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Sphinx Performance Academy

October 5, 2010

Transformations™

The Sphinx Academy
The debut of a new weekly series on PT: Transformations™. We'll look at moments, large and small, when music transforms our lives. This week, we'll meet some of the young musicians at the 2010 Sphinx Performance Academy in Chicago, designed to help up-and-coming African-American and Latino string players. Plus, of all the wacky audience-participation traditions at the Proms in London, none tops the British Sea Songs, by Henry Wood. It's the Rocky Horror Picture Show of classical music, with the audience joining in on many levels throughout the piece. We'll hear the audience humming, whistling, singing, crying, and honking along from the 2010 Proms in London.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • William Walton
    March for a History of the English Speaking Peoples
    The English Northern Philharmonia, Paul Daniel, conductor
  • Richard Wagner
    Overture to the Flying Dutchman
    The BBC Concert Orchestra, Paul Daniel, conductor
    The BBC Proms, London, England
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Rondino for Wind Octet
    The BBC Concert Orchestra, Paul Daniel, conductor
    The BBC Proms, London, England
  • Niccolo Paganini
    Moto Perpetuo
    The BBC Concert Orchestra, Paul Daniel, conductor
    The BBC Proms, London, England
  • Ambroise Thomas
    Connais-tu le Pays, from Mignon
    Jennifer Larmore, mezzo-soprano, the BBC Concert Orchestra, Paul Daniel, conductor
    The BBC Proms, London, England
  • Georges Bizet
    Excerpts from L'Arlesienne Suites Nos. 1 and 2
    The BBC Concert Orchestra, Paul Daniel, conductor
    The BBC Proms, London, England

hour 2

  • Transformations
    Students from the Sphinx Performance Academy
  • Edward Elgar
    Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 in G
    The BBC Concert Orchestra, Paul Daniel, conductor
    The BBC Proms, London, England
  • Henry Wood
    Fantasia on British Sea Songs
    The BBC Concert Orchestra, Paul Daniel, conductor
    The BBC Proms, London, England
  • Richard Wagner
    Kaisermarsch
    The BBC Concert Orchestra, Paul Daniel, conductor
    The BBC Proms, London, England
  • Antonin Dvorak
    Humoresque in G-flat, Op. 101, No. 7
    The BBC Concert Orchestra, Paul Daniel, conductor
    The BBC Proms, London, England
  • Giuseppe Verdi
    Celeste Aida
    The BBC Concert Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth, conductor
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    First movement from String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4
    The Reaction String Quartet
    Sphinx Performance Academy, Chicago
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