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Bix Beiderbecke

August 29, 2014

Music of the Midwest

"Rock Island Line" is about trains, the Mississippi River, and Bix Beiderbecke: in short, it's a brand-new piece about Davenport, Iowa. On Friday's Performance Today, we'll hear the world premiere of Jacob Bancks' Iowa-inspired piece from a concert by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Charles Gounod
    Concert Waltz from Faust
    Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; David Zinman, conductor
    Delibes/Coppelia/Chopin/Gounod - Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
    Philips 438763
  • Erik Satie (arr. Jeremy Cavaterra)
    Gymnopedie No. 1
    Kevin Kumar, violin; Maia Jasper, violin; Meredith Crawford, viola; Yves Dharamraj, cello; Geoff Osika, bass; Ariana Ghez, oboe; Ben Smolen, flute
    Salastina Music Society, Thayer Hall, The Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Jacob Bancks
    Rock Island Line
    Quad City Symphony Orchestra; Mark Russell Smith, conductor
    Centennial Hall, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
  • Charles Gounod
    Symphony No. 1 in D
    Sinfonietta Riga; Andris Poga, conductor
    Great Guild Hall, Riga, Latvia

hour 2

  • Johann Christian Bach
    Overture in D, "La calamita"
    Netherlands Chamber Orchestra; David Zinman, conductor
    Philips 442275
  • Johann Christian Bach
    Quintet in D Major for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Cello, and Keyboard, Op. 22, No. 1, B76
    Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Toyin Spellman-Diaz, oboe; Theodore Arm, violin; Keith Robinson, cello; Robert Wolinsky, harpsichord
    Music from Angel Fire, Taos Center for the Arts, Taos, NM
  • Alberto Ginastera
    Dances from the Ballet 'Estancia', Op. 8a
    New York Philharmonic; David Robertson, conductor
    Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY
  • Claude Debussy
    Images, Book 1: 1. Reflets dans l'eau; 2. Hommage a Rameau; 3. Mouvement
    Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
    92nd St Y, Theresa L. Kaufman Concert Hall, New York, NY
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