June 29, 2009
Poetry and Glass
The Miro String Quartet and poet Matthea Harvey appeared together at this year's White Pine Festival in Stillwater, Minnesota as part of the Poetry Radio Project. The music was Philip Glass' String Quartet No. 5. Harvey's poem, interwoven with the music, brought out images of water and glass, and the remoteness of the natural world. On today's show, we'll hear this memorable performance of words and music.
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Ludwig van Beethoven
Last movement from String Quartet Op. 18, No. 4
The Miro String Quartet
"The Enchanted Lake," Op. 62
The National Philharmonic of Russia with conductor Vladimir Spivakov
Worcester Music Festival, Worcester, Massachusetts
String Quartet No. 5
The Miro String Quartet with poet Matthea Harvey
White Pine Music Festival, Stillwater, Minnesota
"Into Thy Hands, I Commend My Spirit"
The Vox Vocal Ensemble with conductor George Steel
Church of St. Mary the Virgin, New York City
"After a Dream"
Cellist Marilyn de Oliveira and pianist Becky Billock
Brechemin Auditorium, Seattle
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23
Pianist Alexander Toradze with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Gianandrea Noseda
Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, Sweden
Manuel de Falla
"Nana," from "Popular Spanish Songs"
Violinist Andres Cardenes and pianist David Deveau
Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Rockport, Massachusetts
Guitarist Juuso Nieminen
Parkening International Guitar Competition, Malibu, California
"Noctuelles," from "Miroirs"
Pianist Alexander Toradze
Second movement from Fiddle Concerto, arranged for solo violin
Violinist Mark O'Connor
Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia