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Lee Hoiby

March 30, 2011

Remembering Lee Hoiby

On today's program, PT remembers American composer Lee Hoiby who died on Monday at age 85. He was born in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of a used-car salesman. We'll also feature the music of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, who reveled in breaking his father Johann Sebastian Bach's musical rules.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Isaac Albeniz
    El Puerto, from Iberia
    The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
  • Leos Janacek
    Lachian Dances, JW VI/17
    The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Daniel Harding, conductor
    The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • The Piano Puzzler
    This week's contestant is Tom Nicholson from Lynn Center, Illinois
  • David Crittenden
    A Scottish Fantasy
    The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
    International Festival & Institute at Round Top, Round Top, Texas

hour 2

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
    Cello Concerto in A, Wq. 172, H. 439
    Richard Lester, cello, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Roger Norrington, conductor
    Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, England
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
    Sinfonia in G, Wq. 173, H. 648
    The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Roger Norrington, conductor
    Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, England
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
    Third movement from Sonata in G Major Wq 62/19 (H. 119)
    Mikhail Pletnev, piano
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
    Third movement from Sonata in G Major Wq 62/19 (H. 119)
    Mikhail Pletnev, piano
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
    Marcia and Siciliana
    Eliot Fisk, guitar
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
    Sinfonia in E-flat, Wq. 179, H. 654
    The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Roger Norrington, conductor
    Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, England
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