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Andre Mathieu

November 30, 2012

The Canadian Mozart

Was he the most talented unknown composer of the 20th century? Some called him the Canadian Mozart. Andre Mathieu was an astonishing prodigy as a composer and pianist. He played his own compositions at Carnegie Hall when he was 11. He beat the young Leonard Bernstein in a composition competition when he was 13. But he was also deeply troubled. He withdrew from public life before his 20s, and died, already forgotten, at age 39 in 1968. We'll hear the Tucson Symphony in concert, playing a set of Ballet Scenes by Andre Mathieu. Plus, we'll wrap up our series with pianist Andras Schiff on Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Robert Schumann
    Romance for Oboe and Piano, Op. 94
    Allan Vogel, oboe, Bryan Pezzone, piano
  • Antonio Carlos Jobim
    Stone Flower
    The Assad Brothers Guitar Duo
    Travis Park United Methodist Church, San Antonio, Texas
  • Andre Mathieu
    Ballet Scenes
    The Tucson Symphony Orchestra, George Hanson, conductor
    Tucson Music Hall, Tucson, Arizona
  • Tarik O'Regan
    Maybe We Have Time
    Conspirare, Craig Hella Johnson, director
    St. Martin's Lutheran Church, Austin, Texas
  • Francis Poulenc
    Sonata for Oboe and Piano
    Allan Vogel, oboe, Marc Neikrug, piano
    Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe, New Mexico

hour 2

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