October 8, 2008
an impressionable age
Impressionism was all the rage in France a hundred years ago, but it didn't really catch on in America. Today on the show we'll be exploring impressionism - from both sides of the Atlantic. You may not be familiar with American impressionist composer Charles Griffes. We'll hear two of his works plus music by those more famous impressionists, Manuel de Falla and Maurice Ravel.
Two Lieder from "Liebesfruhling"
Mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter and pianist Helene Grimaud
"The Nocturnal Dances of Don Juan Quixote"
Cellist Katharina Gross with the Salzburg Chamber Soloists
First Plymouth Church, Lincoln, Nebraska
"The Piano Puzzler"
This week's contestant is Jonathan Magness from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pianist Natasa Veljkovic
Kolarac Hall, Belgrade, Serbia
Ennio Morricone and Francois Dompierre
"Once Upon a Time...the Devil"
Violinist Angele Dubeau and La Pieta
"Barcarolle" and "The Night Winds"
Pianist Stephen Beus
International Keyboard Institute and Festival, New York City
Manuel de Falla
Three selections from "Popular Spanish Songs"
Violinist Angèle Dubeau and La Pieta
Performing Arts Center, Athens, Georgia
Music from "Daphnis and Chloe," Suites No. 1 and No. 2
The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Pietari Inkinen
Grand Studio, Hanover, Germany