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Clarice Assad

February 27, 2015

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 Friday's Performance Today, we'll hear this 18th century-inspired modern music from a concert in San Francisco.

Today's Playlist

hour 1

  • Bela Bartok
    For Children Hungarian Folk Tunes: For Children," Hungarian Folk Tunes, Volume 1: No. 6: Hey, Tulip, Tulip!; No. 25: Laszlo Feher Stole a Horse; No. 26: Go Round, Sweetheart, Go Round; No. 20: Drinking Song; No. 10: Walachian Game; No. 21 Parsley and Celery
    Paul Galbraith, 8-string guitar
    In Every Lake the Moon Shines Full
    Delos 3236
  • Richard Wagner
    Siegfried Idyll
    Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Jaap van Zweden, conductor
    Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX
  • Bela Bartok
    Duos for Two Violins
    Accordo: Ruggero Allifanchini, violin; Kyu-Young Kim, violin
    Christ Church Lutheran, Minneapolis, MN
  • Joseph Jongen
    Deux pieces en trio for Flute, Cello. and Harp, Op. 80
    Sooyun Kim, flute; Nicholas Canellakis, cello; Bridget Kibbey, harp
    The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY

hour 2

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Suite in E minor, BWV 996 : 2. Allemande; 3. Courante
    Jason Vieaux, guitar
    Bach: Works For Lute Vol 1
    Azica 71250
  • Miguel del Aguila
    Concierto en Tango
    Roman Mekinulov, cello; Miguel Del Aguila, piano; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
    Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY
  • Madeleine Dring
    Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano
    Adrian Spence, flute; Nicholas Daniel, oboe; Warren Jones, piano
    Hahn Hall, MAW, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Clarice Assad
    Suite for Lower Strings, based on themes of Bach
    New Century Chamber Orchestra; Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, music director
    Herbst Theatre, San Francisco, CA
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