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Carter Pann

February 26, 2010

The Exhilaration of Skiing, in Music

In Vancouver, the women's slalom is Friday and the men's slalom is Saturday, but the musical Slalom is on Performance Today. Carter Pann is an American composer, and an avid skier. He wrote a ten-minute orchestral piece that he hopes captures the exhilaration of downhill skiing. It's fun, fast, kinetic music, and we'll hear it from a concert by the Dallas Wind Symphony: "Slalom," by Carter Pann.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Georges Bizet
    Carillon from L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1
    The French National Orchestra with conductor Seiji Ozawa
  • Carter Pann
    The Dallas Wind Symphony with conductor Jerry Junkin
    Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas
  • Claude Debussy
    Images for Orchestra
    The French National Orchestra with conductor Daniele Gatti
    Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Paris, France

hour 2

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Excerpts from Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011
    Cellist Lynn Harrell
  • Claude Debussy
    Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin
    92nd Street Y, New York City
  • Manuel de Falla
    Ritual Fire Dance, from El Amor Brujo
    The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
    92nd Street Y, New York City
  • Stephen Paulus
    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
    Cellist Lynn Harrell with the Grand Teton Festival Orchestra and conductor Donald Runnicles
    Grand Teton Music Festival, Teton Village, Wyoming
  • Frederic Chopin
    Chant Polonaise No. 5 (My Joys)
    Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin
    Union College, Schenectady, New York
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