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Clarice Assad

November 24, 2014

Clarice Assad

In 2011, composer Clarice Assad wove together a dozen tunes by Bach. The violas and cellos play the melodies, so it's called the "Suite for Lower Strings, based on themes of Bach." On Monday's Performance Today, we'll hear this 18th century-inspired modern music from a concert in San Francisco.

Today's Playlist

hour 1

  • Mikis Theodorakis
    One Day in May
    Sharon Isbin, guitar
    Dreams of a World
    Teldec 25736
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11, "Gassenhauer"
    Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Gilles Vonsattel, piano; Nicholas Canellakis, cello
    Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
  • Enrique Granados
    Twelve Spanish Dances: Andaluza
    Sharon Isbin, guitar
    Harris Concert Hall, Aspen Music Festival and School, Aspen, CO
  • Francisco Tarrega
    Capricho Arabe
    Sharon Isbin, guitar
    Harris Concert Hall, Aspen Music Festival and School, Aspen, CO
  • Clarice Assad
    Suite for Lower Strings, based on themes of Bach: Movements 1-5
    New Century Chamber Orchestra; Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, music director
    Herbst Theatre, San Francisco, CA

hour 2

  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    Meditation, Op. 72, No. 5
    Andres Diaz, cello; Samuel Sanders, piano
    Russian Romantics for Cello and Piano
    Dorian 90188
  • Francis Poulenc
    Suite Francaise
    University of Texas Wind Ensemble; Jerry Junkin, conductor
    Bates Recital Hall, Butler School of Music, University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op. 64: 3. Valse. Allegro moderato; 4. Finale. Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace
    Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra; Emmanuel Krivine, conductor
    Philharmonie, Luxembourg
  • Marcel Tournier
    Suite for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Harp, Op. 34
    Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Bridget Kibbey, harp; Kristin Lee, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; Dmitri Atapine, cello
    Music@Menlo, Menlo School, CA
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