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Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan

January 25, 2013

Weilerstein and Barnatan

The life of a concert artist can be a lonely one, not just socially, but artistically. That's why so many top soloists love playing chamber music as well. Two terrific young soloists recently joined host Fred Child for music and conversation, cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Inon Barnatan. Weilerstein said this about Barnatan, "When you have a really great chamber musician, there's always just so much to bounce off of, to give back, and this is one of the most rewarding things about playing together." Today we'll hear their interview and excerpts from a Rachmaninoff cello sonata.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Leonard Bernstein
    Two Dance Variations from Fancy Free
    The Nashville Symphony, Andrew Morgrelia, conductor
  • Gaspar Sanz
    Xacaras et Canarios
    Xavier Diaz-Latorre, guitar
    Flagey, Brussels, Belgium
  • Anonymous
    Brandeberges, La Represa
    Hesperion XXI
    Fontfroide Music and History Festival, Fontfroide, France
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
    The Nashville Symphony, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
    Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

hour 2

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Fourth movement from Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 14
    Alisa Weilerstein, cello, Inon Barnatan, piano
    Ordway Center, St. Paul
  • Perfchat with Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan
  • Clarice Assad
    Suite for Lower Strings, Based on Themes by Bach
    The New Century Chamber Orchestra, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin and leader
    Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Third movement from Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, BWV 1043
    Daniel Hope and Stefan Jackiw, violins, Darrett Adkins, cello, Kenneth Merrill, harpsichord, Charles Weaver, lute
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Antonin Dvorak
    Sixth movement from Trio in E Minor, Op. 90 (Dumky)
    The Weilerstein Trio
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Masonic Funeral March, K. 477
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
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