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Aspen Music Festival

August 16, 2011

Teaching and Learning at Aspen

We tend to refer to it as simply the Aspen Festival or the Aspen Music Festival. But its full name is the Aspen Music Festival and School. Teaching and learning are a huge part of what goes on every summer in Aspen. Today, stories of learning from Aspen, including violinist Sarah Chang getting not only violin lessons, but driving lessons from her teacher, Dorothy DeLay. And cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han teach a master class to Aspen students.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Alexander Borodin
    Scherzo from String Quartet No. 2 in D
    The Emerson String Quartet
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Third movement from Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, BWV 1043
    Daniel Hope and Stefan Jackiw, violins, Festival Musicians
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068
    Daniel Hope, violin and conductor, Festival Musicians
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Joseph Haydn
    String Quartet in D Minor, Hob. III/83, Op. 103
    The Emerson String Quartet
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Frederic Chopin (Arranged by Nathan Milstein)
    Nocturne No. 20 in C-sharp Minor, Op. post.
    Sarah Chang, violin, Sandra Rivers, piano
  • Frederick Delius
    Brigg Fair: An English Rhapsody
    Mark Teplitsky, flute, KC Brazeau, oboe, Jamie Roberts, English horn, the Aspen Concert Orchestra, Christopher Seaman, conductor
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado

hour 2

  • Antonin Dvorak
    Final movement from Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 90 (Dumky)
    Wu Han, piano, Ani Kavafian, violin, David Finckel, cello
    Music@Menlo, Palo Alto, California
  • Heinrich Schutz
    Two Italian Madrigals
    The American Brass Quintet
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Claude Debussy
    Excerpts from Children's Corner
    Orli Shaham, piano
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Cello Sonata in A, Op. 69
    David Finckel, cello, Wu Han, piano
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Frederic Chopin
    Waltz in D-Flat, Op. 64, No. 1
    Ingrid Fliter, piano
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
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