Weekend of June 6, 2009
The Laughter of the Universe
Composer Osvaldo Golijov's search for beauty in life and in his music is on-going. He likens it to "the laughter of the universe." On today's show, we'll hear the beauty of the color blue in Golijov's new work, "Azul." Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is among the soloists in this performance with Jeffrey Kahane and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Plus, we'll hear from one of the finalists at the Van Cliburn Competition, Bulgarian Evgeni Bozhanov.
Allegro from Cello Sonata in D Minor for Cello and Piano
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax
Third movement from Piano Quintet in F Minor
Pianist Evgeni Bozhanov with the Takacs Quartet
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Fort Worth, Texas
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, accordionist Michael Ward-Bergeman, and percussionists Jamey Haddad and Keita Ogawa with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and conductor Jeffrey Kahane
Royce Hall, Los Angeles
Excerpts from "Early Works"
The Ives Quartet
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Windsor, California
Traditional (Arranged by Michael Neaum)
"The Water of Tyne"
The San Francisco Girls Chorus with conductor Susan McMane
Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco
Ludwig van Beethoven
March for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 45
Pianists Cecile Licad and Mieczyslaw Horszowski
Marlboro Festival, Marlboro, Vermont
Concerto Grosso Op. 3, No. 11, RV 565
The Australian Chamber Orchestra with violinist and conductor Richard Tognetti
Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, California
String Quartet in E-flat, Op. 64, No. 6
Musicians from Marlboro
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with conductor Antonio Pappano
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands