May 15, 2009
A Labor of Love
When the Washington National Cathedral approached him to write a new work, Dominick Argento said no. He was grieving the death of his wife, and was done composing. They persisted, suggesting he write a memorial for her. The result was "Evensong - Of Love and Angels." Today, as part of our weekly 21st century feature, we'll hear excerpts from Argento's loving tribute to his wife, soprano Carolyn Bailey.
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Prelude and Fugue in B-Flat, Op. 16, No. 2
Pianist Angela Cheng
Trio in A, Hob. XV:18
The Beaux Arts Trio
Herbst Theater, San Francisco
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 4
Pianist Angela Cheng with the Oberlin Symphony Orchestra and conductor Bridget Reischl
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
Frank Gabriel Campos
"Tarzan's Silent Longing"
Frank Gabriel Campos, trumpet
Setnor Auditorium, Syracuse, New York
Guitarist Ana Vidovic
Spivey Hall, Morrow, Georgia
Romance for Cello and Piano, Op. 69
Cellist Pieter Wispelwey and pianist Paolo Giacometti
Pedro de Escobar
"Virgen Bendita Sin Par"
La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Hesperion XXI with conductor Jordi Savall
Saint Francois de Sales Church, Geneva, Switzerland
Excerpts from "Evensong: Of Love and Angels"
The Cathedral Choral Society Chorus and Orchestra with boy soprano Nelson James LePard Reed, mezzo-soprano Magdalena Wor, and conductor J. Reilly Lewis
Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.
"Pelleas and Melisande Suite," Op. 8
The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra with conductor Tanya Ratner
St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Houston