debussy
    "L'isle Joyeuse" ("The Happy Island")
    Pianist Orli Shaham
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Maurice Ravel
    "Mother Goose" Suite
    The Buffalo Philharmonic with conductor JoAnn Falletta
    Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York
  • Isaac Albeniz
    Guitarist Pepe Romero
  • Isaac Albeniz
    Guitarists Celin and Pepe Romero
    Spivey Hall, Morrow, Georgia
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