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Father and Child

June 15, 2012

Happy Father's Day

It's hard enough to balance work and family life. But for classical musicians who travel a lot, it can be even more difficult. Today, in honor of Father's Day, we'll talk to pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, and find out how fatherhood has changed his life. Andsnes says, "I'm both crying and laughing more easily than before." We'll hear Andsnes in concert in Poland. And the Edmonton Symphony plays Robert Rival's Lullaby, written last year for his newborn son.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Robert Schumann
    Marchenerzahlungen (Fairy Tales) for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, Op. 132
    Harold Wright, clarinet, Nobuko Imai, viola, Harris Goldsmith, piano
  • Gustav Mahler
    Blumine (Bouquet of Flowers)
    The New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert, conductor
    Avery Fisher Hall, New York City
  • David Lang
    Sweet Air, from Child
    Alarm Will Sound, Alan Pierson, director
    Sacrum Profanum Contemporary Music Festival, Krakow, Poland
  • Robert Schumann
    Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood), Op. 15
    Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
    Grand Hall, Royal Castle, Warsaw
  • Michael Praetorius
    Bransle de Village
    Chatham Baroque
    Synod Hall, Oakland, Pennsylvania
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Preludio from Solo Violin Partita No. 3 in E, BWV 1006
    Red Priest
    Temple Beth-El, San Antonio, Texas

hour 2

  • Paul Hindemith
    March from Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
    The San Francisco Symphony, Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
  • Paul McCartney
    Time for Three
    Music from Angel Fire, Las Vegas, New Mexico
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Excerpts from Suite for Lute, BWV 996
    John Williams, guitar
  • Robert Rival
    The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, William Eddins, conductor
    Spring for Music, New York City
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Symphony No. 35 in D, K. 385 (Haffner)
    The San Francisco Symphony, Jeffery Kahane, conductor
    Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
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