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Mike Marshall

May 7, 2014

Mike Marshall

American mandolin virtuoso Mike Marshall is a big fan of both bluegrass and Bach. So when the New Century Chamber Orchestra asked him to write a new piece, he drew on these two musical styles for inspiration. On Wednesday's Performance Today we'll hear the resulting piece, Marshall's Mandolin Concerto No. 1.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Overture to La Clemenza di Tito
    The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House; Nicholas McGegan, conductor
    The Mozart Experience
    Conifer 55031
  • Jean-Fery Rebel
    Sonata in d minor
    Trio Settecento: Rachel Barton Pine, baroque violin; John Mark Rozendaal, viola da gamba; David Schrader, harpsichord
    Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music, Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  • The Piano Puzzler
    This week's contestant is Susan Liebeskind from Atlanta, GA
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
    Artosphere Festival Orchestra; Corrado Rovaris, conductor
    Great Hall, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

hour 2

  • Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf
    Sinfonia in A minor, "The Delirium of the Composers": 4. Presto
    Failoni Orchestra; Uwe Grodd, conductor
    Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf Sinfonias
    Naxos 8553975
  • Alexander Borodin
    Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
    Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra; Jere Flint, Music Director and Conductor
    Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA
  • Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf
    Quartet No. 5 in E-flat major for Strings, K. 195
    Jupiter String Quartet
    Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, NY
  • Mike Marshall
    Mandolin Concerto No. 1
    Mike Marshall, mandolin; New Century Chamber Orchestra; Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, music director
    Herbst Theatre, San Francisco, CA
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