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James Galway

August 20, 2013

A Flutist Who Likes to Stay Busy

Flutist Sir James Galway is 73 years old now, and some think he's playing better than ever. He's sold more than 30 million albums. He has a big beautiful home looking out across a lake in Switzerland. Galway could easily relax. But what's he doing right now? Galway just finished leading an intensive two week long flute festival and now he's busy rehearsing for a big concert tour. On Tuesday's Performance Today we'll hear from the flutist who likes to stay busy. Sir James Galway and friends play a set of three tunes from Ireland in concert in Athens, Georgia.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Franz Schubert
    Marche Militaire in D major Op. 51, No. 1, D733
    Philharmonia Orchestra; Sir Charles Groves, conductor
    Sir Charles's Precious Music Box
    Denon 73674
  • David Overton
    Three Irish Folk Songs - 1. Spinning wheel, 2. She moved through the fair, 3. The star of the county down
    Sir James Galway, flute; Michael McHale, piano; Arianna Warsaw-Fan, violin; Laura Lutzke, Violin II; Philip Kramp, viola; Meta Weiss, cello
    Hodgson Concert Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA
  • Franz Schubert
    Fantasy in F minor, Op. 103, D. 940
    David Jalbert, Wonny Song, piano four-hands
    Saint James United Church; Montreal, Canada
  • Leonard Bernstein
    Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano
    Morgenstern Trio - Catherine Klipfer, piano; Stefan Hempel, violin; Emanuel Wehse, cello
    Kunstraum Klosterkirche, Traunstein

hour 2

  • Fritz Kreisler
    Leibesleid
    Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin; Sandra Rivers, piano
    It Ain't Necessarily So...
    EMI 54576
  • Salamone Rossi
    Sinfonia #3 - Canzon per sonar, Sonata duo decima, Gagliarda detta Narciso
    Piffaro - Christa Patton, schalmei; Greg Ingles, sackbut; Tom Zajac, sackbut; Bob Wiemken, dulcian
    Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA
  • Richard Strauss
    Metamorphosen, TrV 290
    New Century Chamber Orchestra; Nadja Solerno-Sonnenberg, music director
    Center for Performing Arts, Atherton, CA
  • Dmitri Shostakovich
    Symphony no. 6, Mvmt 3. Presto
    Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra; Hugh Wolff, conductor
    Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, CO
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