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March 29, 2011

The Road to Carnegie Hall

Ask any New York City police officer how you get to Carnegie Hall and they'll tell you: "Practice, man. Practice." On today's show, timpanist Jonathan Haas takes us inside his practice studio to demonstrate how to get a full, round tone without annoying the neighbors. We'll hear him perform a concerto for timpani by Georg Druschetzky and music from the first English folk revival, Delius' Brigg Fair.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Claude Debussy
    Clair de Lune
    Janine Jansen, violin, Itamar Golan, piano
  • Joseph Haydn
    Second movement from Trio in G for Mandolin, Viola, and Cello
    Chris Thile, mandolin, Paul Neubauer, viola, Fred Sherry, cello
    Chamber Music Northwest, Portland, Oregon
  • The Punch Brothers
    The Eleventh Reel
    The Punch Brothers
    Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
  • Maurice Ravel
    Violin Sonata in G
    Janine Jansen, violin, Inon Barnatan, piano
    International Chamber Music Festival, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • Richard Strauss
    Macbeth, Op. 23, TrV 163
    The Orchestra of the Suisse Romande, Marek Janowski, conductor
    Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland

hour 2

  • The Art of Practicing, with Jonathan Haas
    The Art of Practicing
  • Claude Debussy
    Ondine, from Preludes, Book 2
    Conrad Tao, piano
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Frederick Delius
    Brigg Fair: An English Rhapsody
    The Aspen Concert Orchestra, Christopher Seaman, conductor
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams
    The Running Set
    The Bournemouth Sinfonietta, George Hurst, conductor
  • Georg Druschetzky
    Concerto for Oboe, Eight Timpani, and Orchestra
    Gordon Hunt, oboe, Jonathan Hass, timpani, the Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Harold Farberman, conductor
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