May 11, 2009
What's in a Name?
While he was composing it, the working title for one of Aaron Copland's most beloved works was simply, "Ballet for Martha." Martha was Martha Graham, and just before it premiered, the ballet got its name, "Appalachian Spring." We'll hear music from "Appalachian Spring" on today's show, courtesy of the Cleveland Orchestra and conductor James Gaffigan.
"Puttin' on the Ritz"
Pianist Paul Bisaccia
"Barbara Allen," from "Mountain Songs"
Violinist Ian Swensen and guitarist Marc Teicholz
Occidental Community Church, Occidental, California
Suite from "Appalachian Spring"
The Cleveland Orchestra with conductor James Gaffigan
Severance Hall, Cleveland
"Vol de Nuit" ("Night Flight")
The Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Andrei Boreyko
Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
Soprano Twyla Robinson and pianist Ted Taylor
Spivey Hall, Morrow, Georgia
Finale from Symphony No. 89 in F
The Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century with conductor Franz Bruggen
William Grant Still
Suite for Violin, "Mother and Child"
Violinist Danielle Belen Nesmith with the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra and conductor Tito Munoz
Sphinx Competition, Detroit
Excerpts from Serenade No. 1 in D, Op. 11
The Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic with conductor Franz Bruggen
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands