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Trio Mediaeval

December 7, 2012

Transcendental Music

It's long been known that music has the ability to help transport us out of our daily lives. It's one of the reasons so many of us listen to it. In today's show, we have a whole hour of music about other realms of being, and higher planes of existence. "Visions of Another World," by Karim Al-Zand, "Music of the Spheres," by Josef Strauss, and a Transcendental Etude by Franz Liszt. Plus an ethereal Norwegian vision of heaven from the women of Trio Mediaeval (pictured).

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    First movement from Piano Sonata No. 16 in C, K. 545
    Mitsuko Uchida, piano
  • Johann Friedrich Fasch
    Trumpet Concerto in D
    David Washburn, trumpet, and friends
    Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Domenico Scarlatti
    Sonata in B Minor, K. 27
    Sara Daneshpour, piano
    Frederic Chopin Society, St. Paul
  • Hugo Wolf
    Italian Serenade in G
    The Escher String Quartet
    Music@Menlo, Palo Alto, California
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K. 488
    Mitsuko Uchida, piano and conductor, the Cleveland Orchestra
    Severance Hall, Cleveland

hour 2

  • Traditional (Arranged by Linn Andrea Fuglseth)
    I Know of a Heavenly Stronghold
    Trio Mediaeval
    Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul
  • Karim Al-Zand
    Visions from Another World
    The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, conductor
    The Church of St. John the Divine, Houston
  • Franz Liszt
    Transcendental Etude No. 11, S. 139 (Evening Harmonies)
    Roberto Plano, piano
    The Frederic Chopin Society, St. Paul
  • Josef Strauss
    Music of the Spheres
    The Vienna Philharmonic, Daniel Barenboim, conductor
    Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
  • Gustav Holst
    Mercury, the Winged Messenger, from the Planets
    The CSR Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Leaper, conductor
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Cavatina from String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat, Op. 130
    The Pacifica Quartet
    Music@Menlo, Palo Alto, California
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